Tuesday, 7 July 2015

GRIMMFEST 2015 DATE AND VENUE ANNOUNCED



Grimm Up North are excited to announce the 2015 festival dates & brand new venue for their annual International Festival of Fantastic Film - GRIMMFEST. The 7th edition of the UK festival, dedicated to screening the best in Cult, Horror, Sci-Fi and Fantasy cinema, will take place 1st -4th of October at Manchester’s Odeon Printworks.

In previous years the festival held screenings in multiple venues around Manchester, but this year Grimmfest are pleased to announce a partnership with Odeon at their northern flagship cinema set within an entertainment complex The Printworks. The impressive cinema plays host to the largest IMAX outside of London, 20 state of the art digital screens.

Festival Director Simeon Halligan is even more excited than usual to unleash Grimmfest this year, "Printworks will make a fantastic home for the festival; we are super excited to be working with the Printworks team who are as determined as we are to put on an amazing show”. Building on the success of Grimmfest 2014 is important to Halligan “last year’s premieres & preview screenings were sell outs, particularly exciting were the screenings of SERENITY, THE BABADOOK & 30th anniversary screening of A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET, but this year working with Odeon Printworks we want to not only deliver sell out shows, but grow the audience and introduce even more people to GRIMMFEST”



In previous years Grimmfest has largely focused on premiering new Horror films with a side serving of other genres, a strategy that has seen it become one of the most popular genre film festivals in the UK. This year’s GRIMMFEST will deliver an even greater diversity, keeping its Horror Core, but bringing to audiences a great number of ‘GENRE GEMS’.

Halligan “We will always spotlight new horror genre material but we wish to embrace the full spectrum of fantastic films with a view to becoming the festival for fantastic film in the UK. Manchester is the UK's second city and deserves a top class international film festival. Today's announcement of our new Odeon Printworks home, takes us a couple of steps closer to that goal".

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Stay informed regarding the festival by going here: http://grimmfest.com/grimmupnorth/


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