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Grossmann Fantastic Film and Wine Festival 2017 Awards

On Saturday, the 15th of July, the 13th edition of Grossmann Fantastic Film and Wine Festival came to a conclusion with a magnificent closing ceremony. In our competition programs, the following awards were given: -VICIOUS CAT for best feature film: THE NIGHT OF THE VIRGIN (La noche del virgen; Spain; 2016; directed by: Roberto San Sebastián) Special mention: RON GOOSSENS, LOW BUDGET STUNTMAN (Netherlands; 2017; directed by: Steffen Haars, Flip Van der Kuil) -NOISY CAT ...

The 13th Grossmann Fantastic Film and Wine Festival Starts Today

The 13th edition of Grossmann Festival, taking place in Ljutomer, Slovenia, will begin today at 18.00h with the Creatures of Fashion performance and the the presentation of winemakers that take part in this year’s Wine Champion Vicious Cat competition.   The film program begins at 19.00h with Fritz Lang’s science fiction masterpiece Metropolis, accompanied by live music by Mitja Reichenberg.   At 22.00h, Harry Kümel will address the Grossmann audienc...

Metropolis at the Opening of the 13th Grossmann Festival

The opening of the 13th Grossmann Fantastic Film and Wine Festival on Tuesday, July 11th will feature a special screening of Fritz Lang's sci-fi masterpiece Metropolis, accompanied by live music by Mitja Reichenberg.   There are several reasons for presenting Metropolis at this year's edition of the Grossmann festival. The first, and most obvious, is that Metropolis is a classical science-fiction film and as such needs no special excuse to be screened at a festival dedica...

Harry Kümel is coming to Grossmann Festival

With much joy we announce the arrival of the eminent Belgian director Harry Kümel to this year's Grossmann Fantastic Film and Wine Festival, taking place from the 11th to the 15th of July at Ljutomer, Slovenia.    To the fans of horror and fantasy, Harry Kümel is best known for his unforgettable masterpieces Daughters of Darkness and Malpertuis, which will be screened in a special retrospective section. We will also screen the fascinating documentary Forgotten ...

George A. Romero's Visit to Grossmann Festival 2017 is Unfortunately Cancelled

Much to our regret we must inform you that George A. Romero unfortunately had to cancel his visit to this year's Grossmann Fantastic Film and Wine Festival. The reason for that is health-related, supposedly nothing too serious, but it still prevents him from trans-Atlantic flights for the time being. The whole crew of Grossmann Festival, as well as George, is sorry for this cancellation. We send George our best wishes to get well soon, and he already promised to come to Ljutomer next year...

George A. Romero Will Be the Guest of Honour of the 13th Grossmann Festival

We proudly announce that the greatest and most important contemporary horror director George A. Romero is coming to the 13th edition of Grossmann Fantastic Film and Wine Festival that will take place between the 11th and the 15th of July in Ljutomer, Slovenia.     His influence on contemporary cinema cannot be overestimated. He made history already with his first feature Night of the Living Dead (1968) which has caused a revolution within genre cinema. With thi...

Grossmann fantastic Film and Wine Festival 2017 Call for Entries

From today and until the 15th of May, Grossmann Fantastic Film and Wine Festival is calling all fantastic filmmakers to submit their feature films, shorts and music documentaries to the 13th edition of the festival which will take place from the 11th to the 15th of July in Ljutomer, Slovenia.      Selected feature films will compete for Grossmann’s most prestigious award, the Vicious Cat.   Selected short films will compete for the  Slak'...

Grossmann Fantastic Film and Wine Festival 2016 Awards

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On Saturday, the 16th of July, the 12th edition of Grossmann Fantastic Film and Wine Festival came to a conclusion with a magnificent closing ceremony.   Honorary Vicious Cat award for lifetime achievement was given to the legendary producer Jan Harlan.   In our competition programs, the following awards were given: -VICIOUS CAT for best feature film: Scherzo Diabolico (Mexico, USA; 2015; Adrian Garcia Bogliano) Special mention: Attack of the Lederhosenzombie...

