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Fantasia 2016: TRAIN TO BUSAN Wins Audience And Jury Awards, Plus Many More Winners

The 20th edition of the Fantasia International Film Festival came to a close last night. Team ScreenAnarchy bounced back and forth between the two theaters, the pub and whatever purveyor of caffeinated drinks was open at our times of need....

Fantasia 2016 Review: PATTAYA, an Absolutely Irreverent And Completely Hilarious Buddy Comedy

Franky is all forlorn when his girlfriend breaks up with him. He would be almost inconsolable had his friend Krimo not suggested they get out of Paris and go on a trip to Thailand. Specifically the resort town Pattaya, known...

Fantasia 2016 Review: SUPERPOWERLESS, A Superhero Film That Embraces Your Outer Forty Year-Old

Bob used to be his city’s Saviour. As Captain Truth he kept crime at bay in the city of San Francisco. However, when Bob hit middle-age his powers all but vanished, leaving him as normal and vulnerable as the rest...

Frontières@Fantasia Celebrates Massive Eighth Edition

On Monday morning in Montreal you would not have guessed that a few hundred industry professionals (and some guy with a pen and a notepad) had their way with the city that weekend. But by Monday evening it was even...

Frontières@Fantasia 2016: Works In Progress - THE CHAMBER, THE DEVIL ON WHEELS, INNER GHOSTS, RADIUS And THE VOID

The Works in Progress session is a strange beast. Think of it like Goldilocks and the Three Bears. Like the porridge was too hot, too cold and just right, so is the kind of snippets of projects that you get...

Frontières@Fantasia 2016: The Raven Banner Showcase

With the Market in full swing last Thursday a smaller number of attendees reconvened that afternoon back to the J.A. de Seve theatre for the Raven Banner Entertainment Showcase. Four projects were presented in various stages of production: Portal to...

Frontières@Fantasia 2016: International Spotlight - Where Speed Dating And Speed Pitching Collided

On the second day of the Frontières market, still determined to cover everything that I could which involved potential new projects I went to the International Spotlight: Speed Pitch Session. Had I paid a bit more attention to the details...

Frontières@Fantasia 2016: The Pitch Sessions. Who Would Get My Money, Had I Any to Give

The signs of growth for the Frontieres Co-production Market were evident this year as the market launch event, the pitch sessions, were moved from the smaller J.A. de Seve theater to the main hall. The large crowd of buyers, sellers,...

Fantasia 2016: VENTABLVCK Concept Short Emerges

When we last spoke with Canadian director Gariel Carrer (The Demolisher), he was about to unleash some violent Ventablvck conceptual footage at the Frontieres Market at the Fantasia Film Festival. That footage made its way online today and I'm not surprised to...

Fantasia 2016: Collect Your Exclusive SHE'S ALLERGIC TO CATS Trading Cards Right Here

Michael Reich's strange little film She's Allergic to Cats will have its World Premiere in Montreal at Fantasia next week. We at ScreenAnarchy have a couple of exclusives to share with you today. First off, would you like to know...

Fantasia 2016 Interview: JT Mollner Talks OUTLAWS AND ANGELS and Subverting Expectation

JT Mollner's feature debut Outlaws and Angels is a subversive and emotionally honest coming of age story with a strong female lead at its centre. Joining the recent batch of westerns made by indie auteurs who seem drawn to playing against...

Fantasia 2016: Poster Premiere For Duane Andersen's SUPERPOWERLESS

ScreenAnarchy is pleased to share with you the brand new poster from Duane Andersen's coming of middle-age superhero movie Superpowerless. His film will have its World Premiere at Fantasia on July 24th in the J.A. De Seve Theatre (you...

BED OF THE DEAD: First Trailer Promises Restless Nights And Lots of Blood

The fine lads at Black Fawn Films are at it again. Just before the weekend they released the first trailer for one of their upcoming productions Bed of the Dead. This is hot on the heels of the announcement of...

Art Dangerously Imitates Life in MAN UNDERGROUND

Co-directors Michael Borowiec & Sam Marine will screen their unsettling feature debut, Man Underground, at this year’s Fantasia Film Festival in Montreal. Led by Flaked’s George Basil, Man Underground centers on a paranoid conspiracy theorist who decides directing a film...

Fantasia 2016: Kickass Jurors, Phenomenal Frontieres & Fantastic Works-in-Progress

The beast that is Fantasia 2016 has awoken. Today brings the program launch and the schedule which is now live on the website. That means that very soon, thousands of film fans will line up around the block of Concordia...

Fantasia 2016: Third Wave Unleashes an Embarrasment of Riches, Including Virtual Reality Projects, Special Guests & More

Wow. If you know Fantasia, then you know that this festival is among the heavy hitters in the world of genre films. Every year, this festival gets bigger and better --- which always seems impossible, yet it happens. This July...

Gabriel Carrer Going Pitch Black with VENTABLVCK

If you thought last year's revenge thriller The Demolisher packed an emotional gut punch, Gabriel Carrer has a message for you: You ain't seen nothing yet. Speaking to me about his next film, the intriguingly titled Ventablvck, the director was very clear he was planning...

Fantasia 2016: A Tsunami Sized Second Wave of Titles Announced

With the mega-sized Montreal genre-fest hitting its two decade milestone this year, Fantasia is pulling out all the stops. The first announcement offered details on their now mature and thriving film development market (Frontieres), as well as several world premieres,...

Fantasia 2016: Enter This Year's Tent Square Bumper Contest

As the Fantasia International Film Festival draws near there comes word that the festival is teaming with Tent Square once again for their 2016 bumper contest. We have two contests this year, one for contestants outside Montreal (winner gets free...

Frontières@Fantasia 2016: Second Wave Of Market Titles Announced - Another Great Mix Of Filmmakers And Projects

We at ScreenAnarchy are all looking at our calendars and are counting down the days to the Fantasia International Film Festival this July. I am especially looking forward to the Frontières International Co-Production Market.    The second wave of market...