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Dance/Feminism/Workshops – The Window Sex Project – 9/16 + 10/14 *nyc

Highly recommended!!

Respond to Street Harassment: 9/16 + 10/14

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The Window Sex Project: Community Workshops

Saturdays, September 16October 14 | 10AM-3PM

The Langston Hughes House, 20 E. 127th Street (between Madison and 5th Avenues)

Dear Carlton,

We’re just one week away from our first The Window Sex Project Community Workshop of the season. We hope you will give yourself the gift of movement and fellowship with community by joining us on Saturday.

Wondering what we’ll be doing in the workshop? Check out the facilitators and speakers we have planned for September 16 and then REGISTER!

Love + Light,

Sydnie

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 16

10:00AM

REGISTRATION + WELCOME

Meet us at The Langston Hughes House! Check in, grab your goodie bag, and meet some new folks.

10:45AM YOGA + DANCE

YOGA with Allegra Romita

Breathe, warm your body up, and set your intention for day. (Don’t forget your mat! If you don’t have one, we’ll have extras courtesy of Harlem Yoga.)

SOCA with Candace Thompson

Whine your waist and celebrate your body in this high energy dance class that will take you to Carnival!

12:00PM LUNCH +

STORY CIRCLES

Grab your lunch (provided!) and share your stories. Facilitators will guide participants in a story circle process that encourages listening and witnessing.

1:15PM CREATIVE MOVEMENT with Sydnie L. Mosley

From storytelling to movement making, Sydnie will guide participants in creating from their experiences.

2:15PM SPEAKER + DISCUSSION

with Nuala Cabral

Join us for a discussion with Nuala Cabral – educator, activist and award-winning filmmaker, who has taught media production, media advocacy and media literacy in high schools, colleges and community centers. Learn More about Nuala.

RSVP NOW

The Window Sex Project Community Workshops are presented in community partnership with I, Too Arts Collective, Five Boro Story Project, Harlem Yoga, and Sixth Street Wellness. The Community Workshops are made possible in part with public funds from Creative Engagement, supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and administered by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. They are also presented in marketing partnership with Stop Street Harassment, Hollaback!, The Laundromat Project, Barnard Center for Research on Women, and The Schomburg Center.

Consider making a monthly, tax-deductible gift that will sustain us through the end of year

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Dance/Classes – Dance Africa – Adult Master Class 5/29 12pm – 1:30pm *bklyn *MMDG #BAM #DanceAfrica

MMDG Master Class Series

DanceAfrica 2017: Adult Master Class

M’Bemba Bangoura of Wula Dance and Drum Ensemble will lead this immersive workshop for participants to master Guinean styles of dance and music.
For intermediate to advanced levels. Space is limited. Pre-registration is recommended

Co-presented by BAM and Mark Morris Dance Group

In conjunction with DanceAfrica 2017


All ages and levels can join the DanceAfrica Family Workshop on May 29 from 10-11:15am. Learn more >

May 29
12:00PM – 1:30PM
$12
Register
M’Bemba Bangoura has traveled the world as a performer and teacher of the Djembe drum, and he is revered for his high level of mastery. As a native of Guinea, West Africa, M’Bemba began playing the djembe at the young age of seven. By the age of twenty-one, he was acclaimed as a master drummer and was invited to play for Ballet Djoliba, the national company of Guinea. Since moving to the US in 1992, M’Bemba is an integral part of the entire drum and dance scene nationwide. He has taught hundreds of students, many of who are now teachers themselves. In addition, he has personally created choreography and developed repertoire for dozens of dance companies worldwide.
Working throughout the United States, Mexico, Europe, Asia, and the Caribbean, his style is infectious. He has recorded 3 solo albums, and a 2 volumes of DVDS called Wamato: Everybody Look! M’bemba has been a guest artist on dozens of other recording projects, videos, and films. Dedicated to teaching drumming, dancing, and his culture, M’Bemba is one of the prominent ambassadors for Guinean drum and dance!

Mark Morris Dance Center

3 Lafayette Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11217-1415

Get Directions

Phone: 718.624.8400
info@mmdg.org

Visit the Dance Center

The mission of the Mark Morris Dance Group is to develop, promote, and sustain dance, music, and opera productions by Mark Morris and to serve as a cultural resource to engage and enrich the community.

May 17, 2017 Posted by | #dance, avant-garde, CULTURE, Dance, ENTREPRENEURS, HOLIDAY GUIDES, LIFESTYLES, Music, Uncategorized, We Recommend | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Dance/Opportunity – Contemporary Intensive, International Independent Study Program and The School at Steps Summer Intensive Seek Talent with International Audition Tour 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

STEPS ON BROADWAY IS THE DESTINATION FOR PROFESSIONAL AND INTENSIVE DANCE TRAINING

Steps Conservatory, Summer Study NYC: A Contemporary Intensive, International Independent Study Program and The School at Steps Summer Intensive Seek Talent with International Audition Tour 

 Steps on Broadway, NYC’s legendary professional dance center committed to training and maintaining the integrity of the art form, increases their international reach with a first-time national and international audition tour. Led by newly appointed Student Programs Audition Director, Davis Robertson, under the direction of Mindy Upin Jackson, Director of Professional Training Programs, and Kate Thomas, Director of The School at Steps, a 12-city tour is underway through early Spring and offers the dedicated dancer various opportunities for study during the summer months and beyond.  Through intensive training, performance, and evaluations, these intimate curriculum-based programs, Summer Study NYC: A Contemporary Intensive, Steps Conservatory, and the International Independent Study Program, create polished, versatile dancers brimming with the confidence and enthusiasm to enter the highly competitive world of concert and commercial dance. The audition tour will also be recruiting students for The School at Steps’ Senior Summer Intensive, for aspiring professional dancers ages 15-18.

“While we are a home for local dancers to maintain their training, our carefully curated programs utilize the expansive network we have built at Steps, and open our doors to dancers from all over the world throughout the year,” explains Diane Grumet, Co-Artistic Director of Steps on Broadway. “These summer programs give dancers an important next step in their training—broadening their home studio or university training with leading choreographers and artists in the dance capital of the world that is New York City.”

Summer Study NYC: A Contemporary Intensive (ages 18 and older) is specifically designed for the dancer preparing for a professional career. This program offers intermediate and advanced dancers, one or two 4-week sessions with classes taught by world-renowned contemporary masters as well as by our illustrious faculty. This intensive is designed to strengthen technique and artistry and provide an introduction to NYC’s professional dance community. Students take 17 classes per week including technique, Steps with Contemporary Masters, Creative Tools, and Performance Skills, and build relationships with at least nine Artistic Directors and Contemporary choreographers in each session. Students from past summers have been hired by Heidi Latsky Dance, Janis Brenner & Dancers, have freelanced with Francesca Harper, and been awarded apprenticeships with Rioult Dance NY. Upon fulfilling program requirements, students receive a Certificate of Completion at their final performance.

Steps Conservatory (ages 17-24) is a two-year curriculum-based intensive program specifically designed to strengthen technique and artistry, thus preparing the dancer for a professional career in either the concert or commercial dance world. Dancers in the Conservatory take 15-18 weekly classes from our daily schedule as well as private Performance Enrichment workshops, such as vocal training, health and wellness, repertory, composition, dance history, career development, and much more. Over the two years, students build a professional network, thereby positioning themselves for future employment. The program provides an introduction to NYC’s professional dance community, not only through study but also through multiple performance opportunities throughout the four semesters. Upon fulfilling program requirements, students receive a Certificate of Completion.

International Independent Study Program (ages 18-35) is designed so that each participant has the flexibility to create their own class schedule and experience New York City’s dance community in motion. This M-1 visa program is designed for dancers and dance educators at the intermediate to professional level, who want to explore the diversity of techniques and styles Steps has to offer. To date, the program has hosted dancers from Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Uruguay, Colombia, Argentina, United Kingdom, Spain, Morocco, Hungary, Austria, Netherlands, Sweden, Germany, France, Italy, Australia, Ukraine, Israel, Lebanon, Uzbekistan, India, South Africa, Japan, and Taiwan. Students may join the program for three, six or twelve months.

The School at Steps Summer Intensives offer a rigorous multidisciplinary curriculum for the aspiring professional dancer. A minimum of four to five years of significant ballet training is required. Students are placed by audition in either the Junior (ages 9-12) or Senior Intensive (ages 12-18) based on age and ability, each with their own set of core classes and minimum class requirements. Daily classes in ballet and pointe are supplemented with pas de deux, variations, contemporary partnering, repertory, coaching, theater dance, jazz, hip hop, and Horton-based modern. Each session culminates in a studio performance.

AUDITION SCHEDULE AND INFORMATION
MEXICO: Escuela Cubana de Ballet de Veracruz, March 13
CHINA: The Hong Kong Academy for the Performing Arts, March 18
NEW YORK: Steps on Broadway, March 18, and May 13
NEW YORK: The School at Steps, February 25, March 4, March 18, April 8, and May 6
BOSTON: Boston Conservatory at Berklee, April 2
CHICAGO: Lou Conte Dance Studios/Hubbard Street Dance Center, April 22
JACKSONVILLE, FL: Florida Ballet, April 22
FLORIDA: Lauderhill Performing Arts Center, April 23

Dancers in Sydney, Australia, Florence, Genova, Milan, Urbino and Ravenna Italy have already auditioned.

For the full audition tour and information, visit http://www.stepsnyc.com/professional-training-programs/

PROGRAM LOCATION
All classes will take place at Steps on Broadway, located at 2121 Broadway between 74th and 75thStreets and is accessible by the 1,2,3, C, and B trains to 72nd Street.

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ABOUT STEPS ON BROADWAY
Founded by Carol Paumgarten in 1979, Steps on Broadway is an internationally recognized training center providing excellence in programming that supports the art and the artist. Steps is home to more than 250 world-renowned teachers who offer over 300 dance and exercise classes a week. Throughout the year, Steps incorporates guest artists, special master classes, performances and special events. For over three decades Steps has been a training ground for generations of aspiring and professional dancers. Steps also offers professional training programs which include the two-year Steps Conservatory, Summer Study NYC, International Independent Study Program, and Steps’ Steele Pilates Teacher Mat Certification.

ABOUT THE SCHOOL AT STEPS
Directed by Kate Thomas, The School at Steps cultivates young dancers, ages 18 mos. – 18 yrs., from their first step in a dance studio through their pre-professional training. Students discover their individual artistic voices in a creative environment with the guidance of an internationally recognized faculty. The personal attention the school provides encourages students to mature as dancers, grow as individuals, and enrich their passion for the art form. School at Steps graduates go on to dance with professional companies, study at top college dance programs, and perform on Broadway.

March 1, 2017 Posted by | LIFESTYLES, opportunity, Uncategorized, We Recommend | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

APAP Emerging Leadership Institute Announces 2017 Class of Participants

APAP Emerging Leadership Institute Announces 2017 Class of Participants

Rare opportunity for each participant to reflect on and develop their ideas about leadership and their own career

Washington, DC (September 9, 2016) – The Association of Performing Arts Presenters (APAP) announces its 16th class for the Emerging Leadership Institute (ELI). ELI is an intensive two and a half-day seminar that develops critical leadership skills for emerging performing arts professionals. Each year, a new cohort is invited to participate in ELI and attend APAP|NYC, APAP’s annual members conference held in New York City every January.

“We created ELI because there is a need in the field to retain people with 3-7 years of experience and equip them with the training and tools to take the next step in their career, becoming effective leaders in the performing arts,” says, Scott Stoner, vice president of programs of APAP. “It is important to stimulate conversation and provide a forum for these young leaders to grow and think about how leadership can operate on different levels and then take that knowledge and apply it first-hand.”

Approximately 25 participants are selected each year from a wide pool of applicants and are comprised of those who work directly in the presenting and touring field which includes, but is not limited to, performing artists, presenters, managers, agents, producers and professionals who work for arts councils or service organizations. ELI is an opportunity to engage in new professional relationships, exchange ideas, and become part of an expanding network of over 400 ELI alumni.

“Year after year I am inspired by artists, managers and cultural workers who are building careers in our field. My role is to co-facilitate dialogue, introduce mechanisms for action and ignite strong relationships development among the expanding ELI alumni network,” says, Rosalba Rolon, long-time co-facilitator of the ELI program.  “What makes the ELI effective is that participants are sharing their experiences among similar-minded individuals and expanding their individual perspectives to provide strategies that may ultimately permeate their organizations.”

