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Grossmann Fantastic Film and Wine Festival Call for Entries 2022

  Grossmann Fantastic Film and Wine Festival is calling all fantastic filmmakers to submit their feature films, short films and music documentaries to the 18th edition of the festival. Deadline is the 2nd of May, 2022.   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 or the Melies d’Argent awa...

Grossmann Festival 2021 Awards

The best feature film of the 17th Grossmann Festival is YUMMY. The Honorary Vicious Cats were received by the festival's guests of honour, American directors Gary Sherman and William Lustig. On Saturday, the 24th of July, the 17th edition of Grossmann Fantastic Film and Wine Festival came to a magnificent conclusion. This year, there were screenings of no less than 36 feature films, 9 documentaries and 34 short films from 30 countries, with 6 features, 7 music documentaries and 31 short fil...

The 17th Grossmann Festival Starts Today

It's been a long, long wait, but now it's time for fantastic film and wine!   The 17th Grossmann Festival will first conquer the city of Ormož, all the way to Sunday. The grand opening will take place at 20.30h in front of the Castle Manor House.   At 21h at the same location, the audience will be graced by the presence of our guest of honour, American director Gary Sherman, who will introduce his cult cannibal classic Death Line, celebrated as one of ...

Grossmann Festival Film Program is Online, Guests of Honour Are Gary Sherman and William Lustig

  At this year’s Grossmann Fantastic Film and Wine Festival, 37 feature films, 34 short films and 9 documentaries from 30 countries will be screened for your viewing pleasure. The festival will take place on July 16-18 in Ormož and July 20-24 in Ljutomer, Slovenia.   Unfortunately, Lloyd Kaufman’s visit is cancelled, but we will be joined by genre film legend William Lustig, director of timeless cult classics such as Maniac and Maniac Cop. Along with Ga...

The 17th Grossmann Fantastic Film and Wine Festival is Approaching

  Grossmann 2021 will take place in July in Ljutomer and Ormož (Ormož, July 16-18 / Ljutomer, July 20-24).   Once again, a selection of exquisite genre films from all around the world awaits you at 6 venues in Ljutomer and Ormož. 35 feature films and about the same number of short films will be screened. Six feature films will compete for the Vicious Cat award for best feature. Short films will compete for Slak’s Vicious Cat award for best short film and Me...

Grossmann Fantastic Film and Wine Festival Call for Entries 2021

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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 17th edition of the festival. Deadline is the 2nd 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 or the Melies d’Argent award wh...

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 ...

The 15th Grossmann Festival Starts Today

Today is the opening day of the 15th Grossmann Fantastic Film and Wine Festival, taking place from July 16th to July 20th in Ljutomer and Ormož, Slovenia. Already at 16.00h, we invite you to the Culture House to the first film of this year’s Grossmann, tense German thriller The Last Berliner. At 18.00h, the Ante Trstenjak Gallery opens its door for the photo exhibition entitled 15 Years of Grossmann Festival. At 19.00h, we move to the Main Square for the presentati...

Christina Lindberg - Guest of Honour of Grossmann Fantastic Film and Wine Festival 2019

We are thrilled to announce that the legendary Swedish actress Christina Lindberg will be the guest of honour of this year's Grossmann, where she will receive the Honorary Vicious Cat for outstanding contribution to genre cinema. Grossmann Fantastic Film and Wine Festival will take place from the 16th to the 20th of July in Ljutomer, Slovenia.   Christina Lindberg is one of the most remarkable icons of 70s exploitation cinema. Her role of one-eyed avenger in cult classic...

Grossmann Fantastic Film and Wine Festival 2018 Awards

On Saturday, the 14th of July, the 14th edition of Grossmann Fantastic Film and Wine Festival came to a conclusion. This year, we screened 29 feature films, 10 documentaries and 53 short films from 29 countries, with 6 features, 6 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 film:  ERREMENTARI (Spain, France; 2017; directed ...

Grossmann 2018: Vicious Cat Lineup Announced

We proudly present six fierce films in competition for this year's Best Feature Film award at Grossmann Fantastic Film and Wine Festival, taking place from the 10th to the 14th of July in Ljutomer, Slovenia.   If you were drawn into the abyss of rural horror with Robert Eggers' The Witch at our 2016 edition, Lukas Feigefeld's HAGAZUSSA – A HEATHEN'S CURSE will take you over the edge of madness and psychological dread with its stunning display of pagan b...

Grossmann Fantastic Film and Wine Festival 2018 Call for Entries

Grossmann Fantastic Film and Wine Festival is calling all fantastic filmmakers to submit their feature films, shorts and music documentaries to the 14th edition of the festival which will take place from the 10th to the 14th of July in Ljutomer, Slovenia. Deadline is the 1st 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 or t...

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...

Harry Kümel is coming to Grossmann Festival

With much joy we announce the arrival of the eminent Belgian director Harry Kümel to this year's Grossmann Fantastic Film and Wine Festival, taking place from the 11th to the 15th of July at Ljutomer, Slovenia.    To the fans of horror and fantasy, Harry Kümel is best known for his unforgettable masterpieces Daughters of Darkness and Malpertuis, which will be screened in a special retrospective section. We will also screen the fascinating documentary Forgotten ...

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...

Grossmann Fantastic Film and Wine Festival 2016 Call For Entries

Grossmann Fantastic Film and Wine Festival is calling all fantastic filmmakers to submit their feature films, shorts and music documentaries to the 12th edition of the festival which will take place from the 12th to the 16th of July in Ljutomer, Slovenia. Submission deadline is the 20th 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 and ...

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...

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, ...

Grossmann Fantastic Film and Wine Festival 2015 Call For Entries

From today and until the 29th of May, Grossmann Fantastic Film and Wine Festival is calling all fantastic filmmakers to submit their feature films, shorts and music documentaries to the 11th edition of the festival which will take place from the 14th to the 18th of July in Ljutomer, Slovenia. You can also enter our Little Workshop of Horrors, submission deadline is the 1st of July. Selected feature films will compete for Grossmann’s most prestigious award, the Vicious Cat. Sele...

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...

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