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KC Carthew’s Dystopian Pic ‘Polaris’ to Open Fantasia Film Festival

As it returns to an in-person format, the Fantasia Film Festival is set to open its upcoming 2022 edition with the eco-action fantasy pic Polaris. Director KC Carthew’s dystopian pic, which was filmed in the Yukon and stars Viva Lee, will receive a world premiere in Montreal. Having unveiled its second wave of titles on […]

Fantasia Details Plans for Return to In-Person Festival for 2022

The Fantasia International Film Festival will return to theaters for its 26th edition to run from July 14 to Aug. 3 in Montreal, the genre fest said Thursday. As Fantasia unveiled its first wave of titles, the festival announced world premieres for Rebekah McKendry’s Glorious, which stars Ryan Kwanten and J.K. Simmons; Satoshi Miki’s Convenience […]

U.S. Genre Film Fests Plan Second Virtual NIGHTSTREAM Festival (Exclusive)

Four U.S. genre film festivals are set to host the second annual online-only festival, NIGHTSTREAM, to jointly screen films and other programming from their events amid the pandemic. The Boston Underground Film Festival, Brooklyn Horror Film Festival, North Bend Film Festival and Overlook Film Festival will stage the virtual festival from Oct. 7 to 13. […]

Korean Crime Drama ‘Voice of Silence’ Takes Top Jury Prize at Fantasia Film Fest

Korean director Hong Eui-jeong’s indie crime drama Voice of Silence has picked up the Cheval Noir best film prize at the Fantasia Film Festival, which wrapped on Wednesday. Hong’s debut feature also earned Yoo Ah-in the best actor trophy. Voice of Silence shared top honors in the juried competition in Montreal with Igor Legarreta, who […]

Mark O’Brien Talks Premiering Debut Feature ‘The Righteous’ With a Live Audience: “I Feel Surreal”

Mark O’Brien enjoyed a rare privilege for a pandemic-era director on Sunday night — being in a movie theater and seeing the opening titles of his debut feature, The Righteous, roll and hearing the sound of a live audience cheering and clapping after a late night showing at the Fantasia Film Festival in Montreal. “I’m […]

Takashi Miike’s ‘The Great Yokai War – Guardians’ to Close Fantasia Film Fest

Takashi Miike’s The Great Yokai War – Guardians has been tapped to close the Fantasia International Film Festival on Aug. 25. The sequel to The Great Yokai War, which opened Fantasia in 2006, immerses viewers in the fairy-tale world of friendly Japanese demons from the Audition and 13 Assassins director. Montreal’s Fantasia genre fest released […]

Dark Star, Bloody Disgusting to Host Free Virtual Film Fest with Secret Screening (Exclusive)

Los Angeles-based Dark Star Pictures and Bloody Disgusting came up with a novel way to unveil their latest horror pic acquisition, 'Dementia Part II,' by featuring it as a surprise secret finale to a free virtual film festival to run from Jan. 22 to 24.

Charlotte Kirk’s ‘The Reckoning’ Sells to RLJE Films, Shudder

Neil Marshall's horror movie about a young widow accused of being a witch is set for a 2021 release.

Polish Comedy ‘Marygoround’ Wins Top Prizes at Fantasia Film Fest

The Polish comedy Marygoround nabbed the Cheval Noir trophy for best feature, director and actress at the Fantasia International Film Festival after prizegiving on Wednesday night.

Fantasia: Kamikaze Dogfight Nabs ‘Clapboard Jungle’ Doc (Exclusive)

Justin McConnell’s documentary about the trials of an indie filmmaker features interviews with Guillermo Del Toro, Paul Schrader and the late George A. Romero.