What better way to find out what movies festival-goers liked best than to simply ask them? Well, the Toronto After Dark film festival did just that! They polled over 4,200 attendees and came up with a list of winners in several categories.
The biggest prize, Audience Choice Award for Best Feature Film, Gold, went to The Battery (review here), which also took home a slew of other awards.
Get the highlights below, and then visit the official Toronto After Dark Film Festival website for a full list of winners.
From the Press Release
Toronto After Dark Film Festival is thrilled to announce the award winners of its eighth annual edition. As is tradition at Toronto After Dark, the jury were the fans themselves with over 4,200 votes cast this year by festival-goers to determine the best new horror, sci-fi, action, and cult movies from the around the world.
Post-apocalyptic indie zombie road trip movie The Battery may have had a small budget, but it won audiences over big time at Toronto After Dark 2013, taking the Audience Choice Award, Gold, the festival’s top prize. Also favorites among fans were the suspenseful island-set thriller Solo (review here) and terrifying CIA mind control horror Banshee Chapter (review here), which also took Audience Choice Awards.
In the “Specialty” categories The Battery also scored wins for Best Screenplay, Best Music, and Best Poster. But the biggest specialty winner was Indian housefly revenge movie Eega, which was left buzzing after winning a festival record nine awards from fans including Best Action, Best Comedy, and Most Original Film. Jim Mickle’s Sundance and Cannes-selected cannibal family horror drama We Are What We Are (review here) also received four high-profile specialty awards from fans including Best Director and Best Horror Film, while Best Sci-Fi Film went to the stylish android thriller The Machine (review here).
With a wide range of genre programming and audience tastes, Toronto After Dark fans also bestowed awards to a number of other films in different specialty categories screening at the festival including Feature Films, Short Films, and the specially created Eighth Anniversary Festival Bumpers.
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