Fantasia Audience Award Winners Announced

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Fantasia Audience Award Winners Announced

The 2009 edition of Montreal's Fantasia Festival has announced their complete list of Audience Awards winners, a list that includes a whole lot of ScreenAnarchy faves and more than a few films that will soon be screening here in Toronto as part of Toronto After Dark. Here's the complete list.

Best Asian Film
Gold: LOVE EXPOSURE (Japan) – Sion Sono
Silver: IP MAN (Hong Kong) – Wilson Yip
Bronze: THIRST (South Korea) – Park Chan-wook

Best International Film
Gold: 8th WONDERLAND (France) – Nicolas Alberny, Jean Mach
Silver: Ex-aequo
EMBODIMENT OF EVIL (Brazil) – Jose Mojica Marins
MUST LOVE DEATH (Germany) – Andreas Schaap
Bronze: BLACK (France) – Pierre Laffargue

Best Quebec Film
Gold: SANS DESSEIN – Caroline Labrèche, Steeve Léonard
Silver: THE ANTE – Max Perrier
Bronze: CRAWLER – Sv Bell

Best Animated Film
HELLS (Japan) – Yoshiki Yamakawa

Guru Prize for Most Energetic Film of the Festival
Gold: YATTERMAN (Japan) – Takashi Miike
Silver: IP MAN (HK) – Wilson Yip
Bronze: ex-aequo
VAMPIRE GIRL VS FRANKESTEIN GIRL (Japan) – Naoyuki Tomomatsu, Yoshihiro Nishimura
FIREBALL (Thailand) – Thanakorn Pongsuwan

Most Innovative Film (Short or Feature)
Gold: LOVE EXPOSURE (Japan) – Sion Sono
Silver: 8th WONDERLAND (France) – Nicolas Alberny, Jean Mach
Bronze: Ex-Aequo
GENIUS PARTY BEYOND (Japan) – Mahiro Maeda, Koji Morimoto, Kazuto Nakazawa, Shinya Ohira, Tatsuyuki Tanaka
MUST LOVE DEATH (Germany) – Andreas Schaap

Best Documentary
BEST WORST MOVIE (USA) – Michael Paul Stephenson

Best Short Film
Gold: THE HORRIBLY SLOW MURDERER WITH THE EXTREMELY INEFFICIENT WEAPON (USA) – Richard Gale
Silver: HIDDEN LIFE OF THE BURROWING OWL (USA) – Mike Roush
Bronze: ex-aequo
CENCOROLL (Japan) – Atsuya Uki
MORTIFIED (England) – Robert Nevitt

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James MarshAugust 3, 2009 5:59 PM

Dead chuffed to see Love Exposure snatching up some top awards - it really is something special. Congrats!

mondocurryAugust 4, 2009 4:03 AM

Love Exposure take over. It rocked NYAFF, glad to see it did the same at Fantasia. This movie should really get a North American theater run aside from the festivals. Totally captivating, toally mind blowing. Compared to other movies from Japan that have been released in theaters because they were supposedly interesting for things like the entire cast speaking broken 'Western' English, or someone wearing a George Bush mask in what is more or less a porno, this is such a more worth while movie experience.

sitenoiseAugust 4, 2009 6:12 AM

The only problem I have with "Love Exposure" taking gold all over the place is I CAN'T SEE IT. Damn! I'm going to have to watch "Noriko's Dinner Table" againg just to stave off the jones.