Fantasia 2018: Award Winners Announced

Fantasia 2018: Award Winners Announced 1
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The award winners for this year’s Fantasia Festival in Montreal have been announced, with Daniel Roby‘s science fiction film Dans La Brume winning Best Film. Nosipho Dumisa was awarded Best Director for the South African thriller Number 37.

Take a look below for all the awards given out this year, and be sure to keep up with our continued coverage of Fantasia 2018 here.

BEST FILM: DANS LA BRUME (d. Daniel Roby)
BEST DIRECTOR: Nosipho Dumisa (NUMBER 37)
BEST SCREENPLAY: Isa Mazzei (CAM)
BEST ACTOR: Joshua Burge (RELAXER)
BEST ACTRESS: Kim Da-mi (THE WITCH PART 1: THE SUBVERSION)

Tim Matheson presided over Fantasia’s 2018 Cheval Noir Jury, which was also comprised of Abraham Castillo Flores, Evan L. Katz, Phil Nobile Jr., Stéphanie Trépanier, and Victoria Sanchez-Mandryk.

Referring to the festival’s Best Film Winner, the Cheval Noir jury stated, “The apocalypse hasn’t been this emotionally compelling in decades. With its striking, iconic visuals of a Paris buried in a toxic mist, Daniel Roby’s Dans la brume is a lean, terrifying portrait of an extinction-level event from the point of view of a family determined to survive.”

The Cheval Noir jury also awarded a special prize to Dennison Ramalho’s The Nightshifter, noting, “Marriage is hell in this daring combination of sub-genres and tones, creating a grisly original ghost story, fueled by revenge, infused with pitch-black comedy, and littered with assorted body parts.”

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