Film Festival Videos - International, Independent, Cult

Toronto 2015: DER NACHTMAHR German Trailer, A Creature And A Teenage Girl

Set to make its North American premiere as part of the Vanguard program at the upcoming Toronto International Film Festival, Der Nachtmahr looks to be a loud, disturbing picture about a creature that may (or may not) be haunting a... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

FrightFest 2015 Review: A FAVOR Engenders Favour

One of our own, the incorrigibly wicked Izzy Lee, is back with another macabrely mirthsome short film - A Favor - which just screened at no less a "dark heart of cinema" than FrightFest. Though I have only seen Lee's most... More »
By Stuart Muller   
  

Sidewalk Film Fest 2015 Review: THREE FINGERS, A Powerful Engagement With Trauma

While the average person in the United States might be familiar with the illness known as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and its prevalence among war veterans, it is arguably an 'invisible' illness (unlike the loss of a limb, for example)... More »
  

BASKIN: Watch The Deeply Disturbing Trailer For Can Evrenol's Feature Debut

Turkish helmer Can Evrenol feels very much like one of our own here at Twitch. We've been covering his work since back in 2009 when he first came to our attention with his sophomore short film The Chest, and we've... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Toronto 2015: Meghna Gulzar's TALVAR Trailer Opens Old Wounds

Among the films listed in the Special Presentations section of the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival is Meghna Gulzar's third directorial effort, Talvar (Guilty is the English title, though not a translation). This film explores one of India's most notorious... More »
By J Hurtado   
  

First Ridiculously Visceral Trailer For THE WITCH

A24 was wise to snap up one of the most creepy and badass movies of the year when they bought Robert Eggers's The Witch at Sundance. Today they've released an incredibly visceral trailer for the film well ahead of its... More »
By Ryland Aldrich   
  

Marcin Wrona's DEMON Trailer Taps Into The Eerie

There has been a surge in high end, boundary blurring, artistic horror out of Europe in recent years with pictures like Let The Right One In representing the beginning of a wave that has carried through in the intervening years... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

PORTAL TO HELL: Roddy Piper Battles Cthulhu In Teaser For Wrestling Icon's Final Film

The Great Old One is being summoned into the basement of a disused apartment building and the only man who can stop Cthulhu's arrival is wrestling great Rowdy Roddy Piper. That's the basic hook on Portal To Hell!!! (yes, the... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Spielberg's BRIDGE OF SPIES Leads The 2015 New York Film Festival's Main Slate

The 53rd New York Film Festival starts September 25 - October 11 at the Film Society Of Lincoln Center, and boy are they packing a punch this year.Their Main Slate was announced today, leading with the world premiere of Steven... More »
By Ben Umstead   
  

MY BIG NIGHT: Watch The Trailer For De La Iglesia's Latest!

Spain's manic cinematic master, Alex de la Iglesia, returns with what promises to be an anarchic, madcap comedy in My Big Night (Mi Gran Noche) and with the film freshly announced to premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival the... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

THE BALLAD OF IMMORTAL JOE: Because What The World Needs Is More Rhyming Cowboy Animation. Really.

If you, like me, find inherent wonder in the existence of an animated short film about cowboys who speak only in rhyme while managing to work both bourbon and rye into the conversation, well hey. Hector Herrera's The Ballad Of... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

COLLECTIVE INVENTION: Meet The Sad Fish Man In Trailer For Korean Oddity

Yep. That dude's a fish. And something of a media celebrity. Welcome to the very odd world of Kwon Oh-kwang's TIFF selected comedy Collective Invention.Young and unemployed Gu is desperate to make some money and participates in a clinical trial... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Lima 2015 Review: DOS BESOS, A Melodrama With Some Surprises

Peruvian director Francisco J. Lombardi has worked steadily since the late 70s, having made 18 films; not a small feat in a country where making movies is a difficult task. The Lima Film Festival is one of the longest running... More »
  

O NEGATIVE: Watch The Striking Trailer For Toronto Selected Short

You have to wear a lot of hats when making a short film and it appears that writer-director-actor Steven McCarthy is wearing all of his very well, indeed, based on the trailer for his Toronto selected short film O Negative.A... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Durban 2015 Review: THE SHORE BREAK Tries To Stem The Tide, But Only Time Will Tell

The 36th Durban International Film Festival in South Africa has wrapped its annual showcase of international film, with this year's menu providing distinctly more African fare under the new directorship of Pedro Pimenta.  South African documentary The Shore Break is... More »
By Stuart Muller   
  

THE LISTING: Watch The Trailer For Luke Jaden's Fantasia Selected Short

Fresh from the film's premiere at the Fantasia Festival in Montreal, Twitch is proud to present the trailer for Luke Jaden's horror short The Listing. Jaden is no stranger to these pages, the remarkably prolific young writer-director - I believe... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Deepa Mehta Turns To Guns And Crime In First Trailer For Her BEEBA BOYS

Guns and drugs and blood may not be the first things that spring to mind when thinking of acclaimed Canadian director Deepa Mehta but she's setting out to change that with her upcoming effort Beeba Boys. A crime story revolving... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Watch Now: Trevor Juras' Short Film THE LAMP, Buckle Up For A Bumpy Ride

Trevor Juras' debut feature film The Interior premieres at the Fantasia International Film Festival tonight. As a taste offering of his work, Juras has put his award-winning short film The Lamp on Vimeo (it is embedded below) for public viewing.... More »
By Kurt Halfyard   
  

Fantasia 2015: HEIR Trailer Teases Something Awfully Horrible

Richard Powell's Heir will screen at the Fantasia International Film Festival in Montreal, Canada tomorrow, and the first teaser suggests that something awfully horrible will be unfolding. Powell and his team have previously made Worm, Familiar, Remote, and The Last... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

Motelx 2015: First Wave Includes THE VISIT, COP CAR, And HOWL

The west side of the Iberian peninsula will soon be drowning in some of the best new genre films, courtesy of Motelx festival in Lisbon. The announcement of the first wave of films landed today, and there are some pretty... More »
By Evrim Ersoy   
  
 
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