Deal will screen movies simultaneously at Austin event and VOD
IFC Midnight, the new genre label of IFC Films, announced Tuesday its first partnership with Austin's Fantastic Fest. Four IFC Midnight acquisitions will screen at the festival that runs Sept. 23-30 and simultaneously nationwide via the on-demand platform of major cable operators.
Films include Philip Ridley's demonic thriller "Heartless," Abel Ferry's mountain climbing nightmare "High Lane," Josh Reed's Australian horror film "Primal," and Simon Rumley's hard-core "Red, White & Blue," pictured.
Three films from the 2009 festival will also be available: Tom Six's "The Human Centipede," Kim Ji-Woon's "The Good The Bad The Weird," and Jake West's "Doghouse."
"Red White & Blue" and "Heatless" will receive limited theatrical distribution in the fall.
"Following our successful day-and-date on demand partnerships with SXSW and Sundance, which have included several genre films, a partnership with Fantastic Fest is the next logical step," IFC Entertainment president Jonathan Sehring said.
IFC Midnight was launched in May.
Titles will be available in about 40 miillion homes via Cablevision, Comcast, Cox Communications, Time Warner Cable and Bright House.