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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...

THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN Leads Massive Wave Of Toronto Film Festival Selections

Though life and general business kept us from saying so at the time, the Toronto International Film Festival announced their first massive wave of selections yesterday and there is some very impressive stuff coming to Canadian screens in the fall....

BEYOND THE WALLS Trailer: Space and Time Get Warped in Haunted French Mini-Series

The first trailer has appeared for Hereve Hadmar's mysterious French mini-series, Beyond the Walls ("Au-Dela des Murs" in its native country). It looks like a lush and spooky affair that aims to take the haunted house genre to a new place...

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...

CAFE SOCIETY, ELLE, WILDERPEOPLE and More at Hong Kong Summer Film Fest

This year's Hong Kong Summer International Film Festival - curated by the HKIFF Cinefan programme - revealed its line-up this morning, with Woody Allen's Cafe Society announced as opening film and Paul Verhoeven's Elle closing festivities which run from 16-30...

FrightFest 2016: New Films, Events and More!

Horror Channel FrightFest 2016 is a little over a month away and excitement is rising as news of events, guests, movies and more continues to emerge. First up in the latest batch of event announcements is a fantastic lineup of...

Japan Cuts 2016 Interview: THE MOHICAN COMES HOME Director Okita Shûichi on Celebrating the Everyman

The director of such award-winning films as The Woodsman and the Rain and A Story of Yonosuke, Okita Shûichi brings his latest, The Mohican Comes Home, a warm and unexpectedly humourous story of a family coping with illness, to the...

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...

OPERATION AVALANCHE Trailer: The Guys Behind THE DIRTIES Fake the Moon Landing

Filmmaker/jester/rabblerouser Matt Johnson and his Toronto-based cohorts have been favorites around these here parts since their debut feature The Dirties won big out of Slamdance in 2013. A faux-documentary that charts the crumbling relationship between two high school movie geeks...

BiFan 2016 Preview: Recommendations and Anticipated Delights

This Thursday ScreenAnarchy is heading to Korea for the 20th Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival, the largest celebration of genre cinema in all of Asia. A grand-scale championing of everything cinematic and fantastic on a normal year, this 20th anniversay...

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...

Australia Korean Fest 2016: Genre Rules KOFFIA's Strong Lineup of Cinematic Treats

How time flies on the festival calendar, as one of the most exciting (and prominent) Asian film events is about to land yet again; the Korean Film Festival in Australia, or KOFFIA as its lovingly known, has just released its...

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...

DOWNHILL: This New Trailer Grinds Out Twenty-One Gears of Crazy

Patricio Valladares' horror flick Downhill is fresh off of its world premiere at the Neuchatel International Fantastic Film Festival and is now gearing up for the next stop on its tour at FrightFest in late August. Valladares recently dropped a...

London Indian Film Festival Kicks Off 14 July With a Killer Lineup

The 7th annual London Indian Film Festival (LIFF) kicks off this week spreading ten days of excellent films over two cities in Europe's largest festival dedicated to the films of South Asia. I am fortunate to have seen several of...

Neuchâtel 2016: Iranian Horror UNDER THE SHADOW Wins Grand Prize

Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival ended tonight with the announcement of its prestigious awards winners. Having opened nine days ago with an orchestra-accompanied screening of 1922’s Haxan, an early exploration of witchcraft through the ages from Sweden, Park Chan-wook’s erotic thriller...

Sundance Next Fest Lineup Descends on DTLA

Sundance has done a great job of evolving their Next Fest Los Angeles mini film festival into a film and music-filled weekend at downtown LA's trendy Ace hotel and theater. This year's fest runs August 12-14 and the list of...