The 12th Grossmann Fantastic Film and Wine Festival Begins Today

Grossmann Festival starts today at 18.00h at the Culture House with the opening of the photographic exhibition by Tone Stojko entitled Yellowed Photographs. Marija Skočir, senior curator at the Museum and Galleries of Ljubljana, will share some words about the exhibition and its author prior to the opening.   After the presentation of the winemakers competing for this year's Wine Champion Vicious Cat award this year's film program will begin with our opening film, Sloven...

Jan Harlan is the Guest of Honour of Grossmann 2016

We are very happy to announce that producer Jan Harlan, long-time collaborator of Stanley Kubrick, is this year's guest of honour and receiver of the Lifetime Achievement award at Grossmann Fantastic Film and Wine Festival, taking place from the 12th to the 16th of July in Ljutomer, Slovenia.   Lasting for 30 years, Harlan's collaboration with Kubrick started with a project about Napoleon that would never be realized. It continued with A Clockwork Orange, where Harlan was...

Grossmann Fantastic Film and Wine Festival 2016 Call For Entries

Grossmann Fantastic Film and Wine Festival is calling all fantastic filmmakers to submit their feature films, shorts and music documentaries to the 12th edition of the festival which will take place from the 12th to the 16th of July in Ljutomer, Slovenia. Submission deadline is the 20th of May. Selected feature films will compete for Grossmann’s most prestigious award, the Vicious Cat. Selected short films will compete for the Slak's Vicious Cat award for Best Short Film and ...

11th Grossmann Fantastic Film and Wine Festival Awards

On Saturday, the 18th of July, the 11th edition of Grossmann Fantastic Film and Wine Festival came to a conclusion with a magnificent closing ceremony. Honorary Vicious Cat award for lifetime achievement was received by the legendary German actor Udo Kier.   In our competition programs, the following awards were given: -VICIOUS CAT for best feature film: Ghoul (Czech Republic, 2015, Petr Jákl)  Special Mention: Idyll (Idila, Slovenia, 2015, Tomaž Gorkič) ...

Simon Boswell at Grossmann Fantastic Film and Wine Festival 2015

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With much joy we announce the arrival of film score composer Simon Boswell to this year's Grossmann Fantastic Film and Wine Festival where we will together celebrate 30 years of his work in cinema. The festival starts on Tuesday, July 14th and will last until Satrurday, July 18th. Simon Boswell (born in London in 1956) has left an indelible mark on horror genre through numerous memorable and now-classical scores from the 1980s and 1990s in which he combined electronic elements with orchestr...

Richard Stanley to Head Feature Film Jury at Grossmann Festival 2015

We are very happy to announce the arrival of director and screenwriter Richard Stanley to this year’s Grossmann Festival where he will head the feature film jury. Richard Stanley is one of the last true mavericks of horror cinema. He tested his craft in several shorts and in music videos for Fields of the Nephilim and Public Image Limited before he brought a fresh and uniquely apocalyptic vision in his feature debut, Hardware (1990). Its success led to Dust Devil (1992), a true mast...

Udo Kier to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award at 11th Grossmann Festival

With great pride and joy we announce that this year's guest of honour and receiver of Honorary Vicious Cat award at Grossmann Fantastic Film and Wine Festival will be the legendary German actor Udo Kier, one of the most iconic faces of world cinema. In his amazing career he appeared in over 200 films, from low-budget horror and erotic films to celebrated arthouse films and Hollywood blockbusters. He collaborated with directors such as Dario Argento, John Carpenter, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, ...

Grossmann Fantastic Film and Wine Festival 2015 Call For Entries

From today and until the 29th of May, Grossmann Fantastic Film and Wine Festival is calling all fantastic filmmakers to submit their feature films, shorts and music documentaries to the 11th edition of the festival which will take place from the 14th to the 18th of July in Ljutomer, Slovenia. You can also enter our Little Workshop of Horrors, submission deadline is the 1st of July. Selected feature films will compete for Grossmann’s most prestigious award, the Vicious Cat. Sele...

10th Grossmann Festival awarded Heavenly Shift and honoured Djordje Kadijević

On Saturday, the 19th of July, the jubilee 10th edition of Grossmann Fantastic Film and Wine Festival came to a conclusion with a magnificent closing ceremony.   The following awards were given:   Honorary Vicious Cat, given to Serbian director Djordje Kadijević, author of numerous cinematic masterpieces, to celebrate his brilliant pioneering work in the field of fantastic film in Yugoslavia.   Vicious Cat award for best Best Feature Film was given to HEAVENLY SHIFT (Isteni...

