Toronto After Dark Film Festival has just announced its 8th Annual Call For Film Entries. The critically acclaimed fest runs for nine thrilling nights in Toronto, Canada this October 17-25, 2013 and welcomes submissions of all forms of genre cinema including horror, sci-fi, fantasy, animation, crime, action, cult and documentary films, both short form and feature-length.
The final deadline for this year’s entries is June 7, but filmmakers are strongly encouraged to save on entry fees and submit their films before the Early Deadline of end of day, Fri, April 12. For convenience to filmmakers, both online screeners and DVDs are accepted.
Just hit that link at the very top and you’re all set!
It’s the opening night of Toronto After Dark Film Festival and I’m standing in the pass-holder line, which stretches down the street and all the way around the block. It’s pouring rain. Two young women in white mini-dresses and scissors in their pockets are running around, sans umbrella, hugging fans in line and thanking them for coming out for the Canadian premiere of their second feature film, American Mary (review).
The Canadian sibling duo, Sylvia and Jen, better known as the Soska Twins, write, direct, and act in American Mary, the follow up to their grindhouse flick,Dead Hooker in a Trunk. After the packed screening I made my way across the street with the twins to the Toronto After Dark pub party, sitting down in a moody, red-velvet booth to chat about all things American Mary. READ MORE
Included in the lineup are some of the most eagerly anticipated new genre films from the international film festival circuit.
In total 20 new horror, sci-fi, action and cult feature films and 29 short films will screen either their Canadian or Toronto Theatrical Premieres exclusively at the festival’s 7th Annual Edition this October 18-26, 2012 at the Bloor Hot Docs Cinema. READ MORE
Toronto After Dark Film Festival is thrilled to officially unveil its first wave of exciting film announcements for 2012! Included in the lineup are some of the most critically acclaimed and eagerly anticipated horror, sci-fi, action and cult films from this year’s international film festival circuit. These 10 new movies will all have their Toronto or Canadian Theatrical Premieres hosted exclusively at the festival’s 7th Annual Edition this October 18-26, 2012 at the city’s historic Bloor Cinema. Fans can preview all 10 individual trailers to the films at a newly created Youtube Playlist, which includes a fun one-minute sizzle trailer featuring highlights from all 10 films. READ MORE
“Toronto After Dark, the popular horror, sci-fi, action and cult film festival, begins a limited, two-nights only, Summer Screening series tonight, Wednesday, June 27 with Juan of the Dead, Cuba’s first-ever Zombie movie that’s been getting great buzz from fans on the festival circuit. Then stick around if you dare, to experience the Canadian Premiere of The Pact, the scary new supernatural film that shook up audiences at Sundance! TAD’s second screening night is in two weeks time on Wed, July 11, and has the pairing of sci-fi, horror, cult comedy Detention starring The Hunger Games‘ Josh Hutcherson and the Canadian Premiere of V/H/S, the terrifying new found footage film featuring the works of six different movie directors that freaked out audiences at Sundance and SXSW!”
Tickets and Passes, starting from $13, available in advance, or at the door of the screening venue. the Bloor Hot Docs Cinema, 506 Bloor Street West at Bathurst, Toronto.
Complete details on TAD’s Summer Films, including detailed descriptions, trailers, images and advance tickets, all available at the festival website. READ MORE
The turnout for the earlier screenings on Day 4 of Toronto After Dark was quite impressive. Today’s line-up is packed with more low-key, potential hidden gems that include Anamnesis, Some Guy Who Kills People, The Theatre Bizarre and much, much more.
I’ve been really looking forward to today’s line-up. Considering how strong the shorts have been to this point, anticipation was high for this afternoon’s Shorts After Dark program. Tonight was particularly special considering it was Zombie Appreciation Night in which we got two back to back zombie flicks which includes the World Premiere of War Of The Dead. It was really cool that After Dark was donating a dollar for every ticket sale from tonight’s closer to the Toronto Zombie Walk which happened to be this afternoon. Also, anyone who dressed up as one of the undead, saved an extra $2 for either of the zombie films. Very cool indeed. Both screenings were pretty packed. READ MORE
Crowds continue to come out in droves on day 2 of The Toronto After Dark Film Festival. Exit Humanity is yet another sell out for the festival! The audience was even more enthusiastic this time around.
Despite what I may think about any of the films that played tonight, all clearly showcase the amazing things that can be done when creativity (a taboo word in Hollywood) is your only option.
Read forth for my full report from day two of this fantastic fall festival. READ MORE
While I’ve attended a film or two at the Toronto After Dark Film Festival, this will be the first time where I will be getting the full-on experience. So, instead of writing your standard collection of mini reviews of the films, which you’ll certainly be getting, I will also be focusing on the festival itself. I believe the atmosphere in which you’re viewing a movie is just as important as the movie itself…and no one can hold a candle in that department better than horror aficionados. READ MORE
A quick announcement for any filmmakers out there: Toronto After Dark Film Festival, one of the world’s leading showcases of new horror, sci-fi, action and cult films, has just announced its 2011 Call For Entries. The critically acclaimed annual event, now in its 6th Year, brings attention to thrilling new short and feature films from around the world. Last year’s festival was attended by a record 9,300 enthusiastic film fans and over 100 members of press and industry. Expectations are running high, that this year’s event, which runs Oct 20-27 at Toronto’s historic Bloor Cinema, will be the biggest ever. For entries to be considered, they must be submitted by the final deadline of July 22, 2011. Budget conscious filmmakers are advised to submit early, as entry fees are reduced between now and May 20. The actual festival runs Oct 20-27, 2011, once again at the city’s historic Bloor Cinema. Full details, including a fast and easy to complete online submission form, are available at Toronto After Dark’s festival website. READ MORE