Fantasia’s flagship juried competition, a global selection of varied genre works from new and established, groundbreaking and unconventional auteurs.
Discover the year's best genre films from all across the globe.
Experimental and audacious, the Camera Lucida section exists at the margins of genre cinema, showcasing its most original, personal, and innovative voices.
From experimental enigmas to eye-popping crowd-pleasers, the many tones and techniques of animation are highlighted in this section.
Cutting-edge documentaries from pop culture and counter-culture to issue-driven works of illumination and stranger-than-fiction tales of everyday oddness.
Bold, super independent outsider works that possess a purity of vision and are wholly unafraid to take risks. The revolution begins here.
Take a look at the films that shaped the history genre cinema.
A highlight of the talent of Quebec filmmakers, shown here across their feature films.
A vital reflection on Quebec's cinematic history, offering a worthy showcase for rare films that history has forgotten, neglected and even snubbed.
Fantasia’s showcase of intimate, auteur genre visions returns to celebrate the unconventional gaze with these extraordinary works.
A deep dive into the delightful jungle of emotions and bodies, huffing and puffing, battling out the eternal mating rituals – ancients and reinvented.
Fantasia’s annual showcase of amazing animation from around the world returns with over a dozen dazzling offerings.
For his 18th programme of short films, DJ XL5 has chosen 26 festive and crazy films. Everything to ensure a party, as only DJ XL5 knows how.
Short films from home!
Fantasia’s showcase of provocative and character-driven international science-fiction works.
Children, parents and the young at heart are invited to dive into this free series of short film programs.
A gathering of short films that tap into folk religion, Indigenous beliefs, and ancestral ways, for wisdom, strength, grace, or simply solace.
Fantasia’s renowned showcase of provocative and cutting-edge international shorts is back, with these bold works. Skin will crawl.
Undead bloodsuckers, black magic, fiends and phantoms abound as Fantasia’s showcase of bite-sized Asian tales of the macabre returns!
Horror has the potential to unsettle audiences in meaningful ways. An Indigenous perspective with film scholar Dr. Kali Simmons.
Join us for a panel discussion with some of the leading voices in South Africa’s bold new wave of genre filmmaking.
Satoshi Kon’s legacy is the starting point of a discussion between the two directors.
When it comes to the film biz, some of the most incredible creations don't actually exist onscreen.
Bestselling author Grady Hendrix tries to figure out what it means that so much of publishing is about selling murder for fun.
In honour of the restoration of his seminal underground classic DR. CALIGARI, Stephen Sayadian sits down and discusses his career.
Carolyn Mauricette demonstrates how in horror, certain “monsters” are actually an embodiment of Black women’s strength and perseverance.
How has the cultural sense of the taboo, and the role of horror in breaching taboos, changed?
A Lifetime Achievement Award and masterclass with Phil Tippett, exploring the deeper roots of his art.