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Fantasy Island, Review: Risks submersion

Fantasy Island, Review: Risks submersion Inspired is equal measure by two incompatible sources as divergent as Agatha Christie and the U.S.S.R. film Solaris, Fantasy Island plays deep desires against harsh realities in an implausible tale that is part vendetta, part science fiction and part psychic phenomena. There are too many back-stories and unexplained events, as a result of which the movie gets bogged down. In the end, you will make sense of it only if you stop analysing or questioning t...

Shriekfest Horror Film Festival 20th CALL FOR ENTRIES

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Contact: Denise Gossett email@shriekfest.com    (Los Angeles, CA)   Shriekfest, the Los Angeles Horror/SciFi Film Festival continues its tradition as Los Angeles' Premier horror film event, presenting an exciting program of films each fall with beautiful Los Angeles as its backdrop. Now, in it's 20th year, Shriekfest L.A takes place at the legendary Raleigh Studios, which is the largest independent studio...

The Grudge, Review: Grudging a sequel

The Grudge, Review: Grudging a sequel A horror film has to deliver high voltage terror that not only reaches the benchmark set by recent movies in the genre but rise above it, if it hopes to make significant impact. It can use tropes like jump-cuts and four-frame cuts to jolt you, yet there has to be enough juice to hold the film together and tap the fear factor recurrently, for 90-120 minutes. The Grudge fails on these counts, though it must be granted, without any grudge, that it is welcomi...

ASH MORRIS : A BRITISH FILMMAKER TO WATCH

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2010 -  The world was introduced to the Crawleys and their personnel. “Downton Abbey” took viewers by storm. I’m bed-ridden. I’m fighting a letter that more often than not, carries a death sentence.  Years pass by, I travel extensively in-between treatement sessions, I co-produce a documentary, and I write a lot. I’m young but I feel a higher sense of urgency. I eventually conquered, the beast is down.  2017 -  R...

Los Angeles Crime and Horror Film Festival

The Los Angeles Crime & Horror Film Festival is dedicated to showcasing and celebrating independent crime and horror films, along with the many subgenres of crime fiction, true crime, mystery, psychological horror, and more.
 
With screenings in Hollywood giving recognition to independent films and filmmakers, LA Crime & Horror Film Festival places a spotlight on films and documentaries in crime and horror from around the world.
 
We provide independent filmmakers with awards, exposure to Hollywood professionals, a platform to connect with audiences, and a venue to network with other filmmakers who share your passion for crime and horror storytelling.

The 3rd Los Angeles Crime and Horror Film Festival

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Now in its third season, the Los Angeles Crime and Horror Film Festival is now accepting submissions of feature films, short films, and documentaries in the crime and horror subgenres. From heist movies and mobsters to slashers and the undead, crime and horror has been a staple of film throughout the history of the medium. Today, independent films in these genres continue to be excellent ways for up and coming filmmakers to hone and demonstrate their mastery of the craft. With screenings in t...

Actress/Producer Amy Shi’s “Vampire’s Tale”

  Photo Credit: Tshombe Sampson Amy Shi is quickly becoming a cult favorite actress in the short film world. Her short “Zalla” in which she starred and also directed, was named a finalist in the sci-fi category at the 2019 French Riviera Film Festival held in Cannes in May. “Zalla” was also named a finalist at the 2018 Canada Golden Maple International Film Festival and the Macao International Film Festival. Shi stars in the lead role in the new horror short &...

TRIESTE SCIENCE+FICTION FESTIVAL 2019 – CALL FOR ENTRIES

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The 19th edition of  Trieste Science+Fiction Festival – organized and promoted by the film and audio-visual research and experimentation Centre La Cappella Underground – will run October 29th - November 3rd, 2019. Submissions are open, the deadline being July 31st, 2019. Guidelines and instructions for submission to the 2019 edition are available here. Films shall be submitted via FilmFreeway at https://filmfreeway.com/TriesteScienceFictionFestival Trieste ...

One month til Regular Deadline ends

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Hey Everyone, so our regular deadline is a month away, so don't delay, get your film in before June 15th!  www.fortyandoverfilmfestival.com  Frank Festival Director ...

