Film Festival News - Lineups, Announcements

FRONTIÈRES@BRUSSELS Announces Co-production Market Lineup

As the market season kicks off elsewhere in the world it is time to announce the lineup of projects participating in the co-production market in Frontieres at Brussels. One of the few co-production markets whose sole focus is on developing... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

CASH ONLY: Film Buff Steals Away Worldwide Rights For Crime Drama

Tremendous news out of New York today. FilmBuff has announced that they have picked up the worldwide rights to Malik Bader's raw and thrilling Detroit-based crime drama, Cash Only. There will be no shortage of ways to catch the film in the... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

SXSW Announces Midnight Films, Shorts & More

The film component of SXSW just released its programs for midnight films, shorts, special events, and festival favorites. Among the films chosen, the 2016 SXSW Film Festival Mike Flanagan's Hush; Micky Keating's Carnage Park; Don Coscarelli's Phantasm: Remastered restoration ala J.J. Abrams... More »
  

Raven Banner To Scare Up Sales In Berlin For THE EVIL IN US

Toronto based Raven Banner Entertainment will be representing worldwide sales for the horror flick The Evil In Us at EFM in Berlin. It is the feature film debut from Canadian filmmaker Jason William Lee. THE EVIL IN US tells the story... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Osaka Asian Film Festival 2016: Full Lineup Announced

The Osaka Asian Film Festival returns for its 11th year with an eclectic lineup of films brought together from across the length and breadth of the Asian continent. This year's edition picks out films from Vietnam, Taiwan and Hong Kong... More »
  

ANGELICA: Gothic Horror Picked For Worldwide Sales By Spotlight Pictures

It has been quite some time since we have had the opportunity to talk about Teeth director Mitchell Lichtenstein. Some eight years later and we have news about his latest film, the Gothic horror flick, Angelica. A year after its premiere in Berlin the... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Sundance 2016 Award Winners Announced

As Park City experiences its first substantial snowfall all week, The 2016 Sundance Film Festival comes to its penultimate day, capping off a morning and afternoon of movie watching with an awards ceremony for some of those very movies.Winners tonight... More »
By Ben Umstead   
  

Slamdance 2016 Award Winners Announced

Tonight saw the 22nd Annual Slamdance Film Festival come to a close with filmmakers packing every inch of the Treasure Mountain Inn's ballroom for the awards ceremony. Top winners include my personal favorite from the festival, Driftwood, which won the... More »
By Ben Umstead   
  

Watch The Exclusive Trailer For Sci-fi Feature EMBERS

Finding deeply thoughtful and rich Sci-fi for the big and small screen always seems like an up hill battle. Even with more adult fare like Ex Machina finding audiences, this kind of work is once in a blue moon.Enter: Embers,... More »
By Ben Umstead   
  

Rotterdam 2016: 30 Recommendations And Anticipations

(UPDATE: Thirty schmirty, I added two more...) Next Wednesday, the 45th edition of the International Film Festival Rotterdam starts, the biggest fest of its kind in the Netherlands. This year, in its ten-day run there will be roughly 250... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

UNDER THE SHADOW: Netflix Acquires Worldwide Streaming Rights For Iranian Horror Pic

Babak Anvari's debut feature film, the Iranian horror flick, Under the Shadow, will have its World Premiere at the Sundance Film Festival tonight in Park City. Yesterday, streaming giant Netflix acquired the worldwide streaming rights for the film. The announcement... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

XLrator Media Grabs Hold Of North American Rights For Thriller SUN CHOKE

Ben Cesciman's sophomore effort Sun Choke has found distribution with XLrator Media through their Macabre label. The film will undoubtedly get a theatrical and digital release and we will likely have a home video release shortly after that. LOS ANGELES (January... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Rotterdam 2016 Opens Next Week, Reveals Its Killer Line-up Today

The International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) always keeps a tight timeline with regards to revealing its huge programme. While plenty of hints are given from early December onward, it's only one week before the festival opens that the full line-up... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Natalie Dormer's THE FOREST Leads Killer Lineup For Frightfest Glasgow

Attention Glasgow, Scotland. If you need something to get all that saccharin aftertaste of Valentine's Day out of your system then Frightfest has the solution. At the end of February they have put together a great lineup of current horror... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Slamdance 2016: DEAD HANDS DIG DEEP Trailer Explores Madness And Music

As per usual, anyone headed to Slamdance 2016 film festival will have a dizzying array of truly independent features and shorts from which to choose. This includes documentaries on odd subjects, such as Dead Hands Dig Deep, which explores the... More »
  

PREACHER, PEE-WEE'S BIG HOLIDAY And More To Premiere At SXSW 2016

SXSW fans, hold on to your hats, there are some weird and hopefully wonderful films coming your way this March. Preacher, Seth Rogan's adaptation of the cult graphic novel of a priest (Dominic Cooper) trying to rid the world of... More »
  

Slamdance 2016 Exclusive: FURSONAS Clip Answers The Question 'Who Are We?'

Set to enjoy its world premiere at the upcoming Slamdance Film Festival, Fursonas is a documentary about enthusiasts who get dressed up in animal costumes. Yet they are far more than mascots who might be sighted at a sporting event.... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

NYC Happenings: Get Your New Year's Cinephilia On With MoMI's First Look 2016

Starting this Friday and running for three consecutive weekends (1/8-1/24), in their beautiful state of the art theater in Queens, Astoria, the Museum of Moving Image's First Look Film Festival is fast becoming a new New York institution for many... More »
By Dustin Chang   
  

HAIL, CAESAR! To Open Berlinale 2016, MIDNIGHT SPECIAL And WHERE TO INVADE NEXT Premiering

Berlinale 2016 will open with what looks to be a hilarious bang with Hail, Caesar! The new film from Joel Coen and Ethan Coen, a hilarious spoof of the old Hollywood studio days, will premiere on February 11th, kicking off... More »
  

Sundance 2016 Unveil Spotlight, Premieres And More

And there ya have it, friends and neighbors. The 2016 Sundance Film Festival has released the rest of their feature film lineup today with the programs for Spotlight, Premieres, Documentary Premieres, Sundance Kids and Special Events. Barring any surprises, we... More »
By Ben Umstead   
  
 
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