Saturday at Grossmann Festival: The Day of the Vicious Cat

At today's Closing Ceremony we will reveal this year's award winners, but first there will be many film and wine adventures.   The final day of the 10th Grossmann Fantastic Film and Wine Festival is upon us, a day full of excitement and delights. The question of the day will be: who will receive the Vicious Cat? But let's go nice and slow. Already before noon the Main Square will host the Subculture Fair, offering new and second-hand records, CDs, DVDs, books,comics, movie po...

Friday at Grossmann Festival: Djordje Kadijević Master Class Today

Friday at Grossmann will be in the sign of Djordje Kadijević Master Class, taking place at 20:00h at the Main Square. It will be hosted by Dejan Ognjanović. Master Class will be followed by a screening of Kadijević's cult 1973 film She-Butterfly, the first Yugoslavian horror. She-Butterfly was screened as a part of Tales of Mystery and Imagination series, and it stirred up controversy upon its first broadcasting due to literally scaring one viewer to death. At this year's Grossmann ...

Grossmann, Day 3: The Raid 2 and Torture Garden

The 3rd day of Grossmann Fantastic Film and Wine Festival will start already at 13:00h, when the gates of Torture Garden shall open within the dark dungeons of Alcatraz Cinema. It will feature five extremely fierce genre extravaganzas, brought to us in a steel cage by our last year's short film jury member Julian Richards, co-founder of Jinga Films, our partners in this year's B-marathon of blood, laughs and weirdness. Two of these films he also directed – found footage shocker The...

Grossmann Festival, Day 2: Enchanted Cinema Opens Its Door

10th Grossmann Fantastic Film and Wine Festival is already in full effect. Enchanted Cinema, our new program section, is opening its door for the very first time, inviting all kids and parents to the screening of British animated hit film Chicken Run by Peter Lord and Nick Park. In our main competition program Vicious Cat we present three ferocius films today. First of them will be Serbian fantastic horror Nymph which has just recently won the Audience Award at Fantastic Zagreb Film Festiva...

10th Grossmann Fantastic Film and Wine Festival Starts Today

Fans of daring cinema and divine wine are gathering in Ljutomer, Slovenia, where the jubilee 10th Grossmann Festival starts today and will last until Saturday, July 19th. In five days it will offer a massive dose of horror, science fiction, thrillers, comedies, action and music documentaries from 23 countries from all around the world.   This year's guest of honour is Serbian director Djordje Kadijević, author of numerous cinematic masterpieces and pioneer of fantastic film in Yug...

Grossmann Festival 2014 Official Selection

Grossmann Fantastic Film and Wine Festival, taking place from the 15th to the 19th of July in Ljutomer, Slovenia, revealed its official selection. The festival features four film competition programs: Vicious Cat (Best Feature Film), Noisy Cat (Best Music Documentary), Slak's Vicious Cat (Best Short Film) and Melies d'Argent (Nomination for Best European Fantastic Short Film award, given out by the European Fantastic Film Festivals Federation). The President of the Vicious Cat ...

Djordje Kadijević to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award at 10th Grossmann Festival

Guest of Honour of jubilee 10th edition of Grossmann Fantastic Film and Wine Festival is Serbian writer and director Djordje Kadijević, author of numerous unforgettable cinematic masterpieces and pioneer of fantastic cinema in ex-Yu region. We will pay tribute to him at the festival's closing ceremony, where he will receive our Honorary Vicious Cat award for lifetime achievement. He took his place among the giants of cinema already with his debut feature, gloomy wartime drama A Festivity (P...

Get Ready for the 10th Grossmann Fantastic Film and Wine Festival

Once again it's time for genre film fans and fine wine lovers to gather in the idyllic town of Ljutomer, the birthplace of Slovenian cinema,for the jubilee 10th edition of Grossmann Fantastic Film and Wine Festival, recently voted one of the "Top 5 Coolest Horror/Sci-Fi Festivals in the World" by the readers of MovieMaker magazine. The festival will take place from the 15th to the 19th of July 2014. Over the course of five days, Grossmann Festival brings the most exciting r...
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