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A note from the MIFF

A note from the MIFF

The Méliès International Festivals Federation (MIFF) strongly condemns the disruption of the screening of LOVE LIES BLEEDING at the Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival (BIFFF), one of its core members. The MIFF and its 31 member festivals around the world stand for a tolerant, safe and inclusive environment. Expressions of racism, homophobia, misogyny, as well…

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Fantaspoa Méliès Selection 2024

Fantaspoa Festival Internacional de Cinema Fantástico de Porto Alegre – Méliès d’argent short films competition 2024 Get ready for the 20th anniversary edition of the Fantaspoa International Fantastic Film Festival! From April 10th to 28th, 2024, Fantaspoa is bringing you the biggest celebration of fantasy, science fiction, horror, and thriller cinema in Porto Alegre, Brazil….

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BIFFF Méliès Selection 2024

BIFFF presents the Méliès d’argent films competition 2024 Get ready for a fantastic cinematic experience at the Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival (BIFFF). From April 9th to 21st, 2024, BIFFF is celebrating the 42nd edition, bringing you the best of the fantastic genre from around the world. We’re thrilled to announce the BIFFF selections for…

MIFF welcomes Ramaskrik and Offscreen

MIFF welcomes Ramaskrik and Offscreen

Méliès International Festivals Federation welcomes Ramaskrik and Offscreen as new members The Méliès International Festivals Federation (MIFF) has the great pleasure of welcoming Ramaskrik Film Festival (Oppdal-Norway) as competitive and Offscreen Film Festival (Brussels-Belgium) as supporting new members.Fantaspoa, the International Fantastic Film Festival of Porto Alegre – a former supporting member – will also become…

Abertoir Horror Festival Méliès Selection 2023

Abertoir Horror Festival Méliès Selection 2023

Abertoir Horror Festival Méliès d’argent short films competition 2023 Title: Abertoir 2023: The International Horror Festival of Wales – Melies D’Argent Nominees Abertoir, the International Horror Festival of Wales, is gearing up for another thrilling year of horror cinema. The festival is set to run from November 14 to 19, and one of its highlights…

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The winners of San Sebastian Horror Festival 2023

And the Melies d’argent winner of the San Sebastian Horror Festival 2023 is… Méliès d’argent Award Winner – Short Films @ San Sebastian Horror Festival 2023 The winner of the Méliès d’Argent Award for Best European Fantasy Genre Short Film at the San Sebastian Horror Festival 2023 is “Transylvanie” by Rodrigue Huart (France, 2023, 15…

The winners of Imagine Filmfestival Amsterdam 2023

The winners of Imagine Filmfestival Amsterdam 2023

And the Melies d’argent winners of the ​Imagine Filmfestival Amsterdam are… Méliès d’argent Award Winner – Feature Films @ Imagine 2023 The winner of the Méliès d’Argent Award for Best Fantastic Genre Feature Film at the Imagine Filmfestival Amsterdam is “Vermines” by Sébastien Vanicek (France, 2023). Residents of a rundown French apartment building battle against…

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The winners of Trieste Science+Fiction Festival 2023

And the Melies d’argent winners of the ​Trieste Science+Fiction Festival are… Méliès d’argent Award Winner – Feature Films @ Science+Fiction 2023 The winner of the Méliès d’Argent Award for Best Fantastic Genre Feature Film at the Trieste Science+Fiction Festival is “The last spark of hope” by Piotr Biedron (Poland, 2023). After the end of the…

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Fancine Méliès Selection 2023

Fancine Méliès d’argent short films competition 2023 The Fancine – Fantastic Film Festival, held in the captivating city of Malaga, Spain, is gearing up for its annual cinematic extravaganza. Established in 1990 as an initiative of the Vicerrectorado de Cultura of the University of Málaga, this festival initially focused on fantastic films and served as…

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The winners of GRIMMFEST 2023

And the Melies d’argent winner of the Grimmfest Manchester 2023 is… Méliès d’argent Award Winner – Short Films @ GRIMMFEST 2023 The winner of the Méliès d’Argent Award for Best European Fantasy Genre Short Film at the Grimmfest Manchester 2023 is “There are no ghosts” by Nacho Solana (Spain, 2022, 15 min.). Andrea is a…

The winners of LUND 2023

The winners of LUND 2023

And the Melies d’argent winner of the Lund Fantastic Film Festival 2023 is… Méliès d’argent Award Winner – Short Films @ LUND 2023 The winner of the Méliès d’Argent Award for Best European Fantasy Genre Short Film at the Lund Fantastic Film Festival 2023 is “Feeder” by Andrzej Danis. (Poland, 2023, 19 min.). Ziggy is…

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The winners of RAZOR REEL 2023

And the Melies d’argent winner of the Razor Reel Flanders Film Fest 2023 is… Méliès d’argent Award Winner – Short Films @ RAZOR REEL 2023 The winner of the Méliès d’Argent Award for Best European Fantasy Genre Short Film at the Razor Reel Flanders Film Fest 2023 is “The Smile” by Erik van Schaaik (The…

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The winners of SITGES 2023

And the Melies d’argent winners of the 56th edition of the ​Sitges International Fantastic Film Festival of Catalonia are… Méliès d’argent Award Winner – Feature Films @ SITGES 2023 The winner of the Méliès d’Argent Award for Best Fantastic Genre Feature Film at the 56th Edition of the SITGES – Festival Internacional de Cinema Fantàstic…

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Razor Reel Flanders Selection 2023

Razor Reel Flanders Film Festival Announces Méliès d’Argent Competition Lineup The Razor Reel Flanders Film Festival is back, bringing horror and fantasy films to the big screen from October 29 to November 04. As a proud member of the Méliès International Festivals Federation (MIFF) for a decade, the festival continues to play a pivotal role…

San Sebastian Méliès Selection 2023

San Sebastian Méliès Selection 2023

San Sebastian Horror and Fantasy Film Festival Méliès d’argent short films competition 2023 Here’s the Melies D’Argent short film selection for the 34th edition of the San Sebastian Horror and Fantasy Film Festival, to be held October 27th to November 3rd. Bug (Coral Amiga, Nicole Hartley) 2022 / 8 min. / UK Gertrude et Yvan Party Hard (Louise Groult)…

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Trieste Science+Fiction Festival Méliès Selection 2023

Trieste Science+Fiction Festival presents the Méliès d’argent The great science fiction cinema will be back in Trieste: the 2023 edition of the Trieste Science+Fiction Festival will bring the best fantastic genre productions to the big screen, presenting more than 50 world, international and national premieres, three competition sections with the participation of actors, directors and filmmakers from all over the world. …

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Imagine Film Festival Méliès Selection 2023

Imagine Film Festival presents the Méliès d’argent films competition 2023 The Imagine Fantastic Film Festival is back, and it’s bigger and stranger than ever! With its motto “Weird is Wonderful,” the festival, taking place from October 26 to November 4, promises to transport audiences into realms uncharted. One of the most prestigious awards in the…

The winners of the Méliès d’or 2023

The winners of the Méliès d’or 2023

Lola and Jorge Guerricaechevarría, Stars of the Méliès d’Or Awards Gala For the sixth consecutive year, the SITGES – International Fantastic Film Festival of Catalonia hosted the ceremony to present the Méliès d’Or Awards, granted annually by the Méliès International Festivals Federation in recognition of the best European feature film and short film. This year,…

The Best European Feature Films Running for the Melies d’or 2023

The Best European Feature Films Running for the Melies d’or 2023

For the sixth consecutive year, the International Fantastic Film Festival of Catalonia in Sitges hosts the Méliès d’or award ceremony. Here are all the feature films that won the Melies d’argent in one of our affiliated member festivals and running for the Méliès d’or. The Melies d’Or Feature Film Competition at Sitges 2023 – A…

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The Best European Short Movies Running for the Melies d’or 2023

For the Sixty consecutive year, the International Fantastic Film Festival of Catalonia in Sitges hosts the Méliès d’or award ceremony. Here are all the shorts that won the Melies d’argent in one of our of the festivals of the Federation and running for the Méliès d’or. Which one will win? Here’s the fierce lineup: 1….

