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Fantasia Film Festival 2005 Announced

posted on by Christopher Macdonald
Three-week Festival in August to Show Anime and Japanese Films among other Asian Films and Genre Cinema

The press conference announcing the 2005 Fantasia film festival was held today in Montreal, Quebec.

In it's 9th year, the festival has, over the years, presented the world premieres of anime such as Jin-Roh, Perfect Blue, Metropolis and Millennium Actress.

At this year's press conference very little attention was paid to the festival's anime track. No anime titles were mentioned at the press conference and during the trailers session the only anime featured was Masaaki Yuasa's Mindgame.

Nonetheless, a look at their PR material, and website shows numerous other anime and anime related movies. In fact over a third of the movies are from Japan this year, more than from any other country.

Fafner of the Blue Sky
Ghost in the Shell: S.A.C. 2nd GIG (Hosted by Manga Entertainment's Keith Burgess)
Ghost Talker's Daydreams
The Place Promised in Our Early Days
Le Portrait de Petit Cossette (international Premiere)
Yasuji no Pornorama - Yacchimae!!
Phantom Master: Dark Hero From Ruined Empire
Record of Lodoss War (Japanese with French Subtitles)

Live Action:
Charge!! Cromartie High (International Premiere)
Dragon Head
Tetsujin 28-go

Other Animation:
Batman: New Times (USA)
Corto Maltese: La Ballade de la mer salée (France / Italy)

Other Japanese Movies of Note:
Godzilla: Final Wars
Juon: The Grudge 2
King Kong Vs. Godzilla
Otaku's In Love
Taste of Tea, The
Ultraman: The Next

A full list of movies in all categories can be seen here.

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