The short film “Pass” by Lampros Georgopoulos will compete in the official competitive section while Elina Psykou’s “The eternal return of Antonis Paraskevas” will participate in the Directors Week section.
In Psykou’s film, a famous television broadcaster from Greece, who is feeling that his career is on the decline, organizes his own kidnapping and sneaks into an abandoned luxury hotel. “The eternal return of Antonis Paraskevas” has also been presented in other European and international festivals receiving positive reviews. The “Pass” is based on the near future, when human beings surrender themselves to an ongoing death row.
The Porto Festival presents the work of young filmmakers from 33 countries. It is one of the world’s leading film festivals focusing on horror, science fiction and fantasy. This year it includes 22 feature films and 17 short films. Each year almost 200 films are screened and other events such as presentations of books, art and photography exhibitions and theatrical performances take place.
This year the organizers introduced two new sections, the “Fantas Classics,” presenting remastered versions of classic films and the “Industry Screenings,” where producers and sales agents will have the chance to submit movies of their choice.
The Greek director and producer, Vasilis Mazomenos will be on the jury for the festival’s competitive section.