Celebrating its 60th anniversary in 2017, APAP has been committed to leadership development in the changing ecology of the performing arts industry, providing avenues for members to expand and strengthen their leadership skills.  ELI 2017 will take place January 4-6, 2017 during the days leading up to APAP|NYC 2017 (January 6-10, 2017).

Participants of the 2017 Emerging Leadership Institute:

January 4-6, 2017

* Sara Bailey, program manager, Moss Arts Center at Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA

* Rachel Behring, programming specialist, AT&T Performing Arts Center, Dallas, TX

* Rachael Walters Brightwell, associate director of programing and outreach at Emory University’s Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, Atlanta, GA

* Robyn Busch, program associate, international, Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, Baltimore, MD

* Mickey Davis, program director, Des Moines Social Club, Des Moines, IA

* Meera Dugal, programming manager, David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center, New York, NY

* Grace Eubank, special events manager, Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), Brooklyn, NY

* Kevin Hasser, general manager, National Players, Olney, MD

* Ariana Hellerman, consultant, Hostos Center, Bronx, NY

* Isabella Hreljanovic, producer and performer, Manhattan, NY

* Daniela Jacobson, executive and development associate, New England Foundation for the Arts, Boston, MA

* Allison Kadin, marketing manager, Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), Brooklyn, NY

* Caroline Leipf, development and administration associate, Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

* Mari Levasheff, marketing business analyst, UC Santa Barbara Arts & Lectures, Santa Barbara, CA

* Ethan Messere, assistant director of presenting and touring, South Arts, Atlanta, GA

* Abbey Messmer, programming manager, Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, Scottsdale, AZ

* Lauren Metts, senior manager of patron relations, The Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts, Louisville, KY

* Joe O’Neill, theatre programmer, City of Las Vegas Office of Cultural Affairs, Las Vegas, NV

* Hanna Oravec, assistant director for programs, Wesleyan University’s Center for the Arts, Middletown, CT

* Heena Patel, owner, MELA Agency, New York, NY

* Jonathan Serret, technical director of the Janet and Ray Scherr Forum Theatre at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, Thousand Oaks, CA

* Katie Spohr, special events and booking manager, Indiana University Auditorium, Bloomington, IN

* Phinn Sriployrung, integrated marketing specialist, Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA

* Willie Sullivan, front of house coordinator for University Musical Society, Ann Arbor, MI

* Kim Szeto, program manager for Creative City at the New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA), Boston, MA

* Chelsea Walsh, artist liaison, Artis -Naples, Naples, FL

* Megan Pagado Wells, associate director of Artist Partner Program, The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center at the University of Maryland, College Park, College Park, MD

* Amanda Wu, individual giving and special events manager, Cal Performances, Berkeley, CA

About the Association of Performing Arts Presenters (APAP)

The Association of Performing Arts Presenters, based in Washington, D.C., is the national service, advocacy and membership organization dedicated to developing and supporting a robust performing arts presenting field and the professionals who work within it. Our 1,500 national and international members represent leading performing arts centers, municipal and university performance facilities, nonprofit performing arts centers, culturally specific organizations, foreign governments, as well as artist agencies, managers, touring companies, and national consulting practices that serve the field, and a growing roster of self-presenting artists. As a leader in the field, APAP works to effect change through advocacy, professional development, resource sharing and civic engagement. APAP is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization governed by a volunteer board of directors and led by President & CEO Mario Garcia Durham. In addition to presenting the annual APAP|NYC conference – the world’s leading forum and marketplace for the performing arts (Jan. 6-10, 2017) – APAP continues to be the industry’s leading resource, knowledge and networking destination for the advancement of performing arts presenting.

About APAP|NYC

APAP|NYC is the world’s premier gathering of more than 3600 performing arts professionals, and the Association of Performing Arts Presenters 60th annual members conference, APAP|NYC 2017, in New York City at the New York Hilton Midtown and Sheraton New York Times Square. APAP|NYC features more than 1000 world-class artist showcases held around the city, an EXPO Hall boasting nearly 400 booths, dozens of professional development sessions, A-list keynote speakers, and pre-conference forums, many of which are free and open to the public and members. See more conference information at APAPNYC.org, and APAP membership information at apap365.org.

November 5, 2016 Posted by | ART, BUSINESS, CULTURE, ENTREPRENEURS, opportunity, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

ARTS /MUSIC/FESTIVALS #APAP #globalFEST2017 NYC 1/8/17

Announcing globalFEST’s 2017 Lineup on January 8, 2017 at Webster Hall

Tickets Onsale now via Ticketmaster

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Batida (Portugal/Angola): Booming Afro electronic dance party

Betsayda Machado y La Parranda El Clavo (Venezuela): Powerhouse Afro-Venezuelan vocalist (US Debut)

Jojo Abot (Ghana/Denmark/USA): Globetrotting experimental Afropolitan pop-soul

L’Orchestre Afrisa International et M’bilia Bel (DRC/USA): Tabu Ley Rochereau’s Congolese rumba legends return

Maarja Nuut feat. Hendrik Kaljujärv (Estonia): Digital Estonian folk soundscapes

Ranky Tanky (USA): Funky Gullah songs of the South Carolina Sea Islands

Rare Essence (USA): DC’s pioneering polyrhythmic Go-Go superstars

Rascasuelos (Argentina): Vanguard tango music and dance reimagined

Rudresh Mahanthappa’s Indo-Pak Coalition (USA): Deeply rooted Indo-jazz

Septeto Santiaguero (Cuba): Adventurous Grammy-winning son cubano stars

SsingSsing (Korea) Extravagant shamanistic Korean folk songs meet rock

globalFEST’s New Website Coming This November!

November 4, 2016 Posted by | ART, BUSINESS, CULTURE, ENTREPRENEURS, HOLIDAY GUIDES, LIFESTYLES, opportunity, We Recommend | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

ARTS – #APAP #NYC — January In NYC links 12 major performing arts festivals and conferencess around APAP|NYC 2017 1/3-22/17

45,000 Performing Arts Professionals and Enthusiasts Await the Most Comprehensive Celebration of the Performing Arts Around the Globe
 January 3-22

January In NYC links 12 major performing arts festivals and conferencess around APAP|NYC 2017

November 3, 2016– Every January in New York City, more than 45,000 industry professionals and enthusiasts come together to experience the most comprehensive celebration of the performing arts around the globe. This January 3-22, a dozen events organized by leading arts organizations will spotlight the best and newest in theater, dance, opera and music. With more than 1,500 world-class showcases and full-length performances, concerts and public programs, conferences, keynote speakers, professional development and networking opportunities, the partnership of public festivals and industry events, January In NYC demonstrates how rich, vibrant, vast and diverse the performing arts are.

 

“There is an electricity in the air the moment all of these performing arts professionals and festival-goers descend upon the streets, clubs, performance spaces and conference hotels of New York during the first few weeks of January,” said Mario Garcia Durham, president and CEO of the Association of Performing Arts Presenters (APAP).

 

EVENTS FOR 2017 include conferences, festivals and concerts—many open to the public. Details are available at JanuaryInNYC.org and individual event websites:

 

American Dance Platform, Jan. 3-8, Joyce.org

Performance Space 122’s COIL Festival, Jan. 3-22, ps122.org/coil

The Public Theater’s Under the Radar Festival (UTR), Jan. 4-15, undertheradarfestival.com

Jazz Connect Conference, Jan. 5-6, jazz-connect.com

Wavelengths: APAP World Music Preconference, Jan. 5-6, APAPNYC.org

NYC Winter Jazzfest, Jan. 5-10, winterjazzfest.com

American Realness, Jan. 5-15, americanrealness.com

PROTOTYPE: Opera/Theatre/Now, Jan. 5-15, prototypefestival.org

APAP|NYC 2017, Jan. 6-10 and Preconference, Jan 5-6, APAPNYC.org

globalFEST, Jan. 8, globalfest.org

ISPA’s 99th Congress, Jan. 10-12, ispa.org

Chamber Music America (CMA), Jan. 12-15, chamber-music.org

January In NYC grew organically as live arts festivals and professional events were scheduled around the annual Association of Performing Arts Presenters conference (APAP|NYC), which will celebrate 60 years in 2017. Organizers of events built onto the concentration of artists and presenters already traveling to New York. In January 2014, nine such organizations formed a deliberate collaboration to more effectively and efficiently serve the performing arts community. A dozen groups now comprise the partnership.

November 4, 2016 Posted by | ART, BUSINESS, CULTURE, ENTREPRENEURS, HOLIDAY GUIDES, LIFESTYLES, opportunity, We Recommend | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Tech/Business/Arts –DIGITAL HOLLYWOOD SUMMIT by Tanya Young

A great article by Contributing Editor Tanya Young

REFLECTING WOMEN: DIGITAL HOLLYWOOD VIRTUAL REALITY SUMMIT FALL 2016

By Contributing Editor, Business, West Coast Tanya Young @Tanya1720

For the fifth year in a row, Victor Harwood gathered leading makers, gamers, fans and press to delve into all things digital in Hollywood.  The particular twist for this conference was its focus on virtual reality (VR) as a transformational tool for electronic media. The conference also explored binge watching as well as media finance and production for artists and creators of television, film and the internet.

Actually, Mr. Harwood and his speakers interpreted VR more broadly into augmented reality, immersive reality and what I call “enhanced” reality. Virtual reality (VR) is an artificial, computer-generated recreation of a real life environment or situation that makes the user feel like they are experiencing the simulated reality firsthand, primarily through vision, hearing and motion. In VR, your head movements are tracked in a three-dimensional world, making it ideally suited to interactive games, branded short subjects and even movies. It replaces the real world with a simulated one. Augmented reality (AR) is a live view of a real-world environment whose elements are augmented by computer-generated sensory input such as sound, video, graphics or GPS data.

As one of twenty SAG-AFTRA members comped to the fall event, delving into the shoptalk of gaming creators, yeomen designers and engineers as well as profiteers was a bit jarring in light of actors’ current, overdue strike against the video game industry.

If dozens of Digital Hollywood panelists are to be believed, we are just a few years away from a storytelling revolution on par with the dawn of the film projector, VCR and the Blu-ray player. CEO Jim Stewartson of Awesome Rocketship plans to bring photo booth-style VR kiosks to malls, arcades and other public venues at a cost of $10 to $15 per experience. Media and entertainment engineer Ed Lantz presented a new venture Vortex Immersion Media that brings virtual reality experiences into the nightclub environment of Las Vegas.

But for all the VR and immersive reality cheerleaders, there are a handful of naysaying gadflies. Dave Cobb, VP Creative Development for Thinkwell Group, sees neither the cost and hygiene of hardware nor the appeal of content as compelling enough for the mass market. Yet. Currently, Cobb describes higher-end private resorts as better venues for VR and related programming at a more realistic price point.

According to polygon.com, forty-seven percent of gamers are between 18 and 49 years old.  Fifty-nine percent of those who play games on a regular basis are men; forty-one percent are women.  Women remain in the minority audience traditional single or multiplayer games. Top titles include Halo, Grand Theft Auto, Street Fighter and World of Warcraft.

Advocates of mainstream video gaming say the violence in popular games is about fantasy. Shoot ’em ups can be a really unique way to relax. The point is that, unlike real life stressors, video game shoot ’em ups are not real.

During one of the handful of panels focusing on women, Catherine Day of Jaunt VR posited hope that the virtual reality revolution in gaming will make empathy, rather than shoot ’em ups, the prime movers.

Contradicting this empathy direction, the panel on consumer points-of-contact described agency as the key to consumer enjoyment of ER in kiosks, domes, IMAX and other special venues that extend beyond the headset.

Cost and hardware, though available, remain prohibitive to the average $200-$400 console gamer with a PlayStation.  The more expensive options are Oculus Rift ($600), Samsung Gear VR ($99) and the HTC Vive ($800). The Oculus Rift was repeatedly clowned during the four days panels – both for its price and onerous equipment package. But these consoles really are ready for holiday purchase. Reviews and word-of-mouth on theses consumer VR packages is extremely limited at the moment.  So I’m not clear which VR gears delivers the biggest bang for your buck.

