Film Festival Videos - International, Independent, Cult

LA Film Fest Exclusive Clip: I AM THALENTE Doc Visits The Skateboarding Youth Of Durban

When documentarian Natalie Johns and her team returned to her home country of South Africa, they weren't quite expecting the story they found on the streets of Durban.Thalente Biyela is a 17-year old who is homeless and illiterate. And he... More »
By Ben Umstead   

LA Film Fest 2014 Review: JOSSY'S Playfully Parodies Power Rangers

If you're a regular reader here at Twitch then you are probably aware of one of Japan's fastest rising directors: Fukuda Yuichi. Already a household name in his native country thanks to several TV shows, Fukuda broke out on the... More »
By Ben Umstead   

LA Film Fest 2014: Watch This First Clip From Dave Boyle's MAN FROM RENO

Dave Boyle's latest film, an unexpected thriller titled Man From Reno, is about to have its world premiere at this year's LA Film Festival. We put it on our list of 15 Twitch Picks for the festival, and we now... More »
By J Hurtado   

Watch A Clip From THE WELL, Thomas S. Hammock's PA Thriller

Thomas S. Hammock's feature film debut, the post-apocalyptic thriller The Well, will make it's World Premiere at the Los Angeles Film Festival on June 12th. Hammock has been a production designer for Simon Barrett and Adam Wingard on You're Next, their... More »
By Andrew Mack   

LA Film Fest 2013 Review: ALL TOGETHER NOW, In The Woods, Rocking Out, And Philosophizing The Night Away

Multi-thread narratives or group narratives prove to be an interesting corner of cinema to explore. The best ones I find rarely rely on compelling plots, but are often loose and meandering affairs, with existential wit to spare and a cornucopia... More »
By Ben Umstead   

Watch The First Teaser For LA Selected Horror Flick DELIVERY

Kyle and Rachel have a baby coming. And maybe that's not such a good thing. Welcome to the basic premise for Delivery, Brian Netto's indie horror flick about to premiere at the LA Film Festival.In this unnerving chiller, Kyle and... More »
By Todd Brown   

Fresh Trailer For LA Selected Boxing Doc TAPIA

Soon to premiere at the LA Film Festival, Eddie Alcazar's documentary Tapia chronicles the turbulent life of champion boxer Johnny Tapia as told in his own words via the final interviews granted before his untimely death.Albuquerque-born boxer Johnny Tapia's life... More »
By Todd Brown   

LA Film Fest Exclusive: First Trailer & Poster for Indie Charmer FOREV

The LA Film Fest is coming to town -- kicking off this Thursday in Downtown LA. To get you all psyched up, we've got an exclusive trailer and poster debut for you here at Twitch for one of the narrative... More »
By Ryland Aldrich   

LAFF 2012 Interview: The Wonderfully Weird Wayne White and BEAUTY IS EMBARRASSING Director Neil Berkeley

A few days ago I was talking to BEAUTY IS EMBARRASSING's director Neil Berkeley on Twitter about setting up an interview. I saw the film a few days ago and it's unquestionably one of the best of the fest.... More »
By Chase Whale   

LAFF 2012 Interview: PINCUS Writer/Director David Fenster

I have a lot of respect for David Fenster. He made an excellent movie called PINCUS, about a slacker with heart who takes cares of his father with Parkinson's Disease. He got really up-close-and-personal for the film and cast... More »
By Chase Whale   

LA Film Fest 2012 Exclusive: First Character Posters for Alex Karpovsky's RED FLAG

I have to hand it to Alex Karpovsky. Every time I attend a film festival, he's either acting in a movie playing there, or has directed one. This guy is always working. His hard work has really paid off on... More »
By Chase Whale   


Benh Zeitlin's BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD has found pretty much nothing but adoring fans since its award-winning debut at Sundance in January. The praise continued last month at Cannes and you can pretty much guarantee the fervor will... More »
By Ryland Aldrich   

Trailer for IFC Midnight Thriller ENTRANCE

You may remember Patrick Horvath and Dallas Hallam's stalker-thriller ENTRANCE from its impressive debut at LAFF last summer. IFC Midnight scooped it up and plans to release it in theaters and VOD on May 18th. Check out the trailer, poster,... More »
By Ryland Aldrich   

LAFF 2011: Lee Tamahori Crafts THE DEVIL'S DOUBLE

In light of his directorial debut, the intense 1994 drama Once Were Warriors, New Zealand director Lee Tamahori was a surprising choice to head up several big budget Hollywood action films including the final Pierce Brosnan Bond film, Die Another... More »
By Charles Webb   

LAFF 2011: 3 More Clips from Robbie Pickering's NATURAL SELECTION

We've already filled you in on all the awards the Robbie Pickering's extremely popular film won at SXSW. Now we have three more clips of the film ahead of Sunday's LAFF premiere. Check back for more thoughts soon.... More »
By Ryland Aldrich   

LAFF 2011: 2 Clips From Robbie Pickering's NATURAL SELECTION

Without a doubt, one of the movies we are most excited to see at this year's LA Film Fest is Robbie Pickering's NATURAL SELECTION. The film cleaned up at SXSW winning Best Narrative Feature, Best Editing, Best Score/Music, Best Screenplay,... More »
By Ryland Aldrich   

Watch John C. Reilly Lay Down the Law in First Clip from 'Terri'

A bit of an unsung hit from both Sundance and SXSW this year, Terri is the story of a troubled big kid and the high school principal that makes it his job to help the boy out. The kid is... More »
By Ryland Aldrich