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In Germany, awarded the prize "First Blood"

August 22 2006

Festival FantasyFilmFest, dedicated to horror movies, will be launched in Germany. His start has been made 20 years ago in Hamburg, and he passed as a festival of fantastic pictures and horror movies. In the struggle for the prize "First Blood" annual participation of only those directors, at a professional account where one or two movies.

One of the organizers of the festival Rainer Stefan finds that many young directors start their careers with horror as the genre is considered one of the cheapest in terms of production. In addition, for young participation in this event is an opportunity to express their creative potential, "- added Rainer Stefan.

This year the festival took place in cinemas 7 cities in Germany. Pictures of young film directors from Germany, France and the United States received special attention from critics.

Tape "Brick", filmed in 2005, a young American director Ryan Johnson won "First Blood". In the film, starring a popular actor in the U.S., Joseph Gordon-Levitt, starring in more than 20 films, among them - "Treasure Planet" (2002) and "Halloween: 20 Years Later" (1998).

According to Rainer Stephan, for participants of the festival the most important thing is not whether to get the Grand Prix, but the opinion of the audience: "This is probably the main goal FantasyFilmFest" The only thing that saddens Stefan, this is the internet. According to its organizer, it can have both positive and negative effects.

"Due to the fact that the viewers can express their views on the festival website, and read by those who have not yet seen the film, obtained a situation in which a visitor comes to the cinema to watch now with the already prepared the opinion, but it's not quite right" - told in the end Rainer Stefan. Reports Telegraph.

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