Odyssey 2023 launched at the Battersea Power Station with Hong Kong’s “Finding Bliss: Fire and Ice (The Directors’ Cut)”

Odyssey 2023 officially launched at The Cinema in the Battersea Power Station in London.  In its 3rd edition, UK based independent film festival Odyssey: a Chinese cinema season 2023 celebrates “Global Sustainability” as its main theme this year, responding to the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). There are

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watchAUT Austrian Film Festival Returns For Second Edition on 23rd – 26th March

The Austrian Cultural Forum London in cooperation with the Austrian Film Institute and Austrian Films present the second edition of watchAUT Austrian Film Festival, featuring the best new films to emerge from Austria. Running 23 – 26 March at Ciné Lumière, watchAUT provides a glimpse of the world as perceived by the

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Kinoteka Polish Film Festival 2023 takes place 9 March – 27 April across venues in London

The Kinoteka Polish Film Festival, organised by the Polish Cultural Institute and supported by the Polish Film Institute, will return to cinema screens for its 21st edition from 9 March to 27 April 2023, presenting an exciting line-up that spans over 60 years of Polish cinema. Showcasing a  finely curated selection

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GLASGOW SHORT FILM FESTIVAL REVEALS FIRST LOOK AT 2023 PROGRAMME

GSFF23 will open on 22 March with a homage to Scotland’s untold Black history, a screening of OMOS, with live performances from cabaret performer Rhys Hollis and opera singer Andrea Baker. The festival will also host the Scottish premiere of Australian duo Soda_Jerk’s hotly anticipated new mainstream cinema mash-up Hello

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The Human Rights Watch Film Festival Presents 10 Award-Winning Films in the London Edition, 16-26 March 2023 Presented in Partnership with Barbican Cinema

The Human Rights Watch Film Festival, now in its 27th year in London, presents a line-up of 10 award-winning, international documentary films in partnership with Barbican Cinema, and generously supported by players of People’s Postcode Lottery. The festival programme, presented in person at the Barbican from 16-24 March, includes in-depth

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37th BFI Flare: London LGBTQIA+ Film Festival to be presented from 15-26 March 2023

Tuesday 13 December 2022, London. The BFI today announces the dates for the 2023 edition of the UK’s largest queer film event, BFI Flare: London LGBTQIA+ Film Festival. The Festival, which screens the best in contemporary LGBTQIA+ cinema from around the globe, in addition to a rich selection of events and

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Barbican’s Emerging Film Curators Series highlights new perspectives curated by up-and-coming film programmers 1 Dec 2022 – 7 Mar 2023

Barbican Cinema is delighted to announce the Emerging Film Curators Series developed by up-and-coming film curators who took part in the second Emerging Film Curators Lab at the Barbican in June 2022. This five-part series, which explores the notion of ‘community’ across Africa, Asia and Europe through film screenings, spoken

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Award-Winning, Nerve-Rattling Crime Drama Emily The Criminal Comes To UK In The New Year

23rd November 2022, London UK – Mediumrare Entertainment announces the crime drama EMILY THE CRIMINAL is being released on DVD and Blu-ray on 16 January 2023.  An extraordinarily assured debut from writer/director John Patton Ford, EMILY THE CRIMINAL sees Aubrey Plaza (Parks and Recreation) as a young woman driven to credit card fraud in Los Angeles. Plaza is

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108 Media launches action-horror series NIGHTSHADE with Neil Marshall & Simon Uttley as Showrunners

Monday, 14th November 2022, London, UK: London/Singapore-based international content investment studio 108 Media will finance, co-develop, and produce the upcoming premium live-action supernatural-action returning series NIGHTSHADE (6 x 60’) with co-showrunners Simon Uttley and Neil Marshall, who will be directing the pilot. Sprung from the deep genre wellspring of the

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The Runner is coming to UK digital platforms on 21st November

A talented young runner races headlong into trouble in this gripping, award-winning thriller. On your marks, get set for The Runner, an adrenaline-fuelled, heart-racing thrill ride. This award-winning, action-packed potboiler sees a troubled teen get involved with drugs way over his head… This slick and suspenseful coming-of-age thriller from Hollywood

