The final wave of titles have just been announced for this year's Fantasia International Film Festival. If you thought the festival could not cram any more cinematic greatness into its schedule you only have to look below to see that they have found a way.
So yesterday the genre world kind of lost its collective shit when the trailer dropped for Panos Cosmatos’ new film Mandy. Well, we can all check our calendars and figure out how to be in Montreal for the closing night of Fantasia as Mandy has been chosen to be the closing film of the festival!
On the home front we are pleased to see that our friend Justin McConnell's new film Lifechanger will have its World Premire at the festival. Speaking of home court talent we are also pleased to see that our own Shelagh Rowan-Legg will be on one of the juries this year.
Further streatching out into the international community I am personally thrilled that Demian Rugna's paranormal horror flick Aterrados (Terrified) is having its Canadian Premiere at the festival. I have been outspoken for my love of this flick since I saw it last Fall and I know that it is a perfect fit for the Montreal audience. Prepare to be scared and have a tremendous amount of fun in between.
And finally, do not forget to check out any of the amazing live events that are also happening at the festival. First of all, there will be a special screening of Italy's first horror film L'Inferno, from 1911. While that is pretty special what makes it awesome is that it will be accompanied with a score by Maurizio Guarini of Goblin!
Filmmaker Mick Garris will host a live recording of his podcast Post Mortem, with Joe Dante (Gremilns), Ryûhei Kitamura (Downrange), Alejandro Brugués (Juan of the Dead) and Fantasia programmer/former Fangoria magazine editor Tony Timpone. Our friend Heather Buckley (producer of The Ranger) will moderate MICHAEL IRONSIDE: LIVE IN CONVERSATION, an hour with the Canadian cult icon as he reflects on his illustrious career. Film critic Michael Gingold will be launching his new book AD NAUSEAM: Newsprint Nightmares from the 1980’s at the festival.
After vowing to copy the coolest man he knows - real-life grungy hipster pop star Tamio Okuda - Koroki wins the admiration of his colleagues, but attracts the attention of Akari (Kiko Mizuhara), the publicist for a fashion brand who's turned her sex appeal into a weapon of mass-distraction. Director Hitoshi One (BAKUMAN), who already amazed audiences in the rom-com genre with the MTV style musical hybrid LOVE STRIKES!, hits a bullseye again with TORNADO GIRL (North American Premiere), a cutting-edge romance that’s actually romantic, paired with surreal comedy that's actually funny! With an amazing cast lead by the convincing duo Satoshi Tsumabuki (FOR LOVE'S SAKE) and Kiko Mizuhara (ATTACK ON TITAN), this one is sure to win audiences’ hearts.
ADDITIONAL TITLES IN FANTASIA 2018’S FINAL WAVE INCLUDE:
1987: WHEN THE DAY COMES
South Korea – Dir: Jang Joon-hwan
Based on true events leading to the establishment of South Korea’s democracy, 1987: WHEN THE DAY COMES is the logical follow-up to the impactful A TAXI DRIVER. With its enthralling narrative, masterful performances, the colossal power of its subject matter and the masterful approach to its direction, 1987 qualifies as one of the best features of the year. Black Dragon Audience Award, Udine Far East Film Festival 2018.
Japan – Dir: Katsuyuki Motohiro
AJIN: DEMI-HUMAN marks the first live-action adaptation of Gamon Sakurai’s popular manga series. Director Katsuyuki Motohiro (BAYSIDE SHAKEDOWN) gives us a rock solid adaptation that delivers on wild action but doesn't forget to put its likeable characters in the forefront and give them something to fight for. Action fans will find much to like, while aficionados of the manga and anime it’s based upon will come out smiling. Official Selection: SXSW 2018. Canadian Premiere.
USA – Dir: Jonathan Watson
Sonny (Danny McBride) lives in Arizona, and he's a totally cool guy. He's definitely NOT a murderer. Set against the middle-class destruction of the 2009 housing crisis, Jonathan Watson’s feature debut co-stars Rosemarie DeWitt and Luke Wilson, and plays out like the pitch black comedy we always wanted John Carpenter to make but never got. Official Selection: Sundance 2018. Canadian Premiere.
