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FANTASPORTO 2014: Asian and European films awarded in THE 34TH EDITION OF THE PORTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
“Miss Zombie”, by Japanese Hiroyuki Tanaka, aka Sabu, won the Best Film Award – Fantasporto 2014, the most important award in the Fantasy Film Official Section of 34º Fantasporto – Festival Internacional de Cinema do Porto.
“Chimères”, by Swiss film director Olivier Beguin got the Special Jury Award, while Israeli directors Aaron Keshales and Navot Papushado received the Best Director prize for their film “Big Bad Wolves”. This film also won the Best Actor Award for Duval’e Glickman.
Ann Walton got the Best Actress Award for her acting in the British film “Soulmate”, by Axelle Carolyn. and South Korean animation film “The Fake”, by director/screenwriter Sang-Ho Yeon, won the Best Screenplay Award..
“Witching and Bitching”, by Spanish filmmaker Alex de la Iglesia won the Special Effects Award.
In he Directors Week competition, Hungarian director Márk Bodsár won the Best Film Award with “Heavenly Shift”. The Special Jury Award in this section goes to Turkish-Ukrainian film “Love me”. This film’s directors Maryna Gorbach and Mehmet Bahadir Er , also got the Best Screenplay Award of the Directors Week
Mexican filmmaker Carlos Cuarón won the prize for Best Director with “Sugar Kisses”.
The short film competition winer was “Rabbitland”, by Serbian directors Ana Nedelkovic and Nichola Majdak, Jr.
The acting prizes in the Directors week went to Garreth Dillahunto (“Houston”, by German director Bastien Gunther) and to Onata Aprile (for “What maisie Knew”, by US directors Scott McGehee and David Siegel.
In the Orient Express section the jury awarded two Japanese films: “Why Don’t You Play in Hell?”, by Shion Sono, won Best Film Award and Sabu’s “Miss Zombie” was distinguished with the Special Jury Award.
Alex de la Iglesia’s “Whitching And Bitching” won the Public Award, and the Critics Award went to Maryna Gorbach and “Love Me”, by Maryna Gorbach and Mehmet Bahadir Er received the Critics Award. Next edition of Fantasporto (the 35th) will be held between February 27 and March 7, 2015.
In the Portuguese Film section the winner was “O Triunfo dos Porcos”, a short film directed by José Magro.
Starting next February 20th, the 38th edition of Fantasporto- Oporto International Film Festival, ends on March 3rd (competitions) and March 4th (the awards screenings), 3 more days than usual.
38º FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CINEMA DO PORTO 38th OPORTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Entries for fantasy shorts and features are now open till the 5th December. According to the festival regulations (www.fantasporto.com), each entry must have a form filled and a screener available on line for appreciation of the selection jury.