The Three Best Announcements from the Fantasia Press Conference
The Fantasia Film Festival held their press conference today to unveil their 2012 line-up and honestly we are still processing the information dump. Mitch Davis said during the press conference that the only way to properly describe the festival would be “to tie you to chairs, force feed you caffeine and sugar and talk to you for 17 days.” As usual, Mitch is simultaneously completely insane and completely accurate.
Last year, we published over 100 reviews/articles about/from Fantasia and recorded six podcasts. We intend to at least equal those numbers this year. Expect articles about our most anticipated films from several of us in the next few days, once we have time to study the 2012 Fantasia program book. (At 396 pages, you could use the damn thing to do wrist curls and I think that it has already been declared a Weapon of Mass Destruction by bugs everywhere.)
While you are waiting, the 2012 Fantasia web-site is online now for you to check out.
Most of the information given at the press conference came from excited festival programmers highlighting the films they are excited to show off. I am sure that some of that will influence our individual choices in the days to come, but there were also three fascinating, intriguing, awesome and borderline insane stories that emerged from the press conference that you won’t necessarily find in the official Fantasia press release or on the web-site.