The 2012 edition of Montreal’s genre film mecca, the Fantasia International Film Festival, gave its top prize to Kim Jee-woon and Yim Pil-sung’s “Doomsday Book,” which received Cheval Noir Award for Best Film.
Jason Banker’s “Toad Road” took two prizes, for best director and best actor James Davidson. Also receiving two awards was Yeon Sang Ho’s “The King of Pigs,” which took the Satoshi Kon Award for Achievement in Animation as well as a special mention from the First Feature Jury.
Best Screenplay was Alberto Marini’s “Sleep Tight.”
Best Actress went to Majiana Jankovic for “Beast,” with AnnaLynne McCord receiving a Special Mention for her performance in “Excision.”
New Flesh Award for Best First Feature went to “Crave,” directed by Charles de Lauzirika. Best Animated Short Film was “It’s Such a Beautiful Day,” by Don Hertzfeldt
Patrick Bouchard’s “Bydlo” received a Special Award for Technical Accomplishment. Best InternationalShort was Stian Kristiansen’s “Videoboy,” with Pau Teixidor’s “Leyenda” taking a special mention.