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 »
  

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 »
  

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 »
  

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 »
  

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 »
  

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 »
  

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   
  

BIG BAD WOLVES U.S. Trailer Proves Maniacs Are Afraid Of Maniacs

Big Bad Wolves, Aharon Keshales and Navot Papushado's follow up to their break-out Rabies, has been a festival darling since its Tribeca premiere last spring, equally delighting and grossing out audiences in its transgressive take on the serial killer subgenre,... More »
  

TADFF 2013 Short Film, Short Review: MY FATHER IS A BIRD

Out of Jerusalem comes this 13-minute examination of life and death and puberty. Young Benny is quickly discovering boners and what to do with them in his private moments. This would all be pretty normal, if not for his father... More »
  

Opening In Australia: THE GATEKEEPERS, A Terrifying Bird's-Eye View Of Conflict

Opening in select theatres in Australia on Thursday, 5 September, The Gatekeepers is a truly powerful film. Covering the never-ending war on terror and occupation from the early 60s until now, the film is half history lesson and half meta-spy retrospective.... More »
  

Dark Bridges 2013: MANIAC, EEGA and SIGHTSEERS Part Of Final Wave Of Films!

The Dark Bridges Film Festival out of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan (in Canada) has announced the second half of this year's feature film program. The mandate of the festival is to bring favorites from the festival circuit to the small Prairie city... More »
  

Murnau, Lang, Mizoguchi And Hawks In Masters Of Cinema Oct-Nov Line-Up

Eureka Entertainment unveiled the October and November new releases on its consistently impressive Masters of Cinema label earlier today, and it proves to be yet another stunning line-up of classic movies from the four corners of our fair planet. October sees... More »
  

BIG BAD WOLVES, THE BATTERY, DOOMSDAYS And More Join Dark Bridges Lineup!

Good news if you happen to find yourself in Saskatoon between September 26th and 29th! The Dark Bridges Film Festival has (kind of) formally announced the first wave of titles in this year's lineup. Joining the previously announced Resolution and Bushido... More »
  

Watch The Teaser For Dan Sachar's Sci-Fi Short LAST OF YOU

Long time readers may recall that we're big fans of Israeli filmmaker Dan Sachar here at Twitch. Way back in 2009 Todd got wind of Sachar's poignant, Tarkovsky-esque short When It Will Be Silent: six minutes that showed a lot... More »
  

Israeli Thriller BIG BAD WOLVES Nets A Whopping 11 Ophir Nominations

The Israeli film awards look poised to take a turn into some very dark territory. The nominations for the Ophir awards - the local equivalent to the Oscars - have been announced and Big Bad Wolves - the sophomore feature... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Kedar's FAMILY Wins Top Prize At Jerusalem Lab

Filmmaker Veronica Kedar was awarded $50,000 (USD) this weekend at the Jerusalem International Film Lab. Kedar, known for Joe + Belle, received the award for her new feature project, Family. Moshe Danon of Inosan Productions, producer of Academy Award nominee... More »
By Uri Aviv   
  

Theatrical Poster For Israeli Thriller BIG BAD WOLVES Takes A Bow

With the Israeli release of Aharan Keshales and Navot Papushado's Big Bad Wolves rapidly approaching Twitch is proud to premiere the official theatrical poster for the sophomore effort from the creators of cult hit Rabies. A series of brutal murders... More »
By Todd Brown   
  
 
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