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Jury Winners & Audience Winner at FANTASTIC FEST 2009 Announced!

Hey folks, Harry here with the official results of this year's FANTASTIC FEST. Of the winners, my personal fave is MANDRILL, which just makes me fucking happy as hell. Here are the results:

Fantastic Fest is proud to announce the winning films from the 2009 festival. Taking top prize in the Next Wave competition is the darkly comedic drama from Britain, DOWN TERRACE. The audience award goes to A TOWN CALLED PANIC, the best horror film goes to HUMAN CENTIPEDE while Chilean action thriller MANDRILL takes the Fantastic Feature award. The photo above is MANDRILL leading man Marko Zaror doing a celebratory flip. Complete awards listings are below: Jury results - SHORTS Awards ANIMATED SHORTS: Best Animated Short - I AM SO PROUD OF YOU (Don Hertzfeldt) Special Mention - ALMA (Rodrigo Blaas) FANTASTIC SHORTS: Best Fantastic Short - TERMINUS (Trevor Cawood) Special Jury Award - NEXT FLOOR (Denis Villeneuve) HORROR SHORTS: Best Horror Short - FULL EMPLOYMENT (Thomas Oberlies, Matthias Vogel) Special Mention - EXCISION (Richard Bates, Jr.) Jury results - FEATURES Awards HORROR FEATURES Best Horror Feature: HUMAN CENTIPEDE (Tom Six) Best Horror Director: Kerry Prior (THE REVENANT) Best Best Horror Actor: Dieter Laser (HUMAN CENTIPEDE) Best Horror Actress: Neve McIntosh (SALVAGE) FANTASTIC FEATURES Best Fantastic Feature: MANDRILL (Ernesto Diaz-Espinoza) Best Fantastic Director: Kim Nguyen (TRUFFE) Best Fantastic Screenplay: Tamio Hayashi adapted from Kotaro Isaka (FISH STORY) Best Fantastic Actor: Marko Zaror (MANDRILL) Best Fantastic Actress: Chiaki Kuriyama (KAMOGAWA HORUMO) NEXT WAVE FEATURES Best Feature: DOWN TERRACE (Ben Wheately) Best Director: Yang Ik-Joon (BREATHLESS) Best Screenplay: Robin Hill, Ben Wheatley (DOWN TERRACE) Best Actor: Jeong-min Hwang (PRIVATE EYE) Best Actress: Shera Bechard (SWEET KARMA) AUDIENCE AWARD Audience Award, Best Feature: A TOWN CALLED PANIC (Stephane Aubier, Vincent Patar) Audience Award, Honorable Mention Films: FISH STORY BREATHLESS THE REVENANT MERANTAU Uwe Boll's Totally Awesome Video Games Filmmaking Frenzy Contest: This year, Filmmaking Frenzy teamed up with G4 to create a contest that challenged filmmaking teams around the nation to create trailers for movies based on video games. Uwe Boll, the undisputed master of that genre, showed up to be the judge. Team: FilthyButts Film: MARIO PAINT Team Capt: Joey Graham Fantastic Fest Bumper Contest: Filmmaking Frenzy also challenged teams to create 30 second Fantastic Fest bumpers that would play before all of the features in the festival. So many teams responded to this challenge that no bumper was played twice. The winning video was chosen by the Filmmaking Frenzy online community. Team: FOGAR! Film: DOGZILLA VS. CATHRA Team Capt - Maurice Jacks Shakey Face Badge Photo: Fantastic Fest badges ask for a photo submission, similar to other festivals the world over. At Fantastic Fest, though, we demand that badgeholders submit a "Shakey Face" photo, and we reward the best face of the fest with a blanket featuring their shaken mug woven on it. This year's winners are listed below, and you can check out a video of their Shakey Face Throwdown after that. 2009 Shakey Face Award Winners: Christine Fisher Troy Gonzales
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  • Sept. 30, 2009, 12:18 p.m. CST


    by unkempt_sock


  • Sept. 30, 2009, 12:20 p.m. CST


    by SeXX ED

    at last.