Let me praise the newer venue for the Digital Hollywood conference. Though the Ritz-Carlton Marina Del Rey will always have its wind-blown charms, what a terrific conference venue Skirball is — from the elegant rooms and grand, austere structures in close proximity to the security staff and close, free easily accessible Wi-fi and plentiful free parking.

The highlight of each conference day was the wine, beer & snacks reception by the reflecting pool in the Taper Courtyard.

Truly, Victor Harwood is a supremely thoughtful expert in developing and producing conference events for professionals, executives and enthusiasts. Thank you to Digital Hollywood for working with SAG-AFTRA again this year to make Digital Hollywood accessible and inspiring for industry executives and creative artists alike.

November 3, 2016 Posted by | ART, BUSINESS, ENTREPRENEURS, FILM, TECHNOLOGY, Uncategorized, We Recommend | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

FILM/ FESTIVALS — FANTASIA FEST – 20th Edition — 7/14 – 8/2 *Montreal

We RECOMMEND:

FANTASIA’S 20th EDITION TO CLOSE WITH FEDE ALVAREZ’S DON’T BREATHE AND JEAN-FRANCOIS RICHET’S BLOOD FATHER, STARRING MEL GIBSON
Appearances from Christopher Lloyd, Keishi Otomo, and iconic Japanese actor Denden; a new VR component; and an award for Jean-Claude Lord are among the newly announced highlights, which also boasts numerous World and International premieres

Montreal, Quebec – Fantasia’s full 2016 lineup of

over 130 features has been revealed.

Included therein are

19 World Premieres,

18 North American Premieres, and

47 Canadian Premieres! In addition, the festival will be showcasing

over 300 shorts from across the globe, the complete list of which can be found on their website.

 

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OFFICIAL CLOSING FILM: THE CANADIAN PREMIERE OF FEDE ALVAREZ’S TERRIFYING FILM DON’T BREATHE

For the grand finale of Fantasia’s 20th anniversary edition, the festival is more than proud to present the Canadian Premiere of co-writer/director Fede Alvarez’s terrifying new film DON’T BREATHE, which left audiences breathless during its ecstatic South by Southwest debut earlier this year. In DON’T BREATHE, a trio of friends break into the house of a wealthy blind man, thinking they’ll get away with the perfect heist. They’re wrong. Screening will be hosted by Alvarez himself. DON’T BREATHE is produced by Sam Raimi and Rob Tapert along with Alvarez. Sony Pictures will release the film in North America on August 26, 2016.

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ADDITIONAL CLOSING NIGHT EVENT: THE NORTH-AMERICAN PREMIERE OF JEAN-FRANÇOIS RICHET’S MEL GIBSON-FRONTED POWERHOUSE BLOOD FATHER

Hot off its premiere at Cannes, the powerhouse Mel Gibson thriller BLOOD FATHER, directed by Jean-François Richet (MESRINE, ASSAULT ON PRECINCT 13), will be having its first North American screening at Fantasia as both part of the festival’s closing night events and the official closing film of the Action! section. BLOOD FATHER’s impressive cast also features Erin Moriarty, Elisabeth Röhm, William H. Macy, Diego Luna, Dale Dickey, Thomas Mann, and Michael Parks.

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INTRODUCING THE FANTASIA 2016 JURIES!

Fantasia is pleased to announce the esteemed jurors for our key international competitions. The complete list of juries, including those for Axis, Séquences, L’Écran fantastique, the Barry Convex Award for Best Canadian Film, and the Prix AQCC (l’Association québécoise des critiques de cinema) can be found on our website.

CHEVAL NOIR

JURY PRESIDENTS:
Aharon Keshales and Navot Papushado
, Israel – Filmmakers

Cyril Despontin, France – Paris International Fantastic Film Festival
George Schmalz, USA – Kickstarter
Justine Smith, Canada – Critic, The Globe and Mail, Vice Canada
Dr. Marcus Stiglegger, Germany – Critic, author, and Cinema Scholar

NEW FLESH AWARD (First Feature Competition)

JURY PRESIDENT:
Michael Gingold, USA – Critic and Screenwriter, Fangoria, Rue Morgue Magazine

Grady Hendrix, USA – Critic, author, co-founder of New York Asian Film Festival
Kate McEdwards, USA – Oscilloscope Laboratories
Nicolas Stanzick, France – Critic, Cahiers du cinéma, Repérages

INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM COMPETITION

JURY PRESIDENT:
Chris Oosterom, Netherlands – Imagine Fantastic Film Festival

Heather Buckley, USA – Critic, Graphic Designer, Blu-Ray producer
Peter Kuplowsky, Canada – Producer, programmer at Fantastic Fest, Toronto after Dark, programming assistant at TIFF (Midnight Madness)

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FRONTIÈRES@FANTASIA ANNOUNCES FULL SLATE OF PROGRAMMING

After a highly successful Frontières Day in Cannes, which marked the introduction to the market’s new partnership with Cannes’ Marché du Film, the Frontières International Co-Production Market returns to Fantasia for its eighth edition, which will take place July 21st through the 24th.

Frontières is a four-day industry networking event specifically focused on genre film production and financing. Following the announcement of its main line-up of 20 projects, for the first time Frontières is pleased to announce international spotlights on projects from Australia and South Africa, in addition to a work-in-progress line-up featuring multiple past Frontières projects currently in post-production, and a case study panel focusing on the upcoming virtual reality collaboration between SpectreVision and Ubisoft Montreal.

Highlights include a project from director Brandon Cronenberg (ANTIVIRAL) and a first look at the EMAfilms-Epic Pictures sci-fi thriller RADIUS. These projects join a line-up of previously announced titles including projects from director Roxanne Benjamin (SOUTHBOUND) and producer Andy Starke (SIGHTSEERS, THE GREASY STRANGLER).

FRONTIÈRES CASE STUDY:
The SpectreVision and Ubisoft Montréal Virtual Reality Project

The Frontières International Co-Production Market is pleased to present a panel discussion with Ubisoft and SpectreVision that will provide a behind-the-scenes look at their collaboration on an upcoming genre-based virtual reality experience, and examine the relationship between genre film and virtual reality.

Frontières@Fantasia 2016: International Spotlight Projects

AUSTRALIA
KATE KELLY
Director/Writer:  Donna McRae
Producers: Liz Baulch (Wild Iris Productions)

LUCID
Director: Brandon Cronenberg
Writer: Philip Tarl Denson
Producers: Raquelle David (Damsel Pictures)

NIGHTFLOWER (Australia/UK)
Director: Eron Sheean
Writer: David Scinto
Producers: Lizzette Atkins, Jasper Graham (Unicorn Films)

SOUTH AFRICA
CORPSEMEN (South Africa/USA)
Director: Brett Simmons
Writers: Brett Simmons, Marc Bloom
Producers: Jonh Volmink, Isaac Mogajane (Diprente), Peter Phok

DURBAN ROAD
Director/Writer:  Matthew Griffith
Producer: Rafeeqah Galant (Echo Ledge Productions)

MY DARK HEART
Director: James Adey
Writer: Steven Pillemer
Producers: Issac Mogojane, James Adey (Fiction Films)

WORK-IN-PROGRESS
THE CHAMBER (UK)
Director/Writer: Ben Parker
Producers: Jen Handorf, Paul Higgins (Chamber Films)

THE DEVIL ON WHEELS (Spain/UK)
Director/Writer: Enric Folch
Producers: Roger Allen, Gabriele Stifani, Luca Stifani (The Devil on Wheels Productions)

INNER GHOSTS (Portugal/Brazil)
Director: João Alves
Writer/Producer: Paulo Leite (Bad Behavior)

RADIUS (Canada)
Directors/Writers: Caroline Labrèche and Steeve Léonard
Producer: Anne-Marie Gélinas (EMAfilms inc.)

THE VOID (Canada)
Directors/Writers: Steven Kostanski and Jeremy Gillesipe
Producers: Casey Walker (Cave Painting Pictures), Jonathan Bronfman (JoBro Productions)

Frontières is made possible thanks to the generous support of Creative Europe, Telefilm Canada, and SODEC.

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CELEBRATING JEAN-CLAUDE LORD IN THE NAME OF DENIS HÉROUX

As part of the festival’s 20th Anniversary festivities, Fantasia has announced the creation of The Denis Héroux Award, a prize that recognizes exceptional contribution to the development of genre cinema and independent cinema from Quebec, named after the trailblazing filmmaker  – director of such works as VALÉRIE and A FEW ACRES OF SNOW, producer of landmarks that include QUEST FOR FIRE and ATLANTIC CITY  – who passed away in December of last year. The inaugural recipient will be Jean-Claude Lord, maker of such diverse works as PARLEZ-NOUS D’AMOUR, VISITING HOURS, PANIQUE, THE VINDICATOR, and BINGO, the latter being one of the first thrillers from Quebec.

INTRODUCING THE SAMSUNG FANTASIA VIRTUAL REALITY EXPERIENCE

Whether you’re curious about this new technology or anxious to try some of the genre film experiences developed in Canada and around the world in recent months, FANTASIA, in collaboration with CFC Media Lab, Cream Productions and Woolf + Lapin, is proud to present THE SAMSUNG FANTASIA VIRTUAL REALITY EXPERIENCE. On Thursday July 21st, from 3PM to 8PM, and from Friday to Sunday, July 24th, from noon to 8PM, the Fantasia audience will have the chance to choose among a selection of 11 different viewing experiences for virtual reality technology, selected for us by the CFC MEDIA LAB. Admission is free.

A SPOKEN-WORD PERFORMANCE BY GRADY HENDRIX:
SUMMERLAND LOST: A GHOST STORY IN PROGRESS

Grady Hendrix, celebrated film critic and acclaimed author of bestsellers Horrorstör and My Best Friend’s Exorcism, brings his stunning, deeply personal one-man show about psychic teenagers to Fantasia with SUMMERLAND LOST: A GHOST STORY IN PROGRESS. Telling the all-shocking, all-true tale of Victorian teenagers who spoke to the dead, this is the real life story of how biomechanical sex cults, the ghost of Ben Franklin, and Arctic explorers all teamed up to answer the ultimate question: is there life after death?

GO BEHIND THE GREEN DOOR WITH GÉRARD KIKOÏNE

Fantasia will be hosting a rare appearance by Gérard Kikoïne, French director of “films d’amour” featuring iconic X stars Brigitte Lahaie and Marilyn Jess. Having just published his memoir, “Kikobook,” the industry pioneer will revisit his singular life path and discuss his collaborations with Oliver Reed, Anthony Perkins, and Abel Gance, among others. During this round-table talk, moderated by filmmaker Éric Falardeau (THANATOMORPHOSE) and Mad Movies Magazine’s Gilles Esposito, he will reveal many behind-the-scenes secrets. The event will take place following our screening of Nicolas and Bruno’s IN SEARCH OF THE ULTRA-SEX.

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RUROUNI KENSHIN DIRECTOR HAS MURDER IN MIND FOR A FANTASIA WORLD PREMIERE

Fantasia is thrilled to host the World Premiere of the fascinating sci-fi thriller THE TOP SECRET: MURDER IN MIND, adapted from the popular manga Himitsu The Top Secret. A masterful script full of surprises, flawless characterizations and top-of-the-line production values make this visually stunning work a standout. After directing the immensely popular RUROUNI KENSHIN trilogy, Keishi Otomo proves once again that he is a singular talent and it will be a pleasure to welcome him back to Montreal for our 20th anniversary edition.

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CHRISTOPHER LLOYD HOSTS THE CANADIAN PREMIERE OF BILLY O’BRIEN’S I AM NOT A SERIAL KILLER

Adored actor Christopher Lloyd will be visiting Fantasia for the Canadian Premiere of Billy O’Brien’s I AM NOT A SERIAL KILLER, an acclaimed adaptation of Dan Wells’ successful novel. Who better to understand and stalk a serial killer than a teenage closet sociopath? From the gifted director of ISOLATION.

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THE NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE OF YEON SANG-HO’S CANNES SENSATION TRAIN TO BUSAN

Following our First Wave announcement of the Canadian Premiere of Yeon Sang-ho’s animated horror masterpiece SEOUL STATION, Fantasia is excited to announce the first North American screening of the filmmaker’s riveting TRAIN TO BUSAN, fresh off obliterating audiences’ nervous systems at Cannes.