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A brand new collector’s range of iconic classics in 4k housed in stunning new packaging and containing premium collectibles

AVAILABLE FROM WARNER BROS. DISCOVERY AND UNIVERSAL PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT ON 4K ULTRA HD AND BLU-RAY DECEMBER 12th  THE FILM VAULT is launched this December, a brand new collector’s range featuring titles across the Warner Bros. Discovery and Universal Pictures catalogues, with four highly-collectable and beautifully packaged titles on 4K

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Externo out now on Amazon Prime Video

One of our favourite films from 2021 Externo is out now via digital release via Amazon Prime Video Externo is the story of Joseph, a revolutionary businessman that wants to conquer the world financially and politically. He does it starting with an initial amount of U$S 2,000 and ends up building

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Raindance announces opening and closing gala screenings and much more.

Opening Gala: Jon Hamm In The Corner Office Closing Gala: Pinball – The Man Who Saved The Game Raindance Goes Maverick With Film Premieres + Special Screenings From The Festival Archive Including Pulp Fiction & Blair Witch Project 26 October – 5 November, in London cinemas and online throughout the

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Full programme announced for Take One Action Film Festival 2022

The fifteenth edition of the UK’s leading global change film festival will run in Edinburgh (16-18 Sep); Glasgow (23-25 Sep); Aberdeen (21-23 Oct); and Inverness (28-30 Oct) together with special screenings on Tiree and Lochgilphead in the Screen Machine. With the theme of ‘the land beneath our feet’ the in-person

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Edgar Wright teams up with BBC Maestro to teach Filmmaking

Multi-award-winning British filmmaker steps in front of the camera for BBC Maestro’s latest course. Available 8th September 2022 “Filmmaking is a craft that’s passed through generations. So your duty as a filmmaker is to learn from the masters and take the influences that speak to you and interpret them in

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GHOSTWATCH Available on Limited Edition Blu-ray 31st October 2022

101 Films presents Ghostwatch (1992), a BBC production that terrified Britain on 31st October 1992. Despite being part of BBC Drama’s Screen One series, the presence of trusted presenters, along with the quality of the production, convinced thousands of people that the events depicted on screen were genuine, and taking

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HollyShorts Film Festival 2022 Award Winners

The 18th Annual HollyShorts Film Festival has come and gone, and while it will be dearly missed, there is still a cause for celebration as we get to give the best films of the festival some well-deserved recognition! With over 400 amazing films to choose from, the jury had some

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Shudder Announces 61 day Halloween celebration starting September 1st

SHUDDER, THE HOME FOR HALLOWEEN, ANNOUNCES ITS BIGGEST SLATE OF MUST-SEE ORIGINAL SERIES AND NEW MOVIES SHUDDER’S 61-DAY HALLOWEEN CELEBRATION FROM 1ST SEPTEMBER TO 31ST OCTOBER New Film Premieres: V/H/S/99 • Dario Argento’s Dark Glasses  Deadstream • Speak No Evil • Saloum • Raven’s Hollow • Sissy  Who Invited Them New Series

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The Last Son available on digital August 8th.

Sam Worthington, Machine Gun Kelly and Heather Graham star in this darkly brutal tale of vehement violence and family ties. Sam Worthington (Avatar, Clash of the Titans), Colson Baker aka Machine Gun Kelly, Heather Graham (Boogie Nights, Twin Peaks) Thomas Jane (The Thin Red Line, Deep Blue Sea), Emily Marie

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HAIL V/H/S! SHUDDER PRESSES PLAY ON V/H/S/99, A NEW FILM IN THE BLOCKBUSTER V/H/S FRANCHISE

Filmmakers Maggie Levin, Johannes Roberts, Flying Lotus, Tyler MacIntyre and Vanessa & Joseph Winter to Direct the Production from Studio71 V/H/S/99 Streams Thursday, October 20 only on Shudder NEW YORK – July 28, 2022 – Shudder, AMC Networks’ premium streaming service for horror, thriller and the supernatural, announced today the return of Studio71’s hit

