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2013 Fantastic Fest's big award winners

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Fantastic Fest honors the best genre films around. It has released the winners from this year's coveted submissions.

Robin Wright It's been a great year for horror, sci-fi and fantasy. At 2013's Fantastic Fest, they were bombarded with a solid crop of features and shorts. Despite the overwhelming talent, they had to breakdown who would receive individual honors for the Fantastic Fest Awards.

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Robin Wright may have missed out on an Emmy (for House of Cards), but Fantastic Fest loves her. She scored a win for Best Actress, thanks to her performance in The Congress. The film dominated the Fantastic Features category also picking up Best Director and Best Screenplay.

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Check out the full list of winners below:

Audience Award (Presented by Maxwell Locke & Ritter)

  • Jodorowsky's Dune (director Frank Pavich)

"Next Wave" Spotlight Competition Presented by Dell Precision

  • Best Picture: The Dirties (director Matt Johnson)
  • Best Director: Oren Carmi (Goldberg and Eisenberg)
  • Best Screenplay: James Byrkit (Coherence)
  • Best Actor: Yorick van Wageningen (The Resurrection Of A Bastard)
  • Best Actress: Swantje Kohlhof (Nothing Bad Can Happen)

Fantastic Features

  • Best Picture: The Congress (director Ari Folman)
  • Best Director: David Perrault (Our Heroes Died Tonight)
  • Best Screenplay: Ari Folman (The Congress)
  • Best Actor: Svein André Hofsø Myhre (Detective Downs)
  • Best Actress: Robin Wright (The Congress)

Horror Features

  • Best Picture: Afflicted (directors Derek Lee and Clif Prowse)
  • Best Screenplay: Derek Lee and Clif Prowse (Afflicted)
  • Best Director: Derek Lee and Clif Prowse (Afflicted)
  • Best Actor: Jason David Brown (Septic Man)
  • Best Actress: Julia Garner (We Are What We Are)

Gutbuster Comedy Features

  • Best Picture: Why Don't You Play In Hell? (director Sion Sono)
  • Best Director: Sion Sono (Why Don't You Play In Hell?)
  • Best Screenplay: Kankurô Kudô (Maruyama The Middle Schooler)
  • Best Actor: Fuku Suzuki (Kid's Police)
  • Best Actress: Qi Shu (Journey To the West: Conquering The Demon)

Documentary Features

  • Best Picture: Jodorowsky's Dune (director Frank Pavich)
  • Best Director: Shaul Schwarz (Narco Cultura)

Short Fuse: Horror Shorts

  • Winner: Remember Me (director Jean-François Asselin)
  • Runner-up: Perfect Drug (director Toon Aerts)

Fantastic Shorts

  • Winner: Beasts In The Real World (director Sol Friedman)
  • Runner-up: My Pain Is Worse Than Your Pain (director Adam Hall)

Drawn and Quartered: Animated Shorts

  • Winner: The Sad House (director Sofia Catalina Carrillo Ramírez)
  • Runner-up: Kick-Heart (director Masaaki Yuasa)

Fantastic Arcade

  • Best In Show: Samurai Gunn (developed by Technopants)

What do you think of this year's winners?

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