BREAKING: More Fantasia movies announced

The Fantasia International Film Festival begins on July 17. See the first wave of programming here.

2014 Fantasia Poster
Fantasia’s 2014 poster art by Donald Caron

The 18th annual Fantasia International Film Festival will take place July 17–August 5, 2014. The full 2014 line-up of programming and special events will be revealed July 10, but here’s an early First Wave Announcement.

UPDATE here’s the latest from their second wave announcement:

Official Closing Film: Abel Ferrara’s Welcome to New York

International Premiere:  Ju-On: The Beginning of the End

A Lifetime Achievement Award:  Tobe Hooper

They also announced a new section of programming: Fantasia Underground dedicated to showcasing indie and counter-culture films. This year’s selection includes:

Bag Boy Lover Boy
USA Dir: Andres Torres
World Premiere.

Bloody Knuckles
Canada Dir: Matt O’Mahoney
World Premiere.

Hana-Dama: The Origins
Japan Dir: Hisayasu Sato
North American Premiere.

I Am a Knife with Legs
USA Dir: Bennet Jones
World Premiere.

And here are the additional 2nd Wave Highlights:
At the Devil’s Door (formerly titled Home)
USA Dir: Nicholas McCarthy
Official Selection: SXSW, New Zealand International Film Festival. Canadian Premiere.

Open Windows
Spain-USA Dir: Nacho Vigalondo
Canadian Premiere.

USA Dir: Bill Plympton
Canadian Premiere.

Closer to God
USA Dir: Billy Senese
International Premiere.

USA Dir: Patrick Brice
Official Selection: SXSW, Tribeca. Canadian Premiere.

The Creeping Garden
UK Dir: Tim Grabham, Jasper Sharp
World Premiere.

Dancing Karate Kid
Japan Dir: Tsukasa Kishimoto
Official Selection: Hawaii International Film Festival. Canadian Premiere.

The Devil’s Mile
Canada Dir: Joseph O’Brien
World Premiere.

The Drownsman
Canada Dir: Chad Archibald
World Premiere.

Fight Church
USA Dir: Daniel Junge, Bryan Storkle
WINNER: Grand Jury Prize, Boston Independent Film Festival. International Premiere.

UK Dir: Lenny Abrahamson
Co-starring Domhnall Gleeson and Maggie Gyllenhaal. Quebec Premiere.

From Vegas to Macau
Hong Kong Dir: Wong Jin
Canadian Premiere.

Fuku-Chan of FukuFuku Flats
Japan Dir: Yosuke Fujita
Official Selection: Frankfurt Nippon Connection Festival, New York Asian Film Festival. Canadian Premiere

New Zealand Dir: Gerard Johnstone
Stars Morgana O’Reilly and Rima Te Wiata. Canadian Premiere.

The Hundred Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared
Sweden Dir: Felix Herngren
Official Selection: Seattle International Film Festival. Canadian Premiere.

Ingtoogi: The Battle of Internet Trolls
SOUTH KOREA Dir: Um Tae-hwa
International Premiere

In Order of Disappearance
Norway-Sweden-Denmark Dir: Hans Petter Moland
Canadian Premiere.

Jellyfish Eyes
Japan Dir: Takashi Murakami
Official Selection: Sitges Film Festival. Canadian Premiere

Kumiko the Treasure Hunter
USA Dir: David Zellner
Official Selection: Sundance, Berlin. Canadian Premiere.

Kundo: Age of the Rampant
South Korea Dir: Yoon Jong-bin
Quebec Premiere

Let Us Prey
Ireland-UK Dir: Brian O’Malley
North American Premiere.

Life After Beth
USA Dir: Jeff Baena
Canadian Premiere.

3D Naked Ambition
Hong Kong Dir: Lee Kung Lok
Canadian Premiere.

No Tears for the Dead
South Korea Dir: Lee Jeong-beom
Quebec Premiere

Starry Eyes
USA Dir: Dennis Widmyer, Kevin Kolsch
Starrying: Alexandra Essoe, Amanda Fuller, Noah Segan and Pat Healy. Canadian Premiere.

Germany Dir: Maximilian Erlenwein
Official Selection: Berlin Film Festival, Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival. North American Premiere.

Summer of Blood
USA Dir: Onur Tukel
Canadian Premiere.

India Dir: Anurag Kashyap
Canadian Premiere.

White Bird in a Blizzard
USA Dir: Gregg Araki
Official Selection: Sundance. Canadian Premiere.


Jacky in the Kingdom of Women
Jacky in the Kingdom of Women

Opening Film: Jacky in the Kingdom of Women directed by Riad Sattouf

Centerpiece presentation: Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy directed by James Gunn
Starring Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, and the voice talents of Vin Diesel and Bradley Cooper.

