There is so much to discover at this year's PiFan that the mind boggles. Here are my fifteen picks from the Vision Express section, from a total of 27. A very wide selection of films from an even wider range... More »
With just over a fortnight to go until the 16th Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival gets underway, we stop to take a look at the main section of the programme, World Fantastic Cinema. 47 of the best genre films from... More »
Soon to open the upcoming PIFAN festival, Korean anthology project Horror Stories gathers together the best and brightest young horror talents in the nation. Here's how the festival describes it:The opening film of the 16th Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival(PiFan)... More »
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 »
Soon to premiere as part of the PIFAN festival in Korea, Indonesian director Upi looks to put an eerie spin on atmospheric horror with her upcoming offering Belenggu. The festival describes the film like this:Elang, who lived in the flat,... More »
Yesterday PiFan unveiled its official lineup and boy is it packed to the brim with some great films! Here is an overview of the main competition section, there really isn't any film I don't want to see here though I... More »
The 16th Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival (PiFan) has just released its full line-up, and it comes as no surprise to see that it is to be another fun-packed year of thrilling entertainment and some of the world's very best... More »
The lineup for next month's 16th Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival will not be revealed for another week but we now have our first indication of some of the films that will screened at the event. PiFan will be holding... More »
Things are starting to heat up for the 16th Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival (which will be taking place July 19-29) now that a brand new teaser trailer has been released. It's a well-designed and whimsical little montage but does... More »
The Korean indie western Bloody Fight in Iron-Rock Valley, which won awards for Best Korean Indie Feature and Best Asian Genre Film at last year's Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival, is getting ready to debut in Korean theaters on July... More »
With just over a month until the 16th Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival (PiFan) kicks off in South Korea, we get the first news of what to expect from this year's film programme. Space Battleship Yamato, known to audiences in... More »
Well this is a pretty neat and interesting development, the Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival's (PiFan) Network of Asian Fantastic Films (NAFF) has selected Indonesia as for its spotlight this year. Following Taiwan, China, Singapore and Japan, this is a... More »
Though festival screenings will continue for a couple more days last night marked the last film to premiere at the 2009 edition of PiFan and, along with that, the official awards selection and distribution of awards. And it's pretty... More »
This is not a review, per se, but more a public thank you to the organizers of PiFan for the chance to see 1963 Czechoslovakian science fiction film Ikarie XB 1 - released on these shores as Voyage To The... More »
The 2009 edition of the Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival - PIFAN for short - has just announced the lineup for the 2009 edition and, as always, it is stellar. The live action adaptation of Osamu Tezuka's MW occupies the... More »
There is another Steve Jobs film in theaters, this time with another team of famous people attached. The baffling popularity of its subject within three movie studios provoked the ire of Dustin Chang, as voiced in his review, but one of the things this version brings to the table is...
If one thing is clear at 1:37AM in the morning it is that the notion "we're all in this together" really applies on a small island off the coast of South America. That island in question is Aruba. And that's where I'll be calling home all week, dropping dispatches and...
David Fincher's The Social Network turned five last Thursday, and I watched the film again to mark the occasion. I've seen it several times, but each viewing seems to give me something new. It's 2015 and already I am seeing a lot of "best of the half-decade" / "best of...
The nickname for the island nation of Aruba is "One Happy Island". So one would think that that the folks behind the 2015 Aruba International Film Festival would want to follow suite and create what'd be considered One Happy Film Festival. And how does one go about making film festival...
It was 3 years ago when I first met Miguel Gomes in a cramped office of New York's Film Forum. His third feature Tabu was a big international success and I was just discovering his fantastic films. But it was the state of Portugal under stringent austerity measure that dominated...