Hey Australia! Win The Original Homeland With PRISONERS OF WAR Series One!

Thanks to Madman Entertainment, Twitch has 5 copies of series one of the Israeli drama that inspired Showtime's mega hit Homeland.Prisoners of War begins with the return of three soldiers who had been in captivity for 17 years. Two of... More »
  

Exclusive Video: Sally El Hosaini Talks About Her Film MY BROTHER THE DEVIL

Sally El Hosaini's Sundance 2012 feature My Brother the Devil has been playing in New York and will expand to Los Angeles this weekend via Paladin. The powerful film tells the story of two brothers of Egyptian decent, navigating... More »
  

First Shots From RABIES Duo's BIG BAD WOLVES

It was just yesterday that Aharon Keshales and Navot Papushado's sophomore feature Big Bad Wolves - the follow up to acclaimed Israeli horror Rabies - was announced as a world premiere at the upcoming Tribeca Film Festival. And today we... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

The Directors Of RABIES Introduce Their BIG BAD WOLVES

Aharon Keshales and Navot Papushado turned a lot of heads back in 2010 with the release of Rabies, a film billed as the first ever Israeli slasher. Rabies premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival, where it won raves before going... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Afghanistan TV Goes Indie in SXSW Selected THE NETWORK

Soon to debut at South by Southwest (SXSW) in Austin, Texas, The Network documents the creation of the first independent television network in Afghanistan. Eva Orner, an award-winning Australian producer, makes her directorial debut with the documentary. The festival describes... More »
  

Watch This: Dan Sachar's Sci-Fi Short OVERTURE

We here at Twitch are fans of Israeli filmmaker Dan Sachar. Big fans. Speaking for myself, his last effort Overture was the best overall short film I saw in 2011, and truth be told it's up there for shorts in... More »
  

Doha Tribeca Film Festival 2012: Wrap Up, Highlights and Impressions

The 4th Doha Tribeca Film Festival wrapped up proceedings on Saturday night, bringing to an end an enthralling eight day celebration of World Cinema, including an impressive selection of films from the MENA (Middle East & North Africa) region, and... More »
  

DTFF 2012: THE REPENTANT, HORSES OF GOD and THE LEBANESE ROCKET SOCIETY Win Top Awards

Last night, the winners of the Arab Film Competition and the Audience Awards were announced at the 4th Doha Tribeca Film Festival, with a total of ten different awards up for grabs, in Feature, Short Film and Documentary categories.Merzak Allouache's... More »
  

Tel-Aviv International Fantastic Festival Announces Winners

The 2012 Tel-Aviv International Festival for Science-Fiction, Imagination and the Future (IconTLV), aka Israel's International Fantastic Film Festival has announced their winners. Along with prizes in their International Competition for two fest favorites, the festival also awarded a Special Project... More »
  

We Now Have a FORUM Again, Ho Ho Hooo!

A few weeks back Twitch closed down its old forum, creating a new one in its place. And here it is: at the top right of the Twitch Facebook page. Just hit the "TTF" button. Why the move to Facebook?... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

MIFF 2012: The Dark Side of Cinema

The internet is buzzing right now with thoughts on the 61st Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF), one of the biggest and oldest film festivals in the world. Many thought provoking and hype-fused articles have surfaced with the official public availability of... More »
  

TOPAZ DUO's Musical Frequencies Are Calculated To Bring You Fun And Happiness!

Got a problem with space demons? Call combination lounge singers / Cosmic Exorcists Topaz Duo! Their musical frequencies are calculated to bring you fun and happiness!A cult musical scifi adventure produced in Qatar, we brought the first teaser for this... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Dallas IFF Artistic Director James Faust Offers Up 10 Picks For Twitch Readers

The Dallas International Film Festival is mere days away, and I've been slacking in my duty to inform you all of the great films playing here in my city.  Several of the films I've had the opportunity to see either... More »
By J Hurtado   
  

Brace Yourselves For The World's First Arab SciFi Comedy Musical

Ladies and gentlemen, I give you Topaz Duo. Lounge singers and Quantum Exorcists they battle evil intergalactic forces with their customized musical weaponry and - of course - love.The first screen battle for these would-be saviors of Earth - or... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

NYC Happenings: Hong Sang-soo At MoMI And Asghar Farhadi At FSLC

In addition to some of the films playing this year's New Directors/New Films -- running March 21st - April 1st at the Film Society of Lincoln Center and MoMA (keep an eye out for Twitch's coverage) -- springtime in NYC... More »
  

US Trailer For Iranian Director Jafar Panahi's THIS IS NOT A FILM

Director Jafar Panahi is a key figure in Iranian cinema, having made some amazing films during his career like THE WHITE BALLOON and THE CIRCLE. Sadly he was banned from making films for 20 years and placed under house arrest... More »
By Hugo Ozman   
  

Watch The Sales Trailer For Tobe Hooper's DJINN

Just days after the first images from Tobe Hooper's Djinn first surfaced along with rumors that the film was being buried at the behest of the royal family of the United Arab Emirates - rumors since denied by producers Imagenation... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

First Trailer For Turkish Action Picture KAOS

You want gun play, car chases and explosions? Then Turkey's Cem Gul is your man.No stranger to these parts, Gul is a veteran special effects man in Turkey who has had his hands in a number of films from the... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Troubled Rumors Swirl Around Tobe Hooper's DJINN As First Images Surface

Enjoy these images from Tobe Hooper's Djinn because if a report out of Italy is correct they may be all you ever see of the latest from the director of The Texas Chain Saw Massacre and Poltergeist.Reportedly completed in October,... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Full Trailer For Turkish Historical Epic FETIH 1453

When posting the teaser for Faruk Aksoy's massive Turkish period epic Fetih 1453 yesterday I noted that the full trailer would likely be coming soon. And wouldn't you know it: Here it is.Aksoy tells the story of the Fall of... More »
By Todd Brown   
  
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