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Fantastic Fest Announces Next Wave Filmmakers + Bumper Contest


Get your vision seen by millions* (*this may be an exaggeration) at Fantastic Fest. It is time for their annual bumper contest. Submit a video, between 15 and 45 seconds long, that interprets this year's theme, "Time Travel is Fantastic" and your video could be shown between screenings at this year's Fantastic Fest in Austin. For all the details, and to submit, visit

The next wave of programming has also been announced. These films are part of the AMD Next Wave Filmmaker Spotlight, a competition category with a $1,000 grand prize and a new computer. The Next Wave programming is as follows:


North American Premiere  
Director - David Wnendt, 103min  
The debut feature from director-writer David Wnendt is a bleak tale of two girls who, for very different reasons, get swept up in the resurgent Neo-Nazi movement in Germany.

World Premiere
Director - Christopher MacBride, 85min
Two young documentary filmmakers are drawn into a shadowy world of secret societies when the subject of their film simply disappears. Have his investigations led to his demise?

CRAVE (2012)
U.S. Premiere
Director - Charles de Lauzirika, 113min
CRAVE follows a mentally unstable crime scene photographer on his descent into violence and madness. CRAVE won the New Flesh Award for Best First Feature at the 2012 edition of the Fantasia International Film Festival.

U.S. Premiere  
Director - Eron Sheean, 101min  
Plagued by the memory of the infant son he could not save, geneticist Geoff Burton plunges into a web of intrigue, jealousy and lies in this icily precise thriller.

FLIMMER (2012)
North American Premiere
Director - Patrik Eklund, 99min
Oscar-nominated short film director Patrik Eklund's feature debut showcases the wry wit that made his shorts     so hugely popular in this tale of a small town telecom company plagued by anti-radiowave anarchists.

FUCK UP (2012)
North American Premiere
Director - Øystein Karlsen, 135min
Clearly it's all the moose's fault. Jack had everything under control until his best friend crashed into a moose on the Swedish border. With a trunk full of cocaine. Now it's all gone to shit.

Texas Premiere
Director - Yeung Sang-ho, 97min
THE KING OF PIGS is an emotionally punishing animated indie film about a group of friends whose brutal childhoods continue to haunt them as adults.

PLAN C (2012)
World Premiere
Director - Max Porcelijn, 95min
Detective Ronald Plasmeyer has a problem in need of a solution: A ten thousand Euro debt to the Chinese mafia. Plan A didn't work. Plan B made things much, much worse. Now it's time for Plan C.

For tickets and programming details, visit