The Montreal festival is back with an in-person edition celebrating the latest, greatest fantasy, horror, science fiction, animé and unclassifiable yet fascinating films. It opens with Polaris and closes with Next Sohee. Alongside the screenings are a series of talks with filmmakers including John Woo and Kier-La Janisse, and a special award will be presented to producer Pierre David.

The festival runs from 14 July to 3 August.

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Everybody Goes To The Hospital
An animated exploration of a true physical, psychological, and familial trauma.
A man gets his DNA test results in and is surprised to find a mysterious West African wood mask included in the box. One that give him nightmarish visions of his ancestors’ slave dungeon whenever worn.
With sweat-soaked skin, in a state of mortal fear, a man is forced to make lame telemarketing calls to strangers.
Convenience Story
Convenience Story
One day, when a struggling screenwriter steps out to buy dog food, he stumbles into a mysterious convenience store where he discovers he can find anything his heart desires.
Abandoned on the street by her boyfriend in the dead of night, a woman picks a scooter up off the sidewalk and rides towards her destiny.
Inu-Oh is born with unique physical characteristics, and the horrified adults cover every inch of his body with garments, including a mask on his face... but through his creative abilities he forges a different destiny to the one they intend.
Good Boy
Good Boy
Not everyone can be a dog sitter. A young woman learns this the hard way when the tiny Pomeranian she’s hired to watch reveals itself to be a deranged murder junkie.
Lily's Mirror
Lily's Mirror
A woman's hand is chopped off during a dinner date, leading her on an offbeat revenge journey filled with mirrors, ghosts and gore.
What To Do With The Dead Kaiju?
What To Do With The Dead Kaiju?
A large monster attacks Japan, but dies suddenly. While the people rejoice and bask in relief, the giant corpse left behind begins to slowly rot and bloat. If it explodes, the nation will be destroyed.
The Killer
The Killer
A retired assassin regains his murderous instincts when the teenage girl he’s looking after is targeted by a gang.
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Fantasia International Film Festival Features

Getting the bug
Carter Smith on queering horror in Swallowed
Acknowledging her anger
Tara Thorne and Lesley Smith on telling missing stories in Compulsus
Investigating a death
July Jung on student exploitation, suicide and Next Sohee
Best friends forever?
Hannah Barlow and Kane Senes on friendship, trauma and Sissy
The stuff that dreams are made of
Andy Mitton on Covid, nightmares, infectious ideas and The Harbinger
Diet of worms
Alex Phillips and Ben Gojer on psychosis, special effects and All Jacked Up And Full Of Worms
Small is beautiful
Yeom Ji-ho on making a small space work to his advantage in Next Door
Mind and matter
Franklin Ritch on artificial intelligence, ethics and The Artifice Girl
Red in tooth and claw
Berkley Brady on venturing into the wild with Dark Nature
All the buzz
Avalon Fast on female centred filmmaking in Honeycomb
The drive to succeed
Park Dae-min on working with Park So-dam and shooting action in Special Delivery
Nashville story
Mickey Reece on imagining conversations and shooting Country Gold
Eye For Books
House Of Psychotic Women (Expanded Edition) by Kier-La Janisse
Back to the House
Kier-La Janisse discusses expanding her influential book House Of Psychotic Women
On the borderland
Nico van den Brink on Dutch history and folklore and Moloch
Inside his head
Addison Heimann on experiencing a breakdown and making Hypochondriac
Fantasia 2022: a feast of film
Highlights of this this year's festival in Montreal

Fantasia International Film Festival News

Fantasia Audience Awards announced
The Artifice Girl and The Roundup among the winners
Megalomaniac wins Cheval Noir
Full list of Fantasia award winners revealed
Final Fantasia films announced
Festival will close with July Jung's Next Sohee
Polaris to open Fantasia 2022
Second wave of films announced
First wave of Fantasia films announced
Festival will be live in Montreal

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