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Audience awards announced for 2022 Fantasia International Film Festival

Friday, August 5, 2022 | Fantasia International Film Festival, News

By MICHAEL GINGOLD

Over 130 features and 200 shorts were screened at the just-concluded Montreal event, and now the public’s choices for the best have been revealed.

The 2022 Fantasia International Film Festival marked a highly successful return to a completely in-person event, featuring numerous premieres and enthusiastic audiences. These are the movies they dug the most:

Best International Feature
Gold:  THE ARTIFICE GIRL (pictured; USA, d. Franklin Ritch)
Silver: LA PIETÀ (Spain, d. Eduardo Casanova)
Bronze: DEADSTREAM (USA, d. Joseph Winter, Vanessa Winter)

Best Asian Feature
Gold: THE ROUNDUP (South Korea, d. Lee Sang-yong)
Silver: NEXT SOHEE (South Korea, d. July Jung)
Bronze: ONE FOR THE ROAD (Hong Kong/Thailand, d. Baz Poonpiriya)

Best Animated Feature
Gold: PRINCESSE DRAGON (France, d. Anthony Roux, Jean-Jacques Denis)
Silver: INU-OH (Japan, d. Masaaki Yuasa)
Bronze: CHUN TAE-IL: A FLAME THAT LIVES ON (South Korea, d. Hong Jungpyo)

Best International Short
Gold: GUMBALL FACTORY (Germany, d. Lindsay Robinson)
Silver: FIELDTRIP (UK, d. Paul Arion, Soren Bendt) 
Bronze: SPAGHETTER GETTER (USA, d. Jared Lapidus)

Best Asian Short
Gold: MOSHARI (Bangladesh, d. Nuhash Humayun)
Silver: THE ASTRONAUT AND HIS PARROT (India, d. Arati Kadav)
Bronze: ANIMA POSSESSION (Hong Kong, d. Wai Mo Chan) 

Best Animated Short
Gold: SUMMER GHOST (Japan, d. Loundraw)
Silver: PERSONA (South Korea, d. Moon Sujin)
Bronze: NEW MOON (USA, d. Jeremie Balais, Jeff LeBars) 

Best Canadian Feature
Gold: THE FIGHT MACHINE (Canada, d. Andrew Thomas Hunt)
Silver: CULT HERO (Canada, d. Jesse T. Cook)
Bronze: RELAX, I’M FROM THE FUTURE (Canada, d. Luke Higginson)

Best Canadian Short
Gold: BUMP (Canada, d. Maziyar Khatam)
Silver: OLDTIMERS (Canada, d. Brian Quintero) 
Bronze: ONE OF THOSE GOOD LIVES (Canada, d. Joseph Carney) 

Best Quebec Feature
Gold: LES PAS D’ALLURE (Canada, d. Alexandre Leblanc)
Silver: TIMESCAPE (Canada, d. Aristomenis Tsirbas)
Bronze: THE DIABETIC (Canada, d. Mitchell Stafiej)

Best Quebec Short
Gold: DANS L’OMBRE (IN THE SHADOWS) (Canada, d. David Émond-Ferrat)
Silver: BRIGHTSTAR (Canada, d. Raphaël Hébert)
Bronze: LA GUÊPE (Canada, d. Marc Beaupré)

Best Documentary
Gold: THE PEZ OUTLAW (USA, d. Amy Bandlien Storkel, Bryan Storkel)
Silver: QUE LE FAN SOIT AVEC TOI (Canada, d. Marc Joly-Corcoran)
Bronze: OUT IN THE RING (Canada, d. Ry Levey)

Congratulations to all the winners! Dates for next year’s Fantasia will be announced soon.

Michael Gingold
Michael Gingold (RUE MORGUE's Head Writer) has been covering the world of horror cinema for over three decades, and spent 28 years as a writer and editor for FANGORIA magazine and its website. In addition to RUE MORGUE, he currently writes for BIRTH.MOVIES.DEATH, SCREAM, IndieWire.com, TIME OUT, DELIRIUM and others. His book THE FRIGHTFEST GUIDE TO MONSTER MOVIES (FAB Press) is out this fall, and he has contributed liner notes and featurettes to a number of Blu-ray and DVD releases. Among his screenplay credits are SHADOW: DEAD RIOT and LEECHES!, and he is currently working on THE DOLL with director Dante Tomaselli.