Fantastic Fest 2015 News: BUMPER CONTEST



Fantastic Fest, the Alamo Drafthouse, Birth.Movies.Death,

and SourceFedNERD unite to present the

Fantastic Fest 2015 Bumper Contest!


Source: Fantastic Fest/Alamo Drafthouse Cinema
Each year, Fantastic Fest hosts a bumper contest where we invite YOU (YOU!!!) to devise the most outrageous and entertaining under-30-second video possible. We use as many entries as we can and play dozens of different bumpers onscreen during the festival with two goals in mind:
  1. To represent the creativity and probable mental illness of the Fantastic Fest community, and…
  2. To ensure that the audience at the festival won’t have to sit through the same six or seven bumpers over and over again. (We hate that as much as you do.)

Your bumper can, will, and must reflect your unleashed initiative and imagination. But as always, we have a theme and a few ground rules:


This year’s theme is REMAKE / RIP OFF / RAMPAGE, inspired by the Fantastic Fest 2015 film REMAKE, REMIX, RIP OFF, a shocking, hilarious and illuminating documentary on the no-rules, brazenly plagiaristic Turkish filmmaking scene of the ’70s and ’80s.

This means we’re gonna ask you to adapt any existing film/TV property of your choice, from ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK to THE PRISONER to BREAKING BAD to ALF… but there’s a catch: Your cast has to be entirely comprised of people 12 and under or 65 and over.

No kids? No parents?? No problem!!! We’ll also allow characters played by non-homosapien animals, or you can create your own puppets and/or full-body costumes. The main thing is that your bumper must contain zero visible skin of anyone between the ages of 13 and 64, a.k.a. “boring standard humans.”

To enter, vote on entries and learn more, go HERE:

All 2015 Fantastic Fest bumper videos selected by our programming committee will be screened in front of an unsuspecting audience during Fantastic Fest (September 24 -October 1, 2015). Each of those audiences will include visiting filmmakers from around the world, press from the likes of Birth Movies Death, IFC, ScreenCrush, TwitchFilm, Fangoria, SlashFilm, Film Threat, Ain’t It Cool News, Variety, USA Today and more, plus a legion of the most devoted, intelligent, fun-loving genre film fans on the planet.

Our jury will select the Top Four bumper finalists, and members of the Filmmaking Frenzy voting community will select the fifth finalist by audience vote. The Top Five bumpers will play at the Fantastic Fest 2015 Awards Ceremony, and the audience will select the grand prize winner. That winner will receive $2000 cash money from SourceFedNERD!

Good luck! Drink blood!! GET WILD!!!

– The Fantastic Fest crew

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Attend Fantastic Fest 2015

DAYTIME ONLY Badges, FAN Badges, and 2ND HALF Badges for Fantastic Fest 2015 are available for purchase here.

Members of the film industry who purchase either a FAN or SUPERFAN badge can apply for a free INDUSTRY upgrade and Fantastic Market access by filling out the formhere. Only approved industry will be considered for access to FANTASTIC MARKET. All Industry requests must submitted by no later than August 15th, 2015.

For the latest developments, visit the Fantastic Fest official sitewww.fantasticfest.comand follow us on Facebook & Twitter.

We are now accepting press credential applications for Fantastic Fest 2015.  To apply, please send your name and outlet as well as a letter of assignment from your editor or a business card to the FONS PR team at for consideration.  The deadline to apply for press credentials is Wednesday, September 2nd.  Please note all applications are subject to approval.

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