Program

Born of Woman 2023

Fantasia’s showcase of intimate, auteur genre visions returns to celebrate the unconventional gaze with these extraordinary works.

Cabaret of Curiosities 2023

A new cabaret formula combining screenings of local and international short films, comedy acts and live performances.

Circo Animato 2023

Fantasia’s showcase of animated short films from around the world returns with 10 dazzling shorts, marvellously multifarious in technique, and perspective.

Collective Delusions

A showcase of underground DIY, outsider, and bizarre cinema from around the world.

Celluloid Experiments 2023

You have a rendezvous with shapes, colours, and poetry on a celluloid journey that takes you all the way from sweet daydreams to feverish nightmares.

Are You Afraid of Fantasia?

Like the popular Canadian horror television series ARE YOU AFRAID OF THE DARK?, this programme is an international anthology of horrific short films.

Fantasia Freestyle

Fantasia offers a kaleidoscope of short films from around the world and here at home that reflect many of the themes and genres the festival is so beloved for.

Feast of Amrita

A mind-scarring melange of modern urban gothic and cosmic abomination, the Japanese anime FEAST OF AMRITA crowns a trilogy of animated horror from Asia.

Les Fantastiques week-ends du cinéma québécois 2023

Les Fantastiques week-ends are back with a bang this year, and it's with a festive programme that we celebrate this 100% in-person return.

International Science-Fiction Short Film Showcase 2023

Fantasia’s showcase of provocative and character-driven international science-fiction works.

My First Fantasia

Children, parents and the young at heart are invited to dive into this free series of short film programs.

Perilous Ports: Tours of Northern Terrors

The inaugural edition of Fantasia’s celebration of Canadian short-form genre is here to bring you the most exciting short films that this nation has to offer!

Rémi Fréchette's cinema

Le gars des vues a un nom : Rémi Fréchette. Préparez-vous à tout un voyage, car vous y verrez quelque 22 courts-métrages datant de 2003 à aujourd’hui.

Pinoy Party: Filipino's short films

Teenage malaise, talking fish, raining frogs and bold eagles: these five essential, up-and-coming directors from the Philippines are bold and ready to party!

Kaléidoscope en dents de scie

Filmmaker Robin Aubert (LES AFFAMÉS) presents two of his hidden gems: the short film SUZIE (1999) and the medium-length film CADILLAC CLOWN (2002)

Small Gauge Trauma 2023

Fantasia’s annual showcase of bold, auteur genre visions returns with nine unforgettable works from five countries that will positively floor you

Things That Go Bump In The East 2023

Fantasia’s showcase of bite-sized Asian tales of the macabre offers spooky chillers from Bangladesh, Viet Nam, South Korea, Taiwan, Japan, and China.

Wapikoni: First nation's genre cinema

The Fantasia festival, in association with Wapikoni mobile, presents a program of Indigenous genre films. To this end,

Special Events

Discover Maywa Denki

Introduction to Japanese musical toy company Maywa Denki and its popular Otamatone device, and an unveiling of the OTAMATOON video vignette series.

SPECIAL LIVE-READ BOOK LAUNCH: Haunted Reels

Do everything in your earthly power not to miss this star-studded book launch event for a new genre fiction anthology curated by produce, David Lawson Jr.

Artist Talk: Charles Band

In celebration of THE PRIMEVALS’ world premiere at the festival, a special artist talk with legendary American independent producer Charles Band.

TERROR IN THE AILIEN REALMS Book Launch and Live Reading

Assorted luminaries do live-reading of their texts for filmmaker and artist Pat Tremblay’s series of horror movie posters with the assistance of AI.

Artist Talk: Jimmy McDonough

If there was such a thing as a “gold standard” of exploitation cinema historians, Jimmy McDonough would be it.

Jour de merde – Special screening

Fantasia, the Kino movement and the team behind the film JOUR DE MERDE (2023) team up for a new experience that's both entertaining and educational.

RKSS Masterclass

RKSS, the acronym for Roadkill Superstars, is a filmmaking trio consisting of Canadian film directors François Simard, Anouk Whissell, and Yoann-Karl Whissell.

50 Years of the ARRQ Conference: 50 Years of Genre Cinema in Quebec

Revisit 50 years of genre cinema in Quebec and trace its evolution in the company of those who have precisely opened the door to the creation of genre films.

BIPOC Futures in Canadian Genre Film

You’ll hear a selection of French and English BIPOC panellists discuss what the landscape of Canadian genre filmmaking looks like for BIPOC creators.

Soirée Kino Fantasia

Tous les courts métrages réalisés pendant le mois de juillet par des kinoïtes.

Escale sanglante

Fantasia est enchanté de vous présenter "Escale Sanglante", un événement spécial dans le cadre de la célèbre série télévisée "Sur la Route de l'Horreur".