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Fantastic Fest
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Official Fantastic Fest logo
Status Active
Genre Film festival
Location(s) Austin, Texas
Country United States
Organized by Alamo Drafthouse and Ain't It Cool News
Website
http://www.fantasticfest.com/

Fantastic Fest is an annual film festival in Austin, Texas. It was founded in 2005 by Tim League of Alamo Drafthouse, Harry Knowles of Ain't It Cool News, Paul Alvarado-Dykstra, and Tim McCanlies, writer of The Iron Giant and Secondhand Lions.

Origins[edit]

Fantastic Fest founders Tim League & Harry Knowles with Cole Dabney at the 2010 Fantastic Fest.

The festival focuses on genre films such as horror, science fiction, fantasy, action, Asian, and cult. The festival takes place in September at the Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar, filling three screens for eight days and hosting many writers, directors and actors, both well established and unknown. A notable feature of this festival is the inclusion of "special screenings" by Knowles. For these screenings, the audience often does not know what the film will be until seated, moments before it begins.[citation needed] It also features many themed parties, outings, food/film "feasts", and other events that are signature hallmarks of the original Alamo Drafthouse Cinema. In 2007, Variety publisher Charles Koones included Fantastic Fest as one of "ten festivals we love".[1] In 2008, Moviemaker named Fantastic Fest "one of the 25 film festivals worth the entry fee".[2]

Festivals by year[edit]

2005[edit]

The 2005 festival was only three days long, October 6–9. Screened films included Feast, Wolf Creek, and Zathura. The official sponsors of the 2005 festival were: Milkshake Media, KOOP Radio, The Austin Chronicle, Jackson Walker L.L.P., and Independence Brewery.

Premieres[edit]

US premieres

Texas premieres

Special screenings[edit]

Retrospective screenings[edit]

The theme of the 2005 Retrospective series was "Post Apocalyptic Cinema", and included

Special events[edit]

The special effects team from The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe installed a display of costumes, creatures and props from the Narnia film. Legendary make-up and effects supervisor Howard Berger presided over a special effects Q&A.

2006[edit]

The 2006 festival was expanded to 8 days and held September 21–28.

Premieres[edit]

World premiere

US premieres

Texas premieres

Special screenings[edit]

Retrospective screenings[edit]

There were 3 retrospective series:

The first paid homage to cult midnight films and included

The second was presented by cult author Jack Stevenson and included

And the third was a retrospective of the action/crime films of director Ram Gopal Varma, featuring

There was also Meltdown Memoirs, a documentary about the making of Street Trash, which also played.

Award Winners[edit]

Horror Jury Awards, for excellence in the Horror Genre[3]

Serving on the Horror jury were Jay Slater of FilmThreat.com, Edwin Neal of The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, Peter Martin of Twitch.com, and Chris Cargill of AintItCoolNews.com.

Short Film Jury Awards

  • Best of Show - The Listening Dead
  • Best Short Form - Cost of Living
  • Best Long Form - Rogairi (Villains)
  • Best Animated - If I Had a Hammer
  • Best Comedy - They're Made Out of Meat

Serving on the Short Film Jury were Brian Satterwhite, Jay Knowles and Chris Cargill, all of AintItcoolNews.com.

Fantastic Fest Jury Awards, for excellence in films outside the Horror Genre

Serving on the Fantastic Fest Jury Awards were Christian Hallman of the Lund International Fantastic Film Festival, Wiley Wiggins of Dazed and Confused and Waking Life, and Scott Weinberg of Fearnet and Cinematical.com.

Audience Awards

Highlights[edit]

  • A notable highlight for the audience occurred when Mel Gibson walked into the theater.
  • Closing night party was Undead Till Dawn, a vampire themed dance party
  • There was a special screening timed with the release of 42nd STREET FOREVER VOLUME 5: ALAMO DRAFTHOUSE EDITION where every trailer was shown in 35mm

2007[edit]

The 2007 festival was held September 20–27. In 2007, Fantastic Fest became a supporting member of the Melies European Federation of Fantastic Film Festivals (EFFFF) and helped to found the North American Fantastic Festival Alliance, along with Fantasia in Montreal, and Dead Channels in San Francisco. The official sponsors of the 2007 Fantastic Fest were: AMD, Stella Artois, AT&T, Twitch.com, B-Side, Rue Morgue, Fangoria, and Mondo Macabro.

