The film Extra Ordinary (Mike Ahern and Enda Loughman; Ireland-Belgium, 2019) has won the Audience Award to the Best Feature Film at the 30th San Sebastian Horror and Fantasy Film Festival, that finishes tonight with the screening of Ventajas de viajar en tren (2019).
AUDIENCE AWARD TO THE BEST FEATURE FILM
Extra Ordinary (2019). Mike Ahern and Enda Loughman. Ireland-Belgium
AUDIENCE AWARD TO THE BEST SHORT FILM
The Burden / Het Juk (2019). Nico van den Brink. The Netherlands
AUDIENCE AWARD TO THE BEST ANIMATION SHORT FILM
Maestro (2019). Illogic. France
AUDIENCE AWARD TO THE BEST SPANISH SHORT FILM
La última Navidad del universo (2019). David Muñoz and Adrián Cardona
BEST SHORT FILM
Stray (2018). Dead W. Law. Australia
The members of the International Short Film Competition Jury at the 30th San Sebastian Horror and Fantasy Film Festival, Itziar Castro, Fernando Iwasaki and Elisa McCausland, have unanimously decided to grant the Jury Prize for Best Short Film to Stray for its impeccable making and above all for the originality of a screenplay which skilfully handles binary allegories prompting reflections on gender, the body and animal instincts, in a context of estrangement and uprooting which engages in dialogue with the problems of today. In addition, the jury wishes to highlight the extraordinary performance of the actress Melinda Joan Reed.
The jury wishes to draw attention with a special mention to the short film The Burden / Het Juk (Nico van den Brink; the Netherlands, 2019) for the roundness of its storyline, due to being a screenplay which, without renouncing its original nature, is also an extraordinary compendium of all of the classic horror genre elements.
A special mention goes to The Boogeywoman (Erica Scoggins; USA, 2019), where we see an exploration and surmounting of the monstrous archetype magnetically embodied by the new actress Amélie Hoeferle.
"SILVER MÉLIÈS" AWARD TO THE BEST EUROPEAN FANTASTIC SHORT FILM
Turn / Umskipti (2018). Sesselía Ólafsdóttir, Peter Callow. Finland-Island
For being a proposal which investigates in fantasy key the power relations between a trio of friends, their tensions and servitudes, revealed as such when the dark streaks emerge.
Young Jury Award to the Best Short Film
O.I. (2018). N'cee van Heerden. Canada
Syfy Award to the Best Spanish Short Film
El fin de todas las cosas (2019). Norma Vila
Blogos de Oro Award to the Best Feature Film
Bliss (2019). Joe Begos. USA
Audience Award to the Best Fanzine (Sponsor: FNAC Donostia)