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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...

Grossmann Festival Voted One of the „5 Coolest Horror/Sci-Fi Film Festivals in the World“

Grossmann Fantastic Film and Wine Festival is among the „5 Coolest Horror/Sci-Fi Film Festivals in the World“ as voted by the readers of MovieMaker Magazine from the USA, the world's most widely read independent film magazine. Each year, MovieMaker Magazine publishes a list of „Top 25 Coolest Film Festivals in the World“. This year, for the first time ever, their readers were also able to vote for five coolest fests in 10 new genre-specific categories. Grossmann ...

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...

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 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...

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...

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 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...

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...

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...
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