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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...

Submissions to Grossmann Fantastic Film and Wine Festival 2014 Are Now Open

From today and until the 6th of June, Grossmann Fantastic Film and Wine Festival is calling all fantastic filmmakers to submit their feature films, shorts and music documentaries to the 10th edition of the festival which will take place from the 15th to the 19th 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 2014. S...

Grossmann Festival Voted One of the „5 Coolest Horror/Sci-Fi Film Festivals in the World“

Grossmann Fantastic Film and Wine Festival is among the „5 Coolest Horror/Sci-Fi Film Festivals in the World“ as voted by the readers of MovieMaker Magazine from the USA, the world's most widely read independent film magazine. Each year, MovieMaker Magazine publishes a list of „Top 25 Coolest Film Festivals in the World“. This year, for the first time ever, their readers were also able to vote for five coolest fests in 10 new genre-specific categories. Grossmann ...

The Awards of the 9th Grossmann Fantastic Film and Wine Festival

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On Saturday, the 20th of July, the 9th edition of Grossmann Festival came to a magnificent conclusion. At the Closing Ceremony, we paid homage to recently departed director, scriptwriter, film expert and a dear friend and supporter of the festival, Dinko Tucaković, whose final feature film Doctor Ray and the Devils was successfully premiered at the 2012 Grossmann Festival.   The following awards were given:   Honorary Vicious Cat, received by Franco Nero and Enzo G. Castellari, t...

9th Grossmann Fantastic Film and Wine Festival Starts on Monday with Slovenian Premiere of Byzantium

The 9th edition of Grossmann Fantastic Film and Wine Festival starts on Monday, July 15 in Ljutomer, Slovenia. The opening film will be Neil Jordan's Byzantium. Prior to the screening there will be a presentation of wines in competition, accompanied by the opening of exhibition Red Bodies by illustrator Blaž Porenta and photographer Matjaž Tančič. This year's Guests of Honour are Italian film legends Franco Nero and Enzo G. Castellari. The main guest of the wine program is ...

Franco Nero at Grossmann Fantastic Film and Wine Festival 2013

With much joy we announce that Italian acting legend Franco Nero will attend this year's Grossmann Fantastic Film and Wine Festival to receive our honorary Lifetime Achievement award. He is one of the most instantly recognizable European film stars, having made more than 150 movies, in Europe as well as in the USA, in high-budget as well as independent productions, from western, action and comedy to historical epic, drama and even musical. The festival program will feature a special retrospe...

Enzo G. Castellari at Grossmann Festival 2013

The legendary grand master of European action cinema Enzo G. Castellari is coming to this year's Grossmann Fantastic Film and Wine Festival, where he will receive the honorary Lifetime Achievement Award. In his amazing body of work he has treated the audiences with numerous westerns, crime, postapocayptic and war films, as well as comedies and horror films. He is renowned for tense action scenes, innovative camera work and editing, and use of slow-motion, while all of his films possess ver...

Grossmann Fantastic Film and Wine Festival: Call For Entries 2013

Attention fantastic filmmakers! From today and until the 7th of June you can submit your feature films, shorts and music documentaries to the 9th Grossmann Fantastic Film and Wine Festival which will take place from the 15th to the 20th of July in Ljutomer, Slovenia. You can also enter our Little Workshop of Horrors, submission deadline is the 1st of July.Feature films will compete for Grossmann’s most prestigious award, the Vicious Cat 2013.Besides the Slak's Vicious Cat 2013 award for Be...

Awards of the 8th Grossmann Fantastic Film and Wine Festival

At the closing ceremony of the 8th Grossmann Fantastic Film and Wine Festival that took place from the 16th to the 21st of July in Ljutomer, Slovenia, the following awards were given: Vicious Cat for Best Feature Film Sleep Tight (Mientras duermes) by Jaume Balagueró (Spain) Inbred by Alex Chandon (UK) The Jury, comprised of Slobodan Šijan, Phillip Bergson and Christian Hallman complemented the 8th Grossmann Fantastic Film & Wine Festival for its rich vintag...

