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Fantasia 2013 Award Winners Include Big Bad Wolves, Curse of Chucky

This year’s Fantasia International Film Festival has come to a close and we have a list of award winners, including Big Bad Wolves and Curse of Chucky:

Montreal – Thursday August 8th, 2013 - After Tuesday night’s sold-out screening of the Canadian premiere of The World’S End, presented by director Edgar Wright and actor Nick Frost, the Fantasia International Film Festival can confirm record attendance numbers this year, boasting more than 125,000 festival-goers for its 17th edition, surpassing last year’s record of 109,000 (a 15% increase). Over the course of its three-week film marathon, it presented over 131 features from 31 countries and more than 220 shorts from across the globe.

Fantasia’s 2013 edition opened with the North American Premiere of Takashi Miike’s Shield Of Straw and closed with the Canadian Premiere of Edgar Wright’s The World’S End. A lifetime achievement award was given to Polish filmmaker Andrzej Zulawski. World
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Fantasia win for Big Bad Wolves

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Fantasia win for Big Bad Wolves
Revenge horror Big Bad Wolves has won the best film prize at the Fantasia International Film Festival, which has revealed record attendance figures for its 17th edition.

Aharon Keshales and Navot Papushado’s Big Bad Wolves picked up the Cheval Noir Award for Best Film.

A statement from the jury said: “With elements of horror, crime thriller, revenge drama, and wicked black comedy, Big Bad Wolves takes genre-bending to bold new levels. This sense of originality, along with its subversive political subtext, assured visual style, and impeccable ensemble cast, is what separates the film from the rest of the pack.”

Directing duo Keshales and Papushado also picked up the award for best screenplay. The Ucm-produced film tells the story of a series of brutal murders, and how they impact on the lives of a vigilante police detective, the main suspect and the father of a victim.

Metrodome Distribution previously secured all UK rights from 6 Sales while Magnet
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Fantasia Fest 2013: A Deep Dark Hole in the Woods (review: ‘Les Gouffres’ & ‘Across The River’)

Pupils of fright, are you still with me? Are your truncated attention spans medicated with caffeine and hashtags? Good. Cause we are far from over, despite the fact that Fantasia Fest 2013 is winding down, soon returning to its slimy nest after another epic edition. Enough about me though, let’s get on with the backlog:

Les Gouffres (France, 2012)

Not being someone who shies away from the term highbrow, I try to take in as much substance as possible, feeding my left hemisphere with “art”. Much like vegetables, you also need your daily brain candy. However, if art is like pornography (you know it when you see it), then Les Gouffres is also like pornography: I know that I saw it.

Directed by Antoine Barraud, Les Gouffres tells the story of a woman’s descent into complete madness, catalyzed by her refusal to deal with the role society has chosen for her.
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Fantasia 2013: Final Wave Titles Include Curse of Chucky, Frankenstein's Army, Raze, Hatchet III, Nakata's The Complex, Hell Baby, Shorts, Docs, and More

The full Fantasia 2013 lineup has now been revealed, and we have here the third and final wave of titles to share. Prepare to drool!

From the Press Release:

The Fantasia International Film Festival is proud to announce the rest of our 120-feature lineup that comprises our 2013 event, along with a string of additional details that mark our 17th edition as a standout. Fantasia will engulf the city of Montreal from July 18-August 6, 2013. Be sure to visit the Fantasia Film Festival website for detailed essays on every title announced here, as well as all films previously disclosed over the last weeks.

Before we get started on titles... Meet Our 2013 Juries

Main Competition For The Cheval Noir Award For Best Film

Jury President: Laura Kern (Critic, Curator, managing editor, Film Comment)

Jean-Pierre Bergeron (Actor, Director, Screenwriter)

Samuel Jamier (Co-Director of the New York Asian Film Festival, Programmer at Japan Society)

Jarod Neece (Senior Programmer and Operations Manager,
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Full Fantasia 2013 Lineup Announced, Includes Curse of Chucky, The World’s End, You’re Next

The Fantasia Film Festival is taking place from July 18th to August 6th in Montreal and will feature over 100 films from around the world. We gave you a look at the initial lineup last month and now have an additional list of Fantasia 2013 films that will be screening, including Curse of Chucky, You’re Next, and Frankenstein’s Army:

Horror Is Child’S Play – Don Mancini’S Curse Of Chucky (World Premiere)

A rarity among genre franchises, the Child’S Play series (begun in 1988) has retained the sure-handed guidance of original screenwriter/creator Don Mancini throughout killer doll Chucky’s decades’-long reign of horror. Mancini, who will be hosting our “scar-studded” world premiere, graduated to the director’s chair with 2004’s Seed Of Chucky, after having co-written or written every entry in the series. His longevity with the project is, of course, matched by the fiendish voiceover work by
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The Rio International Film Festival Announces Extensive Midnight Programs

The Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival kicks off September 27th and Twitch has been given first word on their extensive midnight program lineups. And, yes, you read that right. That lineups, plural. While most festivals have just a single midnight program - if any at all - Rio offers up a whopping four distinct midnight programs, each with a distinct focus. And here's what will be playing this year:midnight Movies"Sightseers"  (dir. Ben Wheatley, United Kingdom, 2012)"Room 237" (dir. Rodney Ascher, USA, 2012)   "Jack and Diane" (dir. Bradley Rust Gray, USA, 2012)    "Kid-Thing" (dir. David Zellner, Nathan Zellner, USA, 2012) "La Cinquième Saison" (dir. Peter Brosens, Jessica Woodworth, Belgium/Netherlands, 2012) "Les Gouffres" (dir. Antoine Barraud, France, 2012)   "Los Chidos" (dir. Omar Rodriguez Lopez, USA/Mexico, Germany,...
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