Fantastic Fest 2013: JODOROWSKY'S DUNE Wins Audience Award, THE DIRTIES, THE CONGRESS, and AFFLICTED Also Cited

Peter Martin, Managing Editor

Before a packed audience, the awards for Fantastic Fest 2013 were handed out tonight in Austin, Texas, USA. Here is the prepared statement by the festival with the announcement:

Fantastic Fest is pleased to announce this year's Fantastic Fest Award winners. It has been an outstanding year for features & 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 M6800 Covet mobile workstation with AMD FirePro™ M6100 graphics. The Fantastic Corpse short film premiered prior to the presentation of the "Next Wave" awards. Dell and AMD worked with creative content company Arts + Labor to bring five filmmakers to create one short film, each filming an equal part.

AUDIENCE AWARD (Presented by Maxwell Locke & Ritter)
Jodorowsky's Dune (director Frank Pavich)

"NEXT WAVE" SPOTLIGHT COMPETITION PRESENTED BY DELL PRECISION
Best Picture: The Dirties (director Matt Johnson)

Best Director: Oren Carmi (Goldberg and Eisenberg)

Best Screenplay: James Byrkit (Coherence)

Best Actor: Yorick van Wageningen (The Resurrection Of A Bastard)

Best Actress: Swantje Kohlhof (Nothing Bad Can Happen)

FANTASTIC FEATURES
Best Picture: The Congress (director Ari Folman)

Best Director: David Perrault (Our Heroes Died Tonight)

Best Screenplay: Ari Folman (The Congress)

Best Actor: Svein André Hofsø Myhre (Detective Downs)

Best Actress: Robin Wright (The Congress)

HORROR FEATURES
Best Picture: Afflicted (directors Derek Lee and Clif Prowse)

Best Screenplay: Derek Lee and Clif Prowse (Afflicted)

Best Director: Derek Lee and Clif Prowse (Afflicted)

Best Actor: Jason David Brown (Septic Man)

Best Actress: Julia Garner (We Are What We Are)

GUTBUSTER COMEDY FEATURES
Best Picture: Why Don't You Play In Hell (director Sion Sono)

Best Director: Sion Sono (Why Don't You Play In Hell)

Best Screenplay: Kankurô Kudô (Maruyama The Middle Schooler)

Best Actor: Fuku Suzuki (Kid's Police)

Best Actress: Qi Shu (Journey To the West: Conquering The Demon)

DOCUMENTARY FEATURES
Best Picture: Jodorowsky's Dune (director Frank Pavich)

Best Director: Shaul Schwarz (Narco Cultura)

SHORT FUSE: HORROR SHORTS
Winner: Remember Me (director Jean-François Asselin)
Runner-up: Perfect Drug (director Toon Aerts)

FANTASTIC SHORTS
Winner: Beasts In The Real World (director Sol Friedman)
Runner-up: My Pain Is Worse Than Your Pain (director Adam Hall)

DRAWN AND QUARTERED: ANIMATED SHORTS
Winner: The Sad House (director Sofia Catalina Carrillo Ramírez)

Runner-up:Kick-Heart (director Masaaki Yuasa)

FANTASTIC ARCADE
Best In Show: Samurai Gunn (developed by Technopants)

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