Fantasia 2004 a Tremendous Success

Aug 2nd 2004
Monday, August 2nd, 2004
The Fantasia Ubisoft 2004 festival was a tremendous success

The 2004 Fantasia Ubisoft 2004 festival was a tremendous success. The public has again shown its overwhelming support and enthusiasm for this unique event. More than 78,000 tickets were sold (almost 30,000 of which were sold in the first 24 hours of the pre-sale). This is a new record, improving over last year's impressive sales by over 5,000 tickets.

As in the past, a special jury was selected and, along with the public, they selected their favorite films of the festival. Here are the results of the ballots from both the public and the jury:

JURY'S PRIZES

Fantasia Ubisoft Award: Best overall fantasia film 2004

GOLD: LAST LIFE IN THE UNIVERSE (THAILAND, 2003 PEN-Ek Ratanaruang, Nonzee Nimibutr/Duangkamol Limcharoen)
SILVER: SHAUN OF THE DEAD (ENGLAND, 2004, Edgar Wright, Rogue Pictures)
BRONZE: THE UNIVITED (KOREA, 2003, Lee Soo-Yeon, CJ entertainment)

Best Asian film

GOLD: LAST LIFE IN THE UNIVERSE (THAILAND, 2003 PEN-Ek Ratanaruang, Nonzee Nimibutr/Duangkamol Limcharoen)
SILVER:THE UNIVITED (KOREA, 2003, Lee Soo-Yeon, CJ entertainment)
BRONZE: GOZU (JAPAN, 2003, Takashi Miike, Pathfinder Pictures/Klock Worx Company)

BEST INTERNATIONAL FILM

GOLD: ONE POINT O (USA/ISLAND, 2004, Jeff Renfroe, Marteinn Thorsson, THINK FILMS)
SILVER: SHAUN OF THE DEAD (ENGLAND, 2004, Edgar Wright, Rogue Pictures)
BRONZE: ROMASANTA (SPAIN, 2004, Paco Plaza, Lion's Gate)


BEST ANIME MOVIE

GOLD: HAIR HIGH (USA, 2004, Bill Plympton)
SILVER: PARANOIA AGENT (JAPAN, 2004, Satoshi Kong, Geneon Entertainment)
BRONZE: DEAD LEAVES (JAPAN, 2004, Hiroyuki Imaishi, Manga Entertainment)

MOST GROUNDBREAKING FILM

GOLD: ONE POINT O (USA/ISLAND, 2004, Jeff Renfroe, Marteinn Thorsson, THINK FILMS)
SILVER: BOTTLED FOOL (JAPAN, 2004, Hiroki Yamaguchi, Hideo Nishimura)
BRONZE: THE UNIVITED (KOREA, 2003, Lee Soo-Yeon, CJ entertainment)

BEST SHORT FILM

GOLD: LITTLE THINGS (ENGLAND, 2003, Daniel Greaves, TANDEM FILMS)
SILVER: BOY IN THE BOX (USA, 2003, Screaming Mad George, Psycho Fiction Productions)
BRONZE: DAY OFF THE DEAD (USA, 2004, LEE LANIER)

PUBLIC PRIZES

Fantasia Ubisoft Prize : Best overall fantasia film 2004

GOLD: A TALE OF TWO SISTERS (KOREA, 2003, Ji-woon Km, VITAGRAPH FILMS)
SILVER: EX-AEQUO: SHAUN OF THE DEAD (ENGLAND, 2004, Edgar Wright, Rogue Pictures) / HAUTE TENSION (FRANCE, 2004, Alexandre Aja, Lions Gate Films)
BRONZE: CUTIE HONEY (JAPAN, 2004, Hideaki Anno, Towani)

Best Asian film

GOLD: JU-ON (JAPAN, 2003, Takashi Shimizu, Lions Gate Films)
SILVER: EX-AEQUO: ONE MISSED CALL (JAPAN, 2003, Takashi Miike, HORIZON) / A TALE OF TWO SISTERS (KOREA, 2003, Ji-woon Km, VITAGRAPH FILMS)
BRONZE: EX-AEQUO: AZUMI (JAPAN, 2003, Ryuhei Kitamura) / CALAMARI WRESTLER (JAPAN, 2004, Minoru Kawasaki, The Klockworx Co., Ltd.)


BEST INTERNATIONAL FILM

GOLD: HAUTE TENSION (FRANCE, 2004, Alexandre Aja, Lions Gate Films)
SILVER: SHAUN OF THE DEAD (ENGLAND, 2004, Edgar Wright, Rogue Pictures)
BRONZE: EX-AEQUO: KILLING WORDS (SPAIN, 2003, Laura Mañá, Filma) / IMMORTEL (FRANCE, 2004, ENKI BILAL, REMSTAR-ALLIANCE VIVAFILM)

BEST ANIME MOVIE

GOLD: WONDERFUL DAYS (KOREA, 2003, Moon-saeng KIm, Mirovision)
SILVER: PARANOIA AGENT (JAPAN, 2004, Satoshi Kong, Geneon Entertainment)
BRONZE: HAIR HIGH (USA, 2004, Bill Plympton)

MOST GROUNDBREAKING FILM

GOLD: IMMORTEL (FRANCE, 2004, ENKI BILAL, REMSTAR-ALLIANCE VIVAFILM)
SILVER: A JOURNEY INTO BLISS (GERMANY, 2004, Wenzel Storch)
BRONZE: EX-AEQUO: NOTHING (CANADA, 2003, Vincenzo Natal, ALLIANCE VIVAFILM) / SAVE THE GREEN PLANET (KOREA, 2003, Jang Jun-Hwan, CJ entertainment)

BEST SHORT FILM

GOLD: EX-AEQUO: THE SEPARATION (ENGLAND, 2003, Robert Morgan, Animus films) / I'LL SEE YOU IN MY DREAMS (PORTUGAL, 2003, Miguel Angél Vivas, Pato Profissional Limitada)
SILVER: The Exorcist in 30 seconds (USA, 2004, Jennifer Shiman)
BRONZE: EX-AEQUO: One Hot Rotting Zombie Love Song – (MONTREAL, 2003, CHRISTOPHE DAVIDSON) / MY FRIEND GOD (USA, 2003, TIM MALONEY)

QUEBEC DIY INIS

GOLD: KILLER CUPS 2 from JEF GRENIER
SILVER: CRIMSON from AL KRATINA
BRONZE: ZOMBIE BUSSINESS from MARIO DEGIGLIO-BELLEMARE



THE ASSOCIATION QUÉBÉCOISE DES CRITIQUES DE CINÉMA AWARDS

After reviewing 15 feature films, the jury of the AQCC (Association québécoise des critiques de cinéma / The Quebec association of movie critics), composed of Helen Faradji (Ici), Louise-Véronique Sicotte (Séquences) and Luc Chaput (Séquences), awarded two mentions and an award.

AQCC AWARD: LAST LIFE IN THE UNIVERSE (THAILAND, 2003 PEN-Ek Ratanaruang, Nonzee Nimibutr/Duangkamol Limcharoen)

AQCC Mentions: ONE POINT O (USA/ISLAND, 2004, Jeff Renfroe, Marteinn Thorsson, THINK FILMS) / KILLING WORDS (SPAIN, 2003, Laura Mañá, Filma)

The Fantasia Ubisoft festival will be back in 2005 from July 7th till July 31st.

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