The Battery

Toronto After Dark Film Festival is thrilled to announce the Award Winners of its 8th Annual Edition. As is tradition at Toronto After Dark, the Jury were the fans themselves with over 4,200 votes cast this year by festival-goers to determine the best new horror, sci-fi, action and cult movies from the around the world!

Post-apocalyptic indie zombie road trip movie THE BATTERY may have had a small budget but it won audiences over big time at Toronto After Dark 2013 to win the festival’s Top Prize, the Audience Choice Award for Best Feature Film, GOLD. SILVER went to the suspenseful island-set thriller SOLO, while terrifying CIA mind control horror BANSEE CHAPTER nabbed the BRONZE.

In the Specialty Categories, THE BATTERY also scored wins for BEST SCREENPLAY, BEST MUSIC and BEST POSTER. But the biggest specialty winner was Indian housefly revenge movie EEGA which was left buzzing after winning a festival record 9 Awards from fans including BEST ACTION, BEST COMEDY and MOST ORIGINAL FILM. Jim Mickle’s Sundance and Cannes-selected cannibal family horror drama WE ARE WHAT WE ARE also received four high profile specialty awards from fans including BEST DIRECTOR and BEST HORROR FILM while BEST SCI-FI FILM went to the stylish android thriller THE MACHINE.

With a wide range of genre programming and audience tastes, Toronto After Dark fans also bestowed awards to a number of other films in different specialty categories screening at the festival including Feature Films, Short Films and the specially created 8th Anniversary Festival Bumpers.

Head over to the Toronto After Dark website for the the complete list of award-winners.