Fantastic Fest announced their winners this evening, with "I Declare War" taking the audience award. "Vanishing Waves" dominated the Fantastic Features category, while "Here Comes the Devil" swept the Horror Features.
The AMD Next Wave Spotlight Competition, which recognizes emerging filmmakers, spread the wealth with "Flicker" taking best picture, "Crave" best director for Charles de Lauzirika, "Plan C" best screenplay for Max Porcelijn, "Errors of the Human Body" best actor for Michael Eklund and "Combat Girls" best actress for Alina Levshin.
In the documentary category, "The American Scream" took best picture, while Roney Ascher won best director for "Room 237."
Austin's Fantastic Fest, which began September 20, runs through September 27.
The full list of winners follows.
AUDIENCE AWARD (Presented by Maxwell Locke & Ritter)
I Declare War (dir. Robert Wilson & Jason Lapeyre)
AMD “NEXT WAVE” SPOTLIGHT COMPETITION
Best Picture: Flicker (dir. Patrik Eklund)
Best Director: Charles de Lauzirika (Crave)
Best Screenplay: Max Porcelijn (Plan C)
Best Actor: Michael Eklund (Errors of the Human Body)
Best Actress: Alina Levshin (Combat Girls)
Best Picture: Vanishing Waves (dir. Kristina Buozyte)
Best Director: Kristina Buozyte (Vanishing Waves)
Best Screenplay: Bruno Samper, Kristina Buozyte (Vanishing Waves)
Best Actor: Rene Bitorajac (Vegetarian Cannibal)
Best Actress: Jurga Jutaite (Vanishing Waves)
Best Picture: Here Comes the Devil (dir. Adrián García Bogliano)
Best Screenplay: Adrián García Bogliano (Here Comes the Devil)
Best Director: Adrián García Bogliano (Here Comes the Devil)
Special mention: Hajime Ohata (Henge)
Best Actor: Francisco Barreiro (Here Comes the Devil)
Best Actress: Laura Caro (Here Comes the Devil)
Special mention: Katherine Isabel (American Mary)
GUTBUSTER COMEDY FEATURES
Best Picture: New Kids Nitro (dir. Steffen Haars & Flip Van der Kuil)
Best Director: Dario Russo (Danger 5)
Best Screenplay: John Mitchell (The History of Future Folk)
Best Actor: Chapman To (Vulgaria)
Best Actress: Rina Takeda (Dead Sushi)
Best Picture: The American Scream (dir. Michael Stephenson)
Best Director: Rodney Ascher (Room 237)
SHORT FUSE: HORROR SHORTS
Winner: At The Formal (Andrew Kavanagh, Australia)
Runner-up: The Sleepover (Chris Cullari, USA)
Winner: Record/Play (Jesse Atlas, USA)
Runner-up: Love (Kaveh Nabatian, Canada)
DRAWN AND QUARTERED: ANIMATED SHORTS
Winner: Bendito Machine IV (Jossie Malis, Spain)
Runner-up: Tram (Michaela Pavlátová, Czech Republic)