This year's Fantasia International Film Festival is taking place online because of Covid-19, but contains the same eclectic mix of fantasy, science fiction, horror, anime and action as ever. Expect cutting edge animation, nerve-racking chillers, daring documentaries and the latest experimental works from Japan. Despite the change of format, there will still be opportunities for attendees to engage with filmmakers at the festival and socialise with the Fantasia community.

The festival runs from 20 August to 2 September.

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Fantasia Latest Reviews

Death Of Nintendo
Death Of Nintendo
Hunting ghosts to impress girls. Undergoing circumcision in order to finally become a man. A pop homage to puberty and adolescence.
The Mortuary Collection
The Mortuary Collection
Sam inquires about a Help Wanted sign outside a funeral home and in her interview with owner Montgomery Dark, four gruesomely disturbing stories are told.

Fantasia International Film Festival Features

Fantasia through the looking glass
Mitch Davis on the challenge of taking the famous Montreal festival online
Tales from the crematorium
Ryan Spindell on Clancy Brown, Caitlin Custer and The Mortuary Collection
Never say die
Ryan Spindell on anthology films and the willpower it took to make The Mortuary Collection

Fantasia International Film Festival News

The Legend Of Baron To'a to close Fantasia
Final tranche of films announced
The Reckoning to open Fantasia
First tranche of films announced
Fantasia 2020 to be held online
Festival adapts to social distancing
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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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