‘Canada’ Archive


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HOBO WITH A SHOTGUN blows audiences away at the Canadian Premiere!

The long-awaited Canadian premiere of Hobo With a Shotgun went down last night at Montreal’s Scotiabank Theatre with Director Jason Eisener, producer Rob Cotterill, screenwriter John Davies and a full house of salivating genre fans in attendance. With audiences buzzing since the critically-lauded Sundance premiere earlier this year, Hobo With a Shotgun has become an unlikely national treasure in a very short time.

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Fantasia Discovery SORTIE 67 wins Claude Jutra Award!

Jephté Bastien’s Sortie 67 – which had its world premiere as a work-in-progress at last year’s Fantasia – has just been the recipient of the prestigious Claude Jutra Award, which recognizes an outstanding achievement by a first-time filmmaker.

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Alliance VivaFilm + Fantasia present: HOBO WITH A SHOTGUN – THE CANADIAN PREMIERE!

Director Jason Eisener and producer Robert Cotterill will appear in person to present the Canadian Premiere of their Canuck chuckblower, followed by bonus 2nd feature THE STORY OF RICKY (RIKI-OH) and a slew of 35mm grindhouse trailers!

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Fantasia Nuit Blanche events at Place des Arts: BOLLYWOOD ZAPPIN’ PARTY + BEST OF FANTASIA!

NUIT BLANCHE À MONTRÉAL, Montreal’s wildest winter night takes over the city is back. For the fourth year in a row, la Place des Arts invites on February 26th at midnight for free all montrealers to discover some of the best short features presented in 2010 at the Fantasia International Film Festival.

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Fantasia congratulates Adrien Morot on his Oscar Nomination!

Local FX / makeup artist Adrien Morot has worked on many films that have graced Fantasia screens over the years, including Maurice Deveraux’ Lady of the Lake (1998) and Slashers (2001), Érik Canuel’s Bon Cop, Bad Cop (2006) and many more, as well as participating in a round table discussion at our 2010 edition about Special FX in Quebec-made films. Fellow local FX artist and Dread Central scribe Andy Mauro joins us in offering congratulatory words to Adrien on his recent Oscar nomination.

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Fantasia embarks on International Collaboration with France’s Festival des Maudits Films

If you happen to be in Grenoble, France between January 18-22, make a point of checking out Le Festival des Maudits Films – for the opening night of its sophomore year, the festival will be presenting a collection of Québécois short films in association with The Fantasia Festival and the Fantastique week-end du court-métrage québécois!

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Cross-continental crime in Jean-François Richet’s one-two punch of MESRINE films

“Mesrine is in the tradition of Jules Dassin’s Rififi or Jean-Pierre Melville’s Le Cercle Rouge: muscular, forthright storytelling, hard-smoking, hard-drinking action…” — Peter Bradshaw, THE GUARDIAN Jacques Mesrine is no stranger to Montrealers – born near Paris in 1936, he was already a known criminal by the early 60s, and soon made his way to [...]

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