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TIFF announces films in the Gala and Special Presentations programmes

TORONTO — Today, TIFF is delighted to announce the selections in the Gala and Special Presentationsprogrammes for the 47th Toronto International Film Festival, taking place September 8–18. This list of films from the 2022 Official Selection features 18 Galas and 45 Special Presentations. “We’re excited to welcome some of the

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19 British Films selected for the Oscar-Qualifying®18th Annual HollyShorts Film Festival

Filmmakers and stars include fan favourites Sir Steve McQueen, Gemma Arterton and Double Academy Award Winner ® Paul J. Franklin Screening from August 11-20th, 2022 The annual Academy Awards® Qualifying HollyShorts Film Festival will celebrate its 18th year in August 2022. HollyShorts (HSFF) brings together top creators, industry leaders, and

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In May, ARROW Unleashes Puppet Masters, Bronx Warriors, Britsploitation, And All Manner Of B-Movie Mayhem!

Key highlights this MAY on the essential, alternative streaming service ARROW include more Puppet Master films than you could shake a stick at, a bonanza of blood, gore, sex and non-stop action from exploitation legends Enzo G. Castellari, Norman J Warren and José Larraz, another volume of utterly deranged cinematic excess from Vinegar Syndrome, and much much more…  In May, the

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Barbican Cinema Journeys Across Afro-Futurism 2—30 Jun 2022

Journeys across Afro-Futurism at Barbican Cinema throughout June, looks at the origins of Afro-Futurism, and explores how the traditions of the aesthetic – imagining a future cinema abundant with arts, science and technology, as seen through a Black lens – impact cinema today. Matthew Barrington, Cinema Curator, says: “Afro Futurism

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Horror Channel celebrates history of genre cinema with THE VINTAGE VAULT

Starting in May, Horror Channel journeys into the history of genre cinema with THE VINTAGE VAULT, which will present double-bills of classic sci-fi and horror films every Sunday night. The season premieres on Sunday May 1st with THE INVISIBLE MAN, in which Claude Rains delivers a remarkable performance in his screen debut. This is

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SHUDDER ACQUIRES BREAKOUT AWARD-WINNING ZOMBIE HORROR THE SADNESS

Following Impressive Global Festival Run The Shudder Original Film Premieres Exclusively on Thursday, May 12 NEW YORK – April 13, 2022 — Shudder, AMC Network’s premium streaming service for horror, thriller and the supernatural, has acquired rights to Canadian director Rob Jabbaz’s feature debut The Sadness following its impressive festival run that began at the

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ARROW April 2022 Lineup

ARROW Offers Classic and Cutting Edge Cult Cinema April 2022 Lineup Includes Otherworldly The Sacred Spirit, Gallons of Grindhouse Gore, Italian Cop Action, and Offerings from AGFA and Vinegar Syndrome April 2022 Seasons: Poliziotteschi, 110% Adrenaline: The Di Leo Collection, Vinegar Syndrome Collection Vol. III, Third Window Films Collection, Trust No

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26th Human Rights Watch Film Festival, UK Presented in Partnership with Barbican Cinema Programme Release

(London, 10 February 2022) – Human Rights Watch proudly presents the 26th edition of the Human Rights Watch Film Festival from 17-25 March, in partnership with Barbican Cinema, and generously supported by players of the People’s Postcode Lottery. Ten compelling new films from around the world are presented at this

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Glasgow Film Festival Announces 2022 Programme

From 2 March to 13 March, Glasgow Film Festival will host 10 World premieres, 4 European premieres, 65 UK premieres, and 13 Scottish premieres. The 18th edition of the annual festival will open with the UK premiere of The Outfit, a gripping and masterful thriller starring Academy Award winner Mark

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StagePlayer Hidden Gems Collection Showcases Previously Unseen Film Festival Content

