Fantastic Fest Announces 2023 Jury and Audience Winners
Brazilian satirical thriller Property takes top award
By Richard Whittaker,
1:22PM, Tue. Sep. 26, 2023
Brazilian social thriller Property has just been announced as the big winner at Fantastic Fest, taking home the top prize for Best Picture in the main competition.
Running Sept. 21-28 at the Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar, Fantastic Fest is a celebration of cinema's strangest, most imaginative, and provocative, and the judges decided that Daniel Bandeire's tale of a woman trapped in an armored car in the middle of a workers' revolt fit the bill precisely.
It was also a big night for Infested, the French spider invasion movie, which picked up the award for Best Horror Feature and Best Horror Director for Sébastien Vaniček.
Here's the full list of winners: and you can find all our coverage at austinchronicle.com/fantastic-fest.
MAIN COMPETITION FEATURES
Best Picture: Property D: Daniel Bandeire
Best Director: Robert Morgan for Stopmotion
Honorable Mention: Animalia D: Sofia Alaoui (read our review here)
NEXT WAVE FEATURES
Best Picture: Sri Asih D: Upi Avianto
Best Directors: David Kapac and Andrija Mardešić for The Uncle
Honorable Mention: UFO Sweden D: Victor Danell
Best Picture: Infested D: Sébastien Vaniček
Best Director: Sébastien Vaniček for Infested
SHORTS WITH LEGS
Best Picture: "Mop" D: Joon Goh
Honorable Mention: "VHS Tape Replaced" D: Maha Al-Saati
Best Picture: "Reds" D: Tom Espinoza
Honorable Mention: "The Third Ear" D: Nathan Ginter
Best Picture: "Sweet Juices" D: Will Suen & Sejon Im
Honorable Mention: "Fostering" D: Andrei Kashpersky
DRAWN AND QUARTERED
Best Picture: "Shackle" D: Ainslie Henderson
Honorable Mention: "He Ran Alongside His Comrade" D: Genís Rigol Alzola
"I'll Crush Y'All D: Kike Narcea