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CROATIAN CINEMA GETS ITS HANDS BLOODY: THE WORLD PREMIERE OF GORAN

Believe us when we tell you that one of the must-see discoveries of Fantasia’s 20th edition is the unpredictable, violent and hilarious GORAN from Croatian filmmaker Nevio Marasovic (VIS-À-VIS). Following a down on his luck alcoholic cab driver during a nightmarish birthday party, this amalgamation of deranged situations turns a powerful social drama into a comedy of awkward situations along the lines of CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM with a substantially darker soul.

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AN ABSURDIST NEW CREATION FROM MINORU KAWASAKI

Japanese comedy master Minoru Kawasaki, creator of such Fantasia classics as THE CALAMARI WRESTLER, EXECUTIVE KOALA and THE RUG COP, is back with another hilariously absurdist treat! A giant monster feasts on hikers and begins to destroy the city when scientists have a genius idea: turning a skinny dude into a colossal pro wrestler! Buildings will fly and models will be pulverized when the hilarious KAIJYU MONO screens in its International Premiere.

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JOBS GET LETHALLY ODD IN THE WORLD PREMIERE OF PASCAL CHAUMEIL’S UN PETIT BOULOT

Left jobless after the town’s big factory closes, Jacques (Romain Duris) finds a new job to cover his debts and make ends meet – contract killings. A smartly written black comedy that takes sharp shots at capitalism and conformity, UN PETIT BOULOT (ODD JOB) is scripted by and co-starring Michel Blanc, and directed by the late Pascal Chaumeil, who passed away shortly after production was completed.

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FROM THE MAKERS OF BITE –
THE WORLD PREMIERE OF BED OF THE DEAD

Maverick Canadian genre heroes Black Fawn Films, whose BITE, EJECTA, ANTISOCIAL, THE DROWNSMAN, and NEVERLOST have all world premiered at Fantasia, return to Montreal with BED OF THE DEAD, the directorial debut of cinematographer Jeff Maher (BITE, HELLOUTH). Four twenty-somethings find themselves stuck on a haunted antique bed where leaving means suffering a gruesome death in this hallucinatory Grand Guignol Twilight Zone-esque shocker that gets freakier with each passing minute.

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EVERYONE WILL FALL IN LOWLIFE LOVE

Third Window Films and Eiji Uchida (GREATFUL DEAD) partner up once again for LOWLIFE LOVE, an undeniably personal and uncompromising look behind the scenes of Japan’s micro-budget film industry. Starring veteran actor Denden (COLD FISH, CURE, UZUMAKI) and Kiyohiko Shibukawa (LOVE & PEACE) in the lead role of a 39-year-old deadbeat lowlife running a scam film school for down-on-their-luck actors and filmmakers. Fantasia’s Canadian Premiere screening will be hosted by Director Eiji Uchida, actor Denden, and producer Adam Torel.

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FANTASIA CELEBRATES 50 YEARS OF JAPAN’S MOST FAMOUS SUPERHERO WITH THE INTERNATIONAL PREMIERE OF ULTRAMAN X: THE MOVIE

On July 17, 1966, the first episode of the hugely popular Ultraman series was broadcast on Japanese television. On July 17, 2016, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the birth of Japan’s most famous superhero, Fantasia will present the international premiere of Kiyotaka Taguchi’s ULTRAMAN X: THE MOVIE, the latest film from Tsuburaya Productions, featuring the original Ultraman.

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THE INTERNATIONAL PREMIERE OF KIM TAE-GON’S FAMILYHOOD

Both hilarious and deeply moving, Kim Tae-gon’s extremely smart dramedy FAMILYHOOD (International Premiere) is more than just a solid piece of entertainment. Featuring an impressive cast led by the extraordinary Kim Hye-soo (COIN LOCKER GIRL), it also sparks a necessary reflection on the cult of youth and beauty in contemporary society and South Korean medias, while tackling the unfair marginalization of young single mothers. Director Kim Tae-gon (THE POT) will be hosting Fantasia’s International Premiere of the film.

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DOCUMENTARIES FROM THE EDGE 2016 LINEUP

Fantasia’s documentary section returns with six fascinating works that will provoke thoughts and post-screening discussions-a-plenty.

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Beware the Slenderman
USA / Dir: Irene Taylor Brodsky    

On May 31, 2014, two girls in Wisconsin committed an irredeemable act at the behest of an eerie Internet entity. A doc in which fiction not only surpasses reality but contaminates it in a horrifying way. Using testimonials and archival footage, it also questions the complex relationship that exists today between youth and social media. If the Slender Man doesn’t exist, he certainly haunts our spirit. Screening will be hosted by director Irene Taylor Brodsky. Official Selection: SXSW 2016, Hot Docs 2016. Quebec Premiere.

The Dwarvenaut
USA / Dir: Josh Bishop

A portrait of the challenges and triumphs of artist, entrepreneur, off-the-cuff philosopher and supremely devoted D&D aficionado Stefan Pokorny, mastermind of Dwarven Forge gaming miniatures. Bishop’s doc is a robust and immensely inspiring tribute to talent, purpose, and dreams made real — an enchanted, and enchanting, tale for the ages. Pokorny and Bishop will be hosting our screening.  Official Selection: SXSW 2016, Calgary Underground Film Festival 2016. Quebec Premiere.

The Show of Shows
Iceland-UK / Dir: Benedikt Erlingsson

Step right up, ladies and gentlemen, it’s perfectly okay to stare. Prepare to embark on a spectacular non-narrative journey through a century of lost circus and vaudeville arts, set to a bedazzling score by members of Sigur Rós and an Icelandic choir. A dreamy, beautiful, eerie poem of a film. Official Selection: Sheffield Documentary Film Festival 2015, Göteborg International Film Festival 2016. Canadian Premiere.

Tower
USA / Dir: Keith Maitland

On Aug 1, 1966, Austin’s University of Texas campus abruptly became a place of horror when Charles Whitman opened fire from a clock tower. A hyper-cinematic oral history of sorts, set to an inspired combination of artfully animated recreations, newsreel footage, photographs and rotoscoped depictions of the speakers themselves, using these devices to brilliant effect, telling the story in near real-time. Winner: Best Documentary Feature, SXSW 2016. Fantasia’s screening on August 1st will be followed by a panel discussion organized by Meaghan Hennegan, survivor of the 2006 Dawson College Shooting, featuring speakers from Polytechnique, Dawson College and CTV News, with more participants to be announced shortly.

Previously announced Documentaries from the Edge titles: CREATURE DESIGNERS: THE FRANKENSTEIN COMPLEX and FOR THE LOVE OF SPOCK.

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FANTASIA’S ACTION! SECTION EXPLODES THE REMAINDER OF ITS 2016 LINEUP

Following the earlier announcements of the World Premiere of KICKBOXER VENGEANCE and North American Premieres of SKIPTRACE, BLOOD FATHER, ANTIGANG, and TORO, among others, Fantasia’s Action! section has three more hard-hitting punches to land.

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Baaghi
India  /  Dir: Sabbir Khan

Ronny has mastered the art of fighting, a skill he’ll need when he races to the rescue of a kidnapped flame in Thailand. Tiger Shroff’s intense performance shows promise of major martial-arts stardom ahead. BAAGHI is a non-stop action feast that will keep you on the edge of your seat for its whole duration. Quebec Premiere.

Kill Zone 2
Hong Kong-China / Dir.:Soi Cheang

Thai prison guard Chai must keep Kit, an undercover Hong Kong cop, alive at any cost. An action extravaganza with some truly astounding scenes — including a prison riot that will have you on the edge of your seat! Official Selection : Toronto International Film Festival 2015.

The Phantom Detective
South Korea / Dir: Jo Sung-hee

Private investigator Hong Gil-dong (Lee Je-hoon), searching for his mother’s killer, enlists the unsuspecting help of the man’s two granddaughters. A devilish, modern mélange of film noir and action. Official Selection: Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival 2016. Quebec Premiere.

Additional previously announced Action! titles: THE BODYGUARD, LIBRARY WARS: THE LAST MISSION, and THEY CALL ME JEEG.

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AXIS 2016: ANIME THEN AND NOW, LONE-WOLF ANIMATORS

As its twentieth anniversary arrives, Fantasia can’t forget how essential Japanese anime has been in our programming over the past two decades, and this year we’re screening both a new, state-of-the-art anime feature (HARMONY) and an early cornerstone of Japanese animation history (MOMOTARO, SACRED SAILORS).

The 2016 Axis section also showcases BATTLEDREAM CHRONICLE from Martinique and NOVA SEED from Canada, two superior examples of something we can expect more of in the years to come: full feature films crafted by a single animator on a negligible budget. The quality, creativity, and charm these labours of love exude should give big studios pause… and remind fans of the medium what they love about it in the first place.

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Harmony
Japan / Dirs.: Takashi Nakamura, Michael Arias

Tuan has fled to the ends of the Earth, the edge of human civilization drastically reduced by cataclysm – and since supremely elevated by nanotech miracles. A new key work in Japanese animation from the innovative Studio 4°C, part of the Project Itoh anime trilogy. Quebec Premiere.

Momotaro, Sacred Sailors
Japan / Dir.: Mitsuyo Seo

Commissioned by the Ministry of the Navy and inspired by Disney’s FANTASIA, animation pioneer Seo’s 1945 propaganda film for children was the very first Japanese anime feature. A lost masterpiece, freshly restored from the original 35mm negatives. Official Selection, Cannes Classics 2016. Canadian Premiere.

Battledream Chronicle
Martinique / Dir.: Alain Bidard

Syanna must confront the fiercest fighters of Mortemonde, to kill the masters inside them – and the slave inside herself. Martinique’s first animated feature, a digital anime adventure on par with Japan’s best, but proudly Caribbean at heart (and it’s all the work of a single filmmaker).

Nova Seed
Canada / Dir.: Nick DiLiberto

It’s bio-warrior beast-man versus wasteland warlock in this totally hand-drawn, homemade cartoon mini-masterpiece, shamelessly wallowing in vintage Saturday-morning science-fantasy fun. The ne plus ultra of do-it-yourself animation, loaded with irony-free charm. Quebec Premiere.

Previously announced Axis titles: BAD CAT, PSYCHONAUTS, and SEOUL STATION.

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ADDITIONAL THIRD WAVE TITLES INCLUDE:

The Arbalest
USA / Dir: Adam Pinney

The reclusive and eccentric inventor behind the Kalt Cube – the world’s most popular toy! – is opening up after a 10-year vow of silence, ready to unveil a new invention. A quirky, edge-of-your-seat character study, unfolding as the confessional of a Steve Jobs-esque inventor, THE ARBALEST is a rare thing: a vision at once fresh, hilarious, and chilling in its pitch-perfect timeliness. Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at SXSW 2016.

Bakuman
Japan / Dir: Hitoshi Ohne

Two classmates team up to create a manga and get it published in the legendary magazine Shonen Jump. A film for manga fans to drool over, while pleasing the uninitiated with its contagious dynamism, astounding visual creativity, award winning soundtrack by electro band Sakanaction and stellar cast led by RUROUNI KENSHIN’s Takeru Sato. Official Selection: Udine Far East Film Festival 2016, Japan Cuts 2016. Canadian Premiere.

Collective Invention
South Korea / Dir: Kwon Oh-kwang

A journalist strives to expose the transformation of a boy into a fish following a clinical experiment gone awry. Alternately absurd and bitingly satirical, a smart, funny fantasy you can dive right into. Official Selection: Toronto International Film Festival 2015, Busan International Film Festival 2015, BAFICI – Buenos Aires Film Festival 2016. Quebec Premiere.

The Exclusive: Beat the Devil’s Tattoo
South Korea / Dir: Roh Deok

Breaking news, this just in! Killer-thriller collides with biting black satire of modern media! Body count sure to rise! Rising South Korean star Cho Jung-seok (ARCHITECTURE 101) headlines in this anxious, adrenal twist of mystery, mayhem, and mockery. Official Selection: Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival 2016, Udine Far East Film Festival 2016. Canadian Premiere.

Feuilles mortes
Quebec / Dirs: Thierry Bouffard, Carnior, Edouard A. Tremblay

On the road to a fortified village, three individuals with very different pasts see their destinies unwillingly intertwined. A post-apocalyptic Western that’s also a powerful human drama, starring Roy Dupuis, Noémie O’Farrell, and Philippe Racine. Big-screen viewing is a must. World Premiere.

