There’s additionally world premieres in Montreal for Hunted, from Persepolis co-director Vincent Paronnaud; Bao Tran’s Kung Fu comedy The Paper Tigers; the Julian Richings starrer Something For Jackson, by director Justin G. Dyck; Maxime Lachaud and Steve Balestreri’s debut characteristic documentary Texas Journey – A Carnival of Ghosts; Steve Villeneuve’s Hail To The Deadites, a documentary about followers of the Evil Useless franchise; and Mario Abbade’s Ivan, The TerrirBle, a portrait of Brazilian style filmmaker Ivan Cardoso.
Fantasia goes on-line this yr with a digital screening occasion from Aug. 20 to Sept. 2 that goals to reflect, the place doable, a conventional theatrical expertise. The competition will schedule real-time digital screenings, with agency begin occasions and a restricted variety of tickets to be offered for every viewing. The variety of tickets offered for every movie will range by title or the desires of filmmakers and can seemingly fall between 600 and 1,200 per screening, just like the seat capacities of Fantasia’s in-person Montreal occasion.
Fantasia earlier introduced it can open with a particular screening of Neil Marshall’s The Reckoning, a horror film that takes locations throughout witch hunts in 17th century England. It stars Charlotte Kirk, Joe Anderson, Steven Waddington and Sean Pertwee.
Fantasia additionally booked for its upcoming fest Johnnie To’s Chasing Dream; Jorge Michel Grau’s Perdida; Tran Thanh Huy’s Rom, a Busan award winner; Daria Woszek’s Marygoround; Yuichi Fukuda’s Wotakoi: Love is Onerous For Otaku; and Jeanette Nordahl’s Wildland.
The style fest earlier introduced world premieres for Chino Moya’s Undergods; Thomas Robert Lee’s occult horror pic The Curse of Audrey Earnshaw; Sidharth Srinivasan’s Kriya; Mauro Iván Ojeda’s debut characteristic The Undertaker’s House; and Anthony Scott Burns’ Come True, starring The Killing star Julia Sarah Stone.