Revised Entry options

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Hello Film Makers, due to an overwhelming number of requests for us to accept feature length films we have decided to do just that!  Below are the new deadline dates and fees for our upcoming festival... submit away!!!     Forty and Over Film Festival (hereafter: “FOFF”) competition is open to the United States and International entries to writers or directors 40 years of age and over only. All other participants (i.e. actors, crew, producers, etc.) c...

Regular Deadline June 20, 2019

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Hey Film Festival filmmakers, So we are now in our Regular Entry phase that ends June 20, 2019 and couldn't be more thrilled about the stories coming in from writers and directors 40 and over.... such life experience and fascinating films we're getting!  Keep 'em coming please! So exciting!!  https://filmfreeway.com/FortyandOverFilmFestival All genres welcome. A film festival that is actually a festival of films!  No Categories, so your chances increase exponentiall...

Early Deadline tomorrow March 15th

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Hey Film Makers, Writers and Directors, So tomorrow is the Early Deadline for our Forty and Over Film Festival and just wanted to give a shoutout to everyone to get their films in before the fee goes up. We are so excited to see the amazing films coming in so far and can't wait to see what else is out there!   www.fortyandoverfilmfestival.com    Good luck everyone!! Frank Festival Director ...

"THE SAMARITANS" SET TO CREEP-YOU-OUT ON APRIL 16TH WITH THE RELEASE BY VIVA PICTURES

**2019 London Independent Film Awards – WINNER – Best Feature Film** **2018 Jersey Shore Film Festival – WINNER – Best Suspense Thriller, Best Actress** **2017 Atlantic City Cinefest – WINNER – Best Feature, Best Cinematography, Best Actor**   Viva Pictures will release the upcoming horror film THE SAMARITANS On Digital and On Demand on April 16, 2019. Watch the Official Trailer: https://youtu.be/ki6wMYIP46o THE SAMAR...

Loving all the entries!

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Hey Film Makers, As our Early Deadline approaches on March 15th just wanted to say how happy we are with all the entries we are receiving thus far!  Such great storytelling and fantastic work on the screen!  Keep 'em coming and take advantage of the Early Bird discount of $35 dollars...   Frank Festival Director  www.fortyandoverfilmfestival.com  https://filmfreeway.com/FortyandOverFilmFestival ...

WHY call it the HOLLYWEED FILM FESTIVAL ?

Did you know that in 2017, after marijuana was legalized in California, an artist/prankster climbed up to the sign, at night, in the rain and altered the world famous sign from Hollywood to Hollyweed, thus causing an international news story and creating a psychological disruption for the business as usual residents of Los Angeles. We aim to disrupt business as usual with the Hollyweed Film Festival. You know the drill, submit your film, pay the fee and never hear back from whatever festiva...

The Hollyweed Film Festival New Low $10US Entry Fee

The Hollyweed Film Festival is proud to announce a a limited time low entry fee off of $10 US for short and longform films All Genres including: Action, Adventure, Alternative, Animation, Art, Avantgarde, Biography, Classics, Comedy, Comedy Drama, Crime, Culture, Dance, Dark Comedy, Documentary, Family, Fantastic, Fantasy, Film Noir, Flash, Health, History, Horror, Human Rights, Independent, Kids, LGBTI, Live Action, Medical, Melodrama, Mockumentary, Music Video’s, Mystery, Nature, News...

Storytellers over 40

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Hey filmmakers So recently I had a conversation with a long time cinematographer who asked me what specific types of films we wanted for our Forty and Over Film Festival... and since we are open to all genres I would suggest the following wish list....  If your film Preaches, then we'd love for it to Inspire.  If yours Documents, then we'd love for it to Educate. And if your film is Fictional, then we hope it Entertains.  Our festival is looking for the best quality films...

Forty and Over Film Festival Open Call for Short Films

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Hello Film Makers, The Forty and Over Film Festival is now accepting submissions for it first Annual Film Festival.  We are looking for short films written by or directed by storytellers 40 years of age or older.  Check us out and submit your films. www.fortyandoverfilmfestival.com   ...

