Talk to Me, The Sacrifice Game, Satan Wants You, & more win Fantasia Film Festival audience awards!


A couple weeks ago, the Fantasia International Film Festival announced the films that won jury prizes at the 27th edition of the show, which recently came to a close. Yesterday, our own Tyler Nichols shared his list of favorite films from this year’s Fantasia festival. Now Fantasia has unveiled the list of audience award winners, with wins going to films like Talk to Me, The Roundup: No Way Out, Kurayukaba, and Satan Wants You, among others. The full list can be seen below:

Best International Feature

Gold: TALK TO ME (Australia, d. Danny & Michael Philippou)

Silver: LATE NIGHT WITH THE DEVIL (USA, d. Cameron & Colin Cairns)

Bronze: HUNDREDS OF BEAVERS (USA, d. Mike Cheslik)

Best Asian Feature

Gold: THE ROUNDUP: NO WAY OUT (South Korea, d. Lee Sang-yong)

Silver: RIVER (Japan, d. Junta Yamaguchi)

Bronze: PHANTOM (South Korea d. Lee Hae-young)

Best Animated Feature

Gold: KURAYUKABA (Japan, d. Shigeyoshi Tsukahara)

Silver: THE CONCIERGE (Japan, d. Yoshimi Itazu)

Bronze: THE FIRST SLAM DUNK (Japan, d. Takehiko Inoue)

The DGC Audience Award for Best Canadian Film (Narrative or Documentary)

SATAN WANTS YOU (Canada, d. Steve J. Adams & Sean Horlor) – This year’s Audience Awards kicked off the inaugural DGC Award for Best Canadian Feature of Documentary. The Director’s Guild of Canada will be awarding the director(s) of the best Canadian film or documentary a cash prize of $2500. So Adams and Horlor have some money coming to them!

Best International Short

Gold: GET AWAY (USA, d. Michael Gabriele)

Silver: LOLLYGAG (USA, d. Tij D’oyen)

Bronze: DEAD ENDERS (USA, d. Fidel Ruiz-Healy & Tyler Walker)

Best Asian Short

Gold: FOREIGNERS ONLY (Bangladesh, d. Nuhash Humayun)

Silver: SHOULDER (South Korea, d. Kim Jaehyung)

Bronze: NIGHT OF THE BRIDE (India, d. Virat Pal)

Best Animated Short

Gold: HERMIT ISLAND (Hungary, d. Gábor Mariai)

Silver: ARCHITECT A (South Korea, d. Lee Jonghoon)

Bronze: JELLY (Canada, d. Robin Budd)

Best Canadian Feature

Gold: THE SACRIFICE GAME (Canada, d. Jenn Wexler)

Silver: MY ANIMAL (Canada, d. Jacqueline Castel)

Bronze: DAUGHTER OF THE SUN (Canada/USA, d. Ryan Ward)

Best Canadian Short

Gold: WHITE NOISE (Canada, d. Tamara Scherbak)

Tied for Silver: COLIN CARVEY’S LONG HALLOWEEN (Canada, d. Aaron Peacock)
Tied for Silver: *666 (Canada, d. Abby Falvo)

Tied for Bronze: #BOSSBABE (Canada, d. Kassy Gascho)
Tied for Bronze: DEMON BOX (Canada, d. Sean Wainsteim)

Best Quebec Feature

Gold: WE ARE ZOMBIES (Canada, d. François Simard, Anouk Whissell, Yoann-Karl Whissell)

Silver: LES CHAMBRES ROUGES (Canada, d. Pascal Plante)

Bronze: RICHELIEU (Canada, d. Pier-Philippe Chevigny)

Best Quebec Short


Silver: IF (Canada, d.Didier Charette)

Bronze: BEAT IT (Canada, d. Thomas Lorber)

Additional jury awards:

Prix L’écran fantastique

RESTORE POINT (Czech Republic, d. Robert Hloz)

Prix mon premier fantasia – Shorts

Poulain D’or: LA COLLINE AUX CAILLOUX (Sweden/France d. Marjolaine Perreten)

Poulain D’argent: QUE SE PASSE-T-IL AVEC LE CIEL? (Spain, d. Irene Iborra)

Poulain de bronze: LOST IN THE LAUNDRY (Canada, d. Salem Preusse)

Special Mention: BEDTIME STORY (Mexico/Russia, d. Nadia Samarina)

What do you think of this list of the audience awards winners at the 27th edition of the Fantasia International Film Festival? Let us know by leaving a comment below.

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