Fantastic Fest

Fantastic Fest is an annual film festival in Austin, Texas. It was founded in 2005 by Tim League of Alamo Drafthouse, Harry Knowles of Ain't It Cool News, Paul Alvarado-Dykstra, and Tim McCanlies, writer of The Iron Giant and Secondhand Lions. The festival focuses on genre films such as horror, science fiction, fantasy, action, Asian, and cult. The festival takes place in September at the Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar, filling three screens for eight days and hosting many writers, directors and actors, both well established and unknown. A notable feature of this festival is the inclusion of "special screenings" by Knowles. For these screenings, the audience often does not know what the film will be until seated, moments before it begins. It also features many themed parties, outings, food/film "feasts", and other events that are signature hallmarks of the original Alamo Drafthouse Cinema. In 2007, Variety publisher Charles Koones included Fantastic Fest as one of "ten festivals we love". In 2008, Moviemaker named Fantastic Fest "one of the 25 film festivals worth the entry fee".

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List Of Film Festivals - North America
... Chicago International Children's Film Festival 1983 Chicago Illinois International Largest fest of films for kids youth in North America programming over 200 ... Fantastic Fest 2005 Austin Texas Festival du Nouveau Cinéma 1971 Montreal Quebec International Festivus film festival 2006 Denver Colorado National Florida Film Festival 1992 Maitland Florida International The ... Maelstrom International Fantastic Film Festival 2009 Seattle Washington Special interest Devoted to action, animation, fantasy, horror, and science fiction ...
List Of Film Festivals - Europe
... Film Festival 1971 Belgrade Serbia International Also called "FEST", the festival is held annually in February or March ... Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival 1983 Brussels Belgium Special interest Annual venue for horror, thriller, and science fiction films ... FreeNetWorld International Film Fest 2008 Niš Serbia International Held annually ...
Los Cronocrímenes - Reception - Accolades
... Best Picture at 2007 Fantastic Fest (USA) Gold Medal of Jury Award Competition in 2007 Fantastic Fest (USA) Silver Medal of Audience Award Competition in 2007 Fantastic Fest (USA) ...

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