Alamo Drafthouse has named experienced festival programmer Evrim Ersoy as the newest member of the Fantastic Fest program team. Ersoy’s experience spans globally, his most recent position before signing onto Alamo Drafthouse being assistant manager of Europe’s largest film archive and speciality book store, The Cinema Bookshop.
He is founder of the Duke Mitchell Film Club in London and has programmed for festivals such as Beyond Fest in L.A., as well as the Boston Underground Film Festival.
Ersoy is joining a programming team that also includes Tim League, Karrie League, James Shapiro, Kristen Bell, Brandy Fons, Todd Brown, Rodney Perkins, Brian Kelley and Luke Mullen.
“It’s no exaggeration to say that Fantastic Fest is one of the most exciting and progressive film festivals in the world. To build upon a decade’s worth of maniacal brilliance and help shape its future is an absolute honor,” said Ersoy in a statement. “It’s truly inspiring to be a part of the team who have influenced genre cinema on an international level.”