And the winners of the 2022 edition of the Imagine Fantastic Film Festival (Amsterdam) are…
Méliès d’argent Award Winner – Feature Films @ Imagine 2022
The competition is organized in collaboration with the Méliès International Festivals Federation (MIFF).
The award goes to the best European feature film:
by Gabriel Bier Gislason
Maja, a Danish has-been actress, falls in love with Leah, a Jewish academic from London who suffers from mysterious seizures. Following Leah back home, Maja discovers that an overbearing mother is not the only presence that she will have to compete against to keep the girl in her life.
Attachment is an atmospheric chamber piece for four magnificent actors and a sinister spirit which seamlessly blends the touching, and funny with the deeply uncanny. It’s a story of two women having motherly feelings for a girl who for some reason is in arrested development. This maternal menage a trois is a fantastic mix of dark mysticism and life-affirming humour present in Jewish tradition. It’s one of these rare full-bodied gems where emotions feel real, the chills go down your spine, and a smile appears on your face, while everything that the cast does on screen rings true.
Méliès d’argent Award Winner – Short Films @ Imagine 2022
The competition is organized in collaboration with the Méliès International Festivals Federation (MIFF). The winner of the competition also wins the nomination to the Méliès d’or annual competition. The award goes to the best European short film.
by Ruwan Heggelman
A young woman enters the habitat of a tribe of killer gnomes during her daily run. Lured by mysterious glowing mushrooms, she’ll soon wish she’d stayed on her usual tracks… South Park meets Dark Crystal, with gnomes designed by Richard Raaphorst.