MELBOURNE, THE BOY AND THE WORLD Win at Cairo 2014

The Iranian film Melbourne was awarded the Golden Pyramid for Best Picture at the Cairo International Film Festival this past Tuesday. I was lucky enough to attend the festival for this first time this year; besides having an excellent programming... More »
  

NYC Happenings: The New York Korean Film Festival 2014 Makes a Welcome Return

The great folks at Subway Cinema, besides bringing us the New York Asian Film Festival each summer, do a great job showcasing the best of classic and contemporary Asian cinemas throughout the year, from special screenings of new films... More »
  

Five Flavours 2014 Preview: Twitch's Top 5 Picks

Voted as one of the best international film festivals in the 2013 Twitch writers poll, Five Flavours is a showcase of East and South-East Asian films focusing on particular countries, genres, directors, and themes. Given that even the most popular and... More »
  

LA's No Budget Film Fest Announces Lineup

The No Budget Film Festival will kick off its 5th annual event on LA's east side November 21 and the good folks at cARTel have just announced this year's lineup. Aside from a packed program of short films (listed below),... More »
  

AFM 2014: Horror Flick WRECKER Getting Hauled To U.S. By XLrator Media

The U.S. rights for the upcoming demonic truck horror-thriller Wrecker were acquired by XLrator Media from IndustryWorks Pictures up here in Canada. IndustryWorks will distribute the pic here in Canada and is handling international sales at AFM. The story follows best... More »
  

Toronto After Dark 2014: DEAD SNOW 2 And THE BABADOOK Win Big At Fest

The votes have been counted and the audience at this year's Toronto After Dark Film Festival has spoken. After an massively successful year including an unprecedented thirteen sold out screenings (twelve and both screenings of The Babadook) the winners were... More »
  

Tokyo 2014: The Safdie Brother's HEAVEN KNOWS WHAT Takes Top Prize

Tokyo International Film Festival wrapped up with a closing ceremony to announce the winners of its many awards. The Competition Section consisted of 15 films presided over by Jury President, Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn. The jury was... More »
  

Los Cabos 2014 To Screen BOYHOOD, LIFE ITSELF, WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS, And More

The third edition of the Los Cabos film festival looks really, really great. During five days (November 12-16), the festival will be premiering in Mexico Richard Linklater's 12-years-in-the-making-epic, the acclaimed documentary on the late film critic Roger Ebert, the latest... More »
  

Mórbido 2014: Final Wave Of Films Includes SPRING, THE BABADOOK, WOLFCOP, And DEAD SNOW 2: RED VS. DEAD

During a press conference in Mexico City, the Mórbido film fest confirmed the final details regarding its upcoming seventh edition (and first in Puebla). From November 13 to 16, Mórbido will be presenting for the first time in Mexico lots of... More »
  

AFM 2014: Premiere Entertainment Group Will Handle Foreign Sales Of Creature Feature DARK WAS THE NIGHT

The foreign sales rights for Jack Heller's creature feature, Dark Was The Night, were picked up by Premiere Entertainment Group this week. Sales will begin at this year's American Film Market. The film stars Canadian actor Kevin Durand alongside Lukas Haas. Durand has... More »
  

Anchor Bay And Raven Banner Will LET US PREY In Canada

Anchor Bay and Raven Banner have secured Canadian distribution rights for the UK/Ireland action horror flick Let Us Prey. Brian O'Malley's film just helped close a very successful year at the Toronto After Dark Film Festival last Friday. The film... More »
  

Morelia 2014: The Best Of The Festival Goes To Mexico City

From October 29 to November 9, the Morelia International Film Festival will have a selection of its 2014 programming playing at several venues in Mexico City. Titled "The best of Morelia in Mexico City", this brief showing is premiering in... More »
  

AFM 2014: First Look At New JUNE Trailer

L. Gustavo Cooper's horror thriller June has been completed and will be introduced to the marketplace at the American Film Market (AFM) next month. Twitch is proud to debut the brand new trailer.June is the story about a nine-year-old orphan... More »
  

Morelia 2014: Film Awards Go To CARMÍN TROPICAL, GÜEROS, MATRIA, And More

While Morelia will continue to have normal activities during the weekend, the closing ceremony was already celebrated yesterday (Friday, October 24). Rigoberto Perezcano's Carmín Tropical was the film that took home the top award, by winning best Mexican feature. Carmín Tropical... More »
  

Check Out The Lineup And Trailers For NYC's 11th South Asian International Film Festival

I've had the privilege of covering New York City's South Asian International Film Festival (SAIFF) since 2010, shortly after I came on board at Twitch. Each of those five years has brought at least a couple of films that have made... More »
By J Hurtado   
  

AFI Fest Announces Full 2014 Lineup

If you're an Angelino like myself then chances are you covet early November as that time to catch up on all the buzz-worthy film festival faves that come roaring into town courtesy of AFI Fest. This year, of course, is... More »
  

The Flame Of Cinema: The Viennale 2014

Oh well, the highlight of world-wide cinephilia is about to begin: The Viennale 2014, running from October 23 to November 6. It is - as every inhabitant of Austria's capital and surely many film enthusiasts around the globe will tell... More »
  

Raven Banner And Anchor Bay Get Canadian Rights For HOUSEBOUND!

Finally! Someone in Canada has secured distribution rights for Kiwi comedy horror Housebound! It was announced Thursday night to a sell out crowd at the Toronto After Dark Film Festival prior to its rousing Opening Gala screening but we waited... More »
  

Hey, Filmmakers! Montreal's Fantasia Festival Is Accepting Submissions For Their 2015 Festival Now!

You a filmmaker looking for a leg up? Want to get your latest opus in front of an audience? Montreal's mammoth Fantasia Festival is now accepting submissions for their 2015 edition! Get yourself in there and start training your arteries... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Japanese Film Festival In Sydney Announces Suo Masayuki And Kamishiraishi Mone As Special Guests

Australia's Japanese Film Festival, now in its 18th year, has just announced its special guests for the Sydney leg of the program this year. They are Suo Masayuki, director of such Japanese classics as Sumo Do, Sumo Don't and Shall... More »
By Hugo Ozman   
  
 
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