Among the Living
France Dir: Alexandre Bustillo, Julien Maury
Canadian Premiere

Angry Video Game Nerd: The Movie
USA Dir: Kevin Finn, James D. Rolfe
International Premiere

USA Dir: Richard Linklater
Quebec Premiere

Bros Before Hos
Netherlands Dir: Steffen Haars, Flip Van der Kuil
International Premiere


USA Dir: Leo Gabriadze
World Premiere

Crows Explode
Japan Dir: Toshiaki Toyoda
North American Premiere

France Dir: Jean Luc Herbulot
World Premiere

Giovanni’s Island
Japan Dir: Mizuho Nishikubo
Canadian Premiere

The Harvest
USA Dir: John McNaughton
Stars Samantha Morton, Michael Shannon, Charlie Tahan and Peter Fonda
International Premiere

Han Gong-Ju
South Korea Dir: Lee Su-jin
Canadian Premiere

The Harvest
The Harvest

The Huntresses
South Korea Dir: Park Jae-hyun
International Premiere

I Origins
USA Dir: Mike Cahill
Canadian Premiere

Into the Storm
USA Dir: Steven Quayle
Quebec Premiere

Indonesia/Japan Dir: The Mo Brothers
Canadian Premiere

USA/Mexico Dir: Ralph Ziman
A cast that features Samuel L. Jackson, Callan McAuliffe, and India Eisley.
International Premiere

I Origins
I Origins

Japan Dir: Noboru Iguchi
North American Premiere

The Man in the Orange Jacket
Latvia Dir: Aik Karapetian
World Premiere

The Midnight Swim
USA Dir: Sarah Adina Smith
World Premiere

Miss Granny
South Korea Dir: Hwang Dong-hyeuk
Canadian Premiere

Japan Dir: Hideo Nakata
Stars Tatsuya Fujiwara (SHIELD OF STRAW) and Takayuki Yamada (CROWS ZERO). Canadian Premiere

Once Upon a Time in Shanghai
Hong Kong Dir: Wong Ching-Po
Canadian Premiere

Miss Granny
Miss Granny

Australia Dirs: Michael Spierig, Peter Spierig
Starring Ethan Hawke, Noah Taylor and Sarah Snook.
Canadian Premiere

Japan Dir: Eisuke Naito
North American Premiere

The Reconstruction of William Zero
USA Dir: Dan Bush
Stars Conal Byrne, Amy Seimetz and A.J. Bowen.
World Premiere

The Run
Malaysia Dir: Ahmad Idham
International Premiere

Suburban Gothic
USA Dir: Richard Bates Jr
Stars Matthew Gray Gubler, Kat Dennings, Ray Wise, Sally Kirkland, Jeffrey Combs and John Waters.
World Premiere

The White Storm
The White Storm

The Search for Weng Weng
Australia/Philippines Dir: Andrew Leavold
North American Premiere

Sweet Poolside
Japan Dir: Daigo Matsui
North American Premiere

The White Storm
Hong Kong Dir: Benny Chan
Canadian Premiere

Brunei Darussalam Dir: Siti Kamaluddin
North American Premiere


And in case you missed it, last month Frontières announced the Official projects selection for its 4th edition:

Dead Noon (Luxembourg)
Director/Writer: Jeff Desom (1st Feature)
Producer: Bernard Michaux – Lucil Film (SCHATZRITTER)

Emergence (Lithuania)
Directors/Writers: Kristina Buozyte & Bruno Samper (VANISHING WAVES)
Producer: Leva Norviliene – Tremora (VANISHING WAVES)

Extra Ordinary (Ireland)
Directors/Writers: Mike Ahern & Enda Loughman (1st Feature)
Producers: Ailish Bracken & Katie Holly (EP) – Blinder Films (CITADEL)

The Extractor (Quebec)
Directors/Producers: Gavin Michael Booth (THE SCAREHOUSE) & Mark A. Krupa (THE WILD HUNT) – Mimetic Entertainment
Writer: Mark A. Krupa (THE WILD HUNT)

The Godless (UK)
Director: Simon Rumley (THE LAST WORD)
Writer: Dan Schaffer (THE SCRIBBLER)
Producers: Bob Portal – Fidelity Films (RED WHITE & BLUE) & Tim Dennison – Tall Man Films (THE HOARDER)

Love Sick (USA)
Director/Writer: Todd E. Freeman (CELL COUNT)
Producers: The Brothers Freeman & Lara Cuddy – Polluted Pictures (THE WEATHER OUTSIDE) / Executive Producer: Michael Glynn Macdonald (HELLMOUTH)

The Offing (USA)
Director/Writer/Producer: David Prior (1st Feature)
Producer: Jeremy Platt (THE LORDS OF SALEM)

Print the Legend (Germany)
Director/Writer: Andreas Schaap (MUST LOVE DEATH)
Producers: Michael Dupke, Benny Theisen – Little Bridge Pictures (THREE MILE RIDERS) & Simon Amberger – Neuesuper (EASTALGIA)

Revelations (Canada)
Director/Executive Producer: George Mihalka (WATCHTOWER)
Writer: Al Kratina (24 HOUR RENTAL)

Rite of the Witch Goddess (Canada)
Director: James Sizemore (THE DEMON’S ROOK)
Writers: James Sizemore & Katarina Gligorijevic
Producers: Katarina Gligorijevic & Tim Reis – Ultra 8 Pictures

