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Udo Kier to lead Viewster jury

11 September 2014 11:10 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

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.

Other jurors include Us independent film producer Ted Hope (Martha Marcy May Marlene), Finnish director Timo Vuorensola (Iron Sky) and German actress Nora Tschirner (Keinorhansen).

Kier said: “I’m sure »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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Iranian short wins Viewster top prize

8 July 2014 3:39 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

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. 

Judges included producer Ted Hope, director Timo Vuorensola and actress Nora Tschirner.

“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 »

- wendy.mitchell@screendaily.com (Wendy Mitchell)

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Viewster Announces Global Winners of Online Film Festival

7 July 2014 12:09 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

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

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Viewster festival launches

12 June 2014 10:09 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

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. »

- ian.sandwell@screendaily.com (Ian Sandwell)

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Munich Fest Honors Udo Kier with CineMerit Award

6 June 2014 4:19 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

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”).

In 1991, Kier made his first Hollywood film, “My Own Private Idaho,” from Gus Van Sant, and has acted in art films, genre films and Hollywood blockbusters.

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

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Iron Sky producer talks sequel

16 May 2014 11:00 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Sequel will be directed by Timo Vuorensola and will see several of the original cast return.

Iron Sky producer Tero Kaukomaa has revealed further details of Iron Sky The Coming Race, the $10m sequel to the original Nazis on the moon saga.

The film will again be directed by Timo Vuorensola. Several of the original cast will be returning, among them cult star Udo Kier, Julia Dietze and Stephanie Paul.

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 »

- geoffrey@macnab.demon.co.uk (Geoffrey Macnab)

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Iron Sky Universe seeking shareholders

12 May 2014 4:05 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Company behind high-concept genre franchise are raising equity crowdfunding via Finland’s Invesdor.

The film-makers behind genre hit Iron Sky are raising equity crowdfunding for Iron Sky Universe, the company which owns the franchise.

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.

Iron Sky Universe aims to make the Iron Sky franchise into a multi-channel sci-fi saga produced and distributed in co-operation with its audience.

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 »

- ian.sandwell@screendaily.com (Ian Sandwell)

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Midnight Meat Train and The Devil Inside Directors Join Anthology Fear Paris

6 May 2014 11:47 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

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

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Indie Spotlight

4 May 2014 9:47 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

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

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Aussies win $US70,000 in online competition

2 April 2014 2:02 AM, PDT | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Australian director Jeremy Brull.s The Justice Lease has won the top prize of $US70,000 in an online festival.

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 were Us producer Ted Hope, who is CEO of Fandor, Finnish director/creator of Iron Sky Timo Vuorensola and German actress Nora Tschirner.

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.

Brull, who shot The Justice Lease with co-producer Paul Michael Ayre, said: .After a year of struggling to get this series out to the masses, »

- Don Groves

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European VOD Service Viewster Kicks Off $100,000 Online Film Competition

14 March 2014 1:22 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

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

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- Scott Roxborough

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Iron Sky: The Coming Race Logo Teaser Trailer

9 February 2014 11:29 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

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, »

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Iron Sky: The Coming Race Logo Teaser, New Details

9 February 2014 | Comingsoon.net | See recent Comingsoon.net news »

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 »

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Watch The First Iron Sky 2 Teaser

8 February 2014 6:00 AM, PST | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

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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Check Out The Teaser Trailer For The Genre Bending Horror Anthology Fear Paris!

8 February 2014 2:47 AM, PST | Horrorbid | See recent Horrorbid news »

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… »

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Berlin: Dalan Musson to Write Sequel to ‘Iron Sky’ (Exclusive)

5 February 2014 10:50 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

U.S. scribe Dalan Musson has been tapped to pen Timo Vuorensola’s “Iron Sky: The Coming Race,” a sequel of the Finnish/German/Australian sci-fi spoof about Nazis on the moon.

Project reteams Musson (“Ragnorok”) and Vuorensola, who worked together on Warner Bros.’ “Jeremiah Harm,” based on the action/sci-fi comicbook.

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.

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- Elsa Keslassy

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Fear Paris Sales Teaser Trailer: 5 Directors’ Horror & Scifi Anthology

5 February 2014 2:15 PM, PST | Film-Book | See recent Film-Book news »

  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

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Fantastic Trailer for Horror Anthology Fear Paris

5 February 2014 1:30 PM, PST | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

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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New Sales Teaser for Horror Anthology Fear Paris

5 February 2014 | Horror Asylum | See recent Horror Asylum news »

Formerly referred to as 'Paris I'll Kill You' the new and upcoming horror anthology 'Fear Paris' has been on the radar for nearly 4 years now. Back in the day it was a planned 10 segment anthology with a whole host of great genre directors at the helm each taking on their own tale. 'Splice' director Vincenzo Natali was already talking about his planned segment 'Ready to Eat'. Now here we are in early 2014 and it seems only Joe Dante ('Gremlins') and Xavier Gens ('Frontier(s)') remain from the original directorial lineup. 'Iron Sky' helmer Timo Vuorensola has joined the project and now a new sales trailer has finally been made public with the promise that the project will officially slip into production this Summer/Autumn time, with casting already underway. »

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Sales Trailer for Fear Paris Horror Film, Directed by Joe Dante, Xavier Gens and More

5 February 2014 1:52 AM, PST | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

Today we have the sales trailer for the upcoming "Fear Paris" anthology, which will comprised of connected horror stories about Paris. Check out the trailer below. Some of the segments will be directed by Joe Dante (Gremlins), Xavier Gens (Hitman) and Timo Vuorensola (Iron Sky), Christian Alvart (Pandorum), Christopher Smith (Triangle, Severance), and Jorn Heitmann (Rammstein: Lichtspielhaus). The plan is to find a cast and officially begin filming this summer/fall. No word if additional directors will join the team. Trailer: »

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