Drafthouse Films Acquires Nick Cave Doc 20,000 DAYS ON EARTH

Drafthouse Films have purchased the North American rights for the documentary 20,000 Days On Earth, a film about a fictional day in the life of musician Nick Cave. The film was the feature debut of visual artists Iain Forsyth and Jane... More »
  

Berlinale 2014: Exclusive Photo From Serial Killer Drama BLACK COAL, THIN ICE

Heading soon to its world premiere in a competition slot at the 2014 Berlinale, Black Coal, Thin Ice (Bai Ri Yan Huo) follows "a down-and-out detective and his successful protégée who reunite to tackle a cold case and catch a... More »
  

Jonas Arnby's WHEN ANIMALS DREAM Picked Up By Radius-TWC For U.S.

It was only the beginning of last week when we first drew your attention to Danish filmmaker Jonas Arnby's feature debut, When Animals Dream. Now, news out of Berlin via Variety is that Radius-TWC, the genre arm of The Weinstein... More »
  

Spanish Exorcism Horror ASMODEXIA Goes To Raven Banner

News out of Berlin today is that Toronto-based Raven Banner has acquired the international rights to Marc Carreté's debut feature, the exorcism horror film Asmodexia. Carreté has written and directed two short films prior to Asmodexia. He wrote this first feature... More »
  

FICUNAM 2014 News: Full Lineup Revealed, With Miyazaki's THE WIND RISES As Opening Film

The lineup of FICUNAM 2014 is ready and things will kick off on February 27 with the Mexican premiere of one of the most anticipated films of the year: the final feature by animation master Miyazaki Hayao, The Wind Rises.... More »
  

Magnet Gets U.S. Rights For SXSW Midnighter STAGE FRIGHT For A Song

I feel a certain kinship with Jerome Sable's horror musical short The Legend of Beaver Dam. Apart from being made by a fellow Canadian, I was part of the jury that awarded his terrific short film with Best Horror Short... More »
  

Riviera Maya 2014 News: Mexican Selection Revealed

From March 9 to 15, the third edition of the Riviera Maya Film Festival will take place in Quintana Roo, Mexico. The first announcement has arrived and it reveals the official Mexican selection, conformed of eleven feature length productions (both... More »
  

SXSW 2014: Watch THE INFINITE MAN Trailer, Aussie Time Travel Rom-Com

The Australian time travel rom-com The Infinite Man will have its World Premiere at SXSW next month in Austin, Texas. It marks the feature film debut of Hugh Sullivan, who also wrote the flick. The film was produced by Kate Croser,... More »
  

Rotterdam 2014: It's Awards Time!

This weekend saw the end of the 2014 edition of the International Film Festival Rotterdam, and we can make a tally of all the awards. First and foremost among these are the Hivos Tiger Awards, given to directors only for... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Mondo Gallery Presents Disney Themed Show EVERYTHING'S POSSIBLE At SXSW

Mondo has put up some of its most impressive gallery shows during SXSW in the last few years, including a Tyler Stout/Ken Taylor exhibit and another one entirely dedicated to HBO's Game of Thrones. It couldn't be different this year,... More »
  

PREMATURE Trailer Promises GROUNDHOG DAY With Orgasms

Announced yesterday as a selection of the SXSW film festival, Dan Beers' Premature is built on a very simple - and very funny - premise: It's Groundhog Day, in high school, with orgasms. Here's how the festival describes it:Rob is... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

FICUNAM 2014 News: Sono Sion's WHY DON'T YOU PLAY IN HELL To Premiere In Mexico

The International Film Festival of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (FICUNAM) will celebrate its fourth edition from February 27 to March 9 in Mexico City. The press conference is yet to happen but little by little the organizers are... More »
  

World Premiere Of HAUSU Director's SEVEN WEEKS To Close Yubari 2014

The Yubari International Fantastic Film Festival is a favourite cinematic celebration here at Twitch, and next month we'll be heading east to snowbound Hokkaido, Japan for this year's celebration of weird and wonderful genre cinema. The official programme has now been... More »
  

SXSW 2014 Embraces TV, Announces Feature Lineup Led By JOE, OPEN WINDOWS, THE RAID 2

The 2014 film edition of South by Southwest (SXSW) is embracing television. Their new category "Episodic" will screen "premieres of innovative new work hitting the small screen," including the latest from HBO, Showtime, AMC, Hulu, Fox, and the El Rey... More »
  

Attention Filmmakers! Nishimura Yoshihiro Wants To Screen Your SFX In Yubari!

Next month we'll be heading to the wintry climes of Hokkaido, Japan for the Yubari International Fantastic Film Festival, where this year Tokyo Gore Police director and splatter effects pioneer Nishimura Yoshihiro will be hosting a special event to discover... More »
  

Sundance 2014 Award Winners

Comedy power couple Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman hosted the Sundance awards ceremony Saturday night in Park City. For those in the audience, and watching at home via streaming, it was a crash course in how to keep these types... More »
  

Slamdance 2014: This Clip From ROVER Will Tell You How To "Tone It Down" In Space

Slamdance is known for being totally DIY. And this clip from Tony Blahd's Rover (or Beyond Human: The Venusian Future and the Return of the Next Level) backs that up wholeheartedly. A clueless film crew (who also happen to be... More »
  

Sundance 2014: IFC Midnight Nabs Aussie Horror THE BABADOOK

No doubt a high point for many of us Twitchers at Sundance, Jennifer Kent's storybook monster turned real monster tale The Babadook also caught on with much of the Park City audience. Which means it was only going to be... More »
  

Watch The Impressive Trailer For Berlin Selected Crime Drama THE INNOCENTS

Selected as part of the upcoming Berlinale, Oskar Sulowski's half hour crime drama The Innocents has released its first trailer and it's an impressive bit of work.While his mother is on the road as a drug courier from the Netherlands... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Slamdance 2014 Award Winners

And so it goes... Thursday evening saw the 20th Slamdance Film Festival come to a close with a festive awards ceremony, which included many original and long time Slamdance contributors sharing advice and support, as well as plenty of Sparky... More »
  
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