• Toronto After Dark People’s Choice Awards

    NOVEMBER 2, 2012: Toronto After Dark Film Festival is thrilled to announce the Award Winners of its 7th Annual Edition! As is tradition at Toronto After Dark, the Jury were the fans themselves with over 4,000 votes cast this year by festival-goers to determine the best new horror, sci-fi, action and cult movies from the around the world!
    Genre comedies won audiences over at Toronto After Dark 2012 with the crowd-pleasing British gangsters meets zombies action comedy COCKNEYS VS ZOMBIES winning the festival’s Top Prize, the Audience Choice Award for Best Feature Film, GOLD. Close behind, DEAD SUSHI the latest splatter comedy from Japanese cult director Noboru Iguchi gobbled up the SILVER, while A FANTASTIC FEAR OF EVERYTHING a wildly eccentric British fantasy comedy starring fan favourite Simon Pegg snuck away with the BRONZE.
    In the Specialty Categories, the big winners were the stylish surgical horror thriller AMERICAN MARY from the Soska Twins which won 6 Awards including Best Director, Best Actress and Best Canadian Feature, the subversive cabin in the woods horror movie RESOLUTION which won 4 Awards including Best Screenplay and Most Innovative Film, and the terrifying tower block horror thriller CITADEL which snagged 3 wins including Best Horror Film and Scariest Film.

    In the short-format category, the Best Canadian Short GOLD went to splatterific action comedy BIO COP from fan favourite group Astron-6’s Steven Kostanski, while the GOLD for International Short went to the stunningly animated sci-fi film HENRI.  And the inaugural winner of a new award category, Best Independent Video Game: GOLD was the ultraviolent retro-throwbrack HOTLINE MIAMI.
    Scroll on for the complete list of award-winners from Toronto After Dark 2012:


    AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARDS, BEST FEATURE FILM
      1. GOLD: COCKNEYS VS ZOMBIES
      2. SILVER: DEAD SUSHI
      3. BRONZE: A FANTASTIC FEAR OF EVERYTHING

    AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARDS, BEST CANADIAN SHORT FILM
      1. GOLD: BIO-COP
      2. SILVER: A PRETTY FUNNY STORY
      3. BRONZE: FROST

    AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARDS, BEST INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM
      1. GOLD:  HENRI
      2. SILVER: VICKI
      3. BRONZE: NUMBERS

    AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARDS, BEST INDEPENDENT VIDEO GAME
    1. GOLD: HOTLINE MIAMI
    2. SILVER: TALES FROM SPACE: MUTANT BLOB ATTACKS 
    3. BRONZE: McPIXEL


    SPECIALTY CATEGORY WINNERS – AS VOTED BY FANS


    GENRE & TECHNICAL CATEGORIES
    BEST HORROR FILM  Citadel
    BEST SCI-FI FILM:  Doomsday Book
    BEST ACTION FILM Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning
    BEST COMEDY Cockneys vs Zombies
    BEST DIRECTOR American Mary (Jen & Sylvia Soska)
    BEST SCREENPLAY Resolution (Justin Benson)
    BEST CANADIAN FEATURE FILM American Mary

    BEST LEADING ACTOR A Fantastic Fear Of Everything (Simon Pegg)
    BEST LEADING ACTRESS American Mary (Katherine Isabelle)
    BEST ENSEMBLE CAST Cockneys Vs Zombies
    BEST MAKE-UP[Rec] 3: Genesis
    BEST SPECIAL EFFECTS Dead Sushi
    BEST SOUNDTRACK Sushi Girl
    BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY American Mary
    BEST EDITING Crave
    BEST TRAILER Dead Sushi
    BEST POSTER [Rec] 3: Genesis
    BEST TITLE SEQUENCE Crave (Closing Credits)

    FUN CATEGORIES
    BEST FILM TO WATCH WITH A CROWD  Dead Sushi
    FILM MOST LIKE TO SEE A SEQUEL TO Cockneys Vs Zombies
    BEST VILLAIN Lloyd The Conqueror (Derek the Unholy, played by Mike Smith)
    BEST HERO  [Rec] 3: Genesis (Clara the Bride, played by Leticia Dolera)
    BEST ANTIHERO American Mary  (Mary Mason, played by Katherine Isabelle)
    BEST KILL  Inbred (Shotgun to the head)
    BEST FIGHT  Universal Soldier: Day Of Reckoning (Sports store fight)
    GORIEST FILM Inbred
    SCARIEST FILM Citadel
    MOST INNOVATIVE FILM Resolution
    MOST DISTURBING FILM American Mary
    MOST THRILLING FILM  Citadel
    BEST FILM INTRO  Resolution
    BEST AUDIENCE Q&A Resolution 


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