Competition Countdown: Fear and Loathing

In the countdown to this year's Encounters Festival we share a selection of trailers from each of the International Competition Screenings.


Screening at 14:00 Thurs 18 September at Watershed

Are you sitting uncomfortably? All of these amazing films are designed to explore the idea of fear or hatred and each film employs visual and aural devices to great effect, conjuring up sinister undertones and a strong sense of unease. Some brilliant visual design aspects combined with strong sound architecture leave you on edge and perhaps more afraid of the dark.

Space Cat Hob
Dir: Loïc Bramoullé
France 2013

Dir: Emma McCann
France-UK 2014

The Thing Under The Tree
Dir: Lily Fang
United Kingdom 2013