Quentin Tarantino Film Festival

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The Quentin Tarantino Film Festival, or QT-Fest, is a semi-annual film and multimedia event held by the Austin Film Society in Austin, Texas and attended by film director Quentin Tarantino. Most recently, the Alamo Drafthouse theater in downtown Austin, Texas has been the selected venue. The event usually takes place for a few days, and Tarantino screens a selection of his favorite films using prints he owns.

Usually he programs films to a theme such as 80s horror night or Italian crime films of the 70's. All films come from his private collection of prints and generally have played a part in the creation of his own films. He uses the film fest not only as a platform to show off his collection of rare film reels but also to point out forgotten genres, directors, actors or studios.

So far there have been 6 festivals, plus a "best of" featuring films shown in previous festivals. A very important aspect of the Quentin Tarantino Film Festivals in general is, that Tarantino introduces all the films himself, shows trailers for all kinds of films and discusses the films with attendees. His policy is that he doesn't talk about himself or his movies during the festival, which makes it hard for journalists or fans to gain information about projects he is currently working on. But as in the case of QT 5, he uses the festival to set the mood for coming projects or showcasing some of the influences on his work.

Lineup listings[edit]

QT Fest started in 1997 at the Dobie Theater near the University of Texas. The event moved to the Alamo Drafthouse Downtown for QT3, where it remained until the site's closure in 2007. After QT 5 in 2001, there was a hiatus before QT 6 in 2005.

QT 1 Lineup[edit]

This showing was held in 1997.

QT 2 Lineup[edit]

This showing was held in 1998.

QT III Lineup[edit]

This showing was held in 1999.

QT Quattro Lineup[edit]

This showing was held in 2000.

QT 5 Lineup[edit]

This showing was held in 2001.

QT Six Lineup[edit]

This showing was held in October 2005.

Best of QT Fest Lineup[edit]

This showing was a 7 day event held from April 24, 2006 until April 30, 2006.

Last Night at the Alamo Grindhouse[edit]

To mark the closure of the Alamo Drafthouse Downtown, Tarantino organized a three-night mini-festival. This was not an official QT-Fest, but followed the same format, with three themed triple bills. It was held May 10 to May 13, 2007, with a break on May 12.

Sex Comedy Night May 10

Redneck Night May 11

Swinging Night

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