Another Record Year for Fantasia

Jul 28th 2010
Montreal, Wednesday, July 28, 2010 - As the 14th edition of the Fantasia Film Festival draws to a close the festival team is already seeing the positive fallout from this year's programming! Audience enthusiasm and curiosity is evidenced by a record number of sold-out screenings and ever-growing attendance numbers. The numbers are still being tallied, but we can already confirm that this year we surpassed 100, 000 audience members! Thanks to an intensely diversified selection of the best international films, the festival was able to attract a huge audience this year, with 44% of the screenings completely sold out. More than 100 local and international guests were in town to witness first-hand the overwhelming passion of Fantasia audiences.

Numerous juries deliberated this year's programming and we are happy to announce the winners in the various categories:

JURY PRIZE FOR BEST ANIMATION (short and feature length)

The short and feature length animation film jury was presided over by Pierre Hébert and composed of Élène Dallaire, Marco de Blois and Claude Robinson.

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM: Sunao Katabuchi's Mai Mai Miracle
SPECIAL MENTION: Shinsuke Sato's Oblivion Island: Haruka and the Magic Mirror
BEST ANIMATED SHORT: Bastien Dubois' Madagascar
SPECIAL MENTION: Don Hertzfeldt's Wisdom Teeth

AUDIENCE AWARDS

BEST ANIMATED FILM
Gold – Summer Wars (Japan)
Silver – Technotise: Edit and I (Serbia)
Bronze (ex-aequo) – King of Thorn (Japan), Space Battleship Yamato Resurrection (Japan)

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