Fantasia International Film Festival
Montreal, Québec, Canada / July 11-August 1, 2019 / fantasiafestival.com / V, P
Fantasia is about putting all of its films in the spotlight. As the producers explain: “We’re especially proud of the fact that almost every film in our lineup manages to find its audience here and get noticed.” To eliminate films getting lost in simultaneous screenings, the festival limits the number of films playing at any one time. Fantasia is earning attention from distributors, with reps from Amazon Studios, Arrow Films, Blumhouse Productions, Entertainment One Films, Elevation Pictures, IFC, Magnolia Pictures, Mongrel Media, Raven Banner Entertainment, AMC’s Shudder, and Universal Pictures International in attendance. Among last year’s 151 films was the world premieres of Robert D. Krzykowski’s The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then The Bigfoot and Daniel Goldhaber’s Cam. Both films found deals at the festival. The second weekend of the festival offers Frontières, an international co-production market that offers in-production screenings and brings filmmakers together with industry pros.