The first wave of titles has been announced for the 6th edition of the Ithaca Fantastik film festival. The Ithaca Fantastik festival is a ten-day film, art, and music festival that takes place over the first weekend of November in Ithaca, NY. Their mission; to bring the best of fantastic culture to upstate NY by presenting a selection of the most anticipated international genre films, community organized concerts and diverse art exhibitions. Originally only half a week, this year’s edition will run one weekend to the next, from November 3rd to the 12th.
The first weekend will feature the return of the Cinema Pur miniseries, with movies like Mexican dark fantasy Tigers Are Not Afraid, Turkey’s Inflame, the Crescent from Canada and German gothic Hagazussa: A Heathen’s Curse.
To celebrate the 40th anniversary of Suspiria, Ithaca Fantastik Festival will be having a retrospective called Italiano Psichedelico, which will feature a 4K restoration of Suspiria, as well as other Italian genre classics like Autopsy, Le Orme, Baba Yaga and Deadly Sweet.
For its midnight series, IF will be screening horror-comedy Zombiology and robot action flick Bravo Storm, both from Japan.
You can see the full list of announced titles below and stay tuned for more waves of movies.
BIGHT OF THE TWIN (Ithaca Premiere)
Hazel Hill McCarthy III, US
BRAVE STORM (North American premiere)
Junya Okabe, Japan
THE CRESCENT (Ithaca Premiere)
Seth A. Smith, Canada
A DAY (East Coast Premiere)
Sun-Ho Cho, South Korea
THE ENDLESS (Ithaca Premiere)
Benson and Moorhead, USA
HAGAZUSSA (Ithaca Premiere)
Lukas Feigelfeld, Germany
INFLAME (East Coast Premiere)
Ceylan Ozgun Ozcelik, Turkey
I REMEMBER YOU (Ithaca Premiere)
Oskar Thor Axelsson, Iceland
SAMURAI RAUNI (North American Premiere)
Mika Ratto, Finland
SEQUENCE BREAK (Ithaca Premiere)
Graham Skipper, USA
TIGERS ARE NOT AFRAID (East Coast Premiere)
Issa Lopez, Mexico
TRAGEDY GIRLS (Ithaca Premiere)
Tyler McIntyre, UK
ZOMBIOLOGY: ENJOY YOURSELF TONIGHT (Ithaca Premiere)
Alan Lo, Hong Kong
Retrospective ITALIANO PSICHEDELIKO:
Armando Crispino, 1975
Corrado Farina, 1973
Tinto Brass, 1967
Luigi Bazzoni, Mario Fanelli, 1975
Dario Argento, 1977