Morbido Fest 2014, Dispatch 1: FEED THE LIGHT, EL INCIDENTE, And TEKUANI Explore Limits Of The Human Psyche

"We're under the volcano," said filmmaker Richard Stanley, referring to the novel by Malcolm Lowry, adapted for the screen by John Huston in 1984, and the location of the Morbido Film Festival in 2014. The tops of volcanoes were enshrouded... More »
  

Preview: The Foreign Oscar Contenders Meet At Tallinn's Black Nights Film Festival

It used to be that the big late season festival stop was the Viennale in Austria, where the important titles of the year were collected in the exquisite programming. However, a festival wolf has started howling in Estonia and gets... More »
  

DOC NYC 2014 Boasts An Expanded, Impressively Diverse Slate

DOC NYC, the largest documentary festival in the U.S., which runs this year from November 13-20, gets even bigger with its fifth edition, with well over 150 films, panels, masterclasses, and tributes, spanning across three venues: the IFC Center, the... More »
  

Frontières Brussels 2015: Call For Submissions

Attention genre filmmakers in and around Europe! The second European edition of the Frontières International Co-Production Market is now accepting submissions for this year's event. If you have a project that you are just dying to get into production, then... More »
  

Full Disclosure 2014 The Directors Cut: Werner Herzog

After a couple of months off, Full Disclosure is back, with an exploration of the work of a true cinematic maverick, Werner Herzog. In a career spanning 50 years, the uniquely accented German filmmaker has gifted us dozens of feature... More »
  

Enter The Hollow Earth With New Promo For IRON SKY: THE COMING RACE

The Moon Nazis, it would appear, are looking inward. No, not in the emotional touchy-feely sense. That's not their style. They're looking inward literally, as in to the center of the earth, in this new promo for Timo Vuorensola's Iron... More »
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Adventure On The High Seas In Teaser For Dutch Bio Pic MICHIEL DE RUYTER

A 17th century Dutch admiral famous for his role in the Anglo-Dutch wars, Michiel De Ruyter makes his way to the big screen as the subject of a swashbuckling adventure by director Roel Reine."Wars are fought by many, history is... More »
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Sigmund Freud Treats The Undead In Austrian Comedy THE VAMPIRE ON THE COUCH

Austrian film, it should be noted, is not particularly known for having a sense of humor. And so you will be forgiven if you cringe a little inside at the idea of an Austrian romantic comedy about a depressed vampire... More »
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Review: OPEN WINDOWS Thrills And Chills

Early on in Open Windows, Spanish filmmaker Nacho Vigalondo invites easy comparisons to Alfred Hitchcock's Rear Window, but then, pardon the expression, he throws them out the window. What begins as an homage quickly morphs into a thriller with its... More »
  

Gorgeous New Poster Art For Benni Diez's Horror Comedy STUNG

We've been keeping an eye on the progress of Benni Diez's upcoming horror comedy Stung right from the beginning here at Twitch [And, full disclosure, that's been an easy thing to do given that I'm a credited exec producer on... More »
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First Art For Gaspar Noe's LOVE

There's still surprisingly little information available for Irreversible and Enter The Void director Gaspar Noe's upcoming Love - a film the director says will "give guys a hard-on and make girls cry" - but with production reportedly under way since... More »
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Crowdfund This: POV Filmmaking Goes HARDCORE

Oh, my. It's kind of amazing that nobody died in the making of Ilya Naishuller's Hardcore given the sort of risks that were clearly taken while making it and action fans should be very, very glad that they took those... More »
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Balaguero's SLEEP TIGHT Writer Takes A Bloody Trip To SUMMER CAMP In First Trailer

It was in the midst of his run behind the scenes of one of the largest and most successful horror franchises in recent history that [REC] director Jaume Balaguero opted to step away temporarily from the first person zombie mayhem... More »
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Toronto After Dark 2014: DEAD SNOW 2 And THE BABADOOK Win Big At Fest

The votes have been counted and the audience at this year's Toronto After Dark Film Festival has spoken. After an massively successful year including an unprecedented thirteen sold out screenings (twelve and both screenings of The Babadook) the winners were... More »
  

Casper And Frank Return In KLOVN FOREVER! Let The Rejoicing Commence!

Hide your women and children because the world's leading paragons of male misbehavior are headed back to the big screen! Yes, Casper Christensen and Frank Hvam are back together and production has commenced on Danish comedy Klovn Forever.Those who have... More »
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Trailer For Norwegian Sci-Fi DAWN (MORGENRODE) Follows Two Men In Blankets And Rags

Somewhere in Norway, a first-time feature filmmaker picked up a camera to shoot, edit, and direct two men in blankets and rags as they stumble across a barren landscape.The Bergen International Film Festival, where the film premiered on September 30,... More »
  

Watch An Exclusive Scene From Quirky LoFi SciFi LFO

Antonio Tublen's acclaimed scifi drama LFO is available now of DVD, VOD and digital platforms from Dark Sky Films and we've got an exclusive clip to share with you all!Robert (Patrik Karlson, The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window... More »
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Warsaw 2014 Interview: THE LESSON Co-director Petar Valchanov On The State Of Bulgarian Cinema

In Peter Valchanov & Kristina Grozeva's The Lesson, schoolteacher Nadezhda (Margita Gosheva) discovers that there is a thief in her class and decides to not let this petty offense go unpunished. Unfortunately, as soon as she returns home, she finds... More »
  

Watch The New International Trailer For Gritty French Crime Thriller DEALER

French helmer Jean Luc Herbulot has turned heads with his gritty, lo fi crime thriller Dealer as it's been making its way around the world on the festival circuit and with the arrival of a new international trailer today we... More »
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Juicy Challenges At The Berlin Pornfilmfestival

The idea of a film festival for porn might feel a bit weird to the majority of cinephiles, but those who are staged in Berlin have probably gotten used to it by now. In it's 9th edition the annual... More »
  
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