THE BODY, CITADEL Win Big at Paris International Fantastic Film Festival

Brian Clark, European Editor
According to the team responsible for the Paris International Fantastic Film Festival, "going to see horror and fantastic films on the big screen today is a militant act." This quote from the awards press release should give you a decent idea of the programmers and organizers' passion and dedication for genre film. This isn't a festival where you just show your ticket, zone out and watch Silent Hill: Revelations on closing night. At PIFFF, twenty faceless nurses terrorized spectators as they made their way to the theater.

Similarly, the festival called in the heavy hitters from France's fantastic film scene to chair their jury, including Xavier Gens (Frontier(s), The Divide) and Pascal Laugier (Martyrs, The Tall Man). Their choices, along with those of the short film jury and the audience are below. Congratulations to all.

International Competition Jury - Nicolas Boukhrief, Xavier Gens, Pascal Laugier, Julien Carbon et Laurent Courtiaud

Jury Prize: International Competition:
The Body (Oriol Paulo)
Special Jury Mention: The Cleaner (Adrian Saba)
Best International Short Film: Exit (Daniel Zimbler)

French Short Film Jury - Anaïs Bertrand (producer), Eddy Brière (cinematographer),
Rodolphe Chabrier (Special Effects Supervisor at Mac Guff), Abel Ferry (director) 

Best French Short Film:
Nostalgic Z (Carl Bouteiller)
Special Jury Prize: Food Elle (Corentin Quiniou)

Ciné + Frisson Jury - Myriam Hacène and Christophe Commeres

Special Prize: The Body (Oriol Paulo)
Special Prize for Short Film: Nostalgic Z (Carl Bouteiller)

Audience Awards

Best Feature:
Citadel (Ciaran Foy)
Best French Short Film: Nostalgic Z (Carl Bouteiller)
Best International Short Film: Record/Play (Jesse Atlas)

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  • mightyjoeyoung

    "Best Feature: Citadel (Ciaran Foy)"
    I have been curious about this one.....shall be interesting to see if it´s that good.
    Thanks for the list Mr Clark.

  • Brian Clark

    You're in for a treat!

  • mightyjoeyoung

    Really?
    Well, we´ll see.....sounds like my type of movie though.

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