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The winners of SLASH Vienna 2023

On Saturday, September 30th, the award ceremony took place and selected short movies were honored in three competition categories. The Melies d’argent winner of SLASH 2023 is… Méliès d’argent Award Winner – Shorts @ SLASH 2023 The competition is organized in collaboration with the Méliès International Festivals Federation (MIFF).The award goes to the best European…

COURT METRANGE Rennes Selection 2023

COURT METRANGE Rennes Selection 2023

The Court Metrange festival is here to tear yourself away from the petrification of the mind and the senses. On the screens of the Gaumont cinema, the best of the unusual short film flutter its creativity in colorful petals! COURT METRANGE Rennes Selection 2023 The following films are nominated for the Méliès d’argent: 1. Airhostess-737…

GRIMMFEST Manchester Selection 2023

GRIMMFEST Manchester Selection 2023

The 15th edition of the GRIMMFEST Manchester presents its first Melies selection. GRIMMFEST is a truly independent genre film festival, dedicated and committed to showcasing great movies by both new and established filmmakers from the world of genre cinema. GRIMMFEST Melies d’argent Short Movie Selection 2023 CATERPILLAR (UK, 14 min 16 sec) by Matt Bentley-VineyTHERE…

Strasbourg European Fantastic Film Festival Selection 2023

Strasbourg European Fantastic Film Festival Selection 2023

The 16th edition of the Strasbourg European Fantastic Film Festival presents its 2023 Melies selections. The movies running for the Strasbourg Méliès d’argent feature film competition 2023 are: FEFFS Melies d’argent Feature Film Selection 2022 Conann directed by Bertrand MandicoFrance, Belgium, Luxembourg – 2023 – 1hr45 The Deep Dark directed by Mathieu TuriFrance – 2023 – 1hr43…

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The winners of MOTELX Lisbon 2023

In September, horror invaded the city of Lisbon, as usual since 2007! MOTELX has hosted the best international films and world premiered emerging Portuguese genre cinema since 2007. Guests of honour such as George A. Romero, Dario Argento, Hideo Nakata, Coffin Joe, Eli Roth, Alejandro Jodorowsky, Roger Corman, and Ari Aster have already joined the…

SLASH Vienna Selection 2023

SLASH Vienna Selection 2023

SLASH is part of the Méliès International Festivals Federation, an association currently consisting of 27 film festivals, whose mission it is to promote European fantastic cinema around the globe. The Méliès d’argent is awarded to short films for cinematic quality and creativity. The winning short film at SLASH will then be competing against all other…

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MOTELX Selection 2023

MOTELX Melies d’argent Feature Film Selection 2023 The movies running for the Lisbon Méliès d’argent feature film competition 2023 are: Amelia’s Children, A Semente do Mal, 92′, Portugal 2023, Gabriel Abrantes The Funeral, Cenaze, 107′, Turkey 2023, Orçun Behram Hood Witch, Rokya, 91′, France 2023, Saïd Belktibia Pensive, Rupintojelis, 84′, Lithuania 2022, Jonas Trukanas Raging…

The winners of the Neuchatel International Fantastic Film Festival 2023

The winners of the Neuchatel International Fantastic Film Festival 2023

On Saturday evening, the curtain fell on the vibrant 22nd edition of the Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival (NIFFF). For 9 days, over 55,000 festival-goers were able to explore the many aspects of genre cinema in the presence of our 122 guests. The International Jury awarded among the others the prestigious Melies d’argent awards. Méliès d’argent…

The winner of the Méliès d’argent at Haapsalu Horror and Fantasy Film Festival 2023

The winner of the Méliès d’argent at Haapsalu Horror and Fantasy Film Festival 2023

The 18th edition of the Haapsalu Horror and Fantasy Film Festival (HÕFF) crowns Niels Bourgonje’s “Shut” as the Méliés Short Film Competition winner and Rain Rannu’s “Child Machine” as the best Estonian genre film. “The Last Sentinel” by Tanel Toom scooped the Best Sci-Fi Film Award. The Silver Méliés of the biggest genre festival in…

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The winners of the Grossmann Fantastic Film & Wine Festival 2023

On Saturday, the 24th of June, the 19th edition of Grossmann Fantastic Film and Wine Festival came to a conclusion. At the closing ceremony, the following awards were given. HONORARY VICIOUS CAT for outstanding contribution to genre cinemaThe Honorary Vicious Cat was received by director John McTiernan. VICIOUS CAT for best feature film:MEGALOMANIACBelgium; 2022Directed by:…

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Neuchatel International Fantastic Film Festival Selection 2023

Neuchatel International Fantastic Film Festival: June 30-July 8, 2023 Nifff announced the movies running for the Melies d’argent awards. Neuchatel International Fantastic Film Festival: Méliès d’argent feature films competition 2023 WHITE PLASTIC SKY -Tibor Bánóczki and Sarolta Szabó (HU)PIOVE – Paolo Strippoli (IT)RAGING GRACE – Paris Zarcilla (UK)CONSECRATION – Christopher Smith (UK)SUPERPOSITION – Karoline Lyngbye (DK)VINCENT DOIT MOURIR –…

Grossmann Fantastic Film and Wine Festival Selection 2023

Grossmann Fantastic Film and Wine Festival Selection 2023

Grossmann’s Melies d’argent Short Film Selection 2023 🍿🍷 Exciting News! The Grossmann: 19th Fantastic Film & Wine Festival is here! 🎉🎥🎞️ We are thrilled to announce the opening of the highly anticipated Grossmann: 19th Fantastic Film & Wine Festival, which will take place from June 19th to 24th, 2023, in the enchanting towns of Ormoz…

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The winners of Bruxelles International Fantastic Film Festival 2023

And the winners of the 2023 edition of the BIFFF are… Méliès d’argent Award Winner – Feature Films @ Bruxelles International Fantastic Film Festival 2023 The competition is organized in collaboration with the Méliès International Festivals Federation (MIFF) and is reserved for European fantastic feature films. The award goes to: Halfway Home ÁtjáróházIsti MadarászHungary 2022, 104 minutes    …

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The winner of the Méliès d’argent at HARD:LINE Film Festival 2023

Lost in the Sky by Simon Öster wins the Méliès d’argent award for the best short movie at the 10th HARD:LINE International Film Festival 2023. SILVER MÉLIÈS FOR BEST FANTASTIC EUROPEAN SHORT FILM @ HARD:LINE FILM FESTIVAL Lost in the Sky by Simon Öster, Sweden, 12′ Synopsis:In a strange galaxy a small rescue robot dreams…

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Haapsalu Selection 2023

Haapsalu Horror & Fantasy Film Festival: April 28th – 30th, 2023 The Haapsalu Horror & Fantasy Film Festival (HÕFF) unveiled the 2023 Méliès d’argent selection.HÕFF is an independent festival focusing of screening best films from the darker side of cinema from fantasy to horror, forgotten classics, filmmaker and country retrospectives, extreme films and celebrated guests in…

