Fantastic Fest is pleased to announce this year’s Fantastic Fest Award winners. It has been an outstanding year for features and shorts, making the job of honoring a select crop all the more difficult, but our esteemed team of jurors have done the nearly impossible and chosen the best films of the festival.
“We really gave our jury members a tough job this year. We have no idea how they were able to choose between so many amazing films,” Festival Director Lisa Dreyer said. “We are so appreciative to all our filmmakers for sharing their phenomenal films with our audience, and the Jurors’ choices truly embody the wild and wonderful cinematic excellence we love to champion at Fantastic Fest.”
“MAIN COMPETITION” FEATURES
Best Picture: LA PIETÀ directed by Eduardo Casanova
Best Director: Ali Abassi for HOLY SPIDER
“NEXT WAVE” FEATURES
Best Picture: THE FIVE DEVILS directed by Léa Mysius
Best Director: Thomas Hardiman for MEDUSA DELUXE
Best Picture: PIGGY directed by Carlota Pereda
Best Directors: Mike Mendez, Demian Rugna, Eduardo Sanchez, Gigi Saul Guerrero & Alejandro Brugués for SATANIC HISPANICS
SHORTS WITH LEGS
Best Picture: HUBBARDS directed by Kevin Ralston
Special Mention: ALEGRÍAS RIOJANAS directed by Velasco Broca
Best Picture: RINGWORMS directed by Will Lee
Special Mention: GNOMES directed by Ruwan Heggelman
Best Picture: THE DIAMOND directed by Vedran Rupic
Special Mention to A MAN TREMBLES directed by Mark Chua, Lam Li Shuen (Emoumie)
DRAWN AND QUARTERED
Best Picture: A GUITAR IN THE BUCKET directed by Boyoung Kim
Special Mention to HAPPY NEW YEAR, JIM directed by Andrea Gatopoulos
THE MENU directed by Mark Mylod
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