2012 Fantasia: Fantasia by the Numbers


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How big is this year’s Fantasia Film Festival? Funny you should ask…

Years Fantasia has been around: 17

Number of Fantasia Festivals: 16

Year we had no Fantasia (Annus Horribilis): 2002

IQ of the Management of Imperial Cinema in 2002 and 2003: Impossible to measure.

Years Fantasia has been at Concordia: 10

Percentage of Journalists who wanted to ask Concordia Director of Special Projects and Cultural Affairs Dr. Clarence Epstein when they were going to finally replace the chairs in Hall Theatre: 100%

Percentage of Journalists who asked Concordia Director of Special Projects and Cultural Affairs Dr. Clarence Epstein when they were going to finally replace the chairs in Hall Theatre: 0%

Number of presenting sponsors of Fantasia 2012: 2 (Ubisoft Entertainment & Sympatico.ca)

Number of years Ubisoft Entertainment has sponsored Fantasia: 9

Number of partner sponsors of Fantasia 2012: 25

Number of media sponsors of Fantasia 2012: 7

Number of advertisers of Fantasia 2012: (Close to) 150

Price for a Fantasia 2012 ticket: $9

Price for 10 Fantasia 2012 tickets: $80

Price for 10 Fantasia 2012 tickets when you show your OPUS card: $75

Number of tickets expected to sell: (over) 100,000

Number of unique vistors expected at the 2012 Fantasia Film Festival web-site in July: (over) 200,000

Number of page views expected at the 2012 Fantasia Film Festival in July: (over) 1,000,000

Number of feature films at Fantasia 2012: 160

Number of short films at Fantasia 2012: (over) 300

Number of films from Asia: 70

Number of films from Japan: 34

Number of films from South Korea: 12

Number of films from Taiwan: 5

Number of films from the United Kingdom: 4

Number of films featuring Stephen McHattie: 3 (A Little Bit Zombie, Eddie: The Sleepwalking Cannibal, and The Tall Man)

Number of films by Takashi Miike: 2 (Ace Attorney and 2012 Fantasia Official Opening Film For Love’s Sake)

Number of films starring Jeeja Yanin: 1 (The Kick)

Number of films in the NEW Axis International Animation spotlight: 12

Number of films in the Camera Lucida spotlight: 10

Number of films in the Documentaries From the Edge spotlight (Fantasia 2012): 10

Number of years of the Documentaries From the Edge spotlight: 6

Number of films in the Documentaries From the Edge spotlight (Fantasia 2011): 5

Number of countries in the spotlight this year: 3 (Philippines, Denmark and Norway)

Number of films of Satoshi Kon that played at Fantasia: 2 (Perfect Blue and Millenium Actress)

Number of awards named after Satoshi Kon: 1 (The Satoshi Kon Award for Achievement in Animation)

Number of times that the The Satoshi Kon Award for Achievement in Animation has been presented before Fantasia 2012: 0 (This is the first year of the award.)

Number of filmmaker special guests travelling to Fantasia 2012: 125

Number of filmmakers coming to Fantasia 2012 to present projects during the Frontières International Co-Production Market: 55

Number of film projects in the Frontières International Co-Production Market: 14

Number of film projects in the Off-Frontières section of the Frontières International Co-Production Market: 10

Number of short films being produced based on Fantasia 2012 selections that will premiere at Fantasia: 3

Number of legs of actor Eddie McGee, star of The Human Race: 1

Amount star Eddie McGee and director Paul Hough tried to raise on Kick Starter to finish The Human Race: $6,200

Amount star Eddie McGee and director Paul Hough actually raised on Kick Starter to finish The Human Race: $7,926

Number of books written by film scholar David Bordwell – who is being presented with a special Lifetime Excellence Award: (over) 15

Number of films directed by Jennifer Lynch: 4 (Boxing Helena, Surveillance, Hisss aka Nagin: The Snake Woman, Chained)

Number of documentaries based on the film Hisss directed by Jennifer Lynch: 1 (Despite the Gods)

Number of months Hisss was supposed to take to film: 3

Number of months that it took to film Hisss: 9

Number of books being launched at Fantasia 2012: 1 (House of Psychotic Women by Kier-la Janisse)

House of Psychotic Women hardcover prize: $49.95

House of Psychotic Women softcover price: $29.95

House of Psychotic Women number of pages: 360

House of Psychotic Women number of full color pages: 32

Number of films being presented in the House of Psychotic Women spotlight: 3 (Possession, Christine F., Dr. Jekyll et les Femmes)

Number of artists featured in the If They Came From Within: An Alternative History of Canadian Horror poster series: 16

Number of days that If They Came From Within: An Alternative History of Canadian Horror poster series will be featured at the Cinematheque Quebecoise before going on tour: 10

Number of theatres presenting films at Fantasia 2012: 3 (Concordia Hall Theatre, J.A. De Seve Theatre, and Cinematheque Quebecoise)

Number of days of Fantasia 2012: 22

Length of the 2012 Fantasia TV spot: 30 seconds

Number of pages of the Fantasia 2012 program book: 396

Number of wrist sprains that will be caused by the Fantasia 2012 program book: Impossible to measure

Number of dimensions that the 2012 Fantasia Festival Official Closing Film ParaNorman will be presented in: 3

Number of times that 3D films have been presented in the Concordia Hall Theatre before ParaNorman: 0

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On a scale of 1 to SQUEEE, how excited Sound on Sight staff are about the return of Fantasia: SQUEEE to the power of SQUEEE. (SQUEEESQUEEE) Mathematically, this is referred to as a SQUEEE-plex.

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