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Awards of the 8th Grossmann Fantastic Film and Wine Festival

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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...

Jaume Balagueró at Grossmann Fantastic Film and Wine Festival 2012!

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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

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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

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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

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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...

The Winners of Grossmann Fantastic Film and Wine Festival 2011

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In front of a dedicated vampire crowd, we have announced this year's winners of Grossmann Fantastic Film and Wine Festival in Ljutomer, Slovenia. Without further ado, let us list them: VICIOUS CAT International jury consisting of Dinko Tucaković, Phillip Bergson and Lars Nilsen has decided that Vicious Cat (Best Feature Film award) goes to: THE LAST CIRCUS /BALADA TRISTE DE TROMPETA Spain/France; 2010 Directed by: Alex de la Iglesia Genre: comedy The award was taken by acto...

Vampire's Ball Time at the Grossmann Fantastic Film and Wine Festival

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It's the final day of Grossmann Fantastic Film and Wine Festival in Ljutomer, Slovenia. Preparations for this evening's grand Vampire's Ball are already taking place at the Main Square! Numerous vampire candidates are being transformed into nocturnal ghouls by the experts of Mad Squirrel FX team. Our merry program will continue until the night when the stage at the Main Square will be thoroughly shaken by UK psychobilly legends The Meteors, along with Hungarian rockers Yellow Spots and Hollywood...

Christopher Lee has arrived at Grossmann Festival!

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We have sensational news: Sir Christopher Lee has just arrived in Ljutomer, Slovenia! At this year's Grossmann Fantastic Film and Wine Festival he will receive our Lifetime Achievement Award. We are deeply honoured and tremendously happy to host this legendary actor who has given us countless unforgettable roles. His visit is also our special surprise and gift to all of our dear visitors. Sir Christopher Lee is one of the most remarkable and versatile actors in the history of cinema. In...

7th Grossmann Fantastic Film and Wine Festival begins today

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Vicious time is here! Today at 18:00h at the Culture House Cinema the 7th Grossmann Fantastic Film and Wine Festival will officialy begin in Ljutomer, Slovenia with the Sensorium Expo featuring the works of illustrator Blaž Porenta, Laibach Kunst collective, experimental music instruments by Dizzy Strings and heavy metal installation by Shlosart. At 18:30h the opening of the symbolic wine road will take place, introducing this year's Vicious Cat Wine Champion candidates: Vinakoper, KZ Metlika...

Grossmann Fantastic Film and Wine Festival: Vicious Cat Line-up Announced

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The official selection of films competing for the main festival award the Vicious Cat (Best Feature Award) at this year's Grossmann Fantastic Film and Wine Festival, taking place from July 25 to July 30 in Ljutomer, Slovenia, is hereby announced. The films in competition are: CHOP USA; 2010; Trent Haaga MASKS Germany; 2010; Andreas Marschall SKINNING Serbia; 2010;Stevan Filipović THE LAST CIRCUS Spain/France; 2010; Alex de la Iglesia TRANSFER Gemany; 20...

Grossmann Fantastic Film and Wine Festival Short Film and Music Documentary Selections

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Here is the official selection of short films and music documentaries for this year's Grossmann Fantastic Film and Wine Festival, which will take place from July 25 to July 30 in Ljutomer, Slovenia. More information about other film program sections, music program and other features of this year's Grossmann can be found on the official site. SLAK'S VICIOUS CATS (Best Short Film Competition) 108.1 FM RADIO Italy; 2011; 15 min; Angelo & Giuseppe Capasso ATTACK OF THE GIANT B...

World premiere of German horror Masks at this year’s Grossmann Fantastic Film and Wine Festival

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With enormous joy we announce the exclusive world premiere of eagerly anticipated German giallo thriller Masks at this year’s Grossmann Fantastic Film and Wine Festival in Ljutomer, Slovenia, which will start on Monday, July 25, and last until Saturday, July 30. The premiere will be attended by director Andreas Marschall and producer Heinar Thimm who have already successfully collaborated on Marschall’s previous effort, horror anthology Tears of Kali. Do not, by any means, miss this exclus...

Film Program for the 7th Grossmann Fantastic Film and Wine Festival is Online

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Dear friends of  macabre cinema and splendid wine! As of this merry moment, the film program for this year's Grossmann Fantastic Film and Wine Festival, which will take place from July 25th to July 30th in Ljutomer, Slovenia, is online! Take a good look, explore the strange domain that is The Mighty Cat's terrain and find out what strange delights await you. Some features of the program still remain a secret, but don't worry, very soon you shall find out about all the missing details, includi...