Five
France / Dir: Igor Gotesman

Selling drugs isn’t for everybody, and when things turn sour, Samuel (Pierre Niney) has no choice but to turn to those who always had his back: his friends! A funny yet humanist film about friendship. North American Premiere.

Fourth Place
South Korea / Dir: Jung Ji-woo

Coach Gwang-su will make a better competitive swimmer of 11-year-old Jun-ho — but at what terrible cost? Gorgeously shot and masterfully written, this shattering, yet luminous sports drama carries the torch for independent Korean cinema in this Olympic year. Official Selection: Busan International Film Festival 2015, Udine Far East Film Festival 2016, New York Asian Film Festival 2016. Canadian Premiere.

HK2: The Abnormal Crisis
Japan / Dir: Yuichi Fukuda

After being the hero of one of the craziest screenings in the history of Fantasia, Hentai Kamen is back for further sexy superheroics in a sequel packed with salacious gags, absurd dialogue, over-the-top action, and grotesque baddies. Official Selection: Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival 2016, Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival 2016, New York Asian Film Festival 2016. Canadian Premiere.

Holy Flame of the Martial World
Hong Kong / Dir: Lu Chin-Ku

The search for the ultimate weapon, the Holy Flame, continues to create havoc! Beware of laser fingers and flying disco balls as you enjoy this blast of pure, unfiltered kung fu insanity in a rarely seen 35mm Shaw Scope print.

Judge Archer
China / Dir: Xu Haofeng

A tormented young man invites trouble with his new identity in this resounding, confounding kung fu delight that breaks and remakes the very laws of martial arts cinema! North American Premiere.

Karaoke Crazies
South Korea / Dir: Kim Sang-chan

Financial pressures make a dysfunctional family of sorts out of the misfits at Addiction Karaoke — but a serial killer threatens to upend the fragile peace. A crafty blend of black comedy, poignant drama, and brutal suspense. Official Selection: South by Southwest Film Festival 2016, Boston Underground Film Festival 2016. Quebec Premiere.

Kiki, Love to Love
Spain / Dir: Paco León

Five unusual love stories unfold in sunny Madrid, in this smart, spicy sympathetic erotic comedy. León’s film blew up at the box office in Spain and seduced millions — and schooled them in the details of dirty dabblings like harpaxophilia, polyamory, dacryphilia, eliphilia, and somnophilia! Canadian Premiere.

Kiyamachi Daruma
Japan /  Dir: Hideo Sakaki

Katsuura was once at the top, boss of a Kyoto yakuza clan. Now, he’s at the very bottom, literally crawling on the floor as a limbless debt collector. One of the bleakest, most unrelenting gangster films which is playing against type at every level possible. Official Selection: New York Asian Film Festival 2016. Canadian Premiere.

Lace Crater
USA / Dir: Harrison Atkins

A disarming film about messy relationships and the shame of owning up to one’s sexuality… especially when ghosts and STDs are involved! Exploring a generation’s drive for romantic connection by way of the supernatural, LACE CRATER blends the improvisational and comedic approaches of erstwhile mumblecore cinema, with the unsettling metaphors that a genre framework can bring to life. Official Selection: Toronto International Film Festival 2015, Imagine Film Festival 2016. Quebec Premiere.

Little Sister
USA / Dir: Zach Clark

Halloween 2008 brings a former goth girl, now a nun, back into her dysfunctional clan’s den of disaster. A delightful and idiosyncratic black comedy about family, black lipstick, drugs, and finding grace in adversity starring Addison Timlin, Ally Sheedy, Keith Poulson, and Barbara Crampton. An outright masterpiece from the wildly talented director of WHITE REINDEER. Official Selection: SXSW 2016, Edinburgh International Film Festival 2016. Canadian Premiere.

Mon ami Dino
Quebec / Dir: Jimmy Larouche

“I’m not afraid to die — I’m scared to lose my life.” Actor Dino Tavarone (OMERTA) delivers a performance of rare authenticity, playing himself in a wild concoction that perfectly blends reality with fiction. A splendid celebration of life reflecting on family, friendship, work… and illness. Montreal Premiere.

Outlaws and Angels
USA / Dir: JT Mollner

Desperate bank robbers with a bounty hunter on their trail hide out at an isolated farm. A gloomy, violent concoction emphasizing the gritty, depraved, and brutal side of the Wild West, tipping its hat to the classics. Francesca Eastwood, daughter of the legendary silver-screen cowboy, delivers a twisted yet solid performance that is sure to make her famous father proud. Official Selection : Sundance 2016. Canadian Premiere.

Parasyte: Part 1
Japan  / Dir: Takashi Yamazaki

The right hand of teenager Shinichi has been commandeered by a strange alien entity, and it wants to find more of its kind. A shrewd, highly logical hybrid of horror and sci-fi, adapted from the hugely popular manga. Official Selection: Tokyo International Film Festival 2014, Udine Far East Film Festival 2015, Nippon Connection Festival 2015. Quebec Premiere.

Parasyte: Part 2
Japan / Dir: Takashi Yamazaki

The second act of the two-part PARASYTE series raises the stakes and cranks up the excitement. A mutant mash-up of grisly gore, creature feature, science fiction eco-shocker, and superhero thrill ride. Official Selection: Udine Far East Film Festival 2015, Nippon Connection Festival 2015. Quebec Premiere.

The Piper
South Korea / Dir: Kim Gwang-tae

In the aftermath of the Korean war, a humble musician and his sick son discover a hidden village plagued by rats — and by shameful, dark secrets. A haunting, horror-stained fable of doublecross and dire retribution adapted from the classic Pied Piper of Hamelin with an amazing cast led by Ryoo Seung Ryong (SEOUL STATION) and Chun Woo-hee (HAN GONG-JU). Official Selection: Vancouver International Film Festival 2015, Busan International Film Festival 2015.

The Priests
South Korea / Dir: Jang Jae-hyun

A grizzled, borderline-burnout veteran exorcist and a rebellious young seminarian confront a demonic possession in Korea in this supernatural thriller that’s scary and/or funny in just the right places. Kim Yoon-seok (THE CHASER), Kang Dong-won (HAUNTERS), and Park So-dam (THE THRONE) shine in Jang Jae-hyun’s impressive first direction. Official Selection: Udine Far East Film Festival 2016, Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival 2016. Quebec Premiere.

Psycho Raman
India / Dir: Anurag Kashyap

Raman, a serial killer in Mumbai, sees his alter ego in the crooked cop pursuing him. A genuine time bomb that can suddenly blow up in your face at any time, capturing the social pressures gnawing away at Indian society.  From the visionary director of GANGS OF WASSEYPUR and UGLY. Fantasia will be showing the Cannes cut, as opposed to the version that recently opened in theatrical release. Official Selection, Cannes Director’s Fortnight 2016.

Sori: Voice from the Heart
South Korea / Dir: Lee Ho-jae

Kim is searching for his long-lost daughter. A satellite robot he names Sori is also on a quest — and government agents are after them both. A smart, inventive, and empathic adventure, part quirky comedy, part techno-thriller. Official Selection: Hong Kong International Film Festival 2016, Udine Far East Film Festival 2016. Quebec Premiere.

Too Young to Die!
Japan / Dir: Kankuro Kudo

Recently deceased teenager Daisuke, desperate to escape Hell and reach Heaven, embarks on an epic journey of wacky reincarnations. A devil-horned comedy masterpiece by Writer/Director Kankuro Kudo (BRASS KNUCKLE BOYS), bursting with gore gags and heavy metal tunes by the gallon! Official Selection: International Film Festival Rotterdam 2016, Hong Kong Filmart 2016, New York Asian Film Festival 2016. Canadian Premiere.

A Violent Prosecutor
South Korea / Dir: Lee Il-hyung

Hardboiled prosecutor Byun, framed for the death of a suspect, isn’t going to let prison walls get in the way of his revenge. A rough, tough, rambunctious legal thriller that ransacked the South Korean box office featuring stars Hwang Jung-min (THE WAILING) and Kang Dong-won (THE PRIESTS). Quebec Premiere.

 

MARILYN MANSON, SHINSUKE SATO, AND KEVIN SMITH AMONG FEST GUESTS AS FANTASIA REVEALS AN EXCITING SECOND WAVE OF TITLES!


Fest to open with World Premieres of KING DAVE and KICKBOXER: VENGEANCE! Polish Spotlight, Camera Lucida, Fantasia Underground, and more announced

Opening Film: THE WORLD PREMIERE OF DANIEL GROU’S KING DAVE

Violence, heartache and betrayal lie ahead when Dave (MOMMY’s Alexandre Goyette) gets caught up in a calamitous situation, driven by an unstoppable momentum. A tale told in a breathless rush, captured in a single tracking shot by celebrated Quebecois filmmaker Daniel “Podz” Grou (7 DAYS, 10 1/2, MIRACULUM). Also starring Karelle Tremblay and Mylène St-Sauveur.

Additional Opening Night Attraction: THE WORLD PREMIERE OF JOHN STOCKWELL’S KICKBOXER: VENGEANCE

Re-launching the KICKBOXER franchise, this blistering new film boasts Canadian actor Alain Moussi in the lead and Jean-Claude Van Damme as a muay thai teacher with unconventional methods. Georges St-Pierre and Dave Bautista also star. Directed by John Stockwell (TURISTAS, INTO THE BLUE).

 
MARILYN MANSON WILL MAKE YOU A MARTYR

Trailblazing musician and multimedia artist Marilyn Mason will be coming to Fantasia to present the World Premiere of Corey Asraf & John Swab’s gripping and poetic modern Noir LET ME MAKE YOU A MARTYR. Manson is a producer on the film and co-stars alongside Mark Boone Junior, Niko Nicotera, Sam Quartin, and Michael Potts.

KEVIN SMITH WILL YOGA YOU A HOSER

Indie iconoclast Kevin Smith will be coming to Fantasia for a special evening with his uniquely Quebec-centric comedy YOGA HOSERS, the second entry in the filmmaker’s inspired “True North” trilogy centered around outrageously kooky and inventively hallucinatory happenings in our Canuckian neck of the woods.

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SHINSUKE SATO IS COMING TO FANTASIA WITH LIBRARY WARS: THE LAST MISSION

Shinsuke Sato is one of the most versatile directors in Japan, excelling as the Co-Writer-Director of a family oriented animation film like OBLIVIOUS ISLAND: HARUKA AND THE MAGIC MIRROR (Special Mention at Fantasia 2010) as much as he does at the helm of thrilling gore fest like I AM A HERO. The festival will have the pleasure of welcoming Director Sato again with the Canadian Premiere of LIBRARY WARS: THE LAST MISSION, part of our Action! section, where paramilitary thrills, comical flourishes and powerful philosophical challenges pervade this sequel to the 2013 Fantasia hit.


THE WORLD PREMIERE OF NICK GILLESPIE’S BEN WHEATLEY-PRODUCED TANK 432

A military mission goes deadly wrong when a group of soldiers find themselves stalked by invisible enemies. Co-produced by Ben Wheatley (A FIELD IN ENGLAND, HIGH RISE), Nick Gillespie’s TANK 432 is a gripping and fascinating unnatural thriller where the lines between reality and nightmares dissolve to make room for an exploration into chaos. One of the highlights of the 2016 edition of Fantasia’s Camera Lucida section (full lineup announced later in this release).

SLEEP NO MORE AS WE UNCOVER MIKE FLANAGAN’S BEFORE I WAKE

Fantasia was among the first festivals to introduce the world to the brilliance of Mike Flanagan (OCCULUS, HUSH) with our screening of the filmmaker’s instant-classic debut ABSENTIA. We’re thrilled to be bringing him back with a special screening of his eerie and poetic horror/fantasy BEFORE I WAKE, starring Jacob Tremblay (ROOM) as a troubled orphan whose dreams spill out into the real-world environment around him when he sleeps – as do his nightmares. Also starring Kate Bosworth, Thomas Jane, and Annabeth Gish.

JACKIE CHAN RETURNS TO THE FANTASIA SCREEN WITH SKIPTRACE

A beloved figure on the Fantasia screen since the festival’s 1996 inception, Jackie Chan will always hold a special place here. We’re pleased to be presenting the North American premiere of his latest film, Renny Harlin’s SKIPTRACE, in which a detective from Hong Kong teams up with an American gambler (Johnny Knoxville) to battle against a notorious Chinese criminal. Also starring Fan Bingbing, Eric Tsang and Michael Wong.


