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3 items from 2011

Sitges 2011: Winners Announced; Red State and Attack the Block Score Multiple Awards

15 October 2011 10:15 AM, PDT | | See recent Dread Central news »

The 2011 Sitges Film Festival has concluded its competition portion and announced awards in more categories than we've seen at any other fest. The biggest winners are Kevin Smith's Red State and Joe Cornish's Attack the Block, but several other films we've been closely watching here on Dread scored victories as well, including Kill List, Livid, The Divide, The Woman, Bellflower, Hell, and Detention.

Here's the full breakdown from the fest, held 6-16 October on the Catalan coast of Spain. Congratulations to all the winners!

Oficial FANTÀSTIC In-competition – Sitges 44

J. A. Bayona, Quim Casas, Lisa Marie, Ryoo Seung-Wan, Richard Stanley (judges)

Best Short Film (tie)

Dirty Silverwear by Steve Daniels

The Unliving by Hugo Lilja

Best Production Design

Marc Thiébault for Livide (Alexandre Bustillo & Julian Maury)

Best Makeup FX

Steven Kostanski for The Divide (Xavier Gens)

Best Special Effects

Lluís Castells and Javier García for Eva (Kike Maíllo)

Best »

- The Woman In Black

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Fantastic Fest Announces List Of Short Films which includes must sees ‘Cop Hard’ and ‘Infernal Nuns’

25 August 2011 5:33 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »



The complete list of short films screening at Fantastic Fest has been announced. Unfortunatly as with most short films, there isn’t too much known about many of these. I know Infernal Nuns recieved a lot of praise from various blogs after it screened at Fantasia and Cop Hard is based on the popular web series, but apart from that, I’m pretty much in the dark. What I do know is that sometimes the short films are more rewarding than some features. Remember folks, some of these directors may go on to do some very big things in the near future, so try and check them out. Here is the press release.






Austin, TX-Wednesday, August 24th, 2011- Fantastic Fest is excited to announce the short film lineup for the seventh edition of Fantastic Fest, happening September 22-29 in Austin, Texas.  Fantastic Fest loves its short films – they provide a »

- Ricky

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Fantastic Fest Announces Shorts for 2011

24 August 2011 4:46 PM, PDT | | See recent Dread Central news »

Anybody can tell a good tale, spin a quality yarn so to speak, if given an hour and a half. But to accomplish that same feat in 15 minutes or so, now that's doing something. And Fantastic Fest has announced the lineup of 50 films doing just that for this year's program.

The Fantastic Fest shorts will be presented during the festival, which runs September 22-29 in Austin, Texas. With running times as long as thirty minutes and a short as two, and coming from over a dozen countries, the films look as diverse as they will be entertaining. Take a gander at the huge list complied below, and for those of you lucky enough to be in the great state of Texas during the fest, we envy you.

Fantastic Fest 2011 Shorts

All Men Are Called Robert (2011)

U.S. Premiere

Director: Marc-Henri Boulier, France, 6 minutes

A naked, terribly bruised man is running through the woods. »

- Doctor Gash

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