Tag: festival

The Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme 2018

Since 2004 the Japan Foundation has been bringing diverese lineups of finely programmed Japanese cinema to UK shores. Consisting mainly of contemporary works, with the odd anniversary screening and classic to enrichen the mix, this annual Touring Programme offers the...

Friday One Sheet: Imagine 2018 Festival Poster

We typically do film posters in this space. However, there is a long history of design for film festival key art that warrants examination. Especially when the design is this superb. Festival posters have their own set of tropes. Indie...

Blu-ray Review: Criterion Unearths FESTIVAL, or, 1967: The Year Folk Broke

As a cinematic experience today, as well as a time capsule, Festival is exhilarating.

L'Etrange Festival 2017 teases first titles, full line-up to come

For more than two decades now, L'Etrange Festival in Paris became one of the most anticipated movie fest in Europe, side by side with other festivals such as SITGES, BIFFF, etc. This year's Etrange Festival will take place from 6th...

Hot Docs 2017 Review: BRIMSTONE & GLORY, Where Cinematography Induces Euphoria & Panic

Do you remember that sequence in Beasts Of The Southern Wild when everyone runs around shooting fireworks at each other in the Bayou? The glorious dance of the visuals and music grasp at the essence and the onslaught of life's...

International Film Festival and Awards Macao Unveils First Programme Amid Mueller Exit Controversy

The inaugural edition of the International Film Festival and Awards Macao unveiled its full programme yesterday, at an event overshadowed by the surprise resignation of Festival Director Marco Mueller, announced just the day before.   “Ongoing creative differences” between Mueller...

One Week Of L'Etrange In Under Two Minutes

French genre festival L'Etrange is in full swing now and having crossed the one week mark of this year's edition they've just released a video of highlights so those of us not there can get a wee taste. Cult icon...

Grand Jury Prize Winners Announced for Film Invasion L.A.

Los Angeles, CA - September 1, 2016 - Film Invasion L.A. is a film festival that brings the work of great filmmakers together and injects them into the heart of Los Angeles. Founded by industry veterans who have spent more...

Creepy Award Winning Short: Awaiting Lazarus - Homage to Classic Horror & Exploitation

A secret society with a keen interest in the occult gathers for one of its regular ceremonies. Its members are tricked into performing a forbidden ritual and unleash a dangerous spirit in the house. Each member struggles to survive the...

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...

Tribeca 2016 Review: KICKS, Announcing An Exciting New Talent

Kicks, a film about a hapless teenager who finds himself launched into the Bay Area's violent underbelly after being jumped for his new sneakers, bristles with immediacy, excitement and urgency. It's a remarkably assured, confident movie for a debut feature...

Hey London! The Chinese Visual Festival Showcases The Best Of Contemporary Chinese Cinema

With China fast-becoming the world’s largest film market, Chinese Cinema has never been more relevant or in need of intelligent curatorship. With around 400 films released in China every year, it can be difficult to know where to begin, short...

Gasparilla 2016: Preview of Gasparilla Film Festival In Tampa, Florida

ScreenAnarchy is headed to Tampa! We're very pleased to have been invited to the land of Magic Mike to cover the Gasparilla International Film Festival that starts next week. With frost descending on Toronto and a winter that just won't...

Osaka Asian Film Festival 2016: Full Lineup Announced

The Osaka Asian Film Festival returns for its 11th year with an eclectic lineup of films brought together from across the length and breadth of the Asian continent. This year's edition picks out films from Vietnam, Taiwan and Hong Kong...

Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme 2016 Hits The UK

Now in its thirteenth edition, London's Japan Foundation has returned with another fine selection of contemporary Japanese film titles with which to tour the UK. This year the choices are based around the theme, 'Ikiru: The Highs and Lows of Life...

Festival Diary: Sundance Hong Kong 2015 Brings The Best Of Park City To Asia

Sundance is without doubt one of the best film festivals in the US right now, but for us over here in far-flung Asia, it is also one of the most frustrating. Due to the overwhelming number of smaller indie films...

Sundance Hong Kong 2015 Review: ADVANTAGEOUS, Underachieving Sci-Fi For Tiger Mums

Jennifer Phang's ambitious sci-fi drama presents some intriguing ideas about identity and sacrifice in a uniquely female context, but she invests her budget into the wrong elements, and is unable to fashion her final film into anything particularly engaging.In the...

Morbido 2015: WE ARE STILL HERE, TURBO KID, BASKIN In First Massive Wave, Official Poster Unveiled

¡Dios mío! Today our friends at the Morbido Film Festival are unveiling the first wave of programming for this year's festival. It is a whopper of an announcement. After you are done scanning the massive list of titles, come back and...

Santiago 2015 Announces Winners, Led By SURIRE And THE WOLFPACK

The 2015 edition of the Santiago Festival Internacional de Cine (SANFIC) concluded this past weekend, and an international jury has announced their prize-winners in three competitive categories. More than 90 films from 20 countries screened during the festival, which is...

Spielberg's BRIDGE OF SPIES Leads The 2015 New York Film Festival's Main Slate

The 53rd New York Film Festival starts September 25 - October 11 at the Film Society Of Lincoln Center, and boy are they packing a punch this year.Their Main Slate was announced today, leading with the world premiere of Steven...