Vanishing Waves, I Declare War, Here Comes The Devil Win Fantastic Fest Awards

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There's no film festival quite like Fantastic Fest, as the annual Austin event proved Monday night when festival awards were handed out in a rollicking ceremony in which winning filmmakers accepted their prize by receiving a stein/trophy filled with beer. In an awards show filled with chugging winners and festival guest/presenter Doug Benson toking on his beer alternative of choice, Kristina Buožytė's sci-fi drama Vanishing Waves nearly swept the feature competition while Adrián García Bogliano's Here Comes The Devil won its entire category and the kid-battle pic I Declare War took home the Audience Award. Full winners inside!

AUDIENCE AWARD (Presented by Maxwell Locke & Ritter)
I Declare War (dir. Robert Wilson & Jason Lapeyre)

AMD "NEXT WAVE" SPOTLIGHT COMPETITION
Best Picture: Flicker (dir. Patrik Eklund)

Best Director: Charles de Lauzirika (Crave)

Best Screenplay: Max Porcelijn (Plan C)

Best Actor: Michael Eklund (Errors of the Human Body)

Best Actress: Alina Levshin (Combat Girls)

FANTASTIC FEATURES
Best Picture:
Vanishing Waves (dir. Kristina Buozyte)

Best Director: Kristina Buozyte (Vanishing Waves)

Best Screenplay: Bruno Samper, Kristina Buozyte (Vanishing Waves)

Best Actor: Rene Bitorajac (Vegetarian Cannibal)

Best Actress: Jurga Jutaite (Vanishing Waves)

HORROR FEATURES
Best Picture:
Here Comes the Devil (dir. Adrián García Bogliano)

Best Screenplay: Adrián García Bogliano (Here Comes the Devil)

Best Director: Adrián García Bogliano (Here Comes the Devil)
Special mention: Hajime Ohata (Henge)

Best Actor: Francisco Barreiro (Here Comes the Devil)

Best Actress: Laura Caro (Here Comes the Devil)
Special Mention: Katherine Isabel (American Mary)

GUTBUSTER COMEDY FEATURES
Best Picture:
New Kids Nitro (dir. Steffen Haars & Flip Van der Kuil)

Best Director: Dario Russo (Danger 5)

Best Screenplay: John Mitchell (The History of Future Folk)

Best Actor: Chapman To (Vulgaria)

Best Actress: Rina Takeda (Dead Sushi)

DOCUMENTARY FEATURES
Best Picture
: The American Scream (dir. Michael Stephenson)

Best Director: Rodney Ascher (Room 237)

SHORT FUSE: HORROR SHORTS
Winner
: At The Formal (Andrew Kavanagh, Australia)
Runner-up: The Sleepover (Chris Cullari, USA)

FANTASTIC SHORTS
Winner:
Record/Play (Jesse Atlas, USA)
Runner-up: Love (Kaveh Nabatian, Canada)

DRAWN AND QUARTERED: ANIMATED SHORTS
Winner
: Bendito Machine IV - (Jossie Malis, Spain)
Runner-up: Tram - (Michaela Pavlátová, Czech Republic)



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