South Korea – Dir: Lee Hae-young
Six years ago, Johnnie To gave us the impressive DRUG WAR. Now, Korean filmmaker Lee Hae-young (FOXY FESTIVAL) delivers a tense and effective remake, teaming up with the woman behind many of Park Chan-wook’s recent works, Chung Seo-kyung (THIRST). Together, they approach this re-imagining from a different angle, and manage to surpass the original material. The biggest difference between the two films is the way they develop their characters, allowing some of the strongest Korean actors to sink their teeth into the film’s deliciously over-the-top roles. BELIEVER is remarkable and entertaining, beginning to end. Quebec Premiere.
USA – Dir: Joseph Kahn
Produced by Eminem, written by popular Toronto battle rapper Kid Twist, and directed by music video icon Joseph Kahn (TORQUE; the unforgettable DETENTION, seen at Fantasia 2011), BODIED is a triumphant satire of today’s social and political climate, in which nothing and everything can be perceived offensively if that’s what one is looking for. Deftly walking on such eggshells, Kahn has assembled an outrageously hilarious ideological rollercoaster that grapples with race, cultural appropriation, and academia, forcing its spectators to confront their own assumptions with the ferocity of a rapper slinging insults in an opponent’s face. Official Selection: TIFF 2017, Sundance 2018, Paris International Fantastic Film Festival 2018. Quebec Premiere.
BODY MELT (New 2K Restoration from Vinegar Syndrome)
Australia – Dir: Philip Brophy
In the sleepy suburban community of Pebbles Court, residents have been receiving free samples of a new diet pill, which has been developed to help the body achieve ultimate health. However, as the townspeople eagerly gobble them down, they begin to experience some unexpected side effects. It turns out these pills transform their users into hallucinating mutants, and their bodies disintegrate, grow tentacles, explode, and melt! A gore-and-slime-filled gross-out classic from the final days of the Ozsploitation era, Philip Brophy's BODY MELT is a truly outrageous and satirical horror comedy, proudly presented in a brand new 2K restoration!
South Korea – Dir: Kim Yong-wan
Mark, a Korean raised in the U.S, is a former arm-wrestling champion. When a friend with tendencies for scams brings him back to Korea for a tournament, he's confronted with the family who gave him in adoption. Anyone thinking that producing an arm-wrestling sports drama is not a genius idea should wait until they experience funny, exciting, and poignant film. CHAMPION succeeds at everything it does - and the phenomenal performance by Don Lee (TRAIN TO BUSAN) is the reason it wins at every level! Quebec Premiere.
CINDERELLA THE CAT
Italy – Dirs: Alessandro Rak, Ivan Cappiello, Marino Guarnieri, and Dario Sansone
Murder, mayhem, melodrama, and musical numbers make fine bedfellows in Studio Rai’s CINDERELLA THE CAT, an animated noir-stained revisiting of the famous fairy tale, executed with flair and enhanced by a soundtrack of Neapolitan cabaret cool. Official Selection: Annecy 2018. Canadian Premiere.
France/UK – Dir: Xavier Gens
Struggling for survival in the Antarctic, a weather surveyor (Ray Stevenson) must choose between a madman and a legion of creatures he does not fully understand. COLD SKIN feels fresh from the pages of H.P. Lovecraft in its portrayal of the period, the monsters that populate it, and the paranoia and tension between its characters. The film’s creatures are both terrifying and astoundingly dynamic in their realism - but what less would one expect from the director of THE DIVIDE, FRONTIERE(S), and HITMAN?! Official Selection: Frightfest Glasgow 2018, Morbido 2018. Canadian Premiere.
DESTINY: THE TALE OF KAMAKURA
Japan – Dir: Takashi Yamazaki
Ghosts, goblins… even a charming local death god? For newlywed Akiko, the town of Kamakura will take some time getting used to. DESTINY is an enchanting, romantic fantasy adventure from director and visual effects wizard Takashi Yamazaki (PARASYTE). Don't miss the otherworldly night market that's a treat tailor-made for fans of Guillermo del Toro! Official Selection: Hawaii International Film Festival. Quebec Premiere.
DETECTIVE DEE: THE FOUR HEAVENLY KINGS
China/Hong Kong – Dir: Tsui Hark
Pop cinema potentate and HK master Tsui Hark returns with latest installment of the ever-popular Detective Dee series. Set in China’s Tang Dynasty era - a time of worldliness and wonders - THE FOUR HEAVENLY KINGS explodes with action, innovation, inspiration, and utter delirium. A series of mysterious incidents have disrupted the city and China’s most famous detective must prove his innocence from Empress Wu - played by award winning actress Carina Lau (2046, ASHES OF TIME). Quebec Premiere.
