Montreal’s genre festival also unveils first wave of titles for its upcoming 20th Anniversary edition.Scroll down for first wave of titlesGuillermo del Toro
and Takashi Miike
are set to attend the 20th anniversary edition of Fantasia International Film Festival (July 14-Aug 2) in Montreal.
In his first-ever appearance at the festival, del Toro (Pan’s Labyrinth, Hellboy
) will be presented with the Cheval Noir award.
He will also deliver a masterclass and host the Canadian premiere of documentary Creature Designers: The Frankenstein
Complex, in which he is featured.
Meanwhile, prolific director Miike will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award for the mark he has left on the festival over its 20 years. Nearly 30 of his films have been showcased at Fantasia and he has opened the festival three times.
Miike will also host the North American premiere of his latest film Terraformars, about a team of misfits who must fight humanoid cockroaches to colonise Mars, and As The