Montreal’s Fantasia Festival has become one of the most essential festivals in the world for genre fans. Typically unfolding over weeks, this year’s event went hybrid, presenting films virtually to fans of the festival while also hosting limited-capacity events in person in the wonderful Canadian city. What didn’t change this year was the quality of the line-up. While a lot of festivals in 2020 have had to shutter almost entirely, the team behind Fantasia presented a fascinating array of genre offerings, including world premieres from major directors and virtual appearances from cast and crew. Somehow, Fantasia still produced buzz in 2020, emblematic of a festival that always fought against the norm and refused to allow genre voices to be silenced. With dozens of films premiering over roughly two weeks, there was a little bit of something for everyone. Here are 12 to pay attention to when they find their way to your neck of the woods, physically or digitally.