Fantasia International Film Festival

NAME OF FESTIVAL: Fantasia International Film Festival
SINCE: 1996
WHERE: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
WEBSITE: www.fantasiafestival.com
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL: Since its inception in 1996, the Fantasia International Film Festival is now recognized as the largest and most influential event of its kind in North America, a leader on the genre film scene and one of the country’s most popular film festivals. With a varied programming and an emphasis on the imaginative cinema of Asia, Europe and the Americas, Fantasia’s offerings range from unique and powerful personal visions to international commercial crowd-pleasers rarely seen in North America.

Fantasia Celebrates Its 18th Birthday With Over 160 Feature Films

Fantasia Celebrates Its 18th Birthday With Over 160 Feature Films

WHEN ANIMALS DREAMWHEN ANIMALS DREAM

Fantasia International Film Festival celebrates 18th birthday and will screen over 160 features and something in the neighborhood of 300 shorts.  In addition to being stacked with a multitude of breathtaking debut filmmaker discoveries, the 2014 lineup includes new works from such extraordinary talents as Abel Ferrara, Terry Gilliam, Kiyoshi Kurosawa, Jim Mickle, Jang Joon-hwan, Gregg Araki, Yoshihiro Nakamura, John McNaughton, Richard Linklater, Hideo Nakata, Eli Roth, Alexandre Bustillo, Julien Maury, Benny Chan, Ricardo Trogi, Nacho Vigalondo, Bill Plympton, Noboru Iguchi, Hans Petter Moland, Richard Bates Jr, Riad Sattouf, Toshiaki Toyoda, Adrián García Bogliano, Takashi Miike, Mike Cahill, Won Shin-yeon, James Gunn, Nicholas McCarthy, Dante Lam, Steffen Haars, Flip Van der Kuil, Hisayasu Sato, the Mo Brothers, the Spierig Brothers, the Zellner Brothers, and the list goes on.

‘CHEAP THRILLS’ ‘BIG BAD WOLVES’ Among Winners of Fantasia International Film Festival

‘CHEAP THRILLS’ ‘BIG BAD WOLVES’ Among Winners of Fantasia International Film Festival

CHEAP THRILLS directed by E.L. KatzCHEAP THRILLS directed by E.L. Katz

The Fantasia International Film Festival wrapped up this year’s festival and confirmed record attendance numbers after screening over 131 features from 31 countries and more than 220 shorts over three weeks. Fantasia also announced this year’s prize-winners with SXSW’s Audience Award winner CHEAP THRILLS directed by E.L. Katz winning the New Flesh Award for Best First Feature. BIG BAD WOLVES by Aharon Keshales and Navot Papushado won the award for Cheval Noir Award for Best Film; and Hou Chi-Jan won the award for Best Director for WHEN A WOLF FALLS IN LOVE WITH A SHEEP.