FIVE FINGERS OF DEATH – Restored 35mm Print
Hong Kong – Dir: Walter Chung
FIVE FINGERS OF DEATH (aka KING BOXER) is the classic action masterpiece that kick-started the kung fu craze in the West months before ENTER THE DRAGON. A shameless favourite among aficionados (most notably Quentin Tarantino, who used one of the film’s most iconic musical cues in KILL BILL), this lovable, ridiculous actioner about two competing kung fu schools has been beautifully restored as a 35mm print just in time to celebrate its 45th anniversary!
South Korea – Dir: Hwang Dong-hyuk
Versatile award-winning director Hwang Dong-hyuk (MISS GRANNY) now tackles the epic tragedy, revisiting a major episode in Korean history. Flawlessly photographed and informed by rigorous attention to historical detail, Hwang's THE FORTRESS boasts numerous high-profile names, notably Kim Yoon-seok (THE CHASER) and Lee Byung-hun (I SAW THE DEVIL). Winner of the Best Screenplay, Blue Dragon Film Awards 2017.
France – Dir: Pierre-François Martin-Laval
Bringing André Franquin’s iconic, episodic comic book to the screen has long proved to be quite the challenge, but Pierre-François Martin-Laval has skillfully adapted the material to the screen. Transposing the beloved books into the world of online commerce, the film still features Gaston, Prunelle, and Mr. de Mesmaeker, as well as favorites Mademoiselle Jeanne, Officer Longtarin, Yves Lebrac, Jules-de-chez-Smith-en-face, Bertrand Labévue, the crazy cat, and the laughing seagull. Martin-Laval’s wild visuals have delivered a delightful, unpretentious film that’s only goal is to make the entire family laugh. North American Premiere.
GONJIAM: HAUNTED ASYLUM
South Korea – Dir: Jeong Beom-sik
When a YouTuber brings a group of young volunteers in for a livestream at Gonjiam‘s Namyang Mental Hospital (a real-life location, selected by CNN as “One of the Freakiest Places on the Planet”), they get way more than what his ad-based revenue stream was worth. The second-highest-grossing Korean horror movie of all time (right after A TALE OF TWO SISTERS), this found-footage scare fest lives up to its immense hype! Quebec Premiere.
Finland/Norway/Belgium – Dirs: Juuso Laatio and Jukka Vidgren
Crack out the corpse paint and make an offering to Odin, because here comes the funny-as-hellfire Finnish rock ’n’ road saga that made its SXSW crowd shriek like damned souls! Rock video and TV veterans Juuso Laatio and Jukka Vidgren’s debut feature is the feel-good, follow-that-dream, underdog rock comedy for the blast-beat bunch. Being Scandinavian, the humour in HEAVY TRIP is dry and sharp – and the black metal riffage absolutely shreds. Official Selection: Cinepocalypse 2018. Canadian Premiere.
LAUGHING UNDER THE CLOUDS
Japan – Dir: Katsuyuki Motohiro
In Restoration-era Japan, the three Kumo brothers stand guard against the return of the mythical dragon Orochi. Whirlwind thrills, eye-popping art direction, poignant drama, and swashbuckling adventure abound in this manga adaptation! Audiences who adored RUROUNI KENSHIN won't want to miss out this one! Quebec Premiere.
France – Dir: Christian Carion
Writer-director Christian Carion (JOYEUX NOËL) and cowriter Laure Irrmann offer up an intense thriller in the vein of PRISONERS, featuring a desperate protagonist who is ready to do anything – including torturing people and risking his own life – to get his boy back. Frenetically shot and edited, MY SON keeps its audience breathless until its final frame. Canadian Premiere.
The Philippines – Dir. Mikhail Red
Following the award-winning BIRDSHOT, director Mikhail Red unveils a neo-noir that brilliantly combines social realism and a dystopian reality to better comprehend the phenomenon of extrajudicial killings. Winner: Audience Choice Award and Best Artistic Achievement, Quezon City International Film Festival. Canadian Premiere.
THE NIGHT EATS THE WORLD
France – Dir: Dominique Rocher
Sam wakes up to discover that Paris has been overrun by a zombified populace. This alt-zombie entry explores what it means to be human, and how to salvage it when all around you are no longer living. A project born from Frontières, Fantasia’s International Co-Production Market, THE NIGHT EATS THE WORLD has been devouring fest audiences from Rotterdam to Tribeca. Canadian Premiere.
