The 2018 festival will take place Nov. 1-11, 2018. Below is information regarding the 2017 festival.

Phantom Boy

Chico Fantasma


Saturday, Nov. 12 at 2:15pm

“Phantom Boy,” the highly anticipated new film from the Academy Award®-nominated writers and directors of “A Cat in Paris,” is a stylish noir caper, set in the shadowy streets and alleyways of New York. Leo has a secret. A mysterious illness has transformed him into a phantom boy, able to leave the confines of his body and explore the city as a ghostly apparition. While in the hospital, he befriends Alex, a New York City cop injured while attempting to capture a nefarious gangster who has taken control of the city’s power supply, throwing the metropolis into chaos. Now they must form an extraordinary duo, using Leo’s phantom powers and Alex’s detective work to foil the plot and save New York from destruction. “Phantom Boy” continues Gagnol and Felicioli’s fascination with animated film noir, offering a heart-thumping adventure that pushes their trademark visual style to literal new heights, as Leo swoops and soars above the greatest skyline in the world. The voice cast for this English-language version includes Fred Armisen, Vincent D'Onofrio, and Jared Padalecki. Calling the film “action-packed and emotionally potent," the Film Stage says “Phantom Boy” "delivers a level of heartfelt dramatics to rival ‘Inside Out.’”

84 min.

Directed by

Jean-Loup Felicioli & Alain Gagnol



Film Category

Animation Spotlight Robert French and French-Language Focus SLIFF/Kids Family Films


Crime Disabilities Health Youth


Family Film