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Grossmann Fantastic Film and Wine Festival 2020 Awards

    On Saturday, the 18th of July, the 16th edition of Grossmann Fantastic Film and Wine Festival came to a magnificent conclusion. This year, there were screenings of 28 feature films, 7 music documentaries and 30 short films from 27 countries. with 5 features, 7 music 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 fi...

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 ...

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 Festival 2019 Awards

  The best feature film of the 15th Grossmann Festival is TUMBBAD. The Honorary Vicious Cats were received by the festival's guests of honour, actress Christina Lindberg and director Sam Firstenberg.   On Saturday, the 20th of July, the 15th edition of Grossmann Fantastic Film and Wine Festival came to a magnificent conclusion. This year, there were screenings of no less than 35 feature films, 12 documentaries and 43 short films from 36 countries, with 6 feature...

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 2019 Call for Entries

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Grossmann Fantastic Film and Wine Festival is calling all fantastic filmmakers to submit their feature films, shorts and music documentaries to the 15th edition of the festival which will take place from the 16th to the 20th of July in Ljutomer, Slovenia. Deadline is the 6th 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 Vi...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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, ...

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...
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