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FANTASTIC FEST announces Jury & Audience Awards for the Fest!

Hey folks, Harry here with the winners of the Jury and the Audience Awards at this year's FANTASTIC FEST. So - you want to hear what the absolute cream of the crop was? Who gave the performances we were buzzing about? Well here ya go... I'm actually really surprised that Eli won the Audience Award for Director, he totally deserved it, but he couldn't be here at the fest, due to his predilection for cock rings at those Sitges Beaches. (Long Story) And Gulager was so well loved by the fest for his post film chatter and just what all that guy had to go through to make his film. But like I said, you'll probably agree with the audience once you see HOSTEL. The only award I wish was here, was "FILM MOST DESERVING OF WORLD WIDE DISTRIBUTION: NIGHT OF THE LIVING DORKS" You see, it may not be the best film in terms of dramatics or genre... but this film would DEFINITELY catch a cool cult audience if handled correctly. It really is that cool. Anyway - here's how the votes measured up. Can't wait for next year!

Fantastic Fest Winners Announced


Best Film :: Dark Hours

Best Director :: John Gulager, Feast

Best Screenplay :: Eli Roth, Hostel

Best Actor :: John Jarratt, Wolf Creek

Best Actress :: Kate Greenhouse, Dark Hours

Best Supporting Actor :: Jack Taylor, The Birthday

Best Supporting Actress :: Opal, P


Best film:

1) Hostel
2) Strings
3) Dark Hours

Best Director:

1) Eli Roth, Hostel
2) Anders Rønnow-Klarlund, Strings
3) Eugenio Mira, The Birthday

Best Screenplay

1) Dark Hours
2) Feast
3) Hostel

Best Actor

1) John Jarratt, Wolf Creek
2) Corey Feldman, The Birthday
3) Brad Dourif, The Wild Blue Yonder

Best Actress

1) Kate Greenhouse, Dark Hours
2) Holly Hunter, The Big White
3) Cassandra Magrath, Wolf Creek

Best Supporting Actor

1) Tim Blake Nelson, The Big White
2) Thomas Schmieder, Night of the Living Dorks
3) Derek Richardson, Hostel

Best Supporting Actress

1) Eileen Ryan, Feast
2) Alison Lohman, The Big White
3) Collien Fernandes, Night of the Living Dorks

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  • Oct. 15, 2005, 8:21 a.m. CST

    A whole festival full of PLANTS?!?

    by godoffireinhell

    Or is HOSTEL really good?

  • Oct. 15, 2005, 9:55 a.m. CST

    NOTLD, I really wonder ...

    by Ezella_Garnie

    why average (at best!) German films like "Night of the Living Dorks", "Mostly Martha", "Summer Storm" or "Am I sexy?" get so much praise when they play on international festivals. These movies are nothing more than the bread and butter of the German film and TV industry; you can see two or three new movies of this quality on German TV in any given week. "Mostly Martha" will even get the (dubious) honour of an American remake!? On the other hand, really good German films like "23", "Lichter", "Sophiiiie!", "", "Kroko", "muxm

  • Oct. 15, 2005, 10:10 a.m. CST

    Plant or not...

    by Farley Flavors

    ...who do I have to blow around here to get a screening of Hostel?

  • Oct. 15, 2005, 10:14 a.m. CST

    I so agree with Ezella_Garnie!

    by DerLanghaarige

    And "Bang Boom Bang" kicks Tarantino's ass!

  • Oct. 15, 2005, 10:21 a.m. CST

    i am a plant

    by reckni

    And I utilize many different aliases to mask my true identity. I've been successful at making poor movies rack unnecessary ticket sales from making everything sound attractive. I am guilty as charged. Go see Hostel, it's the year's best!

  • Oct. 15, 2005, 4:10 p.m. CST

    Star Wars Episode III will own your ass!

    by jesuschrist

    What part of own don't you understand?

  • Oct. 15, 2005, 4:29 p.m. CST

    FUCK THIS! wallace and gromit topped the box office again!

    by jig98

    beat out the fog by 2 million!

  • Oct. 15, 2005, 6:33 p.m. CST


    by Lenny Nero

    It is only a matter of time before he is running Hollywood. :)

  • Oct. 15, 2005, 9:42 p.m. CST

    Yeah, for real!

    by Neosamurai85

    Who do I have to pimp Farley Flavors to in order to see this damn film? I'm getting tired of of talking about how it is or isn't going to suck. Peace.

  • Oct. 17, 2005, 2:07 a.m. CST

    Wow, Farley. Esoteric name reference, fo' sho'.

    by Lenny Nero

    Sadly, I've seen that movie way too many times, and also have a variation of it as an AIM moniker.

  • Oct. 17, 2005, 9:20 a.m. CST


    by Farley Flavors

    You're the first one who's recognized it. Kudos, my friend!