ADAM NIMOY WILL HOST THE INTERNATIONAL PREMIERE OF FOR THE LOVE OF SPOCK

Arriving at Warp Speed to welcome STAR TREK’s 50th anniversary, FOR THE LOVE OF SPOCK celebrates the enduring series by focusing on the franchise’s most popular character and the man who played him. Directed and narrated by Adam Nimoy, this fascinating doc offers a personal, intimate look at the life and livelihood of his late father, beloved actor Leonard Nimoy, and his iconic alter-ego, Mr. Spock. Official Selection: Tribeca Film Festival 2016

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IF CATS DISAPPEARED FROM THE WORLD

A terminally-ill postman with days to live meets the Devil in the guise of his double, who offers him an extra day of life for each thing, linking him to his loved ones, that is forever removed from the surface of the Earth. A poignant Faustian tale full of both sadness and light. Make no mistake, Akira Nagai’s IF CATS DISAPPEARED FROM THE WORLD, presented in Canadian Premiere, is among the finest jewels of Fantasia’s 2016 programming and one of the most touching films you will encounter anywhere this year.

THE NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE OF KIKE MAILLO’S TORO

Kike Maillo created quite a stir on the festival circuit in 2011 with the Goya-awarded sci-fi film EVA. For his second feature, he brings us a super-realist action film, highly stylized, cleverly written and flawlessly directed, starring Mario Casas (UNIT 7) and Luis Tosar (SLEEP TIGHT).


AN OUTSIDER ROMANCE TOLD UNROMANTICALLY: SOME FREAKS

A rare teen film about outsiders that actually understands them, playwright Ian McAllister-McDonald’s SOME FREAKS (World Premiere) depicts a sweet yet wounding romance between a one-eyed boy (Thomas Mann) and a large girl (Lily Mae Harrington) who come together from shared experiences as high school outcasts. Funny, honest and caustic, this film will charm your heart – and demolish it. Co-executive produced by Neil LaBute.

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SPOTLIGHT ON POLISH GENRE CINEMA

In tribute to the passing of the great Andrzej Zulawski earlier this year, Fantasia will be presenting a special showcase of Polish genre cinema. Presented in collaboration with the Polish Film Institute, our series will screen four masterpieces of provocative, individualistic filmmaking, three contemporary, one nearly-lost classic in vividly restored new light.


DEMON

Poland — Dir: Marcin Wrona

This festival favorite offers an ingenious twist on Jewish folklore and myth. Tackling complex ideas — whether the feeling of confronting life’s big changes, or of the lurking national and political histories that bubble to the surface once families are united under the same roof — DEMON is dense with illuminating metaphors, and rich with moments of unsettlingly quiet horror. Official Selection: Toronto International Film Festival 2015, Hong Kong International Film Festival 2016.  Quebec Premiere


I, OLGA HEPNAROVA

Czech Republic-Poland-Slovakia — Dirs: Petr Kazda, Tomas Weinreb

On July 10, 1973, 22-year-old Olga Hepnarová drove a truck into a group of 25 strangers, setting in motion a tragic conclusion to a lonely young life of alienation and rage. A bracingly powerful and tough-minded true story featuring a haunting lead performance by the incredible Michalina Olszanska (THE LURE). Official Selection: Berlin International Film Festival 2016. North American Premiere.



THE LURE

Poland — Dir: Agnieszka Smoczynska

Heart-eating sister sirens from the sea join an erotic cabaret in the disco mermaid stripper horror/musical/comedy/drama/romance/coming-of-age adult fable you’ve been waiting your entire life for.  A singular masterpiece of the unconventional, THE LURE is an exhilaratingly cool act of filmmaking whose charms are impossible to resist. Official Selection: Sundance 2016, Luxembourg City Film Festival 2016. Quebec Premiere.


ON THE SILVER GLOBE
(newly restored)
Poland — Dir: Andrzej Zulawski

Andrzej Zulawski’s long suppressed, now magnificently restored ON THE SILVER GLOBE (1977/1988) features some of the most bizarre and startling imagery ever committed to celluloid: heretics impaled on spikes, a mass underground orgy and (years before MAD MAX) a finned Cadillac screaming through the desert… Shortly before the end of filming, the project was shut down by the Polish Communist authorities. Almost a decade later, Zulawski was invited back to Poland to complete his broken masterpiece. Recently restored from the original camera negative, ON THE SILVER GLOBE presents a terrifying science fiction vision worlds apart from STAR WARS.

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CAMERA LUCIDA 2016

For its 7th edition, Camera Lucida once again showcases unique and groundbreaking perspectives on genre cinemas by taking its codes into new directions. Over a dozen titles from around the world have been selected to figure in our 2016 line-up, including festival favorites as well as exciting premieres from promising newcomers. Themes this year cover feminism, urban isolation, conspiracy theories and sexuality.

ALOYS
Switzerland / France — Dir: Tobias Nölle

In this urban fable, a lonely inspector sees his life turned upside down when a mysterious woman initiates him to « telephone walking », an unusual form of therapy. A rare example of audiovisual poetry, the bittersweet ALOYS could be compared to a melancholic variation on Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s AMELIE. Official Selection, Berlin International Film Festival 2016.

L’ÉLAN
France — Dir: Étienne Labroue

The arrival of a humanoid being (an elk, with a big plush head) quickly creates havoc in a small French village. Part mockumentary, conspiracy theory and fantasy fable, this promising debut feature bursts with a refreshing originality. Official Selection: L’étrange festival de Paris 2015. Canadian Premiere.


SHELLEY

Denmark-Sweden — Dir: Ali Abbasi

A housekeeper finds a new job in an isolated house in the middle of wilderness. Once there, the two owners ask her to carry their child. Reminiscent of ROSEMARY’S BABY, this modern gothic chiller turns an intimate Bergman-like drama into one of the most surprising horror films of the year. Official Selection: Berlin International Film Festival 2016. North-American Premiere.

IF THERE’S A HELL BELOW (Closing Film: Camera Lucida)
USA — Dir: Nathan Williams

Believing to be on the story of the century, a journalist suddenly finds himself caught in a frantic game of cat and mouse. Quiet yet profoundly suspense, the Closing Film of Camera Lucida 2016 creates a climate of paranoia so paralyzing that it’s almost asphyxiating. Official Selection: Slamdance Film Festival 2016. International Premiere.


THE INERASABLE

Japan — Dir. Yoshihiro Nakamura

A popular mystery writer and a young architecture student investigate a haunted apartment complex, in this clever deconstruction of J-horror tropes from prolific director Yoshihiro Nakamura (FISH STORY, THE SNOW WHITE MURDER CASE). Official Selection: Tokyo International Film Festival, Udine Far East Film Festival. Quebec Premiere.


THE WAILING
(Opening Film: Camera Lucida)
South Korea — Dir. Na Hong-jin

A wave of gruesome murders is tearing the rural village of Goksung apart and its only weapons against these manifestations of pure evil are an incompetent cop, a shy deacon and an exuberant shaman. With the ambient horror thriller THE WAILING, the Opening Film of our Camera Lucida section and one of the most talked about films of Cannes 2016, Writer/Director Na Hong-jin confirm his place among the masters of Korean cinema. Official Selection: Cannes Film Festival 2016, Munich International Film Festival 2016. Quebec Premiere

Previously announced Camera Lucida titles: AMERICANA, EMBERS, OPERATION AVALANCHE, UNDER THE SHADOW, WE ARE THE FLESH

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FANTASIA UNDERGROUND 2016

Get set for unrestrained eccentricity and mountains of resourceful, raw talent as Fantasia Underground celebrates its third birthday, bringing a homeless street gang, a power-stripped middle-aged superhero, an alienated dog groomer in love and a whole lotta monsters to town for the party.


PARASITES

USA — Dir: Chad Ferrin

Three college students find themselves lost and stranded on Skid Row when they get a flat tire and are captured by an angry homeless gang. Visceral, low-budget grittiness that pays homage to horror, westerns and ’80s action, playing like John Carpenter by way of Jim VanBebber.  World Premiere


SHE’S ALLERGIC TO CATS

USA — Dir: Michael Reich

In an era where we’re regularly seeing films calculated to be “weird” by design, here’s an intoxicatingly insane breath-of-fresh-air coming from a place so genuine and strange it cannot be faked. Is it a comedy? A horror film? A romance? A fever dream? Yes! An experimental observational comedy that doesn’t look or feel like anything else, this is one of the coolest discoveries of 2016.


SUPERPOWERLESS

USA — Dir: Duane Anderson

A former crime-fighter whose unnatural powers have waned, is plagued by midlife crisis. A witty, surprising and emotionally resonant film about aging, self-acceptance and legacy that brings a fresh perspective on the iconic superhero: you will believe that a man can fly, fall down and get back up again… Truly terrific.  World Premiere

THERAPY
France — Dir: Nathan Ambrosioni

Following the discovery of a home movie left by a pack of missing teenagers, two cops realized they must act quickly in order to save them from a murderous threat. Following the success of last year’s HOSTILE, maverick young filmmaker Nathan Ambrosioni, now a weather-beaten 16 years of age, returns to Fantasia with a frightening and well-crafted new take on the found footage subgenre. World Premiere.

Previously announced Fantasia Underground title: ATMO HORROX

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Additional Second Wave Highlights:

ANOTHER EVIL
USA — Dir: Carson D. Mell

A couple whose vacation home is haunted enlist a hardcore exorcist — and the real problems begin. This parapsychological gem, the feature debut from Carson D. Mell, a writer on EASTBOUND & DOWN and SILICON VALLEY, is both a weird, intimate comedy and a different kind of haunted-house chiller. Official Selection: SXSW 2016. International Premiere

ANTIBIRTH
USA-Canada — Dir: Danny Perez

Natasha Lyonne, Chloe Sevigny, Meg Tilly and Mark Webber star in this twisted, surrealistic and grotesque tale of drug addiction and a very unusual kind of pregnancy that stunned audiences at Sundance earlier this year. Official Selection: Boston Underground Film Festival 2016

A BRIDE FOR RIP VAN WINKLE
Japan — Dir. Shunji Iwai

Nanami meets her husband on the Internet, and her life unravels into a complex network of artifice, strange jobs and deceitful relationships. An epic of alienation and love for the age of social media, from master Shunji Iwai (ALL ABOUT LILY CHOU-CHOU, VAMPIRE)! Official selection: Seattle International Film Festival 2016, New York Asian Film Festival 2016. Canadian Premiere

A CONSPIRACY OF FAITH
Denmark — Dir: Hans Petter Moland

A message in a bottle comes across the desk of a sleepy cold-case investigation unit in Denmark. It begins with the word ‘Help.’ An exhilaratingly chilling Nordic Noir starring the great Nikolaj Lie Kaas, A CONSPIRACY OF FAITH broke a 15-year Opening Weekend box office record in Denmark. Official Selection: Edinburgh International Film Festival 2016. Canadian Premiere.

THE DEVIL’S CANDY
USA — Dir: Sean Byrne

A vivid new take on the Satanic haunted-house thriller by way of a home-invasion siege nightmare, complete with a ferociously effective doom-metal sound design that will have the cinema’s walls shaking with demonic force to match director Byrne’s exhilarating storytelling chops. Official Selection: Toronto International Film Festival 2015, Fantastic Fest 2015. Quebec Premiere.

EYES OF MY MOTHER
USA — Dir: Nicolas Pesce

First-time writer/director Nicolas Pesce’s B&W nightmare had everyone talking–and screaming–during its Sundance debut, and now makes its bloody mark on Fantasia. This rural horror show jangles the nerves from the get-go, when a lunatic arrives at the remote homestead of an odd family. But that’s just the tip of this chilling iceberg that evokes Takashi Miike at his most disturbing and Terrence Malick at his most evocative. Canadian Premiere.

LAZY HAZY CRAZY
Hong Kong — Dir: Jody Luk Yee-Sum

An audacious and unsettling coming of age story of three girls reaching adulthood in Hong Kong from 1st time director Jody Luk Yee-Sum, a regular co-writer (LOVE IN THE BUFF & VULGARIA) for award winning director Pang Ho-Cheung (who also serves as producer). Official Selection: Tokyo Film Festival, Stockholm Film Festival, Five Flavors Film Festival, New York Asian Film Festival, Canadian Premiere.

