Fantasia Film Festival 2020 announced the first wave of films for upcoming online edition which opens with Neil Marshall’s THE RECKONING.
Fantasia International Film Festival
NAME OF FESTIVAL: Fantasia International Film Festival
WHERE: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL: Since its inception in 1996, the Fantasia International Film Festival is now recognized as the largest and most influential event of its kind in North America, a leader on the genre film scene and one of the country’s most popular film festivals. With a varied programming and an emphasis on the imaginative cinema of Asia, Europe and the Americas, Fantasia’s offerings range from unique and powerful personal visions to international commercial crowd-pleasers rarely seen in North America.
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Montreal’s Fantasia International Film Festival will mount its 2020 edition as a virtual fest in August.
The neo-noir thriller, Blood On Her Name, the feature debut from Mathew Pope released the first teaser trailer ahead of the World Premiere at 2019 Fantasia Film Festival.
NY/LA-based arthouse genre sales company Yellow Veil Pictures has acquired world sales rights for neo-noir Blood On Her Name, the debut feature from Matthew Pope.
The Fantasia International Film Festival unleashed the final wave of films and programming for the 2019 edition, and will open with the Hideo Nakata’s RINGU series’ latest sequel, SADAKO.
The Fantasia International Film Festival, celebrating its 23rd Anniversary, today revealed a select first wave of titles, including the World Premiere of KILLERMAN starring Liam Hemsworth.
The Fantasia International Film Festival wrapped its 2018 edition on August 2nd with the sold out Canadian Premiere of Panos Cosmatos’ MANDY, and announced its final batch of awards, including the Audience Awards.
The Fantasia International Film Festival announced the award winners of the juried sections of its 22nd edition, with the festival’s Best Film Award going to Daniel Roby’s Paris-set science fiction adventure Just a Breath Away (Dans la brume)
Sam Elliott in THE MAN WHO KILLED HITLER AND THEN THE BIGFOOT to World Premiere at Fantasia International Film Festival
Robert D. Krzykowski’s The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then the Bigfoot will World Premiere on July 20th, 2018 at the 22nd edition of Montreal’s Fantasia International Film Festival.
Fantasia International Film Festival dropped the final wave of 2018 announcements including the North American Premieres of Takashi Miike’s LAPLACE’S WITCH and Erick Zonca’s BLACK TIDE
The Fantasia International Film Festival, celebrating its 22nd Anniversary in Montreal this summer, from July 12 to August 1, revealed a selected Second Wave of titles and events.
The Fantasia International Film Festival, celebrating its 22nd Anniversary in Montreal this summer, from July 12 to August 1, 2018, revealed the first wave of film titles
The Fantasia International Film Festival returns July 12 to August 1, 2018, to celebrate its 22nd edition; and confirmed the first two features from Quebec filmmakers.
Fantasia will close its 2017 edition with the International Premiere of A TAXI DRIVER, by director Jang Hoon.
The Fantasia International Film Festival celebrates its 21st Anniversary in Montreal this summer, taking place from July 13-August 2, 2017,
Yeon Sang-ho’s TRAIN TO BUSAN Wins Top Awards at 2016 Fantasia International Film Festival | TRAILERS
The 2016 Fantasia International Film Festival announced the award winners of its 20th edition, with the Cheval Noir Award for Best Feature going to TRAIN TO BUSAN by Yeon Sang-ho. TRAIN TO BUSAN also won the Gold Audience Award for Best Asian Feature.
The 2016 Fantasia Film Festival’s full lineup will screen over 130 feature films, including 19 World Premieres, 18 North American Premieres, and 47 Canadian Premieres plus over 300 shorts. The festival will close with the Canadian premiere of Fede Alvarez’s terrifying film DON’T BREATHE.
The 2016 Fantasia International Film Festival celebrating its 20th Anniversary in Montreal kicks off today July 14 and runs through August 2. The festival will open with the World Premiere of Daniel Grou’s KING DAVE.
The 2016 Fantasia Film Festival revealed its first wave of programming announcement including honoring filmmaker Guillermo del Toro with its prestigious Cheval Noir Award.
After 23 days of screenings, the 19th Fantasia International Film Festival closed with the World Premiere of ATTACK ON TITAN from Shinji Higuchi, and announced the names of the winners of its awards. The prizes were awarded by the juries of each category. TAG by Sion Sono (pictured above) took home the Cheval Noir Award for Best Film, along with Award for Best Actress for Reina Triendl, and a Special Mention for its “creative, surprising, and monumental opening kill […]
The 2015 Fantasia International Film Festival rolls into the city of Montreal for its 19th edition from July 14 to August 4, 2015. Hajime Isayama’s steampunk splatter-fantasy war opera ATTACK ON TITAN! has become one of Japanese entertainment’s biggest and most outlandish hits of recent years, at home and abroad. Now the hotly anticipated live-action film bursts furiously from the Fantasia screen, directed by top anime and tokusatsu talent Shinji Higuchi, whose history includes Gamera and Godzilla films, […]
The international premiere of Takeshi Kitano’s RYUZO AND THE SEVEN HENCHMEN (pictured above) among the films in the second wave of programming announced for 2015 Fantasia International Film Festival. Coming immediately after his OUTRAGE saga, Takeshi Kitano’s hilarious crime story stars screen legend Tatsuya Fuji (IN THE REALM OF THE SENSES) as a retired yakuza who realizes that the only way to break the monotony of his daily life by reuniting with his old gang. This is a […]
Fantasia will open its 2015 edition with the North American Premiere of MISS HOKUSAI (pictured above), one of this year’s most hotly anticipated animated films. Katsushika Hokusai is perhaps the most renowned ukiyo-e (woodblock prints) artist, but very few are aware of his talented daughter O-Ei’s influence on his work. Centered on their relationship and the young woman’s rebellious personality, this mix of classical art and pop-culture, based on Hinako Sugiura’s manga Sarusuberi, is masterfully brought to the screen by […]
Fantasia Film Festival Announces First Wave of 2014 Programming; Opens with Canadian premiere of JACKY IN THE KINGDOM OF WOMEN
The 18th annual Fantasia International Film Festival starting July 17 until August 5, 2014 unveiled the First Wave announcement of several selected highlights for the upcoming festival. Fantasia 2014 will launch with the Canadian premiere of JACKY IN THE KINGDOM OF WOMEN (Jacky au royaume des filles), a sharp political satire from comic book genius Riad Sattouf (LES BEAUX GOSSES) that took the Rotterdam Film Festival by storm.Set in the Democratic Republic of Bubunne where women lead and men are obligated to wear a veil and serve them, this subversive black comedy follows Jacky (Vincent Lacoste), a one-of-a-kind Cinderella, who wishes to marry the powerful and gorgeous Colonel (Charlotte Gainsbourg), daughter of the country’s leader (Anémone). You don’t think when you’re in love, you push on, and sometimes accidentally set off a coup d’état. The provocative and smart JACKY IN THE KINGDOM OF WOMEN couldn’t be more timely, urgent or funny.