Official Selections 2017

2017 OFFICIAL SELECTIONS

1,002 films and screenplays were submitted to the 2017 FilmQuest for consideration. Over a dozen judges were involved in the entire selection process. From these submissions, we have made over 200 Official Selections across several categories, including the screenplay finalists, to play and compete at the 2017 FilmQuest Festival. Screenplay finalists were chosen by our partner at Coverfly, a professional screenplay judging service.

FilmQuest will take place September 8 – 16th at the Covey Center for the Arts in beautiful Provo, Utah. Tickets will go on sale before August 1st, 2017.

Film blocks, schedules, and nominations will be announced for all awards before the end of July, 2017. Premiere statuses TBD. Selections are subject to change before the festival.

Start planning your FilmQuest experience today!

FEATURE FILMS

SPECIAL 30th ANNIVERSARY FEATURE PRESENTATION
The Princess Bride (1987) – USA
*Part of the Throwback Thursday festivities. Dress up, quote the movie, save the princess, and more!

FEATURES
Charismata – United Kingdom
Curvature – USA
Dead Leaves – Canada
Dead Shack – Canada
Diani and Devine Meet the Apocalypse – USA
Domain – USA
Flora – Canada
Gnaw – USA
Hostile – France
Muse – USA
Replace – Germany
The Gateway – Australia
The Glass Coffin – Spain
The Secret Garden – USA
Vidar the Vampire – Norway

DOCUMENTARY FEATURES
Casette: A Documentary Mixtape – USA
Love & Saucers – USA

SHORT FILMS

COMEDY & DARK COMEDY SHORTS
Alfred J Hemlock – Australia
Alternative Math – USA
Cheese Fries – USA
Circles – United Kingdom
Cold Process – USA
Cold Storage – Finland
Connie – United Kingdom
Death Metal – USA
Feeding Time – USA
Flow – United Kingdom
Fluffernutter – USA
Funeral Wake – Spain
Hope – Norway
I Dream of Zombies – United Kingdom
In This Economy – USA
Mauvaises Têtes (Bad Heads) – USA
Meow – USA
Nocturnally Yours – USA
Other People’s Heads – USA
Prepare to Die – USA
Solved – USA
Special Forces – USA
The Call of Charlie – USA
The Man from Death – USA
Xenophobia – USA

DOCUMENTARY SHORTS
Is Anyone Listening: A Podcast Story – USA

FANTASTIC SHORTS
Back Track – Austria
Imbroglio – USA
Inseparable – France
Mouse – USA
Stealth & Silence – Canada
Undefeated – USA
Wolf of Vengeance – Japan

FANTASY SHORTS
All the Marbles – USA
Burden – Ireland
Change – Spain
El Chévere – USA
Elixir – USA
Girl of My Dreams – USA
Jouska – USA
Nimmer – Belgium
Pendulum – United Kingdom
Spiritus Lepus – Sweden
The Black Cat – India
The Dark Kingdom – France
The Faceless Man – USA
The Incredible Tale of the Incredible Woman-Spider – France
The Man Who Caught a Mermaid – Australia
The Ningyo – USA
Watch Me – Australia

HORROR SHORTS
2AM – Australia
A Father’s Day – United Kingdom
A Knock at the Door – USA
An Eldritch Place – Belgium
Banshee – Canada
Bestia – Canada
Black Ring – Turkey
Body Image – USA
Born of Sin – USA
Carved – USA
Curve – Australia
Dawn of the Deaf – United Kingdom
Eldritch Code – Sweden
Excarnate – USA
First Like – Sweden
Hada – Spain
Homesick – USA
iMedium – Spain
Ink – Canada
Jules D. – Spain
Kumal – USA
Liz Drives – Australia
Monsters – USA
Nail – Mexico
Nibble – Mexico
No Caller I.D. – New Zealand
Paul’s Bad Day – USA
Rites of Vengeance – USA
Save – Germany
Sol – Brazil
Stolen – United Kingdom
Studded Nightmare (Cauchemar Capitonné) – Canada
Synapse – USA
The Inside – USA
The Last Light – USA/Mexico
The Plague – Uruguay
They Live Inside Us – USA
Three Skeleton Key – USA
Undress Me – Canada
Unto Death – United Kingdom
Wandering Soul – Australia
White Ghost – USA

SCI-FI SHORTS
Breaker – Canada
Destroy Madrid – Spain
Einstein-Rosen – Spain
Entanglement – USA
FTL – Canada
Goddammit – USA
HUM – United Kingdom
I Am the Doorway – Czech Republic
Leviticus 24:20 – Canada
Mars IV – France
Memoir – USA
Might – Finland
Native – USA
Noro – United Kingdom
Passage of Flick – Australia
Populace – United Kingdom
Real Artists – USA
Saurora – UK/Czech Republic
The Loner – USA
The Tinwife – Canada
Transit Conjunction – Norway

STUDENT FILMS

COMEDY & DARK COMEDY STUDENT FILMS
Happy Anniversary – United Kingdom
Holiday Fear – USA
Keep Off the Grass – Australia
Table 51 – USA
Till Death – USA
Viola vs. The Vampire King – USA

