Fantastic Futures Award

Fantastic Futures is SLASH’s showcase that celebrates the brightest up-and-coming talents and aims to highlight the works of new filmmakers who we believe have a bright future in genre cinema ahead of them.
The winner of this competition will be chosen by a jury and awarded with Final Draft screenwriting software, as well as 500€ in prize money.

The following films are nominated for the Fantastic Futures Award:

Chef Gustav (Luke Frangeskou; University of the West of England)
The Hand That Feeds (Helen Hideko; Filmakademie Wien)
The Law of the Jungle Gym (Yoon Hei Cho; California Institute of the Arts)
On the 8th Day (Au 8ème Jour) (Agathe Sénéchal, Alicia Massez, et al.; PÔLE 3D)
Perfect City: The Bravest Kid (Shengwei Zhou; University of Southern California)
Remove Hind Legs Before Consumption (Lukas Wind, Leslie Herzig, Finn Meisner; Lucerne School of Art and Design)
The Taster (Sophia Bierend; Filmuniversität Babelsberg Konrad Wolf)
The Third Ear (Nathan Ginter; Pratt Institute)


Todd Brown

An experienced film festival programmer and founder of international and independent film focused website (originally, Todd Brown joined XYZ Films in 2009 as Head of International Acquisitions. In his time at XYZ, Brown has shown a strong focus on emerging talent and territories and has served as a producer or executive producer on a wide range of Cannes, Toronto and Sundance selected titles such as The Raid, Spring, Bushwick, XX and many more.

Tania Morissette

Based in Montreal, Tania Morissette has always had a passion for genre films. Following her studies in cinema at Concordia University, she worked at several festivals such as Toronto International Film Festival where she found her calling. She joined the Fantasia International Film Festival in 2017 where she currently works as Deputy Director of the organization. In 2020, she began working with the Frontières International Coproduction Market, where she curates the Shorts to Features Lab.