Forty And Over Film Festival

The Forty and Over Film Festival is open for submissions for its first Annual Film Festival! A festival that caters to writers or directors who are 40 years of age and older. We are looking for those talented storytellers who bring their life experience to the cinema.  The subject matter can be any genre, subject matter or style.  Films must have been written by or directed by someone 40 years or older. Early deadline is March 15, 2019.  (Crew, Cast, Producers, etc. can be of any age)  Submissions are exclusive thru FilmFreeway at https://filmfreeway.com/FortyandOverFilmFestival.  

Located in the North Hollwood Arts District in Los Angeles, CA., the Forty and Over Film Festival is surrounded by the all that Hollywood has to offer, from Major Studios, television networks to some of the best restaurants in the world.  

www.fortyandoverfilmfestival.com

CALL FOR ENTRY: Méliès d’Argent Competition at HÕFF 2019

Haapsalu Horror and Fantasy Film Festival (HÕFF), taking place from 25th to 28th of April 2019, is the “one and only stop” for the genre hungry in the Baltics. Held in the unique setting of the city of Haapsalu - once a renown summer retreat of the Russian Czars, now a picturesque town, and the home of an infamous Baltic ghost - the White Lady, haunting the medieval castle on the the western coast of Estonia.   Haapsalu Horror and Fantasy Film Festival ...

NYC 2 Paris - Celebrating Horror!

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Happy Halloween! Our first annual NYC 2 Paris Film Festival featured some perfect shorts to celebrate the spooky season! For pure horror and witchcraft: Just After Midnight by Jean-Raymond Garcia and Anne-Marie Puga. The story of a young blind school teacher who uses witchcraft and Satan's erotology to gain back her sight.  For a cool costume idea: Cruello: J'adore J'adore by Maxime Ginolin. The story of MagicJack, an alien shape-shifter coming to earth to save humanity from ...

Interview - "Is That You?" director Rudy Riverón Sánchez, Gabriela Ramos and Jorge Enrique Caballero

(Rudy Riverón Sánchez, Gabriela Ramos and Tania Gomez on day 2 of the festival, photo courtesy of Christian Scholz / Oldenburg Filmfest) By LINDSAY R. BELLINGER   Cuban culture is often portrayed as exotic and vibrant, filled with lively music and sun-kissed faces. If you were to walk into a screening of "Is That You?" (¿Eres tú, papá?) expecting a happy-go-lucky experience you'd be sorely mistaken. Cuba has finally become the...

Interview with Rudy Riverón Sánchez - "Is That You?" currently at CPH PIX after its Oldenburg world premiere

(Rudy Riverón Sánchez and Jorge Enrique Caballero after the world premiere of "Is That You?", photo courtesy of Lawrence Diederich / Oldenburg Filmfest)  By LINDSAY R. BELLINGER   Cuban culture is often portrayed as exotic and vibrant, filled with lively music and sun-kissed faces. If you were to walk into a screening of "Is That You?" (¿Eres tú, papá?) expecting a happy-go-lucky experience you'd be so...

Fantasy Filmfest 2018 Day 2: The Good, the Brilliant and the Unbearable

  By LINDSAY R. BELLINGER   Well, the second day of the Fantasy Filmfest came and went. It had its ups and its downs. Let's start with the good even though it was at times a tad confusing. Irish director-writer Anthony Byrne co-wrote "In Darkness" with his fiancé, the formidable actress Natalie Dormer. Technically, the film is stylish and keeps one's attention, especially in the first act although some plot points become a bit perplexing later...

14th Annual South African HORRORFEST Film Festival

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Greetings from Cape Town! Feature- & short film submissions are now open for the 2018 South African Horrorfest (This 14th edition will run over Halloween season, as each previous year)  Enter via these three respected submission services, including: Click For Festivals - www.clickforfestivals.com/south-african-horrorfest FestHome - www.festhome.com/f/2677 Film Festival Life - www.filmfestivallife.com/South-African-HORRORFEST [ All these options and submissions on...
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