Through the Eyes of a Child (Portugal)
Director: João Alves (1st Feature)
Writer/Producer: Paulo Leite – Bad Behavior (1st Feature)

Vaporetto 13 (Quebec)
Director: Gabriel Pelletier (LA PEUR DE L’EAU)
Writer: Gabriel Pelletier, based on the novel by Robert Girardi
Producer: François Ferland – Novem (LAC MYSTÈRE)


Also of note Frontières at Fantasial also announced its Off-Frontières projects selction:

A Wolrd War II Fairytale: The Making of Michael Mann’s The Keep (UK / USA / France)
Director: Stewart Buck (1st feature documentary)
Producers: Stewart Buck – Buck Green Films, Alex Kuciw – Django Media, Stéphane Piter

Black Horizon (Ireland)
Director / Screenwriter: George Kane (DISCOVERDALE)
Producers: Julianne Forde and Ruth Treacy – Tailored Films (STITCHES)

Ce qu’elle a dans le ventre (Quebec)
Director / Screenwriter: Martin Thibodeau (1st feature)
Producer: Marie-Dominique Michaud – Lusio Films (LE TORENT)
Cast: Isabelle Blais (THE HIGH COST OF LIVING), Julien Poulin (CAMION)

Heartbreakers (Quebec)
Director / Screenwriter: Pat Kiely (WHO IS KK DOWNEY?)
Producer: Robert Vroom – Vroom Productions (THREE NIGHT STAND)

House of Stairs (Quebec)
Director: Jacob Tierney (GOOD NEIGHBORS)
Screenwriter: Doug Taylor (SPLICE), basé sur un roman de William Sleator
Producers: Michael Solomon – Bandwidth Pictures (EDDIE : THE SLEEPWALKING CANNIBAL), Phyllis Laig – Buffalo Gal Pictures (SILENT NIGHT), Scott Hyman – Zest Productions (500 DAYS OF SUMMER)

Last Blood (Germany / USA / UK)
Director: Simon Hunter (MUTANT CHRONICLES)
Screenwriters: Bobby Crosby, Ed Lynden-Bell, Nick Sterling, based on a graphic novel by Bobby and Chris Crosby
Producers: Christian Arnold-Beutel – Favorit Film (BANSHEE CHAPTER), Isen Robins and Aimee Schoof – Intrisic Value Films (BLUE CAPRICE)
Cast: Thomas Jane (DRIVE HARD), Ron Perlman (HELLBOY)

Mark of Kane (Canada)
Screenwriters: Justin McConnell and Serena Whitney (1st feature), based on a novel by Douglas Borton
Producers: Avi Federgreen (DEAD BEFORE DAWN 3D) – Federgreen Entertainment, Justin McConnell and Serena Whitney – Unstable Grounds

Multiplier (Mexico / Quebec)
Director / Screenwriter: Rodrigo Hernández (1st feature)
Producers: Mayra Espinoza Castro and Jorge Michel Grau – Velarium Arts (WE ARE WHAT WE ARE), Anne-Marie Gélinas – EMA Films (MARS ET AVRIL)

The Passenger (Quebec)
Director: Olivier Sabino (1st feature)
Screenwriters: Olivier Sabino and Francis Lussier
Producer: Marie-Louise Gariépy – Film Oddity

The Sandman (Germany / Canada)
Director: Dario Argento (DRACULA 3D)
Screenwriter: David Tully (DJINN)
Producers: Jeff Rogers – KCUS Productions (SUCK), Daniella Tully – Shivertownroad Films (CONTAGION)

The Saturn Particle Rampage (USA, Canada, Australia)
Director / Screenwriter: Kerry Prior (THE REVENANT)
Producers: Dean Bertram – Lovecraft 21c Productions, Liam Finn – Filmmakers Alliance Productions (MIDNIGHT MOVIE), Kerry Prior – Wanko Toys, Sevé Schelenz – Sleep Apnea Productions (SKEW), Steve Christopher Wallace – SCWFilms

To be continued… (Canada)
Director / Screenwriter: Rob Grant (MON AMI)
Producers: Luke Black, Peter Harvey – Peter Harvey Films (PICTURE DAY)

Frontières is the first and only co-production market to connect North-America with Europe in an environment focused specifically on genre film production. After two editions in Montreal in 2012 and 2013, it expanded as a trans-Atlantic circuit with an additional edition in Brussels in 2014.

The Frontières International Co-Production Market is an initiative of the Fantasia International Film Festival, in collaboration with Vision-in-Motion and the Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival. The event in Montreal is made possible thanks to the generous support of the MEDIA Mundus program of the European Union, Telefilm Canada and SODEC.

The Fantasia International Film Festival takes place in Montreal July 17–August 5, 2014. For this year’s edition and onwards, Fantasia will be returning to the freshly renovated Concordia Hall Cinema as its main base, which now features an even larger screen, new seating and upgraded projection and sound.

The festival’s full lineup of screenings and events will be announced on July 10.

For more information, head here.