Speaker Mitch Davis

Speaker Mitch Davis


Mitch Davis

Artistic Director

Fantasia International Film Festival

Mitch Davis has been a Director of International Programming at the Fantasia Film Festival in Montreal since 1997 and Co-Festival Director - now Artistic Director- since 2003.  As a filmmaker, Davis directed the shorts Divided Into Zero (1999 - winner, Jury Award for Best Narrative Short at the Chicago Underground Film Festival) and God's Little Girl (2006). He produced Karim Hussain’s transgressive feature debut Subconcious Cruelty (2000) as well as Rick Trembles’ Goopy Spasms (2004) and was an associate producer on the anthology feature ABC’S of Death 2 (2014).

Most recently, he is an associate producer on Pablo Absento’s Bloat (2023), produced by Timur Bekmambetov. Among his other endeavours, Davis has written for a multitude of publications including Fangoria, Rue Morgue Magazine, Eyeball and the Harvard film journal Post Script and has written chapters for numerous books, including Art of Darkness: The Cinema of Dario Argento, Fear Without Frontiers and Ten Years of Terror: British Horror Films of the 1970's.

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