Premieres[edit]

World premieres

US premieres

Texas premieres

Special screenings[edit]

Retrospective screenings[edit]

The Nikkatsu action series featured films mainly never before shown theatrically in the United States:

Award winners[7][edit]

AMD Next Wave Award, for excellence by an up-and-coming new filmmaker

Horror Jury Award, for excellence in the Horror genre

Fantastic Fest Jury Award, for excellence outside of the Horror genre

Horror Shorts Award

  • Gold Medal - "In the Wall"
  • Silver Medal - "The Fifth"
  • Bronze Medal - "Far Out"

Animated Shorts Award

Fantastic Shorts Award

  • Gold Medal - "Waiting For Yesterday"
  • Silver Medal - "Sniffer"
  • Bronze Medal - "Suityman"

Audience Award

Highlights[edit]

  • Shooting shotguns with the "Next Wave" directors
  • Impromptu Karaoke party and "Fantastic Feud" game show
  • Watching pornography (Japanese pinku Uncle's Paradise) in the suburban front yard of festival director Tim League's house
  • Q&A by director Uwe Boll and star Zack Ward after a screening of Postal

2008[edit]

Fantastic Fest 2008 was held September 18–25.

Premieres[edit]

World premieres

US premieres

Texas premieres

Special screenings[edit]

Retrospective screenings[edit]

There was an Ozploitation retrospective featuring Australian exploitation films from the 70s and 80s:

And the documentary Not Quite Hollywood about Ozploitation in the golden age.

There was also a sampling of Japanese "pinku" titles, including

Award winners[9][edit]

AMD Next Wave Award for excellence by an up-and-coming new filmmaker

AMD Fantastic Fest Online

Horror Features, for excellence in the Horror genre

Fantastic Features, for excellence outside of the Horror genre

Horror Shorts

Fantastic Shorts

  • Gold Medal - "The Object"
  • Silver Medal - "Spandex Man"
  • Bronze Medal - "Stagman"
  • Special Jury Award for Visual Invention - "Rojo Red"

Animated Shorts

  • Gold Medal - "Bernie's Doll"
  • Silver Medal - "Muto"
  • Bronze Medal - "Violeta"
  • Special Jury Award for Technical Merit - "The Facts in the Case of Mr. Hollow"

Highlights[edit]

  • Director Nacho Vigalondo covering his face with honey and shooting himself with a confetti cannon following the screening of his short films.
  • The "shaky-face" badge photos required attendees to submit a picture of themselves taken while violently shaking their heads back and forth. This resulted in some very unusual portraits.
  • The Fantastic Debates pitted film lovers against one another in spirited arguments about "Horror Remakes — Reinvented Classics, or Modern Abominations" and the like. Debators unable to resolve their differences with words then stepped into the boxing ring to settle things with fists.
  • Closing party, sponsored by the film City of Ember was held at Longhorn Caverns. Bill Murray attended.
  • 100 Best Kills Party
  • Donkey Punch Boat Party
  • The Fantastic Feud (Team USA wins!)
  • Michael Jackson: Thrill the World - an attempt to break the world record for largest synchronized Thriller dance
  • Smokin' Karaoke Apocalypse Party 2008 - live band karaoke

2009[edit]

The 2009 festival was held September 24–October 1. It was the first year of the Fantastic Fest Lifetime Achievement Award, given to director Jess Franco. The official sponsors of the 2009 Fantastic Fest were: Real D, G4, Dark Sky Films, Best Buy, Stella Artois, Jeremiah Weed, Ain't It Cool News, and Alamo Drafthouse Cinema.

Premieres[edit]

World premieres

U.S premieres

Texas premieres

Special screenings[edit]

Retrospective screenings[edit]

A retrospective of the films of Jess Franco in support of his lifetime achievement award:[13]

Award winners[14][edit]

Next Wave Award, for excellence by an up-and-coming new filmmaker

Horror Jury Award, for excellence in the Horror genre

Fantastic Fest Jury Award, for excellence outside of the Horror genre

Horror Shorts Award

  • Best Horror Short – "Full Employment" (Thomas Oberlies, Matthias Vogel)
  • Special Mention – "Excision" (Richard Bates, Jr.)

