Fantastic Fest

Fantastic Fest 2015 Award winners

 

Another Fantastic Fest is in the books and this year was as exciting as ever. The films are always the main focus here at HMU and believe us this year they did not disappoint. The question looms of which of the films stood out and that can be answered with the yearly award winners. Last week that announcement was made and we have the results for you ahead. Make sure you keep a close eye on all these titles as announcements of distribution and release dates will be coming shortly.

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.

The audience awards are presented by accounting firm Maxwell Locke & Ritter (http://www.mlrpc.com/) who provided the certified tabulation of ballots this year and are the exclusive accounting sponsor of Fantastic Fest.  Dell Precision is the presenter of the prestigious “Next Wave” Award, which honors emerging filmmakers.  The winners of the “Next Wave” feature awards are presented with a new Dell Precision mobile workstation.  

AUDIENCE AWARD – Presented by Maxwell Locke & Ritter

1st Place: GREEN ROOM directed by Jeremy Saulnier

2nd Place: LIZA THE FOX FAIRY directed by Károly Ujj Mészáros

3rd Place: STAND BY FOR TAPE BACK-UP directed by Ross Sutherland

“NEXT WAVE” SPOTLIGHT COMPETITION – Presented By Dell Precision

Best Picture: DER BUNKER directed by Nikias Chryssos

Best Director: Can Evrenol for BASKIN

FANTASTIC FEATURES

Best Picture: THE CLUB

Best Director: Duke Johnson & Charlie Kaufman for ANOMALISA

HORROR FEATURES

Best Picture: DEMON

Best Director: Joe Begos for THE MIND’S EYE

COMEDY FEATURES

Best Picture: THE BRAND NEW TESTAMENT

Best Director: Anders Thomas Jensen for MEN & CHICKEN

DOCUMENTARY FEATURES

Best Picture: MAN VS SNAKE

Best Director: Heath Cozens for DOGLEGS

SHORT FUSE: HORROR SHORTS

Best Picture: SISTER HELL

Best Director: Ryan Spindell for THE BABYSITTER MURDERS

FANTASTIC SHORTS – Presented by Chiller

Best Picture: MOVIES IN SPACE

Best Director: Jeremy David White for ENHANCED

SHORTS WITH LEGS

Best Picture: TRIAL RUN

Best Director: Alice Waddington for DISCO INFERNO

FANTASTIC MARKET | MERCADO FANTASTICO PITCHES

1st Place: THE DUMP by Fernando Montes de Oca and Xavier Sánchez Mercado

2nd Place: PARADISE HILLS by Alice Waddington

3rd Place: EL GIGANTE by Gigi Saul Guerrero

FANTASTIC ARCADE

Best in Show: SECRET LEGEND developed by Andrew Shouldice

Audience Award Winner: SUPER RUSSIAN ROULETTE developed by Andrew Reitano

KING OF SHAKEYFACE

Robert Ha

FANTASTIC BUMPER COMPETITION – Presented by SourceFedNERD

THE JURY directed by Joe Nicolosi

 

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