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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 ...

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 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...

Christopher Lee Master Class Today at Grossmann Festival

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Today at 19:00h at Ljutomer Main Square, Grossmann Fantastic Film and Wine Festival will feature a special event indeed: Master Class with Christopher Lee, hosted by Phillip Bergson. Naturally, today's program features films from the Vicious Cat, Slak's Vicious Cats, Melies d'Or nomination and Noisy Cat competitions, as well as numerous accompanying attractions, such as Hungarian masterpiece Taxidermia (20:00h at the Culture House Cinema) and ultra-rare Shaw Brothers splatterfest The Boxer's O...

Menahem Golan has arrived at Grossmann Festival!

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Legendary producer, director and script writer Menahem Golan, receiver of this year's honorary Vicious Old Cat award, has arrived at Grossmann Fantastic Film and Wine Festival in Ljutomer today. Before his Master Class, taking place tomorrow at 20:00h at the Culture House Cinema, he will address Grossmann's audience prior to the screening of his film today at 20:00h at the Culture House Cinema. Already at 19:30h at the same location, ninjutsu master Andrej Jasenc will demonstrate his deadly sk...

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...

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 ...

A Hard Friday is upon Grossmann Film and Wine Festival!

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Today is the time for the arrival of legendary Laibach, the most important and successful Slovenian band of all times! Before their midnight concert at the Rock Hard Night at the Main Square, they will address the gathered congregation in a quintessential Q&A session, hosted by Nenad Bekvalac. We will also show the documentary Divided States of America that will be personally announced by director Sašo Podgoršek. The City Cinema will once again show the music documentaries in competition,...

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...

Uwe Boll today at Grossmann Film and Wine Festival!

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Once again you have a whole lot of goodness coming your way at Slovenian most extreme film and wine extravaganza, Grossmann Festival in Ljutomer!  There will be a Q&A session with Uwe Boll at the City Cinema at 19:30h, hosted by our Slak's Vicious Cats Jury member Alin Ludu Dumbrava, film critic from Transylvania! Open Air Cinema will also be in the sign of the controversial German director. After the documentary Raging Boll at 21:00h you will be able to see his adrenaline-ridden and gore-...

Day 2 of Grossmann Film and Wine Festival

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After yesterday's hard-hitting and groundbreaking opening of Slovenia's premiere genre festival with our first, tremendously visited screenings (check out the fierce ambient on the pictures in our gallery and on video at the fabulous Grossmann TV on our official site), we will bite even deeper into the delightful program of Grossmann 2010 today!Featuring a fierce selection of films with announcements by Mladen Djordjević, Anders Banke,Timo Vuorensola and Laibach! To be continued... ...

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...

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...

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...

Grossmann Film and Wine Festival 2010: submissions now open for the Little Workshop of Horrors and Monster Party

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Attention all filmmakers and wine worshippers! Submissions for the Little Workshop of Horrors are now open to all kinds of film crews that wish to shoot their film during this year's Grossmann festival, taking place from 26th to the 31st of July in Ljutomer, Slovenia. As usual, it has to be done in two days and one night! All of you who are daring, resourceful and playful enough can apply right here, where you can also find all further details and information. Submission deadline is the 5th of J...

Uwe Boll confirmed for Grossmann Film and Wine Festival 2010

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We proudly announce director, producer and writer Uwe Boll as the first of distinguished guests to grace the 6th edition of Grossmann Film and Wine Festival. Slovenia’s ultimate film-wine extravaganza will be taking place from 26th to 31st of July in Ljutomer. As a fellow wine connoisseur, German low-budget meister gladly responded to our kind invitation and has also promised a very special surprise! All further details will be timely published on the official festival site. We furthermore p...

Grossmann Film and Wine Festival 2010: Dates & Call for Entries!

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Attention all lovers of wild and cult cinema, divine wine and bloody beautiful music! The 6th Grossmann Film and Wine festival is approaching, so make time for vacation, sharpen your film tastes, and prepare your dancing shoes, zombie masks and taste buds! Slovenia’s biggest film-wine event will strike like thunder from a stormy sky on the last week of July, precisely from 26th to 31st of July, of course in the town of Ljutomer, the birthplace of Slovenian cinema. Once again you will be subj...

The Winners of the 5th Grossmann Film and Wine Festival

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Dear cannibals, zombies, witches, victims of demonic possession, space puddings and other wine lovers – dear friends! The 5th, jubilary and boutique edition of Grossmann Film and Wine Festival, held every year in Ljutomer, Slovenia, is behind us. Noisy Cat award for best musical documentary went to Slovenian film Vlada, a portrait of the founding member of Belgrade's legendary New Wave band Idoli Vlada Divljan, directed by Rudi Uran. In the short films category, Slak's Vicious Cat went t...

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