Video: 2012

  • Tim goes to the Mayor - OFFICIAL Fantastic Fest Week Proclamation
    Austin Mayor Lee Leffingwell makes September 20-27th the official City of Austin Fantastic Fest Week. Tim League visited the Mayor to find out what exactly that entails in this clip that opened the 2012 Fantastic Fest Award Show.
  • Fantastic Fest: Nerd Rap Damon Jones
    Nerds! Here is your chance to live like the baller you've (not-so) secretly always wanted to be by combining your encyclopedic knowledge of movies with that rap flow you've been working on for years in your mom's basement! Fatboy Roberts, your fellow movie-obsessed basement dweller, has also been hard at work for years... making transcendent, funkified remixes of his favorite movie, TV show, and video game themes — everything from Star Wars to Barney Miller, the Princess Bride to Super Mario Bros. His Geek: Remixed albums are things of beauty all their own, but here's where you come in, would-be gift of gabbers: We want you to throw down and perform a rap to a Fatboy Roberts track in our all-out Battle Royale for nerd lyrical supremacy at Fantastic Fest!
  • Fantastic Fest 2012 AMD Next Wave Award
    Not for the faint of heart... when you win an award at Fantastic Fest you better be ready for a shotgun-blast of appreciation to the face. Strap on your drinking horns and join us for a night of ceremonial tomfoolery. Awards will be given for best shakeyface, best bumper, best shorts, best features, audience awards and the AMD Next Wave award. Our awards are beer mugs that come full, so winners need to arrive thirsty.
  • Fantastic Fest 2012 THE AMERICAN SCREAM Q&A
    Chances are you've come across one in your lifetime. Your neighbor may be one. Your co-worker may be one. There could even be one in your family. Sometimes they operate alone and sometimes they involve their loved ones. The moment they wait for is over in what seems like the blink of an eye but there can be months of planning, designing and building leading up to a night of terror. These people are home haunters.
  • Fantastic Debates 2012
    Quench your thirst for blood AND intellectual disputation with another installment of the Fantastic Debates, where the burning questions facing the fan community are resolved once and for all via formal debate followed by in-ring fisticuffs.
  • Fantastic Debates - Tim League, Honorary Blackbelt
    Grandmaster Y.K. Kim forces Tim League to endure a series of strength trials for the honor to fight him. The reward if he succeeds? Tim becomes and honorary Black Belt master himself. Quench your thirst for blood AND intellectual disputation with another installment of the Fantastic Debates, where the burning questions facing the fan community are resolved once and for all via formal debate followed by in-ring fisticuffs.
  • Fantastic Fest presents: AIR SEX
    If you've been to any Air Guitar shows, you've probably got some ideas about what Air Sex will be like. Except that competitors in this show won't pretend to play an invisible guitar, they'll pretend to make love with a partner who isn't there.
  • Fantastic Fest 2012 LOOPER Red Carpet
    In the futuristic action thriller Looper, time travel will be invented -- but it will be illegal and only available on the black market. When the mob wants to get rid of someone, they will send their target 30 years into the past, where a "looper" -- a hired gun, like Joe (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) -- is waiting to mop up. Joe is getting rich and life is good... until the day the mob decides to "close the loop," sending back Joe's future self (Bruce Willis) for assassination.
  • Fantastic Fest THE ABC’s of DEATH Introduction
    Twenty-six directors. Twenty-six ways to die. Co-produced by Drafthouse Films, and finally ready to be unleashed—see what happens when you give more than two dozen of the most brilliant filmmakers from around the world free reign to indulge their creative impulses and black humor. From A to Z, it's got something for every genre fan and is like nothing you've ever seen before.
  • Fantastic Fest - Dragon Sound Reunion “Against the Ninja”
    At central Texas' hottest night club, The Highball, synth rock warriors Dragon Sound reunited after 25 years to perform their anthems "Friends" and "Against the Ninja," as seen in the gonzo trailer to 80s martial arts thunder-rager Miami Connection. This once-in-a-lifetime event at Fantastic Fest kicked-off the fest's infamous annual "Chaos Reigns Karaoke Party." Once thought to be lost forever and discovered by an Alamo Drafthouse programmer via a blind eBay purchase for $50, Miami Connection is soon to be released by Drafthouse Films and in celebration, new exclusive merchandise will be unveiled and for sale at the concert. Retro Dragon Sound sleeveless red t-shirts, stunning Miami Connection one-sheet posters, and limited edition 7" vinyl singles featuring both of the above songs(!). Attendees will be able to purchase this merchandise individually or as value fan-packs and also pre-order the upcoming MIami Connection DVD and Blu-ray which is set to be released on December 11th!
  • Fantastic Debates - FARACI VS. SWANBERG
    Devin Faraci, the Badass-In-Chief from Badass Digest goes toe to toe with independent filmmaker Joe Swanberg at the Fantastic Debates. Quench your thirst for blood AND intellectual disputation with another installment of the Fantastic Debates, where the burning questions facing the fan community are resolved once and for all via formal debate followed by in-ring fisticuffs. Last year festival director Tim League squared off against the star of the Irish bare-knuckle boxing documentary KNUCKLE while Lord of the Rings stars Elijah Wood and Dominic Monaghan waged both verbal and physical war.
  • Fantastic Fest MIAMI CONNECTION Screening
    The legendary long-lost '80s thunder-rager! Martial arts rock band Dragon Sound throw down in the ultimate conflict against an army of cocaine-powered motorcycyle ninjas. The BEST unseen movie in HISTORY!