Japan – Dir. Isao Yukisada
Adapted from Kyoko Okazaki’s (HELTER SKELTER) cult manga of the same name, director Yukisada’s latest is a chilling 1990s-set coming-of-age drama, forged in the darkness of Tokyo’s industrial suburbs. Official Selection: Berlin International Film Festival. Canadian Premiere.
A ROUGH DRAFT
Russia – Dir: Sergey Mokritskiy
Kirill has watched his life vanish. A mysterious cabal has enlisted him as an inter-dimensional gatekeeper, opening the doors to a myriad of possible Moscows. With director Sergey Mokritskiy (BATTLE FOR SEVASTOPOL) at the helm and the writer behind NIGHT WATCH cleverly penning, it’s a given that every frame is an eyeful and every turn more twisted than the last. Canadian Premiere.
THE SAINT BERNARD SYNDICATE
Denmark – Dir: Mads Brügger
After making his mark with satirical documentaries RED CHAPEL and THE AMBASSADOR (Fantasia 2011), Mads Brügger returns with his first scripted feature, the very droll and very wry THE SAINT BERNARD SYNDICATE - one part travelogue, and another part nightmare for anyone looking to make their mark in a country they know next to nothing about. Winner: Best Actor, Best Screenplay, Tribeca Film Festival 2018. Canadian Premiere.
Russia – Dir: Rustam Mosafir
A Christian Russian and his pagan captive/guide journey into ever more mysterious lands, and come face-to-face strange and sinister sights, and sudden, savage violence. THE SCYTHIAN is an epic historical action-fantasy that’s as beautiful as it is brutal. Official Selection: Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival 2018. North American Premiere.
TOKYO VAMPIRE HOTEL
Japan – Dir: Sion Sono
Two vampire clans battle over mortal human livestock. Swerving from massive gun orgies to gaudy scenes of baroque excess, TOKYO VAMPIRE HOTEL is a confetti cannon full of blood squibs aimed at your face, courtesy of Fantasia fave Sion Sono. Imagine Sono in the style of Yoshihiro Nishimura, with massive bloodshed, wild colors, and sumptuous art direction. Are you in? Official Selection: Sitges International Fantastic Film Festival 2017, Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival 2017. Quebec Premiere.
South Korea – Dir: Kim Jin-mook
An arrogant aspiring mayor visits the second home of his in-laws to hide his corrupt congressman stepfather's secret funds. Unfortunately, his encounter with wise locals - and the digging of his own hole - might just ruin his career. Starting like a hilarious black comedy and turning into a dark psychological thriller, TRUE FICTION is a true gem filled with sharp dialogue delivered with surgical precision. With this impressive debut feature, writer/director Kim Jin-mook establishes himself as one of the most interesting new voices in Korean Cinema. Best Screenplay Award, Directors' Week Program, Fantasporto International Film Festival 2018. Canadian Premiere.
UNITY OF HEROES
China/Hong Kong – Dir: Lin Zhen-Hao
Legendary Chinese folk hero Wong Fei-Hung strikes back with a vengeance after a 20-year hiatus - and is played once again by mainstay Vincent Zhao (TRUE LEGEND)! UNITY OF HEROES keeps its action and plot moving at breakneck speed, all while retaining an irreverent humour in the spirit of the original ONCE UPON A TIME IN CHINA films. North American Premiere.
South Korea – Dir: Park Hoon-jung
After directing the swaggering gangster epic NEW WORLD and the swaggering man-vs-beast epic THE TIGER, the screenwriter behind Ryoo Seung-wan's THE UNJUST and Kim Jee-woon's I SAW THE DEVIL abandons his swagger to go very, very dark. V.I.P. will keep audiences on the edge of their seats and on the tips of their toes! Official Selection: AFI Fest 2017 - Midnight London East Asia Film Festival 2017, Filmasia Film Festival 2017. Quebec Premiere.
WHAT A MAN WANTS
South Korea – Dir: Lee Byeong-heon
From the get-go, the stellar jazz score of this edgy yet lively romantic comedy about cheating calls to mind the mood of Woody Allen. Throughout, the film delights in witty dialogue, unexpected plot twists and playful touches. With its stellar cast including Shin Ha-kyun (THE VILLAINESS), Lee Sung-min (THE SPY GONE NORTH), and Jang Young-nam (I HAVE A DATE WITH SPRING), WHAT A MAN WANTS is a wonderful adult dramedy about eternal children. Official Selection: New York Asian Film Festival 2018. Quebec Premiere.
