Film Festival News - Lineups, Announcements

Hey, Filmmakers! Fantasia 2016 Is Now Open For Submissions!

Hey, you! Are you a filmmaker looking to show your work at the largest genre event in Canada? Because you're in luck, if so. The epic Fantasia Festival in Montreal is now accepting submissions for their 2016 edition, so now's... More »
By Todd Brown   

Frontières@Brussels: Submissions For Annual Co-Production Market Are Open

What was one of my best kept secrets, for about a year and half, was that if there was any weekend to attend the Fantasia International Film Festival it was the second weekend during the Frontières Co-Production Market. But like all... More »
By Andrew Mack   

Fantasia 2015 Review: ASSASSINATION CLASSROOM, A Heartwarming Tale About Assassinating Your Alien Teacher

An extraterrestrial has destroyed most of the moon and will destroy the Earth at the end of the school year. To help wait it out the creature made a most outlandish suggestion. At Kunugigaoka Junior High School the flunkies of... More »
By Andrew Mack   

Fantasia 2015: And The Awards Go To...

The 19th edition of the Fantasia International Film Festival concludes tonight with sold out repeat screenings of festival favorites Cop Car, Attack on Titan and Deathgasm. There are also screenings of Assassination Classroom and a repeat screening of A Christmas Horror Story. Team Twitch... More »
By Andrew Mack   

Frontières 2015: Lux Capta Films To Produce Canadian Crime Flick 'LUDE BEHAVIOR

More good news to come out the Frontières Co-production Market which happened the other weekend during the Fantasia Film Festival in Montreal. Local gentleman Renaud Gauthier, director of festival hit Discopath, presented a new project, 'Lude Behavior, during the pitch sessions... More »
By Andrew Mack   

THE LISTING: Watch The Trailer For Luke Jaden's Fantasia Selected Short

Fresh from the film's premiere at the Fantasia Festival in Montreal, Twitch is proud to present the trailer for Luke Jaden's horror short The Listing. Jaden is no stranger to these pages, the remarkably prolific young writer-director - I believe... More »
By Todd Brown   

Fantasia 2015 Review: TALES FROM BEYOND THE PALE, Where Death Smells Like Watermelon!

It was not looking good my friends. A couple of us just got out of our last screening for the day at Fantasia and were about to hoof it down to a local comedy club for the first ever international... More »
By Andrew Mack   

Frontières 2015: Works-In-Progress Features Werefrogs, Crabs, The Apocalypse And A Woman In A Shower

The Works-In-Progress series at Frontières is always a good time because these are the films that are coming down the pipe in the not too distant future. These are the films to keep an eye out for in the coming year... More »
By Andrew Mack   

Frontières 2015: Takeaways From This Year's Pitch Sessions

There were a lot of great ideas presented at this year's Pitch Sessions during the opening day of the Frontières International Co-Production Market. It was a full morning of nineteen presentations from filmmakers both local and international. Unfortunately for Serbian filmmaker... More »
By Andrew Mack   

Watch Now: Trevor Juras' Short Film THE LAMP, Buckle Up For A Bumpy Ride

Trevor Juras' debut feature film The Interior premieres at the Fantasia International Film Festival tonight. As a taste offering of his work, Juras has put his award-winning short film The Lamp on Vimeo (it is embedded below) for public viewing.... More »
By Kurt Halfyard   

Fantasia 2015 Review: THE NINJA WAR OF TORAGAKE, Not What You Expect From Nishimura

Torakage is a retired ninja. Out of the profession for six years now he lives with his wife, also a former ninja, and son. He is forced back into action when two warring ninja clans are looking for a buried... More »
By Andrew Mack   

Fantasia 2015: HEIR Trailer Teases Something Awfully Horrible

Richard Powell's Heir will screen at the Fantasia International Film Festival in Montreal, Canada tomorrow, and the first teaser suggests that something awfully horrible will be unfolding. Powell and his team have previously made Worm, Familiar, Remote, and The Last... More »
By Peter Martin   

Fantasia 2015 Review: The Horror And The Heartbreak Around Possession In ANGUISH

Sonny Mallhi's directorial debut Anguish opens with Lucinda and her mom driving home. The conversation is strained, as conversations with budding teenagers tend to do be. Shockingly, it is a conversation which comes to a tragic and sudden end. We... More »
By Andrew Mack   

Frontières 2015: Raven Banner Enters The Ring With Gigi Saul Gurrero's EL GIGANTE

Well. That was quick. Gigi Saul Gerrero and her team from Luchagore Productiongs only made their pitch at the Frontières International Co-Production Market yesterday morning here at Fantasia. They have agreed to work with Raven Banner Entertainment on her feature film,... More »
By Andrew Mack   

Fantasia 2015: The Candyman Is Coming For TALES FROM BEYOND THE PALE

Terrific news for horror fans attending the Fantasia Int'l Film Festival next week. It is going to start off oh so right on Monday, July 27th with the first international performance of Tales from Beyond the Pale. And the The Candyman,... More »
By Andrew Mack   

Review: OBSERVANCE Shows The Sexy And Scary Sides Of Surveillance

It seems that Parker has got himself a pretty good job as a private investigator. All he needs to do is to spy on someone who lives across the road from an abandoned apartment and report what he sees to... More »
By Hugo Ozman   

A CHRISTMAS HORROR STORY: RLJ Entertainment Finds U.S. Rights In Their Stockings

We are a couple days away from the sold out World Premiere of the Canadian horror flick A Christmas Horror Story at the Fantasia Int'l Film Festival on July 20th. Word was just delivered by magic reindeer that the U.S. rights... More »
By Andrew Mack   

TURBO KID: Check Out This Epic New Poster

I cannot begin to tell you all how excited I am to finally catch Turbo Kid's homecoming screening at Fantasia next Thursday, July 23rd I even declined an invited to a press screening earlier that day so I can experience... More »
By Andrew Mack   

THE DEMOLISHER: Raven Banner Acquires Worldwide Sales Rights

Ahead of it's World Premiere at Fantasia on July 27th news has come from the Raven Banner camp that they have acquired the worldwide sales rights for Gabriel Carrer's vigilante flick The Demolisher. Raven Banner acquires The DemolisherAhead of the Fantasia... More »
By Andrew Mack   

Fantasia 2015: WHO KILLED CAPTAIN ALEX Is Coming For You!

The Canadian Premiere of Who Killed Captain Alex?: Uganda's First Action Movie is happening at Fantasia on Friday, July 17th. It will mark the first time one of Nabwana IGG's DIY commando cinema style films will screen outside of his home... More »
By Andrew Mack   
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