Fantasy film festivals in Montreal, Austin and San Francisco have joined forces to create the North American Fantastic Festival Alliance (NAFFA). Montreal's FanTasia, Alamo Drafthouse's Fantastic Fest in Austin, Texas and Dead Channels: the San Francisco Festival of Fantastic Film will henceforth be a network to support the exhibition and distribution of fantasy films.

Fantasy is an umbrella term which includes science fiction, horror, exploitation, experimental and cult films.

In a joint release, the NAFFA affiliates said they would work to help filmmakers smooth the process of presenting films at multiple festivals by streamlining such elements as compatible projection systems, courting media coverage and potentially providing marketing consultation.

Meanwhile, at FanTasia, which is underway in Montreal, distributor F Halo-8 Entertainment has picked up worldwide rights for the animal rights documentary Your Mommy Kills Animals by director-producer Curt Johnson. Johnson produced the 2002 Academy Award-winning short subject documentary Thoth. Halo-8 plans to release the film in September followed by a November DVD release.

FanTasia runs July 5 - 23, Dead Channels runs August 9 - 16, Fantastic Fest runs September 20 - 27, 2007. NAFFA is recognised by the European Fantastic Film Festivals Federation (EFFF).