ANTISOCIAL, GRAVITY, SOULMATE Among La Samain Du Cinema Fantastique Winners

Andrew Mack, Contributing Writer
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 EDITION 
LE PALMARES 
Between 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 PRIZE 
GRAVITY by Alfonso Cuaron (USA) 

BEST MOVIE - PRIX DU PUBLIC 
I AM A GHOST by H.P. Mendoza (USA) 

BEST DIRECTOR - AUDIENCE PRIZE 
I AM A GHOST by H.P. Mendoza (USA) 

BEST SCREENPLAY - AUDIENCE PRIZE 
ANTISOCIAL by Cody Calahan (Canada) 
SOULMATE by Axelle Carolyn (United Kingdom) 
 
BEST SPECIAL EFFECTS - AUDIENCE PRIZE 
GRAVITY by Alfonso Cuaron (USA) 
 
BEST INTERNATIONAL SHORT - AUDIENCE PRIZE 
PENNY DREADFUL by Shane Atkinson (USA) 
 
BEST EUROPEAN SHORT - AUDIENCE PRIZE 
HOTEL by Jose Luis Aleman (Spain) 
 
BEST HORROR MOVIE 
ALL CHEERLEADERS DIE by Lucky McKee & Chris Sivertson (USA) 
BENEATH by Ben Ketai (USA) 
 
JURY's PRIZE - BEST INTERNATIONAL SHORT 
FROST by Jeremy Ball (Canada) 
 
HONORABLE MENTION - INTERNATIONAL SHORT 
THE OFFERING by Christian Sparks (Canada) 
 
JURY's PRIZE - BEST EUROPEAN SHORT 
HOTEL by Jose Luis Aleman (Spain) 
 
HONORABLE MENTION - EUROPEAN SHORT 
SKOM by Christophe Deroo (France) 
 
 
The fifth edition of la Samain du cinéma fantastique will be held from october 28 to november 1, 2014. Follow the estival on www.SamainFilmFestival.com
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