THE MOON OF THE KURENT: THE RITUAL

short film
cast

Marinko Prga / Man

Lara Vouk / Woman

crew

director, screenwriter and editor: Tomaž Gorkič

director of photography: Igor Pečoler

costumography: Sanja Grcič

scenography: Zoran Lesjak

music: Jani Mujič

make-up: Eva Uršič

sound processing and special sound FX: Boštjan Kačičnik

colourist : Teo Rižnar

special digital FX and 3D: NuFrame

tehnical data

genre: thriller / horror

year of production: 2022

duration: 6:36

format: 2K, 2.39:1

The mysterious man performs a mystical pagan ritual in the name of the forgotten ancient Slavic gods. Is this a fertility ritual performed by a priest or a serial killer? The bloody moon of Kurent has risen.

Awards

Nomination for award Méliès d’argent, 18. Grossmannov festival fantastičnega filma in vina 2022, Ljutomer, Slovenija

Award for Best Director, 3. Demonic Brilliance Film Festival, Frederiction, Canada

Special Jury Mention, 16. Festival of Serbian Fantastic Film 2022, Belgrade, Serbia

selected festivals screening

18. Grossmannov festival fantastičnega filma in vina 2022, Ljutomer, Slovenia

8. FeKK – festival kratkega filma 2022, Ljubljana, Slovenia

17. Trash Film Festival 2022, Varaždin, Croatia

3. Demonic Brilliance Film Festival 2022, Fredericton, Canada

55. Sitges International Fantastic Film Festival of Catalonia 2022, Sitges, Spain

10. Dracula Film Festival 2022, Brasov, Romania

Terror en la Bahia – Festival Internacional de Cine Fantastico da Vina del Mar 2022, Valparaiso, Chile

50. Curtas – Festival do Imaxinario de Vilagarcia de Arousa, Vilagacia – Pontevedra, Spain

25. Festival slovenskega filma 2022, Portorož, Slovenia

15. Morbido Film Fest 2022, Mexico City, Mexico

20. Film Front – International short film festival 2022, Novi Sad, Serbia

4. Halloween Horror Special Screening, Fixion Fest in Montevideo Fantastic Festival 2022, Santiago, Chile

1. Dark Red Horror Film Festival 2022, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA

16. Festival of Serbian Fantastic Film 2022, Belgrade, Serbia

6. International Independent Film Festival of Mexico STUFF MX 2022, Mexico City, Mexico

7. FIXION Fest – Fantastic & Horror Film Festival 2022, Santiago, Čile

13. MikroFAF 2022, Belgrade, Serbia

7. Incorto Film Festival 2022, Mexico City, Mexico

6. MANIATIC – Fantastic International Film Festival 2022, Valencia, Spain

4. Be Afraid Horror Fest 2022, Gorizia, Italy

Horror Unleashed 2022, Porto, Portugal

4. Bloody Festival Roma 2022, Roma, Italy

2. Obscura Short Film Night 2022, Obscura Filmfest, Berlin, Germany

7. Pumpkin Fantasy Film Festival 2022, Peking, China

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