  • Sept. 30, 2009, 12:21 p.m. CST


    by TheMcflyFarm

  • Sept. 30, 2009, 12:23 p.m. CST


    by supercowbell5THECOWBELLHASSPOKEN

    ign has it!!!!

  • Sept. 30, 2009, 12:25 p.m. CST

    My FF bumper video made the Jury's Top Ten

    by D.Vader

    Damn, I hoped that would get some recognition. Congrats to all! <p> Though I'm curious, which feature did mine play in front of?

  • Sept. 30, 2009, 12:26 p.m. CST

    Congratulations, D. Vader!

    by YackBacker

    That's awesome work- I loved your video, very twisted and fun.

  • Sept. 30, 2009, 12:27 p.m. CST

    Thanks Yackbacker!

    by D.Vader

  • Sept. 30, 2009, 12:38 p.m. CST


    by GettingBannedIsFun

    AICN had the trailer on Monday.

  • Sept. 30, 2009, 12:53 p.m. CST

    Best Horror Feature: HUMAN CENTIPEDE (Tom Six)

    by Series7

    YES! ALREADY GETTING THE ALCOLADES! I think with this new 10 nomination rule, its got a chance. <P> Why haven't I seen the trailer yet?

  • Sept. 30, 2009, 12:54 p.m. CST


    by Series7

    Where the fuck are those reviews? Seriously? Fucking Zombieland up its lame ass? I need some nose sewed into my ass action, and NOW!

  • Sept. 30, 2009, 12:55 p.m. CST

    After all the glowing reviews where's REC 2?

    by skimn

    HUMAN CENTIPEDE sounds like a SyFy (whatever that f'n channel's called now) reject.

  • Sept. 30, 2009, 12:56 p.m. CST

    Uwe Boll interview with Harry?

    by Series7

    Nut up or shut up Harry.

  • Sept. 30, 2009, 12:58 p.m. CST


    by Series7

    Have you read the details about Human Centipede?

  • Sept. 30, 2009, 1:01 p.m. CST


    by LastOfTheV8Interceptors

    I really dunno if I wanna see "Human Centipede" or not. I've seen some pretty hardcore stuff in my day... but what I've seen and read so far regarding that flick didn't make me feel pleasant at all. Kinda gave me that "Cannibal Holocaust" turtle feeling.

  • Sept. 30, 2009, 1:10 p.m. CST

    anything close to this in no.cali?

    by THEoverfiend

    not expecting anything close to the bugnuttery that is FF but anything even close would fuckin' rip. figure Sac or Frisco would have a decent fest or two. would prefer nothing like Gay Cowgirls Eating Oatmeal (sequel to Gay Cowboys Eating Pudding) not that there is anything wrong with that. would rather see "crazy" shit as opposed to arthouse anal vomit that would be over my head anyways

  • Sept. 30, 2009, 1:13 p.m. CST

    You gotta love Dieter Laser.

    by GettingBannedIsFun

    Not many German veteran actors are willing to do stuff like LEXX or Human Centipede.

  • Sept. 30, 2009, 1:13 p.m. CST

    Yeeech, thanks for reminding me, LastoftheV8Interceptors

    by D.Vader

    That turtle scene in Cannibal Holocaust made me feel terrible.

  • Sept. 30, 2009, 1:14 p.m. CST


    by Obama_Von_Hitler

    Black (kinda) president, mah homies

  • Sept. 30, 2009, 1:40 p.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    Don't forget us little people man!!!!

  • Sept. 30, 2009, 1:45 p.m. CST


    by LastOfTheV8Interceptors

    Sorry, maybe that was a bit of a stretch. There's not too much stuff out there more disturbing than real life animal cruelty. I was just trying to think of something that I had seen and immediately wished that I hadn't.

  • Sept. 30, 2009, 2:21 p.m. CST


    by skimn

    Have no clue, haven't heard about it prior to this announcement.

  • Sept. 30, 2009, 2:22 p.m. CST

    Yo Doctor

    by StarchildAD

    can you post a link to your FF bumper... Pretty please with some rebellion slaves on top

  • Sept. 30, 2009, 2:50 p.m. CST

    wait...the human centipede is a horror film and

    by Jonah Echo

    not some kind of absurd comedy? Danny owes me a cookie! <p> Where are the reviews? I can't imagine Harry saw a film like that and just sat on it--pun fully intended.

