Creation date of the Fantasia International Film Festival, a non-profit organization dedicated to the presentation, promotion, development and evolution of genre cinema.
In 2016, the city of Montreal elevated the Fantasia International Film Festival to rank among the city’s major events, thus marking it as an essential part of Montreal culture.
The festival specializes in genre cinema with popular appeal, including action, martial arts, thriller, horror, comedy, animation, fantasy, sci-fi, and family movies, alternative documentaries and films beyond categorization.
Fantasia offers a diversified range of films, assembling feature-length and short films from over 40 countries, providing a rich variety of filmgoing experiences for the public.
The majority of the movies are screened in world, international, North American or Canadian premiere.
Unlike most film festivals, which last 10 days or less, Fantasia offers its partners and sponsors a 20-days-plus window. The festival capitalizes on more days, more than 150 feature films, and less screens, which means cannibalisation of crossover audiences during the festival, allowing fans to see more films than a regular 10-day festival.
Fantasia is widely known for the enthusiasm and spirited revelry of its audiences. Passionate and engaged, our festival-goers want to show their love of cinema, and give the warmest welcome to the artists the festival invites.
The festival is covered by local and foreign media, reporting for the cinema industry and general public alike.
Known as the most important genre film festival in North America, Fantasia has become a not-to-be-missed event for cinema lovers and professionals.
The festival connects with industry professionals through its international co-production market, Frontières. At every edition, hundreds of professionals from the film industry attend the market, including director, actors, producers, and international sales agents.
Besides promoting the festival via its annual printed program guide, which is a collector’s item for the fans, Fantasia has developed its brand across different digital media (Web site, a strong presence on social media…) in order to connect with a new, plugged-in generation.
The 21st edition of Fantasia International Film Festival shined brightly in the media all over the world. For the fourth consecutive year, close to 3,000 articles or media mentions went out on the topic of our festival.
Over 550 media outlets from some 35 countries covered or mentioned our festival, while some 230 journalists were accredited to cover our festival.
Countries which covered Fantasia in 2017 include: Armenia, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Chile, France, Germany, Greece, Holland, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Taiwan, Turkey, United Kingdom, USA and Vietnam.
Arttv / Radio-Canada
Screen Anarchy (Canada)
Roger Ebert.com (USA)
Indie Wire (USA)
Rue Morgue (Canada)
Screen Anarchy (Canada)
FANTASIA International Film Festival offers privileged access to an attentive audience over the course of 20 days. With more than 100,000 spectators, Fantasia can boast of impressive traffic and a reach with educated movie lovers and cultivated consumers, in addition to college and university students. All of that in a festive and fun environment.
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