Friday, November 02, 2012

Toronto After Dark Announces Award Winners

Cockneys vs. Zombies

Toronto After Dark Film Festival is thrilled to announce the Award Winners of its 7th Annual Edition! As is tradition at Toronto After Dark, the Jury were the fans themselves with over 4,000 votes cast this year by festival-goers to determine the best new horror, sci-fi, action and cult movies from the around the world!

Genre comedies won audiences over at Toronto After Dark 2012 with the crowd-pleasing British gangsters meets zombies action comedy COCKNEYS VS ZOMBIES winning the festival’s Top Prize, the Audience Choice Award for Best Feature Film, GOLD. Close behind, DEAD SUSHI the latest splatter comedy from Japanese cult director Noboru Iguchi gobbled up the SILVER, while A FANTASTIC FEAR OF EVERYTHING a wildly eccentric British fantasy comedy starring fan favourite Simon Pegg snuck away with the BRONZE.

In the Specialty Categories, the big winners were the stylish surgical horror thriller AMERICAN MARY from the Soska Twins which won 6 Awards including Best Director, Best Actress and Best Canadian Feature, the subversive cabin in the woods horror movie RESOLUTION which won 4 Awards including Best Screenplay and Most Innovative Film, and the terrifying tower block horror thriller CITADEL which snagged 3 wins including Best Horror Film and Scariest Film.

In the short-format category, the Best Canadian Short GOLD went to splatterific action comedy BIO COP from fan favourite group Astron-6’s Steven Kostanski, while the GOLD for International Short went to the stunningly animated sci-fi film HENRI. And the inaugural winner of a new award category, Best Independent Video Game: GOLD was the ultraviolent retro-throwbrack HOTLINE MIAMI.

The complete list of Toronto After Dark award-winners can be found at the festival website.

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