Festivals News

Sort By

Atmospheric Trailer for Norwegian Faerie Tale, VALLEY OF SHADOWS

Getting its world premier at TIFF 2017 in September, Jonas Matzow Gulbrandsen's Valley of Shadows is all-in on atmosphere, cinematography and innocence. Dark shadows, thick white fogs, and a personal favourite of a child in silhouette, backlit by a bonfire...

Toronto 2017: Key Art And Stills From Brian O'Malley's THE LODGERS

Brian O'Malley's upcoming gothic horror flick The Lodgers will have its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 8th, 2017 at Scotiabank 3 at 7:15 PM. Fear not if you cannot get premiere tickets because it will...

FIVE FINGERS FOR MARSEILLES: Watch The Gorgeous First Trailer For South African Western

We've been keeping a close eye on South African western Five Fingers For Marseilles for quite some time now. We posted two sets of still images from the production, noting at the time that this was going to be a...

Sidewalk 2017: Exclusive THE WEIGHT Clip, "Grab a Shovel"

The 19th annual Sidewalk Film Festival kicked off last night in Birmingham, Alabama. It's an annual celebration of independent cinema, and we have an exclusive clip from an upcoming screening that provides an example of that spirit. The Weight will...

BRAWL IN CELL BLOCK 99: Vince Vaughan Goes Bald And Tattooed in New Poster

Bone Tomahawk's S. Craig Zahler is looking to make a quick splash on the festival circuit this Fall with his latest, Brawl in Cell Block 99. RLJE Films is releasing the flick In U.S. theaters on October 6, 2017 then...

Toronto 2017: An Exclusive Clip From Gustavo Salmerón's LOTS OF KIDS, A MONKEY AND A CASTLE

Gustavo Salmerón (VHS: Viral, Twice Upon A Yesterday, Not Love, Just Frenzy) is bringing his new documentary Lots of Kids, A Monkey and a Castle to the Toronto International Film Festival next month. Screen Anarchy has been given an exclusive...

HAGAZUSSA - A HEATHEN'S CURSE: Raven Banner Picks up Worldwide Rights

Lukas Feigelfeld's film Hagazussa - A Heathen's Curse will have its world premiere at Fantastic Fest in Austin next month. Toronto based Raven Banner Entertainment have just picked up the worldwide rights for the film.    The film was Feigefeld's...

BRAWL IN CELL BLOCK 99: RLJE Films Acquires North American Rights Ahead of Fall Festival Run

With the world premiere of S. Craig Zahler's next film Brawl in Cell Block 99 just around the corner in Venice the annoucement came that the North American rights have been picked up by RLJE Films.    And they are...

Horrible Imaginings Film Festival Offers the Best of Horror & Cool Guests like Dee Wallace

San Diego's small but mighty Horrible Imaginings Film Festival returns to Balboa Park's Museum of Photographic Arts during September 8 - 10. Southern California fans of horror, thrillers, and all things fantastic will enjoy not only the best in international...

A LIFE IN WAVES: Exclusive Clip, With a Bull in a China Shop

Out today on VOD is Brett Whitcomb's SXSW documentary A Life in Waves, a film about electronic music pioneer Suzanne Ciani. The film is being released by Gunpowder & Sky and we have been asked to share a clip with...

FrightFest 2017: TEDDY BEARS PICNIC Marks Artist Tom Hodge's First Foray Into Filmmaking

The UK's premiere genre film festival is, without a doubt, Horror Channel FrightFest. A year round series of events that spread the love and passion for horror, FrightFest is the place to be for film fans across the United Kingdom....

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...

Toronto 2017: Watch The Trailer For DOWNRANGE, Ryuhei Kitamura's Midnight Madness Entry

Hot on the heels of today's Midnight Madness lineup announcement comes the trailer for Ryuhei Kitamura's Downrange. The flick will mark the fourth appearance the Japanese director will make at the Toronto International Film Festival since his international breakout hit...

Toronto 2017: Docs, Shorts And Midnight Madness Programs Announced

We are at the halfway mark of summer here in Toronto and two things are already happening. Stores are loading up on Back to School supplies (I've seen young children crumple in tears at the foot of such displays) and...

Guanajuato 2017 Dispatch: Film Awards Go To SEXY DURGA, LOS AÑOS AZULES, And More

Probably the coolest moment of the Guanajuato International Film Festival closing ceremony was when a bunch of Indian guys appeared on screen, visibly delighted as their film, Sexy Durga - "a chilling and bold accomplishment in the evolution of the...

Susan Sarandon to Receive Grand Honorary Award at Sitges 2017

Sitges International Film Festival of Catalonia, the premiere genre festival of Europe, has announced two of its awards winners for the 50th anniversary edition: director William Friedkin and actor Susan Sarandon. As well, legendary Spanish actor Santiago Segura will receive...

M.F.A: Raven Banner Entertainment Claims Canadian Rights For Revenge Thriller

Our friends at Raven Banner Entertainment have acquired all rights here in Canada to Natalia Leite's revenge thriller M.F.A. The thriller about sexual violence on campus was written by Leah McKendrick who also stars in the film.    Raven Banner...

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...