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'I Declare War,' 'Vanishing Waves,' and 'Here Comes the Devil' Win at 2012 Fantastic Fest

Thompson on Hollywood By Maggie Lange | Thompson on Hollywood September 25, 2012 at 8:40AM

Kristina Bouzyte's "Vanishing Waves" cleaned up at Fantastic Fest, winning Best Picture, Best Director, Best Screenplay, while Jurga Jutaite won the Best Actress award for her performance in the Lithuanian director's film. Robert Wilson and Jason Lapeyre's "I Declare War" won the Audience Award at the Fest and "Here Comes the Devil" was awarded Best Picture in the Horror Feature Category.
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Kristina Buozyte's "Vanishing Waves"
Kristina Buozyte's "Vanishing Waves"

Kristina Buozyte's "Vanishing Waves" cleaned up at Fantastic Fest, winning Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Screenplay, while Jurga Jutaite won the Best Actress award for her performance in the Lithuanian director's film.  Robert Wilson and Jason Lapeyre's "I Declare War" won the Audience Award at the Fest and "Here Comes the Devil" was awarded Best Picture in the Horror Feature Category.  A this year's festival, AMD presented "Next Wave" awards to specifically honor emerging filmmakers; the "Next Wave" award went to Patrik Eklund for "Flicker."

The complete list of winners from 2012 Fantastic Fest is listed below:

AUDIENCE AWARD (Presented by Maxwell Locke & Ritter)
I Declare War (dir. Robert Wilson & Jason Lapeyre)
 
AMD "NEXT WAVE" SPOTLIGHT COMPETITION
Best Picture: Flicker (dir. Patrik Eklund)
 
Best Director: Charles de Lauzirika (Crave)
 
Best Screenplay: Max Porcelijn (Plan C)
 
Best Actor: Michael Eklund (Errors of the Human Body)
 
Best Actress: Alina Levshin (Combat Girls)
 
FANTASTIC FEATURES
Best Picture: Vanishing Waves (dir. Kristina Buozyte)
 
Best Director: Kristina Buozyte (Vanishing Waves)
 
Best Screenplay: Bruno Samper, Kristina Buozyte (Vanishing Waves)
 
Best Actor: Rene Bitorajac (Vegetarian Cannibal)
 
Best Actress: Jurga Jutaite (Vanishing Waves)

This article is related to: Fantastic Fest, Festivals, Awards, Festivals, Festivals


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.