Foreign Horror ‘Alleluia’ & ‘The Babadook’ Win Big At Fantastic Fest

Foreign Horror 'Alleluia' & 'The Babadook' Win Big At Fantastic Fest

There’s still a couple days left and a secret screening to go at Fantastic Fest, but before things close, organizers have counted the ballots and the jurors have argued in order to arrive at the award winners. And this year, foreign horror dominated the festivities in Austin.

The France/Belgium thriller “Alleluia” and buzzed about Aussie horror film”The Babadook” were both big winners at this year’s Fantastic Fest. The former took Fantastic Features awards for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor and Best Actress, while the latter nabbed Best Picture, Best Screenplay, Best Actor and Best Actress in the Fantastic Horror category. Both films premiered elsewhere, with “Alleluia” unspooling at Cannes Directors’ Fortnight, and “The Babadook” playing Sundance.

As for the public, they gave Isao Takahata‘s “The Tale Of Princess Kaguya” the Audience Award (check out the latest trailer here).

Full list of winners below.

AUDIENCE AWARD (Presented by Maxwell Locke & Ritter)

THE TALE OF PRINCESS KAGUYA (director Isao Takahata)

“NEXT WAVE” SPOTLIGHT COMPETITION PRESENTED BY DELL PRECISION

Best Picture: IT FOLLOWS (director David Robert Mitchell) 

Best Director: Miroslav Slaboshpitsky (THE TRIBE)

Best Screenplay: David Robert Mitchell (IT FOLLOWS)

Best Actor: Lou Taylor Pucci (SPRING)

Best Actress: Amy Everson (FELT)

FANTASTIC FEATURES

Best Picture: ALLELUIA (director Fabrice Du Welz)

Best Director: Fabrice Du Welz (ALLELUIA)

Best Screenplay: Tetsuya Nakashima, Maiko Tedano and Nobuhiro Monma (THE WORLD OF KANAKO)

Best Actor: Laurent Lucas (ALLELUIA)

Best Actress: Lola Dueñas (ALLELUIA) 

HORROR FEATURES

Best Picture: THE BABADOOK (directed Jennifer Kent)

Best Screenplay: Jennifer Kent (THE BABADOOK)

Best Director: Martín De Salvo (DARKNESS BY DAY) 

Best Actor: Noah Wiseman (THE BABADOOK)  

Best Actress: Essie Davis (THE BABADOOK)

GUTBUSTER COMEDY FEATURES

Best Picture: DEAD SNOW 2: RED VS DEAD  (director by Tommy Wirkola)

Best Director: Hans Petter Moland (IN ORDER OF DISAPPEARANCE)

Best Screenplay: Vegar Hoel, Stig Frode Henriksen and Tommy Wirkola (DEAD SNOW 2: RED VS DEAD)

Best Actor: Pål Sverre Hagen (IN ORDER OF DISAPPEARANCE)

Best Actress: Sylvia Hoeks (BROS BEFORE HOS)

DOCUMENTARY FEATURES

Best Picture: KUNG FU ELLIOT (director Jaret Belliveau)

Best Director: Tim Grabham, Jasper Sharp (THE CREEPING GARDEN)

SHORT FUSE: HORROR SHORTS

Winner: THE STOMACH directed by Ben Steiner

Runner-up: INVADERS directed by Jason Kupfer

FANTASTIC SHORTS

Winner: THE VOICE THIEF directed by Adan Jodorowsky

Runner-up: MY FATHER IS A BIRD (director Boaz Debby) and SOLITUDO (director Alice Lowe)

DRAWN AND QUARTERED: ANIMATED SHORTS

Winner: THE CHAPERONE (director Fraser Munden)

Runner-up: DAY 40 (director Sol Friedman) 

FANTASTIC ARCADE

Best in Show: BANANA CHALICE (developed by Kyle Reimergartin)

MERCADO FANTASTICO

Gold Prize: HAVANA VAMPIRE TERRITORY (director Carlos Lechuga) and THE TURNED (director Andrés Rosende)

Silver Prize: FIERCE (director Francisco Lorite)

Bronze Prize: HURT (director Pablo Proenza)

Special Jury Mention for “Keeping the Spirit of the 80’s Alive”: THE SHADOWDWELLERS (producer Erick Salomon)

Jury Award for Work in Progress, and Chemistry Award: FRONDOSO EDEN DEL CORAZON (director Juan Manuel Fodde)

Morbido/Latam Consultation Award: EAT ME (director David Michán)

Invited to Ventana Sur in Buenos Aires for Blood Window / Beyond the Window Coproduction Meetings: HAVANA VAMPIRE TERRITORY (director Carlos Lechuga) and THE SHORE (director Juan Felipe Orozco)

Invited to Ventana Sur in Buenos Aires for Blood Window / Bloody Work in Progress: SCHERZO DIABOLICO (director Adrián García Bogliano)

KING OF SHAKEYFACE

Andrew Todd

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Comments

james

nice to see Alleluia finally get some coverage here. Du Welz is a massively underrated filmmaker. His first two films are masterpieces.

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