Fantastic Shorts Award

  • Best Fantastic Short – "Terminus" (Trevor Cawood)
  • Special Jury Award – "Next Floor" (Denis Villeneuve)

Animated Shorts Award

Audience Award

Highlights[edit]

  • Watching Uwe Boll fight Alamo Drafthouse owner Tim League at the Fantastic Debates
  • Chaos Reigns!
  • Brutus and Balzaak Bash party celebrating Gentlemen Broncos opening night party
  • Shooting machine guns
  • 100% medically accurate Q&A by director Tom Six after his film Human Centipede
  • Opening of the HighBall, the official Fantastic Fest party-place/bowling alley/bar
  • Double 3D Dance Party at the Highball
  • The Future of 3D: Panels and Presentations event
  • The Michael Jackson Dance Party
  • Sake, Shochu and Karaoke: Meet the Japanese! - party at Highball
  • Return of the Fantastic Feud (and win by Team USA!)

2010[edit]

The 2010 festival was held September 23–Sept 30. It was the first year of the Fantastic Arcade, a showcase of independent video games.[15] The presenting sponsors of the 2010 Fantastic Fest were: Dell, AMD, RealD, Ambhar Tequila, FearNet.com, PlayStation and Qriocity.[16]

Premieres[17][18][19][edit]

World premieres

International premieres

US premieres

Texas premieres

Special screenings[edit]

Retrospective screenings[edit]

Live Performances

Award Winners[20][edit]

The Dell/AMD Next Wave Award, for excellence by an up-and-coming new filmmaker

  • Best Feature: We Are What We Are
  • Best Director: Thomas Cappelen Malling (Norwegian Ninja)
  • Best Screenplay: Jorge Michel Grau (We Are What We Are)
  • Best Actor: Mads Ousdal (Norwegian Ninja)
  • Best Actress: Seo Young-hee (Bedevilled)

Horror Jury Award, for excellence in the Horror genre

  • Best Horror Feature: Kidnapped
  • Best Horror Director: Miguel Angel Vivas (Kidnapped)
  • Best Horror Screenplay: Simon Barrett (A Horrible Way to Die)
  • Best Horror Actor: A J Bowen (A Horrible Way to Die)
  • Best Horror Actress: Amy Seimetz (A Horrible Way to Die)

Fantastic Fest Jury Award, for excellence outside of the Horror genre

  • Best Fantastic Feature: The Sound of Noise
  • Best Fantastic Director: Pablo Trapero (Carancho)
  • Best Fantastic Screenplay: Sion Sono and Yoshiki Takahashi (Cold Fish)
  • Best Fantastic Actor: Stellan Skarsgard (A Somewhat Gentle Man)
  • Best Fantastic Actress: Martina Gusman (Carancho)

Horror Shorts Award

  • Best Horror Short – "Legend of Beaver Dam" (Jerome Sable)
  • Special Mention – "Deus Irae" (Pedro Cristiani)

Fantastic Shorts Award

  • Best Fantastic Short – "Sorry... I Love You" (Leticia Dolera)

Animated Shorts Award

  • Best Animated Short – "Teclopolis" (Javier Mrad)

Audience Award

  • Audience Award, Best Feature: Bedevilled (Jang Cheol-soo)
  • Audience Award, Honorable Mention: Ip Man 2
  • Audience Award, Honorable Mention: Rubber
  • Audience Award, Honorable Mention: Golden Slumber

Highlights[edit]

  • Boys Choir singing the theme from Let Me In at opening night
  • Tim League boxing Michelle Rodruigez (Girl Fight, Avatar)
  • Bill Pullman, Elijah Wood and The Rza singing karaoke
  • Whole Roasted Cow and 500,000 volts of electricity at the Closing Night Party
  • 100 Best Kills party
  • 30 Days of Night Flashlight Dance Party
  • Criterion "Chaos Reigns" Karaoke Party
  • Fantastic Arcade Awards Ceremony/Starcade Competition
  • Datapop 4.0 Arcade Closing Night Party
  • The FearNet Fantastic Feud (Team USA wins again!)
  • Geeks Who Drink presents The Fantastic Fest Quiz!
  • Nerdeoke!
  • Karaoke Apocalypse with live band!
  • Opening Night Party 80s Dance Party and MC Frontalot Live

2011[edit]

The 2011 Fantastic Fest film festival was held September 22–29, 2011.

