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2011-11-04 10:00:00

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Nov. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Drafthouse Films, the distribution arm of the Alamo Drafthouse, announced today from The American Film Market that it has entered a U.S. distribution deal with Image Entertainment, Inc., a leading licensee and distributor of programming throughout North America, solidifying itself as major player in the independent distribution arena. The exclusive distribution deal will span home video, digital, television and VOD platforms helping to...

2011-09-29 06:00:00

AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Drafthouse Films, the film distribution arm of the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, announced the acquisition of North American rights to COMIN AT YA! 3D following the premiere of its stunning new restoration at Fantastic Fest 2011. In 1981, armed with exclusively developed, cutting-edge 3D technology co-writer/producer/star Tony Anthony enlisted Italian genre veteran Fernando Baldi to realize the first-ever 3D spaghetti western - a grindhouse-fueled...

2011-09-26 22:30:00

AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Fantastic Fest is excited to announce this year's Fantastic Fest Award winners. Fantastic Fest 2011 brought us a time travelling samurai, a supernatural hallway in the woods, a deadly family reunion, and rampaging Cuban zombies. Picking favorites from this year's line up was a formidable task to say the least, but our esteemed team of jurors have done the nearly impossible and chosen the best and most visionary films of the festival. The...

2011-09-20 12:31:00

AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Fantastic Fest announces the events lineup as well as two additions to the film programming with LOVE and WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN. The events and parties at Fantastic Fest are part of what makes the festival a wholly unique experience. The festival is pleased to continue the tradition with events like Fantastic Debates, 100 Best Kills, and Chaos Reigns: Fantastic Fest Karaoke Party and offer new events like Attempted Rap Throw Down....

2011-09-13 11:00:00

AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 20 independent video games will be on display at this year's Fantastic Arcade, the second annual showcase of independent games from the organizers of Alamo Drafthouse's Fantastic Fest, the world's largest genre film festival. Taking place on September 22-25, 2011, Fantastic Arcade is presented by PlayStation(R)Network. As the Presenting Sponsor of the Arcade and the exclusive console partner of the event, PlayStation(R)Network will...

2011-09-07 13:25:00

AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Fantastic Fest is excited to announce its final wave of feature film programming including the world premiere of THE HUMAN CENTIPEDE 2: FULL SEQUENCE on opening night courtesy of IFC Midnight and COMIC-CON EPISODE IV: A FAN'S HOPE on closing night. THE HUMAN CENTIPEDE became a cultural sensation after its premiere at Fantastic Fest in 2009 where it won Best Horror Film and Best Actor. The festival is excited to welcome back director Tom Six...

2011-09-06 11:00:00

AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Fantastic Fest is proud to announce the regional premiere of the acclaimed Irish bare-knuckle boxing documentary KNUCKLE. KNUCKLE gives a rare inside look at the generations-long feud between Irish Traveller clans headed by James Quinn McDonagh and Paddy "The Lurcher" Joyce. KNUCKLE will also be the theme of our signature festival event: Fantastic Debates. At the Fantastic Debates, press, filmmakers & film professionals enter the arena...

2011-08-25 11:00:00

AUSTIN, Tex., Aug. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Drafthouse Films, Magnet Pictures and Timpson Films have announced the full roster of directors signed on to participate in their international co-production THE ABCs OF DEATH, an anthology horror film featuring segments directed by over two dozen leading talents in contemporary genre film from around the world. The feature is comprised of 26 individual episodes, each helmed by a different director assigned a letter of the alphabet inspiring a...

2011-08-24 11:00:00

AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Fantastic Fest is excited to announce the short film lineup for the seventh edition of Fantastic Fest, happening September 22-29 in Austin, Texas. Fantastic Fest loves its short films - they provide a fertile ground for new and exciting filmmaking talent to show off their genre goods in an unrestrained format. Here is the lineup for Fantastic Fest 2011: ALL MEN ARE CALLED ROBERT (2011)U.S. PremiereDirector: Marc-Henri Boulier, France, 6...

2011-08-18 11:49:00

AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Fantastic Fest is proud to announce the second wave of programming for the seventh edition of Fantastic Fest, happening September 22-29 in Austin, Texas. The second wave includes seventeen new World, North American & US premiere films, plus info on Fantastic Fest's signature events and contests that make it one of the most unique festival-going experiences in the world. Tune in next week for more amazing 2011 content to be announced!...