The first wave of programming was announced today for the 11th A Night of Horror International Film Festival and Fantastic Planet, Sydney Sci-Fi and Fantasy Film Festival.
Fantastic Planet Film Festival
NAME OF FESTIVAL: Fantastic Planet Film Festival
WHERE: Sydney, Australia
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
Fantastic Planet is a Sydney genre film festival, dedicated to the promotion and exhibition of science fiction, horror, and fantasy cinema. Founded by the team behind Australia's leading horror genre film event - A Night of Horror International Film Festival - Fantastic Planet showcases the latest in independent science fiction, horror, fantasy, thriller and cult cinema, and hosts a number of parties, forums, and special events.
The Horror and Sci-Fi Film Festival Sydney, Australia’s longest running genre film festival announces it’s full 2016 line-up.
A Night of Horror International Film Festival is celebrating its 10th anniversary. Australia’s longest running horror film festival screens with Fantastic Planet: Sydney Sci-Fi and Fantasy Film Festival at Dendy Cinemas Newtown from November 24 to December 4, 2016.
Launch Pad program brings World Premiere genre films to 2013 Fantastic Planet Film Festival in Sydney, Australia
Fantastic Planet Film Festival announced it’s inaugural LAUNCH PAD program of world premiere films.
“Launch Pad was developed to provide a solid starting point for genre feature films just commencing their festival run,” explains festival director Dr. Dean Bertram. “Festivals often tend to focus their publicity on films that already have buzz from previous screenings, those which originate from within the studio system, or from a name director. We wanted to provide a specific component of the festival dedicated to discovering, showcasing, and promoting exceptional independent feature films and talented filmmakers beginning their journey.”
The three fantastic films accepted into the inaugural LAUNCH PAD program are:
A DARK MATTER, directed by James Naylor (Twisting cerebral sci-fi thriller.)
THE TAKING, directed by The BAPartists (Deep and disturbing art-house horror.)
WET AND RECKLESS, directed by Jason Trost (Hilarious buddy-caper come reality TV parody.)
All of these filmmakers, as well as some cast members from the films, will be attending the festival and partaking in Q&A sessions after their screenings. Launch Pad is a component of the 4th edition of Fantastic Planet Film Festival. Taking place in conjunction with the 7th annual A Night of Horror Film Festival, at Dendy Cinemas Newtown, April 11 to 21. Combined, the festivals will screen over 100 films. Together they are dedicated to presenting Sydney audiences with a stunning showcase of the latest in horror, sci-fi, fantasy and cult cinema.
A brief synopsis and the screening details of this year’s three (3) Launch Pad films follow:
Australia’s two leading fantastic genre film festivals are screening simultaneously at Dendy Cinema Newtown from April 11 – 21, 2013. The 7th annual A Night of Horror Film Festival will be taking place in conjunction with the 4thedition of Fantastic Planet Film Festival. Combined, the festivals will screen over 125 films: 25 features, and 100 plus shorts, animations, and music videos. In the weeks to come, the festivals will be announcing their complete schedules (which are […]
Australia’s Fantastic Planet Film Festival kicks of on March 22, 2012, for 11 days of horror, fantasy and science fiction films. Opening night of the Festival will see the Australian premiere of the post-apocalyptic science fiction thriller and nominee for ‘Best New International Feature’ at the 2011 Edinburgh International Film Festival, THE DIVIDE; followed by the science fiction drama ANOTHER EARTH, winner of the prestigious Sloan Award at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival. The Festival’s […]
Fantastic Planet, Sydney Sci-Fi and Fantasy Film Festival announces the first six feature films of this year’s program. Festival director Dr. Dean Bertram is sure that “Sydney film fans are going to go crazy for the festival’s line-up this year. It covers an amazing gamut of genre films. Audiences will see a dark twist on the Santa legend, machete-wielding vigilantes, out-of-this-world conspiracies, a love-mad evil genius bent on world annihilation, cyber-Shakespeare, and Greek zombies. And […]