FANTASTIC FEST 2010 FILM BADGES ARE NOW SOLD OUT!

Austin, TX---Monday, August 23, 2010---Fantastic Fest 2010 Film Badges sold out today.  There are still 2nd-Half Badges and Daytime-Only Badges available for purchase.  And check the Fantastic Fest site (http://www.fantasticfest.com/) often during the festival for information on individual show tickets. 

2011 VIP Badges will go on sale during this year’s Fantstic Fest.  2010 VIP Badges sold out within minutes of going on sale last year during Fantastic Fast 2009.  Follow Fantastic Fest on Twitter (@FantasticFest) and become a fan on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/fantasticfest) for the latest updates on badges. 

2010 2ND-HALF FESTIVAL BADGES – $65
The busiest time of the festival is always the first half. The majority of the filmmakers, distributors and buyers are in town for opening weekend and then leave on Monday morning or Sunday night. The way the festival is programmed, we try to play almost all of the films in the first 4 days and then again in the second 4 days, so if you purchase a 2nd-half festival badge, you will still get the chance to see just about everything from the festival line-up. If you purchase the 2nd-half badge, you can check out the BSide Community pages to see which movies are getting the biggest buzz.  Good for any screening Monday-Thursday, September 27-September 30. 2nd-half festival badge-holders will be seated at the same time as the regular badge holders for the second half of the fest. The 2nd-half festival badge also includes access to all of the Fantastic Fest parties in the 2nd-half of the fest, including the closing night party.  Purchase a second-half badge here.

2010 DAYTIME-ONLY BADGE – $40
The cheapest badge option is the “daytime-only” badge. Access to any screening starting before 6:00 PM, any day of the festival. This is the perfect badge option if you have limited funds, but want to sample and get a taste of some of the movies of the festival. We will be offering approximagely 50 screenings at these early timeslots, and each and every film in the 2010 line-up will be something special. This badge does not include access to the evening parties. Purchase a daytime badge here.

2010 INDIVIDUAL SHOW TICKETS
Due to increased sales of festival badges, individual show tickets will mainly be available day of show in person at the Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar. It is unlikely that individual show tickets will be available for high profile screenings such as our opening and closing night films and secret screenings. These shows will likely be limited to badge holders only. Closer to the festival, a limited number of individual tickets to select shows may become available online, particularly for daytime screenings and screenings in the second half of the festival. Each day of the festival will feature a blog entry on the  Fantastic Fest homepage to let you know what individual tickets are currently on sale.

For more information on Fantastic Fest, visit http://www.fantasticfest.com.

For the latest developments visit Fantastic Fest Facebook & Twitter:

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About Fantastic Fest
http://www.fantasticfest.com
Dubbed “The Geek Telluride” by showbiz bible Variety, Fantastic Fest is also known as the “Comic Con of film festivals.”  Fantastic Fest is the largest genre film festival in the United States, showcasing eight days of offbeat cinema from independents, international filmmakers and major Hollywood studios. The 2009 edition hosted over 70 world, U.S. and regional premieres of the latest sci-fi, horror, fantasy and cult films from around the world. 

Our Partners
IFC is a significant media partner in conjunction with regional media partner Time Warner Cable. KXAN Austin News (NBC) and The CW Austin (CW) are our network television partners.  Dell and AMD are teamed up to support the Next Wave Filmmakers Competition at Fantastic Fest. Presenting sponsor Ambhar Tequila is the official tequila of Fantastic Fest. FEARnet has come on board as a Presenting Sponsor, while HitFix and Radisson are Title Sponsors.  Other sponsors include Anchor Bay Entertainment, Dark Sky Films, Embassy Suites, Maxwell Locke & Ritter, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, Texas Film Commission and Whole Foods.  Media partners include Ain't It Cool News, Austin Chronicle, 101X FM, The Onion, Chud, Fangoria, Moving Pictures and Twitch.

About Alamo Drafthouse
http://www.drafthouse.com

The Alamo Drafthouse is a lifestyle entertainment brand with an acclaimed cinema-eatery, the largest genre film festival in the United Sates and an online collectible art store. Named "the best theater in America" by Entertainment Weekly, the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema has built a reputation as a movie lover's oasis not only by combining food and drink service with the movie-going experience, but also introducing unique programming and high-profile, star studded special events.  Alamo Drafthouse Founder & CEO, Tim League, created Fantastic Fest, a world renowned film festival dubbed "The Geek Telluride" by Variety.  Also regarded as the "Comic Con of film festivals" Fantastic Fest showcases eight days of offbeat cinema from independents, international filmmakers and major Hollywood Studios.  The Alamo Drafthouse's collectible art boutique, Mondo, offers breathtaking, original products featuring designs from world-famous artists based on licenses for popular TV and Movie properties including Star Wars, Star Trek & Universal Monsters.  The Alamo Drafthouse Cinema is currently planning to expand its theaters and unique programming philosophy to additional markets across the United States.

For more details regarding Fantastic Fest, contact Brandy Fons, publicist, at  (310) 809-8882 or brandy@fonspr.com.  For more information, visit www.fantasticfest.com.

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