Austin Connection – 2012 Fantastic Fest photo gallery


Austin, home of the famous 2012 Fantastic Fest that attracts celebrities and movie fans alike, is the wonderful eclectic capitol of Texas. The festival takes place in September at the Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar, filling six screens for eight days as well as hosting many writers, directors and actors, both well established and unknown.

Along with  posting some great articles from Fantastic fest (see here, here, here and here), we also wanted to give you a photo gallery of this year’s festivities in case you are on the fence about next year’s attendance.

Here is a gallery of photos of the fun during the festivities. Watch this spot, as photos will be constantly added.

Fantastic Fest is an annual film festival in Austin, Texas. It was founded in 2005 by Tim League of The Alamo Drafthouse, Harry Knowles of Ain’t It Cool News, Paul Alvarado-Dykstra, and Tim McCanlies, writer of The Iron Giant and Secondhand Lions. The festival focuses on genre films such as horror, science fiction, fantasy, action, Asian, and cult. A notable feature of this festival is the inclusion of “secret screenings” by Knowles. For these screenings, the audience often does not know what the film will be until seated, moments before it begins. Past “secret screenings” have included Paranormal Activity 3&4 (working print) and Cloud Atlas, with the Wachowski’s in attendance.  It also features many themed parties, outings, food/film “feasts“, and other events that are signature hallmarks of the original Alamo Drafthouse Cinema.

Photos by Jose D. Gonzalez and Aaron Rainbolt

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