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Bruxelles International Fantastic Film Festival Selection 2023

BIFFF Melies d’argent Feature Film Selection 2023 The Elderly by Raúl Cerezo & Fernando González Gómez (2022, Spain) Halfway Home by Isti Madarász (2022, Hungary) It Came From The Water by Xawery Zulawski (2022, Poland) The Loneliest Boy In The World by Martin Owen (2022, Uk) Nightmare by Kjersti Helen Rasmussen (2022, Norway) The Pod…

HARD:LINE Méliès Selection 2023

HARD:LINE Méliès Selection 2023

HARD:LINE Méliès d’argent short films competition 2023 Here is the list of the Short Film Competitive Section of HARD:LINE Film Festival which can be candidates for the Méliès d’argent Award 2023. Tigre Místico, Spain 2022, 15min, Marc Martínez JordánStop Dead, Great Britain 2022, 8min, Emily GreenwoodPhantasmagoria, Germany 2022, 15min, Alejandro MatheEl umbral, Spain 2022, 16min,…

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Fantastic Pavilion to Launch at the Cannes Film Market

The Cannes Festival will have for the first time ever a Fantastic Pavilion, a significant booth and exhibition space located at the Cannes Marché du Film in the Palais des Festivals.   Conceived by Pablo Guisa, Grupo Mórbido CEO, Bernardo Bergeret, Ventana Sur co-director, and Daniel de la Vega, co-ordinator of Ventana Sur’s Maquinitas video…

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The winners of Abertoir Horror Festival 2022

Abertoir – The International Horror Festival of Wales. Each year Abertoir invites filmmakers from across the globe to submit short films for the Abertoir Short Film Competition. As part of Abertor’s role in the Méliès International Festivals Federation, the short film competition awards a Short Film Méliès d’argent. This is an internationally recognised prize specific…

The winners of Fancine Malaga 2022

The winners of Fancine Malaga 2022

FANCINE – FANTASTIC FILM FESTIVAL is organized entirely by the University of Malaga, a public institution that has among its basic functions the transmission and criticism of the culture. A total of 83 films has been screened this year at FANCINE, including the Albéniz sessions, simultaneous screenings during the week of the festival and pre-festival…

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The winners of TerrorMolins 2022

Festival de Cine de Terror de Molins de Rei is pleased to announce that this year’s Méliès d’argent competition winner is the short movie titled “O” (Germany 2022) directed by Dominik Balkow. As a member of the MIFF, TerrorMolins annually organizes the Méliès d’Argent competition for best European fantastic short film. This competition is a…

The winners of Trieste Science+Fiction Festival 2022

The winners of Trieste Science+Fiction Festival 2022

And the winners of the 2022 edition of the Trieste Science+Fiction Festival are… Méliès d’argent Award Winner – Feature Films @ Trieste Science+Fiction Festival 2022 The competition is organized in collaboration with the Méliès International Festivals Federation (MIFF) and is reserved for European fantastic feature films. The prize is awarded by an international jury composed…

The winners of San Sebastian 2022

The winners of San Sebastian 2022

33ª Semana de Cine Fantástico y de Terror de Donostia / San Sebastian is pleased to announce that this year’s Méliès d’argent competition winner is the short movie titled “The Debutante” (animation, UK 2022) directed by Elizabeth Hobbs. As a member of the MIFF, San Sebastian Horror and Fantasy Film Festival annually organizes the Méliès…

The winners of Imagine 2022

The winners of Imagine 2022

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: ATTACHMENT by Gabriel Bier GislasonDenmark, 2022105 min. Maja, a…

San Sebastian Méliès Selection 2022

San Sebastian Méliès Selection 2022

San Sebastian Horror and Fantasy Film Festival Méliès d’argent short films competition 2022 Here is the list of short films chosen for the Short Film Competitive Section of San Sebastian Horror and Fantasy Film Festival which can be candidates for the Méliès d’argent Award 2022 Alegrías riojanas (2022). Velasco Broca. Spain. 28 minL’isola dei resuscitati morti (2022)….

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The winners of the Splat!FilmFest 2022

Splat!FilmFest is pleased to announce that this year’s MÉLIÈS D’ARGENT competition winner is the short movie titled “The Hero” (drama, fantasy / Poland / 2021 / 24 min) directed by Milena Dutkowska. As a member of the MIFF, Razor Reel annually organizes the Méliès d’Argent competition for best European fantastic short film. This competition is…

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The winners of the Razor Reel Flanders Film Fest 2022

As a member of the MIFF, Razor Reel annually organizes the Méliès d’Argent competition for best European fantastic short film. This competition is a recognition of quality and creativity and generates a unique visibility for the film and their directors. The winners will be put in the spotlight by all the federation’s festivals, including the…

Imagine Film Festival Méliès Selection 2022

Imagine Film Festival Méliès Selection 2022

Imagine Film Festival presents the Méliès d’argent films competition 2022 Imagine is the largest film festival for fantastic film in the Netherlands, showcasing the best in fantasy, horror and science fiction. Imagine is all about the imagination. Every year Imagine tries to challenge the audience to think through the imagination about the future of people…

The winners of SITGES 2022

The winners of SITGES 2022

And the winners of the 55th edition of the ​Sitges International Fantastic Film Festival of Catalonia are… Méliès d’argent Award Winner – Feature Films @ SITGES 2022 The competition is organized in collaboration with the Méliès International Festivals Federation (MIFF).The award goes to the best European feature film: NIGHTSIREN by Tereza NvotováSlavakia, Czech Republic, 2022109…

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Trieste Science+Fiction Festival Méliès Selection 2022

Trieste Science+Fiction Festival presents the Méliès d’argent feature films competition 2022 The great science fiction cinema will be back in Trieste: the 22nd edition of the Trieste Science+Fiction Festival will bring the best fantastic genre productions to the big screen, presenting more than 50 world, international and national premieres, threecompetition sections with the participation of actors, directors and filmmakers from all…

Fancine Méliès Selection 2022

Fancine Méliès Selection 2022

Fancine Méliès d’argent short films competition 2022 Here is the list of short films chosen for the Short Film Competitive Section of Fancine Malaga which can be candidates for the Méliès d’argent Award 2022 Rise and shine, Arnaud Baur, Switzerland, 2022, 11:00For Pete’s sake, Gerald B. Fillmore, Spain, 2022, 13:00Darker, Frank van den Bogaart, Belgium,…

Molins de Rei Méliès d’argent Selection 2022

Molins de Rei Méliès d’argent Selection 2022

Molins de Rei Horror Film Festival Méliès d’argent short films competition 2022 Here is the list of short films chosen for the Short Film Competitive Section of the Molins de Rei Horror Film Festival which can be candidates for the Mèliès d’argent Award 2022 Nôž-The Knife, Timotej Lukovič, 5 minutes 45 second, Slovak Republic, 2021 O,…

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Razor Reel Flanders Selection 2022

Razor Reel Flanders is part of the Méliès International Festivals Federation, an association currently consisting of 26 film festivals, whose mission it is to promote European fantastic cinema around the globe. The Méliès d’argent is awarded to short films for cinematic quality and creativity. The winning short film at Razor Reel Flanders will then be…

The Best European Short Movies Running for the Melies d’or 2022

The Best European Short Movies Running for the Melies d’or 2022

For the fifth consecutive year, the International Fantastic Film Festival of Catalonia in Sitges hosts the Méliès d’or award ceremony. Here are all the shorts that won the Melies d’argent in one of our 11 adherent and 9 affiliated member festivals and running for the Méliès d’or. Which one will win? Here is the golden…

