Announcing the Audience Awards of Fantasia’s 23rd Edition!

August 6, 2019 - The Fantasia International Film Festival wrapped its 23rd edition on August 1st last week, having showcased 138 features and over 200 shorts. In addition to the previously announced jury prizes, the esteemed Montreal genre festival is now pleased to reveal the winners of this year’s Audience Awards.

Best Asian Feature

Gold: FLY ME TO THE SAITAMA (Japan) – Dir: Hideki Takeuchi

Silver: DANCE WITH ME (Japan) – Dir: Shinobu Yaguchi

Bronze: BRAVE FATHER ONLINE: OUR STORY OF FINAL FANTASY XIV (Japan) – Dirs: Teruo Noguchi, Kiyoshi Yamamoto

Best International Feature

Gold: LAKE MICHIGAN MONSTER (USA) – Dir: Ryland Tews

Silver: L’INTERVENTION (France) – Dir: Fred Grivois

Bronze WHY DON’T YOU JUST DIE! (Russia) – Dir: Kirill Sokolov

Best Action! Feature

THE GANGSTER, THE COP, THE DEVIL (South Korea) – Dir: Lee Won-tae

Best Animated Feature

PROMARE (Japan) – Dir: Hiroyuki Imaishi

Best Camera Lucida Feature

JESUS SHOWS YOU THE WAY TO THE HIGHWAY (Spain-Estonia-Ethiopia-Latvia-Romania) – Dir: Miguel Llansó

Best Canadian Feature

DEAD DICKS (Canada / Qc) – Dirs: Chris Bavota, Lee Paula Springer

Best Documentary Feature

PHANTOM OF WINNIPEG (Canada) – Dirs: Malcom Ingram, Sean Stanley

Best International Short

Gold: BAD HAIR (Estonia) – Dir: Oskar Lehemaa

Silver: PIG (USA) – Dir: Evan Powers

Bronze: LILI (Netherlands) – Dir: Yfke Van Berckelaer

Best Animated Short

Gold: GIRL IN THE HALLWAY (Canada) – Dir: Valerie Barnhart

Silver: MY LITTLE GOAT (Japan) – Dir: Tomoki Misato

Bronze: THE FIRST CLASS (South Korea) – Dir: Kim Myung-eun

Best Quebec Short

Gold: RED WINE – Dir: Santiago Menghini

Silver: SHOWER PARTY – Dir: Pierre-Luc Gosselin

Bronze: MOMENT – Dir: Geoffrey Uloth

Best VR Work

Gold: MUSEUM OF SYMMETRY (Canada) – Dir: Paloma Dawkins

Silver: THE CARETAKER (USA) – Dirs: Jacob Wasserman, Nicolas Pesce, Adam Donald

Bronze: HEART OF THE SATHU (Canada) – Dir: Leela Gilday

Mon Premier Fantasia Shorts (comprised of votes from a representational jury between the ages of 8 and 13 years old)


Silver - ICE DREAMS (France) – Dir: Julie Fournier

Bronze: HORS-PISTE (France_ – Dir : Camille Jalabert, Oscar Malet, Loris Cavalier & Leo Brunel


The Fantasia International Film Festival’s 24th edition will take place in Montreal July 2020, with precise dates to be announced in the coming months.