Fantastic Fest 2010 Announces the Fantastic Fest Awards

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Fantastic Fest 2010 Announces the Fantastic Fest Awards

Austin, TX— Monday, September 27, 2010— Fantastic Fest is excited to announce this year’s crop of Fantastic Fest titles includes some of the brightest and hardest-hitting films of all time. We’ve seen a psycho-kinetic tire, a secret ninja, a town invaded by 8-bit enemies, and a family of cannibals that you might consider going home with. It’s a terrible task to pick favorites and single out any of the magnificent films, but our esteemed team of jurors have done the nearly impossible and chosen the best and most striking films of the festival.

The juries were comprised of some of the most esteemed filmmakers, critics, festival directors and show biz people in the industry. Their thoughtful deliberations provided the following acknowledgments of cinematic excellence in all things Fantastic:

The audience awards are presented by accounting firm Maxwell Locke & Ritter, who provided the certified tabulation of ballots this year. AMD and Dell are the presenters of prestigious “Next Wave” Awards, which honor emerging filmmakers.


Bedevilled (Jang Cheol-so)

Runners Up: Golden Slumber, Rubber, Ip Man 2


Best Picture: 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: Ji Sung-won (Bedevilled)


Best Picture: Kidnapped

Best Director: Miguel Ángel Vivas (Kidnapped)

Best Screenplay: Simon Barrett (A Horrible Way to Die)

Best Actor: A J Bowen (A Horrible Way to Die)

Best Actress: Amy Seimetz (A Horrible Way to Die)


Best Picture: Sound of Noise

Best Director: Pablo Trapero (Carancho)

Best Screenplay: Shion Sono and Yoshiki Takahashi (Cold Fish)

Best Actor: Stellan Skarsgård (Somewhat Gentle Man)

Best Actress: Martina Gusman (Carancho)


Best Horror Short: Legend of Beaver Dam (Jerome Sable)

Honorable Mention – Best Potential: Deus Irae (Pedro Cristiani)


Best Fantastic Short: Sorry…I Love You (Leticia Dolera)


Best Animated Short: Teclópolis (Javier Mrad)

About Fantastic Fest

Dubbed “The Geek Telluride” by showbiz bible Variety, Fantastic Fest is the largest genre film festival in the United States, showcasing eight days of offbeat cinema from independents, international filmmakers and major Hollywood studios. The 2009 edition hosted over 70 world, U.S. and regional premieres of the latest sci-fi, horror, fantasy and cult films from around the world.

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