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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


    by lostboytexas


  • Sept. 2, 2010, 2:12 p.m. CST

    Jesus, this will be hard.

    by Nice Marmot

    As far as I know, Harry, you find NOTHING inappropriate.

  • Sept. 2, 2010, 2:14 p.m. CST


    by lostboytexas

    2 girls 1 cup... FANTASTIC FEST!!!

  • Sept. 2, 2010, 2:16 p.m. CST

    inappropriate 2

    by lostboytexas

    that chick throwing the puppies into the river.... FANTASTIC!

  • Sept. 2, 2010, 2:22 p.m. CST

    a surefire winner would be

    by lostboytexas

    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


    by lostboytexas

    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

    Here's something inappropriate

    by HypeEndsHere 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

    Always wondered what to do with my

    by skimn

    colonoscopy footage...

  • Sept. 2, 2010, 3:06 p.m. CST


    by lostboytexas

    off-topic much?

  • Sept. 2, 2010, 3:13 p.m. CST

    I didn't think you were doing it this year, guys

    by D.Vader

    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

    Bud Dwyer

    by DeweyOxburger

    Stay back, this is (poorly overdubbed) FANTASTIC!

  • Sept. 2, 2010, 4:29 p.m. CST

    Why has the 30 second rule...

    by bernard

    ...been chopped in half?

  • Sept. 2, 2010, 4:55 p.m. CST

    how does this work

    by lostboytexas

    can we use webclips or do they have to be videos shot by ourselves?

  • Sept. 2, 2010, 7:55 p.m. CST

    Is it 15 sec or 30?

    by LauraAndroid

    Is the time limit for sure 15 seconds? It's usually 30, right?

  • Sept. 2, 2010, 8:24 p.m. CST

    Serious question - nudity OK?

    by ToxicFrog

    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

    Harry is confused

    by D.Vader

    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

    AICN should do a user video article

    by Jehovahs_Witness

    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


    by bernard

    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

    Yeah this sounds poorly run

    by D.Vader

    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.

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  • Sept. 7, 2010, 4:29 p.m. CST

    you know this competition is dead

    by lostboytexas

    when spam shows up and sticks around. zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

  • Sept. 9, 2010, 4:39 p.m. CST

    Time Limit

    by Fred27

    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!"