South Korea's Doomsday Book Wins Best Film Award at Fantasia International Film Festival
Posted August 10, 2012 12:48 AM by Webmaster
Korean directors Kim Jee-woon and Yim Pil-sung's Doomsday Book, a stylish horror sci-fi anthology film series, won the Cheval Noir Award for Best Film at the Fantasia International Film Festival on Wednesday. Kim Jee-woon directed the recent Korean hits The Good, the Bad, the Weird and I Saw the Devil.
Jason Banker's Toad Road picked up Best Director and Best Actor Awards (James Davidson). The Best Actress Award went to Majiana Jankovic for her performance in Danish director Christoffer Boe's Beast.
Alberto Marini won Best Screenplay Award for his contribution to Sleep Tight, an impressive Spanish horror thriller directed by Jaume Balaguero and starring Luis Tosar and Marta Etura.
The New Flesh Award for Best First Feature was picked up by Charles de Lauzirika for his psychological thriller Crave, starring Josh Lawson, Emma Lung and Ron Perlman.
Korean director Yeon Sang-ho won the Satoshi Kon Award for Achievement in Animation with his The King of Pigs. The film also won the jury's Special Mention Award.
AnnaLynne McCord also won Special Mention Award for Excision, starring Traci Lords.
Gabriel Pelletier led the Feature Film Jury of Jay Baruchel, Sylvain Krief and Maggie Lee. Robert Morgan led the Animation Jury of Patrick Doyon and Érik Goulet.
Meh, the movies i see at Fantasia every year never win anything. I guess the jury and i have different tastes. I saw 8 movies this year and only one won an award which was best screenplay for Sleep Tight (which i just saw tonight actually, my last movie)