Directors' Statement 2013

Dean and Grant Bertram, Fetsival Directors On behalf of the entire festival team, we are delighted to welcome entries to the 5th Fantastic Planet Film Festival. The festival remains dedicated to seeking out and encouraging bold new speculative films that explore imagined worlds, universes, and realities; celluloid glimpses of alternative futures, presents, and pasts. And to showcasing this fantastic cargo of cinema to audiences in Sydney, Australia.

To all fantastic genre filmmakers: The entire programming staff looks forward to your submissions to the 2014 festival. We eagerly await those wondrous, prophetic, uplifting, mysterious, and even disturbing vistas of the imagination your films will show us.

Vive le Cinema Fantastique!

Dean Bertram PhD and Grant Bertram

Our sister festival:

A Night of Horror