Babak Anvari's UNDER THE SHADOW Wraps! Check The First Stills And Poster Art

It was just over a month ago that BAFTA nominated director Babak Anvari began the shoot on his Farsi language horror film Under The Shadow in Jordan, and with that shoot now complete Twitch is pleased to bring you the... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

6 DAYS: Jamie Bell, Mark Strong And Abbie Cornish Lead Cast On Next From DEAD LANDS Director

Deadline is reporting that Jamie Bell, Mark Strong and Abbie Cornish have been cast as leads in Toa Fraser's embassy siege thriller 6 Days. Fraser is re-teaming with his Dead Lands writer Glenn Standring and producer Matthew Metcalfe. XYZ Films... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Farsi Language Horror UNDER THE SHADOW Begins Shoot In Jordan

I read a lot of scripts. I mean a lot of scripts. Reading scripts has become a fundamental part of my working day since becoming a part of XYZ Films and let me tell you - most of them are... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Ari Folman Reveals His ANNE FRANK Animation Project

Earlier today, the Thompson On Hollywood site showed concept art and behind-the-scenes pictures from Ari Folman's as yet untitled animated "Anne Frank" project. And it definitely warrants a close look indeed. To say we're big fans of Ari Folman here... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

NYC Happenings: First Time Fest 2015 Showcases And Supports New Talent In Its Third Edition

First Time Fest, which runs this year through March 9, is now in its third edition, and the festival continues its mission to support and spotlight first-time filmmakers with a competition (grand prize is distribution by Cinema Libre Studio), panels,... More »
  

ANOTHER WORLD: Check Out The Trailer For The Israeli Zombie Film

We've been keeping our eye on Israeli director Eitan Reuven and his zombie apocalypse film Another World for quite some time now and with the film now complete and through its festival run a new poster and theatrical trailer have... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Watch Mesmerizing Sci-Fi Short LAST OF YOU

Israeli filmmaker Dan Sachar has been a favorite around these parts since an early student film of his, When It Will Be Silent, came on our radar in 2009.Sachar's meditative, mystical short form works over the years have culminated with... More »
By Ben Umstead   
  

Hey Toronto! Win Tickets For A GIRL WALKS HOME ALONE AT NIGHT

The Iranian-American festival hit A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night is coming to the TIFF Bell Lightbox for the Winter Season program. It opens on the 23rd of January and will be brought to us by the fine people... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Iranian Martial Arts Star Ramin Sohrab Kicks His Way Through The MALEK Promo

What's that? An Iranian martial arts star seems like an unlikely sort of thing to you? Well, I'd wager very few people were wondering where the next Iranian vampire story would come from before A Girl Walks Home Alone At... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

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 »
  

Crowdfund This: The Short Film PRINCE ALI Will Embrace Cultural Perspective

The dramatic short film Prince Ali would mark quite the departure of style from what we would expect of director Kevin Hamedani and screenplay writer Max Borenstein. Hamedani wrote and directed the horror flick Zombies of Mass Destruction. Borenstein wrote Godzilla.... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Opening: THE GREEN PRINCE Documents A Moral Quagmire

The documentary The Green Prince tells the story of a unique connection between two men. Mosab Hassan Yousef is the son of one of the founders of the Palestinian militant group Hamas. Arrested at the age of 17, he was... More »
By Jason Gorber   
  

Watch A New Teaser For Israeli Action / SciFi ANOTHER WORLD

Eitan Reuven's Israeli scifi / action film Another World is off to a strong start on its international festival run, picking up the Best Picture prize at the Flickers Rhode Island International Film Festival and with the film gearing up... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Watch The U.S. Trailer For Palme d'Or Winner WINTER SLEEP

Equally hailed and disregarded for a plethora of reasons that could probably fill its near 3 and a half hour running time, Nuri Belge Ceylan, Turkey's preeminent filmmaker on the international stage, nonetheless walked away from this year's Cannes with... More »
By Ben Umstead   
  

Utopia: The Tel-Aviv International Festival of Science Fiction and Fantastic Film Announces First Titles

Presenting a marvelous banquet of fantastic titles with their first announcement, Utopia: The Tel-Aviv International Festival of Science Fiction and Fantastic Film has, in the proverbial sense, something for everyone -- as long as you have good taste in genre... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

Legendary Producer Menahem Golan Has Died

Menaham Golan, a legendary filmmaker, has died at the age of 85, according to Haaretz. Golan began his career as a writer, producer, and director in the early 1960s, in partnership with his cousin Yoram Globus, but despite an Academy Award... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

Elle Fanning To Play Mary Shelley In Film By WADJDA Director Haifaa al-Mansour

Nineteenth-century author Mary Shelley wrote her novel Frankenstein: or, The Modern Prometheus, when she was 19 (just let that sink in for a minute.) The subject of countless adaptations and recreations, it is one of the two things for which she... More »
  

Crowdfund This! Political Drama BEFORE THE SPRING

What's fantastic about exploring the bevy of crowd-sourced film projects out there is just the sheer variety of the work that is being proposed. It is, in many ways, quite invigorating. Of course, quality and content is a concern when... More »
By Ben Umstead   
  

Rotterdam 2014: It's Awards Time!

This weekend saw the end of the 2014 edition of the International Film Festival Rotterdam, and we can make a tally of all the awards. First and foremost among these are the Hivos Tiger Awards, given to directors only for... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Watch Israeli Comic Book Adaptation STREETS OF RAGE

Though I'd never heard of Asaf Hanuka and Etgar Keretor, nor their comic Streets Of Rage prior to a couple of hours ago, I certainly have more than an inkling to look them up now thanks to the short film... More »
By Todd Brown   
  
 
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