Lund International Fantastic Film Festival
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The Lund International Fantastic Film Festival (Swedish: Fantastisk Filmfestival, abbreviated FFF or LIFFF) is a popular film festival in Lund in southern Sweden that mainly shows fantasy, science fiction och horror films. LIFFF is the largest fantastic/genre film festival in Scandinavia.
The festival office and the ticket registers are located in the Lund city hall. Most of the screenings during the main festival in October, as well as the year-round previews, take place in Lund, mainly in the cinemas Kino and SF, while the screenings in September take place in the Malmö cinema Spegeln. Some events and screenings are also arranged in other surrounding cities. Since July 2011, FFF regularly arranges a movie quiz at Moriskan in Malmö.
Since it started in 1995, LIFFF has shown films from more than 40 different countries all around the world. The focus is always on the European continent, that contributes with at least 75% of the films screened at the festival. All movies in the program are Swedish premieres, Scandinavian premieres, European premieres or world premieres.
In 2001, the Lund Intl. Fantastic Film Festival joined the European Fantastic Film Festivals Federation. Together, they arrange the Méliès competition - one of LIFFF's several international competitions. The Méliès competition of LIFFF is held in late September, in Malmö.
Guests of honour
Every year, LIFFF invites a number of the film makers whose works have been selected for screening at the festival. These guests of honour often hold Q & A sessions after their films.
Notable guests from previous years include:
- Peter Greenaway
- Terry Gilliam
- Neil Gaiman
- Corey Feldman
- Jennifer Ulrich
- Alain Robbe-Grillet
- Marc Caro
- Alexandre Aja
- Other genre film festivals
- "Turbo Kid to open the Malmö part of the festival". Fantastisk Filmfestival. Lund International Fantastic Film Festival. Retrieved 14 September 2015.