Archive for July, 2010

Salutations and commendations for the completion of Fantasia’s 14th year!

Le Blogue de Christian Boisvert « On trouve vraiment de tout au festival Fantasia 2010 » The Gazette “With 100,000 tickets sold during the 21-day festival, attendance was up over last year” “It’s that time of year again. Montreal’s Fantasia Film Festival … has come to an end. Sure, I’ll cherish the extra [...]

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Jury Awards – And the winners are…


Numerous juries deliberated this year’s programming and we are happy to announce the winners in the various categories.

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The Gazette urges government support for Fantasia!

We just picked up the Montreal Gazette this morning and were incredibly touched by the vote of confidence bestowed upon us by Brendan Kelly of the Gazette, who not only asserted that Fantasia was possibly the city’s best festival in a previous edition, but is now urging the government and other funders to step up and take note.

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Video Capsule: Don Bluth + Gary Goldman at Fantasia!

Don Bluth & Gary Goldman at Fantasia 2010 from Fantasia Festival on Vimeo.

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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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Congratulations everyone!

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Fritz Lang’s classic METROPOLIS gets new footage and a new score at the Place Des Arts tonight!

No matter how many overhauls Fritz Lang’s classic cautionary sci-fi tale Metropolis gets (including several restored releases and countless alternative scores including the now-famous effort by Giorgio Moroder and friends in the 80s), Lang’s dystopian vision never ceases to amaze or welcome new interpretations. Metropolis inspired the elaborate future cities in Just Imagine (1930) and [...]

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Fantasia Video Capsule: July 21-25!

Fantasia 2010 du 21 au 25 juillet from Fantasia International Film Fest on Vimeo.

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TUCKER AND DALE VS. EVIL – the official closing film of Fantasia!

The official closing day of Fantasia is here! That doesn’t mean we don’t have another whole day of amazing programming for you after the official closing day – including TBAs of Centurion and The Devils, the premiere of a double-header of Mesrine crime films (starring cult character actor Vincent Cassel) and the Metropolis Gala at [...]

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Steven Severin interviewed on Musique Plus about his live scores at Fantasia!