The Best European Feature Films Running for the Melies d’or 2022

The Best European Feature Films Running for the Melies d’or 2022

For the fifth consecutive year, the International Fantastic Film Festival of Catalonia in Sitges hosts the Méliès d’or award ceremony. Here are all the feature films that won the Melies d’argent in one of our affiliated member festivals and running for the Méliès d’or. Which one will win? The Méliès d’or and Méliès d’argent awards…

Lund Fantastic Film Festival Selection 2022

Lund Fantastic Film Festival Selection 2022

Lund Fantastic Film Festival presents its 2022 Melies selections. Lund Melies d’argent Feature Film Selection 2022 The movies running for the Lund Fantastic Film Festival Méliès d’argent feature film competition 2022 are: We might as well be dead, Germany Saloum, France The timekeepers of eternity, Greece Incredible but true, France The passenger, Spain Lund Melies…

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The winners of SLASH Vienna 2022

On Saturday, October 1st, the award ceremony took place as part of the screening of the closing film YOU WON’T BE ALONE, at which short films were honored in three competition categories. And the winner of SLASH 2022 is… Méliès d’argent Award Winner – Shorts @ SLASH 2022 The competition is organized in collaboration with…

The winners of the FEFFS 2022

The winners of the FEFFS 2022

And the winners of this year’s 15th edition of the ​Strasbourg European Fantastic Film Festival are… Méliès d’argent Award Winner – Feature Films @ FEFFS 2022 The competition is organized in collaboration with the Méliès International Festivals Federation (MIFF).The award goes to the best European feature film: Piggyby Carlota Martinez-PeredaSpain, 2022, 90’ The film starts…

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The winners of COURT METRANGE Rennes 2022

The awards ceremony for the 18th international competition for unusual & fantastic short films – Court Métrange was held on October 2, in Rennes.The jury composed of Nicolas Martin (president), Simon Rioux, Aurélia Mengin, Joséphine Darcy Hopkins, Gautier Réjou and Aurélien Zimmermann, awarded the prizes. And the winner of the Méliès d’argent is: CHIMERAby Dayan…

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Claudio Simonetti wins the Career Méliès 2022

The Career Méliès of 2022 goes to the italian music composer Claudio Simonetti. The awards are presented by the Méliès International Festivals Federation network to the best European fantastic creators. This year’s Career Méliès, awarded by the Méliès International Festivals Federation, will go to Claudio Simonetti, composer for some of Dario Argento’s most emblematic films. When mentioning…

COURT METRANGE Rennes Selection 2022

COURT METRANGE Rennes Selection 2022

The Court Metrange festival is here to tear yourself away from the petrification of the mind and the senses. On the screens of the Gaumont cinema, the best of the unusual short film flutter its creativity in colorful petals! COURT METRANGE Rennes Selection 2022 The following films are nominated for the Méliès d’argent: A Sickness,…

SLASH Vienna Selection 2022

SLASH Vienna Selection 2022

SLASH is part of the Méliès International Festivals Federation, an association currently consisting of 26 film festivals, whose mission it is to promote European fantastic cinema around the globe. The Méliès d’argent is awarded to short films for cinematic quality and creativity. The winning short film at SLASH will then be competing against all other…

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Splat!FilmFest Méliès Selection 2022

Splat!FilmFest Méliès d’argent short films competition 2022 Here is the list of short films chosen for the Short Film Competitive Section of Splat!FilmFest which can be candidates for the Méliès d’argent Award 2022 The Hero, Milena Dutkowska, Poland 2022 Phantasmagoria, Alejandro Mathé, Germany 2022 Au pair, David Pérez Sañudo, Spain 2022 Shut, Niels Bourgonje, The…

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Abertoir Horror Festival Méliès Selection 2022

Abertoir Horror Festival Méliès d’argent short films competition 2022 Each year Abertoir – The International Horror Festival of Wales invites filmmakers from across the globe to submit short films for the Abertoir Short Film Competition. As always, the response has been phenomenal and it’s not possible to show all of the amazing entries. Here Abertoir…

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Strasbourg European Fantastic Film Festival Selection 2022

The 15th anniversary edition of the Strasbourg European Fantastic Film Festival presents its 2022 Melies selections. The movies running for the Strasbourg Méliès d’argent feature film competition 2022 are: FEFFS Melies d’argent Feature Film Selection 2022 Attachment by Gabriel Bier Gislason (Denmark, 2022) Brian and Charles by Jim Archer (UK, 2022) Family Dinner by Peter…

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The winners of the BIFFF 2022

The Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival celebrates its 40th anniversary. For its 40th anniversary, the Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival returned exceptionally in September with a great edition with many encounters and events. The festival has been held for the first time at Brussels Expo, a large site that accommodated a large audience. Here you…

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The winners of MOTELX Lisbon 2022

In September, horror invaded the city of Lisbon, as usual since 2007! MOTELX has hosted the best international films and world premiered emerging Portuguese genre cinema since 2007. Guests of honour such as George A. Rome!ro, Dario Argento, Hideo Nakata, Coffin Joe, Eli Roth, Alejandro Jodorowsky, Roger Corman, and Ari Aster have already joined the…

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MOTELX Selection 2022

MOTELX Melies d’argent Feature Film Selection 2022 With a major focus on women directors, the Méliès d’argent – Best European Feature competition will host the world premiere of the Iberian co-production “The Open Body” (Spain, Portugal, 2022), by Ángeles Huerta, a folk horror with Portuguese actors Victoria Guerra and José Fidalgo, “Nightsiren” (Slovakia, Czechia, 2022),…

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Bruxelles International Fantastic Film Festival Selection 2022

BIFFF Melies d’argent Feature Film Selection 2022 HINTERLAND by Stefan Ruzowitzky (2022, Austria / Luxembourg, Belgium) MEGALOMANIAC by Karim Ouelhaj (2022, Belgium) RUBIKON by Magdalena Lauritsch (2022, Austria) THE FIVE DEVILS by Léa Mysius (2022, France) LA PIETA by Eduardo Casanova (2022, Spain / Argentina) PIGGY by Carlota Pereda (2022, Spain) MOLOCH by Nico van…

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The winners of the Grossmann Fantastic Film & Wine Festival 2022

On Saturday, the 16th of July, the 18th edition of Grossmann Fantastic Film and Wine Festival came to a conclusion. At the closing ceremony, the following awards were given. HONORARY VICIOUS CAT for outstanding contribution to genre cinemaThe Honorary Vicious Cats were received by the festival’s guests of honour, actor Robert Englund and director Jack…

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The winners of the Neuchatel International Fantastic Film Festival 2022

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…

Neuchatel International Fantastic Film Festival Selection 2022

Neuchatel International Fantastic Film Festival Selection 2022

Neuchatel International Fantastic Film Festival: July 1-9, 2022 Neuchatel International Fantastic Film Festival: Méliès d’argent feature films competition 2022 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 –…

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The winner of the Méliès d’argent at Haapsalu Horror and Fantasy Film Festival 2022

The European Short Film Competition of the Haapsalu Horror and Fantasy Film Festival was won by a student flim for the first time in its history: Raoul Kirsima’s “Eyes on you”. In a black-and-white 15-minute horror film, an elderly woman living alone feels like she is being watched. Even her son cannot convince her otherwise. Cinematographer…

