Film Festival News - Lineups, Announcements

NAFF It Project 2016 Official Selection Revealed In Record Year For Submissions

Today saw the announcement of this year’s NAFF It Project Official Selection, with a record 238 submissions from 27 countries vying for one of 16 places.   The Network of Asian Fantastic Films (NAFF) runs alongside the Bucheon International Fantastic... More »
By James Marsh   
  

Fantasia 2016: First Wave of Titles Announced!

Celebrating its 20th year in Montreal Canada, the mammoth sized mecca for Martial Arts, Horror, Fantasy and Science Fiction films that is the Fantasia International Film Festival runs from July 14 - August 2 this year. The festival has always... More »
By Kurt Halfyard   
  

Hosoda Mamoru And Iwai Shunji Headed For Tokyo International Film Festival

Early news has arrived from Tokyo International Film festival as they announce major retrospectives from two of the country’s most compelling filmmakers. Animation maestro Hosoda Mamoru’s star has been on the rise for some time now. From 2006’s The Girl... More »
  

Cannes 2016: Anurag Kashyap's Upcoming Horror GIDDY Part Of New Blumhouse Partnership

It was reported several months ago that US horror specialist Blumhouse Productions was branching out into local language productions. The first of these partnerships to be announced is with Phantom Films in India, the director's production house founded by Anurag... More »
By J Hurtado   
  

Cannes 2016: Nordic Genre Cinema Celebrated With Viking Helmets

Sure, the Cannes Film Festival sounds like an ultra-serious consideration of the latest and greatest in world cinema. But who knew it included the wearing of viking helmets? We've been provided with three photos from the (scandalous?) Nordic Genre Party... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

Raven Banner Entertainment Lands Worldwide Sales Rights For Finland's First Superhero Flick, RENDEL

News out of the market at Cannes is that local lads Raven Banner Entertainment have landed the worldwide sales rights for Finland's first superhero movie. Rendel. The trailer has been out for a while and you may have a look... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Melbourne 2016: World Premiere THE DEATH AND LIFE OF OTTO BLOOM To Open MIFF

The Melbourne International Film Festival is weeks away, but the excitement is already growing for this year's event. Hopefully to set the tone, MIFF have announced key sponsor Grey Goose Vodka as well as some information on the fun genre-blender... More »
  

NYC Happenings: Rooftop Films Summer Series Celebrates 20th Edition With More Screenings And Live Music Than Ever

One of the best things about summer in New York City is the bonanza of outdoor cultural activities on offer every day of the week. Specifically, it's a great time for outdoor film screenings and live concerts. One of the... More »
  

NYC Happenings: BAMcinemaFest, NYC's Premier Independent Film Showcase, Returns With a Wide-Ranging Slate

BAMcinemaFest, New York's premier independent film showcase, returns for its eighth edition with a typically eclectic, wide-ranging slate presenting some of the most interesting, challenging, and acclaimed American independent films to play the festival circuit. Screening from June 15 through... More »
  

Frontières@Fantasia: Fantasia Alumni Return, First Wave Of Market Titles Announced

The countdown is on as the Fantasia International Film Festival approaches this July and the Frontieres Co-production Market is always a highlight for us at TwitchFilm. As the co-production market continues to grow in size and it’s influence can be... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

THE MAN WHO KILLED DON QUIXOTE: Adam Driver Joins Michael Palin In Terry Gilliam Pic

Terry Gilliam's The Man Who Killed Don Quixote has experienced many levels of development hell. Any version of the film has been in the works longer than any of the TwitchFilm crew's offspring have been alive. We are talking nearly... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

CASH ONLY: Watch This Exclusive Clip From Detroit Based Crime Thriller

One of our favorite crime thrillers from the festival circuit, Cash Only, hits cinemas and VOD this Friday in the U.S. thanks to FilmBuff. To give you a taste of what is in store for you we have an exclusive clip!... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Cannes 2016: Anurag Kashyap's RAMAN RAGHAV 2.0 Gets A Dark Domestic Trailer

The first domestic trailer for Anurag Kashyap's Raman Raghav 2.0 has appeared online ahead of its June 24th Indian cinema release. The film is Kashyap's third to appear in the Cannes Director's Fortnight and the first since 2013's Ugly. Raman... More »
By J Hurtado   
  

Melbourne 2016: WHAT'S IN THE DARKNESS And More Next Gen Gems Announced For MIFF

The Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) is nearly upon us, no wonder it is starting to feel cold already. The festival takes place in winter and while we are a few weeks away yet, the films for Next Gen's programming... More »
  

Na Hong-jin's Blistering Thriller THE WAILING Gets US Trailer And Release Date

Ahead of its premiere this month at the Cannes Film Festival, Na Hong-jin's The Wailing, his follow-up to The Chaser and The Yellow Sea, has been picked up for North American distribution by Well Go USA, which just launched the... More »
By Pierce Conran   
  

Hypnotic & Freaky International Trailer For Park Chan-wook's THE HANDMAIDEN

We've already seen a few promos for Park Chan-wook's Cannes-bound The Handmaiden but this new international trailer really delivers the goods. Hypnotic, weird and gorgeous, the film looks to offer what we love about the flimmaker's style in spades, but... More »
By Pierce Conran   
  

Seattle Int'l Film Fest Announces Massive 2016 Lineup

The Seattle International Film Fest is just about the biggest film festival around, with a whopping 421 films across the 25-day fest from May 19-June 21. The festival is so big they can't even list all of the movies in... More »
By Ryland Aldrich   
  

Mass Panic On The TRAIN TO BUSAN! Check Out The Teaser For The KING OF PIGS Director's Live Action Debut!

Korea's Yeon Sang-ho burst on to the world cinema scene back in 2011 with his Director's Fortnight selected animated feature King Of Pigs. And Yeon turned heads not just for the fact that he was directing animation in Korea -... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Frontières@Cannes: Announces Goes To Cannes Work-In-Progress Line-up

As the Frontières Global Domination Tour of 2016 carries on, having already conquered Brussels once again, market director Lindsay Peters and her team are preparing to invade Cannes in a couple weeks. Frontières recently announced a new partnership with the... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Cannes 2016: First Teaser Posters For RAMAN RAGHAV 2.0 By Anurag Kashyap

Four years ago Anurag Kashyap took the Cannes Film Festival by storm with his Director's Fortnight entry, Gangs of Wasseypur. That five and a half hour epic went on to cement Kashyap's position as the preeminent Indian filmmaking talent of... More »
By J Hurtado   
  
 
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