Aficionados of the weird, the wild, and the wonderful, prepare yourselves for two days of stimulating cinema as The International Fortean Film Festival presents its 2022 edition on September 2 and 3 in Gloucester, U.K. From the supernatural to cryptozoology to alien life and far beyond, the fest has selected a tantalizing array of narrative and documentary features and short films.
I have already been thrilled and chilled by the animated creature feature short film Posted No Hunting. Following are a few of the other highlights from the festival’s official selections that I am greatly looking forward to. For more information including the full list of official selections and ticket purchasing, visit https://www.forteanfilmfestival.com/.
ELUSIVE: Bigfoot-like creatures in the United Kingdom? You bet! “Film maker Chris Turner spent 2 years travelling across Great Britain interviewing witnesses and wild camping in hotspots all in an attempt to uncover the truth about these Elusive British Cryptids.”
PANTHERA BRITTANIA: Director Matt Everett’s documentary delves into the possibility of Alien Big Cats (ABCs) as the filmmaker lets experts and eyewitnesses have their say.
LADY OF THE LAKE: THE SEARCH FOR CHAMP: Champ is an aquatic cryptid said to inhabit Lake Champlain, and director Katy Elizabeth documents her search for the elusive beast in this film.
WEDDING 93: “A wealthy rural Cambodian groom, Bol, falls in love with his bride, Rah, whose reaction to the arranged marriage unfolds in a series of bizarre incidents that leave everyone believing she must be possessed.” This documentary is directed by Paul Zagaris.
STRANGE WATERS: This supernatural chiller from director Andy McLeod is just one of the alluring selections from the festival’s “Mysteries of the Deep” section.
THE BERLIN BRIDE: From the IMDB description of director Michael Bartlett’s film: “Two oddball Berliners discover the abandoned appendages of a mannequin. Separately, and with grotesque consequence, they come to terms with their disjointed mate. A near-silent, dreamlike tale inspired by the silent film era and the darker writings of Edgar Allan Poe and E.T.A Hoffmann.” Color me highly intrigued!