Fantastic Fest has announced this year’s awards winners. Vanishing Waves was the big non-horror, non-comedy winner by picking up four awards including Best Feature, Best Director (Kristina Buozyte), Best Screenplay (Bruno Samper, Buozyte), and Best Actress (Jurga Jutaite). On the horror side, Here Comes the Devil pulled a sweep by winning Best Picture, Best Director (Adrián García Bogliano), Best Screenplay (Bogliano), Best Actor (Francisco Barreiro), and Best Actress (Laura Caro). It’s worth noting that special mentions in the horror category went to Hajime Ohata (Best Screenplay) and Katherine Isabel (Best Actress). Finally, the Audience Award went to I Declare War (a film I found quite charming), the well-directed and funny Flicker won the “New Wave” Spotlight competition, The American Scream won Best Documentary, and New Kids Nitro won Best Comedy.
Hit the jump for a full list of winners, and click here for all of our Fantastic Fest 2012 coverage.
Continuing on with our coverage of the latest films announced for the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival, we’ve got some new images from films playing under the Vanguard banner (ie. “international works that defy convention and ride on the pulse of cutting-edge cinema”). Briefly:
- Pusher (Directed by Luis Prieto) Starring Richard Coyle, Bronson Webb, and Agyness Deyn.
- Peaches Does Herself (Directed by Peaches) Starring Peaches.
- Here Comes the Devil (Directed by Adrian Garcia Bogliano) Starring Francisco Barreiro, Giancarlo Ruiz, and Laura Caro.
- Painless (Directed by Juan Carlos Medina) Starring Derek de Lint, Irene Montala, and Felix Gomez.
Hit the jump to check out the images and synopses. The 2012 Toronto International Film Festival runs from September 6 – 16th.
Drafthouse Films is teaming with Timpson Films, Magnet Releasing, and 26 filmmakers to produce the horror anthology The ABCs of Death. Each director will be assigned one letter of the alphabet to turn into a short film. Some of the more notable talent involved Jason Eisener (Hobo With a Shotgun), Nacho Vigalondo (Timecrimes), Ti West (The House of the Devil), and Srdjan Sapsojevic (A Serbian Film). The remaining confirmed are Angela Bettis, Ben Wheatley, Banjong Pisanthanakun, Adrian Garcia Bogliano, Ernesto Diaz Espinoza, Bruno Forzani and Héléne Cattet, Gadi Harel, Thomas Malling, Yoshihiro Nishimura, Simon Rumley, Tak Sakaguchi and Yuji Shimomura, Marcel Sarmiento, Timo Tjahjanto, Andrew Traucki, Jake West and Adam Wingard. The plan is to fill one slot with the winner of a worldwide contest, reminiscent of how Eisener got his start as an amateur filmmaker who landed Hobo With a Shotgun in the fake trailers section of Grindhouse.
Production is scheduled for this June. The plan is to complete filming exactly 6 months, 6 weeks, and 6 days later in January 2012. Read quotes from the producers after the jump.