The 2021 Fantasia International Film Festival will see the Canadian genre festival celebrate its 25th edition. As with 2020, this year’s festival is set to be a virtual event with screenings, premieres, panels, and workshops running from 5 August through to 25 August 25, 2021. However, there is also (fingers crossed) the possibility of some physical events being added to the lineup.
The 2020 virtual edition was a huge success, screening to 85000 spectators and amassing a record amount of media coverage, with 475 accredited journalists from around the world (with Movies In Focus amongst them). Last year’s lineup showcased 104 features, a quarter of which were World Premieres, with the majority securing distribution out of the festival. That’s pretty good going.
This year’s Fantasia Fest will kick-off with Julien Knafo’s zombie comedy Brain Freeze. The film tells the tale of an environmental disaster that leads to a fast-spreading virus ravaging a wealthy gated community off the island of Montreal.
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