Fantasia 2013: Full Line-up is Ready for You to Dig Into

Boasting more than 100 features and a plethora of shorts, special presentations and outdoor screenings, Fantasia just launched their full 2013 website and schedule, and announced the remainder of the titles. Below you will find a return to the world... More »
By Kurt Halfyard   
  

Miike's SHIELD OF STRAW Leads The Second Wave Of Fantasia Titles

Montreal's mammoth Fantasia Festival have released the second wave of titles for the 2013 edition of the fest with a ton of Canadian cinema and the latest from Miike Takashi leading the way. Check out the complete announcement below!FANTASIA 2013'S... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

THE CONJURING And THE WORLD'S END Bookend Fantasia 2013

Montreal's massive Fantasia Festival has announced its first wave of titles and what's this I see? Live theater from Clive Barker? A new documentary from legendary cult filmmaker Richard Stanley? The latest from James Wan and Edgar Wright? Oh, yes,... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Fantasia Announces Off Frontières Projects

The Fantasia International Film Festival's ever-growing marketplace has announced the International Off-Frontières line-up. The projects feature additional up-and-coming talents as well as experienced filmmakers from the independent genre film world.  A sampling includes the Godfather of Canadian indie cinema, Larry Kent,... More »
By Kurt Halfyard   
  

FANTASIA Temporarily Changes Cinemas And Key Art Tempts Fate

Anyone who has been to Montreal's genre-film extravaganza, The Fantasia International Film Festival (or just Fantasia) in the past decade or so, knows that the main screening venue, Concordia's Hall Theatre has some of the best audio acoustics in the... More »
By Kurt Halfyard   
  

Fantasia Frontières' Tantalizing International Development Slate Includes New Joe Dante, Andrej Zulawski

With Tribeca and HotDocs wrapped, and Cannes gearing up, is it too early to start thinking of Montreal's Fantasia Film Festival?  I say, "Hell no!"  While we are well away from any programming announcements from the July-August festival, consider 2013's Frontières... More »
By Kurt Halfyard   
  

Want To Win VIP Passes For This Year's Fantasia? Design A Poster!

Previous installments of the Fantasia Festival have featured some nice artwork for their posters, with the one of the left being a good example! But maybe you think you can do better! And why not? You might even win two... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Fantasia's Frontieres Co-Production Market Enters Year Two

With the first year of the Frontieres co-production market at Montreal's Fantasia Festival proving a rousing success it comes as no surprise that it's returning and growing in year two. But expecting something and seeing it happen are two different... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Fantasia Wants Your Movie!

Well, they may not want your movie, actually, but they at least want the chance to see it to make that decision! Yes, kids, Montreal's Fantasia Festival - the oldest and largest genre film event in North America and one... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Production Deals Out Of Fantasia For TURBO KID And DARK HOLLOW

Good news for two more projects pitched during Fantasia's Frontières International Co-Production Market at this year's festival last month. The mythological horror film Dark Hollow and T is for Turbo/Turbo Kid (above), one of the most popular entries for the... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Watch PARANORMAN Directors' Lengthy Fantasia Q&A

Montreal's Fantasia Festival was proud to bring ParaNorman to a rabid audience in Montreal and it would appear that the creators were rather pleased about the scenario as well. Directors Chris Butler and Sam Fell were both on hand in... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Fantasia 2012 Wrap: All Our Reviews, More Awards, & a Special Message from RESOLUTION Filmmakers

Things are all finished up at Montreal's impressive genre fest Fantasia 2012. Our crack team had every corner of the festival covered with a whopping 26 reviews in the can (and more to come). We've got them all linked... More »
By Ryland Aldrich   
  

Fantasia 2012 Award Winners: Doomsday Book, Toad Road, Crave and King of Pigs

As another fantastic edition, the sweet sixteen, of Fantasia wraps up, the Juries are in with the fests winners.  And the two big ones are Kim Jee-woon and Yim Pil Sung's science fiction anthology Doomsday Book, which one the Best... More »
By Kurt Halfyard   
  

Fantasia 2012: TOAD ROAD Clip - How to use Vick's to get High

With Jason Banker's creepy and drugged out urban legend inspired Toad Road having its world premiere at Fantasia yesterday, they were kind enough to offer Twitch an exclusive clip from the film, one of several early all-night drug sessions with... More »
By Kurt Halfyard   
  

Fantasia 2012: If You've Heard it All Before, You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet! PONTYPOOL CHANGES

We do not post One-Sheets, or Promo Key art as separate posts very often around here, only on those special occasions.  However, Being in the thick of a quite poster-heavy Fantasia Film Festival - an art show; 2 panels; and... More »
By Kurt Halfyard   
  

Witness The Twin Horrors Of DEAD SUSHI's Villainous Tuna Man And Asami's Robot Dance!

With the world premiere of Noboru Iguchi's Dead Sushi just around the corner at the Fantasia Festival in Montreal, Twitch has a pair of tasty new morsels for your consumption. First, we've added a quartet of stills to the gallery... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Fantasia 2012 Exclusive: 2nd Teaser for TOAD ROAD

One title starting to build a bit of buzz ahead of its July 26th premiere at Fantasia is Jason Banker's is-it-horror, is-it-drama feature TOAD ROAD. Previously known primarily for his documentary work (DP on Teenage Paparazzo and Walk Away Renee... More »
By Ryland Aldrich   
  

Full Fantasia Schedule Is Now Online (And It is Loaded!)

As anyone who has attended Montreal's Fantasia Film Festival can attest, the festival is MASSIVE; and it has been growing at an alarming rate year over year.   With its new production marketplace and a plethora of new spotlights, tributes and... More »
By Kurt Halfyard   
  

Trailer for Teller & Robbins' PLAY DEAD

With its world premiere at this years edition of The Fantasia Film Festival Play Dead is the filmed version of the off-Broadway magic and stage show dedicated to the tradition of Grand Guignol, that is to say, putting a lot... More »
By Kurt Halfyard   
  

Noboru Iguchi's DEAD SUSHI to Debut at Fantasia

This announcement somehow managed to slip through the cracks here at Twitch Towers, but news that a new Noboru Iguchi film will be having its world premiere at one of our very favourite film festivals simply cannot pass without comment... More »
By James Marsh   
  
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