[Fantasia '13] ‘Curse of Chucky’ Wins Audience Award; ‘Big Bad Wolves’ For Best Film!

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After Tuesday night’s sold-out screening of the Canadian premiere of The World’s End, presented by director Edgar Wright and actor Nick Frost, the Fantasia International Film Festival can confirm record attendance numbers this year, boasting more than 125,000 festival-goers for its 17th edition, surpassing last year’s record of 109,000 (a 15% increase). Over the course of its three-week film marathon, it presented over 131 features from 31 countries and more than 220 shorts from across the globe.

With the festival now at a close, Fantasia announced a full list of this year’s prize-winners.

PRIZE-WINNERS


New Flesh Award for Best First Feature: CHEAP THRILLS, pictured, by E.L. Katz

Cheval Noir Award for Best Film: BIG BAD WOLVES by Aharon Keshales and Navot Papushado

Best Director: Hou Chi-Jan for WHEN A WOLF FALLS IN LOVE WITH A SHEEP

Best Screenplay: Aharon Keshales and Navot Papushado for BIG BAD WOLVES

Best Actor: Cho Jae-hyun for THE WEIGHT by Jeon Kyu-hwan

Best Actress: Nathalie Boutefeu for LES GOUFFRES by Antoine Barraud

Audience Awards:


Best Asian Feature:
Gold HK/FORBIDDEN SUPER HERO by Yuichi Fukuda
Silver LESSON OF THE EVIL by Takashi Miike
Bronze HOW TO USE GUYS WITH SECRET TIPS by Lee Wonsuk

Best International Feature:
Gold CURSE OF CHUCKY by Don Mancini (pictured above, with event photos below)
Silver OXV: THE MANUAL by Darren Paul Fisher
Bronze BROKEN CIRCLE BREAKDOWN by Felix Van Groeningen

Best Canadian or Quebec Feature:
LES 4 SOLDATS by Robert Morin

Best Animation Feature:
THE GARDEN OF WORDS by Makoto Shinkai

Guru Prize For Most Energetic Film:
Gold HK/FORBIDDEN SUPER HERO by Yuishi Fukuda

Most Innovative Film:
OXV: THE MANUAL by Darren Paul Fisher

Best Short Film:
Gold LE CHEVREUIL by Rémi St-Michel
Silver L’ÉTRANGER by Olaf Svenson
Bronze JACK ATTACK by Antonio Padovan and Bryan Norton

Best Documentary:
REWIND THIS! by Josh Johnson

Below are images from the World Premiere of Curse of Chucky.

 
  • Austin

    This movie just keeps getting better and better, so far there are at least 5 reviews and none of them bad, a ending with a surprise cameo and now this, this movie is on a rampage and it hasn’t even been released yet, man I can’t wait for oct. 8!!!

    • ThunderDragoon

      Couldn’t have said it better myself! :D

    • Richard

      Yeah I think now that this news is popping up EVERYWHERE, it’s filling people in with more info. I’m trying to spread the news as well that this movie is not just going to be a direct to dvd quality film, and people are like “REALLY?! We’ll have to see.” Should be good and I hope this movie continues to do good with critics.

    • Bouncy X

      ending with surprising cameo? i dont wanna be spoiled so please nobody answer me but….could my joke about the original andy actor showing up in the final mins be true? lol