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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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HORROR FEATURES
Best Picture: Here Comes the Devil (dir. Adrián García Bogliano)
 
Best Screenplay: Adrián García Bogliano (Here Comes the Devil)
 
Best Director: Adrián García Bogliano (Here Comes the Devil)
Special mention: Hajime Ohata (Henge)
 
Best Actor: Francisco Barreiro (Here Comes the Devil)
 
Best Actress: Laura Caro (Here Comes the Devil)
Special Mention: Katherine Isabel (American Mary)
 
GUTBUSTER COMEDY FEATURES
Best Picture: New Kids Nitro (dir. Steffen Haars & Flip Van der Kuil)
 
Best Director: Dario Russo (Danger 5)
 
Best Screenplay: John Mitchell (The History of Future Folk)
 
Best Actor: Chapman To (Vulgaria)
 
Best Actress: Rina Takeda (Dead Sushi)
 
DOCUMENTARY FEATURES
Best Picture: The American Scream (dir. Michael Stephenson)
 
Best Director: Rodney Ascher (Room 237)
 
SHORT FUSE: HORROR SHORTS
Winner: At The Formal (Andrew Kavanagh, Australia)
Runner-up: The Sleepover (Chris Cullari, USA)
 
FANTASTIC SHORTS
Winner: Record/Play (Jesse Atlas, USA)
Runner-up: Love (Kaveh Nabatian, Canada)
 
DRAWN AND QUARTERED: ANIMATED SHORTS
Winner: Bendito Machine IV - (Jossie Malis, Spain)
Runner-up: Tram - (Michaela Pavlátová, Czech Republic)
 
 

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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.