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The Return of the Incredibly Strange? [UPDATED]

By February 21, 2008One Comment

Filmhead Ant Timpson has let slip that we may see the return of a stand-alone Incredibly Strange Film Festival. He has set up a Facebook group called Incredibly Strange with the manifesto:

This is the base of all things Incredibly Strange in New Zealand.

- Incredibly Strange Film Festival
– Incredibly Strange TV
– Incredibly Strange Video
– Incredibly Strange Movie Marathon

Join up and keep up to date with all things strange­ness in New Zealand.

Below that he makes the comment:

Methinks I for­got to press the ‘keep secret’ but­ton for the group. Oh well… the cat will be out of the bag soon enough.

The last Becks Incredible Film Festival was in 2004. Since then it has been absorbed into the International Film Festival, under the That’s Incredible ban­ner, but it nev­er had quite the same anarch­ic reck­less­ness that made it essen­tial view­ing. If it’s back, that would be cause for some rejoicing.

Update (24 March 2008): It would appear from sources close to the situ­ation that the Festival is not com­ing back (at least not as an inde­pend­ent event). The That’s Incredible com­pon­ent of the International Festival is likely to be re-branded Incredibly Strange to take advant­age of cer­tain tele­visu­al syn­er­gies avail­able to organ­iser Ant Timpson. Watch this space.

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