Fantastic Fest Announces 2012 AMD Next Wave Filmmaker Spotlight

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Fantastic Fest recently announced the lineup of 8 films from 7 different countries being showcased in the 2012 AMD Next Wave competition. This annual sidebar of Fantastic Fest recognizes outstanding new talent in genre filmmaking. Many of these films being shown at Fantastic Fest will mark their U.S. or World premieres. The winning filmmaker will be awarded $1,000 cash prize and AMD based computer hardware featuring their latest Accelerated Processing Unit (APU).


North American Premiere

Director – David Wnendt, 103min

The debut feature from director-writer David Wnendt is a bleak tale of two girls who, for very different reasons, get swept up in the resurgent Neo-Nazi movement in Germany.


World Premiere

Director – Christopher MacBride, 85min

Two young documentary filmmakers are drawn into a shadowy world of secret societies when the subject of their film simply disappears. Have his investigations led to his demise?

CRAVE (2012)

U.S. Premiere

Director – Charles de Lauzirika, 113min

CRAVE follows a mentally unstable crime scene photographer on his descent into violence and madness. CRAVE won the New Flesh Award for Best First Feature at the 2012 edition of the Fantasia International Film Festival.


U.S. Premiere

Director – Eron Sheean, 101min

Plagued by the memory of the infant son he could not save, geneticist Geoff Burton plunges into a web of intrigue, jealousy and lies in this icily precise thriller.

FLIMMER (2012)

North American Premiere

Director – Patrik Eklund, 99min

Oscar-nominated short film director Patrik Eklund’s feature debut showcases the wry wit that made his shorts     so hugely popular in this tale of a small town telecom company plagued by anti-radiowave anarchists.

FUCK UP (2012)

North American Premiere

Director – Øystein Karlsen, 135min

Clearly it’s all the moose’s fault. Jack had everything under control until his best friend crashed into a moose on the Swedish border. With a trunk full of cocaine. Now it’s all gone to shit.


Texas Premiere

Director – Yeung Sang-ho, 97min

THE KING OF PIGS is an emotionally punishing animated indie film about a group of friends whose brutal childhoods continue to haunt them as adults.

PLAN C (2012)

World Premiere

Director – Max Porcelijn, 95min

Detective Ronald Plasmeyer has a problem in need of a solution: A ten thousand Euro debt to the Chinese mafia. Plan A didn’t work. Plan B made things much, much worse. Now it’s time for Plan C.

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