Tag: 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...

Vancouver 2019 Review: THE LIGHTHOUSE, Startling, Darkly Funny Maritime Nightmare

After a sleeper hit and critical success with 2015's The Witch, writer/director Robert Eggers crafts a startling, darkly funny maritime nightmare: The Lighthouse. Like Eggers' debut feature, The Lighthouse is fully committed to the aesthetics, language, and atmosphere of its...

Vancouver 2019 Review: TAPEWORM, Canadian Cringe Comedy

One of the very first visuals in Tapeworm, shot on lovely 16mm, is a decent-sized pile of bloody human stool in a field. This is really the only such gross-out image, but it establishes the tone for Fabián Velasco and...

Neuchatel 2019: EXTRA ORDINARY Takes Top Honours at Record-Breaking 19th Edition

Irish supernatural comedy Extra Ordinary was honoured with the H.R. Giger “Narcisse” Award last Saturday night, as the 19th Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival came to a rousing close.    Other winners included Carlo Mirabella-Davis’ Swallow and Miguel Llansó’s Jesus...

BiFan 2019: 10 Films to get Excited for at the 23rd Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival

Our annual pilgrimage to the soju-soaked suburbs of South Korea is just days away, with the 23rd Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival getting underway this Thursday. The event promisies 11 days of the finest indie genre offerings from around the...

Udine 2019: 11 Films Not to be Missed at the 21st Far East Film Festival

Tomorrow sees the Far East Film Festival kick off its 21st edition in Udine, Italy, with an unprecedented celebration of Asian cinema the likes of which you won’t find anywhere else in Europe.    An intoxicating blend of East and...

Calgary Underground Film Fest Announces 2019 Lineup: HIGH LIFE, LITTLE MONSTERS, DR. RUTH And More

Western Canada's largest genre festival celebrates its sweet sixteen this year. The Calgary Underground Film Festival (CUFF) dropped its line-up today, and as with previous years it is a delightfully eclectic mix of the both serious and silly cinema. Documentaries...

GREEN BOOK to Open 3rd Macau Film Fest, Nicolas Cage, Aaron Kwok in Attendance

The International Film Festival and Awards Macao unveiled the lineup for its third edition today, which runs from 8-14 December in the former Portuguese colony, turned Chinese gaming capital. This year's event will see Academy Award winner Nicolas Cage, Hong...

Festival Diary: Arrow Video FrightFest Day 5 - CLIMAX, CRYSTAL EYES, THE DARK

The fifth and final day of FrightFest wrapped up a packed weekend of festivities in fine style. Monster Squad fans got their fill from the European Premiere of documentary Wolfman’s Got Nards from child star turned director Andre Gower. The...

Festival Diary: Arrow Video FrightFest Day 3 - HERETIKS, WHAT KEEPS YOU ALIVE

Day 3 of Arrow Video FrightFest marked the halfway point, and positively groaned with gruesome delights. As the weekend arrived in earnest, so did the crowds, who were treated to world premieres of British nightclubbing/germ attack shocker Ravers, as well...

Festival Diary: Arrow Video FrightFest Day 2 - BRAID, BLUE SUNSHINE

The momentum was building fast heading into Day 2 of Arrow Video FrightFest, as horror icon Barbara Crampton swooped into town to introduce the European Premieres of Sonny Laguna and Tommy Wiklund’s Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich as well as...

Festival Diary: Arrow Video FrightFest Day 1 - THE RANGER, SUMMER OF 84

The 19th edition of the UK’s foremost celebration of ghoulish genre cinema kicked off in riotous style last night at the glorious Empire Cinema in London’s Leicester Square. The five-day horrorthon kicked off with the UK premiere of Jenn Wexler’s...

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...