Fantasia Audience Awards announced

Talk To Me wins Best International Film

by Jennie Kermode

Talk To Me
Talk To Me Photo: Courtesy of Sundance Institute

Danny and Michael Philippou's haunting tale of teenage supernatural experimentation Talk To Me has been named Best International Feature by the Fantasia International Film Festival audience, it was revealed today. The Australian film, which has also screened at South by Southwest, the Berlinale and Sundance, was a hot topic throughout the festival, with a number of other filmmakers expressing their excitement about it.

Provisional dates for next year's festival are expected to be announced soon.

Those awards in full:

Best International Feature

Best Asian Feature

  • Gold: The Roundup: No Way Out (South Korea, D. Lee Sang-Yong)
  • Silver: River (Japan, D. Junta Yamaguchi)
  • Bronze: Phantom (South Korea D. Lee Hae-Young)

Best Animated Feature

  • Gold: Kurayukaba (Japan, D. Shigeyoshi Tsukahara)
  • Silver: The Concierge (Japan, D. Yoshimi Itazu)
  • Bronze: The First Slam Dunk (Japan, D. Takehiko Inoue)

The Dgc Audience Award For Best Canadian Film (Narrative Or Documentary)

Best International Short

  • Gold: Get Away (US, D. Michael Gabriele)
  • Silver: Lollygag (US, D. Tij D'oyen)
  • Bronze: Dead Enders (Usa, D. Fidel Ruiz-Healy & Tyler Walker)

Best Asian Short

  • Gold: Foreigners Only (Bangladesh, D. Nuhash Humayun)
  • Silver: Shoulder (South Korea, D. Kim Jaehyung)
  • Bronze: Night Of The Bride (India, D. Virat Pal)

Best Animated Short

  • Gold: Hermit Island (Hungary, D. Gábor Mariai)
  • Silver: Architect A (South Korea, D. Lee Jonghoon)
  • Bronze: Jelly (Canada, D. Robin Budd)

Best Canadian Feature

  • Gold: The Sacrifice Game (Canada, D. Jenn Wexler)
  • Silver: My Animal (Canada, D. Jacqueline Castel)
  • Bronze: Daughter Of The Sun (Canada/US, D. Ryan Ward)

Best Canadian Short

  • Gold: White Noise (Canada, D. Tamara Scherbak)
  • Tied For Silver: Colin Carvey’s Long Halloween (Canada, D. Aaron Peacock)
  • Tied For Silver: *666 (Canada, D. Abby Falvo)
  • Tied For Bronze: #Bossbabe (Canada, D. Kassy Gascho)
  • Tied For Bronze: Demon Box (Canada, D. Sean Wainsteim)

Best Quebec Feature

  • Gold: We Are Zombies (Canada, D. François Simard, Anouk Whissell, Yoann-Karl Whissell)
  • Silver: Les Chambres Rouge (Canada, D. Pascal Plante)
  • Bronze: Richelieu (Canada, D. Pier-Philippe Chevigny)
  • Best Quebec Short

    • Gold: Sacred Premonitions Of The Celestial Light (Canada, D. Vic Caputo)
    • Silver: If (Canada, D.Didier Charette)
    • Bronze: Beat It (Canada, D. Thomas Lorber)

    Additional Jury Awards:

    Prix L’écran Fantastique

    Prix Mon Premier Fantasia - Shorts

    • Poulain D’or: La Colline Aux Cailloux (Sweden/France D. Marjolaine Perreten)
    • Poulain D’argent: Que Se Passe-T-Il Avec Le Ciel? (Spain, D. Irene Iborra)
    • Poulain De Bronze: Lost In The Laundry (Canada, D. Salem Preusse)
    • Special Mention: Bedtime Story (Mexico/Russia, D. Nadia Samarina)

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