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Haapsalu Selection 2022

Haapsalu Horror & Fantasy Film Festival: April 29th – May 1st, 2022 The Haapsalu Horror & Fantasy Film Festival (HÕFF) published the 2022 Méliès d’argent selection.HÕFF is an independent festival focusing of screening best films from the darker side of cinema from fantasy to horror, forgotten classics, filmmaker and country retrospectives, extreme films and celebrated guests…

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The winner of the Méliès d’argent at HARD:LINE Film Festival 2022

SURVIVERS by Carlos Gómez-Trigo wins the Méliès d’argent award for the best short movie at the 9th HARD:LINE International Film Festival SILVER MÉLIÈS FOR BEST FANTASTIC EUROPEAN SHORT FILM @ HARD:LINE FILM FESTIVAL SURVIVERS by Carlos Gómez-Trigo, Spain 2021, 7′ Synopsis:Natural selection says that only those who adapt will survive. What if humans have become stupid?…

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Hard:Line Selection 2022

HARD:LINE Film Festival Méliès d’argent short films competition 2021 Here is the list of short films chosen for the Short Film Competitive Section of the HARD:LINE Film Festival which can be candidates for the MÉLIÈS D’ARGENT Award 2022. La Penumbra by Dani Viqueira, España, 2020, 14 min Man Or Tree by Varun Raman, Tom Hancock,…

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The winner of the Méliès d’argent at Splat! Film Fest 2021

“Canibalismo” wins the Méliès d’argent award for the best short movie at Splat! Film Fest SILVER MÉLIÈS FOR BEST FANTASTIC EUROPEAN SHORT FILM @ SPLAT! FILM FESTIVAL “Canibalismo” by Diego R. Aballe, Spain 2021, 13′ Synopsis:Adaptation of an original text by the Galician playwright Marcos Abalde, Canibalismo takes us to a cold night in rural Galicia, where two men…

The winner of the Méliès d’argent at Fancine 2021

“Love is Just a Death Away” wins the Méliès d’argent award at Fancine – Festival de Cine Fantástico de Málaga SILVER MÉLIÈS FOR BEST FANTASTIC EUROPEAN SHORT FILM @ FANCINE – FESTIVAL DE CINE FANTÁSTICO DE MÁLAGA “Love is Just a Death Away” by Bara Anna Stejskalova, CZ 2020, 11′ Synopsis:A tender story about finding love even…

The winner of the Méliès d’argent at Abertoir 2021

“Souvenirs d’enfance” wins the Méliès d’argent awards at Abertoir – The International Horror Festival of Wales SILVER MÉLIÈS FOR BEST FANTASTIC EUROPEAN SHORT FILM @ ABERTOIR – THE INTERNATIONAL HORROR FESTIVAL OF WALES “Souvenirs d’enfance” by Vincenzo Aiello, CH 2021, 12′ Synopsis:While moving in, Sarah finds a strange toy in her apartment.

Melies d’argent winner at the Molins de Rei Horror Film Festival 2021

The Méliès d’Argent Award for the Best European Short Film at the Molins de Rei Horror Film Festival 2021 goes to: Transferby Jonas GovaertsBelgium, 2021, 13m. SynopsisWhen an imprisoned serial killer’s estranged daughter pays her father a visit, his enigmatic behavior masks a chilling escape plan.

The winner of the Méliès d’argent at Lund Fantastic Film Festival 2021

“Les larmes de la Seine” wins the Méliès d’argent awards at the 27th edition of LUND FANTASTIC FILM FESTIVAL SILVER MÉLIÈS FOR BEST FANTASTIC EUROPEAN SHORT FILM @ LUND FANTASTIC FILM FESTIVAL “Les larmes de la Seine” by Anand K. Varma, Yi-chen Hsiao, Mauriziana Gualdrini, Ugo Offner, James Mann, FR 2021, 7′ Motivation:“With the evocative camera work and visual style,…

The winner of the Méliès d’argent at San Sebastian Horror and Fantasy Film Festival 2021

Mum’s Sweater wins the Méliès d’argent awards at 32nd San Sebastian Horror and Fantasy Film Festival SILVER MÉLIÈS FOR BEST FANTASTIC EUROPEAN SHORT FILM @ SAN SEBASTIAN HORROR AND FANTASY FILM FESTIVAL Mum’s Sweater by Anand K. Varma, Yi-chen Hsiao, Mauriziana Gualdrini, Ugo Offner, James Mann, FR 2021, 7′ Jury statement:“Transmits the pain of loss precisely, intelligently and…

Fancine Méliès selection 2021

Fancine Méliès d’argent short films competition 2021 Here is the list of short films chosen for the Short Film Competitive Section of Fancine Malaga which can be candidates for the MÉLIÈS D’ARGENT Award 2021 See you in an hour, Markus Virpiö, Finland, 2021, 12 minThe Light, Iago de Soto, Spain, 2021, 13 minThe Tenant, Lucas…

The winners of the Méliès d’argent at Razor Reel Flanders Film Festival 2021

Brutalia, Days of Labour wins Mélies d’Argent at Razor Reel Flanders Film Festival Brutalia, Days of Labour, directed by Manolis Mavris, has won the Méliès d’Argent at the 14th edition of the Razor Reel Flanders Film Festival.The jury, consisting of Nathalie Basteyns, Henry Disotuar, Niels Putman and Thibault Van De Werve, praised the film for…

The winners of the Méliès d’argent at Trieste Science+Fiction Festival 2021

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…

Trieste Science+Fiction Festival Méliès selection 2021

Trieste Science+Fiction Festival presents the Méliès d’argent feature films competition 2021 The competition is organized in collaboration with the Méliès International Festivals Federation (MIFF) and is reserved to European fantastic feature films. The prize is awarded by an international jury composed of cinema professionals (Franco Dassisti, journalist; Romeo Toffanetti, cartoonist; Adelmo Togliani, director) and also…

Donostia/San Sebastian Méliès selection 2021

Donostia / San Sebastian Méliès d’argent short films competition: Dora by Joanne Delachair, 16min, FranceInherent by Nicolai G.H. Johansen, 17min, DenmarkNight of the Living Dicks by Ilja Rautsi, 19min, FinlandS.O.S. by Sarah Hafner, 12min, FranceThe Thing That Ate The Birds by Sophie Mair, 12min, GBTranvía by Carlos Baena, 9min, USA / SpainLos Dias que (nunca)…

Abertoir Méliès selection 2021

Abertoir Méliès d’argent short films competition 2021 A Tale Best Forgotten (Tomas Stark, Sweden 2020, 05:11) Ad Lib (Joseph Catté, France 2020, 11:06) Childhood Memories (Vincenzo Aiello, Switzerland 2020, 12:20) Danzamatta (Vanja Victor Kabir Tognola, Switzerland 2021, 05:00) Familiar (David J Ellison, UK 2021, 10:00) Hiya Janice (Rob Hayes, UK 2021, 07:11) Man or Tree…

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Méliès d’argent winner at the Sitges Film Festival 2021

Méliès d’argent award for best short film:T’es morte Hélène by Michiel Blanchart (Belgium, France 2021) Maxime lives with the ghost of his girlfriend Hélène. Wishing to put an end to this frankly unbearable situation, Maxime finally decides to break up with her. Hélène doesn’t seem ready to accept this decision. Méliès d’argent award for best…

The Best European Feature Films Running for the Melies d’or 2021

For the fourth consecutive year, the International Fantastic Film Festival of Catalonia in Sitges hosts the Méliès d’or award ceremony on saturday 16. Here are all the feature films that won the Melies d’argent in one of our affiliated member festivals and running for the Méliès d’or. Which one will win? Le dernier voyage de…

