Full lineup of the EGF 2017
Family Dinner (2016) – Capra Films (Austria)
Producer: Lola Basara-Hengl
Director/Writer: Peter Hengl
British teenage girl Sim is spending her easter holidays at the
remote farm of her Austrian aunt and uncle, who’s strange
behavior towards their two children soon hints at a very
special easter meal…
Hum (2016) – Parsley Productions (United Kingdom)
Producer: Scott Imren
Director/Writer: Stefano Nurra
A grieving plumber and a disgraced scientist hunt the
outskirts of London
to trace the origins of a tormenting
“Hum”, in order to commune with their lost loved ones.
The Leprechauns – Causeway Pictures Ltd (United Kingdom)
Producer: Chris Patterson
Director: Martin Stalker
Writer: Spencer Wright
A secret lies beneath a sleepy Irish village. A secret that has
been hunted for centuries. Now the secret is out and evil is
on its way to release the very hounds of hell.
Mindscape – Bruno Isaac (Portugal)
Producer: Bruno Isaac Grade Caetano
Director/Writer: Joao Paulo Cesar Soares Alves
The Pearl Harbor Naval Base is attacked and only one sailor
survives, but is left insane.
Former PsychicOps operative, Sean, is called out of
retirement by his former boss to take the rookie eidetic
(photographic memory), Rick, into the mind of the survivor
and find out the nationality of the enemy forces, as for the
US government to know which side of WWII to join.
They realize another survivor was erased from the memories
of the witnesses, and enter the mind of the psychic that
erased it, only to find that the survivor is a fish-man creature
and that the FBI knew about it.
Now knowing what they are up against, they enter the mind
of the surviving sailor and relive the night of the attack,
uncovering that what destroyed the base was a gargantuan
creature that emerged from the sea.
Due to Sean’s lack of action and pressure from his boss,
Rick is left insane from what he witnesses.Sean goes back
into retirement but not before punishing his boss for
knowingly endangering Rick.
The USA and Japanese join forces, and steam their fleet into
the middle of the Pacific, to destroy the origin of the
Out There (2017) – Blue Iris Films (United Kingdom)
Producer: Katie Crook
Directod: David Lumsden
Writer: Ronnie Mackintosh
An obsessed journalist travels to a remote island in pursuit
of a story, but must fight for his life when he disturbs a
community of long forgotten, inbred religious fanatics.
Striguni (2016) – Ziva Productions (Croatia)
Producer: Barbara Jukopila
Director/Writer: Aldo Tardozzi
A young biologist discovers the connection between a case
of a missing child and the existence of Striguni – creatures
from the folk legends who prolong their lives by taking away
the life force from the children.
This is the story about deep human egoistic urge for immortality
and emotional values that force us to go beyond
that egoism and accept the death as a ‘better’ sollution.
Thaw – Demeter Films (Spain)
Producer: Norma Vila
Director: Haritz Zubillaga
Writers : Haritz Zubillaga & Aitor Eneriz
Diana would never normally have done it. She’d never have
set up a blind date on a dating site. But she soon changes
her mind when the chance arises to stand in for her friend.
Now, though, she’s got herself in a real mess. The night of
her 40th birthday has turned into a surrealist nightmare. First,
the man she was meeting had a heart attack in their motel
room. Then in her haste to flee the scene, Diana left behind
a pendant with her name engraved on it. And to make
matters worse, her car has broken down on the motorway in
the middle of nowhere…
As luck would have it, though, an attractive young mechanic
appears out the darkness, all too willing to help Diana solve
ALL her problems.
The Woolgatherer’s Store (2017) – Fast & Loose Productions (The Netherlands)
Producer: Ross Walker
Director: Chuck Borden
Writer: Joey Neniu
When a colorful children’s umbrella gets stuck on one of the
unloved store fronts, it is the first time JOEL notices the
rundown shop. It advertises their business on a sun
bleached sign “Mending Fool…”.
Although he gave up on curiosity years ago, he can’t resist
trying the weather-worn door. It screeches open and the
smell of incense and wet dog tells him life will never be the
same again. Joel has stumbled upon the Woolgatherer’s
store, a place where foolish dreams are mended. It is run by
MAYBELLINE, a capricious woman and LEON, a gentle man
about Joel’s age. Creaking open the store door forces Joel to
face-off the dreams he let slip by.
Joel visits the shop again and again, reliving the dreams he
forgot. Although he tells himself he does so out of sympathy
for Leon who, although far more colorful, seems as stuck as
Joel himself. There is one catch; in order to embrace his
dreams fully he’ll have to let go of his unremarkable
existence and take his turn in minding the shop. According to
Maybelline everything is born from a raison d’être and with a
Will Joel find his reason for being?