The largest film festival in Montreal is picking up some serious steam.
Besides welcoming a wide array of guests from the film community, the Fantasia International Film Festival just unveiled their full film lineup for this summer’s festival.
From short films and animation to renowned actors visiting from across the globe, Fantasia has it all.
The festival is slated to open with the smash hit from this year’s Sundance Film Festival, Summer of ’84, a gripping thriller in which a teenage conspiracy theorist suspects his police-officer neighbour is a serial killer.
#FantasiaFest 2018 Opening GalaWeekend event is proud to present to you RKSS’s acclaimed @sundancefest smash SUMMER OF ’84!!! Witness @RKSSFilms’s striking versatility as storytellers with this tense, gripping thriller set in the mid-80’s suburbia!🥛💀🏠 pic.twitter.com/zovcjv8ZXX
— Fantasia Festival (@FantasiaFest) July 1, 2018
The festival will include more than 150 films in a variety of screenings hosted at Concordia University during its two-week run.
For the majority of the films, it’s an opportunity for fans to check out a screening before the movie’s worldwide release.
The festival will close out its nighttime screening on August 1 with Mandy, a thriller starring Nicholas Cage before the film is released worldwide on September 14.
#NicolasCage-starring thriller Mandy (out Sept. 14) is the official closing night film of this year’s Fantasia International Film Festival in #Montreal. https://t.co/7MHnHsJAzY vía @feedswatch pic.twitter.com/awB3VrVez7
— TvCentralOne (@TvCentralOne) June 29, 2018
The festival welcomed over 100,000 film buffs to last year’s festival and is readying for even more impressive numbers this time around.
For the full program list visit the Fantasia International Film Festival website.
Tickets go on sale this Saturday, July 7 and cost $11 per film, $100 for 10 films and $180 for 20 films.
When: July 12 – August 1
Time: Varies according to selected film
Where: Concordia University – 1455 Boulevard de Maisonneuve Ouest
Price: $11 – $180