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Fantastic Fest 2017 Exclusive Trailer: Catch THE CURE

From Spaceboy to Red Luck, filmmaker Mike Olenick's certain brand of strange has been infecting the festival circuit these past few years, creeping and delighting audiences from Slamdance to Fantasia. His latest short film, The Cure, is a mesmerizing sci-fi...

Fantasia 2017 Awards: Agnieszka Holland's SPOOR Takes Top Prize

It all came to an end last night in Montreal as the Fantasia International Film Festival came to a close with the closing film A Taxi Driver. After three long weeks the festival has wrapped up and notions like a...

Fantasia 2017 Short Film Short Review: IN THE DARK, DARK WOODS

A child narrates the verses as the story unfolds, rather unveils itself. A woman full of darkness yearns for love and light and goes out in search of it. But she is bound to her fate and she cannot have...

Fantasia 2017 Short Film Short Review: EMILY, Extraordinary Fate of a Ordinary Girl

Wow, oh wow.    You often say after you have seen a good film you want to know more about everything else; the world it was placed in, the story behind the characters, what happened before, what happens next. You...

Fantasia 2017: Free Tribute Screening of George A. Romero's THE CRAZIES This Friday

The news of George A. Romero's passing was a shock to all in the fantastic cinema community. This Friday the Fantasia International Film Festival will honor the famed director with a free screening of the 4K restoration of his film...

Frontières@Fantasia 2017: We Saw Footage From HOUSEWIFE, KNUCKLEBALL, THE LODGERS, TRENCH 11 And UNTOLD HORROR In The Buyer's Showcase

This morning the annual works in progress session, now dubbed the Buyer's Showcase, took place. The session features showing footage from feature films in post or recently completed. This year we got to see footage from Can Evrenol's (Baskin) Housewife,...

Fantasia 2017 Review: COLD HELL, Hard Hitting Action Film Lashes Out Against Patriarchal Violence, And Connects, Hard

Ozge is a Turkish-born taxi driver on the streets of Vienna. By night she drives the cab. During the day she trains in Kickboxing. Her sister Ranya is in a disintegrating marriage with Ozge’s boss, along with a young daughter...

Frontières@Fantasia 2017: Five Standouts From The Pitch Sessions

Twenty groups came with the hope of securing co-production partnerships here in North America and in Europe. As always,what I like to do each year is pick five standouts from the crowd. They could be standouts for any number of...

Fantasia 2017: Stunning FRIENDLY BEAST Exclusive Poster and First-Look Stills

Ahead of its world premiere at Fantasia on July 25, we have the exclusive first-look poster for Brazilian thriller Friendly Beast (O Animal Cordial), as well as several exclusive stills, which you can feast your eyes on below. Here's how...

Fantasia 2017: Terrific Illustrated Poster For Ted Geoghegan's MOHAWK

One of the films that I am truly sad about missing at this year's Fantasia Int'l Film Festival is Ted Geoghegan's Mohawk, premiering tonight at the festival. Written by our friend Grady Hendrix and produced by another, Travis Stevens, I...

Fantasia 2017: Teaser Trailer For DEAD SHACK Brings Lots of Gore And Some Laughs

Next stop on the Dead Shack tour this Summer is at the Fantasia International Film Festival. The Canadian zom-com will screen during the afternoon of July 22nd and if this fresh teaser trailer is anything to go by the crowd...

Fantasia 2017: Watch the Trailer for TRANSMISSION, A 'Lynchian Brexit' Short Film

Varun Raman and Tom Hancock's short film Transmission, what they have dubbed a 'Lynchian Brexit' themed short film, will have its international premiere at the Fantasia Int'l Film Festival on July 30th in the Celluloid Experiments 2017 program. The filmmakers were...

Fantasia 2017: The Rest of The Fest, to The Last, Bloody Drop

It is the same thing every year. We leave the previous Fantasia International Film Festival and think, 'There is no way that they're going to be able to top this year'. Then we wait with baited breath to see what...

Fantasia 2017: First Wave of Titles Announced!

As summer has finally shown up, our thoughts turn to our neighbors in Montreal as they prepare for the three week cinematic onslaught that is the Fantasia International Film Festival. Our friends at the festival have been hard at work...

Frontières@Fantasia: First Wave Announced. Includes Legends, Indie Faves And More

As the Summer approaches we at ScreenAnarchy have already begun clearing our schedules in July for the Fantasia International Film Festival. I in particular make sure that I am free to cover the Frontières co-production market that runs from July...

THE RANGER: The Teaser Poster For Jenn Wexler's Debut Horror Flick is Here

Yesterday, EW debuted the teaser poster for Jenn Wexler's upcoming feature film debut, a horror flick called The Ranger. We have a clean version (sans watermark) to share with you this morning. It could be a punk with spiked hair....

IFC Midnight Acquires 78/52, The PSYCHO Shower Scene Doc

Tremendous news for our friends from the documentary 78/52. Alexandre Philippe's documentary about the infamous shower scene from Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho has been picked up IFC Midnight for U.S. distribution.    The title refers to the number of setups (78)...

Frontières 2017: Call For Submissions in Now Open!

Filmmakers of the World, the time has come to get your aspiring new film projects in for Frontières@Fantasia in Montreal this July and your work-in-progress projects to Frontières Goes to Cannes in May.    Some of the best places to...

Projects Announced For First Frontières Finance & Packaging Forum

It has been a bumper crop year for The Frontières International Co-Production Market, part of the annual Fantasia film festival in Montreal. Apart from two successful co-production markets in Montreal and Brussels this past year the market's influence in the...

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....