July 10th, 2007 14:14:00
Fantasia teams up with fests in Texas and San Francisco to form the North American Fantastic Festival Alliance
La NAFFA est un réseau développé pour appuyer la projection et la distribution en Amérique du Nord.
Film festivals in Montreal, Austin and San Francisco partner to form the North American Fantastic Festival Alliance
Three film festivals that showcase and celebrate provocative, intelligent and entertaining fantastic filmmaking have joined forces to create the North American Fantastic Festival Alliance.
NAFFA's expanding list of partners currently consists of Montreals FanTasia - North Americas premier genre film festival - along with the Alamo Drafthouses Fantastic Fest in Austin and Dead Channels: the San Francisco Festival of Fantastic Film.
The North American Fantastic Festival Alliance is a network designed to support the exhibition and distribution of excellent international fantastic filmmaking in North America. NAFFA can assist neophyte filmmakers to navigate the chaotic, and often overwhelming, film festival submission process by providing useful information and invaluable networking opportunities. Our website provides emerging and established imaginative artists with access to an Alliance of acclaimed festivals that actively support the discovery and promotion of challenging independent work.
provide professional presentations of short and feature-length 35mm and 16mm films,
provide excellent venues for video projection,
provide potential for coverage by national and international media,
may provide limited festival and marketing consultation for NAFFA programmed films (on request).
NAFFA is comprised of professional North American festivals dedicated to presenting the best new independent and international fantasy, science fiction, horror, animation, exploitation, experimental and cult movies, as well as selected retrospective programs. Member festivals are committed to the aesthetics (and history) of 35mm and 16mm film presentations and will present film prints whenever possible. NAFFA festivals are run by people who like to have a good time in a movie theatre.
The North American Fantastic Festival Alliance is recognized by the European Fantastic Film Festivals Federation: www.melies.org
FanTasia: July 5 23, 2007, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. www.fantasiafestival.com
Dead Channels: August 9 16, 2007, San Francisco, California, USA. www.deadchannels.com
Fantastic Fest: September 20 27, 2007, Austin, Texas, USA www.fantasticfest.com