Festival

Wiebke Thomsen und Johannes Thomsen

The Bastalavista is a Genre Film Festival established in Hannover (Germany) in 2019. The festival is founded and run only by two people: Wiebke and Johannes Thomsen, the two owners and operators of the award-winning LODDERBAST movie theater in Hannover, with 28 seats on 39 squaremeters the smallest movie theater in the world and one of a kind with homemade food and more than 100 different craft beers. The festival defines the "genre" film as science-fiction, fantasy, horror, action, thriller, mystery or dark comedy including forward-thinking, experimental and dark interpretations of the traditional film genres. Starting on 06.11.2021 the Bastalavista is conquering the LODDERBAST movie theater for 17 days and more than 80 screenings, showcasing a varied selection of contemporary international genre films.

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What to expect from our festival?

Dates & Times

31.08.2021: Ultimate Submission Deadline

Please note that we will not accept submissions after August 31st 2021.

01.09.2021: Film Selection And Notification Day

If your film is selected, you’ll be sent all the necessary documents.

06.11.2021 - 21.11.2021: Bastalavista International Genre Film Festival 2021

The award ceremony will be held on 20.11.2021

We are looking forward to having a bast-y time with you.
Yours,
Wiebke & Johannes

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