It's been over a week now, which is just about enough time to recover from Fantasporto 2007 - eight days of cheap Super Bock beer, lots of big meat sandwiches, a whole heap of great fantasy films and, yes even more Super Bock. A lot more Super Bock...
The final Jury Awards have now been announced and of course, Pan's Labyrinth was a shoe-in for Best Picture (the film also picked up a Best Actor award for Sergi López's stunning depiction of the sadistic Capitán Vidal), but the best result for the UK was James Moran winning Best Screenplay for the fantastic Severance (congratulations Jimbo!)
Stay tuned for a full dirt-dishing report coming soon, but in the meantime, here's the full list of winners. Thanks to spiltpopcorn for the heads up.
BEST FILM Pan’s Labyrinth
JURY PRIZE Historias del Desencanto
BEST ACTOR Pan’s Labyrinth - Sergi López (Capitán Vidal)
BEST ACTRESS Ausentes - Ariadna Gil (Julia)
BEST DIRECTOR Bong Joon-ho – The Host
BEST SCREENPLAY Severance - James Moran
BEST SPECIAL EFFECTS Re-Cycle
BEST SHORT The Listening Dead
MELIES FEATURE Renaissance
MELIES SHORT Finkle’s Odyssey
The festival took place from February 19th until March 4th at Porto in Portugal.
Fantasporto 2007 - Official Fantasy and Competitive Selection;
AUSENTES (Daniel Calparsoro - Spa)
EL LABERINTO DEL FAUNO (Guillermo del Toro - Mex/Spa/USA)
HISTORIAS DEL DESENCANTO (Alejandro Valle - Mex)
ISOLATION (Billy O'Brien - UK/Ire)
JADE WARRIOR (Antti-Jussi Annila - Fin/Neth/Est/Chi)
LA HORA FRIA (Elio Quiroga - Spa)
PAPRIKA (Satoshi Kon - Jap)
RE-CYCLE (Danny & Oxide Pang - Thai/HK/Chi)
RENAISSANCE (Christian Volkman - Fra/UK/Lux)
SEVERANCE (Christopher Smith - UK)
SILENT HILL (Christophe Gans - Can/Jap/EUA/Fra)
SLITHER (James Gunn - Can/USA)
TAXIDERMIA (Gyorgy Pálfi - Hun/Aus/Fra)
THE BEAUTIFUL BEAST (Karim Hussain - Can)
THE BOTHERSOME MAN (Jens Lien - Nor)
THE HORROR BUS (Pieter Kuipjers - Neth)
THE HOST (Bong Joon-Ho - South Kor)
THE LIVING AND THE DEAD (Simon Rumley - UK)
THE PROMISE (Chen Kaigé - Chi/HK/Jap/South Kor)
THE WOODS (Lucky McKee - USA)
For more information on the many more features and shorts and the full line-up for Fantasporto 2007, visit the official website at www.fantasporto.online.pt.
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