The winners of the Méliès d’argent at Trieste Science+Fiction Festival

Trieste – The 21st edition of the Trieste Science+Fiction Festival, the main science-fiction event in Italy, came to a close on Monday, November 3rd with the award ceremony held at the Politeama Rossetti.


Méliès d’argent Award – Feature Films @ Trieste Science+Fiction Festival

The competition is organized in collaboration with the Méliès International Festivals Federation (MIFF) and the award goes to the best European feature film. The winner of the competition has been chosen by an international jury of world renowned movie professionals and experts of the fantastic genre. Members of the Méliès d’argent jury this year were Franco Dassisti, radio host and journalist, Romeo Toffanetti, cartoonist, and Adelmo Togliani, actor and director.

TS+FF2021 Méliès d’argent Award winner – Feature Films
“Warning” di Agata Alexander (USA / POLONIA, 2021)

Motivation
Through the tale of the relation between humans and sense-altering machines, the movie admonishes us all, so completely taken by virtual reality and voice AIs to possibly be unable to feel comfortable in our own skin. The movie dares to define the present through a tale about the future interchanging stories and characters on the lookout for its own place in the realm of the fantastic and science fiction genres.

Special Mention

Rupert Everett in “Warning” di Agata Alexander

For giving substance – despite being confined to a few scenes – to the ironic, fun and at the same time incredibly gloomy role of a robot. This very conflict allows us to find a forgotten human quality within ourselves, a restless soul not unlike that of a human being. An intense portrayal – Charlie’s – the result of a precise and seamless acting process: from movement to gesture to the tone of voice a memorable acting performance we will not be able to forget easily.

Méliès d’argent Award – Short Films @ Trieste Science+Fiction Festival


The competition is organized in collaboration with the Méliès International Festivals Federation (MIFF) and the award goes to the best European short film. The winner of the competition is chosen by the theatre audience votes and also wins the nomination to the Méliès d’or annual competition.

TS+FF2021 Méliès d’argent Award winner – Short Films
“The Exit Plan” di Angus Wilkinson (AUSTRALIA / GRAN BRETAGNA, 2020)