The fifth annual Toronto After Dark Film Festival wrapped up another successful run at the Bloor Cinema this past weekend. The fest featured the Canadian and world premieres of some of the craziest, funniest, most insane and gory films of the year. Yesterday, the festival announced the award winners from this year’s lineup; some 4300 votes were tallied to determine the audience award winners.
I have to say that I’m a little disappointed that Quentin Dupieux’s amazing Rubber didn’t win any of the main prizes. It was by far the most original film at After Dark (for which it won the Fan Choice award) and easily my favourite of the whole festival. In any event, congratulations to the filmmakers and festival organizers for another great year.
You can to read all of our reviews from this year’s festival here and see the full list of TADFF award winners after the jump. AUDIENCE AWARDS, BEST FEATURE FILM
1. GOLD: The Last Exorcism (Read our review here)
2. SILVER: The Human Centipede
3. BRONZE: I Spit On Your Grave
VISION AWARDS, BEST INDEPENDENT FEATURE FILM
The Vision Awards are given out by the Festival in recognition of outstanding independent genre feature filmmaking.
1. GOLD: Heartless (Read our review here)
2. SILVER: The Last Lovecraft
3. BRONZE: All About Evil
AUDIENCE AWARDS, BEST CANADIAN SHORT FILM
1. GOLD: Junko’s Shamisen
2. SILVER: King Chicken
3. BRONZE: Fireman! and Game Night (Tie)
AUDIENCE AWARDS, BEST INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM
For a full list check out the official 2010 Toronto After Dark Film Fest site.