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Watch The ActionFest Tributes To Gina Carano, Cung Le, Jack Gill, JJ Perry and Mickey Gilbert

Though the 2012 edition of ActionFest has come and gone it's not too late to get a little taste of the action. Outside of the films screened ActionFest always makes a great point of honoring the professionals that make action...

Kicking Asheville and Taking Names: Twitch Journeys to ActionFest 2012

A funny thing happened on the road to ActionFest: Having left Toronto just a few hours earlier, we arrived at the (aptly named) Fort Erie crossing. Rolling down the window, my friend and I were asked by a US border...

THE RAID Says Hello To ActionFest With Violence

Audiences at the just-concluded ActionFest were given a look at Gareth Huw Evans' The Raid: Redemption as a special sneak preview before the film arrived on local screens. The Raid's creators have a history with the festival, director Evans' previous...

ActionFest 2012 Award Winners

After a hard-hitting, bone-crunching, and all around exhilarating weekend of action, the 2012 edition of ActionFest wraps up today with closing film, Peter Chan's Wuxia, repeat screenings of some of the festival favourites and a couple of still to be...

ActionFest 2012: Where Guys Fly Rocket Packs for Your Pleasure

Picture this:  It is day one of ActionFest 2012 and I am going to pick up tickets at the Carolina Theatre Box-Office.  Oh, there is Rocket-Man testing out his jet-pack equipment in the parking lot. Video is embedded below....

ActionFest 2012 Unveils (Almost) Complete Film And Guest Lineup!

While they're still holding back a pair of secret screenings North Carolina's ActionFest - the manliest, muscliest film festival on the whole damn planet - have announced their otherwise complete film, event and guest lineups for the 2012 edition. And...

ActionFest 2012 Announces More Explosive Titles: BAD ASS, AGGRESSION SCALE, LOST BLADESMAN, and More

Asheville, North Carolina should be bracing itself for serious damage to its collective cranium, as more titles were announced today for this year's edition of ActionFest, "the only international film festival devoted exclusively to action cinema and its unsung heroes."...

ActionFest 2012 Unveils Poster, Opening And Closing Titles

ActionFest is returning to punch Asheville, NC in the face for a third year in a row from April 12-15th! And it's got a brand new poster plus the opening and closing films to share!The artwork above comes courtesy of...

ActionFest 2012 Honours Gina Carano (The Inaugural Chick Norris Award)

ActionFest returns to Asheville on April 12-15 for its 3rd Edition ("This Time It's Personal!") and continues to grow stronger (cue work-out/training montage) whilst finding its sea-legs as the only festival (that I am aware of) exclusively devoted to action flicks....

Quentin Tarantino Introduces An Onslaught Of Vehicular Carnage In The ActionFest Tribute To Buddy Joe Hooker

Amidst a fraternity of men who make their living doing insanely dangerous things in the name of entertainment, Buddy Joe Hooker is a legend. With a whopping one hundred seventy eight stunt credits to his name - stretching all the...

ActionFest '11: Award Winners

With ActionFest well under way, they handed the festival awards today with many a montage and tribute.   Buddy Joe Hooker, Stunts Unlimited, Michael Jai White, Richard Ryan and their 30 seconds of Action film Contest, before handing out the...

ActionFest Gets A First Look At Iko Uwais In Action On Set Of THE RAID (SERBUAN MAUT)

Indonesia made a return to martial arts film after a long absence with 2009's Merantau. Directed by Gareth Huw Evans the film introduced silat star Iko Uwais to the world, winning fans at PiFan, Fantasia and Sitges while taking an...

ActionFest Presents A Chick Fight! It's The Trailer For Trish Stratus' BAIL ENFORCERS

Premiering at ActionFest 2011 Saturday at 7pm is Trish Stratus star vehicle Bail Enforcers. The former WWE champion stars as a bounty hunter in the low budget offering that takes great advantage of her physical skills.A group of down-on-their-luck bounty...

ActionFest: Where Guys Jump off Buildings for Your Entertainment

Day One of ActionFest had a visual treat for festival goers and random Asheville residents alike, as this brave fellow jumped off a several story rooftop near the Arcade Bar just as many  folks were getting off work downtown.  Video...

ActionFest: Their festival bumpers can kick your festival bumpers' ass

Because I am just about to hit the road for a serious Drive-By-Night Road Trip down to North Carolina, I've got ActionFest on the brain.  And look at this spiffy bumper that just popped up online....

ActionFest 2011: Full film lineup, jury and guests announced!

[Updated with festival trailer]The balance of the lineup for this year's ActionFest in Asheville, NC, was announced today as well as who is on the jury and the special guest list. This is going to be a special four days.You...

ActionFest Announces First 2011 Titles!

Ladies and gentlemen, the sophomore edition of ActionFest shall kick off with the North American premiere of Jonathan English's Ironclad. After this there will be Thai action madness (Bangkok Knockout), Rutger Hauer shooting people in the goriest fashion possible (Hobo...

Attention Filmmakers! Take the ActionFest "30 Seconds of Action Challenge"

ActionFest is returning this April in Asheville, North Carolina to champion the best in action cinema, but while the festival is still a few days away from announcing some of this year's film slate as well as the 2011 recipient...

More Fists To The Face Than Any Other Festival Ever! ACTIONFEST Is Returning!

Ladies and gentlemen, ActionFest is returning. After a successful launch in 2010 and with Toronto International Film Festival Midnight Madness programmer Colin Geddes now taking the reins as Festival Director things are gearing up for the 2011 edition. Advisers are...

The Director Of DUNGEONS AND DRAGONS Trying To Muscle In On The ActionFest Brand ...

Dear Warner Brothers: Smarten up and sort this out.Back in April of this year I was invited to Asheville, North Carolina to sit on the jury of the inaugural ActionFest. A brand new festival founded by Aaron (Brother Of Chuck)...