Montreal's Fantasia International Film Festival just dropped its lineup

Jul 3 2019, 12:31 am


The Fantasia International Film Festival is rolling into the city from July 11 to August 1 for its 23rd annual edition.

The festival takes over Concordia University’s screening rooms for three weeks and finds space to represent films of all genres.

Since its inception in 1996, the Fantasia International Film Festival has gained recognition as one of the largest and most influential events of its kind in Montreal.

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Fantasia works primarily as a film screening festival, showcasing a variety of programming, both independent and commercial, while focusing on the imaginative cinema of Asia, Europe, and the Americas.


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The festival also welcomes guests from across of the cinema community, including actors, directors, producers, studio reps and distributors.

Fantasia’s distinct programming has made it a popular event for cinema fans. Over 100,000 film-goers attended the festival in 2018, and the festival is expecting bigger things this summer, for its 23rd edition.

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 will include more than 130 films in a variety of screenings hosted at Concordia University during its run.

For the majority of the films, it’s an opportunity for fans to check out a screening before the movie’s worldwide release.

Headliners include:

  • Sadako (2019): Japan, directed by: Hideo Nakata, 99 min – Horror
  • Swallow (2019): USA/France, directed by: Carlo Mirabella-Davis, 95 min – Drama/Thriller
  • The Art of Self-Defense (2019): USA, directed by: Riley Stearns, 104 min – Comedy
  • The Deeper You Dig (2019): USA, directed by: John Adams and Toby Poser, 95 min – Horror/Thriller
  • Little Monsters (2019) Australia, directed by: Abe Forsythe, 94 min – Thriller/Horror
  • Phantom of Winnipeg (2019) Canada, directed by: Malcolm Ingram and Sean Stanley, 77 min – Documentary
  • Away (2019) Latvia, directed by: Gints Zilbalodis, 75 min – Animation/Fantasy
  • Critters Attack! (2019) USA, directed by :Bobby Miller, 89 min – Horror/Science-Fiction
  • The Gangster, the Cop, the Devil (2019) South Korea, directed by: Lee Won-tae, 110 min – Action
  • Sons of Denmark (2019) Denmark, directed by: Ulaa Salim, 117 min – Drama/Thriller

For the full program list visit the Fantasia International Film Festival website.

Tickets are on sale now and cost $12 per film, $100 for a 10 film package and $180 for a 20 film bundle.

Fantasia International Film Festival

When: July 11 – August 1
Time: Varies according to selected film
Where: Concordia University – 1455 Boulevard de Maisonneuve Ouest
Price: $11 – $180

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