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The winners of the third annual Viewster Online FIlm Fest were announced during the closing gala of the Raindance Film Festival in London last night. This year's theme was 'Be Afraid. Be Very Afraid' and submissions of the horror/sci-fi/fantasy genre came in from around the World. 500 films from 60 countries were accepted to participate in this year's festival. A final shortlist was decided by online viewers then the jury, comprising of cult film icon Udo Kier, directors Ted Hope and Timo Vuorensola, and actress Nora Tschirner, took over and picked the winner. You will find links for all five winning submission below! First place and the top prize of $70,000 was awarded to Claudio Ellovitch of Brazil for the 2014 film Pray, his vision of...
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Jean-Charles Lévy, sports entrepreneur Luc Dayan, Karsten Brünig and Thierry Potok are partners in the Berlin-based production house Trinity Race GmbH, which has served as the German producer on Race.
The film wraps principal photography in the German capital’s historic Olympic Stadium on Sunday. Stephan James plays Owens.
Trinity’s partners on the $31.6m German-Canadian co-production are Lévy’s Forecast Pictures, Dayan’s ID+, Kate Garwood and Hopkins’ Totally Commercial Films, and Canadian producers Louis-Philippe Rochon and Dominique Séguin of Solofilms.
David Garrett’s Mister Smith Entertainment is handling international distribution and now only has sales deal pending for Japan, France and the UK. Square One Entertainment will distribute theatrically in Germany and eOne in Canada. Focus Features will release the film in the Us.
“Originally, it had been »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Martin Blaney)
Viewster Online Film Festival will offer total prize money of $100,000.
German actor Udo Kier is to head the jury of the third Viewster Online Film Fest (#Voff) (Sept 11-25), which will showcase genre shorts, features, web series and teasers
European video-on-demand service Viewster is offering total prize money of $100,000 to the winning producers, announced at the closing night gala of the Raindance Film Festival on Oct 5.
A total of 500 films have been accepted from 60 countries worldwide, including the Us, UK, France, Brazil, Australia, India and Canada.
Viewster’s online audience will vote on the films, generating a shortlist that will be considered by a jury headed by Kier. The German actor is known for roles in films such as Blade, Iron Sky, Melancholia and more recently Nymphomaniac.
Kier said: “I’m sure »
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Second edition of the online film festival received nearly 1,000 submissions from film-makers representing 70 countries.
Viewster has announced the winners of its second Viewster Online Film Festival, with $100,000 in prizes.
Iran’s Ali Zare Ghanatnowi won the top prize worth $70,000 for his animated short Dad’s Fragile Doll. South Korea’s Taegue Lim wins second prize, worth $20,000, for Wrong, and Germany’s Sylvia Borges won the $7,500 third prize with Your Place.
The online festival, which had a theme of Relationship Status: It’s Complicated, had 1,000 films submitted from 70 countries. More than 500 films competed for the awards and more than 500,000 online visitors viewed the films.
“When we started this festival competition, we just wanted to create a place for filmmakers to showcase their work and for film fans to discover creative international content,” said Kai Henniges CEO of Viewster.
“The second festival edition surpassed our expectations and we »
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Online video service Viewster has announced the winners of the second edition of the Viewster Online Film Festival.
Centering on the theme “Relationship Status: It’s Complicated,” participants from all around the world submitted films for a chance to win a share of $100,000 Usd in prizes, as well as feedback from a panel of judges including independent film producer Ted Hope, actress Nora Tschirner and “Iron Sky” producer Timo Vuorensola.
The festival’s top prize of $70,000 was awarded to Ali Zare Ghanatnowi of Iran for his animated short film “Dad’s Fragile Doll.” Second place went to Taegue Lim of South Korea for “Wrong,” with Sylvia Borges of Germany taking third for her comedy “Your Place,” and Adam Janisch of Poland in fourth for “Next.”
“When we started this festival competition, we just wanted to create a place for filmmakers to showcase their work and for film fans to discover creative international content, »
- Shelli Weinstein
Second edition of the online festival runs until June 26.
Viewster has launched the second edition of its Viewster Online Film Festival (#Voff).
Running until June 26, the festival has accepted over 500 candidates and brings together television and film producers, visionaires and enthusiasts for two weeks of short films, features, web series and teasers.
This year’s theme is Relationship Status: It’s Complicated, which will see participants compete for a $100,000 prize. The public vote will identify the finalists for the jury session, with experts including Ted Hope, Nora Tschirner and Timo Vuorensola, and the winner will be announced on July 7.
