Ithaca Fantastik


Ithaca International Fantastic Film Festival Announcement

Nov. 11th to 15th 2015- Cinemapolis/CSMA

Ithaca, NY- Tuesday, September 22, 2015- The fourth annual International Fantastic Film Festival is excited to announce its first thrilling wave of programming! Our first round of titles includes Anders Thomas Jensen’s new twisted drama MEN & CHICKEN, Antoine Bardou-Jacquet’s fake moon landing comedy MOONWALKERS, Karyn Kusama’s Twilight Zone-influenced THE INVITATION, Julien Seri’s revenge film NIGHT FARE, as well as Mickey Keating 60’s homage DARLING.

IIFFF is extremely proud to announce our collaboration with Shudder, who will present our retrospective series, Organic Horror: Obsession with Body Alterations. The retrospective will include Georges Franju’s THE EYES WITHOUT FACE, Andrej Zulawski’s POSSESSION, Shinya Tsukamoto’s TETSUO, and Takeshi Miike’s AUDITION. Also included in the showcase is David Cronenberg’s SHIVERS restored copy, for its 40th Anniversary!

This year, our standout cinema-concert will be Jean Epstein’s haunting adaption of Poe’s classic short story, THE FALL OF THE HOUSE OF USHER. The film is co-written by Luis Bunuel (Un Chien Andalou) and will be live scored by internationally renowned artist Anna Coogan for our special presentation.

Now entering our 4th year, IIFFF has once again brought together an upstanding curation of genre films from all over the globe. This year, along with those films entered into our International Competition we will offer a mini-series on Turkish cinema, aptly entitled The Outta-Mind Empire. Two highlights from this block will be the mind-blowing documentary REMAKE, REMIX, RIP-OFF and the international premiere of SICCIN 2. Our special LoFi Midnight Double Feature is definitely an occasion to stay up late for with Phelps and Van Scoy’s 70’s slasher homage LAKE NOWHERE and the hilarious hijacked 70’s puzzled-porn-based French film, IN SEARCH OF THE ULTRA SEX.

The Brewed in NY mini-series will focus on two impressive and innovative films shot in New York including Rania Attieh and Daniel Garcia’s unique and emotionally charged take on the end-of-the-world genre as well as H. and Perry Blackshear’s chilling Slamdance breakout THEY LOOK LIKE PEOPLE.

Don’t forget our film contest FIFTEEN MINUTES (OR LESS) OF FAME inspired by RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK: THE ADAPTATION. We want to give you a chance to get behind the camera, too. We’ll also be screening Jeremy Coon and Tim Skousen’s RAIDERS! The documentary catches up with Eric Zala, the inspirational teen-turned-filmmaker, and his team as they set out finally finish their two decade long cinematic labor of love.

And last but not least, the IIFFF will host an art exhibition, featuring this year’s amazing artist CHET ZAR. Chet and Mike Correll will also be around to present the documentary I LIKE TO PAINT MONSTERS! featuring Chet’s inspirational work.

Stay tuned for the full programming and events schedule on October 15th!