Festivals: Fantasia

INDEMNITY Trailer: South African Action Thriller to Have World Premiere at Fantasia Film Festival

Check out the action chops in this trailer for Travis Taute's action thriller Indemnity! With just over a week away from the Fantasia Film Festival we get our first taste of one of the films that will get a coveted...

THE NIGHT HOUSE Official Trailer Gets Straight to The Scares

David Bruckner's horror flick The Night House is coming to cinemas on August 20th, from Searchlight Pictures. It is also part of the official selection of the Fantasia Film Festival which begins next week.    Reeling from the unexpected death...

Friday One Sheet: BABY, DON'T CRY

This week, in anticipation of the Fantasia Film Festival coming in August, we have the key art for Jesse Dvorak and Zita Bai's troubled teenager coming-of-age drama, with a dollop of magical realism, Baby, Don't Cry. Be it hand painted, or...

ON THE 3RD DAY: More Images and Posters Celebrate Argentine Horror Flick's World Premiere at Fantasia!

Now that we know that Daniel de la Vega's horror flick On the 3rd Day will have its world premiere at Fantasia next month anticipation is building.    Cecilia and her son embark on a journey. On the third day,...

BABY DON'T CRY: Exclusive Clip From Zita Bai's Crime Thriller, World Premiere at Fantasia Next Month

Hot on the heels of today's final wave announcement for Fantasia we have an exclusive clip to share with you from one of those films, the crime thriller Baby Don't Cry. Check it out down below, with a small selection...

Frontières 2021: Our Dark Side And Short to Features Projects Announced

We are a couple weeks away from the next edition of the Frontieres Co-Production Market. Today they have announced two more programs, From Our Dark Side and Shorts to Features.    Both programs focus on projects from local filmmakers from...

Fantasia 2021: James Gunn's THE SUICIDE SQUAD to be a Special Event Screening For The 25th Anniversary, And Second Wave of Titles

Oh wow. This is some big news coming from our friends at Fantasia. Not only is the festival announcing the second wave of titles today, an announcement in itself that would bring us great joy, but they've just dropped a...

Frontières 2021: Full Co-Production Lineup Announced For The August Event

Yes, we suppose it is that time of year again to start thinking about gearing up for this year's Frontières Market. Has it really been fourteen years? Alas, here we are and the market has announced the lineup of projects...

Fantasia 2021: Witches, Gamblers, Ghosts And Vampires. The First Wave Has That, And More.

Ah Summer. It's almost upon us. Nature is waking up from its Winter slumber, as do we, shedding layers of clothing and embracing the warm Spring air. Which means we can now turn our attention to the Summer festival schedule...

Interview: Timur Bekmambetov Talks PROFILE and ScreenLife Filmmaking

Timur Bekmambetov, the prolific Kazakh director, screenwriter, and producer, knows what he wants and knows how to go about getting it.   He blew into Western genre awareness with a howl and a bang in the early aughts with his...

ANYTHING FOR JACKSON: Coming to DVD, Blu, VOD and Digital on June 15th

RLJE Films is releasing Justin G. Dyck's horror flick Anything For Jackson VOD, Digital, DVD & Blu-ray on June 15th.    Taking a break away from spending most of his career making made-for-tv Christmas and falling-in-love-in-the-most-expected-areas romance movies Dyck teamed...

Frontières 2021: Thirteen Projects in Frontières Platform at Cannes Announced

Yesterday our friends at Frontières announced the program for this year's Frontières Platform taking place during the Marché du Film - Festival de Cannes in July.    Seven projects will present at the Buyers Showcase, looking for sales agents, buyers...

DETENTION: Dekanalog Acquires Taiwanese Horror Flick

Gotham-based distributor Dekanalog has picked up Taiwanese horror flick Detention, an adaptation of a video game by director John Hsu. If all goes well they plan to release the pic in theaters, but definitely in virtual cinemas, on October 8th....

Fantasia 2021: Opening Film Announced For This Year's Virtual Event. And Lone Wolf and Pug?

I feel compelled, on behalf of Canada, to apologize to the rest of the world. I want to apologize that we are so shit at recovering from the global health crisis that our friends at Fantasia will be celebrating the...

Frontières 2021: Changes to The Annual Program And The Market in August

With travel restrictions still in place for gods know how long and major cities in Canada cancelling events until this Summer this is still an air of uncertainty as to when gathering en masse can resume. Like all of us,...

LUCKY: Watch The Trailer For Natasha Kermani's Awesome Slasher Thriller, See it on Shudder March 4th

Natasha Kermani's unique take on the slasher genre, Lucky, will be available on Shudder next week, March 4th. A trailer was released to lead into the release. Check it out below.    Kermani's terrific slasher thriller was written by her...

COME TRUE: IFC Midnight's Trailer For Anthony Scott Burns' Cinematic Nightmare

Anthony Scott Burns' cinematic nightmare, Come True, is coming to select cinemas, on digital and cable VOD in the U.S. on March 12th. It's distributor, IFC Midnight, released a trailer yesterday. Have a look for yourself below.    Unlike the...

The Great Festival Rebound of 2020: Let The Anarchists Speak

We are not at Sundance right now. However, we do have Anarchists who are covering the festival lineup. IFF Rotterdam started today and we won't be there either. But, we do have an Anarchist all raring to go and cover...

The Great Festival Rebound of 2020: Chapter One - The Film Festivals

2020 was some kind of year.    There were more pressing matters, of course, but as a film site - any film site - we live and breathe by the beat of the film festival circuit. So as the year...

SHEEP WITHOUT A SHEPHERD: Artsploitation Acquires Thrilling Chinese Crime Drama

Artsploitation Films have announced that they have picked up the great crime drama from Chinea, Sheep Without a Shepherd. They're planning a streaming and DVD release of the film on March 23rd.    This debut feature film from Malaysian director...