The Fantasia International Film Festival will be roaring back into theatres to celebrate its 26th edition with a dynamic in-person program of screenings, workshops, and launch events running from July 14 through August 3, 2022. We’re proud to present these films in the mammoth Concordia Hall Cinema, with additional screens at the Cinémathèque Québécoise, Cinéma du Musée and the McCord Museum.
Screening at Fantasia Fest 2021, this is a zombie/plague movie that cuts way too close to home, is absolutely disgusting, shocking and all around amazing.
Martyrs Lane is a truly gorgeous film on every level. The story unfolds in such a perfect way and Kiera Thompson as Leah does just as much emotional heavy lifting as Gough. Writer/director Ruth Platt expertly shows the world through the eyes of a child in a genuine, non-pandering, way. This is a ghost story that not only delivers on the supernatural front, but on the emotional one as well.
Teenagers and the internet are a beast that no one has yet figured out how to tame and this easily lends itself to horror: both in real life and on the screen. With it’s world premiere at Fantasia Festival, #Blue_Whale explores how the internet can easily seduce unhappy teens into dangerous games.
The lore of the witch is often used as an allegory for the, inexplicably, misunderstood complexity of female maturity and Hellbender has come to utilize that in a totally new and punk rock way.
Woodlands Dark and Days Bewitched is a truly engrossing history lesson that, in my opinion, should be mandatory viewing.