13th Apr2015

Frightfest and Icon team for ‘FrightFest Presents’

by Phil Wheat

FrightFest-Presents

Nice to see we’re setting trends here on Nerdly. After announcing our own foray into VOD, and more importantly into the distribution of unseen, often independent, horror movies, with Nerdly Presents, Icon Film Distribution and FrightFest, the UK’s leading horror fantasy film festival, have announced that they’ve entered into an exclusive partnership that will see IFD releasing FrightFest curated films under the banner ‘FrightFest Presents’.

In a move to expand the Frightfest “brand”, select FrightFest endorsed films will be made available across the UK and Ireland via IFD’s digital partners (including Sky, iTunes, Amazon, Blinkbox, Film4OD, VirginMovies, TalkTalk, Google, Volta, and Eircom) giving film fans instant access to some of their favourite FrightFest titles. Here’s hoping some of those Frightfest-screened movies which never made it to UK distribution finally see the light of day – films like Israeli zombie film Cannon Fodder for example…

Paul McEvoy, Co-Director of FrightFest says:

In expanding the FrightFest brand we are opening up new audiences for horror and fantasy, a genre which already has a clear, devoted and almost fanatical fan base. With Icon as our partner and using their distribution channels, we are looking forward to talking to producers and sales companies about how FrightFest can get their films to more film fans.”

Ian Dawson, Icon Film Distribution CEO added:

Icon has always had a strong relationship with the FrightFest team, never more so than over the past 12 months when they, and their supporters, have been an integral part of our launches for The Guest, The Babadook and It Follows. We have long admired their commitment to genre and the loyal community they have built up over the years. This partnership offers a great opportunity to work together behind new and exciting content, taking it to the widest possible audience, making their community a whole lot bigger.”

Whilst there is no news on just what films we can expect from this partnership, Frightfest and IFD have stated that select titles for the joint venture will be announced over the coming weeks.

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