Ubisoft Presents Fantasia 2008

THE 12th EDITION OF FANTASIA SLAMS TO A CLOSE

July 22nd, 2008 20:07:00

Ubisoft presents Fantasia 2008

ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL EDITION OF FANTASIA





Montreal, Tuesday July 22nd, 2008 – As the 12th edition of the Fantasia International Film Festival draws to a close, the festival team is very proud to highlight the success of this year's cinematic celebration. The enthusiasm of Fantasia's audience translated into a record number of sold-out screenings and an electrified atmosphere that permeated the event throughout its run.



The many high points of the festival included the red-carpet premiere of TRUFFE as the festival's opening film; the extremely popular premieres of HOME MOVIE, IDIOTS AND ANGELS, MIDNIGHT MEAT TRAIN, 4BIA, REPO! THE GENETIC OPERA, TOKYO GORE POLICE, LE TUEUR and WHO IS KK DOWNEY?, hosted by many members of their casts and crews; the 8 World Premieres and numerous North-American Premieres; the 70 directors, producers, actors and other film industry members who came from the four corners of the globe to present their films to the legendary Fantasia audience; the first edition of the Fantastique Week-end du court-métrage québécois, which included a selection of conferences and staged events; the Fantasia à la belle étoile evenings at the Parc de la paix near the Société des Arts Technologiques (SAT); as well as the Kung Fu, Gangster, etc. exhibition at the Cinémathèque québécoise. This combination of events contributed to making Fantasia once again one of Canada's most popular cinematic events.



We are also happy to announce that two films concluded distribution deals right after their screenings at Fantasia. After the two sold-out World Premiere screenings of HOME MOVIE, several bids were made on the film: IFC Entertainment acquired US rights for IFC's Festival Direct Video On Demand and DVD rights, and Anchor Bay picked the film up for Canadian DVD distribution. Also benefiting from two sold-out screenings for its Canadian Premiere, ADRIFT IN TOKYO was acquired for Canadian distribution by the new distribution company Evokative Films.




The sponsors and partners of the 12TH EDITION OF THE FANTASIA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL



This 12th edition of the Fantasia International Film Festival would not have been possible without the support of its sponsors, partners and advertisers. We would particularly like to highlight the contribution of presenting and associate sponsors Ubisoft, Sympatico.MSN, Films Séville and Pepsi Diète Max. We would also like to thank our partner sponsors HMV, Burger King, SuperClub Vidéotron, Anchor Bay, Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office (Canada), Magra Multi Média, Entreprise Vidéo Service, Concept Audio Visuel, Société des Arts Technologiques (SAT), GURU Boisson Énergie, Les Brasseries McAuslan, Manhattan Portage, Alliance Films, CV Films, Soundbeat Radio, Exclaim!, le Festival international d’animation d’Ottawa, Irish Embassy, Le Réseau Admission, CBS Affichage, MusiquePlus, Z Télé and CJLO.



The success of thge 2008 edition of Fantasia also rested in the financial support of the Société de développement des entreprises culturelles (SODEC), ministère des Affaires municipales et des Régions, Tourisme Québec and Ville de Montréal.

For more information, please contact:

Stéphanie Trépanier

Communications Director

Fantasia International Film Festival

t: 514.876.1760 | e: stephanie@fantasiafestival.com

www.fantasiafestival.com



For visuals, please visit www.fantasiafestival.com/transfert