Film Festival Articles - International, Independent, Cult

Aruba 2015 Festival Diary: An Opening Night Filled With Metaphysics And R&B

If one thing is clear at 1:37AM in the morning it is that the notion "we're all in this together" really applies on a small island off the coast of South America. That island in question is Aruba. And that's... More »
By Ben Umstead   

Aruba 2015 Preview: Twitch's Top 10 Picks From One Happy Film Festival

The nickname for the island nation of Aruba is "One Happy Island". So one would think that that the folks behind the 2015 Aruba International Film Festival would want to follow suite and create what'd be considered One Happy Film... More »
By Ben Umstead   

Fantastic Fest 2015 Wrap - All Our Reviews & TwitchFilm Awards

Wow. Fantastic Fest ended last Thursday but we are all still recovering from 8 (8!) days of magical mayhem. There were a ton of good movies and very few stinkers (not counting some of us on day 8). But it's... More »
By Ryland Aldrich   

Camera Japan 2015: What The Rotterdam Audiences Liked Best

Last week saw the tenth iteration of Camera Japan, a Dutch yearly event which has grown into quite a Japanese culture festival, with the main focus on film. This year, its program had a whopping 51 films on it,... More »
By Ard Vijn   

Fantastic Fest 2015: Canfield Talks With BASKIN Director Can Evrenol

Director Can Evrenol won Best New Director here at Fantastic Fest 2015 last night. It's an honor well deserved. With his debut feature Baskin he's juggling potential tonal problems that could give any filmmaker serious headaches. What emerges, from his... More »
By Dave Canfield   

Fantastic Fest 2015: Canfield Talks THE INVITATION With Director Karyn Kusama And Writer Phil Hay

Director Karyn Kusama and her husband and co-writer Phil Hay have constructed a masterful horror suspense film in The Invitation. The curious thing is that the woman behind the camera is so much less interested in genre than the film would... More »
By Dave Canfield   

Festival Diary: Sundance Hong Kong 2015 Brings The Best Of Park City To Asia

Sundance is without doubt one of the best film festivals in the US right now, but for us over here in far-flung Asia, it is also one of the most frustrating. Due to the overwhelming number of smaller indie films... More »
By James Marsh   

Fantastic Fest 2015 Preview: 27 Fantastic Films Reviewed

It's here at last! Fantastic Fest jump starts to life this evening and we wrap up our preview series with links to all 27 of the films we've reviewed up to this point. Check them out in the gallery below... More »
By Ryland Aldrich   

Fantastic Fest 2015 Day Zero: Canfield Talks Documentaries And Animation With Rooster Teeth's Own Brian Behm

Welcome! Yours truly is in Austin, Texas, getting ready to cover the greatest genre film event in North America: Fantastic Fest 2015. I'll be uploading episodes daily featuring reviews and news. But I'll also be doing tons of interviews. This episode,... More »
By Dave Canfield   

Toronto 2015 Wrap: All Our Reviews & Top TIFF Picks

Well TIFF is all wrapped up for another year and what a festival it was. We'll have a few more reviews rolling out over the coming days but already we've outdone ourselves. Here's a comprehensive list of everything written up... More »
By Ryland Aldrich   

Fantastic Fest 2015 Preview: 16 Fantastic Picks From Around The Globe

If you were with us yesterday you saw our preview of the 16 films making their world premieres at this year's fest. Tomorrow we'll talk about the films we've already reviewed here at TwitchFilm. But before then we want to... More »
By Ryland Aldrich   

Fantastic Fest 2015 Preview: A Look At All 16 World Premieres

It's Fantastic Fest time again and oh are we excited. Before the fest gets rolling on Thursday, we have a series of previews over the next few days to whet that appetite. We begin with a quick look at each... More »
By Ryland Aldrich   

Twitchvision: Toronto 2015 Edition - ROOM, HARDCORE, HURT & More!

The dust is still settling on TIFF for this year, with dozens of films screened as part of this gigantic festival. Here are two of the Twitchvision hits done over the course of the week, including looks at Room, Hardcore,... More »
By Jason Gorber   

Camera Japan 2015: Line-up And Recommendations

Every autumn the Camera Japan festival descends on Rotterdam for a long weekend, after which it transforms into a traveling festival which visits several other cities as well. This year, on September the 24th, the festival celebrates its 10th... More »
By Ard Vijn   

Toronto 2015 Preview: Masters, Discovery, Platform & More

It's time to wrap up our Toronto International Film Fest 2015 preview series with today's look at everything we haven't mentioned so far. Feel free to go back and check out our tours of the Special Presentations and Galas, the... More »
By Ryland Aldrich   

Toronto 2015 Preview: TIFF Docs & Contemporary World Cinema

Welcome back for another round of Twitch previews ahead of the Toronto International Film Fest 2015 preview series. So far we've talked Special Presentations and Galas and Midnighters and Vanguard. Now we turn our attention to the gigantic sections of... More »
By Ryland Aldrich   

Toronto 2015 Preview: Midnight Madness & Vanguard

Welcome back to our Toronto International Film Fest 2015 preview series. Yesterday you got a taste of what's coming in the Special Presentations and Galas. Today it's a trip through the amazing Midnight Madness and Vanguard titles that have made... More »
By Ryland Aldrich   

Toronto 2015 Preview: Galas & Special Presentations

It's time once again for the lead-up to the 11-day celebration of non-stop, high-quality cinema that is the Toronto International Film Fest! Twitch will have our normal array of reviewers spread out across the city bringing you the what's what... More »
By Ryland Aldrich   


Four days in, and FrightFest has entered that bleary-eyed state of exhaustion where everything, on or off screen, seems hallucinatory, and conversations outside the cinema take on a rambling, incoherent trajectory. Everyone is starting to assume the muttered drawl and... More »
By Anton Bitel   

FrightFest 2015 Dispatch: CHERRY TREE, THE UNFOLDING, NEVER LET GO, And More

So here we go again. FrightFest 2015 will present 76 features (and sundry shorts and special events) spread over six screens in four and a half days. It's the very best - and some of the worst - that (mostly... More »
By Anton Bitel   
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