28.06. - 06.07.2013.
about festival
About festival

Fantastic Zagreb Film Festival, the only fantasy film festival in the region, brings special cinematic treats from 28th June to 6th July to all film buffs and fantasy fans. In nine days of the Festival, fans of fantasy and related genres – science fiction, horror, thriller, mystery, experimental etc. will get to watch a number of intriguing and interesting films from both new and acknowledged authors.

The “zero edition” of Fantastic Zagreb Film Festival was held from 2nd to 9th July, 2011 as an announcement of the bigger first edition in 2012. Screenings took place at 2 outdoor locations: the plateau beside St Catherine Church (at Gradec), the plateau above Tuškanac garage and in Cinema Europa. Films were presented within 6 programs, and offered a wide range of film titles from Japan and Korea to France, United Kingdom, Spain and former Yugoslav countries.

Last year we’ve managed to open the long forgotten Tuškanac summer stage which was closed for over 40 years In the middle of the woods and only walking distance from the town’s center with mystic atmosphere ideal for our films, Tuškanac summer stage was full every night. Also, we’ve continued the tradition of festival program in Europa cinema while our third location was Cineplexx Centar Kaptol.

The third edition of Fantastic Zagreb brings you plenty of recent film gems, but it is also being reminiscent of the unforgettable classics.
Fantastic Zagreb 2013 will be held on three locations, one of them being the Tuškanac Summer Stage.

Beside our already known sections (Panorama, Orient Express and Midnight Madness) last year we’ve introduced two new categories: American Nightmares and Visions. American Nightmares is dedicated to the new wave of young American authors and vibrant American indie scene, as well as known veterans like Francis Ford Coppola and William Friedkin. In contrast, Visions is dedicated to more avant-garde, experimental, loony and bizarre films that are usually struggling to reach wide audiences but are usually festival favorites. This year we introduce even more categories: Nordic Nights, Special Screenings, Cult Classics and Short Programme.

In addition to the abundant film selection, Fantastic Zagreb Film Festival offers plenty of fun. Visit our Fantastic Lounge, a place for evening parties and daytime chill-out: the festival’s meeting point for film buffs, filmmakers, journalists, guests, audience, and all the fans of Fantastic Zagreb and fantasy films. Check out the special benefits in Fantastic Zone, where numerous discounts await the visitors.

Our desire was to give the city of Zagreb not only a great genre film festival, but also the first open-air film festival. With a number of screenings and events, the city should embrace the festival, and vice versa. Thus we have enriched Zagreb’s offer cultural and summer tourist offer, with an emphasis on the Upper Town and old Zagreb legends, such as the Witch of Grič, the Bloody Bridge etc.