Ithaca Fantastik Announces 2016 Award Winners!
5th Edition of Festival Concludes with TRAIN TO BUSAN After Five Days of Exciting
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Ithaca Fantastik is proud to announce this year's esteemed award winners. For the 2016 edition of upstate's most provocative film festival, they are thrilled to present their annual Jury Awards, Audience Awards, and new addition, Cinema Pur Audience Award.
This year's jury was comprised of Jenn Wexler (Producer, Glass Eye Pix), Rob Hunter (Chief FIlm Critic, Film School Rejects) and Sueyoung Park-Primiano (Media Professor, Ithaca College). Nine films were in our Int'l Fantastic Competition and six films in our vanguard Cinema Pur Competition.
THE 2016 WINNERS ARE:
Jury Award for Best Film: SAFE NEIGHBORHOOD by Chris Peckover
Jury Award for Best Director: André Øvreda for THE AUTOPSY OF JANE DOE
Jury Award for Best Screenplay: Carson D. Mell for ANOTHER EVIL
Audience Award for Best Film: SAFE NEIGHBORHOOD by Chris Peckover
Audience Award for Best Cinema Pur Film: SHE'S ALLERGIC TO CATS by Michael Reich
Audience Award for Best Short Film: THE TUNNEL by André Øvreda
Thank you to all the audience, film guests, staff, and volunteers that could make the 5th edition of Ithaca Fantastik such a fantastic success! They eagerly look forward to next year, when they plan to return with even more vigor!