Kai Henniges, CEO of Viewster, commented: “At Viewster, it’s all about discovering creative talent and sharing originality with people who value professional-quality videos. That’s why we created a forum where film lovers can access amazing movies and tv shows not typically found anywhere else.”
For more information, visit Viewster’s website. »
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German thesp Udo Kier will be honored by the Munich Film Festival with its CineMerit Award, given to an actor whose career spans Europe and the U.S.
Kier’s career is full of daring choices, and he’s worked with such icons as Andy Warhol (“Andy Warhol’s Frankenstein”), Rainer Werner Fassbinder (“Lili Marleen,” “Lola” and “Berlin Alexanderplatz”) and Lars von Trier (nine films including both volumes of “Nymphomaniac”).
“Udo Kier is an actor who leaves a lasting impression, no matter what the role,” said festival director Diana Iljine in a statement. “He is an actor who is not afraid to take chances. And many of them have paid off. Udo Kier himself is a work of art.”
Previous recipients of the CineMerit Award include actors Julie Christie, »
- Carole Horst
Exclusive: Sequel will be directed by Timo Vuorensola and will see several of the original cast return.
Earlier this month the film-makers behind the project began raising equity crowdfunding for Iron Sky Universe Ltd, the company owning the Iron Sky franchise. A second sequel is being planned as is a prequel – and a special promo has already been shot.
The Iron Sky sequel is due to be shot in Babelsberg studios. A large part of the post-production will be done in Germany. The German co-producer is 27 Films Production. The producers have already received development support from the Finnish Film Foundation and Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg GmbH (Mbb »
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Company behind high-concept genre franchise are raising equity crowdfunding via Finland’s Invesdor.
It marks the first time in film history where the audience has a chance to purchase shares directly for their favoured franchise. The funding will take place via the Finnish service Invesdor.com and investors will become full shareholders in the company with a minimum investment of €250.
Tero Kaukomaa, head of business of Iron Sky Universe, commented: “We managed to produce the first Iron Sky with a pure rage boosted by the help from our audience. Now the target is to build a sufficient organisation to execute our production and distribution strategy.”
The core team of Iron Sky Universe consists »
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Our collective attention here at Dread Central was most certainly captured earlier this year by the sales trailer for Fear Paris, an anthology of horror tales set to explore the dark underbelly of France's capital.
With three directors already attached, two more have just rounded out the list of contributors, and you'll find all the latest by reading on!
Bloody Disgusting reports that Midnight Meat Train director Ryuhei Kitamura and The Devil Inside's William Brent Bell have both readied their passports for a trip to Paris. They join the previously announced Joe Dante (Gremlins, The Hole), Xavier Gens (Frontier(s), Hitman), and Timo Vuorensola (Iron Sky).
Fear Paris is described as "genre-bending" with connected stories that will present a Paris unlike anything seen before. Check out the awesome sales trailer below to whet your appetite!
Casting is under way as the film will go into production this summer/fall. »
- John Squires
We’re back with another edition of the Indie Spotlight, highlighting the recent independent horror news sent our way. Today’s feature includes DVD release details for Compound Fracture, trailers for Altergeist and Aftermath, first details on Danger Word, the Stage Fright call for submissions, and the lineup from Sci Fest in Los Angeles, a review of the second season of Holliston, and much more:
Compound Fracture DVD Release Details: “Level 33 Entertainment announced today the release of the highly anticipated horror feature film Compound Fracture coming to DVD and VOD on May 13, 2014. Bringing together three iconic figures in the horror pantheon, Compound Fracture stars Tyler Mane (Michael Myers in Rob Zombie’s Hallowee), Muse Watson (Ben Willis in I Know What You Did Last Summer), and Derek Mears (Jason Voorhees in the new Friday The 13th). The movie will be available at all major retail and rental outlets including Walmart, »
- Tamika Jones
Shot for just $7,000, the web series features real-life versions of Superman, Batman, Aquaman and The Hulk as they struggle to live together in an Australian share-house.
The prize was awarded by the advertiser-supported Video-on-Demand service Viewster in the inaugural Viewster Online Film Fest (#Voff). The theme was When Life Gives You Lemons...
The judges said: .The episode Man of Steel was very well constructed and extremely funny.. They indicated they really want to see what.s going on in the director.s head.