THE LOVE WITCH
USA — Dir: Anna Biller

A modern-day witch uses spells and magic to get men to fall in love with her, in VIVA director Anna Biller’s tribute to 1960s pulp novels and Technicolor melodramas. Dazzlingly decked out in the filmmaker’s aesthetic signature of personally hand crafted costumes and art direction (Biller also scripted, edited and scored the film). Official Selection: Maryland Film Festival 2016, Edinburgh International Film Festival 2016. Canadian Premiere.

THE MASTER CLEANSE
USA — Dir: Bobby Miller

Heartbroken Paul (Johnny Galecki) joins an unusual spiritual retreat, where the approach to inner growth is perhaps a touch too literal. An intimately whimsical black comedy about personal baggage and the monsters it can become.  The long awaited feature debut from Bobby Miller, whose brilliant short TUB astonished audiences at Fantasia in 2010. Also starring Anna Friel, Kyle Gallner and Anjelica Huston. Official Selection: SXSW 2016. International Premiere.

SLASH
USA — Dir: Clay Liford

Teenagers Neil (Michael Johnston) and Julia (Hannah Marks) bond over their shared devotion to amateur, erotic fan fiction for sci-fi/fantasy geeks in this smart, empathic, often funny and always convincing coming-of-age drama. Official Selection: BAMCinemaFest 2016, Munich Film Festival 2016, Edinburgh International Film Festival 2016. Canadian Premiere. 8

TEENAGE COCKTAIL
USA — Dir: John Carchietta

Picture-perfect teens Annie (Nichole Bloom) and Jules (Fabianne Therese) are in love, and have made a plan. A cautionary tale of sorts about mad teenage love, growing up on the Internet, and the kind of poor decisions that characterize life lived to its fullest… or shortest. Also starring Pat Healy. Official Selection: SXSW 2016. International Premiere.

THREE
Hong Kong — Dir: Johnnie To

A Crook, a cop and a surgeon with dark secrets converge in a hospital leading to deadly results. Director Johnnie To returns to the action genre after a three-year hiatus! Filmed entirely in a hospital in Southern China and without a full script, To is back in full force, creating tense cat and mouse games and a thrilling climatic shoot-out that he can do so effortlessly with fresh vigor! Official Selection: Taipei Film Festival 2016. Quebec Premiere.

THE THRONE
South Korea – Dir. Lee Joon-ik

The horrible death of Prince Sado, condemned by his father King Yeongjo to die of thirst in a rice chest, is among most tragic events in Korea’s history. Lee Joon-ik masterfully turns this national drama in an intimate family tragedy where the great Song Kang-ho and Yoo Ah-in lead stellar cast. A multiple award-winner, THE THRONE was South Korea’s runner up for the latest Academy Awards. Official Selection: Hawaii International Film Festival 2015 and Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival 2016. Quebec Premiere

WHAT A WONDERFUL FAMILY!
Japan — Dir. Yoji Yamada

Living legend Yoji Yamada (TORA-SAN, TWILIGHT SAMURAI) reunites with the cast of his 2013 remake of Yasujiro Ozu’s TOKYO STORY for this comedic tour-de-force; a rip-roaring slapstick take on elderly divorce, and the generational gap that molds traditional values through time. Official Selection: Tokyo International Film Festival 2016, Hong Kong International Film Festival 2016. Canadian Premiere

The Fantasia International Film Festival takes place in Montreal from July 14 through August 2, 2016, once again returning to the SGWU Alumni Auditorium at Concordia University.

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Military/ Seminar/ TV – C SPAN 3 to televise NYMAS ESPIONAGE CONFERENCE

The opening 2 hours of NYMAS’s April Espionage Conference with be on C-SPAN 3 / American History TV twice this weekend:

Saturday afternoon, July 9 at 1:50pm ET

Sunday morning, July 10 at 5:50am ET

(NYC TWC/Spectrum cable: Channel 227)

Robert Rowen
Director of Operations and Programs
The New York Military Affairs Symposium
On the web at http://nymas.org
Email to rrowen@nymas.org
Phone: 718-834-1414
Cell: 347-513-9578

Fax: 718-709-8670

NYMAS is devoted to increasing public
knowledge, awareness, and understanding
of the interrelationship of war, society, and
culture through the presentation and
dissemination of diverse scholarly viewpoints.

See clip at https://youtu.be/ni4Xm5BSM6c

 

1964 photo – Robert Rowen, NYMAS Program and Ops Director, in uniform on the right.

NYMAS Spring 2016 2-Day Conference
Produced & moderated by Robert Miller
Espionage: from Cold War to Asymmetric Conflict

Joseph Fitsanakis specializes in intelligence and national security with an emphasis on international espionage.  He has taught and written extensively on intelligence policy and practice, intelligence history, communications interception, cyber espionage, and transnational criminal networks.  His writings have been translated into several languages and referenced in media outlets including The Washington Post, BBC, ABC, NPR, Newsweek, The Guardian, Le Monde Diplomatique, and Wired.  Before joining Coastal Carolina University, Dr. Fitsanakis built the Security and Intelligence Studies program at King University, where he also directed the King Institute for Security and Intelligence Studies. At Coastal, he teaches courses on national security, intelligence communications, intelligence analysis, intelligence operations, and espionage during the Cold War, among other subjects.  Dr. Fitsanakis is also deputy director of the European Intelligence Academy and senior editor at intelNews.org, an ACI-indexed scholarly blog that is cataloged through the United States Library of Congress.

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Mark Kramer is Director of Cold War Studies at Harvard University and a Senior Fellow of Harvard’s Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies.  Originally trained in mathematics, he went on to study international relations as a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University and was also an Academy Fellow in Harvard’s Academy of International and Area Studies.  He has published many books and articles.

His latest books are Imposing, Maintaining, and Tearing Open the Iron Curtain: The Cold War and East‐Central Europe, 1945‐1990 (2013), Reassessing History on Two Continents (2013), Der Kreml und die Wende 1989 (2014), and Der Kreml und die Wiedervereinigung (2015), and he is also the editor of a three‐volume collection, The Fate of Communist Regimes, 1989‐1991, to be published in late 2016.

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Mark Mazzetti is a correspondent for The New York Times, where he has covered national security from the newspaper’s Washington bureau since April 2006.  In 2009, he shared a Pulitzer Prize for reporting on the intensifying violence in Pakistan and Afghanistan and Washington’s response. The previous year, he was a Pulitzer finalist for revelations about the C.I.A.’s detention and interrogation program.  He is the author of The Way of the Knife (Penguin 2013) a bestselling account of the CIA’s covert action forces.

Since the Sept. 11 attacks, he has made several reporting trips to Afghanistan, Iraq and the Horn of Africa.

Mazzetti received a 2011 Polk Award (with colleague Dexter Filkins) for coverage of Afghanistan and Pakistan, and was the recipient of the 2006 Gerald R Ford Prize for Distinguished Reporting on National Defense.

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FILM/FESTIVALS — FULL LINEUP FOR THE 15TH NEW YORK ASIAN FILM FESTIVAL JUNE 22 – JULY 9, 2016

FILM SOCIETY OF LINCOLN CENTER AND SUBWAY CINEMA

ANNOUNCE FULL LINEUP FOR

THE 15TH NEW YORK ASIAN FILM FESTIVAL

JUNE 22 – JULY 9, 2016

OPENING GALA IS THE WORLD PREMIERE OF KAZUYA SHIRAISHI’S
JAPANESE CRIME EPIC _TWISTED JUSTICE_;

CENTERPIECE GALA IS THE NORTH
AMERICANnPREMIERE OF RALSTON JOVER’S _HAMOG (HAZE)_;

AND CLOSING GALA IS THE INTERNATIONAL PREMIERE OF ADAM TSUEI’S _THE TENANTS DOWNSTAIRS_ FROM TAIWAN

51-FILM FESTIVAL FEATURES SPOTLIGHTS ON THE CINEMAS OF HONG KONG,
SOUTH KOREAN, AND SOUTHEAST ASIA

FESTIVAL HONOREES INCLUDE LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARDEE IWAI
SHUNJI,
SCREEN INTERNATIONAL RISING STARS GO AYANO, JELLY LIN, AND TERI
MALVAR, AND STAR ASIA AWARD RECIPIENTS MIRIAM YEUNG, LEE
BYUNG-HUN, AND JOHN LLOYD CRUZ

NEW YORK, NY (MAY 31, 2016) – The Film Society of Lincoln Center
and
Subway Cinema announced today the complete lineup for the 15th NEW
YORK ASIAN FILM FESTIVAL (NYAFF), which will take place from June
22 to July 5 at the Film Society and July 6 to 9 at the SVA Theatre
(333 West 23rd Street). North America’s leading festival of popular
Asian cinema will showcase 51 feature films, including one World
Premiere, one International Premiere, 16 North American premieres, 2 U.S.
Premieres, and 14 films making their New York City debuts.

Featuring in-person appearances by more than 30 international filmmakers and
celebrity guests from Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, and Southeast Asia.

The Opening Night gala will be the World Premiere of Kazuya Shiraishi’s wild crime epic _Twisted Justice_,based on Yoshiaki Inaba’s autobiography and starring Japan’s hottest actor (and Rising Star honoree) Go Ayano as his country’s most corrupt police detective.

The Centerpiece Gala is the North American Premiere of Ralston Jover’s Hamog_ (Haze), an empowering, thrilling and impassioned tale of a gang of street kids, headlined by (Rising Star honoree) Teri Malvar.

Closing Night is the International Premiere of Adam Tsuei’s _The Tenants Downstairs_.Based on a screenplay and story by former NYAFF guest Giddens Ko (_You Are the Apple of My Eye_), the blackly comic, sexually explicit thriller features Simon Yam as a landlord spying on and manipulating the lives of his tenants. Filmmakers and cast members from the three movies will be in attendance at their respective screenings.

“We set out this year to champion a much broader range of Asian cinema,” said NYAFF Executive Director Samuel Jamier. “For example, we are particularly excited by a new breed of noir film, rooted in social issues, that is emerging in both China and Southeast Asia. With these and other selections in the lineup, we want to show that Asian films are still exploring new directions for world cinema.”

Faithful to its Chinatown roots and central to its lineup, the festival will feature a HONG KONG PANORAMA, showcasing the most innovative films from the Special Administrative Region, with the support of Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office New York. From a
coming-of-age drama about high-school girls who become involved in the sex trade (_Lazy Hazy Crazy_), to a feel-good baseball movie set within Hong Kong’s public-housing system (_Weeds on Fire_), to a hard-boiled gangster omnibus (the Johnnie To-produced_Triviṣa_),
these films are revitalizing local genre staples with a fresh spin.
The program also includes Nick Cheung’s _Keeper of Darkness_,
Herman Yau’s _The Mobfathers_, and Adam Wong’s _She Remembers, He Forgets_.

THE SOUTH KOREAN CINEMA lineup includes a vibrant mix of thrillers (both supernatural and surreal) from first- and second-time directors that are daring twists on genre films (_Alone_, _The Boys Who Cried Wolf_, and_ The Priests_), and insightful art-house dramas focusing on social issues from established directors (Jung Ji-woo’s _Fourth
Place_ about how much we demand from the next generation, and E J-yong’s
_The Bacchus Lady _about the plight of the country’s abandoned elderly).
In co-presentation with the Korean Movie Night New York Master Series, NYAFF will feature the two latest films by Lee Joon-ik, who will attend screenings of _Dongju: The Portrait of a Poet_ (with producer and screenwriter Shin Yeon-shick) and _The Throne_. Together with Lee Jong-pil’s _The Sound of a Flower_, the triptych examines the scars
of South Korea’s troubled history. The festival’s 11 South Korean films are presented with the support of the Korean Cultural Center New York.

NYAFF’s TAIWAN CINEMA NOW! section defies genres with first films by
new directors Adam Tsuei (_The Tenants Downstairs_), Vic Cheng (_The Tag-Along_), and Lee Chung (_The Laundryman_) that expand the horizons of the island’s genre cinema. The section, presented with the support of the Taipei Cultural Center of TECO in New York, is completed by two powerful dramas from established filmmakers Tom Lin (_Zinnia Flower_) and Cheng Wen-tang (_Maverick_) that explore loss and redemption.

