Don't expect dragons, elves and gnomes on the screen at the Fantasy Filmfest. This festival celebrates the darker side of the fantastic. Established in Hamburg in 1987, the Fantasy Filmfest celebrates new releases in niche categories from indie horror and psychological thrillers to science-fiction and dystopia. Today, the annual festival is held in seven German cities and screens more than 50 films.
In Hamburg, the 11-day fall festival and the shorter weekend-long festivals in winter and spring are held at Savoy cinema, one of the city's most beloved original language cinemas. 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.
Thrill seekers have three chances to get their adrenaline shots from this fantastic film festival: during the main event every fall, during the Fantasy White Nights every winter, and the Fantasy Nights in the spring. A limited number of full festival passes are available several months before ticket sales begin. Approximately two weeks before each festival, regular ticket sales begin at Savoy.
Fantasy White Nights
11-12 January, 2020
U1 to Lohmühlenstraße or any train or bus to Hauptbahnhof
For more information, please see the official website of the Fantasy Film Fest.