Fantasy FilmFest

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Fantasy FilmFest

The realm of imagination — from science-fiction to horror — is at the centre of this riveting film festival at the Savoy cinema.

Fantasy FilmFest Hamburg

Don't expect dragons, elves and witches on the screen at the Fantasy Filmfest: This festival rather celebrates the darker side of fantasy. Established in Hamburg in 1987, the Fantasy Filmfest gives an overview of the many new releases in niche categories from horror to science-fiction. Today, the annual festival is held in seven German cities and shows more than 50 different movies — from “A” of adrenaline to “Z” of zombie.

In Hamburg, the 11-day festival will be held at Savoy cinema, where films are generally shown in the original language. In the schedule, look for films indicated as “eng OV” for English-language movies or “OmeU” for English subtitles. After each screening, audiences will be asked to rate movies. On the last day of the festival, the best-rated contribution will be announced the winner of the “Fresh Blood” award. In addition, an audience award will be handed to the best short film of the festival.

Thrillseekers who can't wait until September can already get their adrenaline shots during the Fantasy White Nights in January and the Fantasy Nights in April.


Fantasy White Nights
27 — 28 January 2018

Fantasy Nights
21 — 22 April 2018

Fantasy FilmFest
6 — 16 September 2018


Savoy Cinema
Steindamm 54
20099 Hamburg

Getting there

U1 to Lohmühlenstraße or any train to Hauptbahnhof

For more information, please visit the official Fantasy Filmfest page.

Fantasy FilmFest