/slash film festival is Austria’s largest event dedicated to Fantastic Cinema. It was founded in 2010 by Verein zur Förderung des Fantastischen Films in close collaboration with Filmcasino, which also serves as the main venue and general hub of the festival. /slash quickly grew in size and scope, attracting close to 10.000 visitors annually over its 11-day run.
Right from its inception, the /slash film festival was more than just a place to watch movies. The young creative team, led by film critic and curator Markus Keuschnigg, transfers the universe of Fantastic Film from the screen into the real world: meticulous location design, hand-picked special events, provocative performances as well as the cherished guests of the festival ensure that each and every festival edition is its own beast, a fabulous concoction of All Things Fantastique, on-screen as well as off-screen.
Each year’s program is comprised of 40+ Austrian premieres of international highlights from the field of Fantastic Film, ranging from crowd-pleasers to hot docs, from fiercely independent films to heritage revivals.
Apart from the main edition, the /slash team also organizes the 3-day-long /slash ½-festival – in collaboration with Crossing Europe film festival – in spring as well as a X-mas special with outrageous movie premieres destined to put you in a festive mood of a different kind.
Past guests of the festival include CRISPIN GLOVER, JULIEN MAURY, BEATRICE DALLE, LLOYD KAUFMAN, BERNARD ROSE, JOE DANTE, JÖRG BUTTGEREIT and DARIO ARGENTO.