The 26th edition of the festival of Gérardmer starts tonight and will run until Sunday evening under the chairmanship of Gustave Kervern and Benoit Delepine. The program, tributes, sneak previews and a competition tempting… DR tonight, will be given the kickoff of the 26th Festival International du Film Fantastique de Gérardmer. The program, tributes, premieres and ten films in competition in order to receive the traditional Grand Prix. The jury will be chaired by Gustave Kervern and Benoit Delepine, who succeeded Mathieu Kassovitz, who had crowned Ghostland Pascal Laugier the last year. The Festival will pay tribute this year to the film director, screenwriter, producer and actor Eli Roth and the actor, screenwriter, director and producer of the German Udo Kier, in their presence and they will find it displays one of the films in competition, Pupper Master : The Littlest Reich. Many films will be screened and they will give everyone a masterclass for the public. This is the thriller, horror Escape Game, which will be released in theaters on February 27 next, which will open the festival and the Russian film Mermaid, the lake of lost souls who will close. Escape Game trailer VO movies in competition to Escape the Game , Adam Robitel (opening film) Aniara Pella Kågerman & Hugo Lilja Await Further Instructions from Johnny Kevorkian Endzeit – Ever After by Carolina Hellsgard Lifechanger of Justin McConnell Puppet Master : The Little Reich of Sonny Laguna and Tommy Wiklund Creepy Kim Sung-Hoon The Dark by Justin P. Lange The Unthinkable of the Swedish collective Crazy Pictures The Witch : Part 1. The Subversion of Park Hoon-jung also of note Is that for those who will not have the chance to be a part of the festival-goers this year, the entire competition will be projected at the Cinémathèque française from 6 to 10 February.