In this Fant 18, seven international release movies and 26 short films compete in the official section. The half of filmmakers are Basque and is also programmed a tribute to Polanski and Fleischer.
The festival will start on May 4 in “Cines Golem” (Alhondiga), at 19.45, with the premiere of the movie “El Callejón”, presented by its director, Antonio Trashorras and the actress Ana de Armas.
In addition, the American director Greg Olliver visit Bilbao for the world premiere of his film “Devorado” to compete in the Official Section.
In the SHORT FANT will screen 26 films, half of Basque directors, who will compete for two prizes endowed with 3,000 euros each other for the Best Short Film. As well, the jury will fail an award of 2,000 euros for the Best Basque Short.
The festival recover classics, with a screening of “Repulsion” and “Rosemary’s Baby,” Polanski, or “The Boston Strangler” by Richard Fleischer. It shall submit the funny documentary “Superheroes” by Mike Barnett, which portrays ordinary people who, dressed as superhero, make extraordinary acts of courage and kindness.
FANT 18 will bring to Bilbao for the first time, a session Phenomena Experience, with a screening of “The Shining” and “Evil Dead” and the cycle “FANT Al Rescate” will screen “The Call” by Javier Setó, and “The week of the murderer” by Eloy de la Iglesia, two little-known films of the Spanish fantasy.