Elijah Wood Tickles The Ivories In Spanish Trailer For GRAND PIANO

Meet Elijah Wood, concert pianist. Concert pianist with a sniper rifle (wielded by John Cusack, no less) aimed at his head. Performance anxiety much? That's the basic scenario behind Eugenio Mira's Grand Piano, soon to premiere at Fantastic Fest and... More »
By Todd Brown   

Fantastic Fest 2013: Tiger Chen Will (Maybe) Kill Tim League While Keanu Reeves Watches

In case you hear about the untimely death of Alamo Drafthouse co-founder Tim League in a couple of weeks, we just want you to be prepared. Among the signature events announced for Fantastic Fest 2013, to be held in Austin,... More »
By Peter Martin   

Fantastic Fest 2013: Closing Night Film And Final Wave Of Programming Announced!

While I'm sure no one is quite ready to think about the end of the Austin, TX genre orgy that is Fantastic Fest before it's even started, you should at least be aware that the fest will be finishing with... More »
By Brian Clark   

Fantastic Fest 2013: Shorts Lineup, From ANGST To ZIEGENORT

Serial killers, satanic rituals, and "an exasperated amphibious creature recalling the adventure that led him to a sushi restaurant chopping block" are featured in the first three short films announced for Fantastic Fest 2013 -- and there are more than... More »
By Peter Martin   

Fantastic Fest's Fantastic Market Announces New Projects

Fantastic Fest has just announced the first projects selected for Fantastic Market / Mercado Fantastico, the international co-production market that debuts at this year's festival. Ten different countries are represented on the list and Twitch readers will certainly recognize most... More »
By Fernando Toste   


Elijah Wood is going to be looking all dapper when Eugenio Mira's Grand Piano has its world premiere as part of Fantastic Fest 2013! What other wonders lie within the just announced second wave? Ari Folman's The Congress! A panty-masked... More »
By Todd Brown   

Fantastic Fest 2013: First Wave Includes MAN OF TAI CHI, LFO, KID'S POLICE, BORGMAN, SHE WOLF, And More

You hear that high-pitched squealing, like a pig in heat? Just to warn you: that's the sound I make when I'm really, really excited. The first wave of titles for North America's biggest genre festival has now been unveiled, featuring... More »
By Peter Martin   

World Premiere of MACHETE KILLS To Open Fantastic Fest 2013

Fantastic Fest has announced that the World Premiere of Robert Rodriguez's action-packed sequel Machete Kills will be the opening film at this year's festival. Danny Trejo, the film's eponymous vigilante, will attend the screening on 19 September, along with the... More »
By James Marsh   

Fantastic Fest Launches The Fantastic Market!

What, you may be asking yourself, is a co-production market? Well, unlike a sales market which exists for producers to sell the films they've already made, a co-production market is where people can go to pitch the ideas they have... More »
By Todd Brown   

Fantastic Fest 2013 Announces a New Home in NW Austin

We always thought it was a bit ambitious to hope the South Lamar remodel of the Alamo Drafthouse's main digs would be done in time for this year's Fantastic Fest. Today brings news that delays have indeed reared their... More »
By Ryland Aldrich   

Tell Mom The Babysitter Makes Movie-Killers Dead in THE SLEEPOVER

Hot off a streak of festival screenings (including Fantastic Fest) that culminated in the winning of Lionsgate and Vimeo's CABIN IN THE WOODS short film competition, Chris Cullari's satirical stab at the residential routines of movie serial killer communities, THE... More »
By Peter K.   

Catch Chris Nash's Skinfections Trilogy Online!

Hot off its premiere as a trilogy at Fantastic Fest 2012, Toronto filmmaker Chris Nash has just uploaded his terrific triptych of short films about relationships and skin diseases onto the interwebs, so that they may now spread and infect... More »
By Peter K.   

Exclusive: KING KELLY Trailer Promises Sex, Drugs & Internet Stardom

Andrew Neel's experimental thriller King Kelly enjoyed its World Premiere at SXSW earlier this year, and recently bagged Best Director and Best Actress awards at PiFan in Korea. It's the story of a wannabe Internet star, King Kelly (Louisa Krause),... More »
By James Marsh   

Watch A Clip From Darkly Hysterical Short SUGAR

One of the great pleasures of the film festival experience is the joy of the sudden surprise, when something that you weren't expecting pops up, smacks you in the face and shouts "Here I am!" Those moments don't come incredibly... More »
By Todd Brown   

Mesmerizing Trailer For Fantastic Fest Award Winner VANISHING WAVES

Lithuanian scifi romantic thriller Vanishing Waves leaves Fantastic Fest with a handful of awards, the picture taking all of the awards but Best Actor in the Fantastic Features competition, along with a high dose of praise from audiences enamored by... More »
By Todd Brown   

Patrik Eklund's FLICKER Tops Fantastic Fest Awards!

During a riotous night of high praise and beer swigging, the Fantastic Fest Awards were dished out to the cream of the festival, with more categories and winners than ever before. Patrik Eklund's wry Swedish ensemble comedy Flicker took the... More »
By James Marsh   

EXCLUSIVE: Dada Chen Sucks In New Clip From VULGARIA

Already the most successful Hong Kong film of the year, and coming off a Best Actor win at last night's Fantastic Fest Awards, the hilarious Category III comedy Vulgaria is about to hit US theatres courtesy of China Lion, and so we... More »
By James Marsh   

Fantastic Fest: Watch Devin Faraci Trade Blows With Joe Swanberg In The Fantastic Debates

One of the signature events of Fantastic Fest, the Fantastic Debates provoke mixed feelings deep within my soul. On the one side, the spectacle of watching two grown men debate some geeky topic or other before donning gloves and proceeding... More »
By Todd Brown   

Check Out An Extended Gallery Of Stills From Ted Kotcheff's WAKE IN FRIGHT

With the remastered version of Ted Kotcheff's classic but little seen Wake In Fright soon to screen at Fantastic Fest before rolling out on a limited US release we've got an extensive gallery of stills from the film for your... More »
By Todd Brown   

Watch A Clip From Fantastic Fest Selection BESTIES

While Rebecca Cutter's indie thriller Besties may occupy a somewhat different niche than most films selected for Austin's Fantastic Fest it does, nonetheless, look like a compelling bit of work. Written and directed by Rebecca Cutter, who is currently a... More »
By Todd Brown   
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