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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The Elderly
The Elderly
An octogenarian, who enters into a state of dementia after the sudden suicide of his wife, sparks a series of paranormal events that will put his family's lives at risk.
A new father strives to protect his baby for the 21 days during which it is vulnerable to spiritual attack.
A Life On The Farm
A Life On The Farm
A strange story from Somerset, England about a filmmaking farmer and the inspiring legacy of his long-lost home movies.
The Cow Who Sang A Song Into The Future
The Cow Who Sang A Song Into The Future
Cecilia and her children travel to her ageing father’s dairy farm after he has a heart attack. Back in her childhood home, Cecilia is met by her mother, a woman dead for many years, whose presence brings to life a painful past chorused by the natural world around them.
Valeria has long dreamed about becoming a mother. After learning that she’s pregnant, she expects to feel happy, yet something’s off. Nightmarish visions and an unshakeable paranoia have her questioning what she wants, and an ancient evil spirit may be the cause.
Following the death of his wife, Santoshi has sunk into depression and debt, much to the consternation of his daughter, high school student Kaede. To ease their debt, Santoshi tells Kaede he will track down a serial killer and collect the reward, but Santoshi disappears and Kaede must find out what happened to him.
The Pez Outlaw
The Pez Outlaw
Steve Glew spent the 1990s smuggling rare pez dispensers into the USA from Eastern Europe, making millions of dollars. It was all magical until his arch-nemesis, The Pezident decided to destroy him.
At some point in the future the Earth’s ecosystem collapses. A tough 13-year-old called Vesper, whose father is paralysed, tries to get food for them wherever she can. When she finds a mysterious woman in the forest one day she starts to hope that things will change.
Speak No Evil
Speak No Evil
A Danish family visits a Dutch family they met on a holiday. What was supposed to be an idyllic weekend slowly starts unraveling as the Danes try to stay polite in the face of unpleasantness.
A washed up internet personality tries to win back his followers by livestreaming himself spending one night alone in an abandoned haunted house.
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Fantasia International Film Festival Features

Off the beaten path
Rodrigo Gudiño on special effects, scoring with Slash, and The Breach
Familiar echoes
Leonor Varela on The Cow Who Sang A Song Into The Future
Pattern recognition
Kyle Edward Ball on crafting terror in Skinamarink
A flame of hope
Kristina Buozyte and Bruno Samper on looking beyond collapse, and Vesper
Putting on a show
Amanda Kramer on live shows, colour, taking risks and Give Me Pity!
The violence we don't see
Carlota Pereda on bullying, normalised violence and Piggy
Down the rabbit hole
Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead on Something In The Dirt
To the end of the world
Ishizuka Atsuko on telling stories through emotion in Goodbye Don Glees!
Bathroom buddies
Rebekah McKendry discusses working with Ryan Kwanten and JK Simmons on Glorious
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
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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
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