Outrageous indie film festival ‘Fantastic Fest 2011′ has announced their award winners. This years’ winners include a time travelling samurai, a supernatural hallway in the woods, a deadly family reunion, and rampaging Cuban zombies for the festival dubbed “the geek Telluride” by Variety.

Looking to choose the best and most visionary films of the festival, the juries were comprised of filmmakers, critics, festival directors and others involved in the entertainment industry.

Fantastic Fest 2011 Winners:

AUDIENCE AWARD (Presented by Maxwell Locke & Ritter)
‘A Boy And His Samurai’ (Yoshihiro Nakamura)
Runners Up: ‘You’re Next’, ‘Juan Of The Dead’

Best Picture – ‘Bullhead’
Best Director – Michael R. Roskam (‘Bullhead’)
Best Screenplay – Josh MacDonald (‘The Corridor’)
Best Actor – Matthias Schoenaerts (‘Bullhead’)
Best Actress – Jessica Cole (‘Aardvark’)
Special Jury Award for Boldness Of Vision: ‘Beyond The Black Rainbow’

Best Picture – ‘Milocrorze: A Love Story’
Best Director – Noboru Iguchi (‘Karate Robo Zaborgar’)
Best Screenplay – Olafur Egilsson, Grimur Haonarson (‘Summerland’)
Best Actor – Julian Villagran (‘Extraterrestrial’)
Best Actress – Sawa Masaki (‘Underwater Love’)

Best Fantastic Short: ‘Decapoda Shock’ (Javier Chillon )
Runner-up: ‘All Men Are Called Robert’ (Marc-Henri Boulier)
Special Jury Mention for Acting: Robert Picardo (‘The Candidate’)

Best Animated Short: ‘Last Norwegian Troll’ ( Pjotr Sapegin )
Runner-up: ‘Lazarov’ (NIETOV)

This was just a partial list of films and winners, you can view a full list here.

About Fantastic Fest:

Fantastic Fest is the largest genre film festival in the U.S. that specializes in fantasy, sci-fi, action and horror movies from all around the world. The festival has also world-premiered such films as ‘APOCALYPTO’, ‘ZOMBIELAND’ and ‘RED’ and helped launch and propel such films as ‘MONSTERS’, ‘TIMECRIMES’, ‘TROLLHUNTER’ and ‘THE HUMAN CENTIPEDE’.

The festival attracts talented guests such as Mel Gibson (‘Signs’), Bill Murray (‘Ghostbusters’), Edward Norton (‘The Hulk’), Ryan Reynolds (‘Green Lantern’), Karl Urban (‘The Chronicles of Riddick’), Josh Hartnett (‘Sin City’), The RZA (‘Repo Men’), Dolph Lundgren (‘Universal Soldier’), Jemaine Clement (‘Despicable Me’), Paul Rudd (‘Monsters vs. Aliens’), Bill Pullman (‘Independence Day’), Kevin Smith (‘Red State’), Jon Favreau (‘Iron Man’), George Romero (‘Night of the Living Dead’), Darren Aronofsky (‘The Fountain’) and Mike Judge (‘Idiocracy’).