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CRASH 2022

CRASH - International Fantastic Film Festival is a film festival that will take place from December 07 to 11, 2022, in the city of Goiânia, Goiás, Brazil. CRASH 2022 will accept submissions of fantasy, horror and science fiction films of any length, produced from 2020 to 2022. But why CRASH? First of all, CRASH brings to mind a rupture, a break. There’s something powerful and dynamic in the expression, commonly used as a comic book 
onomatopoeia. Rupture, impact, potency and dynamism are characteristics at the very core of the kind of cinema that we try to bring to the festival screen. On the other hand, for those that follow us from the beginning, it’s easy to see the connection with the old namesake ‘TRASH’. That is, CRASH is, indeed, a rupture – but the kind of rupture that doesn’t turn its back on the past. This is the sixth edition in a row where we place genre cinema at the heart of the show. That was never as necessary as it is now. Historically, fantasy cinema has always risen up to the occasion of probing the dilemmas of its time. In movies such as Nosferatu, Dr. Caligari’s Cabinet and Metropolis, German expressionism foresaw and warned about the dangers of Nazism. During the 1950s and 1960s, American b-movies dealt in an unique manner with macarthism, the Cold War and nuclear paranoia. Thus, fantasy cinema has the inexhaustible potential of asking questions about the days we live in. It’s what legendary sci-fi writer Philip K. Dick would call the “shock of dysrecognition”: society’s critique directed towards itself through allegories that distort the reality we see. This is the prism through which to see the 14th edition of CRASH: critique and resistance. Throughout the event, debates, workshops and releases of all kinds will take place, unfolding in a veritable mosaic of genre cinema, transmogrifying in a meeting point for all those that see art as a battlefield and a place of resistance. Send in the nightmares, for now we’re ready for them.

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Creation and execution by Rildo Farias (Animatriz Studio)
Art by Marcello Quintanilha
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