The Best European Short Movies Running for the Melies d’or 2021

For the fourth consecutive year, the International Fantastic Film Festival of Catalonia in Sitges hosts the Méliès d’or award ceremony on saturday 16. Here are all the shorts that won the Melies d’argent in one of our 11 adherent and 9 affiliated member festivals and running for the Méliès d’or. Which one will win? Here…

Announcement of the 2021 Méliès d’argent winners at Lund Fantastic Film Festival

The winners of the Méliès d’argent at Strasbourg 2021

We are pleased to announce that the Strasbourg European Fantastic Film Festival has selected the following winners to compete in the Méliès d’Or competition organised by the Méliès International Festivals Federation (MIFF): The Méliès d’Argent for feature 2021 film was awarded to Name Above Title by Carlos Carlos Conceição (Portugal). The Méliès d’Argent for short film…

The winner of the Méliès d’argent at SLASH 2021

“You’re Dead Helen” wins the Méliès d’argent award at SLASH Film Festival SILVER MÉLIÈS FOR BEST FANTASTIC EUROPEAN SHORT FILM @ SLASH FILM FESTIVAL IN VIENNA YOU’RE DEAD HELENT‘es morte HélèneMichiel Blanchart | FR/BE 2021 | 24′ Synopsis:Maxime is literally haunted by the ghost of his girlfriend Helen. Finding the situation increasingly impossible, he decides…

Slash Méliès selection 2021

SLASH Film Festival will screen some of the most exciting short, European horror, science-fiction and fantasy films. SLASH is part of the Méliès International Festivals Federation, an association currently consisting of 26 film festivals, whose mission it is to promote European fantastic cinema around the globe. The Méliès d’Argent is awarded to short films for…

The Méliès Online Showcase 2021

This October, the Méliès International Festivals Federation (MIFF), presents the first Méliès Online Showcase. For 48 hours, the 19 Méliès d’argent short film winners from the last 12 months are streamed to a worldwide audience of press, programmers and film buyers. This initiative aims to further boost the visibility of European fantastic film and to…

The winners of the Méliès d’argent at MOTELX 2021

The Feast and O Nosso Reino win the Méliès d’argent awards at Lisbon MOTELX SILVER MÉLIÈS FOR BEST EUROPEAN FANTASTIC FEATURE FILM @ MOTELX 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 @ MOTELX 2021 goes to The Feast(92′…

Court Métrange Méliès selection 2021

Court Métrange Méliès d’argent short films competition 2021 A TALE BEST FORGOTTEN by Tomas STARKAFFAIRS OF THE ART by Joanna QUINNANIMALS by Tue SANGGAARDARKA by Nakto STIPANICEVBAINNE by Jack REYNORBIRDS WITH NO LEGS by Pavlos STAMALISBLACK SHEEP BOY by James MOLLEBLACK SHORE by Jon PARKCHALEUR by Esteban SANCHEZ DEL RIOCHANGELING by Faye JACKSONCHAOS by SAMUEL…

Strasbourg Méliès selection 2021

Strasbourg Méliès d’argent feature film competition 2021 After Blue, Bertrand Mandico, France Comrade Drakulich, Mark Bodzsar, Hungary Inexorable, Fabrice Du Welz, France The Innocents, Eskil Vogt, Norway, Sweden Lamb, Valdimar Johannsson, Iceland The Land of the Sons, Claudio Cupellini, Italy Name Above Title, Carlos Conceicao, Portugal Strasbourg Méliès d’argent short films competition 2021 Lynx by…

MOTELX Méliès selection 2021

MOTELX Méliès d’argent short films competition 2021 Os Abismos da Alma, Portugal, 2021, Guilherme DanielCabra Cega, Portugal, 2020, Marcos KoeClassiFicção, Portugal, 2021, Inês AlbuquerqueDystopia, Norway, 2021, Laura UgoliniA Terra do Não Retorno, Portugal, 2021, Patrick MendesFaces, Spain, 2020, Iván Sáinz-PardoFinal Girl, Portugal, 2021, Emanuele BoscoPor um Punhado de Trocos, Portugal, 2020, Chico NorasThe Foul, UK,…

The winner of the Méliès d’argent at Grossmann Fantastic Film and Wine Festival 2021

“The Shepherd” wins the Méliès d’argent award at Grossmann Fantastic Film and Wine Festival 2021 SILVER MÉLIÈS FOR BEST FANTASTIC EUROPEAN SHORT FILM @ GROSSMANN The Shepherd / Pastukh by Ilya Plyusnin (2021 | Fiction | 9 min. | Russia) Synopsis:A typical office plankton Leonid living a boring life under a load of daily issues…

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…

Grossmann Fantastic Film and Wine Festival Méliès selection 2021

GROSSMANN SELECTION FOR THE SILVER MÉLIÈS COMPETITION The Shepherd (Russia; 2021; Ilya Plyusnin)Danzamatta (Switzerland; 2021; Vanja Victor Kabir Tognola)You’re Dead Helen (T’es morte, Hélène; France, Belgium; 2021; Michiel Blanchart)Saint Android (Germany; 2021; Lukas von Berg)Cerberus (Estonia; 2021; Kaspar Ainelo)The Gloom (La penumbra; Spain; 2020; Dani Viqueira)Perfect Match (Germany; 2020; Marc Schießer)The Thing That Ate the…

Nifff Méliès 2021 selection

The NIFFF Méliès d’argent feature film competition: TIDES, Tim Fehlbaum, 2021, DE/CH SON, Ivan Kavanagh, 2021, IR/US KNACKNINGAR (KNOCKING), Frida Kempff, 2021, SW GWLEÐÐ (THE FEAST), Lee Haven Jones, 2021, UK POST MORTEM, Péter Bergendy, 2020, HR BOYS FROM COUNTY HELL, Chris Baugh, 2020, IR/UK IN THE EARTH, Ben Wheatley, 2021, UK The NIFFF Méliès…

Haapsalu Méliès 2021 selection

Haapsalu Horror and Fantasy Film Festival will screen some of the most exciting short, European horror, science-fiction and fantasy films this June. While HÕFF has been rescheduled for August to allow for more onsite screenings, this selection of 7 competing shorts will be shown online on the PÖFF online cinema, hosted by Elisa Stage and accessible throughout Estonia,…

Fantaspoa 2021: all the winners

Ibero-American Competition Jurors: Domício Grillo, Márcia Deretti and Marina Kerber Best Actor: Pepe Soriano (Noturna – A Noite do Velho Homem) Best Actress: Marilú Marini (Noturna – A Noite do Velho Homem) Best Screenplay: Cristian Ponce (História do Oculto) Best Direction: Rodrigo Aragão (O Cemitério das Almas Perdidas) Best Film: History of the Occult, by…

The winners of the Méliès d’argent at BIFFF 2021

Riders of Justice and The Last Marriage win at Bruxelles’ BIFFF The Méliès d’argent is awarded to the best European feature and short films, on behalf of the Méliès International Festivals Federation (MIFF). The jury for feature films, consisting of journalist Erwan Simon, Zoé Wittock, Daphnée Beaulieux, Olivier Bonjour, Constance Gay, chose Retfærdighedens ryttere (Riders…

The winners of the Méliès d’argent at Imagine Film Festival 2021

Censor and History of the Occult Win at Imagine On the closing night of the 37th Imagine Film Festival, the festival presented its awards. The Black Tulip Award was for the Argentinian History of the Occult. The Méliès d’argent for best European film went to Censor (feature film) and Heart of Gold (short film). The…

