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    Fantasia Film Festival Review: 'Go Down Death' A Unique, Strange & Unforgettable Directorial Debut

    Jonathan Mallory Sinus is credited as the “folklorist” responsible for the vignettes that follow at the beginning of “Go Down Death,” the closing film at the Fantasia Film Festival. What follows is a beautiful woman applying makeup and a man on guitar. Some of the world’s greatest filmmakers would a...

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    Fantasia Sets First Wave of Titles; 'The Conjuring,' 'The World's End' To Bookend Fest

    The Fantasia Film Festival --- running July 18 to August 6 in Montreal -- has announced the first wave of the over 100 feature films it will screen alongside special events, conferences, and parties. Including in the program are Edgar Wright's "The World's End" and James Wan's "The Conjuring," which...

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    Fantasia Fest Announces Expansion of Frontières International Co-Production Market to Brussels' Fantastic Film Festival

    The Frontières International Co-Production Market, which takes place every year as part of the Fantasia International Film Festival's Industry Rendez-vous, announced today its expansion to the Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival, effectively making it a bridge between film markets in Mont...

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    Fantasia Fest Sets Second Edition of Genre Co-Production Market

    Following a successful inaugural edition of the Fantasia International Film Festival’s Industry Rendez-Vous, the festival has announced a second edition of the Rendez-Vous and its Frontières International Co-Production Market, to be held from July 25 to 28, 2013.

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    FUTURES | Eric Walter On His Fantasia Breakout 'My Amityville Horror'

    FUTURES | Eric Walter On His Fantasia Breakout 'My Amityville Horror'

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    2012 Fantasia Festival Awards 'Doomsday Book' 'Toad Road' and 'The King of Pigs'

    The 2012 edition of Montreal's genre film mecca, the Fantasia International Film Festival, gave its top prize to Kim Jee-woon and Yim Pil-sung's "Doomsday Book," which received Cheval Noir Award for Best Film. Jason Banker's "Toad Road" took two prizes, for best ...

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    Fantasia '12 Reviews: 'We Are Legion,' 'Alter Egos' & 'Nameless Gangster'

    "We Are Legion: The Story Of Hacktavists" (dir. Brian Knappenberger, 2011) One of the greatest changes to activism in recent memory is the power of social media and the internet to mobilize, disseminate and even enact protest actions on a massive scale, all with the click of a mouse. As ...

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    Fantasia '12 Review: 'Toad Road' A Captivating Micro-Budget Horror Film

    Screwing with genre in a similar way that micro-budget relative Aaron Katz does, Jason Banker's "Toad Road" is an off-putting horror tale that abstains from the easy routes its kin generally take. We're first introduced to James (James Davidson) as he awakens in a niveous woodland, isolated and curi...

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    Fantasia Fest Announces New Satoshi Kon Animation Award, Announces Set of Films for 2012 Fest

    The world's largest genre film festival, Montreal's mammoth Fantasia Fest, has announced that it will now program a section, Axis, devoted exclusively to animation, and will crown one film each year with the juried Satoshi Kon Award for Acheivement in Animation. The award is, of course, name...

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    Exclusive: Trailer and Poster for Fantasia Fest's 'Toad Road,' Directed by 'Walk Away Renee' DP Jason Banker

    "Teenage Paparazzo" and "Walk Away Renee" cinematographer Jason Banker's first narrative feature "Toad Road," world premieres later this month in Montreal at the 16th annual Fantasia International Film Festival. Indiewire has the exclusive trailer and poster for the dark thriller.

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