This July marks the 22nd Fantasia International Film Festival which returns to Concordia University, The Cinémathèque Québécoise, and The McCord Museum from July 12 to August 1, 2018.
To celebrate, today we have this year’s poster designed by Donald Caron, who has crafted the art for the event since 2011. On top of that, today we’ve learned the first two features confirmed for Fantasia’s 2018 edition!
First up, Fantasia will showcase the Canadian Premiere of RKSS’s acclaimed Sundance smash Summer of ’84. The sophomore film from Turbo Kid filmmaking trio François Simard, Anouk Whissell, and Yoann-Karl Whissel will premiere as a gala Opening Weekend event.
“François, Anouk, and Yoann are absolute family to us here,” said Fantasia Co-Director Mitch Davis. “In many ways, they’re a spearhead of a generation for Quebec fantastic filmmakers who grew up at Fantasia and are now stunning the world. We’ve been showing their work since 2008 and we’re thrilled to be presenting Summer of ’84’s Canadian Premiere. We adore everything that it represents, while showing RKSS’ striking versatility as storytellers and marking their first time directing a third party screenplay. They’ve knocked it hard out of the park. There’s nothing they can’t do.”
Fantasia 2018 will also showcase the North American premiere of the new horror anthology Montreal Dead End. The film is directed by no less than 18 filmmakers, including Rémi Fréchette, Eve Dufaud, Jimmy Pettigrew, and Priscillia Piccoli.
A first wave of Fantasia 2018 programming will be announced in the coming weeks and we will make sure to keep you guys update. Until then make sure to hit us up and let us know if you plan to attend this year’s festival in the comments below or on Facebook, Twitter, and/or Instagram!
The 22nd Fantasia International Film Festival returns to Concordia University, The Cinémathèque Québécoise, and The McCord Museum from July 12 to August 1, 2018.
Join the Box of Dread Mailing List
Bruce Greenwood Joins Stephen King’s DOCTOR SLEEP
TRAILER: CW’s CHARMED Reboot Features Powerful Trio of Witches
Interview: Dee Wallace on BEYOND THE SKY and the Existence of Aliens
Brennan Went to Film School: An Ode to the Kevin Williamson Teen
CHILD’S PLAY Remake Casts Andy’s Mom & Detective Norris
Scary Movies XI: LORDS OF CHAOS – No Sympathy For These Devils
Filmmakers: Vestra Pictures Seeks Creepypasta-Inspired Shorts for Terrifying Feature Film Anthology
Back to School: Dread Central’s 30-Day Horror Challenge for September 2018
Has THE NUN’s Valak Been Lurking Around THE CONJURING Franchise Since the Very Beginning?
A Deep Dive Into “Nackles” – The Creepiest TWILIGHT ZONE Episode You’ve Never Seen
Listen to John Carpenter, Cody Carpenter, and Daniel Davies’ New Music From HALLOWEEN
Exclusive: David Allen Brooks on Fighting in SCREAM FOR HELP
Stan Winston Studios Shares New Behind-the-Scenes Footage of 1987s PREDATOR
In Extremely Rare On-Set Interview, Robert Englund Explains Why Kane Hodder Wasn’t Cast in FREDDY VS. JASON
Exclusive E-DEMON Clip Makes Skype Hangouts a Possessed Pain in the Ass
News6 days ago
Fresh Batch of HALLOWEEN Images Put You at the Scene of a Crime
News4 days ago
Miramax CEO Says New SCREAM & HELLRAISER Movies a Possibility
News5 days ago
DON’T HUG ME I’M SCARED TV Series is Coming to America
News4 days ago
Exclusive: Jesper Kyd’s STATE OF DECAY 2 Soundtrack Coming to Vinyl
News3 days ago
Fantastic Fest 2018: 10 Movies We Can’t Wait to See This Year!
Reviews4 days ago
DRACUL Review – A Worthy Prequel To The Most Famous Horror Novel Of All Time
Editorials4 days ago
Terror TV Signs Acclaimed Anthology SHADOW SHOW: An Interview With Mort Castle
News4 days ago
Trailer Arrives for Netflix’s APOSTLE Starring Dan Stevens