As the 14th edition of the Fantasia Film Festival (my massive review round-up) 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.
Among the noteworthy events at this year’s festival, we must mention the opening film,
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