The 21st edition of the Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival (NIFFF) ended with a bang on Saturday night. For the first time in history, the symbolic threshold of 50,000 festivalgoers was reached (2021: 35,000), including 30,000 cinema tickets.
Méliès d’argent Award – Feature Films @ Neuchatel International Fantastic Film Festival
The competition is organized in collaboration with the Méliès International Festivals Federation (MIFF) and the award goes to the best European feature film:
A young woman goes on a solo vacation to the English countryside following the death of her ex-husband.
Méliès d’argent feature films competition:
FREAKS OUT – Gabriele Mainetti (IT)
MEN – Alex Garland (UK)
FAMILY DINNER – Peter Hengl (AT)
VESPER – Kristina Buyotzé & Bruno Samper (LT/FR/BE)
NOS CEREMONIES – Simon Rieth (FR)
NR. 10 – Alex Van Warmerdam (NL/BE)
L’ANNEE DU REQUIN – Ludovic & Zoran Boukherma (FR)
ACH DU SCHEISSE! – Lukas Renker (DE)
SOUL OF A BEAST – Lorenz Merz (CH)
Méliès d’argent Award – Short Films @ Neuchatel International Fantastic Film 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 also wins the nomination to the Méliès d’or annual competition:
The diligent soldier Mr. Pete does everything to meet the high standards of his baroness. To satisfy her insatiable lust for speed he shovels madly on their trip on her new iron horse.
Awarded by the Méliès jury: Victorine Van Alphen (audiovisual artist, NL), Lee Cronin (Director, IE), Lara Lom (Managing director & executive VFX producer, CH)
DUDE – Marco Jörger, Konstantin Rosshoff, Tokay Yotimo
LION’S CAGE – Linus vom Stumberg
MOSAIC – Eleonora Berra
MR. PETE & THE IRON HORSE – Kilian Vilim
Les HERITIERES – Avril Lehmann
AVANT 3 NUITS – Minna Prader