The winners of the Méliès d’argent at NIFFF 2021
Boys from County Hell and Horrorscope win at Neuchâtel’ NIFFF
SILVER MÉLIÈS FOR BEST EUROPEAN FANTASTIC FEATURE FILM @NIFFF
The Méliès d’argent is awarded to the best European feature and short films, on behalf of the Méliès International Festivals Federation (MIFF).
The Méliès d’argent @ NIFFF 2021 goes to “Boys from County Hell” by Chris Baugh.
Awarded by the International Jury :
Sylvie Lainé · author · FR
Mona Chollet · author and essayist · CH
Fabien Mauro · author and essayist · FR
Mathieu Turi · filmmaker · FR
Daria Woszek · filmmaker · PL
Synopsis: strange events unfold in Six Mile Hill – a sleepy Irish town that claims to have been traveled by the famed author Bram Stoker – when construction on a new road disrupts the alleged grave of Abhartach, a legendary Irish vampire said to have inspired Dracula. Deadly and sinister forces terrorize the work crew led by Francie Moffat and his son Eugene, a free-spirited young man who prefers pints to pickaxes, and they’re forced to fight to survive the night while exposing the true horror that resides in the town’s local myth.
SILVER MÉLIÈS FOR BEST FANTASTIC EUROPEAN SHORT FILM @NIFFF
The Méliès d’argent @ NIFFF 2021 goes to “HORRORSCOPE” by Pol Diggler.
Awarded by the SSA/SUISSIMAGE Jury :
Kantarama Gahigiri · Director · Switzerland/Rwanda
Marie-Eve Hildbrand · Director · Switzerland
Ivana Kvesic · Director, Schweizer Jugendfilmtage · Switzerland
Synopsis: A young student’s life is turned upside down when an evil presence takes over her body. Her mother will try to figure out how to save her with the help of a bizarre doctor.