Frontières@Fantasia: First Wave Includes New Titles From People Behind TURBO KID, A SERBIAN FILM, And HOBO WITH A SHOTGUN

As the Fantasia International Film Festival ramps up for this year's festival so does the staff of the Frontières International Co-production Market. They have just announced the first projects to participate in this year's market. Those in attendance will look at... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Cannes 2015 Preview: Un Certain Regard & Out Of Competition Official

Our Cannes previews wrap up today with a quick look at a few of the films playing under the Un Certain Regard banner and a quick tour of the official out of competition selections. You can check back a few... More »
By Ryland Aldrich   
  

Australia Meets The Nordic As The Scandinavian Film Festival Kicks Off In Wintry July

Australia loves country-specific film festivals. From Germany to Spain (twice) we have every major European area covered throughout the calendar year, as there is an exciting prestige and captivating otherness associated with our European kin.I am indeed very excited then... More »
  

Anne Hathaway To Star In Nacho Vigalondo's COLOSSAL

Several weeks ago, in the dark basement of a music club in Madrid, Spanish filmmaker Nacho Vigalondo whispered a name in my ear, the person he hoped would be the star of his latest film, and then he quickly swore... More »
  

Cannes 2015 Preview: Critics Week & Directors Fortnight

If you didn't catch last week's preview of the Cannes 2015 Palme d'Or Competition, go check that out now. Today we continue our Cannes coverage with a preview of the sidebar Director's Fortnight and Critic's Week programs. These are a... More »
By Ryland Aldrich   
  

Well Go USA Nabs Hou Hsiao Hsien's THE ASSASSIN Ahead Of World Premiere At Cannes

Hou Hsiao Hsien's The Assassin has not even hit screens yet but that did not stop Well Go USA from picking up the North American rights for the Chinese auteur's Taiwanese martial arts pic.Well Go USA CEO Doris Pfardrescher was quoted... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Review: MAD MAX: FURY ROAD, A Tour De Force Masterpiece

How's this for hyperbole: George Miller is the Australian Spielberg. You've got a director with a wide diversity of films (from The Road Warrior to Babe to Happy Feet), all injected with an almost preternaturally gifted ability to have... More »
By Jason Gorber   
  

LA Asian 2015 Review: THE CHINESE MAYOR Manages To Be Portrait And Landscape

The documentary scene in China is difficult to approach, especially when so many of the works are strictly forbidden to be shown there. With so many independent film festivals being banned and even raided by Chinese government officials, it's truly... More »
  

Sydney Film Festival 2015: The Top 15 Picks

The 62nd Sydney Film Festival's program has been unveiled. This year, the Festival will screen 251 films from 68 countries, with 33 World Premieres (including 22 World Premiere short films), 135 Australian Premieres (including 18 Australian Premiere short films) and... More »
By Hugo Ozman   
  

Cannes 2015 Preview: Get To Know Your Palme d'Or Contenders

It's that time of year again, boys and girls. The 2015 Cannes Film Festival begins next week and you can rest easy knowing TwitchFilm has got you covered from beginning to end.   Our coverage (and you can expect a lot... More »
By Ben Croll   
  

Stanley Film Festival 2015 Interview: SUN CHOKE Director Ben Cresciman On Loneliness And Isolation In LA

[Photo by Jessica Barnthouse/Wicked Bird Media.]There isn't a lot more I can say about Sun Choke that I haven't already discussed in my original review here or in the conversation with actresses Barbara Crampton, Sarah Hagan, and Sara Malakul Lane... More »
  

Stanley Film Festival 2015 Interview: The Ladies of SUN CHOKE On The Dark Side Of Humanity

Sun Choke is an odd film. It holds many secrets and doors, both closed and open. It's a film that may reveal more of itself with multiple screenings over time, but it's a mysterious lady that doesn't like talking much.... More »
  

Neuchâtel 2015 Welcomes Chris Carter, DEATHGASM, EXCESS FLESH, STUNG, And More

Chris Carter, creator of The X-Files is heading to Switzerland. But it's no mystery why he's going. He will be a guest at the 2015 edition of the Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival, which will be held from July 3-11.... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

Melbourne 2015: Next Gen Program Offers Thoughtful, Hopeful And Diverse Learning Experiences

Details have emerged regarding the full slate of films from the Melbourne International Film Festival's progressive Next Gen program. This film selection is aimed at varying youth groups and encourages teacher participation and curriculum. Each film has specific learning objectives about... More »
  

Stanley Film Festival 2015 Interview: COOTIES Stars On Bringing The Horror of The '80s Back

From many people who attended the Stanley Film Festival this past weekend, I heard that Cooties was a stand-out among the features. I spoke to writer and actor Leigh Whannell, actor and producer Elijah Wood, and actor Alison Pill on tainted chicken nuggets,... More »
  

Melbourne 2015: Premiere Fund Renewed, Plus: World Debut Titles

An exciting development has emerged from this year's upcoming Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF). In an era of arts funding being cut to ribbons, it is a huge relief that the always excellent Premiere Fund has been renewed! According to an... More »
  

Udine 2015 Review: THE END OF THE WORLD AND THE CAT'S DISAPPEARANCE, A Quirky Little Sci-Fi Film

Takeuchi Michihiro's The End of the World and the Cat's Disappearance, a zany, modestly packaged apocalyptic sci-fi film revolving around Itsuko (Izukoneko aka Mari), a vlogger-cum-J-pop-idol who attempts to singlehandedly save the world from a gigantic meteor, but ends up... More »
By Patryk Czekaj   
  

Stanley Film Festival 2015 Interview: The Minds Behind SpectreVision

[photo by Jessica Barnthouse/Wicked Bird Media]Winners of the Stanley Film Festival's 2014 Visionary Award, production company SpectreVision blazed back into Estes Park, CO, to present a new cut of their feral child horror-comedy, Cooties. (The film originally debuted at Sundance 2014.... More »
  

Fantasia 2015: First Wave of Titles Announced! TURBO KID! ANT MAN! MISS HOKUSAI! And Many More!

They have dropped the capital "T" from the middle of the name for this years edition of Fantasia, which has long ago morphed from an Asian Fan Film festival (FanTasia, get it?) into the massive genre-film catchall mega-festival that it... More »
By Kurt Halfyard   
  

Udine 2015 Review: FORGET ME NOT, A Touching Mixture Of Fantasy, Mystery, And Teen Romance

One of the most affecting and enigmatic teen-targeted Japanese films of the last few years, Horie Kei's Forget Me Not (not to be mistaken with Hirayama Hideyuki's 2010 drama that bears the same English title) defies easy categorization, veering confidently... More »
By Patryk Czekaj   
  
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