With The Hidden Gems Collection, even the busiest film & culture fans can get their fix; reclaim your lunch break with five films that can be enjoyed back-to-back in under an hour or a nine-minute movie to optimise your coffee break. StagePlayer+ and a number of award-winning independent film producers

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Concrete Plans UK TV Premiere Film4 Tonight

Wednesdays are usually pretty quite on the film front, but luckily Will Jewell’s ensemble thriller Concrete Plans is finally getting its UK TV premiere on Film4 tonight at 9pm, so that Wednesday night has just been filled up. You. Are Welcome. Concrete Plans has taken over five years to get

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Cinema Rediscovered 2021 launching 28th July 1st August

In and around Bristol, UNESCO City of Film (28 Jul – 1 Aug) and launching festival highlights touring across the UK (Aug – Oct). Cinema Rediscovered, Bristol’s annual festival showcasing the best in digital restorations, contemporary classics and film print rarities starts this week. From 28 July to 1 August the festival also includes Reframing Film, a series of in-person and online discussions between leading

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Fractured Visions presents Luz: The Flower of Evil on digital 26 July and limited edition Blu-ray 23 August

‘A GORGEOUS ACT OF PROVOCATION’ Screen Anarchy‘AN EXTRAORDINARILY BOLD PIECE OF FILMMAKING’ Eye for Film Brace yourself for Juan Diego Escobar Alzate’s harrowing yet beautiful take on the horrors of religious fanaticism in Luz: The Flower of Evil. Far into the Colombian mountains, a small farming community is rocked by the arrival of

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Shudder to Produce Next Installment of V/H/S Horror Anthology, V/H/S/94

Jennifer Reeder and Ryan Prows Join Previously Announced Writer/Directors Simon Barrett, Timo Tjahjanto and Chloe Okuno for the Shudder original film. NEW YORK – June 16, 2021 – Shudder, AMC Networks’ premium streaming service for horror, thriller and the supernatural, has acquired worldwide rights to V/H/S/94, the fourth installment in the

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COMPETITION – Lake Mungo Limited Edition Blu Ray

For our first giveaway competition we have an absolute gem of a release. In celebration of Second Sights Films Limited Edition Blu-Ray release of the fantastic Lake Mungo, we have a region free copy to give away! We have a review coming out on the 3rd of this box set,

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Etheria Film Festival Announces Official 2021 Lineup to Stream Exclusively on Shudder

The Walking Dead Showrunner Angela Kang to Receive the 2021 Inspiration Award Etheria Film Night (www.etheriafilmnight.com) announced today the 2021 Official Short Films Showcase Lineup, which will stream exclusively on Shudder, AMC Networks’ premium streamer for horror, thrillers and the supernatural, beginning Friday, June 25 through July 25.  This year’s Festival, the world’s

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Fantasia’s 25th Edition Announces First Wave of Programming For Upcoming Virtual Film Festival

Richard Bates Jr.’s KING KNIGHT, Tsutomu Hanabusa’s KAKEGURUI 2: ULTIMATE RUSSIAN ROULETTE, Mark O’Brien’s THE RIGHTEOUS, Daigo Matsui’s REMAIN IN TWILIGHT, Edoardo Vitaletti’s THE LAST THING MARY SAW, and Shunji Iwai’s THE 12 DAY TALE OF THE MONSTER THAT DIED IN 8 among the first titles announced for the festival’s

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Nicolas Cage’s Mandy coming to Blu-Ray 24th May

Dazzler Media proudly presents the psychedelic, cult horror masterpiece, Mandy starring Nicolas Cage, coming to Limited Edition Blu-ray from 24th May. “An exhilarating ride through the fiery gates of hell”  Sight and Sound ★★★★★  The Daily Telegraph ★★★★★  Total Film ★★★★★  The Upcoming ★★★★★  The Guardian ★★★★  Synopsis:Pacific Northwest. 1983 AD. Outsiders Red Miller (Nicolas Cage) and Mandy

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Peccadillo Pictures Announces The Home Entertainment Release for Sequin In A Blue Room

PECCADILLO PICTURES ANNOUNCES THE HOME ENTERTAINMENT RELEASE DATE FOR SEQUIN IN A BLUE ROOM On DVD, Blu-ray & On-Demand 17th May 2021 A FILM BYSAMUEL VAN GRINSVEN StarringCONOR LEACH, SAMUEL BARRIE, JEREMY LINDSAY TAYLOR, SIMON CROKER, DAMIAN DE MONTEMAS ‘An auspicious feature debut…Sequin in a Blue Room is very much of

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Fantasia’s unveils new 25th anniversary poster and announces plans for virtual 2021 event.

