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AWARD WINNERS Announced for Toronto After Dark 2016! TRAIN TO BUSAN, UNDER THE SHADOW, VOID Win Big!

Toronto After Dark Film Festival is thrilled to announce the Award Winners of its 11th Annual Edition. As is tradition at Toronto After Dark, the Jury were the fans themselves with over 3,500 votes cast this year by festival-goers to determine the best new horror, sci-fi, action and cult movies from the around the world!

TRAIN TO BUSAN, the thrill-packed Korean zombie action movie was the big winner taking the festival’s Top Prize, the Audience Choice Award for Best Feature Film, GOLD plus winning ten other Specialty Category Awards including BEST DIRECTOR and BEST HORROR. Audience Choice SILVER went to UNDER THE SHADOW , the Iranian supernatural tale which also took home three additional category awards including BEST SCREENPLAY. THE VOID , the new supernatural creature feature from the makers of MANBORG grabbed the BRONZE as well as five additional category awards including BEST CANADIAN FEATURE FILM.

Additional Big Winners in the Specialty Categories included the Ethan Hawke starring Western IN A VALLEY OF VIOLENCE, which won 4 Awards including BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR for John Travolta and Japanese cult icon Takashi Miike’s school set horror action film AS THE GODS WILL, which won two awards including MOST ORIGINAL FILM.

Toronto After Dark fans also bestowed category awards to a number of other films screening at the festival this year including additional Feature Films and Short Films. Read on for the complete list of winners from Toronto After Dark 2016:

BEST FEATURE FILM - AUDIENCE CHOICE WINNERS

  1. GOLD:  TRAIN TO BUSAN
  2. SILVER: UNDER THE SHADOW
  3. BRONZE: THE VOID

FEATURE FILM - SPECIALTY CATEGORY - AUDIENCE CHOICE WINNERS:

TRAIN TO BUSAN
BEST HORROR FILM
BEST DIRECTOR (Sang-ho Yeon)
BEST LEADING MALE ACTOR (Yoo Gong)
BEST ENSEMBLE CAST
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
BEST EDITING
BEST TRAILER
BEST HERO (Seok Woo played by Yoo Gong)
BEST FIGHT (Taped Up Arms vs Zombies)
MOST WANT TO SEE A SEQUEL TO

THE VOID
BEST CANADIAN FEATURE FILM
BEST MAKE-UP
BEST SPECIAL EFFECTS
BEST MONSTER/CREATURE
BEST GORE

IN A VALLEY OF VIOLENCE  
BEST ACTION FILM
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR (John Travolta)
BEST TITLE SEQUENCE
BEST KILL (Marshal’s death between duelling gunfire)

UNDER THE SHADOW  
BEST SCREENPLAY (Babak Anvari)
BEST LEADING FEMALE ACTOR (Narges Rashidi)
SCARIEST FILM

AS THE GODS WILL  
MOST ORIGINAL FILM
BEST FILM TO WATCH WITH A CROWD

KILL COMMAND  
BEST SCI-FI FILM

WAR ON EVERYONE  
BEST COMEDY

THE LURE  
BEST MUSIC

CREEPY  
BEST VILLAIN (Nishino played by Teruyuki Kagawa)

FROM A HOUSE ON WILLOW STREET  
BEST POSTER

ANTIBIRTH  
BEST SCREENING Q & A (With Director Danny Perez & Leading Actor Natasha Lyonne)

BEST CANADIAN SHORT FILM - AUDIENCE CHOICE WINNERS:

  1. GOLD: KOOKIE Directed by Justin Harding
  2. SILVER: BOY TOYS Directed by Trevor Kristjanson
  3. BRONZE: INDIGO Directed by Jody Wilson

BEST INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM - AUDIENCE CHOICE WINNERS:

  1. GOLD:  STILL (UK) Directed by Oliver Park  
  2. SILVER: DAWN OF THE DEAF (UK) Directed by Robert Savage
  3. BRONZE: CURVE (Australia) Directed by Tim Egan

Congratulations to all the winners and thank you to all the fans that voted!

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How the Audience Awards Winners Were Determined from over 3,500 Votes Cast
1. Best Feature Film - Determined by over 3,500 Audience Votes Collected at Feature Film Screenings
2. Feature Film Specialty Category Winners, Canadian Shorts - Determined by a representative Poll of 250 Festival All-Access Pass Buyers
3. International Short Winners - Determined by Audience Votes Collected from over 150 fans attending Shorts After Dark Showcase Screening

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