WHAT KEEPS YOU ALIVE
Canada – Dir: Colin Minihan
An intensely smart, ferocity-fueled LGBT survival thriller that smashes conventions while dropping its audience off unexpected cliffs, WHAT KEEPS YOU ALIVE is built upon an eviscerating pair of performances from Brittany Allen and Hannah Emily Anderson. Writer/Director Colin Minihan (IT STAINS THE SANDS RED) has made one of the most gripping thrillers of the year, one that asks the unsettling question of what you would do if the person you trusted most unconditionally suddenly turned against you. Official Selection: Overlook Film Festival 2018, SXSW 2018, Sydney Film Festival 2018. Quebec Premiere.
SPECIAL LIVE EVENTS AT FANTASIA 2018
In addition to the previously announced special happenings, Fantasia is proud to reveal the following free special live events:
Mick Garris’ POST MORTEM Live Podcast Event – The NIGHTMARE CINEMA Special
In celebration of NIGHTMARE CINEMA’s World Premiere at Fantasia, celebrated filmmaker Mick Garris (THE STAND, SLEEPWALKERS) will host a special live recording of his popular podcast, Post Mortem, dedicated to the highly-anticipated anthology and its directors - of which he is one. Joining him onstage will be Joe Dante (THE HOWLING, GREMLINS), Ryûhei Kitamura (VERSUS, DOWNRANGE), Alejandro Brugués (JUAN OF THE DEAD, ABCs OF DEATH 2) and Fantasia programmer/former Fangoria magazine editor Tony Timpone.
FREE ADMISSION - Friday July 13, 5:15PM. York Amphitheatre
The Miskatonic Institute of Horror Studies in association with Fantasia and Frontières Presents
MICHAEL IRONSIDE: LIVE IN CONVERSATION
Moderated by Heather Buckley
In recognition of Fantasia’s screening of KNUCKLEBALL, a project birthed from its Frontières International Co-Production Market, The Miskatonic Institute is proud to present a career talk with one of the most iconic character actors of our time, and a true legend of the genre film world. Over the course of an hour-long illustrated discussion of key films, directors, and collaborators in his life, Ironside will discuss his many film roles – which include work with David Cronenberg, Claude Jutra, Jean-Claude Lord, Tony Scott, Walter Hill, James Glickenhaus, Paul Verhoeven, RKSS, and more - his origins and approach to acting, how he captures his characters, and his command of voice and physicality.
About the Miskatonic Institute of Horror Studies:
Founded by film writer/programmer Kier-La Janisse in 2010, The Miskatonic Institute of Horror Studies is an international educational community that offers classes in horror film history and theory in London, New York, and Los Angeles, as well as hosting special events worldwide.
FREE ADMISSION - Friday July 20, 5:15PM, York Amphitheatre
Michael Gingold’s AD NAUSEAM: Newsprint Nightmares from the 1980’s
Film critic Michael Gingold has been writing about genre cinema for over 30 years. Growing up in New York in the 1980s, his obsession with scary movies led him to take scissors to local newspapers to cut out and collect ads for just about every horror film he came across: mainstream, indie, arthouse, or grindhouse.
Ad Nauseam: Newsprint Nightmares From the 1980s is a year-by-year deep dive into the critic’s personal collection. Within its pages you'll see rare alternate art for Gremlins, Child's Play, The Blob remake and entries in the Friday the 13th and A Nightmare on Elm Street franchises. You'll be taken back to the era of the double bill, with notices for Aliens, The Fly, Drive-in Massacre, Driller Killer, Night of the Living Dead, and The Three Stooges (!?!).
For this special Fantasia book launch event, Michael Gingold will be conducting a slideshow presentation illustrating highlights from his collection, highlighted with his own personal recollections and commentary.
FREE ADMISSION - Sunday July 22, 4:00PM. York Amphitheatre
FANTASIA 2018's JURIES
CHEVAL NOIR COMPETITION
Fantasia’s flagship juried competition, a 14-film global selection of varied genre works from new and established, groundbreaking and unconventional auteurs.
Fantasia’s 2018 Cheval Noir jury is comprised of:
Jury President: Tim Matheson
Actor, Director, Producer
Abraham Castillo Flores
Head Programmer, Morbido Film Festival
Phil Nobile Jr.
