FANTASTIC FEST Bumper Competition officially starts now!!! Win a week of Geek Heaven for 2 & more!
Hey folks, Harry here... It is less than 22 days till the start of FANTASTIC FEST 2010. There's just enough time for you to get involved in the 2010 Fantastic Fest bumper contest.The usual requirements for the Bumpers still apply, that they be 15 seconds long and end with the word FANTASTIC being spoken, however you like. Also in past years - we've required people to make use of a kid. That is not a requirement this time. And we usually ask that they adhere to some specific genre.
This time. The genre is a favorite of FANTASTIC FEST. The sub-genre of "INAPPROPRIATE". We're asking for you, to create a 15 second bumper that is somehow INAPPROPRIATE. That could be through dialogue, sight gags, sickening imagery, exciting imagery... But we want audiences to actually scream OHMYGOD!!! when they see your bumpers. We want something that leaves an impression. Great filmmakers that have worked in the realm of the INAPPROPRIATE sub-genre include the king, JOHN WATERS, TAKASHI MIIKE, LARRY CLARK, KENNITH ANGER, HARMONY KORINE, TOM SIX, FRANK HENENLOTTER, GASPAR NOE, ABEL FERRARA, early PETER JACKSON, ELI ROTH, RUGGERO DEODATO, SRDJAN SPASOJEVIC and of course SATORU OGURA.
A lot to live up to? Yeah - but I'm telling you - if your brain says, "OH NO, WE CAN'T DO THAT" - "OH YES YOU CAN" - Unless of course it is illegal and results in somebody's unwilling pain.
It is September 2nd.
No later than September 17th, 2010, a standard definition DVD needs to be received by us. You can send it to:
c/o Tim League
Alamo Drafthouse Cinema
1120 South Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78704
Austin submissions can be dropped off in person at the Alamo South Lamar. The winner will receive two VIP badges for Fantastic Fest 2011, a $250 gift certificate to Alamo Drafthouse as well as a prize pack from Mondo Tees, not to mention the fabulous fame and honor associated with joining the above list of the "INAPPROPRIATE ELITE" - but we're encouraging you to fuck the norm, fuck it all and express yourself...
Let's damage some corneas, let's spin dry some brains and let's all be FANTASTIC!
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Sept. 2, 2010, 2:11 p.m. CST
Sept. 2, 2010, 2:12 p.m. CST
by Nice Marmot
As far as I know, Harry, you find NOTHING inappropriate.
Sept. 2, 2010, 2:14 p.m. CST
2 girls 1 cup... FANTASTIC FEST!!!
Sept. 2, 2010, 2:16 p.m. CST
that chick throwing the puppies into the river.... FANTASTIC!
Sept. 2, 2010, 2:22 p.m. CST
to run naked onto the Machete red carpet and take a shit in front of all the celebs. FANTASTIC!
Sept. 2, 2010, 2:24 p.m. CST
stalk the HEADGEEK and when he's sitting down to eat at a restaurant throw a dead cat on the table and close with a closeup of your viagra-induced mega-erection. FANTASTIC!
Sept. 2, 2010, 2:27 p.m. CST
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v= hscZCLliGXQ - Really? they took a homeless guy in the subway and edited it so it looked like he was playing a song.
Sept. 2, 2010, 2:43 p.m. CST
Sept. 2, 2010, 3:06 p.m. CST
Sept. 2, 2010, 3:13 p.m. CST
Shit, why did you wait so long before announcing this?! Dangit, I dunno if I can pull something off this year in this short time span. I'm already shooting something next week for another contest. Ugh.
Sept. 2, 2010, 4:09 p.m. CST
Stay back, this is (poorly overdubbed) FANTASTIC!
Sept. 2, 2010, 4:29 p.m. CST
...been chopped in half?
Sept. 2, 2010, 4:55 p.m. CST
can we use webclips or do they have to be videos shot by ourselves?
Sept. 2, 2010, 7:55 p.m. CST
Is the time limit for sure 15 seconds? It's usually 30, right?
Sept. 2, 2010, 8:24 p.m. CST
I intend to make a bumper but I have to know if nudity is allowed. Serious question. Thanks!
Sept. 3, 2010, 3:55 a.m. CST
The limit has always been 30 seconds, but now he says, like always, its 15 seconds. So I'm not sure what he's trying to say: like always, its 30, or new this year, its 15. <p> But Harry being confusing with his writing? NO WAY!
Sept. 3, 2010, 8:41 a.m. CST
It's where all the talkbackers have the option of sending in a 5 second video to AICN introducing themselves, so we can see the face behind the name once and for all. "Hi gang....this is AsimovLives..." Ebaumsworld has done that. Then AICN edits it together and keeps it at the side of this site...or the bottom. You might think no one would submit videos....but you'd be surprised.
Sept. 3, 2010, 5:23 p.m. CST
So just 14 days to complete this, no clarification on the time limit, no announcement on filmmaking frenzy or the fantastic fest blog... <p> ...looks like this one is going to be just as messy as it was last year!
Sept. 5, 2010, 9:04 p.m. CST
I didn't have a problem with last year's contest except for the fact that it seems the time limit is more of a suggestion than an actual rule.
Sept. 6, 2010, 8:46 p.m. CST
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Sept. 7, 2010, 4:29 p.m. CST
when spam shows up and sticks around. zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
Sept. 9, 2010, 4:39 p.m. CST
Posted on the Fantastic Fest facebook page: "Clarification on the Fantastic Fest bumper contest: Length can be anywhere from 15-30 seconds. Nothing over 30 though. Now get to it! We need some bumpers!"
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