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Grossmann Fantastic Film and Wine Festival 2020: Enhanced Edition

  This year's 16th edition of the Grossmann Fantastic Film and Wine Festival will offer even more cinematic delicacies and divine wine as usual, for it will take place from the 10th to the 12th of July in Ormož and from the 14th to the 18th July in Ljutomer.   After last year's successful expansion of the festival events to the nearby town of Ormož, this year's edition will begin with three days of film and wine celebration in Ormož, followed by five ...

Grossmann Fantastic Film and Wine Festival Call for Entries 2020

  Grossmann Fantastic Film and Wine Festival is calling all fantastic filmmakers to submit their feature films, shorts and music documentaries to the 16th edition of the festival, taking place in July 2020 in Ljutomer, Slovenia. Deadline is the 3rd 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 Program for the 15th Grossmann Fantastic Film and Wine Festival is Online

  This year's Grossmann Fantastic Film and Wine Festival, taking place from the 16th to the 20th of July in Ljutomer and Ormož, Slovenia, will treat genre cinema lovers with no less than 36 feature films, 12 documentaries and 43 short films from 38 countries.   This year's guests of honour are director Sam Firstenberg, the absolute legend of 80s action cinema, and actress Christina Lindberg, one of the most remarkable icons of 70s exploitation cinema. At th...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Grossmann Fantastic Film and Wine Festival 2012 Starts on Monday

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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...

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 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...

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...

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...

Grossmann 2011: A Successful Opening is Behind Us

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The Grossmann Fantastic Film and Wine Festival week in Ljutomer, Slovenia has started with a blast: Sensorium Expo and the presentation of competing wines have filled the Culture House with many visitors. Among them were many well-known smiling faces: Minister of Internal Affairs of Slovenia Katarina Kresal, Mayor of Ljutomer Olga Karba, president of the Vicious Cat Jury Dinko Tucaković and film guests Jonas Žnidaršič and Ludvik Bagari were just some of them. Our opening film The Plagiarize...

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...
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