Fantasia Audience Award Winners Announced

Todd Brown, Founder and Editor

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 Twitch 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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