- Don Groves
European VOD service Viewster has launched its first-ever online film festival, putting up $100,000 in prize money for the best short or feature submitted by users of its online platform. The Viewster Online Film Festival launched Friday with some 84 entries and will run for the next two weeks. Anyone can sign up to Viewster (at Viewster.com) to watch the submissions and rate them. The top 10 titles will go on a short list. Then a jury, made up of U.S. producer Ted Hope (21 Grams), Finnish director Timo Vuorensola (Iron Sky) and German actress Nora
- Scott Roxborough
In 2012, the big hit of Berlin Film Festival was Iron Sky, the Fenno-German-Australian sci-fi comedy about the imminent return of the Nazis from the Dark Side of the Moon. The film was a hit worldwide, and the sequel has been planned ever since the release. A brief teaser trailer has been released for the upcoming sequel Iron Sky: The Coming Race, which you can check out below.
During Berlin Film Festival 2014, the wraps around the sequel are slightly cracked open. With the announcement of the writer and backed by both Mbb in Germany and Fff in Finland, the filmmakers start looking for a prominent sales company for Iron Sky sequel, titled Iron Sky: The Coming Race.
Writer Dalan Musson has joined the production. Musson is a Us screenwriter whose credits include Rangarok and Blood Wars, features written for Warner Bros. under a two picture deal. Dalan also wrote Jeremiah Harm, »
Director Timo Vuorensola, Germany's Mbb and Finland's Fff are revealing the first details about Iron Sky sequel, Iron Sky: The Coming Race . The 2012 sci-fi comedy was a surprise hit and a sequel has been planned ever since its release. Writer Dalan Musson has joined the production. Musson's credits include Ragnorok and Blood Wars . He also wrote Jeremiah Harm , based on the graphic novel series of the same name and to be directed by Vuorensola. Here's how they describe Iron Sky: The Coming Race : 20 years ago Earth was ruined in a nuclear apocalypse. What's left of humanity is trapped on the Moon - which is now falling apart as well. Mankind's only hope is to send a small team into the Center of the Earth to retrieve the mythical Holy Grail. All that stands in »
The Moon Nazis are coming back for more! With the European Film Market under way Iron Sky director Timo Vuorensola and his team have launched the first teaser for the upcoming sequel, Iron Sky: The Coming Race. And while very much a tease - effectively just unveiling the new logo with a touch of voice over - Iron Sky fans are a rabid lot who will no doubt want to take a look. Here's the official word on the film:In 2012, the big hit of Berlin Film Festival was Iron Sky, the Fenno-German-Australian scifi comedy about the imminent return of the Nazis from the Dark Side of the Moon. The film was a hit worldwide, and the sequel has been planned ever since the release.During...
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The producers behind Paranormal Activity, Insidious, and The Iceman join forces on the genre bending Fear Paris, an ambitious new film of unique interconnected stories exploring the dark underbelly of the city of lights. Helmed by directors Joe Dante, Xavier Gens, and Timo Vuorensola, the genre bending and connected stories will present a Paris unlike anything seen before, in a combination of fantasy, Horror and science fiction. Casting is now u… »
The Finnish Film Foundation and Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg have come board to finance the film, which is produced by Tero Kaukomaa via the newly launched company Iron Sky Universe, and co-produced by Oliver Damian from German shingle 27 Films.
With an estimated budget of $13 million, “The Coming Race” is one of the most ambitious projects being developed in Finland.
- Elsa Keslassy
Fear Paris Trailer. Joe Dante, Xavier Gens, and Timo Vuorensola‘s Fear Paris sales teaser trailer stars Delphine Chaneac, Tomas Lemarquis, and Stefano Cassetti. The Fear Paris announcement trailer, formerly titled Paris I’ll Kill You, is for the new fantasy, horror, and science fiction anthology that will explore the “dark [...]
Continue reading: Fear Paris Sales Teaser Trailer: 5 Directors’ Horror & Scifi Anthology »
- Rollo Tomasi
I just came across this teaser trailer for a really interesting and cool-looking horror anthology called Fear Paris. They are gearing up to start shooting the full film, but this teaser is pretty impressive.
The movie will feature several connected stories that will come from directors such as Joe Dante (Gremlins, The Burbs), Xavier Gens (Hitman), and Timo Vuorensola (Iron Sky). They will explore the supernatural side of France’s capital city.
The producers behind Paranormal Activity, Insidious, and The Iceman join forces on the genre bending Fear Paris, an ambitious new film of unique interconnected stories exploring the dark underbelly of the city of lights.
Helmed by directors Joe Dante (Gremlins, The Hole), Xavier Gens (Hitman), and Timo Vuorensola (Iron Sky), the genre bending and connected stories will present a Paris unlike anything seen before, in a combination of fantasy, horror and science fiction. Casting is under way as »
- Joey Paur
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