We have a preliminary date for our annual financial meeting on December 18th at 19.00. All members are welcome to join us at Espresso house in Lund, Stortorget 5, 222 23 Lund, Sweden
2018 has been a fantastic film year and we have been all around the block. From traditional slasher to dark comedy and magical realism. All our films has been a pleasure to select and we thank our juries and audience for their engangement and honesty when watching the films selected.
This year we brought back our Siren Award, which is Fantastisk Filmfestival’s international competition. After a day of deliberation our jury selected Australian film, Brother’s Nest, by Clayton Jacobson. A fantastic black comedy about… ”family stuff”. As one of our jury member said ”The more we discussed this film, the more we got aware about all the details”. Brother’s Nest will receve a cash prize of 500 Euros.
As a member of the European Fantastic Film Festival Federation (EFFFF), we each year hand out the Méliès d’argent for what our jury consider to be the best european short and feature film, selected by our programming group.
This years Méliès d’argent for best short film goes to Madres De Luna, by spanish Alicia Albares and the Méliès d’argent for best feature goes to Lisa Brühlmann’s Blue My Mind, Switzerland. Both films are centrelized about the relities of being and becoming a woman and the horrors that can occurer both within you and in your surroundings.
Finally we have our audience award. The core audience of this years festival have never been afraid to speak their mind and they most definetly aren’t shy when giving out scores. The scores this year have been more than we could have ever expected and many times we said ”ah that must the winner”, but the socres just kept going up! For the first time since anyone can remember we had a perfect score for Issa López’s, Tigers Are Not Afraid. The audience award for best short film went to Carlos Baena’s animated La Noria.
The whole festival team would like to congratulate all the winners of this year’s festival and we can’t wait to do it again next year!
IT’S SUNDAY FUN DAY!
We would like to treat you to something nice on this lovely Sunday. Maybe you don’t know what to do, you are a bit hungover or just feel like doing something, but not to much.
Today you and a friend can watch films for the price of one!!
All you need is one membership card and a ticket and your good to go!
Membership cards can be bought at our accreditation desk at Kino for 30 SEK and you can find all tickets online at http://kino.nu/ or buy them at their ticket counter.
Our accreditation desk opens at 14.00 and closes at 21.00. Please note we only accept Swish or Paypal.
Celebrating its 24th edition with 25 feature films, the long-running Lund Fantastic Film Festival favors the unusual over the expected.
Over the course of ten days we treats Swedish audiences to a broad range of feature film premieres, welcoming the works of directors of 17 different nationalities to Kino.
Panos Cosmatos’ Mandy kicks the festivities into high gear on September 27 with a psychedelic and beautiful nightmare that expertly submerges viewers in the protagonist’s darkening psyche. The film was a breakout sensation at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival and went on to claim a spot in Cannes’ prestigious Directors’ Fortnight. Before an October 29 release date in Nordic territories, a deliriously unhinged Nicolas Cage gets to pursue his unfettered vengeance in Lund.
An atypical but sure-to-be crowd-pleasing closer comes from the opposite end of the world and finds kinetic action chops in genetically enhanced teens. On October 6, Park Hoon-jung’s The Witch: Part 1. The Subversion cheekily toys around with superhero tropes, and guides viewers to a spectacular and surprising climax that highlights the many talents of screen debutant Kim Da-mi.
Following South-Korea’s box office triumph, the second closing night film turns to tiny terror of a partially homegrown nature with the national premiere of Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich. Swedish directors Sonny Laguna and Tommy Wiklund unleash an irreverent shocker full of murderous puppet mayhem that’s sure to delight a midnight crowd.
Half of this year’s Lund Fantastic lineup consists of competition films. Six face off against one another in the European Méliès d’Argent competition while six go toe to toe in the international competition, The Siren Competition.
We are happy to announce that Panos Cosmatos’ Mandy will open the 24th edition of Fantastisk Filmfestival!
A breakout sensation at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, Mandy is the latest unnerving vision to burst forth from the mind of Beyond the Black Rainbow creator Panos Cosmatos. A psychedelic and beautiful nightmare that expertly submerges viewers in the protagonist’s darkening psyche, the film deservedly went on to claim a spot in Cannes’ prestigious Directors’ Fortnight. If the phantasmagorical visuals don’t haunt you for days to come, Nicolas Cage’s surreal performance or Jóhann Jóhannsson’s final score, a true testament to his skill, are sure to linger long after the end credits roll.
The screening will take place on the 27th of September at Kino in Lund.
Mandy has its national premiere on the 29th of October, 2018.
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