A new edition of “Full Moon” Horror & Fantasy Film Festival is taking place in Biertan (Birthälm), a Saxon village in Romania’s famous region Transylvania, from August 10th to August 13th 2017.
The program includes 19 short films from 15 countries, selected from over 1,350 such movies registered for the festival. They will be screened from Thursday to Saturday at 22.00, at the Vertigo cinema.
The movie fans are making a trip among the legends, anxieties and nightmares of the world.
They will find out what’s the deal with the goatmen in Canada, how far does the jealousy go in Germany, how paranoia is felt in Italy, and how curious the flowers are in Indonesia.
They will also find out the story of a magical toilet in Taiwan, how a princess can be saved really fast in Norway, and how to get toilet paper during a zombie apocalypse.
Some of the short films to be screened at the Full Moon Horror & Fantasy Film Festival in Biertan are “Passion” directed by Arthur Vernon, “Asura” by Won Chan Song, “8” by Irina Guivan, and “Goatman of Kananaskis” by Tristin Deveau.
Biertan has recently been the subject of a story published by BBC.
BBC wrote about the village’s medieval remedy for divorce: a ‘marital prison’ where couples whose marriages were not working anymore were locked up for weeks to solve their issues. :))
Biertan (German: Birthälm, Hungarian: Berethalom) is a commune in central Romania, in the north of the Sibiu County, 80 km north of Sibiu and 29 km east of Mediaş.
Biertan is one of the most important Saxon villages with fortified churches in Transylvania, having been on the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites since 1993.
The Biertan fortified church was the See of the Lutheran Evangelical Bishop in Transylvania between 1572 and 1867.
The commune is composed of three villages: Biertan, Copșa Mare (Gross-Kopisch/Nagykapus) and Richiș (Reichesdorf/Riomfalva), each of which has a fortified church.