Premieres[21][22][23][edit]

World premieres

  • Calibre 9 - Q&A with director Jean-Christian Tassy and Producer Axel Guyot
  • The Human Centipede 2: Full Sequence - (opening night film) - director Tom Six, Producer Ilona Six, and Actors Ashlynn Yennie, Laurence Harvey, Maddi Black, Katherine Templar, and Emma Lock in attendance
  • Manborg - writer/director/producer Steve Kostanski, co-writer/actor Jeremy Gillespie, and actor Adnrea Carr in attendance
  • Penumbra
  • The Squad - Q&A with director Jaime Osorio Marquez
  • Zombie Ass

International premieres

US premieres

Texas premieres

Special screenings[edit]

Retrospective screenings[edit]

Award Winners[24][edit]

Audience Award

  • A Boy And His Samurai (Yoshihiro Nakamura)
  • Runners Up: You're Next, Juan Of The Dead

AMD & Dell "Next Wave" Spotlight Competition

  • Best Picture — Bullhead
  • Best Director — Michael R. Roskam (Bullhead)
  • Best Screenplay — Josh MacDonald (The Corridor)
  • Best Actor — Matthias Schoenaerts (Bullhead)
  • Best Actress — Jessica Cole (Aardvark)
  • Special Jury Award for Boldness Of Vision: Beyond The Black Rainbow

Horror Features

  • Best Picture — You're Next
  • Best Director — Adam Wingard (You're Next)
  • Best Screenplay — Simon Barrett (You're Next)
  • Best Actor — Sean Harris (A Lonely Place To Die)
  • Best Actress — Sharni Vinson (You're Next)

Fantastic Features

  • Best Picture — Milocrorze: A Love Story
  • Best Director — Noboru Iguchi (Karate Robo Zaborgar)
  • Best Screenplay — Olafur Egilsson, Grimur Haonarson (Summerland)
  • Best Actor — Julián Villagrán (Extraterrestrial)
  • Best Actress — Sawa Masaki (Underwater Love)

Gutbuster Comedy Features

  • Best Picture – Clown
  • Best Director — Steffen Haars, Flip Van Der Kuil (New Kids Turbo)
  • Best Screenplay — Casper Christensen, Frank Hvam (Clown)

Short Fuse: Horror Shorts

  • Winner: "How To Rid Your Lover Of A Negative Emotion Caused By You" (Nadia Litz)
  • Runner-up: "The Unliving" (Hugo Lilj)
  • Special Jury Award for Outstanding Achievement in Special Effects and General Badassery: "Brutal Relax" (David Muñoz, Rafa Dengrá, Adrián Cardona)

Fantastic Shorts

  • Best Fantastic Short: "Decapoda Shock" (Javier Chillón)
  • Runner-up: "All Men Are Called Robert" (Marc-Henri Boulier)
  • Special Jury Mention for Acting: Robert Picardo ("The Candidate")

Drawn and Quartered: Animated Shorts

  • Best Animated Short: "Last Norwegian Troll" (Pjotr Sapegin)
  • Runner-up: Lazarov ("NIETOV")

Highlights[edit]

  • James Quinn McDonagh versus Tim League at the Fantastic Fest Debates
  • The opening night film Human Centipede 2 had an ambulance on standby outside and handed out barf bags[25]
  • Opening night party in celebration of Human Centipede 2 with live music from The Charles Edward Cheese band
  • Fantastic Feud (Team USA continues win streak over Team International)
  • Fantastic Arcade ran from Sept. 22, 2011 through Sept. 24th, 2011
  • Japan Night: Chaos Reigns Karaoke Party
  • 100 Best Kills featuring the best of audience submitted movie deaths
  • Karaoke Apocalypse - karaoke with a live band
  • Fantastic Trivia presented by Geeks Who Drink
  • Fantastic Fest Closing Night Party: Superhero Carnival - featuring Aquaman’s Ocean, The Flash’s Mountain Race Challenge, Batman’s Boxing Battle, Spider-man’s Wall of Webbing, Superman’s House of Flight and carnival food

2012[edit]

The 2012 Fantastic Fest Film Festival took place September 20–27, 2012. This was the last year Fantastic Fest was held at the Highball and South Lamar theater before it was all remodeled.

