Attack the Block wins Fantasia fest award

MUMBAI: The Fantasia International Film Festival wrapped up on Sunday, with British writer-director Joe Cornish‘s Attack the Block taking away the top audience award for best European or American feature.
Cornish had earlier won the 2011 SXSW Film Festival audience award.

Other Fantasia audience award winners include a tie for the best Asian feature that was shared by two Japanese films, Takashi Miike‘s The 13 Assassins and Sion Sono‘s Cold Fish. Both the films were screened at the 2010 Toronto and Venice Film Festivals.
The Guru Prize for the most energetic feature went to Thai film Bangkok Knockout where friends that are part of an informal fight club come together to save a kidnapped member. And finally, the Fantasia audiences voted Evan Kelly‘s The Corridor the best Canadian feature at the festival.

The festival jury also named Japan‘s Yoshimasa Ishibashi as the best director at Fantasia for his film Milocrorze: A Love Story.
And the best screenplay trophy went to Korean director Park Hoon-jung for The Unjust.
The best actress crown went to Norie Yasui for her film Love & Loathing & Lulu & Ayano.

In all, 130 films screened at Fantasia from 14 July to 7 August. The festival ended with the Canadian premiere of Don‘t Be Afraid of the Dark.

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