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Fantasia Festival Screens 'Promare', 'Away' 'Ride Your Wave' and More

Montreal's Fantasia International Film Festival is the leading genre-focused film festival in North America. When it returns for its 23rd edition this week, it will feature in amongst its line-up of an impressive line-up of animation, all competing to win the prestigious Satoshi Kon Award for Best Animated Feature.

The festival will present Trigger's first feature Promare, from director Hiroyuki Imaishi and writer Kazuki Nakashima- the team behind Kill La Kill and Gurren Lagann. It will screen as the closing night film, preceded by the world premiere of short film The Girl From The Other Side from Wit Studio.

Fantasia will also host the North American premiere of Masaaki Yuasa's new opus Ride Your Wave,  Keiichi Hara's new film The Wonderland, cyberpunk thriller Human Lost and sci-fi tale The Relative Worlds. Teen romance featurette Twilight (no relationship to shiny vampires) will screen alongside short film A Japanese Boy Who Draws.

From South Korea comes fantasy adventure The Moon Hidden In The Woods, White Snake comes from China,  while short film showcase Things That Go Bump In The East features shorts from Japan, South Korea, China and Taiwan.

From Eastern Europe comes 1982 Hungarian feature Son Of The White Mare and Latvian one-man animated feature Away.

Fantasia International Film Festival will run from July 11 to August 1. For screening details and tickets see here.