2015 Fantastic Cinema

festival winners

  • GRAND JURY AWARD for BEST FEATURE FILM: The Man in the Orange Jacket
    • Jury Notes: "A strong script coupled with fantastic cinematography. A brilliant descent into madness."
  • SPECIAL JURY AWARD FEATURE FILM: CUB
    • Jury Notes: "Finally a slasher film that actually tries. Cub brings a fresh voice to the genre."
  • SPECIAL JURY AWARD FEATURE FILM: Children's Show
    • Jury Notes: "I'm amazed at the performances the director got from such a young cast. These are characters you actually care about and that makes their journey so compelling and hard to watch."
  • GRAND JURY AWARD FOR BEST SHORT FILM:  The Substitute
    • Jury Notes: "Brilliantly haunting with sleek direction and compelling performances. The tone of the film was extremely powerful, hitting a note not many do."
  • SPECIAL JURY AWARD SHORT FILM: Sleeping Death (La Muerte Dormida)
    • Jury Notes: "Beautifully heartbreaking, the director deserves props for getting those performances out of such young actors."
  • GRAND JURY AWARD BEST DIRECTING (FEATURE): Aik Karapetian (The Man in the Orange)
  • GRAND JURY AWARD BEST DIRECTING (SHORT): (tie) Nathan Hughes-Berry (The Substitute) AND David Casademunt (Sleeping Death)
  • GRAND JURY AWARD BEST SCREENPLAY (FEATURE): Ralston Jover (Children's Show)
  • GRAND JURY AWARD BEST SCREENPLAY (SHORT): Madeleine Sims-Fewer (The Substitute)
  • GRAND JURY AWARD BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY (FEATURE): Oliver Kember (Dog)
  • GRAND JURY AWARD BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY (SHORT): Konstantin Freyer (Phoenix)
  • GRAND JURY AWARD BEST EDITING (FEATURE): Maarten Janssens (CUB)
  • GRAND JURY AWARD BEST EDITING (SHORT): Sasha Dylan Bell (Emo: The Musical)
  • AUDIENCE AWARD (Feature): Fantasticherie Di Un Passeggiatore Solitario
  • AUDIENCE AWARD (Short): Artichokes Piranha from the Prehistoric Abyss (Alcachofas Piraña Del Abismo Prehistórico)
  • FANTASTIC CINEMA AWARD FOR BEST LOW BUDGET FEATURE FILM (UNDER $100,000): 54 Days
  • FILM SOCIETY OF LITTLE ROCK EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR AWARD: FANTASTIC CINEMA EMERGING FILMMAKER: Roderick Cabrido (Children’s Show)
  • AGENCY501 BEST FEATURE FILM POSTER ART: CUB
  • AGENCY501 BEST SHORT FILM POSTER ART: ARTICHOKES: PIRANHA FROM THE PREHISTORIC ABYSS
  • AGENCY501 POSTER ART SPECIAL RECOGNITION: FANTASTICHERIE DI UN PASSEGGIATORE SOLITARIO

2015 Grand Jury

  • Jonathan Cuartas
  • Michael Cuartas
  • Joel Froome
  • Sarah Jones
  • Justin Robinson

Official Selections - Feature films

  • 54 DAYS
  • A BATMAN'S TALE: IN THE PSYCHOSIS OF THE VENTRILOQUIST
  • BROTHERHOOD OF BLADES 
  • CHILDREN'S SHOW
  • CUB
  • DER SAMURAI
  • DOG
  • FANTASTICHERIE DI UN PASSEGGIATORE SOLITARIO 
  • HUNGERFORD
  • THE MAN IN THE ORANGE JACKET
  • MEXICO BARBARO

Official Selections - short films

  • Artichokes Piranha from the Prehistoric Abyss
  • Blattaria
  • Corto
  • Curiosity Kills
  • El Gigante
  • Emo: The Musical
  • Extrême Pinocchio
  • Good Hands
  • Kiko's Paradise
  • Kresnik: The Lore of Fire
  • Memorybox
  • Phoenix
  • Selkie
  • Shiner
  • Sleep Death
  • Spoilt
  • The Substitute
  • Sumer
  • Tanatopraxia