Premieres[26][27][28][29][30][31][32][edit]

World premieres

International premieres

US premieres

Texas premieres

Austin premieres

Special screenings[edit]

Retrospective screenings[edit]

  • The Entity (1982) Repertory Screening as part of the House of Psychotic Women series
  • The Mafu Cage (1978) Repertory Screening as part of the House of Psychotic Women series
  • Miami Connection (1987) - Q&A with actor/producer Grandmaster YK and actors Joe Diamond, Maurice Smith, Angelo Jannotti, and Vince Hirsch
  • Secret Ceremony (1968) Repertory Screening as part of the House of Psychotic Women series
  • The Shining (1980) - played simultaneously back and forth over each other
  • Wake in Fright (1971)

Award Winners[33][edit]

'Audience Award

  • I Declare War (dir. Robert Wilson & Jason Lapeyre)

AMD "Next Wave" Spotlight Competition

  • Best Picture: Flicker (dir. Patrik Eklund)
  • Best Director: Charles de Lauzirika (Crave)
  • Best Screenplay: Max Porcelijn (Plan C)
  • Best Actor: Michael Eklund (Errors of the Human Body)
  • Best Actress: Alina Levshin (Combat Girls)

Fantastic Features

  • Best Picture: Vanishing Waves (dir. Kristina Buozyte)
  • Best Director: Kristina Buozyte (Vanishing Waves)
  • Best Screenplay: Bruno Samper, Kristina Buozyte (Vanishing Waves)
  • Best Actor: Rene Bitorajac (Vegetarian Cannibal)
  • Best Actress: Jurga Jutaite (Vanishing Waves)

Horror Features

  • Best Picture: Here Comes the Devil (dir. Adrián García Bogliano)
  • Best Screenplay: Adrián García Bogliano (Here Comes the Devil)
  • Best Director: Adrián García Bogliano (Here Comes the Devil)
  • Special mention: Hajime Ohata (Henge)
  • Best Actor: Francisco Barreiro (Here Comes the Devil)
  • Best Actress: Laura Caro (Here Comes the Devil)
  • Special mention: Katherine Isabel (American Mary)

Gutbuster Comedy Features

  • Best Picture: New Kids Nitro (dir. Steffen Haars & Flip Van der Kuil)
  • Best Director: Dario Russo (Danger 5)
  • Best Screenplay: John Mitchell (The History of Future Folk)
  • Best Actor: Chapman To (Vulgaria)
  • Best Actress: Rina Takeda (Dead Sushi)

Documentary Features

  • Best Picture: The American Scream (dir. Michael Stephenson)
  • Best Director: Rodney Ascher (Room 237)

Short Fuse: Horror Shorts

  • Winner: "At The Formal" (Andrew Kavanagh, Australia)
  • Runner-up: "The Sleepover" (Chris Cullari, USA)

Fantastic Shorts

  • Winner: "Record/Play" (Jesse Atlas, USA)
  • Runner-up: "Love" (Kaveh Nabatian, Canada)

Drawn and Quartered: Animated Shorts

  • Winner: "Bendito Machine IV" (Jossie Malis, Spain)
  • Runner-up: "Tram" (Michaela Pavlátová, Czech Republic)

Highlights[edit]

  • Front of Drafthouse Lamar painted up for Frankenweenie world premiere
  • Special Frankenweenie screening for dogs and their owners[34]
  • Chaos Reigns Karaoke Party with reunited Dragon Sound at the Highball
  • Opening night Monsters Ball where attendees were encouraged to wear their favorite silver screen monster costume
  • "The American Scream" Homemade Haunted House
  • Datapop party celebrating 8-Bit music and culture for Fantastic Arcade
  • "Hellfjord" Norwegian Party
  • Tim League fighting YK Kim at the Fantastic Debates
  • Closing night party was Red Dawn themed. The Austin American Legion was decorated as a maximum-security prison with free prison tattoos and head shaving
  • Fantastic Feud (Team International first victory over Team USA)

2013[edit]

The 2013 festival was hosted for the first time at the brand new Alamo Drafthouse Lakeline location from September 19–26.