FANTASIA’S 25th EDITION TO OPEN WITH WORLD PREMIERE OF THE ASTOUNDING QUÉBÉCOIS ZOMCOM BRAIN FREEZE FESTIVAL UNVEILS NEW 25th ANNIVERSARY POSTER AND ANNOUNCES PLANS FOR VIRTUAL 2021 EVENT, RUNNING FROM AUGUST 5 – 25 Thursday, April 8, 2021 // Montreal, Quebec — The Fantasia International Film Festival will be celebrating

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’80s SCI-FI SUPERDOC IN SEARCH OF TOMORROW ADDS IVAN REITMAN, GALE ANNE HURD, AND PETER WELLER TO ROSTER

UPCOMING ’80s SCI-FI SUPERDOC IN SEARCH OF TOMORROW ADDS IVAN REITMAN, GALE ANNE HURD, AND PETER WELLER TO ROSTER  OF IN-DEPTH CELEBRITY INTERVIEWS FILMMAKING TEAM BEHIND THE CELEBRATED IN SEARCH OF DARKNESS ‘80s HORROR DOCUMENTARY SERIES BOASTS NEW PROJECT WITH OVER 75+ INTERVIEWS WITH SCIENCE-FICTION ICONS Los Angeles, CA – April 8th,

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Spanish Horror Ropes set for digital release November 19th

Smart Dog Productions are delighted to announce that their latest Spanish horror thriller, Ropes, will be released on Digital Download from 19th November. Fresh from it’s screening at Manchester’s Grimmfest, where it won Best Feature Film and Best Actress, Ropes will be available on iTunes, Amazon and Google from 19th

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Black Widow moves to May, triggering Disney slate shift

We knew it was coming. Black Widow has been postponed until May 7th, which should be its final date change. It is staying theatrical. In fact all the changes are staying theatrical which is a big plus to cinemas and maybe a hint that the Mulan experiment wasn’t a complete

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Michaela Coel To Lead IWC Schaffausen Filmmaker Bursary Award as Shortlist Revealed

The BFI and IWC Schaffhausen today reveal the three filmmakers shortlisted for the IWC Schaffhausen Filmmaker Bursary Award in association with the BFI. At £50,000, and now in its 5th year, it has established itself as  the most significant bursary of its kind in the UK film industry, expressly designed to support the future

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Academy’s inclusion and representation standards thoughts

Today the Academy announced that new Oscar representation and inclusion standards for eligibility for Best Picture from the 96th Oscars (2024). However, films will have to complete a confidentiality form for consideration for the 94th (2022) and 95th (2023) Oscars. Films that want to be considered for the category will

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Fast and Furious 9 postponed until April 2nd 2021

ARTICLE UPDATED An hour or so after John Krasinki postponed the release of A Quiet Place: Part 2. It has been announced that Fast and Furious 9 has been postponed until April 2nd 2021. Read the statement below: In our last post, we thought that films that F9 would be

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A Quiet Place: Part 2 postponed – COVID19 takes hold of cinema.

With the Coronavirus causing havoc around the world, it has now become inevitable that films would be postponed from their original release date. After No Time To Die and Peter Rabbit 2 took measures to reschedule their release it is now John Krasinki’s A Quiet Place: Part 2 to take

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Oscars 2020 nomination reaction

The nominations are out and we will have a lot to talk about over the coming month, but first let’s just get our first reactions and compare to how I prediction yesterday. Spoiler I am furious at the snubs that have happened here… Shall we? Best Picture Ford v Ferrari,

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