‘News Releases’ Archive

FANTASIA 2012: CAMERA LUCIDA +DOCUMENTARIES FROM THE EDGE

Press release For immediate release FANTASIA 2012: CAMERA LUCIDA + DOCUMENTARIES FROM THE EDGE Montreal, July 11, 2012 – Having become a can’t-miss part of Fantasia, the CAMERA LUCIDA section returns with its most daring edition to date. Each of this year’s 10 selections takes a certain look on genre film, then destroys it only [...]

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FANTASIA 2012: AXIS, A NEW SECTION DEVOTED TO INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION CINEMA

Press release For immediate release FANTASIA 2012: AXIS, A NEW SECTION DEVOTED INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION CINEMA Montreal, July 11, 2012 – The animated film, compared to its live-action counterpart, has long proven itself exceptionally well suited to conjuring illusions, to bringing the fantastic to life. No surprise then that animation has been a key component of [...]

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FANTASIA 2012: FANTASIA LOVES JENNIFER LYNCH

Press release For immediate release FANTASIA 2012: FANTASIA LOVES JENNIFER LYNCH Montreal, July 11, 2012 – From the day she exploded onto the scene with the largely misunderstood and still-controversial BOXING HELENA nineteen years ago, Jennifer Lynch has been a spellbinding iconoclast on the American indie landscape, her provocative approach to filmmaking seeing her alternately [...]

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FANTASIA 2012: JURY MEMBERS

Press Release For Immediate Release FANTASIA 2012: JURY MEMBERS Montreal, July 11th, 2012 – For its 16th edition, the Fantasia International Film Festival will be counting on prestigious juries in order to award the festival’s  various prizes. Stemming from  a vast range of cultural sectors and boasting significant experience in the field of cinema, the jury members will [...]

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DAVID BORDWELL, LIFETIME EXCELLENCE AWARD

Press release For immediate release DAVID BORDWELL, LIFETIME EXCELLENCE AWARD Montreal, July 11, 2012 – Roger Ebert once called him the world’s greatest film scholar. The Fantasia International Film Festival is giving a special Lifetime Excellence Award to the one and only, worldfamous cinephile, film theorist and scholar, David Bordwell. He has written over 15 volumes [...]

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Official Closing Film of Fantasia 2012 – LAIKA’S PARANORMAN

Press release For immediate release Official Closing Film of Fantasia 2012 LAIKA’S PARANORMAN Fantasia and Alliance Films are proud to showcase the Canadian Premiere of PARANORMAN as the gala closing film of our 2012 festival. The new 3D stop-motion comedy thriller from animation studio LAIKA, reteams the company with Focus Features after their groundbreaking Academy Award®-nominated CORALINE. [...]

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FANTASIA ANNOUNCES ITS FIRST WAVE OF 2012 PROGRAMMING

Please note that an earlier version of this press release announced that V/H/S would be having its Canadian premiere at Fantasia. The V/H/S screening will, in fact, be a Quebec premiere. Fantasia sincerely regrets the error. Press release For immediate release FANTASIA ANNOUNCES ITS FIRST WAVE OF 2012 PROGRAMMING Montreal, June 18, 2012. The 16th [...]

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A THUNDERING SUCCESS WITH AN INTERNATIONAL REACH FOR FANTASIA’S 15th EDITION

Montreal, Sunday, August 7, 2011 – The 15th edition of the Fantasia International Film Festival has drawn to a close and our team is delighted by the great success of this year’s edition. As a stand-out event on the genre festival circuit since 1996, Fantasia is pleased to see its fan base continue to grow [...]

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Guillermo del Toro forced to cancel his appearance at the Fantasia International Film Festival

We regret to announce that due to unforeseen commitments, Guillermo del Toro will not be able to join us in Montreal for the premiere of DON’T BE AFRAID OF THE DARK at the Fantasia International Film Festival on Thursday, August 4. Mr. del Toro expressed his great disappointment at not being able to attend and [...]

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VIDEO: Director Filip Tegstedt interviewed about Swedish horror MARIANNE