Los Cabos 2015 Dispatch: DEMOLITION, Rock 'n' Roll And The Red Carpet

The Los Cabos International Film Festival opened last night with a red-carpet gala presentation of Jean-Marc Vallee's Demolition. The event was a living representation of the conflicts dramatized in the film. Jared Leto, resplendent in red hair and black leather... More »
By Peter Martin   

Five Flavours Serves Up John Woo, Taiwanese Wuxia Films And More For 9th Edition

Poland's top destination for Asian cinema, the Five Flavours Film Festival, is setting the table for its 9th edition, which kicks off on Friday this week (November 12th). Opening with the recently restored version of A Better Tomorrow (1986) and... More »
By Pierce Conran   

Raven Banner Joins THE HEXECUTIONERS' Ranks Of Death Doulas

Word from our friends at Raven Banner Entertainment is that they have picked up the World sales rights for Jesse Thomas Cook's rural horror flick The Hexecutioners. Raven Banner lands cult thriller "THE HEXECUTIONER'S"Toronto, Canada - Raven Banner Entertainment has picked... More »
By Andrew Mack   

AFI Fest 2015: VR Tech Showcase Takes Place This Weekend

There's no doubt that "Virtual Reality" and "Immersive Storytelling" are buzzworthy terms in media these days. With consumer-ready VR setups just around the corner and first-person narratives (like Hardcore) already arriving, it feels like we are right on the precipice... More »
By Ryland Aldrich   

AFI Fest 2015 Preview: Twitch Picks 10 Top Films

AFI Fest is descending on Hollywood once again and thankfully, Audi is back on board to make all of the screenings FREE (if you can scoop up tix). The fest starts Thursday 11/5 and runs through 11/12. But what to... More »
By Ryland Aldrich   

Morbido 2015: Watch Gigi Saul Guerrero's Opening Ceremony Video PALOMA

Okay. So Morbido came to a close last night and I am already back home in Toronto and dipping into the varieties of Mezcal I brought back with me. Hint. They vary by the numbers of worms at the bottom of... More »
By Andrew Mack   

Tokyo 2015 Awards: NISE - THE HEART OF MADNESS Wins Grand Prix

After ten days of screenings and events, the Tokyo International Film Festival 2015 wrapped for another year with a closing ceremony announcing the winners of its many awards. For the festival's 30th year, director Bryan Singer took time away from... More »

Austin Film Fest Exclusive Clip: Meet Malorie In Darkly Comic HER COMPOSITION

Premiering in competition at the 22nd Austin Film Festival, Stephan Littger's debut feature Her Composition stars one of my favorite indie actors Joslyn Jensen (Without, Funny Bunny) as talented but socially awkward composition student Malorie, who starts visiting high-end escort... More »
By Ben Umstead   

New York Korean Film Fest Gets Its Own Cool Trailer

As you may have seen from our lineup announcement a little while back, the New York Korean Film Fest is coming to town November 6 and they've put together a killer program. Now they've got their own awesome trailer culled... More »
By Ryland Aldrich   

Toronto After Dark 2015 Review: PATCHWORK's Combo Of Laughs And Gore Will Leave You In Stitches

Jennifer, Ellie and Madeleine could not be more different from each other. Jennifer is a professional businesswoman ready to celebrate her birthday and closing a big deal at work. Ellie is a party girl looking for a good time. And... More »
By Andrew Mack   

Margaret Mead Film Festival 2015 Expands The Boundaries Of Documentary And Visual Anthropology

The Margaret Mead Film Festival, one of New York's finest documentary and visual anthropology showcases, returns for its 2015 edition, screening from October 22-25 at the American Museum of Natural History. This year's edition will screen 57 films from over... More »

5 Reasons To Check Out This Weekend's Film Independent Forum In LA

Anyone of us who has attended a film festival has been in the following tight spot: It's that one between seeing a possibly great movie or attending a grade A industry panel that could give superb insight into the world... More »
By Ben Umstead   

Tokyo 2015: Of Death And Robots, A Conversation With SAYONARA Director Fukada Koji And Actress Bryerly Long

Starting life as a short stage play back in 2010, Sayonara made headlines internationally thanks to its novel use of an 'android' cast member. The artificial actor sat opposite human counterpart Bryerly Long as the two engaged in an... More »

Watch Adorably Evil Kids In Horror Short PARTY 85

One of the highlights of being a programmer is bringing back filmmakers whose work you love, and love to see develop. Last year, for the FrightFest shorts, we screened Dan Auty's Aphelion Point, a trippy throwback to 70s sci fi,... More »

Toronto After Dark 2015 Review: THE HEXECUTIONERS, Welcome To The Job From Hell

Sanctioned euthanasia is a full blown industry and Malison is just starting to get her feet wet at her new job. After a rough start she is paired up with seasoned veteran Olivia and together they head out to the... More »
By Andrew Mack   

Hey, Filmmakers! Fantasia 2016 Is Now Open For Submissions!

Hey, you! Are you a filmmaker looking to show your work at the largest genre event in Canada? Because you're in luck, if so. The epic Fantasia Festival in Montreal is now accepting submissions for their 2016 edition, so now's... More »
By Todd Brown   

Kyoto 2015: Veterans Of Japanese Cinema Honored At Nostalgia Packed Festival

Kyoto International Film & Art Festival wrapped up at the weekend after four days of screenings, events and celebrations. Set in Japan's ancient capital, and the birthplace of the country's movie industry, the festival reveled in the old-world charm and culture... More »

St. Lawrence 2015 Preview: Twitch's Top Picks From The "Fourth Coast" Fest

The first ever St. Lawrence International Film Festival is about to kick off, October 22 - 25. But where one might that be? Well, St. Lawrence University is in the town of Canton, New York, and Canton is in the... More »
By Ben Umstead   

Toronto After Dark 2015 Review: THE HOLLOW ONE Demonstrates More Depth Than Its Title Lets On

Rachel Wade left the family farm two years ago for the big city after a tragic accident took the life of her mother. Now living in downtown Seattle the disappearance of her father compels her to return and face her... More »
By Andrew Mack   

Toronto After Dark 2015 Review: THE DIABOLICAL Covers The Basics Of Haunted Houses With A Hint Of Sci-Fi

Let us jump right into The Diabolical, because that is what writer/director Alistair Legrand and writing partner Luke Harvis do. Right off the hop we meet Ali Later as Madison, a single mom who is trying to hold on to... More »
By Andrew Mack   
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