A TALK WITH FINN WOLFHARD in conversation with Jay Baruchel


Montreal, Monday August 24th – Fantasia is pleased to announce that the festival will host a talk between actor and musician Finn Wolfhard (Stranger Things) and Canadian actor and director Jay Baruchel (Random Acts of Violence) online and for free on Saturday August 29th at 2PM EST.

British Columbian actor and musician Finn Wolfhard burst onto the world stage in the culture-shifting Netflix series STRANGER THINGS. With subsequent performances in the IT films, The Goldfinch, The Turningand The Adams Family, among others, and forthcoming roles in Jason Reitman’s Ghostbusters: Afterlife and Guillermo del Toro and Mark Gustafson’s recently announced Pinocchio, Wolfhard has solidified his standing as a major international talent.

Now, at the age of 17, he's completed his debut as a writer/director, the clever character-driven comedy short NIGHT SHIFTS, premiering in our lineup this year. To celebrate the launch of his move into storytelling, Fantasia will be presenting a live virtual artist talk with Finn Wolfhard, in conversation with none other than Canadian actor and director Jay Baruchel, on Saturday, August 29 at 2PM EST, free of charge and accessible worldwide.

This event does not require registration and will be held exclusively on Fantasia's YouTube channel, here: https://youtu.be/0Ta0ZBXHMI8

Fantasia’s 24th edition is held online from August 20 to September 2. The complete program can be found online; Tickets for the Festival are now on sale on the Festival's website.

The 2020 edition of the festival is also made possible thanks to the support of the following partners: Association des Réalisateurs et Réalisatrices du Québec (ARRQ), Canadian Cinema Editors, Entreprises Vidéo Service (EVS), NAD - School of Digital Arts, Animation and Design, SLA Location and SPIRA, the Independent cinema cooperative.

Our generous media partners this year are Vidéotron, MATV, Teletoon, Teletoon La Nuit, Super Channel, GINX Esports TV, Exclaim!, CTVM.info and CJLO.

We are also pleased to confirm the significant financial support of institutions such as Telefilm Canada, la Société de développement des entreprises culturelles (SODEC), The Ministère des Affaires municipales et de l'Habitation, the Ministère de la Culture et des Communications, the city of Montreal (The Direction – Cinéma, Festivals et Événements,), Tourisme Montréal and the Conseil des arts de Montréal.

For more information, visit us on the web at www.fantasiafestival.com