Gérardmer Festival: “The virtual allows an alternative to the real, conducive to fantastic cinema”


From January 27 to 31, the event will be held for the first time entirely online. And promises to honor all of his appointments, like in previous years.

The 28th edition of the Gérardmer International Fantastic Film Festival will offer a different kind of encounter. From January 27 to 31, the event will be held entirely online.

In 2021, we are entering the fourth dimension by offering a festival entirely online. The health crisis forces us to this requirement. Fantastic cinema has always anticipated reality like no other art, making the uncertainty of our future the certainty of the present. The virtual allows an alternative to the real, conducive to fantastic cinema“The organizers announced in a statement.

All appointments will be honored

Competition, exclusive previews, the offbeat night and its fantasy, Rétromania and its cult films, meetings with all the guests … The meetings that have made the festival a success for 28 years will be honored. Without forgetting the juries of criticism, short films, young people and feature films which will not fail to elect the best productions of the genre. However, no name has been revealed as to their composition. The public will also be able, like every year, to vote for their favorite film and award their prize. “The films will be visible via a dedicated platform, developed by our partners for this unique edition, Scope Festival and Shift72 ”specifies the festival. Pre-sales of passes and tickets for the screening will be available in early January 2021.

Before adding: “This new adventure shows that Gérardmer gives a new opportunity to write the most beautiful pages of fantastic cinema on the fringes of reality and remains the ideal place for meetings of another type.

Successor of the Avoriaz festival, the Gérardmer international fantastic film festival set up in the Vosges ski resort in 1994. It has since become the largest fantasy cinema event in Europe. Last year the event chaired by Asia Argento dedicated the film Saint Maud, Rose Glass’s first film. It features a young illuminated nurse, who believing herself to be promised to a “big spot on earth», Inflicts corporal punishment.

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