The Bilbao Fantasy Film Festival is one of our favourites and it is our pleasure to share the poster for FANT 22 with our lovely readers. The poster is a gruesomely clever nod to hand-pelota, which is a pastime that involves hitting a linen ball with a taped hand. As this is a festival that favours the gory, naturally, the ball has been replaced with an eyeBALL. Nicely done, guys.
This year’s festival runs from 6th-13th May, with the deadline for submitting features films fast approaching on 15th March – so get those in, ASAP! This year the festival is getting a bit of a twist with the opportunity to get your film on the big screen if it’s shot on your mobile phone. That’s right, all you need is a smartphone and you have the chance of your flick making it to FANT 22 – so what are you waiting for? As long as it’s no longer than 10 minutes long and submitted by 8th April it can be considered, so it’s worth a shot, right? Plus, the winner – as voted for by the audience – gets a lovely 750 euros – which is around £580 or $820 – and the festival’s jury will also select their favourite to win a sum of 1,5000 Euros.
If you’re around the area in May, this is definitely something you should keep your EYE on – get it?