Bifff Méliès 2021 selection

The Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival will go 100% Online, April 6-18. If you’re in Belgium, discover, watch & enjoy the BIFFF 2021 selection from the comfort of your home! 48 movies and 63 shorts are ready to be devoured from 6 till 18 April. Put some BIFFF spirit on your couch and press Play…

Imagine Méliès 2021 selection

The Méliès d’Argent is the prize for the best European fantastic film. The prize is presented on behalf of the Méliès International Festivals Federation, of which Imagine is a member. MIFF is committed to promoting European fantastic film, and the winner of the Méliès d’Argent in Amsterdam competes with the winners of other festivals for the Méliès d’or for…

Méliès 2020 Candidate for Blood Window

Méliès International Festivals Federation awarded the best Latin American film in the Blood Window Screenings section. Blood Window is a unique business platform for filmmakers specialized in Horror & Genre-films from Latin America. The event includes a showcase of films in post-production and in Market Premiere status, round tables and conferences. In addition, a selection…

Melies d’argent winner at the Splat!FilmFest 2020

SPLAT! FILM FEST International Fantastic Film Festival announced the winner of the Méliès d’argent competition. Six European short films selected by Splat! FilmFest took part in the competition: AD LIB, I LAUGHTER GOD, IMAGO, DARK, SYNCHRONIZATION, LIFE IN DELIGHTS. The festival audience voted for the best film online. Melies d’argent winner at the Splat!FilmFest 2020ŻYCIE…

Announcement of the 2021 Méliès d’argent winners at Lund Fantastic Film Festival

Méliès d’argent winners at LUND Fantastik 2020

Announcement of the 2020 Méliès d’argent winners at Lund Fantastic Film Festival Lund Fantastic Film Festival team is happy to present the 2020 winners of the Méliès d’argent in Lund. The films were selected by jury: Jakob Åsell, Johanna Holmin and Hussain Currimbhoy.   The Méliès d’argent feature film goes to: TEDDY The Méliès d’argent…

Melies d’argent winner at the Molins de Rei Horror Film Festival 2020

The Méliès d’Argent Award fro the Best European Short Film at the Molins de Rei Horror Film Festival 2020 goes to:Nunca te dejé sola (Spain) by Mireia Noguera. Synopsis Claudia, a teenager who has always felt a strange aversion towards her mother, accompanies her to clean up their old family home, where they spent their…

Melies d’argent winner at the San Sebastian Horror Festival 2020

2020.11.05 The film Benny Loves You (Karl Holt; UK, 2020) has won the Audience Award to the Best Feature Film at the 31st San Sebastian Horror and Fantasy Film Festival, that finishes tonight with the screening of Mandibules (2019). MÉLIÈS D’ARGENT AWARD TO THE BEST EUROPEAN FANTASTIC SHORT FILMA Stranger from the Past (2020). Jan Verdijk. The Netherlands For the ability of its…

Melies d’argent winners at the Trieste Science+Fiction Festival 2020

3 November 2020, Trieste, Italy Méliès d’argent Award – Feature film The competition is organized in collaboration with the Méliès International Festivals Federation (MIFF) and the award goes to the best European feature-length film of the fantastic genre. The winner of the competition has been chosen by an international jury of world renowned film professionals…

Trieste Science+Fiction Festival Méliès selection 2020

Trieste Science+Fiction Festival presents the Méliès d’argent feature films competition 2020 The competition is organized in collaboration with the Méliès International Festivals Federation (MIFF) and is reserved to European fantastic feature films. The prize is awarded by an international jury composed of cinema professionals (Pino Donaggio, music composer; Sabrina Baracetti, president of Udine Far East…

Announcement of the 2021 Méliès d’argent winners at Lund Fantastic Film Festival

Méliès d’argent winners at Strasbourg 2020

We are pleased to announce that the Strasbourg Festival has selected the following winners to compete in the Méliès d’Or competition organised by the Méliès International Festivals Federation (MIFF): The Méliès d’Argent for feature 2020 film was awarded to La Nuée by Just Philippot (France). The Méliès d’Argent for short film went to Canyon by Martin Scali  (France). Both films will…

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Méliès d’argent winners at MOTEL X 2020

The winners of Lisbon’s International Horror Film Festival 2020 September 14, 2020 – Last night, the 14th MOTELX awards were presented in Lisbon. Here is the Méliès Federation report. The winners of MOTELX Lisbon’s International Horror Film Festival have been announced. In an atypical and challenging year, the public returned in force to MOTELX, which…

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Méliès d’argent winners at Imagine Film Festival 2020

The 36th Imagine Film Festival 2020 winners!​ September 7, 2020 – Last night, the the 36th Imagine Film Festival awards were presented in Amsterdam. Here is the Méliès Federation report.   The Black Tulip Award @ Imagine Film Festival     The Méliès d’argent for the best European feature film @ Imagine Film Festival The…

Melies d’argent winners at the Trieste Science+Fiction Festival 2020

3 November 2019, Trieste, Italy Méliès d’argent Award – Feature Films The competition, which is organized in collaboration with the Méliès International Festivals Federation (MIFF), awards the best European fantastic feature film. The prize is awarded by an international jury composed of cinema professional and also counts as a nomination to take part in the…

The winners of the Méliès d’or 2019

Sitges presented the Méliès d’Or Awards with newly elected award winner ‘In Fabric’ by Peter Strickland, ‘Wild’ by Jan Verdijk, and director and actress Asia Argento for the Career Méliès. Once again, the Sitges – International Fantastic Film Festival of Catalonia welcomes the Méliès d’or awards ceremony, presented by the Méliès International Festivals Federation network…

2019 SAN SEBASTIAN MELIES SELECTIONS

San Sebastian Horror and Fantasy Film Festival reveals the 2019 official selection for the Méliès d’argent shorts competition: Bad Hair / Karv (2019)  Oskar Lehemaa. Estonia. 14 min The Burden / Het Juk (2019) Nico van den Brink. Netherlands. 17 min. Jupiter (2019)  Benjamin Pfohl. Germany. 13 min The Spectacle / Het Spektakel (2018) Ivo Neefjes….

2019 LUND MELIES SELECTIONS

Lund Fantastic Film Festival reveals the 2019 official selection for the Méliès d’argent feature competition: Boyz in the Wood (Ninian Doff – UK Here Comes Hell (Jack McHenry – UK) His Master’s Voice (György Pálfi – Hungary) Monument (Jagoda Szelc – Poland) Werewolf (Adrian Panek – Poland) Why Don’t You Just Die (Kirill Sokolov – Russia)   The Méliès d’argent nominees of…

2019 MOTELX MELIES SELECTIONS

The MOTELX Festival Internacional de Cinema de Terror de Lisboa official selection for the Méliès d’argent feature competition is: All the Gods in the Sky by Quarxx (França | France, 2018)  Extra Ordinary by Mike Ahern, Enda Loughman (Irlanda, Bélgica | Ireland, Belgium, 2019)  Faz-Me Companhiaby  Gonçalo Almeida ( Portugal | Portugal, 2019)  Finale Sørenby  Juul Petersen…

2019 STRASBOURG EUROPEAN FANTASTIC FILM FESTIVAL MELIES SELECTION

Finally revealed the Méliès’ lineup of the Strasbourg European Fantastic Film Festival:   SILVER MELIES FOR BEST EUROPEAN FEATURE FILM     – The Hole in the Ground directed by Lee Cronin / Irelrand / 2019   – Ko-Ko Di Ko-Ko Da directed by Johannes Nyholm / Sweden, Denmark / 2019   – Little Joe directed by Jessica Hausner…