Editor-in-Chief, Fangoria magazine
Victoria Sanchez Mandryk
Actor, Screenwriter, Producer
Producer; Distribution Director, Métropole Films Distribution
2018 CHEVAL NOIR COMPETITION TITLES
BIG BROTHER - Hong Kong / China - Dir: Kam Ka-Wai
BLEACH - Japan - Dir: Shinsuke Sato
CAM - USA - Dir: Daniel Goldhaber
DANS LA BRUME (Just a Breath Away) - France/Canada - Dir: Daniel Roby
FLEUVE NOIR (Black Tide) - France - Dir: Erick Zonca
INUYASHIKI - Japan - Dir: Shinsuke Sato
LAPLACE’S WITCH - Japan - Dir: Takashi Miike
LOUDER! CAN’T HEAR WHAT YOU’RE SINGIN’, WIMP! - Japan - Dir: Satoshi Miki
THE MAN WHO KILLED HITLER AND THEN THE BIGFOOT - USA - Dir: Robert Krzykowski
NUMBER 37 - South Africa - Dir: Nosipho Dumisa
THE NIGHTSHIFTER - Brazil - Dir: Dennison Ramalho
RELAXER - USA - Dir: Joel Potrykus
SATAN’S SLAVES - Indonesia - Dir: Joko Anwar
WITCH PART 1: THE SUBVERSION - South Korea - Dir: Park Hoon-jung
FIRST FEATURE JURY FOR NEW FLESH AWARD
Jury President: Ségolène Roederer
General Manager, Québec Cinéma; Former Executive Director of the Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois
Founder, Chicago Cinema Society
Co-Founder, INIODYMUS, International Programming Associate, TIFF; Former Production Coordinator, Arrow Video
Co-Founder and Director of Programming, Cinema Politica
Co-President, Yellow Veil Pictures; Assistant Director of Festival and Non-Theatrical Bookings, Visit Films
INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM COMPETITION JURY
Jury President: Jacqueline Castel
Filmmaker, Curator, Archivist
Critic, Collider, Bloody Disgusting, Birth. Movies. Death, ComingSoon
Managing Partner, Raven Banner Entertainment
2018 International Short Film Competition Titles
AURORE - France - Dir: Mael Le Mée
BE MY GUEST - Canada - Dir: David Jermyn
BEURRE NOIR - Canada - Dir: Jimmy G. Pettigrew
BLOOM - Australia - Dir: Kieran Wheeler
CLEAN BLOOD - USA - Dir: Jordan Michael Blake
CRYING BITCH - Japan - Dir: Reiki Tsuno
THE DAY MY MOTHER BECAME A MONSTER - France - Dir: Josephine Darcy Hopkins
END TIMES - USA - Dir: Bobby Miller
EXIT STRATEGY - USA - Dir: Travis Bible
FAUVE - Canada - Dir: Jérémy Comte
THE FLAPPING OF THE HUMMINGBIRD - Spain - Dir: Meritxell A. Valls
HELLO, RAIN - Nigeria - Dir: C.J. “Fiery” Obasi
THE INVADERS - Spain - Dir: Mateo Márquez
LUCY’S TALE - USA - Dir: Chelsea Lupkin
MILK - Canada - Dir: Santiago Menghini
NOSE NOSE NOSE EYES! - South Korea - Dir: Jiwon Moon
THE OLD WOMAN WHO HID HER FEAR UNDER THE STAIRS - UK - Dir: Faye Jackson
PETITE AVARIE - France - Dir: Manon Alirol and Léo Hardt
PUPPET MASTER - Finland - Dir: Hannah Bergholm
RILEY WAS HERE - USA - Dir: Mike Marrero and Jonathan Rhoads
SPIN - France - Dir: Léticia Belliccini
THEY WAIT FOR US - UK - Dir: George Thomson and Lukas Schrank
AXIS ANIMATION JURY FOR SATOSHI KON AWARD
Jury President: Torill Kove
Animation Director, Illustrator
Publisher, Writer, Photographer, Teacher
THE BARRY CONVEX AWARD FOR BEST CANADIAN FEATURE
Administered by SPECTACULAR OPTICAL, with support from the Paul A. Ray Memorial Fund
2018 Barry Convex Jury
Author, Critic, Founder of Spectacular Optical
Critic, filmmaker, Festival Programmer (FrightFest)
Arrow Video, technical advisor for INIODYMUS