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FANTASTIC CINEMA & Craft beer festival
(May 3-7, 2017)
ANIMATION + FANTASY + HORROR + SCI-FI + EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN AND AMAZING CRAFT BEER
Fantastic Cinema and Craft Beer Festival screens innovative and imaginative films from bold visionaries who are not afraid to do what it takes to create films that challenge, inspire, and ultimately thrill audiences. These fantastic films are presented alongside the very best craft beer from the state of Arkansas.
The combination of interesting buzz-worthy films, attending filmmakers from all over the country, specially brewed craft beers, and nightly after-parties held at a different craft beer brewery each night helps create an awesome, unique festival experience that you will be talking about long after it's over. And if you are not a beer drinker, no worries. We still provide a terrific all around festival experience even without the beer!
Bring us your bold visions, your magical, your scary, your alien, your frightening, your mutation, your fantastic; we want it all.
Festival press coverage has included Shock Till You Drop, Bloody-Disgusting, Daily Dead, Horror Society, Horror-movies.ca, and The Blood-Shed. Along with local newspapers, magazines, radio, and television.
In 2017, Fantastic Cinema core programming categories are:
Movies in this category are often genre defying. They can be animation, drama, comedy, southern gothic, post apocalyptic, horror, and fantasy film all at the same time. The filmmakers who create these movies are not afraid to push the envelope. They are often the new, bold voices in cinema.
(Examples of "Fantastic Creations" screened at Fantastic Cinema 2016 THE FITS, ALCHEMIST COOKBOOK, THE EYES OF MY MOTHER)
Movies in this category are typically classified as Sci-Fi or Fantasy. They often take viewers on a journey to new and undiscovered places and times. Including Sci-Fi or Fantasy animation.
Horror lives here. We are looking for newest and boldest horror movies we can find. These filmmakers present their audience with terrifying visions of the known and unknown. Including animated horror.