ANTISOCIAL, GRAVITY, SOULMATE Among La Samain Du Cinema Fantastique Winners
La Samain du Cinema Fantastique is becoming one of France's go-to genre film festivals, running over the Halloween weekend in the Southern city of Nice. With the festival's fourth edition now wrapped up, it's time to announce the winners of this year's awards.
Familiar names litter the announcement. Alfonso Curan's Gravity took home a couple awards including the Grand Prix. Canadian social media-anchored horror flick Antisocial by Cody Calahan, and Axelle Carolyn's Soulmate won the writing honors. And H.P. Mendoza's I Am A Ghost took home Best Movie and Best Director.
Read the press release for the full list of all the winners, including more Canadian stuff. Huzzah!
2013 EDITIONLE PALMARESBetween thrills and sueurs froides, the fourth edition of the festival of La Samain du cinema fantastique was held in Nice, Cote d'Azur from 22 October to 2 November 2013. Praised by many public (sold out screenings of films competing attests), this festival - with a total attendance of 5,775 people for this edition - is recognized by his peers (Fantastic Fest, Frightfest, Screamfest), and now considered as a rendez-vous for lovers of genre cinema during the Halloween period in France. Among the highlights of this edition, the Zombie Walk of Nice totalizes a record with 900 zombies walking on the new Central Park (recently opened) from the city of Nice.GRAND PRIX - AUDIENCE PRIZEGRAVITY by Alfonso Cuaron (USA)BEST MOVIE - PRIX DU PUBLICI AM A GHOST by H.P. Mendoza (USA)BEST DIRECTOR - AUDIENCE PRIZEI AM A GHOST by H.P. Mendoza (USA)BEST SCREENPLAY - AUDIENCE PRIZEANTISOCIAL by Cody Calahan (Canada)SOULMATE by Axelle Carolyn (United Kingdom)BEST SPECIAL EFFECTS - AUDIENCE PRIZEGRAVITY by Alfonso Cuaron (USA)BEST INTERNATIONAL SHORT - AUDIENCE PRIZEPENNY DREADFUL by Shane Atkinson (USA)BEST EUROPEAN SHORT - AUDIENCE PRIZEHOTEL by Jose Luis Aleman (Spain)BEST HORROR MOVIEALL CHEERLEADERS DIE by Lucky McKee & Chris Sivertson (USA)BENEATH by Ben Ketai (USA)JURY's PRIZE - BEST INTERNATIONAL SHORTFROST by Jeremy Ball (Canada)HONORABLE MENTION - INTERNATIONAL SHORTTHE OFFERING by Christian Sparks (Canada)JURY's PRIZE - BEST EUROPEAN SHORTHOTEL by Jose Luis Aleman (Spain)HONORABLE MENTION - EUROPEAN SHORTSKOM by Christophe Deroo (France)
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