Free activities


July 22 2023 - 4PM

Artist Talk: Charles Band

Aspecial artist talk with legendary American independent producer Charles Band, founder of Empire Pictures and Full Moon Productions.

July 25 2023 - 6:30PM

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.

July 26 2023 - 17:30PM

Artist talk : Jimmy McDonough

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

July 28 2023 - 3PM

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.

July 28 2023 - 5PM

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.

July 28 2023 - 7PM

Discover Maywa Denki

An introduction to Japanese musical toy company Maywa Denki and its popular Otamatone device, an encounter with its co-founder Novmichi Tosa.

July 23 2023 - 1:30PM

Nouvelle Émergence - Life is a long journey from short to feature films

Four genre films have graced our screens and stirred up a lot of discussion. It was essential to speak with these creators.

July 29 2023 - 3:30PM


Do everything in your power not to miss this star-studded book launch event for a new genre fiction anthology curated by producer and co-founder of Rustic Films

July 30 2023 - 2PM

BIPOC Futures in Canadian Genre Film

Join us for a co-presentation, where you’ll hear BIPOC panellists discuss what the landscape of Canadian genre filmmaking looks like for BIPOC creators.

August 8 2023 - 15h

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.

August 8 2023 - 6PM

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".

August 8 2023 - 8PM

Kino Fantasia Night

Les plus grands classiques ont été présentés en première lors du Festival Fantasia, découvrez-les sous un nouvel angle.