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Sundance 2017 Unveils Competition and NEXT Titles

The Sundance Film Festival has announced their first batch of flicks for the 2017 edition, happening in Park City, Utah, January 19- 29.

RAW, THE AUTOPSY OF JANE DOE and More Win at Monster Fest 2016

Monster Fest, one of Australia's best genre fests, wrapped up this past weekend and with it some awards love to some of the many great films to grace our genre-loving screens this year. Raw, Julia Ducournau's debut feature and a...

Slamdance 2017 Announces Narrative and Doc Competition Slate

The Slamdance Film Festival is revving up for its 23rd edition in Park City, Utah, running from January 20 through 26. The first titles out of the gate for 2017 are the full lineups for both Narrative and Documentary Feature Competition.

AFI Fest 2016: Watch the Trailer for FRAUD, Dean Fleischer-Camp's Searing Meta-Fiction Thriller

Dean Fleischer-Camp's new faux-documentary, Fraud, glimpses at the life of a typical lower-class family and their desperate attempt at "living the American dream". The film is comprised of home movies "found" on YouTube, documenting the family's crime spree and their bid to...

Morbido Fest 2016 Recap: Days 1 - 3

There is a magical place in Mexico City, and it is Morbido Fest. Day 1 Wednesday night, the opening night ceremony took place, but just before that, us filmmakers were treated to a private reception of freshly baked breads, a...

Good Start to Worldwide Sales For SFV1: THE OSIRIS CHILD, From INFINI's Shane Abbess

ScreenDaily has announced that the folks at XYZ Films have sold Shane Abbess' next film, Science Fiction Volume One: The Osiris Child, to multiple territories in Europe, the Middle East and Asia.   The film takes place in a future...

RED MILE: Watch The Trailer For Justin McConnell's Single Take Thriller

Our friend Justin McConnell went out one night and made another movie.   Well, a couple nights actually, just to make sure he got the best single take he could. Now this new film, a single take thriller titled Red...

After Stanley; Enter The Overlook Film Festival

As you've seen on this site, we've been big supporters of The Stanley Film Fest over the three years that fest ran from 2013-2015. Well now it is time to be big supporters of a brand-new festival called The Overlook...

Tokyo 2016: Godzilla To Receive ARIGATO Award

In a rather amusing turn of events, Godzilla managed to make the news again this weekend after winning the annual TIFF ARIGATO Award. Now in its second year, the "Thank You" Award is given out to talented individuals, who wholeheartedly...

Tokyo 2016: Lineup and Recommendations

As the countdown on the official website keeps gently reminding us, there are only a few days left to go until Tokyo International Film Festival. Roppongi Hills, along with other venues, will once again play host to one of the...

Morbido Fest 2016: This Year's Amazing Poster And Full Lineup

Morbido is less than a couple weeks away. The festival unveiled their full lineup of feature films and short films today in Mexico City.   As you peruse the list below you can see that Morbido offers a truly international...

Kyoto 2016: Awards and Winners

Taking place in one of the most inspiring and unique cities in the world, Kyoto International Film and Art Festival certainly takes full advantage of the many beautiful venues situated around the old capital. For the first time in its...

RAW, SWISS ARMY MAN, TRAIN TO BUSAN Win Big at Sitges 2016

As the seemingly relentless rain finally abated and the sun came out, Sitges 2016 wrapped up and gave out its plethora of awards. While there was lots of love to go around, Raw, Swiss Army Man, and Train to Busan...

Watch Fantastic Fest 2016 Short Film GIVERTAKER

Hot off its world premiere at Fantastic Fest just a couple weeks back, the good folks at Arcanum Pictures (who brought you the teen genre flicks Grow Up, Tony Phillips and My Sucky Teen Romance) are releasing their short film...

Kyoto International Film and Art Festival 2016: Lineup and Recommendations

Although only in its third year, Kyoto International Film and Art Festival is quickly becoming one of the most interesting and rich film festival in Japan. Deeply ingrained in the culture and history of this magnificent city, the festival caters...

Tokyo 2016: Teaser Trailer for Jun Lana's DIE BEAUTIFUL Is Electric Fun

Jun Lana's new dramedy Die Beautiful has dropped a new teaser-trailer just in time for its world premiere at the 2016 Tokyo International Film Festival. There's enough spectacle here to make up for 2013's harrowing Barber's Tales and color to make up for...

Denver Film Fest 2016 Announces LA LA LAND as Opener + Galas & Competitioners

The first big festival announcement landed today from the good folks at the Denver Film Society. Their 39th Denver Film Fest kicks off November 2 with Damien Chazelle's throwback Hollywood musical La La Land (here's Gorber's rave review). Pablo Larrain's...

Fantastic Fest 2016 Review: Short Fuse Block Sparks Awe

Short films don't often get a lot of love --- or attention --- from the press. That's why I'm proud to cover the Short Fuse 2016 program from Fantastic Fest and programmer Peter Kuplowsky. Short Fuse held a lot of...

Toronto After Dark 2016: TRAIN TO BUSAN and I AM NOT A SERIAL KILLER Round Out Festival Lineup

With the annual genre festival, Toronto After Dark, only a couple weeks away the second half of this year's lineup has been announced.    One of my personal favorites of the year I Am Not A Serial Killer leads the...

Fantastic Fest 2016: All The Awards

Fantastic Fest is all wrapped up and the Shiner hangover is just now setting in. That hangover may be a few days later than normal due to the lack of the customary boozy awards show, but we can now share...