Donnybrook, In Fabric Top Fantastic Fest Awards

Plus Danish thriller Holiday sweeps Next Wave category

Donnybrook takes the top prize in the main features category at Fantastic Fest

What's a film festival without awards? Fantastic fest has today announced the top honorees from the jury selections, and we've got the list of winners. The envelope, please!

"MAIN COMPETITION" FEATURES
Best Picture: Donnybrook directed by Tim Sutton (read our review here)
Best Director: Peter Strickland for In Fabric (read our review here)

"NEXT WAVE" FEATURES
Best Picture/Director: Holiday directed by Isabella Eklöf (read our review here)
Special Mention for Sébastien Marnier for Schools Out

HORROR FEATURES
Best Picture: Terrified directed by Demián Rugna
Best Director: Shinichiro Ueda for One Cut of the Dead
Special Mention to Luz directed by Tilman Singer

SHORTS WITH LEGS
Best Picture: "The Passage" directed by Kitao Sakurai
Special Mention to "Emotion 93" directed by Oz Davidson

SHORT FUSE Presented by Stage 13
Best Picture: "Acid (aka Acide)" directed by Just Philippot

FANTASTIC SHORTS
Best Picture: "Squirrel" by Alex Kavutskiy

FANTASTIC BUMPER COMPETITION
"Dark Biddings" directed by Jensen Yancey

Congratulations to all the winners.


Fantastic Fest runs Sept. 20-27. For more news, reviews, and interviews, as well as our daily show with the oneofus.net podcast network, visit austinchronicle.com/fantastic-fest.

A note to readers: Bold and uncensored, The Austin Chronicle has been Austin’s independent news source for over 40 years, expressing the community’s political and environmental concerns and supporting its active cultural scene. Now more than ever, we need your support to continue supplying Austin with independent, free press. If real news is important to you, please consider making a donation of $5, $10 or whatever you can afford, to help keep our journalism on stands.

Support the Chronicle  

READ MORE
More by Richard Whittaker
That's One Pricey Burrito: Chuy's Sells for $605 Million
That's One Pricey Burrito: Chuy's Sells for $605 Million
Austin original acquired by Darden Restaurants, Inc.

July 18, 2024

Twisters
Pale imitation of what made the original such an unexpected smash of a disaster movie

July 19, 2024

KEYWORDS FOR THIS POST

Fantastic Fest, Fantastic Fest 2018, Donnybrook, Holiday, In Fabric, One Cut of the Dead

MORE IN THE ARCHIVES
One click gets you all the newsletters listed below

Breaking news, arts coverage, and daily events

Keep up with happenings around town

Kevin Curtin's bimonthly cannabis musings

Austin's queerest news and events

Eric Goodman's Austin FC column, other soccer news

Information is power. Support the free press, so we can support Austin.   Support the Chronicle