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PiFan falls to Nazi zombies

Andreas Prochaska’s The Dark Valley took PiFan’s main award on Friday, but Norwegian director Tommy Wirkola’s Dead Snow 2: Red vs. Dead cleaned up three of the six feature gongs on offer.

Wirkola’s Sundance-premiere sequel to his 2009 Dead Snow proves you just can’t keep a Nazi zombie down.

Dead Snow 2

Dead Snow 2

Among the other features picking up awards were Fruit Chan’s Hong Kong IFF opener The Midnight After and Jennifer Kent’s Aussie feature The Babadook, whose Essie Davis took the Best Actress gong.

Three NZ titles played in out-of-competition sections of the festival.

Puchon Choice: Feature Awards
Best of Puchon
: The Dark Valley (directed by Andreas Prochaska)
Best Director: Dead Snow 2: Red vs. Dead (directed by Tommy Wirkola)
Best Actor: Dead Snow 2: Red vs. Dead – Vegar Hoel (directed by Tommy Wirkola)
Best Actress: The Babadook – Essie Davis (directed by Jennifer Kent)
Jury’s Choice: The Midnight After (directed by Fruit Chan)
NH Nonghyup Citizen’s Choice: Dead Snow 2: Red vs. Dead (directed by Tommy Wirkola)

Puchon Choice: Short
Best Short Film
: Habana (directed by Eduouard Salier)
Jury’s Choice for Short Film: Raging Balls of Steel Justice (directed by Mike Mort)
Best Korean Short Film: Mould (directed by Park Chun Kyu)
Citizen’s Choice for Short Film: Intruder (directed by Park Geun Bum)
* Jury’s Special Mention Awards: Shadow (directed by Lorenzo Recio), Something (directed by Jeong Sung Rak)

European Fantastic Film Festival Federation Asian Award
Mourning Grave (directed by Oh In Chun)
* Jury’s Special Mention Award: Broken (directed by Lee Jung Ho)

Netpac Award
Wood Job! (directed by Yaguchi Shinobu)

LG HiEntech Award
18 – Eighteen Noir (directed by Han Yun Sun)

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