Premieres[35][36][37][38][39][edit]

World premieres

North American premieres

US premieres

Texas premieres

Austin premieres

Special screenings[40][edit]

Retrospective screenings[edit]

Award Winners[41][edit]

Audience Award

  • Best Documentary: Jodorowsky’s Dune (director Frank Pavich)
  • Best Narrative Feature: Blue Ruin (director Jeremy Saulnier)

"Next Wave" Spotlight

  • Best Picture: The Dirties (director Matt Johnson)
  • Best Director: Oren Carmi (Goldberg and Eisenberg)
  • Best Screenplay: James Ward Byrkit (Coherence)
  • Best Actor: Yorick van Wageningen (The Resurrection Of A Bastard)
  • Best Actress: Swantje Kohlhof (Nothing Bad Can Happen)

Fantastic Features

  • Best Picture: The Congress (director Ari Folman)
  • Best Director: David Perrault (Our Heroes Died Tonight)
  • Best Screenplay: Ari Folman (The Congress)
  • Best Actor: Svein André Hofsø Myhre (Detective Downs)
  • Best Actress: Robin Wright (The Congress)

Horror Features

  • Best Picture: Afflicted (directors Derek Lee and Clif Prowse)
  • Best Director: Derek Lee and Clif Prowse (Afflicted)
  • Best Screenplay: Derek Lee and Clif Prowse (Afflicted)
  • Best Actor: Jason David Brown (Septic Man)
  • Best Actress: Julia Garner (We Are What We Are)

Gutbuster Comedy Features

  • Best Picture: Why Don’t You Play In Hell (director Sion Sono)
  • Best Director: Sion Sono (Why Don’t You Play In Hell)
  • Best Screenplay: Kankurô Kudô (Maruyama The Middle Schooler)
  • Best Actor: Fuku Suzuki (Kid’s Police)
  • Best Actress: Qi Shu (Journey To the West: Conquering The Demon)

Documentary Features

  • Best Picture: Jodorowsky’s Dune (director Frank Pavich)
  • Best Director: Shaul Schwarz (Narco Cultura)

Short Fuse: Horror Shorts'

  • Winner: Remember Me (director Jean-François Asselin)
  • Runner-up: Perfect Drug (director Toon Aerts)

Fantastic Shorts

  • Winner: Beasts In The Real World (director Sol Friedman)
  • Runner-up: My Pain Is Worse Than Your Pain (director Adam Hall)

Drawn and Quartered: Animated Shorts

  • Winner: The Sad House (director Sofia Catalina Carrillo Ramírez)
  • Runner-up: Kick-Heart (director Masaaki Yuasa)

Fantastic Arcade

  • Best In Show and Audience Choice: Samurai Gunn (developed by Teknopants)

Highlights[42][edit]

  • Danger Gods!: The True Daredevils of Hollywood Legend - live stunt show
  • Fantastic Arcade Panels and Tournaments
  • Fantastic Fest Opening Night Party: MACHETE DON’T STOP
  • Fantastic Fest presents Doug Loves Movies
  • Chaos Reigns!!! Karaoke Party
  • The Fantastic Debates Presented By Man of Tai Chi
  • Cards Against Humanity Happy Hour
  • Fantastic Arcade: VideoHeroeS Tournament and Arcade Awards
  • You Guys Like Tequila?: The Fantastic Arcade After Party
  • Nerd Rap Throwdown
  • Fantastic Feud (win by Team USA)
  • Fantastic Trivia presented by Geeks Who Drink
  • Metal Meltdown with Karaoke Apocalypse - live band karaoke
  • Fantastic Fest Closing Night Party

2014[edit]

The 2014 festival returned to the Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar location from September 18-25 for the 10 year anniversary

Premieres[43][44][45][edit]

World premieres

North American premieres

US premieres

Texas premieres

Austin premieres

Special screenings[edit]

Retrospective screenings[46][edit]

Award Winners[47][edit]

Audience Award

  • The Tale of Princess Kaguya (director Isao Takahata)

