Trailer Premiere For Polanski-esque Australian Thriller OBSERVANCE

The new film by filmmaker Joseph Sims-Dennett (Bad Behaviour), Observance was shot in 11 days with a very limited budget in 2013 during the worst heatwave Sydney had ever experienced.  The film will be having its World Premiere at the... More »
By Hugo Ozman   
  

Melbourne 2015: Opening Night Avoids Genre For Intensely Personal Australian Drama

The opening night film for the Melbourne International Film Festival has just been announced, finally eschewing the fun genre trappings of its previous two years to embrace a deeply personal tale of cancer from Melbournian writer/director Paul Cox.The film is... More »
  

Melbourne 2015: A Relief But No Surprises; MIFF's Cannes Line-Up

The Melbourne International Film Festival Cannes line-up was announced recently. It has become a tradition now that the films MIFF has acquired from La Croisette are announced a month before the full line-up is unveiled.The list contains many films we... More »
  

It's A Turkey Shoot In This Exclusive Clip From Jon Hewitt's ELIMINATION GAME

Acolytes and X director Jon Hewitt remakes 1980s Ozploitation classic Turkey Shoot with Elimination Game in which Dominic Purcell stars as a disgraced former army officer forced to fight for his life in a live televised game show. Yep, the... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Hey Australia! Enter Your Short Film In The AUSSCA's For A Chance To Win A$10,000

The AUSSCA's, short for Australian Shortfilm Creativity Awards, is a new 'crowd-powered short film tournament' distributed by Australian Cinema & Entertainment Network (AUSCEN). The competition gives filmmakers a chance to screen their films in bars, hotels, clubs and venues, and... More »
By Hugo Ozman   
  

DukeFest 2015: THE TREATMENT, NORWAY, VHS Delights And More Coming To London

Hang on to your hats and comb your mustaches, London! DukeFest, that amazing four-night festival of the weird, wacky and just plain mind-boggling returns. From Sunday June 28 to Wednesday July 1st, at the Prince Charles Cinema and Phoenix Artist... More »
  

Beware The Coming Of The Zombie-roo! Australian Short WATERBORNE Online Now!

We've been keeping an eye on Australian horror short Waterborne in these pages for quite some time now. We backed the crowd funding campaign to help bring the film's zombie kangaroo to unlife and then watched as the finished picture... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

(THE HOLY HELL UPDATE!!!) Hey Toronto! Win A Pair Of Tickets For WYRMWOOD At Sinister Cinema!

(As if getting in to a movie for free were not enough. One of the three of you who win a double pass will also go home with this new poster. SIGNED by directors Kiah and Tristan Roache-Turner)The Ozploitation zombie... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Film4's BEVERLY HILLS COP Promo Is Brilliant

We all agree that marketing is evil. Necessary, but evil. Sometimes, however, it hits the spot so perfectly that we have to concede it deserves genuine praise. Take British TV channel Film4. They are screening Eddie Murphy's iconic 80s action... More »
By James Marsh   
  

Legendary Actor Sir Christopher Lee Dies at 93

Saruman. Dracula. Lord Summerisle. Scaramanga. It's hard to think of another actor whose face is associated with so many iconic roles. Sir Christopher Lee, whose name is synonymous with horror and fantasy film, passed away this past Sunday from respiratory... More »
  

Crowdfund This: WASTELANDER PANDA Co-Creator's Slow Burn Crime Thriller CREW CUT

Though you may not recognize Marcus McKenzie's name you almost certainly are familiar with his work if you're a regular reader of Twitch. McKenzie, you see, is the co-creator of Wastelander Panda - the Australian post-apocalyptic web series that became... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Frontières@Fantasia: Second Wave Of Projects Announced!

As the TwitchFilm team talk among ourselves about preparing for the Fantasia International Film Festival the team at Frontières@Fantasia are busy prepping for the sixth edition of this co-production market. We have the second wave of titles included in this... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

SPECTRE: Bond Gets Some Action In New Extended TV Spot

Daniel Craig's fourth outing as gentleman super spy James Bond is only a few months away, and a new extended TV spot for Spectre has just dropped, featuring plenty of new footage. Not least, the new spot shows Bond getting... More »
By James Marsh   
  

Watch Christopher Frey's Evocative Short Film GRACE

When we last wrote about talented Australian multidiscipline artist Christopher Frey in these pages - he's a musician, designer and filmmaker who helped create the title sequence for the Guillermo del Toro produced Don't Be Afraid Of The Dark -... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Kurzel's MACBETH Trailer Evokes VALHALLA RISING

Following a pair of clips and a successful premiere in Cannes the first proper trailer for Justin Kurzel's take on Shakespeare's Macbeth with Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard in the lead roles has arrived laced with smoke and fog and... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Win The Entire Artsploitation Films DVD Back Catalogue, Only At TwitchFilm

Philedelphia based film distributor Artsploitation Films has been hibernating for the past 15 months, however, this June they come roaring back with brand new DVD and Blu-ray releases of festival favorites Horsehead, Der Samurai, and The House of 1,000 Eyes.In... More »
By J Hurtado   
  

SWORD OF VENGEANCE: Get Behind The Scenes Of The Period Actioner With This Exclusive Clip

Period action flick Sword of Vengeance hits DVD / BluRay today from Well Go USA and if you have a hankering to see how they make these sorts of sword and sandals period epics look good on screen, well, here's... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

LET US PREY: Watch An Exclusive Clip From Brian O'Malley's Chiller

Having wrapped up a very successful - and award winning - run on the international festival circuit, Brian O'Malley's Let Us Prey arrives on disc and VOD in the US today from Dark Sky Films and in Canada via Raven... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

MACBETH: Get A Glimpse Of Fassbender In Two Clips From Justin Kurzel's Film Adaptation

Fresh from the success of his debut feature, Snowtown, the world was - in many ways - director Justin Kurzel's oyster. The dark true crime drama left the Australian helmer poised to go in any one of several directions. The... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Australia Meets The Nordic As The Scandinavian Film Festival Kicks Off In Wintry July

Australia loves country-specific film festivals. From Germany to Spain (twice) we have every major European area covered throughout the calendar year, as there is an exciting prestige and captivating otherness associated with our European kin.I am indeed very excited then... More »
  
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