It’s time to nerd out, gross out, and smoke out. Also, Chingu.
EVER WANTED TO PROGRAM FOR FANTASTIC FEST?
At the beginning of the year, we announced our launch of a new initiative at Fantastic Fest to increase transparency and diversity amongst our programming staff as well as create an opportunity to foster a new generation of programmers.
Well, we are now proud to kick things off properly. Each year, Fantastic Fest will accept applications for individuals to apply to be part of the submissions team. We are looking for talented people interested in learning about the film industry, helping curate a world-renowned film festival, and expanding their skill set by working closely with experienced programmers. We are especially interested in applications from under-represented sections of society. Some experience is preferred, but natural talent, passion for film and dedication are the most important qualities.
Applications can be made by sending an email with a cover letter and your resume to [email protected]. We expect (hope!) to see a lot of interest in the program, and as much as we'd love to offer this opportunity to everyone, we'll only have a few spots to fill each fest.Although we will accept applications all year round, our selection will only happen once annually, generally around the beginning of the year.
So if you ever wanted to join the coolest festival in the world, work hard, and learn about the art of programming, this is your chance. Learn more HERE!
NERD RAPPERRRRRRRS, MOUNT UP!
All Poindexters and geekbeat freakz, report to the dance floor!! From the early nerdcore albums of MC Frontalot to the Epic Rap Battles of History and the entire careers of the Lonely Island guys and Childish Gambino, rapping nerds have become undeniable icons of pop culture. Now it’s your turn to show us what you’ve got, in the eighth annual Fantastic Fest Nerd Rap Throwdown! What is Nerd Rap? Simply put, it’s any hip hop beat paired with an emcee (or multiple microphone fiends) rapping about movies, gaming, comics or any other faction of nerd culture. Wanna win a badge? Got what it takes to become a Geek God of the Mic? SIGN UP TO THROW DOWN HERE!
WE’RE SORRY, BUT PUKE AND EXPLODE! IS BACK!
The human body is a shameful, disgusting hellscape. And it requires FUEL! So each year we invite a few of FF’s most iron-intestined warriors on the Highball stage to participate in a pulse-pounding competitive 8-course daredevil ride through the average citizen’s culinary nightmare zones. Each of these edible impossibilities will be reluctantly designed and executed by Alamo chef Brad Sorensen, who guarantees that they are all medically safe for consumption, and no one has died yet… so sign up and take your guts on a rampaging exploration of the darkest dietary domains!!
FILL FULL YOUR DESTINY!
SMOKE ‘EM IF YA GOT ‘EM (JUST OVER THERE, PLEASE)
Some people like to roller skate. Others wrestle alligators. But one thing we can all agree on is that there are people who smoke cigarettes! For those who fall in that category, we’ll have a specific area to the left of the theater entrance for all of your puffin’ needs, as illustrated below. It’ll even be covered so you can laugh at the rain while blowing delicious smoke out your nose!
TICKETING WITH CHINGU
The Fantastic Fest ticketing program is undeniably one of the foremost reasons the Fantastic Fest moviegoing experience is unlike any other festival in the world. We mean it, and you know it! Nobody else does anything like it at any other festival anywhere, anytime, anyhow! Anyway, because it’s so unique, it can sometimes take a little getting used to. So, to help folks new to the fest get a jump on the learning curve, our crackerjack design team put together this succinct intro-to-ticketing video, hosted by Chingu, the de facto mascot of FF2018 (or possibly for eternity):