Lund 2019: Swedish Genre Fest is Back, With Frickin' Laser Beams!

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Lund 2019: Swedish Genre Fest is Back, With Frickin' Laser Beams!
Our friends at the Lund Fantastic Film Festival in Lund, Sweden are gearing up for their 25th anniversary. Amazing. Twenty-five years of bringing fantastic cinema to anywhere in the World is an amazing feat. 
 
Before LundFFF announces this year`s lineup the festival announced today a travelling roadshow called Nerd Culture on Tour. The roadshow will travel to four cities in Skåne County and I think I can confidently pronounce three out of four of them: Osby, Lund, Trelleborg and Ystad.
 
For this tour LundFFF has partnered up with Anna Arnman, a senior lecturer of Malmö University, who will offer her insight into Clive Barker’s iconic 1987 film, Hellraiser, based on her own dissertation of the cult fave. How cool is that? 
 
The festival also unveiled this year's poster which is purdy and full of color and lasers. 
 
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The first wave of titles for LundFFF will be announced next week. 
 
Lund Fantastic Film Festival 2019 Announces First 25th Anniversary Events
 
As Lund Fantastic approaches its 25th anniversary edition (September 27 - October 5, 2019), the festival has a few surprises in store for Swedish genre fans, including a brand-new poster (designed by Anders Hvass).
 
Before the main event will welcome 20 new feature films, 2 quarter-century oldies, 5 short film packages as well as retrospective screenings of some of the festival’s most popular shorts from previous editions, Lund Fantastic reaffirms its two-fold focus by continuing to promote the genre filmmakers of tomorrow while also celebrating time-honored classics with two special events, detailed below.
 
Nerd culture on Tour - Skåne
 
Over the course of the fall, Arbetarnas Bildningsförbund (ABF) and Fantastic Film Festival will visit four cities in Skåne County (Osby, Lund, Trelleborg and Ystad) to host a unique event that explores one of the many facets of nerd culture. ABF has started a national initiative with focus on nerd culture to promote a growing network in esports, cosplay and the fantastic. Together, ABF and Fantastic Film Festival have partnered up with Anna Arnman, a lecturer of Malmö university, who will offer her insight into Clive Barker’s iconic Hellraiser (1987).
 
Arnman's lecture is based on her dissertation on Hellraiser. Themes such as the body, gender, sexuality, family and evil will be discussed. The film's Cenobites, unique monsters that are both repulsive and attractive, will be explored in depth before being compared to other archetypal horror figures such as Frankenstein's monster and Count Dracula. Finally, the film's approach to pain and suffering as well as its conscious and distinctive aesthetics are analyzed. 
 
The tour has pit stops in:
 
- Osby Borgen (September 12 - 6 pm) - Lecture and screening of Hellraiser
- Lund Stadsbibliotek (September 20 - 6 pm) - Lecture
- Trelleborgs Museum (October 30 - 6 pm) - Lecture and screening of Hellraiser
- Ystad bibliotek (November 21 - 6 pm) - Lecture
 
Nordisk Panorama X Fantastisk Film Festival 
 
Fantastic Film Festival is equally thrilled to partner with Nordisk Panorama to present a special short film program during the 30th anniversary of their film festival. The event will take place during their festival days and focus on genre shorts produced in the Nordic countries. Nordisk Panorama program release: August 27.
 
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