Toronto After Dark Film Festival 2010 wrapped up eight thrilling nights of new horror, sci-fi, action and cult movies blazing new cinematic trails and setting new records! A new high of over 9,300 enthusiastic fans attended the festival which ran Aug 13-20 at the city’s legendary Bloor Cinema, over double the size of the event of just four years ago!

Toronto After Dark Film Festival also announced the Award Winners of its 2010 edition. A record over 4,300 votes were cast by festival-goers this year to determine this year’s Audience Award Winners!

AUDIENCE AWARDS, BEST FEATURE FILM

1. GOLD: THE LAST EXORCISM
2. SILVER: THE HUMAN CENTIPEDE
3. BRONZE: I SPIT ON YOUR GRAVE

VISION AWARDS, BEST INDEPENDENT FEATURE FILM
The Vision Awards are given out by the Festival in recognition of outstanding independent genre feature filmmaking.

1. GOLD: HEARTLESS
2. SILVER: THE LAST LOVECRAFT
3. BRONZE: ALL ABOUT EVIL

AUDIENCE AWARDS, BEST CANADIAN SHORT FILM

1. GOLD: JUNKO’S SHAMISEN
2. SILVER: KING CHICKEN
3. BRONZE: FIREMAN! and GAME NIGHT (TIE)

AUDIENCE AWARDS, BEST INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM

1. GOLD:  OFF SEASON
2. SILVER: PUMZI
3. BRONZE: DEUS IRAE

FANS’ CHOICE AWARDS
New for 2010:  Over 100 Festival All-Access Pass Buyers were polled in the week after the festival to select the winners in a range of different film categories. Here are the winners of Toronto After Dark’s inaugural FANS’ CHOICE AWARDS:

BEST HORROR FILM
The Last Exorcism

BEST SCI-FI FILM: 
Cargo

BEST ACTION FILM
Centurion

BEST COMEDY
High School

BEST DIRECTOR
I Spit On Your Grave (Steven R. Monroe)

BEST SCREENPLAY
The Last Exorcism (Huck Botko & Andrew Gurland)

BEST LEADING ACTOR
The Last Exorcism (Patrick Fabian)

BEST LEADING ACTRESS
I Spit On Your Grave (Sarah Butler)

BEST ENSEMBLE CAST
Doghouse, High School (Tie)

BEST SPECIAL EFFECTS
Cargo, RoboGeisha (Tie)

BEST MAKE-UP
Doghouse

BEST SOUNDTRACK
High School

BEST FIGHT
Alien Vs Ninja

BEST KILLS
I Spit On Your Grave

SCARIEST FILM
The Last Exorcism

MOST ORIGINAL FILM
Rubber

MOST DISTURBING FILM
I Spit On Your Grave

BEST TRAILER
RoboGeisha

BEST FESTIVAL BUMPER
5 YEARS YOUNG

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