Hey folks, Harry here - The 3rd Annual FANTASTIC FEST is being announced!!! Right here, Right Now! Woo-hoo! Below you'll find out the hows to get your film seen at Fantastic Fest - last year was amazing and hopefully this year, your films will help it be even moreso! So get to submitting!
FANTASTIC FEST IS BACK Dates have been announced for the 3rd Annual Fantastic Fest in Austin, Texas, September 20-27. Fantastic Fest is fast becoming the premiere genre film festival in the United States, but don't take our word for it, take it from some of this year's attendees. "Considering Fantastic Fest is in its infancy, it has already established a solid reputation on the global festival circuit as a world leader: the ace in the pack of cards. With an awesome list of guests and movies, Fantastic Fest also has the best cinema in the world, period: "The Alamo". Founder Tim League has succeeded a mission impossible with a bruiser of a movie festival with a touch of genuine Texan hospitality. Take my word for it: Fantastic Fest rocks our planet." - Jay Slater, journalist, HOT DOG MAGAZINE UK "The best film festival I've ever been to, at the best theater in the world. Everyone at Fantastic Fest really cared about the filmmakers, and worked incredibly hard to make every screening memorable. Thanks to everyone for making this first-time short film director feel like a Hollywood superstar." - Phil Mucci, director, THE LISTENING DEAD "I attend a solid handful of film festivals every year -- and Fantastic Fest was (far and away) one of the most entertaining trips I've ever taken. From fest-head Tim League down to the part-timiest festival volunteer, these folks were absolutely sterling. If you have even a passing interest in films best described as horror, sci-fi, fantasy or "plain old weird," I could not recommend Fantastic Fest highly enough. In only its second year of existence, FF looks to be one of North America's premiere genre festivals -- and I can only imagine what the 2007 event will look like." - Scott Weinberg, journalist, CINEMATICAL FANTASTIC FEST 2007 IS NOW TAKING SUBMISSIONS! We are currently accepting genre short and feature submissions for the 2007 Fantastic Fest. Please visit our website, www.fantasticfest.com, for information about submitting your film. ABOUT THE FESTIVAL: Fantastic Fest is an eight-day festival of the best new sci-fi, horror, fantasy and genre films, as well as choice classic and obscure cult titles from all over the world. The festival director is Tim League (Alamo Drafthouse Cinema). Programmers include Harry Knowles (Ain't It Cool News), Kier-la Janisse (Big Smash, Cinemuerte), Matt Dentler (SXSW) and Paul Alvarado-Dykstra. Festival co-chairs are Paul Alvarado-Dykstra and Tim McCanlies (screenwriter, Iron Giant). The 2006 festival premiered over 60 features and 30 shorts. Fantastic Fest is co-sponsored by Ain't It Cool News and the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema South Lamar.