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 29.05.2020 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

01.08.2019 - 29.02.2020: Film Submission Period

Please note, that we can not accept entries afterwards.

01.03.2020 - 31.03.2020: Film Selection And Notification Period

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

29.05.2020 - 14.06.2020: Bastalavista International Genre Film Festival 2020

The award ceremony will be held on 14.06.2020

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

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