SOUTHEAST ASIAN CINEMA receives greater focus this year, reflecting how the region is making some of the world’s most innovative films.
Highlights include the Tamil-language _Jagat _(_Brutal_) from Malaysia, the acutely observed _Heart Attack_ from Thailand, and empowering youth noir _Haze (Hamog) _from the Philippines. Proving that stars from the region are just as glamorous and talented as
their Northern neighbors, we are joined by John Lloyd Cruz, Teri Malvar, Sid Lucero, Gwen Zamora, and Annicka Dolonius (stars of the Philippines’ sensuous surfing drama _Apocalypse Child_), and Apinya Sakuljaroensuk (from the social-media slasher flick _Grace_).

SPECIAL SCREENINGS include a full day of films on July 4 from noon until midnight celebrating the indie spirit of Hong Kong cinema.
The day will conclude with the hotly anticipated _10 Years_, winner of Best Film at the Hong Kong Film Awards, which examines life in Hong Kong in an imaginary future when Cantonese is a second-class language and where the island has completely fallen under Mainland control.

Special screenings also include a Founding Fathers Tribute, a focus on the favorite films of the festival’s programmers, from Michael Arias’s madcap animated feature _Tekkonkinkreet_ to Shinya Tsukamoto’s Tetsuo: The Iron Man_ and Pang Ho-cheung’s _Love in the Buff_ starring Miriam Yeung, alongside a Surprise Screening of a contemporary classic that holds special significance to the founders of NYAFF.
The 2016 STAR ASIA AWARDS honorees are Hong Kong’s Miriam Yeung, the Philippines’ John Lloyd Cruz, and South Korea’s Lee Byung-hun, and all three box-office mega-stars will be in New York in person to discuss their newest films and their careers. Yeung, whose charismatic girl-next-door persona epitomizes the anything-is-possible spirit of Hong Kong, stars in in Adam Wong’s romantic drama _She Remembers, He Forgets. _The film is her return to the screen after headlining the biggest local hit of 2015, _Little Big Master_. Cruz, the Philippines’ most popular movie star, who broke box-office records in last year’s romantic drama _Second Chance_, transforms his image as a father who will do anything in festival selection _Honor Thy Father_,a powerful crime epic from Erik Matti. Lee, South Korean cinema’s leading man and one of the few to successfully cross over to Hollywood, stars in _Inside Men_, Woo Min-ho’s takedown of the corruption at the heart of South Korea’s institutions. Lee has been seen in multiple blockbuster action franchises (_G.I. Joe, Red 2, Terminator Genisys_), is best known for South Korean films _The Good, the Bad, the Weird_, _I Saw the Devil_, and _Bittersweet Life _(by Kim Jee-woon); as well as the tormented soldier in Park Chan-wook’s_ Joint Security Area_ and the lowlife-turned-king in Choo Chang-min’s _Masquerade_.

IN ADDITION TO THE STAR ASIA AWARDS, PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED AWARD
RECIPIENTS INCLUDE:

· LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD – IWAI SHUNJI. The first Japanese recipient of the award, he will present his three cinematic epics–_Swallowtail Butterfly _(1996), _All About Lily Chou-Chou_ (2001), and _A Bride for Rip Van Winkle_ (2016), also starring
Ayano–during the festival’s opening weekend. Iwai has proven himself one of Asia’s most influential filmmakers since his mid-1990s Undo_, _Picnic_, and _Love Letter_. He is recognized for capturing the spirit of the times, and stretching the cinematic language of Asian cinema. Despite his early successes, he has continued to reinvent himself, recently directing his first animated feature.

· SCREEN INTERNATIONAL RISING STAR ASIA AWARDS – CHINA’S
JELLY LIN, JAPAN’S AYANO GO, AND THE PHILIPPINES’ TERI MALVAR.
Lin made a powerful debut this year, showcasing her natural comedic
skills in Stephen Chow’s fish-out-of-water tale (China’s highest-grossing
film) _The Mermaid_; 15-year-old Malvar has already proven herself one
of Asia’s most naturally gifted actresses, and stars in festival selection _Hamog _(_Haze_), in which her violent street kid character is kidnapped into a twisted household to work as its maid; and Ayano, Japan’s hottest actor of 2016 is being recognized for his
chameleon-like range, stars in two of the festival’s key films, Twisted Justice_ and _A Bride for Rip Van Winkle_.

· DANIEL A. CRAFT AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN ACTION CINEMA – YUE SONG. The Chinese actor, director, and stunt choreographer will be honored for his old-school, balls-to-the-wall instant-classic kung-fu flick _The Bodyguard_. Yue found fame online by uploading action-packed training videos and short films that became cult hits in China, before making his first feature _King of the Street_. His new film has found a natural home in our anniversary edition.

_CREDITS: _

_Curated by executive director Samuel Jamier, senior programmer Stephen Cremin, and programmers Rufus de Rham and Claire Marty. _

The New York Asian Film Festival is co-presented by Subway Cinema and the Film Society of Lincoln Center and takes place from June 22 to July 5 at Film Society’s Walter Reade Theater, and July 6 to 9 at SVA Theatre.

Keep up to date with information at www.subwaycinema.com [3] [1]
and
www.filmlinc.org [4] [2].

Subway Cinema can be followed on
Facebook at
www.facebook.com/nyaff [5] [3] and Twitter at

www.twitter.com/subwaycinema [6] [4].

FULL LINEUP (51):
*Guests in attendance; see next section for complete list

CHINA (4):
– _The Bodyguard_ (dir. Yue Song, 2016)*
– _Mr. Six_ (dir. Guan Hu, 2015)
– _Saving Mr. Wu_ (dir. Ding Sheng, 2015)
– _What’s in the Darkness_ (dir. Wang Yichun, 2016)*

HONG KONG PANORAMA (9):
Presented with the support of Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office

New

York

– _The Bodyguard _(dir. Sammo Hung, 2016)

– _Keeper of Darkness_ (dir. Nick Cheung, 2015)

– _Lazy Hazy Crazy_ (dir. Luk Yee-sum, 2015)

– _Love in the Buff_ (dir. Pang Ho-cheung, 2012)

– _The Mermaid_ (dir. Stephen Chow, 2016)*

– _The Mobfathers_ (dir. Herman Yau, 2016) w/short _Killer and
Undercover_ (dir. Lau Ho-Leung, 2016)

– _She Remembers, He Forgets_ (dir. Adam Wong, 2015)*

– _Triviṣa _(dirs. Frank Hui, Jevons Au & Vicky Wong, 2016) *

– _Weeds on Fire_ (dir. Chan Chi-fat, 2016)

HONG KONG SPECIAL SCREENING (1):

– _10 Years_ (dirs. Kwok Zune, Chow Kwun-wai, Jevons Au, Ng
Ka-leung

&

Wong Fei-pang, 2015)*

JAPAN (13):
– _All About Lily Chou-Chou_ (dir. Iwai Shunji, 2001)*
– _A Bride for Rip Van Winkle_ (dir. Iwai Shunji, 2016)*
– _Creepy_ (dir. Kiyoshi Kurosawa, 2016)
– _Hentai Kamen 2: The Abnormal Crisis_ (dir. Yuichi Fukuda, 2016)
– _Kiyamachi Daruma_ (dir. Hideo Sakaki, 2015)
– _Miss Hokusai_ (dir. Keiichi Hara, 2015)
– _Swallowtail Butterfly_ (dir. Iwai Shunji, 1996)*
– _Tekkonkinkreet_ (dir. Michael Arias, 2006)*
– _Tetsuo: The Iron Man_ (dir. Shinya Tsukamoto, 1989)
– _Twisted Justice _(dir. Kazuya Shiraishi, 2016)
– _What a Wonderful Family!_ (Yoji Yamada, 2016)
Plus, an additional two titles to be announced at a later date

SOUTH KOREA (11):

Presented with the support of Korean Cultural Center New York
– _Alone_ (dir. Park Hong-min, 2015)
– _The Bacchus Lady_ (dir. E J-yong, 2016)
– _The Boys Who Cried Wolf_ (dir. Kim Jin-hwang, 2015)*
– _Dongju: The Portrait of a Poet_ (dir. Lee Joon-ik, 2016)*
– _Fourth Place_ (dir. Jung Ji-woo, 2015)
– _Inside Men_ (dir. Woo Min-ho, 2015)*
– _The Priests_ (dir. Jang Jae-hyun, 2015)
– _Seoul Station_ (dir. Yeon Sang-ho, 2015)
– _The Sound of a Flower_ (dir. Lee Jong-pil, 2015)
– _The Throne_ (dir. Lee Joon-ik, 2015)*
– _A_ _Violent Prosecutor_ (dir. Lee Il-hyeong, 2016)

SOUTHEAST ASIA (7)
– _Apocalypse Child_ (dir. Mario Cornejo, 2015)*
– _Grace_ (dirs. Ornusa Donsawai & Pun Homchuen, 2016)*
– _Hamog _(_Haze_) (dir. Ralston Jover, 2015)*
– _Heart Attack_ (dir. Nawapol Thamrongrattanarit, 2015)
– _Honor Thy Father (_dir. Erik Matti, 2015)*
– _Jagat_ (_Brutal_) (dir. Shanjhey Kumar Perumal, 2015)*
– _Yellow Flowers on the Green Grass_ (dir. Victor Vu, 2015)

TAIWAN (5):
Presented with the support of the Taipei Cultural Center of TECO
in
New York

– _The Laundryman_ (dir. Lee Chung, 2015)
– _Maverick_ (dir. Cheng Wen-tang, 2015)
– _The Tag-Along_ (dir. Cheng Wei-hao, 2015)
– _The Tenants Downstairs_ (dir. Adam Tsuei, 2016)*
– _Zinnia Flower_ (dir. Tom Lin, 2015)

LIST OF GUESTS ATTENDING:

CHINA (3):
– Jelly Lin (actress); _The Mermaid_
– Wang Yichun (director); _What’s in the Darkness_
– Yue Song (actor/director); _The Bodyguard_

HONG KONG (8):
– Jevons Au (director); _Triviṣa _& _10 Years_
– Andrew Choi (producer); _10 Years_

– Chow Kwun-wai (director); _10 Years_
– Kwok Zune (director); _10 Years_
– Ng Ka-leung (director/producer); _10 Years_
– Adam Wong (director); _She Remembers, He Forgets_
– Wong Fei-pang (director); _10 Years_
– Miriam Yeung (actress); _She Remember, He Forgets_ & _Love in
the
Buff_

JAPAN (6)
– Michael Arias (director); _Tekkonkinkreet_
– Go Ayano (actor); _Twisted Justice_ & _A Bride for Rip Van
Winkle_
– Yoshinori Chiba (producer); _Twisted Justice_

– Hideo Sakaki (director); _Kiyamachi Daruma_
– Iwai Shunji (director); _All About Lily Chou-Chou_, _A Bride for

Rip

Van Winkle_ & Swallowtail Butterfly

– Kazuya Shiraishi (director); _Twisted Justice_

SOUTH KOREA (4)
– Kim Jin-hwang (director); _The Boys Who Cried Wolf_

– Lee Byung-hun (actor); _Inside Men_
– Lee Joon-ik (director); _Dongju: The Portrait of a Poet_ & _The
Throne_
– Shin Yeon-shick (producer/screenwriter); _Dongju: The Portrait
of

a

Poet_

SOUTHEAST ASIA (9)
– Annicka Dolonius (actress); _Apocalypse Child_
– John Lloyd Cruz (actor/producer); _Honor Thy Father_
– Monster Jimenez (producer); _Apocalypse Child_
– Sid Lucero (actor); _Apocalypse Child_
– Teri Malvar (actress); _Hamog _(_Haze_)
– Dondon Monteverde (producer); _Honor Thy Father_
– Shanjhey Kumar Perumal (director); _Jagat _(_Brutal_)
– Apinya Sakuljaroensuk (actress); _Grace_
– Gwen Zamora (actress); _Apocalypse Child_

TAIWAN (3)
– Adam Tsuei (director); _The Tenants Downstairs_
– Ivy Shao (actress); _The Tenants Downstairs_
– Li Xing (actress); _The Tenants Downstairs_

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