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Alex Chandon (INBRED)  Jaume Balaguero (SLEEP TIGHT) For the first time the International Jury split the top award of Vicious Cat  at the Grossmann Fantastic Festival of Film and Wine. A notably strong feature competition marked the 8th edition of this lively event held in Ljutomer, centre of sultry Slovenia's famed wine region, with soaring temperatures and growing audiences, encouraged by the status of nearby Maribor as "European Capital of Culture". Jaume ...

Jaume Balagueró at Grossmann Fantastic Film and Wine Festival 2012!

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It is a great honour to announce the arrival of Spanish director Jaume Balagueró to this year's Grossmann Film and Wine Festival in Ljutomer, Slovenia, where he will present his thriller Sleep Tight. After the bloody mayhem of Rec 1&2 which will be screened in a special retrospective, one of the leading authors of European fantastic cinema takes a different approach with a sublime and creepy thriller which horror is placed in everyday life and that is guaranteed to make you feel ...

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...

Grossmann Returns to Cannes

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Thanks to kind invitation of the Slovenian Film Centre, Grossmann Fantastic Film and Wine Festival is once again heading for Cannes International Film Festival where our already traditional film and wine party will take place on the 17th of May at 17h at the South-East European Pavilion. We will merily great you with sweet sounds of our ferocious DJ program and even more merrily toast with you with excellent wines at our special wine tasting. We are looking forward to meeting our old friends an...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Grossmann Fantastic Film and Wine Festival Call for Entries 2011: Introducing Melies d'Or Nomination!

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Attention fantastic filmmakers! From this day on and until the 1st of July you are welcome to submit your cinematic masterpieces to this year's Grossmann Fantastic Film and Wine Festival which will take place from the 25th to the 30th of July in Ljutomer, Slovenia. Our prestigious awards await you! This year, as new members of the European Fantastic Film Festivals Federation we introduce the Melies d'Or nomination as a part of our Slak's Vicious Cat competition (best short film). The nominee ...

Uwe Boll today at Grossmann Film and Wine Festival!

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Once again you have a whole lot of goodness coming your way at Slovenian most extreme film and wine extravaganza, Grossmann Festival in Ljutomer!  There will be a Q&A session with Uwe Boll at the City Cinema at 19:30h, hosted by our Slak's Vicious Cats Jury member Alin Ludu Dumbrava, film critic from Transylvania! Open Air Cinema will also be in the sign of the controversial German director. After the documentary Raging Boll at 21:00h you will be able to see his adrenaline-ridden and gore-...

Grossmann Film and Wine Festival 2010 begins today

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Be forewarned! Today at 17:30h at the Culture House Cinema the 6th Grossmann Film and Wine Festival in Ljutomer, Slovenia, will finally begin! The Mighty Cat will introduce itself with the opening of the exhibiton of caricatures by Jakša Vlahović and photos from the last year's Zombie Walk by Edvard Pintarič, accompanied by the Monster Feast installation by Šlosart. At 18:00h there will be a presentation of the winemakers competing for the prestigious Vicious Cat Wine Champion award at the s...

Grossmann 2010: Film program online!

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Dear friends of cinematic offense, fine wine and sounds that scare hounds! We hereby announce that the film program of this year’s Grossmann Film and Wine Festival is now officially online! Take your time and immerse yourself into the wicked world of Grossmann that will soon once again come to life for a ghastly week of unholy pleasures in the idyllic atmosphere of Ljutomer, Slovenia. It is the charming capital of the wine region of Prlekija and also where Slovenian film was born in 1905. This...

Jose Mojica Marins to receive lifetime achievement award at Grossmann 2010

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Legendary Brazilian master of horror Jose Mojica Marins will receive the lifetime achievement award at this year's Grossmann Film and Wine Festival, taking place from 26th to 31st of July in Ljutomer, Slovenia. Visitors of the festival will for the first time in Slovenia be able to see a selection of the most important works of this prolific director, writer, actor and producer that will naturally include all three Coffin Joe films! Other distinguished guests already confirmed for this year's G...

Grossmann Film and Wine Festival 2010: submissions now open for the Little Workshop of Horrors and Monster Party

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Attention all filmmakers and wine worshippers! Submissions for the Little Workshop of Horrors are now open to all kinds of film crews that wish to shoot their film during this year's Grossmann festival, taking place from 26th to the 31st of July in Ljutomer, Slovenia. As usual, it has to be done in two days and one night! All of you who are daring, resourceful and playful enough can apply right here, where you can also find all further details and information. Submission deadline is the 5th of J...

Uwe Boll confirmed for Grossmann Film and Wine Festival 2010

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We proudly announce director, producer and writer Uwe Boll as the first of distinguished guests to grace the 6th edition of Grossmann Film and Wine Festival. Slovenia’s ultimate film-wine extravaganza will be taking place from 26th to 31st of July in Ljutomer. As a fellow wine connoisseur, German low-budget meister gladly responded to our kind invitation and has also promised a very special surprise! All further details will be timely published on the official festival site. We furthermore p...

Grossmann Film and Wine Festival 2010: Dates & Call for Entries!

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Attention all lovers of wild and cult cinema, divine wine and bloody beautiful music! The 6th Grossmann Film and Wine festival is approaching, so make time for vacation, sharpen your film tastes, and prepare your dancing shoes, zombie masks and taste buds! Slovenia’s biggest film-wine event will strike like thunder from a stormy sky on the last week of July, precisely from 26th to 31st of July, of course in the town of Ljutomer, the birthplace of Slovenian cinema. Once again you will be subj...

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