(2008)

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Meet the Amd Next Wave!

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The Next Wave Spotlight!

Amd has a long history of working with young creative filmmakers such as Robert Rodriguez to provide tools and equipment that make the creative process easier. With the Amd "Next Wave" spotlight, we have chosen 8 films by young, up-and-coming filmmakers. These are filmmakers who are beginning their careers and may well become the next wave of talent shaping the industry in the decades to come. These eight films will be judged by the Next Wave jury, the winning film will be awarded a $1000 cash prize as well as Dell/Amd editing hardware. All eight of the "Next Wave" films will be have filmmakers and/or performers in attendance at Fantastic Fest.

Next Wave films/filmmakers:

Gadi Harel & Marcel Sarmiento (Directors), USA, Deadgirl

Javier Albarran (Actor/ Miscellaneous Crew), Spain, Doctor Infierno

Norihiro Koizumi (Director), Japan, Gachi Boy: Wrestling with a Memory

Reynald Bertrand (Director), France, La Crème (Creme)

Eric Shapiro (Director), USA,
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Fantastic Fest 2008 Filmmaker Guests

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We'll have lots of guests at Fantastic Fest this year, more than ever before. Here are just a few of the many interesting people who'll be joining us this year, in no particular order. We'll continually update our roster so keep an eye on this page.

Filmmakers and Actors

Norihiro Koizumi (Gachi Boy: Wrestling With A Memory)

A young, talented director who is quickly making his mark in the Japanese filmmaking scene. At the tender age of 25, he directed his first major feature-length film, “Midnight Sun.” “Midnight Sun” was not only critically-acclaimed, but became a commercial hit, grossing over 1 billion yen at the Japanese boxoffice. His latest film, “Gachi Boy Wrestling with a Memory,” won the grand prix at the Udine Far East Film Festival.

Nacho Vigalondo (Shorts Program)

Last year at Fantastic Fest noted Spanish director Nacho Vigalondo won the Next Wave competition, later securing domestic distribution for Timecrimes
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Final films announced for Fantastic Fest

Among the standout's are Jt Petty's The Burrowers and the much sought after The Good, The Bad, The Weird. Also playing is Pieter Van Hees Linkeroever , and I actually got my copy of the film just last week so we'll be having a review soon. There's also a couple of films we already have reviews for, Ole Bornedal's Just another Love story and Gô Shibata’s incredible experimental film about a serial killer with cerebral palsy called Late Bloomer. Check out the full lineup after the break!

Alien Raiders

Special Advance Screening / dir. Ben Rock / USA / 2008 / 85 min

Director Ben Rock live in person!

A squadron of trained gunmen lay siege to a supermarket at closing time. What first appears to be a robbery soon takes on otherworldly dimensions.

Astropia (Dorks and Damsels)

North American Premiere / Dir. Gunnar Gudmundsson / Iceland / 2008 / 93 min

Director Gunnar Gudmundsson and screenerwriters Otto Borg and Johann Grimson live in person!
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Final Slate of films announced for Fantastic Fest 2008

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Fantastic Fest, September 18-25, 2008

Austin, TX

Contact:

Tim League

(512) 912-0529

info@fantasticfest.com

www.fantasticfest.com

We are proud to announce the final slate of feature film programming for the 2008 edition of Fantastic Fest in Austin, Texas. With over 100 films representing over 30 countries, Fantastic Fest is the largest festival of its kind in the United States. The 2008 schedule will be announced online on Thursday, September 4, 2008. If you are planning on coming to Fantastic Fest and have not yet secured a badge. Act quickly as we only have 30 film badges left and expect to be sold out by the end of the week!

Final Batch: Fantastic Features:

Alien Raiders

Special Advance Screening / dir. Ben Rock / USA / 2008 / 85 min

Director Ben Rock live in person!

A squadron of trained gunmen lay siege to a supermarket at closing time. What first appears to be a robbery soon takes on otherworldly dimensions.

Astropia (Dorks and Damsels)

North American Premiere / Dir.
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