2016 Fantastic Fest Award Winners —
November 23, 2017

2016 Fantastic Fest Award Winners

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Fantastic Fest screening of BAD BLACK (photo by Waytao Shing)

This year’s Fantastic Fest has wrapped up, and the awards from the festival and audience have been announced.

AUDIENCE AWARD – Presented by Maxwell Locke & Ritter

Audience Award Winner: BAD BLACK directed by Nabwana IGG
1st Runner-Up: NIRVANNA THE BAND THE SHOW directed by Matt Johnson
2nd Runner-Up: RAW directed by Julia Ducournau

“NEXT WAVE” FEATURES

Best Picture:  ZOOLOGY directed by Ivan I. Tverdovsky
Best Director: Julia Ducournau for RAW
Special Mention for Fantastic Spirit: THE LURE

Director of THE UNTAMED (photo by Jack Plunkett)
Amat Escalante, director of THE UNTAMED (photo by Jack Plunkett)

FANTASTIC FEATURES

Best Picture: COLOSSAL directed by Nacho Vigalondo
Best Director: Amat Escalante for THE UNTAMED

HORROR FEATURES

Best Picture: THE AUTOPSY OF JANE DOE directed by André Øvredal
Best Director: Colm McCarthy for THE GIRL WITH ALL THE GIFTS

COMEDY FEATURES

Best Picture:  DOWN UNDER directed by Abraham Forsythe
Best Director: Abraham Forsythe for DOWN UNDER
Special Mention for Best Comedy Debut: THE YOUNG OFFENDERS

ACTION FEATURES

Best Picture: AGE OF SHADOWS directed by KIM Jee-woon
Best Director: Nabwana IGG for BAD BLACK
Special Mention for Best Action: CALL OF HEROES

DOCUMENTARY FEATURES

Best Picture: ORIGINAL COPY directed by Florian Heinzen-Ziob & Georg Heinzen,
Best Director: Florian Heinzen-Ziob & Georg Heinzen for ORIGINAL COPY

SHORT FUSE: HORROR SHORTS

Short film directors (photo by Rick Kern)
Short film directors (photo by Rick Kern)

Best Picture: CURVE directed by Tim Egan
Best Director: Tim Egan for CURVE
Special Mention: OVERTIME
Special Mention: Najarra Townsend, lead actress in THE STYLIST

FANTASTIC SHORTS – Presented by Chiller

Best Picture: SUMMER CAMP ISLAND directed by Julia Pott
Best Director: Chris Mitchell & Yoav Lester for IRON SPYDER

SHORTS WITH LEGS

Best Picture: PACO directed by Catalina Jordan Alvarez
Best Director: Calvin Reeder for THE PROCEDURE
Special Mention for Best Meal: THE WORM

Director Tim Burton on the red carpet (photo by Jack Plunkett)
Director Tim Burton on the red carpet (photo by Jack Plunkett)

FANTASTIC ARCADE

Most Fantastic: Everything by David O’Reilly
Audience Choice: Loot Rascals by Hollow Ponds

FANTASTIC BUMPER COMPETITION – Presented by Shiner Beer

JACK SKELLINGTON IN THE BOX – directed by Roman Fruehan

For more information on the films listed above, visit http://fantasticfest.com/films.

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Meredith is a music writer who has covered bands from her hometown in Colorado to London to Bangkok to Shanghai and finally back to Austin. Led Zeppelin changed her life. So did Dolly Parton. You can read her music reviews at smackmadness.com.

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