Archive for June, 2010

Spotlight Series: BETWEEN DEATH AND THE DEVIL

Photo: The Last Exorcism Recent times and crimes have seen extraordinary levels of disillusionment with organized religion, particularly with the Catholic Church, and genre cinema has mirrored this anger with startling impact. In the face of this, we’ve put together this troubling spotlight focused on the abuse of faith, the horrors of ideology and the [...]

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Fantasia unleashes new programming category CAMERA LUCIDA!

After DOCUMENTARIES FROM THE EDGE and THE FANTASTIC WEEKEND OF QUEBEC SHORTS, the Fantasia Film Festival opens a new category this year, CAMERA LUCIDA, in reference to Roland Barthes who has always manifested his unabashed passion for popular culture. Rebellious, curious, and innovative, this new section will present audiences with new directions in today’s genre cinema.

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Fantasia 2010 showcases over 50 Asian Films!

The Asian film selection brought forth by Fantasia 2010 will allow spectators to experience a variety of Asian cultures, all while enjoying a wide range of cinematic genres that will inspire every possible emotion. From musicals to thrillers to war films and horror flicks, Asian filmmakers often use genre cinema as means of painting a portrait of their nation, highlighting certain social preoccupations, or examining historical events that have impacted that corner of the globe. This reality is strongly represented in the Asian film selection at this year’s Fantasia Film Festival.

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FANTASIA 2010: SPONSORS AND OFFICIAL PARTNERS

Funding an event such as Fantasia is made possible partly through successful ticket sales of course, but also thanks to the invaluable support of public institutions and our faithful sponsors, several of whom have been with us for years. Firstly, we are proud to welcome some new sponsors this year. SCÈNETM is Canada’s first and [...]

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Greetings, Cinephiles!

Greetings, cinephiles! Welcome to July 2010, Fantasia style. Get your neurons sparked for the biggest, most spectacular fest we’ve mounted to date. For the next three weeks, Montreal is going to crumble under the weight of over 120 feature films and several hundred shorts, many being screened for the first time on this continent, some [...]

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Fantasia Press Conference artwork!

The multi-talented Patrick Tremblay created this flyer for our press conference (which occurred earlier today), and it’s a gorgeous re-working of a 1927 poster for Fritz Lang’s METROPOLIS – which, of course, we’re playing in its restored original version with a new live score by Gabriel Thibaudeau (composer, conductor, and pianist for the Cinémathèque québécoise) [...]

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The Return of the Fantastic Weekend of Quebec Shorts!

THE FANTASTIC WEEKEND will take place this year at the magnificent Imperial Cinema from July 23rd to the 25th. 130 short films will be shown throughout 11 diversified, captivating and astonishing programs!

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Come join us at our free annual Fantasia Program launch at Terrasse St-Ambroise on Friday July 2nd!

Come join us at our free annual Fantasia Program launch at Terrasse St-Ambroise on Friday July 2nd! Friday July 2nd at 8 p.m. Terrasse St-Ambroise 5080-A St-Ambroise (South-West Montreal, situated behind the brewery on the historic Lachine Canal) Free admission! http://www.mcauslan.com/en/terrace/index.html Featuring: – Music supplied by live DJs from CJLO alternative radio! – Projection of [...]

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Last Day to enter SCENE contest to win tix to Fantasia!

SCENE members have a chance to WIN VIP and general admission passes to this exciting festival.

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Esteemed Serbian Journalist Dejan Ognjanovic to cover Festival’s Serbian content!

We are proud to have Serbian journalist Dejan Ognjanovic on board as a special guest and contributing writer for our exclusive online articles and interviews!

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