FANTASTIC STUDENT FILMS
Buckets – USA
Do Not Lose – USA
Maggie – USA
Pollution of the Heart – United Kingdom
The Hobbyist – USA

FANTASY STUDENT FILMS
Circe and the Boy – United Kingdom

HORROR STUDENT FILMS
Dead City – France
Emma: An American Alptraum in Austria – Austria
Home Education – United Kingdom
Pasghetti – USA
Raisin – USA
The Babysitter – Canada
The Witching Hour – USA

SCI-FI STUDENT FILMS
Artificial White – United Kingdom
H.A.M. – USA
Icarus – USA
See You Yesterday – USA
Static – USA
UFO Days – USA
Visitors – USA

ANIMATED FILMS

Bare King – USA
Bosatsu: Year of the Dragon – USA
Detach – USA
Digital Romance – Denmark
Equipoise – USA
Hanging – USA
Hive – Canada
Hope – Switzerland
Jess & Dave Save the World – United Kingdom
Killer Recipe – USA
Leonor’s Lullaby – China
Lolly – USA
Mary & Marsh in the Manor of Madness – USA
MÓR – USA
Pizza Face – USA
Poochini – USA
Purple Dreams – Turkey
Quitting Time – United States
Rainfall – Canada
Recursion – USA
Solo – USA
The Gift of the Woods – USA
Vocabulary 1 – USA
Worm – USA

MUSIC VIDEOS

Atlas World – Canada
Ayre – USA
Back Into the Dark – USA
Black Flag – USA
Burning Pictures – United Kingdom
Chanel Nø. 5 – USA
Dawn – France
Enchanment Under the Sea – Argentina 
Fuck Everything – Australia
Go to Sleep – USA
God Came ‘Round – United Kingdom
Happy – USA
I Can’t Be Your Superman – USA
Legacy – USA
Little Dude Anthem – USA
Lord Huron – USA
Love Like Likes – USA
Mechanism of Life – Russia
Peaceful Life – France
Ragamuffin – USA
Stories Upon Your Lips – Switzerland
Strobe and Noise – Hungary
Take My Heart Away – South Africa
The Day of Awakening – Italy
Wicked Game – USA

WEB SERIES

Aero: Origins – USA
Afterlife – USA
Bruciare Violini – Italy
Clever Girl – USA
Don Jon Legacy – France
End Unsung – Finland
Mina Murray’s Journal – United Kingdom
Miss Beverly Hills Ghost – USA
Paranormal Shopping Network – USA
Scary Endings – USA
The Fantasmagori – Canada
The Hunted: Origins – USA
The Partitioned – Canada
The Street Wizard’s Apprentice – USA
You Only Die Once – USA

FILMQUEST EXPRESS FILMS

Team #1 – Angela Wilkins – Utah
Team #2 – Dan McBride – Utah
Team #3 – Ben Alyk – Utah
Team #4 – Jorge Andrade – Utah
*More team slots available, and more to be added soon. Registration deadline is August 7th. 

SCREENPLAYS

All screenplay finalists chosen by professional judges at Coverly

SCREENPLAY FINALISTS – FEATURES (Top 25)
*ties in the judging equate to 28 Finalists
12:34 by Tobi Sigona
Dhampira by Eduardo Soto-Falcon
Diminuendo by Paul Gross
f7/f2 by Ana Loes
Lillith the Vampire by Jose Padilha
Lore of Lobison by Joe Tofuri
Lovecraft: Into the Abyss by Mark Sudano
Magic Research Society by Amanda Keener
Marvel Rose by Margaret Ford-Rogers & Dane Krogman
Not Even Past by Jeffrey Howe
Promise by John T. Frederick
Resurrection Time Conspiracy by James Carroll
Run & Scream by William Millsap
Santa Klawn by Jeffrey Lee DuPree
Slaughtered Lambs by James Christopher
The 49th Day by Craig Peters
The Costume People by Michael Klug
The Dark Passenger by Jeremy Kirk
The Early Light of Dawn by Robert Thompsett
The Gingerbread House Protocol by Gregory Barton
The Kensington Market Mob Killings by Firdaus Bilimoria
The Monster Hunter’s Code by Ryan Doyle
The Myth of Western Dragons by John T. Frederick
The Transcendental Dryad by Judi Lane
The Wild Wild Witch by Greg Hill
Virgin Killers by Tannaz Hazemi
Werewolves from Outer Space by Justin Nosler
Year 73 by Jeff Shevlowitz

SCREENPLAY FINALISTS – SHORTS (Top 15)
Aicha Kandisha by Sarah El Bakkouri
Far From Paradise by Brian W. Smith
Fighter by Elana Pisani and Toy Lei
Message Through the Stars by Vijay Varman
Saira by John Kontoyannis
Shark: A Love Story by Dayna Noffke
Stationary by Brian Lewis
The Cypher Sessions by Marc Roussel
The Falconry of Ghosts by Kenny Wright
The Night Wes Craven Died by Mario Alexander Schuster
The Street Photographer by Jim Norman
The Third Death by Amanda Prager
The Twenty-Seventh by Lachlan Marks
Underneath It All by Nikki S. Colt
Virtually Fine by Gil Saint