Menahem Golan is coming to the 7th Grossmann Fantastic Film and Wine Festival!

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It is a great pleasure and honour to announce the arrival of the legendary Israeli producer, director and script writer Menahem Golan to this year's Grossmann Fantastic Film and Wine Festival, where he will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award. The festival will take place from July 25 to July 30 in Ljutomer, Slovenia. Menahem Golan has produced over 200 and directed over 40 films. He is renowned as one of the most important independent film producers of all times and has provided Israeli cin...

Exclusive Grossmann Fantastic Film and Wine Festival Party at Cannes on May 12

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Thanks to a kind invitation from Slovenian Film Centre, the already traditional Grossmann Party & Wine Tasting will be taking place on Thursday, May 12 at the South East European pavillion at Cannes International Film Festival, announcing The 7th edition of the Grossmann Fantastic Film and Wine Festival which will take place from the 25th to the 30th of July in Ljutomer, Slovenia. While a ferocius selection of musical masterpieces will take care of your dancing feet, your other senses will b...

Grossmann Fantastic Film and Wine Festival Call for Entries 2011: Introducing Melies d'Or Nomination!

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Attention fantastic filmmakers! From this day on and until the 1st of July you are welcome to submit your cinematic masterpieces to this year's Grossmann Fantastic Film and Wine Festival which will take place from the 25th to the 30th of July in Ljutomer, Slovenia. Our prestigious awards await you! This year, as new members of the European Fantastic Film Festivals Federation we introduce the Melies d'Or nomination as a part of our Slak's Vicious Cat competition (best short film). The nominee ...

The Cats have been tamed at the Grossmann Fim and Wine Festival 2010!

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You're not going to believe this! Our vicious juries have ferociously announced the glorious results of their painstaking work and effort to select the best of the exquisite delicacies that Grossmann offered again this year for your eyes only! For God's sake, do keep reading! The Vicious Cat Jury of the Grossmann Film and Wine Festival in Ljutomer, Slovenia, consisting of Dinko Tucaković, Phillip Bergson and Christian Hallman, has chosen the Serbian splatter drama The Life and Death of a Porno ...

Today a sermon by Jose Mojica Marins at the Grossmann Film and Wine Festival!

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The unholy day is upon the beautiful town of Ljutomer, Slovenia! Today at 19:30h at the City Cinema Jose Mojica Marins will proclaim his ghastly gospel at a ferocious Q&A session, hosted by our Vicious Cat Jury President Dinko Tucaković. It will be followed by a vicious outburst of his most spine-chilling films. The first blow will be delivered by the Strange World of Coffin Joe at 21:30h at the Culture House Cinema. Then the carnival of horror will move to the Open Air Cinema at the Main S...

Grossmann Film and Wine Festival 2010 begins today

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Be forewarned! Today at 17:30h at the Culture House Cinema the 6th Grossmann Film and Wine Festival in Ljutomer, Slovenia, will finally begin! The Mighty Cat will introduce itself with the opening of the exhibiton of caricatures by Jakša Vlahović and photos from the last year's Zombie Walk by Edvard Pintarič, accompanied by the Monster Feast installation by Šlosart. At 18:00h there will be a presentation of the winemakers competing for the prestigious Vicious Cat Wine Champion award at the s...

NEWSLETTER N° 472: july 21, 2010

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Grossmann 2010: Film program online!

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Dear friends of cinematic offense, fine wine and sounds that scare hounds! We hereby announce that the film program of this year’s Grossmann Film and Wine Festival is now officially online! Take your time and immerse yourself into the wicked world of Grossmann that will soon once again come to life for a ghastly week of unholy pleasures in the idyllic atmosphere of Ljutomer, Slovenia. It is the charming capital of the wine region of Prlekija and also where Slovenian film was born in 1905. This...

NEWSLETTER N° 469: june 25, 2010

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Jose Mojica Marins to receive lifetime achievement award at Grossmann 2010

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Legendary Brazilian master of horror Jose Mojica Marins will receive the lifetime achievement award at this year's Grossmann Film and Wine Festival, taking place from 26th to 31st of July in Ljutomer, Slovenia. Visitors of the festival will for the first time in Slovenia be able to see a selection of the most important works of this prolific director, writer, actor and producer that will naturally include all three Coffin Joe films! Other distinguished guests already confirmed for this year's G...

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