Published on August 7, 2020

The Fantasia International Film Festival has announced its lineup for the 24th edition of the event, which will be held on Aug. 20 to Sept. 2 and will include a masterclass with filmmaker John Carpenter, who will also receive a Lifetime Achievement Award.

The masterclass is expected to touch on Carpenter’s breathtaking career as the director of films including Halloween, The Thing, Escape From New York, They Live, and more.

The festival lineup boasts 100 feature films and 200 shorts, including the world premiere of Night Shifts, which will be actor Finn Wolfhard’s directorial debut. Other highlights include Vincent Paronnaud’s Hunted (world premiere), Johnnie To’s Chasing Dream, Jorge Michel Grau’s Perdida (international premiere), Busan’s New Currents Award winner Rom, SXSW-selected MaryGoRound, and the Canadian premiere of  You Cannot Kill David Arquette. 

The fest will open with Neil Marshall’s horror The Reckoning and he close with Kiel McNaughton’s indigenous action-comedy The Legend of Baron To’a, and panels will include conversations with Mike Flanagan, Mick Garris, Simon Barrett, and Dennison Ramalho (Nightshifter).

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You can view the new Fantasia promo video here.

The full lineup includes:

ANYTHING FOR JACKSON, Dir. Justin Dyck (Canada – World Premiere)
A WITNESS OUT OF THE BLUE, Dir. Fung Chih-Chiang (Hong Kong – Canadian Premiere)
BABY: THE SECRET DIARY OF A MOM TO BE, Dir. Luk Yee-Sum (Hong Kong – North American Premiere)
BRING ME HOME, Dir. Kim Seung-woo (South Korea – Quebec Premiere)
CHASING DREAM, Dir. Johnnie To (Hong Kong – Canadian Premiere)
CLAPBOARD JUNGLE, Dir. Justin McConnell (Canada – Quebec Premiere)
COSMIC CANDY, Dir. Rinio Dragasaki (Greece – Canadian Premiere)
THE DAY OF THE BEAST, Dir. Álex de la Iglesia (Spain – World Premiere, 4K Restoration)
DINNER IN AMERICA, Dir. Adam Lehmeier (USA – Quebec Premiere)
FEELS GOOD, MAN, Dir. Arthur Jones (USA – Quebec Premiere)
FREE COUNTRY, Dir. Christian Alvart (Germany – Canadian Premiere)
HAIL TO THE DEADITES, Dir. Steve Villeneuve (Canada – World Premiere)HUNTED, Dir. Vincent Paronnaud (France / Belgium – World Premiere)
IVAN, THE TERRIRBLE, Dir. Mario Abbade (Brazil – World Premiere)
JUMBO, Dir. Zoé Wittock (France – Quebec Premiere)
KAKEGURUI, Dir. Tsutomu Hanabusa (Japan – Canadian Premiere)
LAURIN, Dir. Robert Sigl (Germany / Hungary – Canadian Premiere – 4K Restoration)
LEGALLY DECLARED DEAD, Dir. Yuen Kim-Wai (Hong Kong – North American Premiere)
THE LEGEND OF BARON TO’A, Dir. Kiel McNaughton (New Zealand – North American Premiere)
MARYGOROUND, Dir. Daria Woszek (Poland – International Premiere)
MORGANA, Dirs. Isabel Peppard & Josie Hess (Australia – North American Premiere)
THE MORTUARY COLLECTION, Dir. Ryan Spindell (USA – Quebec Premiere)
NO LONGER HUMAN, Dir. Mika Ninagawa (Japan – Quebec Premiere)
NO WAY HOME, Dir. Buddy Giovinazzo (USA – World Premiere, 4K Restoration)
PAPER TIGERS, Dir. Bao Tran (USA – World Premiere)
PATRICK, Dir. Tim Mielants (Belgium – Canadian Premiere)
PERDIDA, Dir. Jorge Michel Grau (Mexico / Columbia – International Premiere)
ROM, Dir. Tran Thanh Huy (Vietnam – North American Premiere)
SHEEP WITHOUT A SHEPHERD, Dir. Sam Quah (China – Quebec Premiere)
STING OF DEATH, Dir. William Grefé (USA – World Premiere, 2K Restoration)
SURVIVAL SKILLS, Dir. Quinn Armstrong (USA – International Premiere)
WILDLAND, Dir. Jeanette Nordahl (Denmark – North American Premiere)
TEXAS TRIP – A CARNIVAL OF GHOSTS, Dirs. Steve Balestreri & Maxime Lachaud (France, World Premiere))
WOMAN OF THE PHOTOGRAPHS, Dir. Takeshi Kushida (Japan – Quebec Premiere)
WOTAKOI: LOVE IS HARD FOR OTAKU, Dir. Yuichi Fukuda (Japan – North American Premiere)
YOU CANNOT KILL DAVID ARQUETTE, Dirs. David Darg & Price James (USA – Canadian Premiere)

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