Grossmann Fantastic Film and Wine Festival 2012 Starts on Monday

The 8th edition of Grossmann, taking place from the 16th to the 21st of July in Ljutomer, Slovenia is just around the corner! The festival will begin on Monday at 18h with the opening of the Fear Manifesto art installation and presentation of the competing winemakers. At 19:00 our film program will begin with the regional premiere of Serbian film Doctor Ray and the Devils, director Dinko Tucaković's new drama/comedy about famous Hollywood rebel Nicholas Ray's stay in Yugoslavia during the 60...

Jaume Balagueró at Grossmann Fantastic Film and Wine Festival 2012!

It is a great honour to announce the arrival of Spanish director Jaume Balagueró to this year's Grossmann Film and Wine Festival in Ljutomer, Slovenia, where he will present his thriller Sleep Tight. After the bloody mayhem of Rec 1&2 which will be screened in a special retrospective, one of the leading authors of European fantastic cinema takes a different approach with a sublime and creepy thriller which horror is placed in everyday life and that is guaranteed to make you feel ...

Dr Ray and the Devils to Open Grossmann Fantastic Film and Wine Festival 2012

With much pride we announce that the opening film of Grossmann 2012, taking place from the 16th to 21st of July in Ljutomer, Slovenia,  will be Serbian drama Doctor Ray and The Devils, directed by Dinko Tucaković. The film is based upon a real-life story about famous director Nicholas Ray’s stay in Belgrade in the mid-sixties. With a perfect blend of reality and fiction and with plenty of humour, Doctor Ray and the Devils offers a unique insight into the mystery which surrounds this particul...

Goran Marković to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award at Grossmann 2012

With enormous joy and pride we announce that the 8th Grossmann Fantastic Film and Wine Festival, taking place from the 16th to the 21st of July in Ljutomer, Slovenia, will be visited by director, scriptwriter and playwright Goran Marković who will receive this year's honorary Vicious Old Cat award for lifetime achievement. His films such as Tito and Me, Deja Vu, Variola Vera, The Meeting Point and National Class have achieved a cult status and became a part of popular culture in the ex-Yu regio...

Grossmann Festival Vicious Cat Wine Champion 2012: Pre-Evaluation is Done

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On Friday, the 8th of June, the Vicious Cat Wine Champion Pre-Evaluation, organized by Cultural nad Educational Society Kelih (Chalice) and Grossmann Festival, took place at the Ljutomer City Hall. The winners in respective categories have entered the competition program of the 8th Grossmann Fantastic Film and Wine Festival which will take place from the 16th to the 21st of July in Ljutomer, Slovenia. 35 wine samples were submitted by 18 winemakers. The jury consisting of Dr. Mojmir Wondra, Mr. ...

Grossmann Returns to Cannes

Thanks to kind invitation of the Slovenian Film Centre, Grossmann Fantastic Film and Wine Festival is once again heading for Cannes International Film Festival where our already traditional film and wine party will take place on the 17th of May at 17h at the South-East European Pavilion. We will merily great you with sweet sounds of our ferocious DJ program and even more merrily toast with you with excellent wines at our special wine tasting. We are looking forward to meeting our old friends an...

Grossmann Festival Wine Champion 2012: This Year Open to International Entries!

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Dear winemakers! It is with great pleasure that we invite you to participate in the 8th Grossmann International Fantastic Film and Wine Festival in Ljutomer, Slovenia, which will take place from the 16th to the 21st of July. This year, for the first time ever, our Vicious Cat Wine Champion competition is open to international entries. All winemakers who wish to participate in this prestigious competition are welcome to submit their wine samples until (including) the 1st of June 2012. All submi...

Grossmann Fantastic Film and Wine Festival Call for Entries 2012: Submit Your Film for the Vicious Cat!

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Attention fantastic filmmakers of the universe! Until the 22nd of June you are most welcome to submit your gut-wrenching masterpieces to this year's Grossmann festival which will take place from the 16th to the 21st of July in Ljutomer, Slovenia! Get ready for a vicious fight for our vicious awards! This year, for the first time ever, you can submit your feature films for Grossmann's most prestigious award, the Vicious Cat! Do not hesitate to participate! You can also submit your short films f...
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