  • Sept. 30, 2009, 2:54 p.m. CST

    The animal cruelty in CH

    by solanine

    Just made that movie suck even more.

  • Sept. 30, 2009, 2:56 p.m. CST

    dread central got a review...

    by Jonah Echo

    I dont get sounds even stupider now than before. Whats so great here? <P>

  • Sept. 30, 2009, 3:08 p.m. CST


    by Series7

    Its about a great Doctor who decides to make his own human centipede by sewing ass to butts. I don't see SyFy written all over it. Its not about a giant monster attacking something.

  • Sept. 30, 2009, 4:20 p.m. CST

    Thanks BSB!

    by D.Vader

    One of these days I'll do a huge "SPECIAL THANKS TO" at the end of my credits like Kevin Smith and include all you crazy Talkbackers!

  • Sept. 30, 2009, 4:26 p.m. CST

    Who, me StarchildAD?

    by D.Vader

    Here's mine: <p> <br> <p> And here's the story on the Top Ten bumpers: <p><br>

  • Sept. 30, 2009, 4:30 p.m. CST

    Series, sounds like David Cronenberg

    by skimn

    on mescal.

  • Sept. 30, 2009, 4:31 p.m. CST

    Holy crap, how did I make that bold?

    by D.Vader

    Sonuva.... <b> did this do it?

  • Sept. 30, 2009, 4:37 p.m. CST

    Let's try it again

    by D.Vader

    <br maybe this is it? <br>or this <b>or this

  • Sept. 30, 2009, 4:38 p.m. CST

    by D.Vader

    Wow, none of my texts made it up. <br>This isn't it. <br this isn't it <br> <b>this isn't it...

  • Sept. 30, 2009, 5:08 p.m. CST

    BTW D Vader

    by skimn

    Way to go!

  • Sept. 30, 2009, 5:23 p.m. CST


    by bernard up on the main page of warrenellis dot com. yay for androids.

  • Sept. 30, 2009, 5:46 p.m. CST

    Human Centipede wins!


    Tom Six took home the coveted "Stupidest Concept In The History Of Motion Pictures Prize"

  • Sept. 30, 2009, 5:52 p.m. CST


    Tom Six, in an interview, said he "wanted to prove he could out-stupid the Saw franchise." When asked if he had stupider plans for the future, he replied "David Cronenberg, David Cronenberg, David Cronenberg, waaaugh waaaaugh waaaaugh" and posed for photos with a VHS copy of Dead Ringers.

  • Sept. 30, 2009, 5:56 p.m. CST

    I've got a new idea for a horror movie


    It's about a maniac who surgically replaces his victims' arms with iguanas and replaces their legs with tiny toy trains and forces them to watch videos of old people fucking.

  • Sept. 30, 2009, 6 p.m. CST

    I just wrapped shooting on my horror debut, "AC"


    It's about a sinister genius who traps people in buildings where the AC has been rigged to malfunction, slowly freezing everyone to death. Try to tamper with the AC and a robot surgically replaces your hands with dog dicks....BUT ARE DOG DICKS SECRETLY THE KEY TO ESCAPE? Please do not reveal the shocking twist ending of "AC."

  • Sept. 30, 2009, 6:04 p.m. CST


    INT. AC TRAP - NIGHT......ACTRESS awakens and realizes her hands have been replaced with DOG DICKS. ACTRESS: (crying) Oh boo hoo hoo. Aaaaaah boo hoo hoo. Boo hoo aaaaaah. Aaaaaaaah, I wish my hands weren't dog dicks. Oh boo hoo hoo hoo. ((*****I'LL SEE YOU ON THE 2k10 FESTIVAL CIRCUIT*****))

  • Sept. 30, 2009, 6:11 p.m. CST

    Night of the Milkbeast...

    by D.Vader

    Was awesome.

  • Oct. 1, 2009, 10:21 a.m. CST

    Can someone wake me up when....

    by masteryoda007

    ....there is actually some cool news on this "web-site"? Fantastic Fest blows BTW. There I said it.