Saturday, 5 November 2011

Toronto After Dark Film Festival 2011 Awards

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After 8 Nights and 3000 votes, the Audience for the 2011 Toronto After Dark Film Festival have been announced, I've already weighed in on my own Best of the Fest and there is some overlap for several of the awesome films like Father's Day, The Woman and The Divide. Here a full list of where the ballots fell:

AUDIENCE AWARDS, BEST FEATURE FILM
1. GOLD: Father's Day
2. SILVER: The Divide
3. BRONZE: DeadHeads

AUDIENCE AWARDS, BEST CANADIAN SHORT FILM
1. GOLD: The Legend of Beaver Dam
2. SILVER: Blind Spot
3. BRONZE: My Main Squeeze

AUDIENCE AWARDS, BEST INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM
1. GOLD: Nursery Crimes
2. SILVER: Brutal Relax
3. BRONZE: Dirty Silverware

2011 FANS’ CHOICE AWARDS

BEST HORROR FILM
The Woman

BEST SCI-FI FILM
The Divide

BEST ACTION FILM
A Lonely Place To Die

BEST COMEDY
DeadHeads

BEST DIRECTOR
Lucky McKee for The Woman

BEST SCREENPLAY
Ryan Levin for Some Guy Who Kills People

BEST LEADING ACTOR
Sean Bridgers in The Woman

BEST LEADING ACTRESS
Pollyanna McIntosh in The Woman

BEST ENSEMBLE CAST
The Divide

BEST SPECIAL EFFECTS
Love

BEST MAKE-UP
Monster Brawl

BEST MUSICAL SCORE
TIE: Love and The Woman

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
A Lonely Place To Die

BEST EDITING
The Woman

BEST VILLAIN
Chris Cleek (performed by Sean Bridgers) in The Woman

BEST HERO
Ahab (performed by Adam Brooks) in Father's Day

BEST KILLS
Father's Day

SCARIEST FILM
The Innkeepers

MOST THRILLING FILM
A Lonely Place To Die

MOST ORIGINAL FILM
Father's Day

MOST DISTURBING FILM
The Woman

BEST TRAILER
Father's Day

BEST POSTER
Father's Day (by The Dude Designs)

How the votes are cast:
1. Audience Awards, Feature Films - Determined by Audience Votes at Feature Film Screenings
2. Audience Awards, Canadian Shorts - Determined by Poll of Festival All-Access Pass Buyers
3. Audience Awards, International Shorts - Determined by Audience Votes at Shorts After Dark Screening

And the 2011 FANS’ CHOICE AWARDS: A representative sample of over 100 Festival All-Access Pass Buyers were polled in the week after the festival to determine the feature film winners in a range of different specialty categories:

The 6th Annual Toronto After Dark Film Festival ran for 8 Nights of Horror, Sci-Fi, Action and Cult Movies at the Toronto Underground Cinema in Toronto, Ontario, Canada from October 20-27, 2011.

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