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SXSW 2020 Will Open With Judd Apatow's THE KING OF STATEN ISLAND

SXSW Film Festival (March 13–21, 2020) has announced it’s initial lineup of feature films, documentaries, episodic television premieres, and special events. This year’s opening film is Judd Apatow's The King of Staten Island. Although there are many outstanding films in this massive ...

Shivers 2019: An Aftermath Of Shorts This Friday

The Konstanz-based genre film festival called Shivers has come and gone in November, and to my shame I still have to finish some articles about it. For fans of the festival (or just fans of great cinema) who live a...

Blood Window 2019: MONOS Wins Best Latin Film, More Awards For Blood Window LAB And Blood Window Screenings

Blood Window at Ventana Sur wrapped up yesterday with the announcement of the award winners from the LAB and the market screenings.    From the LAB three projects were chosen to participate in a future market at Sitges in Spain,...

Blood Window 2019: The Blood Window LAB And Spotlight on International Projects

Today the Blood Window program at Ventana Sur kicks off in Buenos Aires, Argentina. While we wish we could have been there again this year to support this burgeoning genre market program and support our friends presenting projects or screening...

CONTRACTS: Indiecan And APL Film Pick up Sales For Canadian Indie Action Flick

Our apologies to our friends at Indiecan Entertainment for falling asleep on this announcement. At the beginning of the month, not too long after its World Premiere at the Toronto After Dark Film Festival, Alex Chung's Canadian action indie flick...

Blood Window 2019: Ten Contenders For Best Latin American Feature Film Announced

Screen Daily announced the other day the contenders for best Latin American feature film of the year through the Méliès International Festivals Federation (formerly known as European Fantastic Film Festivals Federation) and Blood Window. The winner will be announced at...

Morbido 2019: Award Winners, Morbido Continues to Return to Form

Another year, another amazing Morbido film festival has come and gone. And because Canada and Winter are kind of being bastards at the moment, things like earning a living and keeping a roof over our heads took precedence right after...

Morbido 2019 Review: NAIL IN THE COFFIN: THE FALL AND RISE OF VAMPIRO Dishes Out an Emotional Body Slam

Ian Hodgkinson is a well known Canadian wrestler though he did not ply his trade here in the Great White North. No, Hodgkinson sought fame in the warmer climate of Mexico, bursting onto the Lucha wrestling scene at the beginning...

SHIVERS 2019 Features Another Goosebump-inducing Line-up

For the past few years I've written an alert of sorts about Germany's genre film festival Shivers, in the city of Konstanz. each time, the reason has been that the fest's line-up was unusually strong. In 2018 the festival allowed...

Morbido 2019 Review: MATAR AL DRAGON, Dark Fairy Tale Stabs at Idyllic Contempt

When Elena was a young girl her parents were brutally murdered during the night and she was kidnapped, seperated from her brother Facundo. Twenty-five years later, Facundo is a doctor and lives with his beautiful wife Valeria and their two...

Night Visions 2019: PARASITE, FIRST LOVE, KNIVES OUT Lead Finnish Fest Lineup

The northern climes of Finland warm up considerably this time of year, at least if you're visiting Helsinki and attending the Night Visions International Film Festival.

Macau 2019: JOJO RABBIT to Open 4th International Film Festival and Awards Macao

Taika Waititi's highly-acclaimed anti-war satire Jojo Rabbit will be the Opening Film of the 4th International Film Festival and Awards Macao, which is set to take place from 5-10 December. The winner of the Grolsch People's Choice Award at this...

Trieste 2019: Ghost Story EXTRA ORDINARY Leads Science + Fiction Awards

At the close of the 19th edition of the Trieste Science+Fiction Festival in Italy yesterday, Extra Ordinary (pictured above) received an award as the best European feature film, as chosen by an international jury. But that wasn't all. The feature...

DOC NYC 2019 Exclusive Trailer Premiere: AI WEIWEI: YOURS TRULY

Earlier this year, we were pleased to premiere an exclusive clip from director Cheryl Haines' documentary Ai Weiwei: Yours Truly, which enjoyed its world premiere at the San Francisco International Film Festival. Now we're even more pleased to premiere an...

Trieste 2019: Brian Yuzna, Phil Tippett in Person to Watch Science + Fiction Films in Italy

For we poor souls who are not in Italy right now, attending the 19th edition of Trieste Science + Fiction Festival, it all sounds like a fantasy out of genre-film heaven.

Morbido 2019: Gary Sherman Looks Back Over A Brilliant Career

One of the main events of 2019 edition of Morbido Fest is the tribute dedicated to the career of Gary Sherman, one of the most particular voices that were born from horror movies in the 70s and 80s. The filmmaker...

Morbido 2019: COME TO DADDY, JALLIKATTU, THE GASOLINE THIEVES Lead Twelfth Edition

It's the most wonderful time, of my year. In less than two weeks we return to CDMX and Morbido Film Fest to celebrate their twelfth year, taking to the high seas with this year's water theme, bringing local and international...

Grimmfest 2019: WHY DON`T YOU JUST DIE! Big Winner at Fest

Grimmfest wrapped up its festivities the previous weekend. After much lost sleep was caught up on, the hangovers long subsided, it was time to announce this year's award winners. This year proved if you could bring the horror and the...

Montreal Nouveau 2019: The Trailer For GHOST OF THE GOLDEN GROVES Only Hints At The Madness Within

With its North American premiere at Montreal's Festival du nouveau cinéma just a few days away on October 16th, the filmmakers at Cutting Chai Entertainment have given us the opportunity to share the trailer for their avant-garde horror story, Ghost...

Los Cabos 2019 Sets THE IRISHMAN As Opening Film, With Robert De Niro In Person!

OK, so just when we thought Morelia Film Festival was reclaiming their title as Mexico’s top film festival – because they announced the visit of acting titan Robert Redford after presenting a terrific program, with highlights like The Lighthouse and...