Bertrand Mandico’s After Blue (Dirty Paradise) won the top prize for Best Film at Fantastic Fest 2021.
NAME OF FESTIVAL: Fantastic Fest
WHERE: Austin, Texas, USA
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
Fantastic Fest is the largest genre film festival in the U.S., specializing in horror, fantasy, sci-fi, action and just plain fantastic movies from all around the world. In years past we have presented the world premieres of THERE WILL BE BLOOD, APOCALYPTO, CITY OF EMBER, ZOMBIELAND, and GENTLEMEN BRONCOS, while our guest roster has included such talent as Mel Gibson, Bill Murray, Dolph Lundgren, Jemaine Clement, Paul Rudd, Bill Pullman, Paul Thomas Anderson, Kevin Smith, Jon Favreau, George Romero, Darren Aronofsky and Mike Judge. We also feature world, national and regional premieres of new, up-and-coming genre films. Fantastic Fest is held each year in various venues, but primarily at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema on South Lamar in Austin, Texas.
Films include Slumber Party Massacre, a contemporary and fun reimagining of the 1982 slasher cult classic directed by Danishka Esterhazy.
The 2021 Palme D’Or winner Titane directed by Julia Ducournau headlines the first wave of films for 2021 Fantastic Fest.
Fantastic Fest has gone virtual and FREE for 2020 edition, and bookended by werewolf films – opening with TEDDY by France’s Boukherma brothers.
Fantastic Fest 2019 announced its second wave of films, and writer-director Rian Johnson’s hotly anticipated new mystery KNIVES OUT as closing night film.
The US Premiere of Taika Waititi’s hilarious and tender anti-hate satire JOJO RABBIT starring Rebel Wilson, Sam Rockwell and Scarlett Johansson, will open the 15th Fantastic Fest.
Fantastic Fest 2018 Unleashes First Wave of Films Incl. World Premiere of World War II Horror-Thriller OVERLORD
Fantastic Fest returns for its 14th year with more offbeat and brilliant cinema and revealed the first waves of films featured at the upcoming festival.
The 2017 Fantastic Fest announced its final wave of films, along with Alexander Payne’s miniature masterpiece DOWNSIZING as the closing night film.
The 2017 Fantastic Fest announced the short film line up for the 13th edition of the festival, which runs September 21 to September 28, 2017 at Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar in Austin, TX.
First Wave of Films Announced for 2017 Fantastic Fest , Opens with THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI
Fantastic Fest returns for its thirteenth year, kicking off with this year’s opening night film, the US premiere of Martin McDonagh’s THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI
The 2016 Fantastic Arcade announced the complete list of titles for its annual free showcase of independent games, now in its seventh year, and held in conjunction with Alamo Drafthouse’s Fantastic Fest, the world’s largest genre film festival.
Closing out Alamo Drafthouse’s Fantastic Fest festival is the triumphant return of Fantastic Fest’s Karaoke King Nacho Vigalondo with his kaiju monster mash-up COLOSSAL, starring Anne Hathaway and Jason Sudeikis.