Fantastic Fest schedule includes yakuza crime thrillers, cult horrors and martial arts heroes

The sixth edition of Fantastic Fest, which describes itself as a film festival with the boring parts cut out, is scheduled for September 23-30th, in Austin, Texas. The festival announced part of its programming for this year’s event, including: Bedevilled (2010) Director: Cheol-soo Jang, South Korea, 115 minutes If you beat, brutalize, dehumanize and torment …

Media That Matters 2010 seeks to inspire global action

After a decade of short films and big issues, Media That Matters continues to inspire and impact people across the globe. The tenth annual festival will feature twelve new films—each under twelve minutes—that will inspire audiences to screen, act, impact. Transgender youth identity, deep-seated racial prejudice in Haiti and the Dominican Republic, detainee accounts of …

The 14th Annual Fantasia International Film Festival is making an early announcement to highlight several special events planned for this summer’s fest, including a stage play, multiple lifetime achievement awards and a screening premiere revolving around one of the most significant silent-film restorations in the history of moving images. The Fantasia International Film Festival takes …

Action, sci-fi festival Fantasia makes early announcements, including restored Metropolis premiere

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Tribeca Film Festival going on a virtual tour

The 2010 Tribeca Film Festival begins on April 21st and runs through May 2nd. Tickets go on sale to American Express cardmembers on April 13th, to downtown New York City residents on April 18th, and to the general public on April 19th. If you are not in NYC, Tribeca Film Festival has two new ways …

After Dark Films and Lionsgate putting innovative horror filmmakers in the spotlight with new festival and original productions

After Dark Films, the company behind Horrorfest 8 Films To Die For, announced that it is teaming up with Lionsgate and Syfy Channel for a new series of original horror productions called After Dark Originals (ADO). Tapping into the vast and innovative talent of directors and filmmakers from Horrorfest’s acquisitions over the past 4 years, …

Magnet gobbles up sci-fi creature film Monsters at SXSW fest

Within hours of its world premiere at South by Southwest, Gareth Edward’s hotly anticipated first feature Monsters was sold to Magnet Releasing for North American and Mexican distribution. In a deal brokered by Magnolia’s Tom Quinn and Protagonist Pictures’ Ben Roberts, the Vertigo Films production premiered to a packed midnight screening in the SX Fantastic …

16th Annual Sedona International Film Festival

The 16th Annual Sedona International Film Festival (SIFF), offering a singular experience: a jam-packed eight days of thought-provoking and stimulating cinema, set against the rugged, rust-red landscape of one of the most stunning places on earth – Sedona, Arizona. Date: February 21 to 28, 2010 Location: Sedona, Arizona, USA Website:

4th Annual Vail Film Festival Screenwriting Competition

The 4th Annual Vail Film Festival Screenwriting Competition (VFFSC) is a powerful vehicle for aspiring screenwriters. VFFSC presents winning short and feature screenplays for consideration to top-level producers, and furthers the careers of talented screenwriters, through visibility, networking opportunities, and industry access. Short and feature screenplay submissions are judged by an industry jury, with first …

Assassin’s Creed II Filmmaking Challenge 2009

The Assassin’s Creed II Filmmaking Challenge (ACII) is another exciting filmmaking competition presented by IFC’s Media Lab Studios. ACII invites filmmakers on a cinematic journey through the dark and dangerous world of the Assassin’s Creed II video game. To be released this November, Assassin’s Creed II takes gamers into the lush and deadly world of …