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AWARD WINNERS Announced for Toronto After Dark 2018! ANNA & APOCALYPSE and TIGERS NOT AFRAID Win Big

Toronto After Dark Film Festival is thrilled to announce the Award Winners of its 13th Annual Edition. As is tradition at Toronto After Dark, the Jury were the fans themselves with over 5,000 votes cast this year by festival-goers to determine the best new horror, sci-fi and action movies from the around the world!

ANNA & THE APOCALYPSE, the British Zombie Musical directed by John McPhail took Top Prize, the Audience Choice Award for BEST FEATURE FILM GOLD plus four other Specialty Awards including BEST ENSEMBLE CAST and BEST MUSIC.  BEST FEATURE FILM SILVER went to TIGERS ARE NOT AFRAID, Issa Lopez’s supernatural dark fairytale which also took home five additional awards including BEST DIRECTOR and BEST FEMALE ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE for the young lead Paola Lara.  The World War II Action Horror movie OVERLORD, directed by Julius Avery and co-produced by J.J.Abrams took home BEST FEATURE FILM BRONZE as well as three additional awards including BEST CG EFFECTS.

Additional Major Winners in the Specialty Categories included I AM A HERO which won five awards including BEST ACTION FILM and SATAN’S SLAVES which won two awards including BEST HORROR FILM.

Read on for the complete list of all the winners from Toronto After Dark 2018, including the Short Film Award winners:

FEATURE FILM AWARD WINNERS:

ANNA & THE APOCALYPSE
BEST FEATURE FILM GOLD
BEST ENSEMBLE CAST
BEST COMEDY
BEST MUSIC
BEST TITLE SEQUENCE

TIGERS ARE NOT AFRAID
BEST FEATURE FILM SILVER
BEST DIRECTOR (Issa Lopez)
BEST SCREENPLAY
BEST FEMALE ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE (Paola Lara)
MOST ORIGINAL FILM
BEST EDITING

OVERLORD
BEST FEATURE FILM BRONZE
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
BEST CG EFFECTS
BEST SOUND DESIGN

I AM A HERO
BEST ACTION FILM
BEST MALE ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE (Yo Oizumi)
BEST HERO (Hideo Suzuki played by Yo Oizumi)
BEST FIGHT (Parking garage shootout)
BEST KILL (High jumping zombie)

SATAN’S SLAVES
BEST HORROR FILM
MOST SCARY FILM

ROBBERY
BEST CANADIAN FEATURE FILM
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR (Art Hindle)

YOU MIGHT BE THE KILLER
BEST FILM TO WATCH WITH A CROWD
FILM MOST WANT TO SEE A SEQUEL TO

PROSPECT
BEST SCI-FI FILM

THE RANGER
BEST VILLAIN (The Ranger played by Jeremy Holm)

PREY
BEST MONSTER/CREATURE (The Lion)

LIFECHANGER
BEST PRACTICAL EFFECTS

BEST CANADIAN SHORT FILM
  1. GOLD: THE WINDMILL MAN Directed by Quang Ngo-Trong
  2. SILVER: SPLIT DECISION Directed by Scott Riopelle  
  3. BRONZE: BONE MOTHER Directed by Sylvie Trouve & Dayle Hayward

BEST INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM
  1. GOLD:  THE WORLD OVER (USA) Directed by Heath Michaels
  2. SILVER: THE BLUE DOOR (UK) Directed by Paul Taylor  
  3. BRONZE: LOS GATOS (Mexico) Directed by Alezandro Rio

Congratulations to all the winners and Thank You to all the fans that voted!

MORE INFO:

ABOUT US: Find out more about Toronto After Dark: Horror, Sci-Fi, & Action Film Festival at our About Us Page

2018 FILM INFO: To find out more about the award-winning films which screened at Toronto After Dark 2018,  visit our 2018 Film Schedule Page

2019 FEST DATES: Toronto After Dark Film Festival returns for its 14th Edition, October 17-25, 2019.  Look out for the Official Facebook Event Page Coming Soon.

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2019 FILMMAKERS:  To get notified of our Next Call for Film Entries which will begin in the New Year join Toronto After Dark’s Filmmaker Contact List Here. 

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How the 2018 TADFF Audience Awards Winners Were Determined:
1. Best Feature Film also known as “The Audience Choice Award” (Gold, Silver & Bronze) - Determined by over 4,800 Audience Votes Collected at Feature Film Screenings during the festival. The top ranked Canadian film in this poll is also awarded Best Canadian Feature Film
2. Specialty Category Winners including Short Film Winners Determined by a Poll of 200 Festival All-Access Pass Buyers conducted over the week after the festival. 

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