IFC Films Buys Nicole Riegel’s ‘Holler,’ Plans June Release (EXCLUSIVE)

IFC Films Buys Nicole Riegels ‘Holler Plans June Release EXCLUSIVE

IFC Films has acquired “Holler,” a drama about a woman who joins a dangerous scrap metal crew in order to pay for her college education. The deal is for North American right. IFC will release the film in June 2021. “Holler” received critical claim both for Nicole Riegel’s work behind the camera and for the … Read more

IFC Films: March 2021 Highlights – That Shelf

IFC Films March 2021 Highlights That Shelf

The folks at IFC Films just announced a slew of titles coming to VOD and IFC Films Unlimited next month. Some of the highlights include Last Call, a new comedy starring Bruce Dern, Jeremy Piven, and Taryn Manning, as well as the SXSW hit Shithouse. I haven’t caught either Last Call or Shithouse yet, but … Read more

Supernatural Horror Movie ‘Shepherd’ Headed to the United States from Saban Films

Supernatural Horror Movie ‘Shepherd Headed to the United States from

Horrors Elsewhere is a recurring column that spotlights a variety of movies from all around the globe, particularly those not from the United States. Fears may not be universal, but one thing is for sure — a scream is understood, always and everywhere. Vintage Italian horror is well stocked with ghouls, murderers and zombies, but … Read more

IFC Films Buys ‘John and the Hole,’ Plans August Release (EXCLUSIVE)

IFC Films Buys ‘John and the Hole Plans August Release

IFC Films has nabbed North American rights to “John and the Hole,” an unorthodox coming-of-age story that had its premiere at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. Directed by visual artist Pascual Sisto, the film follows 13-year-old John (Charlie Shotwell) who decides to drug his well-to-do parents (Michael C. Hall and Jennifer Ehle) and older sister … Read more

Execs from Neon, IFC Films, Pops, Struum, and Vuulr Join Panel on State of Independent Film in the Streaming Era

Execs from Neon IFC Films Pops Struum and Vuulr Join

The panelists will discuss how audiences’ move to streaming is impacting distribution and the new opportunities in buying and selling indie film. IndieWire and Variety announced today a planned virtual panel discussion about the state of independent film in the streaming era, featuring executives from specialty distributors and streaming services. The online panel, titled “The … Read more

IFC Films’ Arianna Bocco Discusses the Company’s Big Presence at Cannes 2021

IFC Films Arianna Bocco Discusses the Companys Big Presence at

IFC Films will be out in force at the Cannes Film Festival with three highly-anticipated films set for the competition: Jacques Audiard’s black-and-white drama “Paris, 13th District,” Mia Hansen-Løve’s English-language melodrama “Bergman Island” and Paul Verhoeven’s subversive period drama “Benedetta.” This comeback Cannes edition will also mark Arianna Bocco’s first year on the ground as … Read more

Bhutan’s Oscar Entry ‘Lunana: A Yak in The Classroom’ Finds North American Home With Samuel Goldwyn Films (EXCLUSIVE)

Bhutans Oscar Entry ‘Lunana A Yak in The Classroom Finds

Samuel Goldwyn Films has acquired North American rights to Pawo Choyning Dorji’s lushly lensed Bhutanese drama “Lunana: A Yak in The Classroom,” one of the 15 films shortlisted for the Oscar’s international feature film race. Represented by Berlin-based Films Boutique, “Lunana: A Yak in The Classroom” premiered at the BFI London Film Festival in 2019 … Read more

XYZ Films Co-Founders Talk Benefits of Netflix, Ignorance and Nontraditional Hires (Q&A)

XYZ Films Co Founders Talk Benefits of Netflix Ignorance and Nontraditional

Nate Bolotin, Nick Spicer and Aram Tertzakian were just wide-eyed UCLA grad-school students when they first met, and, after spending a couple years working independently, they launched their own production and sales banner, XYZ Films, when they were all just 25 years old. The company, founded in 2008, had its first success with the 2011 … Read more

Saban Films Picks Up North American Rights to Hostile Territory

Saban Films is planning a nationwide theatrical release for the action-western drama Hostile Territory later this year. The Saban Capital Group subsidiary has had a pretty busy slate since its inception in 2014, releasing several notable movies, including Tom Hanks comedy-drama A Hologram for the King and 2017’s Power Rangers. Both those films were joint … Read more

‘Community’ Star Gillian Jacobs, ‘Aladdin’s’ Marwan Kenzari to Lead XYZ Films’ ‘Any Other Night’ (EXCLUSIVE)

‘Community Star Gillian Jacobs ‘Aladdins Marwan Kenzari to Lead XYZ

“Community” and “Love” star Gillian Jacobs and “Aladdin” break-out Marwan Kenzari are set to lead Berlin-set romantic comedy “Any Other Night.” Written by Patrick Whistler and directed by Michiel Ten Horn, the comedy follows two strangers thrown together as their lives are falling apart. Freshly dumped Maggie (Jacobs) and flailing cab driver Max (Kenzari) meet … Read more