“LAST LIFE IN THE UNIVERSE” WINS BIG AT FANTASIA 2004

Another Fantasia has come to pass and the jealous many get to weep as the fortunate few (a few being 78,000 ticket holders here) get to tell tales of their time in Montreal for years to come.
The awards have been presented with “Last Life in the Universe” gaining the jury’s Best Overall Fantasia Film and Best Asian Film attention. Can’t say I didn’t tell ya so about this one.
Here are the results of the ballots from both the public and the jury:
JURY’S PRIZES

Fantasia Ubisoft Award: Best overall fantasia film 2004
GOLD: LAST LIFE IN THE UNIVERSE (THAILAND, 2003 Pen-Ek Ratanaruang, Nonzee Nimibutr/Duangkamol Limcharoen)
SILVER: SHAUN OF THE DEAD (ENGLAND, 2004, Edgar Wright, Rogue Pictures)
BRONZE: THE UNIVITED (KOREA, 2003, Lee Soo-Yeon, CJ entertainment)

Best Asian film

GOLD: LAST LIFE IN THE UNIVERSE (THAILAND, 2003 Pen-Ek Ratanaruang, Nonzee Nimibutr/Duangkamol Limcharoen)
SILVER: THE UNIVITED (KOREA, 2003, Lee Soo-Yeon, CJ entertainment)
BRONZE: GOZU (JAPAN, 2003, Takashi Miike, Pathfinder Pictures/Klockworx Company)

BEST INTERNATIONAL FILM

GOLD: ONE POINT O (USA/ISLAND, 2004, Jeff Renfroe, Marteinn Thorsson, THINK FILMS)
SILVER: SHAUN OF THE DEAD (ENGLAND, 2004, Edgar Wright, Rogue Pictures)
BRONZE: ROMASANTA (SPAIN, 2004, Paco Plaza, Lion’s Gate)

BEST ANIME MOVIE

GOLD: HAIR HIGH (USA, 2004, Bill Plympton)
SILVER: PARANOIA AGENT (JAPAN, 2004, Satoshi Kong, Geneon Entertainment)
BRONZE: DEAD LEAVES (JAPAN, 2004, Hiroyuki Imaishi, Manga Entertainment)

MOST GROUNDBREAKING FILM

GOLD: ONE POINT O (USA/ISLAND, 2004, Jeff Renfroe, Marteinn Thorsson, THINK FILMS)
SILVER: BOTTLED FOOL (JAPAN, 2004, Hiroki Yamaguchi, Hideo Nishimura)
BRONZE: THE UNIVITED (KOREA, 2003, Lee Soo-Yeon, CJ entertainment)

BEST SHORT FILM

GOLD: LITTLE THINGS (ENGLAND, 2003, Daniel Greaves, TANDEM FILMS)
SILVER: BOY IN THE BOX (USA, 2003, Screaming Mad George, Psycho Fiction Productions)
BRONZE: DAY OFF THE DEAD (USA, 2004, LEE LANIER)

PUBLIC PRIZES

Fantasia Ubisoft Prize : Best overall fantasia film 2004

GOLD: A TALE OF TWO SISTERS (KOREA, 2003, Ji-woon Km, VITAGRAPH FILMS)
SILVER: TIE: SHAUN OF THE DEAD (ENGLAND, 2004, Edgar Wright, Rogue Pictures) / HAUTE TENSION (FRANCE, 2004, Alexandre Aja, Lions Gate Films)
BRONZE: CUTIE HONEY (JAPAN, 2004, HIdeaki Anno, Towani)

Best Asian film

GOLD: JU-ON (JAPAN, 2003, Takashi Shimizu, Lions Gate Films)
SILVER: TIE: ONE MISSED CALL (JAPAN, 2003, Takashi Miike, HORIZON) / A TALE OF TWO SISTERS (KOREA, 2003, Ji-woon Km, VITAGRAPH FILMS)
BRONZE: TIE: AZUMI (JAPAN, 2003, Ryuhei Kitamura) / CALAMARI WRESTLER (JAPAN, 2004, Minoru Kawasaki, The Klockworx Co.,Ltd.)

BEST INTERNATIONAL FILM

GOLD: HAUTE TENSION (FRANCE, 2004, Alexandre Aja, Lions Gate Films)
SILVER: SHAUN OF THE DEAD (ENGLAND, 2004, Edgar Wright, Rogue Pictures)
BRONZE: TIE: KILLING WORDS (SPAIN, 2003, Laura Mañá, Filma) / IMMORTEL (FRANCE, 2004, ENKI BILAL, REMSTAR-ALLIANCE VIVAFILM)

BEST ANIME MOVIE

GOLD: WONDERFUL DAYS (KOREA, 2003, Moon-saeng KIm, Mirovision)
SILVER: PARANOIA AGENT (JAPAN, 2004, Satoshi Kong, Geneon Entertainment)
BRONZE: HAIR HIGH(USA, 2004, Bill Plympton)

MOST GROUNDBREAKING FILM

GOLD: IMMORTEL (FRANCE, 2004, ENKI BILAL, REMSTAR-ALLIANCE VIVAFILM)
SILVER: A JOURNEY INTO BLISS (GERMANY, 2004, Wenzel Storch)
BRONZE: TIE: NOTHING (CANADA, 2003, Vincenzo Natal, ALLIANCE VIVAFILM) / SAVE THE GREEN PLANET (KOREA, 2003, Jang Jun-Hwan, CJ entertainment)

BEST SHORT FILM

GOLD: EX-AEQUO: THE SEPARATION (ENGLAND, 2003, Robert Morgan, Animus films) / I’LL SEE YOU IN MY DREAMS (PORTUGAL, 2003, Miguel Angél Vivas, Pato Profissional Limitada)
SILVER: The Exorcist in 30 seconds (USA, 2004, Jennifer Shiman)
BRONZE: TIE: One Hot Rotting Zombie Love Song – (MONTREAL, 2003, CHRISTOPHE DAVIDSON) / MY FRIEND GOD (USA, 2003, TIM MALONEY)

QUEBEC DIY INIS

GOLD: KILLER CUPS 2 from JEF GRENIER
SILVER: CRIMSON from AL KRATINA
BRONZE: ZOMBIE BUSSINESS from MARIO DEGIGLIO-BELLEMARE




Posted on August 3, 2004 in Festivals by
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