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Fantasia 2020 Final Wave: Fest Closes With THE LEGEND OF BARON TO'A, John Carpenter to Receive a Lifetime Achievement Award

In 1991 American Siren Vanessa Williams sang a song that would capture our hearts and now our friends at the Fantasia Film Festival have embodied those lyrics with the announcement of their final wave of films, "You go and save...

Frontières 2020: Our Favorite Pitches From This Year's Market

The Frontieres@Fantasia co production market carried on online this past weekend. Usually the busiest weekend during the Fantasia Film Festival we partook of the event from the comfort of our own homes, pants optional, as has been the way to...

Fantasia 2020: Second Wave of Titles Announced! Home Grown Thrills, International Scares And The World's Most Dangerous Amusement Park!

The second wave of titles for this year's virtual edition of the Fantasia International Film Festival were announced an hour ago. As expected there is a tonne of genre goodness coming to our screens at the end of August.  ...

Fantasia 2020: FRIED BARRY Gets Freaky Trailer

Described as "an absolute first in the history of South African cinema - and perhaps in humankind itself!", Ryan Kruger's Fried Barry will enjoy its Canadian premiere at the upcoming Fantasia 2020, which will be a "virtual event accessible to...

Frontières 2020: Full Co-Production Lineup Announced For The July Event

We're a few long weeks away from the lucky 13th edition of the Frontières co-production market. Taking place at the end of July twenty groups from all over the globe will present their projects virtually this year.    The first...

Fantasia 2020: Neil Marshall's THE RECKONING Leads First Wave of Titles

In a year of sickness & strangeness and legitimate, justified anarchy it will be good have some of the fun kind for a while. Facing the fallout of a year stifled by pandemic Fantasia is making the move to virtual...

Frontières 2020: First Ten Titles Announced For This Year's Virtual Edition

All right, Summer is almost here! Yay? At the very least it usually meant that Frontières and Fantasia would be nearly here. Seeing as this year is exceptionably different from any other year in modern memory both the coproduction market...

Frontières Platform Cannes 2020: Announces 13 Genre Projects For Industry Platform

The landscape of film festivals dramatically changed this year. You may have noticed. If we can see the light at the end of the tunnel or not everyone is still preparing to get going, making great genre cinema, once we...

Fantasia 2020: Famed Canadian Genre Festival Opts to Go Virtual Instead of Cancelling This Year's Festival

We haven’t lost the Fantastia International Film Festival. Not completely. In these current times while many festivals are cancelling outright, rather than close the shutters on the year our friends at Fantasia have decided to hold the festival as a...

Frontières 2020: Annick Mahnert Appointed Executive Director, Co-Pro Goes Digital This July

I don't know about you but I'm itching to get back to normal life, under whatever definition it means once the current health crisis is over. I for one, am thinking about the long game and how my future plans...

Frontières: Executive Director Lindsay Peters Exits After Six Years

Well. This is not how we expected to start our weekend. Lindsay Peters, the executive director of Frontières, has decided to step down from leading the genre industry platform that has helped over five dozen genre films get the resources...

Frontières 2020: Call for Submissions to Platform in Cannes And International Co-Pro Market at Fantasia

Now that Winter is in full swing up here in the Northern hemisphere our hearts and minds have swiftly turned to yearning for Spring and Summer.    Our friends at Frontières always have a good way to recover from these...

LILI Trailer: #MeToo Horror Short Film From Yfke Van Berckelaer

Dutch filmmaker Yfke Van Berckelaer's latest short film Lili has been making the festival rounds this past Summer and we have the trailer to share with you this morning.   Lili (Lisa Smit – Netflix’s Ares) knows she has to...

HARPOON Trailer: Catch Rob Grant's Dark Comedy This October

Rob Grant's lost-at-sea love triangle thriller Harpoon sales into cinemas, bluray & VOD this October. Last week a new trailer was released. We are a bit tardy with the news but what is a week between friends?    Rivalries, dark...

BLISS: Joe Begos' Latest Indie Horror Bleeds Into US Cinemas And on Digital in September

After a quick run through the North American genre festival circuit Dark Sky Films has announced that Joe Begos' (Almost Human, The Mind's Eye) latest horror flick Bliss will have its U.S. theatrical and digital release on September 27th.   ...

Fantasia 2019 Review: HARD-CORE, A Tale Of Right-Wingers, Robots, and Redemption

Yukon (Yamada Takayuki) Gondo is a hard-headed ne'er do well who can't quite seem to hang on to anything in his life. Having no relationships, no real job, and no goals sends him adrift in ways that often get him...

SATANIC PANIC: New Trailer And Poster Deliver Hot And Fresh Horror Right to Your Door

Chelsea Stardust's horror flick Satanic Panic is coming to U.S. cinemas and On Digital/ On Demand on September 6th. Written by friends to the Screen Anarchy family, Ted Geoghegan and Grady Hendrix, Stardust's sophomore feature film premiered at the Overlook...

Fantasia 2019 Review: A Relationship Disintegrates Over And Over In THE INCREDIBLE SHRINKING WKND

It's been over a week since I first saw Jon Mikel Caballero's fantastical relationship drama, The Incredible Shrinking Wknd at Fantasia and I just cannot shake it. An incredible fantasy film that blends elements of Groundhog Day and Timecrimes into...

Fantasia 2019 Review: AMERICAN FIGHTER Puts a Different Face to The 80s Style Fighting Genre

The year is 1981. Ali is a student from Iran attending university on a foreign scholarship. The war between Iran and Iraq is early into their years long conflict and Ali's parents are try to flee Iran and get his...

Frontières@Fantasia 2019: Five Standouts From Official Selection Pitch Session

The Fantasia organized Frontières Market is the premiere event for filmmakers looking to take the next step in making their ideas into reality. For years Frontières has helped connect creative talent with the resources needed to translate great concepts into actual films....