Focus World's RAW director Julia Ducournau awarded top festival prize at Monster Fest 2016, The Golden Monster. 

RAW, THE AUTOPSY OF JANE DOE and More Win at Monster Fest 2016

Monster Fest, one of Australia's best genre fests, wrapped up this past weekend and with it some awards love to some of the many great films to grace our genre-loving screens this year. Raw, Julia Ducournau's debut feature and a big hit on the festival circuit, won both the top Golden Monster Award, and the award for Best FX. Australian filmSafe Neigbourhood, also won two awards, for Best Australian film and Best Male Performance for Levi Miller; and A Dark Song won double, for Best Cinematography and Best Score.

The features jury, consisting of Fantastic Fest head programmer Evrim Ersoy, filmmaker Donna McRae and longtime screen critic Simon Foster awarded the festival’s top prize, The Golden Monster, to Julia Ducournau’s Raw, with Ducournau in person to accept her award, beautifully designed and sculpted by Rain Gidley Studios. Raw also walked away with an honour for best FX. “Raw is a tour de force of invention, innovation and storytelling,” says juror Donna McRae, “A film that celebrates appetite and difference.” 

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