An Intimate Look at Fantastic Fest: Movies, Games, Fights and More

Sep 26, 2012 Comments ()
  • There's something about pics from a cell phone that makes an event feel more intimate and personal. This isn't the cleanest and clearest look at Fantastic Fest, but it's how we're seeing it, so enjoy.
  • Dredd 3D sets up Phantom camera station outside the Alamo Drafthouse. Watch the amazing videos here.
  • Dredd 3D Q&A after the premiere with Karl Urban (left), Olivia Thirlby and screenwriter Alex Garland
  • Monster dance off at the Frankenweenie party
  • After wowing audiences at last year's Fantastic Fest, the You're Next grafitti lives on outside the Drafthouse. The film hits theaters this August.
  • A pit stop at a local favorite in Austin, Torchy's Tacos. And yes, they are damn good tacos.
  • One of the hidden, nerdy gems of Fantastic Fest is its very cool indie video game arcade, featuring games and live tournaments.
  • The Sinister Q&A featuring director Scott Derrickson and screenwriter C. Robert Cargill
  • The Fantastic Fest karaoke party. Here's filmmaker Joe Swanberg rocking some Counting Crows.
  • No karoake party would be complete at Fantastic Fest without Movieline's Jen Yamato taking the mic.
  • Here's Fantastic Fest cofounder Tim League doing his best cover of Enya's "Sail Away."
  • The daytime scene outside the Alamo in between movies, as writers and moviegoers gather to work and conversate.
  • The Mondo store inside the Alamo Drafthouse, where fans line up to buy limited-edition posters.
  • The Air Sex championships
  • The American Mary sisters duke it out during the Fantastic Debates.
  • Critic Devin Faraci and filmmaker Joe Swanberg debating the legitimacy of the "Mumblecore" filmmaking movement
  • Soon after their fight begins, Swanberg knocks Faraci's contacts out.
  • Faraci requested protection for his face as the two began round two.
  • Not long after the fight began, it was over, with Swanberg declared the victor.
  • The not-so-secret Fantastic Fest after party, for those who don't need to go to sleep
  • Inside the nerdy Alamo Drafthouse lobby
  • Posters for The American Scream outside the theater prior to the film's premiere
  • Tim League introduces The American Scream.
  • After The American Scream, they closed off the theater with fake vomit so people could walk right into the haunted house.
  • Outside the haunted house created for The American Scream, a doc about homemade haunted houses
  • Nerd Rap is a Fantastic Fest event where nerds sign up to rap about nerdy things.
  • Alamo's Henry Mazza introduces Nerd Rap with a great rap.
  • Last year's Nerd Rap winner defends his championship by rapping alongside a digital version of himself on the screen.
  • One Nerd Rap contestant breaks out the Star Wars references.
  • Inside the homemade haunted house created to promote The American Scream
  • Inside the homemade haunted house created to promote The American Scream
  • Inside the homemade haunted house created to promote The American Scream
  • This robot outside the Alamo Drafthouse helps print tickets
  • A run-for-your-life mural painted inside the Alamo Drafthouse
  • The Ace of Spades taco at Torchy's Taco, the greatest taco joint in Austin
  • Tim League opens up the Fantastic Fest awards ceremony. See all the winners here.
  • Our friend Jen Yamato chugging a beer on stage at the Fantastic Fest awards, where you must chug a beer to receive an award
  • And here is what the Fantastic Fest award looks like, featuring a great quote from Grandmaster YK Kim
  • Our buddy Scott Weinberg introduces Fantastic Feud wearing a tux and a Ghost Protocol hat
  • Team USA in the Fantastic Feud. Can you name them all?
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