Fantastic Fest Announces the Fantastic Fest 2018 Awards

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Fantastic Fest is pleased to announce this year’s Fantastic Fest Award winners. It has been an outstanding year for Features and Shorts, making the job of honoring a select crop all the more difficult, but the esteemed team of jurors have done the nearly impossible and chosen the best films of the festival.

The audience awards are presented by accounting firm Maxwell Locke & Ritter (http://www.mirpc.com/), who provided the certified tabulation of ballots this year and are the exclusive accounting sponsor of Fantastic Fest.

“MAIN COMPETITION” FEATURES
Best Picture: DONNYBROOK directed by Tim Sutton
Best Director: Peter Strickland for IN FABRIC

“NEXT WAVE” FEATURES
Best Picture/Director: HOLIDAY directed by Isabella Eklöf
Special Mention for Sébastien Marnier for SCHOOL'S OUT

HORROR FEATURES
Best Picture: TERRIFIED directed by Demián Rugna
Best Director: Shinichiro Ueda for ONE CUT OF THE DEAD
Special Mention to LUZ directed by Tilman Singer

SHORTS WITH LEGS
Best Picture: THE PASSAGE directed by Kitao Sakurai
Special Mention to EMOTION 93 directed by Oz Davidson

SHORT FUSE Presented by Stage 13
Best Picture: ACID (aka ACIDE) directed by Just Philippot

FANTASTIC SHORTS
Best Picture: SQUIRREL by Alex Kavutskiy

FANTASTIC BUMPER COMPETITION
DARK BIDDINGS directed by Jensen Yancey

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

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