"Next Wave" Spotlight

  • Best Picture: It Follows (director David Robert Mitchell)
  • Best Director: Miroslav Slaboshpitsky (THE TRIBE)
  • Best Screenplay: David Robert Mitchell (IT FOLLOWS)
  • Best Actor: Lou Taylor Pucci (SPRING)
  • Best Actress: Amy Everson (FELT)

Fantastic Features

  • Best Picture: ALLELUIA (director Fabrice Du Welz)
  • Best Director: Fabrice Du Welz (ALLELUIA)
  • Best Screenplay: Tetsuya Nakashima, Miako Tadano and Nobuhiro Monma (THE WORLD OF KANAKO)
  • Best Actor: Laurent Lucas (ALLELUIA)
  • Best Actress: Lola Dueñas (ALLELUIA)

Horror Features

  • Best Picture: THE BABADOOK (directed Jennifer Kent)
  • Best Screenplay: Jennifer Kent (THE BABADOOK)
  • Best Director: Martín De Salvo (DARKNESS BY DAY)
  • Best Actor: Noah Wiseman (THE BABADOOK)
  • Best Actress: Essie Davis (THE BABADOOK)

Gutbuster Comedy Features

  • Best Picture: DEAD SNOW 2: RED VS DEAD (director by Tommy Wirkola)
  • Best Director: Hans Petter Moland (IN ORDER OF DISAPPEARANCE)
  • Best Screenplay: Vegar Hoel, Stig Frode Henriksen and Tommy Wirkola (DEAD SNOW 2: RED VS DEAD)
  • Best Actor: Pål Sverre Hagen (IN ORDER OF DISAPPEARANCE)
  • Best Actress: Sylvia Hoeks (BROS BEFORE HOS)

Documentary Features

  • Best Picture: KUNG FU ELLIOT (director Jaret Belliveau)
  • Best Director: Tim Grabham, Jasper Sharp (THE CREEPING GARDEN)

Short Fuse: Horror Shorts'

  • Winner: THE STOMACH directed by Ben Steiner
  • Runner-up: INVADERS directed by Jason Kupfer

Fantastic Shorts

  • Winner: THE VOICE THIEF directed by Adan Jodorowsky
  • Runner-up: MY FATHER IS A BIRD (director Boaz Debby) and SOLITUDO (director Alice Lowe)

Drawn and Quartered: Animated Shorts

  • Winner: THE CHAPERONE (director Fraser Munden)
  • Runner-up: DAY 40 (director Sol Friedman)

Fantastic Arcade

  • Best in Show: BANANA CHALICE (developed by Kyle Reimergartin)

Mercado Fantastico

  • Gold Prize: HAVANA VAMPIRE TERRITORY (director Carlos Lechuga) and THE TURNED (director Andrés Rosende)
  • Silver Prize: FIERCE (director Francisco Lorite)
  • Bronze Prize: HURT (director Pablo Proenza)
  • Special Jury Mention for "Keeping the Spirit of the 80's Alive": THE SHADOWDWELLERS (producer Erick Salomon)
  • Jury Award for Work in Progress, and Chemistry Award: FRONDOSO EDEN DEL CORAZON (director Juan Manuel Fodde)
  • Morbido/Latam Consultation Award: EAT ME (director David Michán)


Highlights[48][49][50][51][edit]

  • Maltin’s Game Tournament hosted by Leonard Maltin
  • The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail
  • Fantastic Debates
  • Nerd Rap Throwdown
  • Opening Night: 10th Birthday Armageddon (featuring food fight and human piñata)
  • Fantastic Feud (Winner: Team USA)
  • Fantastic Arcade
  • Chaos Reigns! Karaoke Party
  • Metal Meltdown with Karaoke Apocalypse
  • Fantastic Fest ABCs of Closing Night Party


Other genre film festivals[edit]

Notes[edit]

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  2. ^ MovieMaker, Spring 2008.
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  4. ^ Mike Jones (2007-09-27). ""There Will Be Blood" screens at Fantastic Fest". Variety.com. Retrieved 2010-06-27. 
  5. ^ Kernion, Jette (2007-10-12). "Fantastic Fest Review: Timecrimes". Cinematical. Retrieved 2010-06-27. 
  6. ^ The Hollywood Reporter, 19 January 2008.
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