Scheduled to be held online with some live events happening if pandemic precautions permit, this year's Fantasia is celebrating a very special occasion: its 25th birthday. It's doing so with a fantastic line-up of films, and is preceded by a special screening of James Gunn's The Suicide Squad live in Montreal, going on to close with the latest work by Takashii Miike.

As well as films, there will be talks on transgression, final girls, the rise of indigenous horror, and more, with special guests and the opportunity for audience members to ask questions.

The festival will run from 5 to 25 August.

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Lost Boys
Lost Boys
Documentary tracking one of the director's attempts to find his drug addict friends after they vanish in Cambodia.
After his car breaks down, Glen spends one hell of an odd night with a married couple, setting into motion a chain of events that alter their lives plus those of several random strangers.
Prisoners Of The Ghostland
Prisoners Of The Ghostland
A notorious criminal is sent to rescue an abducted woman who has disappeared into a dark supernatural universe. They must break the evil curse that binds them and escape the mysterious revenants that rule the Ghostland, an East-meets-West vortex of beauty and violence.
Voice Of Silence
Voice Of Silence
Two men work for a criminal organisation to clean up the aftermath messes. One day, they receive an unexpected order.
Dreams On Fire
Dreams On Fire
An exploration of the underground dance community in Tokyo.
Poly Styrene: I Am A Cliché
Poly Styrene: I Am A Cliché
A documentary about the punk legend.
As cryptozookeepers struggle to capture a Baku (a legendary dream-eating hybrid creature) they begin to wonder if they should display these rare beasts in the confines of a cryptozoo, or if these mythical creatures should remain hidden and unknown.
Mother Schmuckers
Mother Schmuckers
Issachar & Zabulon, two brothers in their twenties, are supremely stupid and never bored, as madness is part of their daily lives. When they lose their mother's beloved dog, they have 24 hours to find it – or she will kick them out.
Alien On Stage
Alien On Stage
The story of the Dorset Bus Drivers whose amateur dramatics group created a serious stage adaptation of the science fiction horror classic Alien and ended up performing in London's West End.
Frank & Zed
Frank & Zed
Two reanimated corpses, dependent on each other for survival, live a life of solitude until a power-hungry magistrate tricks a group of villagers into attacking their lonely castle, fulfilling an ancient prophecy: The Orgy of Blood.
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Filming sensations Mathieu Amalric on Pierre Léon, Jeanne Balibar and the sounds and colours of Barbara

Character arc Seth A Smith on filming with a two-year-old and bringing marbling to life in The Crescent

Keeping up appearances Marcello Martinessi on cultural conservatism and filmmaking honesty in The Heiresses

A different space Kelly Macdonald on working with Marc Turtletaub on Puzzle

Out of the past Susanna Nicchiarelli on Trine Dyrholm and the costume design in Nico, 1988

The iconic man Jonathan Baker on Becoming Iconic and Inconceivable

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