in

Fantasia 2020: Audience Awards Announced!

The Fantasia International Film Festival wrapped its 24th edition earlier this week on Wednesday, September 2nd, presented as a cutting-edge virtual event that showcased 104 features – including 25 World Premieres – and over 200 shorts. 

Following the juried winners that were announced on the festival’s closing night, Fantasia can now reveal the results of its audience awards polling. 

And the winners are:

BEST ASIAN FEATURE

Gold – Special Actors (Japan, Dir: Shinichiro Ueda)
Silver – I Weirdo (Taiwan, Dir: Liao Ming-Yi)
Bronze – Bring Me Home (South Korea, Dir: Kim Seung-woo)

BEST EUROPEAN / NORTH-SOUTH AMERICAN FEATURE

Gold – The Mortuary Collection (USA, Dir: Ryan Spindell)
Silver – The Columnist (Netherlands, Dir: Ivo Van Aart)
Bronze – The Dark and the Wicked [Featured Image] (USA, Dir: Bryan Bertino)

Related Article: Trailer: Bryan Bertino’s THE DARK AND THE WICKED Looks Amazing!

BEST CANADIAN FEATURE

Gold – Tie – The Oak Room (Dir: Cody Calahan) and Slaxx (Dir: Elza Kephart)
Silver – Come True (Dir: Anthony Scott Burns)

Related Article: Trailer: Breakthrough Entertainment & Black Fawn Releasing Northern Gothic Horror THE OAK ROOM

BEST DOCUMENTARY

Gold – Feels Good Man (USA, Dir: Arthur Jones)
Silver – Class Action Park (USA, Dirs: Seth Porges, Chris Charles Scott)
Bronze – Hail to the Deadites (Canada, Dir: Steve Villeneuve)

Related Article: Trailer: EVIL DEAD Documentary HAIL TO THE DEADITES Will Premiere at Fantasia International Film Fest

BEST ANIMATED FILM

Gold – Homo Erectattoos (South Korea, Dir: Kim Tae-woo)
Silver – The Old Man Movie (Estonia, Dirs: Oskar Lehemaa, Mikk Mägi)
Bronze – Gon, The Little Fox (Japan, Dir: Takeshi Yashiro)

BEST INTERNATIONAL SHORT

Gold – Dead Birds (UK, Dir: Johnny Kenton)
Silver – Downs of the Dead (Norway, Dir: Even Husby Grødahl)
Bronze – Abracitos (Spain, Dir: Tony Morales)

BEST CANADIAN SHORT

Gold – Don’t Text Back (Dirs: Kaye Adelaide, Mariel Sharp)
Silver – Night Shifts (Dir: Finn Wolfhard)
Bronze – Regret (Dir: Santiago Menghini)

MOST GROUNDBREAKING FILM OF THE FESTIVAL

Come True (Canada, Dir: Anthony Scott Burns)

Related Article: Trailer: Dark Sci-Fi/Thriller COME TRUE to Screen at Fantasia 2020

fantasia main image  1024x1325 - Fantasia 2020: Audience Awards Announced!

Congratulations to all of Fantasia 2020’s Audience Award winners! Let us know what you think in the comments below or on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram! You can also carry on the convo with me personally on Twitter @josh_millican.

Written by Josh Millican

Josh Millican is the Editor in Chief at Dread Central.

Trio of New Dune Images Tease Action Jason Momoas Duncan Idaho 150x150 - Oscar Isaac on Why DUNE Is Still Relevant Today

Oscar Isaac on Why DUNE Is Still Relevant Today

Best Buy Exclusive HOCUS POCUS 4K Ultra HD Steelbook 150x150 - Best Buy Exclusive HOCUS POCUS 4K Ultra HD Steelbook Hits 9/15

Best Buy Exclusive HOCUS POCUS 4K Ultra HD Steelbook Hits 9/15