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The 16th Grossmann Fantastic Film and Wine Festival is Approaching

All the fans of fantastic films and divine wine are invited to the 16th edition of Grossmann Fantastic Film and Wine Festival, Slovenia's first and largest fantastic film festival. In the idyllic landscape of the region of Prlekija, eight days of festival events will take place from the 10th to the 12th July in Ormož and from the 14th to the 18th of July in Ljutomer. Once again the audience will be able to enjoy the best current fantastic films and music documentaries in our competition ...

The 15th Grossmann Festival Starts Today

Today is the opening day of the 15th Grossmann Fantastic Film and Wine Festival, taking place from July 16th to July 20th in Ljutomer and Ormož, Slovenia. Already at 16.00h, we invite you to the Culture House to the first film of this year’s Grossmann, tense German thriller The Last Berliner. At 18.00h, the Ante Trstenjak Gallery opens its door for the photo exhibition entitled 15 Years of Grossmann Festival. At 19.00h, we move to the Main Square for the presentati...

Christina Lindberg - Guest of Honour of Grossmann Fantastic Film and Wine Festival 2019

We are thrilled to announce that the legendary Swedish actress Christina Lindberg will be the guest of honour of this year's Grossmann, where she will receive the Honorary Vicious Cat for outstanding contribution to genre cinema. Grossmann Fantastic Film and Wine Festival will take place from the 16th to the 20th of July in Ljutomer, Slovenia.   Christina Lindberg is one of the most remarkable icons of 70s exploitation cinema. Her role of one-eyed avenger in cult classic...

Grossmann Fantastic Film and Wine Festival 2018 Awards

On Saturday, the 14th of July, the 14th edition of Grossmann Fantastic Film and Wine Festival came to a conclusion. This year, we screened 29 feature films, 10 documentaries and 53 short films from 29 countries, with 6 features, 6 documentaries and 25 short films being shown in the competition program.     At the closing ceremony, the following awards were given:   -VICIOUS CAT for best feature film:  ERREMENTARI (Spain, France; 2017; directed ...

Grossmann 2018: Vicious Cat Lineup Announced

We proudly present six fierce films in competition for this year's Best Feature Film award at Grossmann Fantastic Film and Wine Festival, taking place from the 10th to the 14th of July in Ljutomer, Slovenia.   If you were drawn into the abyss of rural horror with Robert Eggers' The Witch at our 2016 edition, Lukas Feigefeld's HAGAZUSSA – A HEATHEN'S CURSE will take you over the edge of madness and psychological dread with its stunning display of pagan b...

Grossmann Fantastic Film and Wine Festival 2018 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 14th edition of the festival which will take place from the 10th to the 14th of July in Ljutomer, Slovenia. Deadline is the 1st 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 or t...

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 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...

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 ...

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...

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...

Open call for submissions The European Philip K Dick Film Festival at Lille, France

The Philip K. Dick European Science Fiction Film Festival to Come to France : call for submissions This fall, French Sci-fi fans are in for a treat: three days of events in honor of Philip K Dick are planned in Lille, France from October 25-27, 2013 at the famous L'Hybride Cinema venue. Festival organizers are issuing a call for submissions in science fiction and horror features and shorts. Writers and panelists will be invited to participate. www.philipkdickfilmfestival-europe....

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 ...

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...
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