‘Attack the Block’ Takes Fantasia Audience Award
TORONTO – The Fantasia International Film Festival wrapped Sunday, with British writer-director Joe Cornish’s London-set alien invasion movie Attack the Block taking the top audience award for best European or American feature.
The Screen Gems sci-fi horror film from Adventures of Tintin co-writer Cornish earlier won the 2011 SXSW Film Festival audience award.
Other Fantasia audience award winners in Montreal include a tie for the best Asian feature, shared by two Japanese films, Takashi Miike’s The 13 Assassins and Sion Sono’s Cold Fish.
Both Japanese films screened at the 2010 Toronto and Venice film festivals.
And the Guru Prize for the most energetic feature went to the Thai film Bangkok Knockout, by director Panna Rittikrai, where friends that are part of an informal fight club band together when a member is kidnapped.