Melies d’argent winners at Grossmann 2019

MÉLIÈS D’ARGENT, the European Fantastic Film Festivals Federation award for best European fantastic short film goes to:  HOPES Spain; 2019 Directed by: Raúl Monge Jury: festival director Mikko Aromaa, director Julian Richards, director Michael Panduro Jury Statement: The winning film manages to subvert expectations and play around with genre in an engaging and original way, while…

2019 GROSSMANN MELIES SELECTION

15th Grossmann Fantastic Film and Wine Festival Méliès 2019 Selection for the Best European Fantastic Short Film Competition   2050 Rusija / Russia; 2019; 4 min; v ruščini s slovenskimi in angleškimi podnapisi / Russian language with Slovenian and English subtitles Režija / Directed by: Alexandra Lupashko Igrajo / Cast: Eugeniy  Kulik, Vadim Medvedev, Vladimir…

Melies d’argent winners at Neuchâtel 2019

SILVER MÉLIÈS FOR BEST EUROPEAN FANTASTIC FEATURE FILM: ABOU LEILA – Amin Sidi-Boumédiène, Algeria/France/Qatar Algeria, 1994. S. and Lotfi, two childhood friends, cross the desert in search of Abu Leila, a dangerous terrorist. SILVER MÉLIÈS FOR BEST FANTASTIC EUROPEAN SHORT FILM: DISPERSION – Basile Vuillemin, CH Prod: Basile Vuillemin (CH), KinoGeneva (CH) A man uses…

2019 NEUCHÂTEL MELIES SELECTION

SILVER MELIES FOR BEST EUROPEAN FEATURE FILM ABOU LEILA Amin Sidi-Boumédiène Algeria/France/Qatar, 2019, 140’ ACHOURA Talal Selhami France/Morocco, 2018, 100’ DAS HÖLLENTOR VON ZÜRICH Cyrill Oberholzer, Switzer- land, 2018, 93’ DOGS DON’T WEAR PANTS Jukka-Pekka Valkepää Finland/Latvia, 2019, 105’ EXTRA ORDINARY Mike Ahern & Enda Lougham Ireland/Belgium, 2019, 94’ HIS MASTER’S VOICE György Pálfi Hungary/Canada,…

NIFFF 2019: THE 19TH EDITION

NIFFF – Press release, 20.06.2019 NIFFF 2019: THE 19TH EDITION AT THE CROSSROADS OF IMAGINATION The Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival (NIFFF) completely embraces the possibilities of alterity in its ambitious programme for the 19th edition, which will take place from July 5th to July 13th. The competition will champion the universality of imagination by…

2019 HOFF MELIES SELECTION

The films that will run for the Silver Méliès @ HÕFF are: BAD HAIR by Oskar Lehemaa (Estonia, 2019) 13′ BAILAORA by Rubin Stein (Spain, 2018) 15′ OSCAR’S BELL by Chris Cronin (UK, 2018) 12′ ROBOT WILL PROTECT YOU by Nicola Piovesan (Estonia, 2018) 11′ STRAWBERRY EATERS by Matthias Mälk (Estonia, 2018) 15′ THE BLIZZARD…

2019 IMAGINE MELIES SELECTION

The films that will compete for the Méliès d’argent at Imagine Film Festival are: FEATURE FILMS ALL THE GODS IN THE SKY  by Quarxx (France, 2018) ANIARA by Pella Kägerman, Hugo Lija (Sweden, Denmark, 2018) DOMESTIK by Adam Sedlak (Czech Republic, Slovakia, 2018) THE HOLE IN THE GROUND by Lee Cronin (Ireland, 2019) IN FABRIC…

2019 BIFFF MELIES SELECTIONS

The Nominees for the 37th BIFFF Méliès d’argent are: FEATURE FILMS 7 REASONS TO RUN AWAY FROM SOCIETY by Gerard Quinto, Esteve Soler & David Torras (Spain, 2019) ACHOURA by Talal Selhami (Morocco, France, 2019) FINALE by Soren Juul Petersen (Denmark, 2018) I’M BACK by Luca Miniero (Italy, 2018) IRON SKY 2 (THE COMING RACE)…

European Fantastic Film Festivals Federation welcomes two new members

The European Fantastic Film Festivals Federation (EFFFF) has the great pleasure of welcoming two festivals as new members. During the General Assembly in Sitges, the EFFFF unanimously decided to welcome the Maskoon Festival in Beirut, Lebanon as a supporting member and the Hard:Line festival in Regensburg, Germany as an adherent member. About Maskoon Now in…

Melies d’argent winners at Trieste 2018

Méliès d’argent Award – Feature Film MAN DIVIDED by Max Kestner (Denmark, Sweden, Finland 2017) Members of the Méliès d’argent jury are: journalist and film critic Enrico Magrelli, film teacher and critic Roy Menarini, journalist and writer Alessandro Mezzena Lona. Justification MAN DIVIDED, the first fiction film by respected documentary director Max Kestner, convinces for…

2018 TRIESTE SCIENCE+FICTION FESTIVAL – MELIES SELECTIONS

FEATURE FILMS AWAIT FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS by Johnny Kevorkian (UK, 2018) EDERLEZI RISING by Lazar Bodroža (Serbia, 2018) HIS MASTER’S VOICE by György Pálfy (Hungary, 2018) MAN DIVIDED BY Max Kestner (Denmark/Sweden/Finland, 2017) PERIPHERAL by Paul Hyett (UK, 2018) THE DARK by Justin P. Lange, Klemens Hufnagl (Austria, 2018) THE NIGHT EATS THE WORLD by Dominique…

2018 RAZOR REEL MELIES SELECTION

The following short films will run for the Silver Méliès at Razor Reel: A DOLL DISTORTED by Niall Shukla (UK, 2018) LA NORIA by Carlos Baena (Spain, 2018) MUIL by Jasper Vrancken (Belgium, 2018) THE ACCORDION GIRL by Anaïs Vachez (France, 2018) THE DARK ROOM by Morgane Segaert (France, 2018) THE DELIVERY by Steeve Calvo…

2018 MÉLIÈS D’OR WINNERS

CLIMAX, CLANKER AND DIRECTOR ÁLEX DE LA IGLESIA ARE AWARD WINNERS THIS YEAR This year the Sitges – International Fantastic Film Festival of Catalonia is hosting the ceremony to present the Méliès d’or Awards. Climax, the new film by Argentinean director Gaspar Noé, was selected in the feature film category, while Clanker Man, by Ben Steiner,…

Melies d’argent winners at Lund 2018

Silver Méliès for the best European film:  BLUE MY MIND by Lisa Brühlmann (Switzerland) Silver Méliès for the best European short film: MADRES DE LUNA by Alicia Albares (Spain) Members of the Silver Méliès jury are: Anna Lönn Franko (director, performance artist, screenwriter and film educator), Inga Ross (special effects artist), Henrik Henziger (director). Both…

2018 MOLINS DE REI MELIES SELECTION

The following short films will run for the Silver Méliès at Molins de Rei: 100% ORGANIC by Yoann Luis (France, 2017) BAGHEAD by Alberto Corredor (UK, 2017) CERDITA by Carlota Pereda (Spain, 2018) HAY ALGO EN LA OSCURIDAD by Fran Casanova (Spain, 2017) HELSINKI MANSPLAINING MASSACRE by Ilja Rautsi (Finland, 2018) INSIDIA by Paco Ruíz…

2018 ABERTOIR MELIES SELECTION

The following short films will run for the Silver Méliès at Abertoir: BAGHEAD by Alberto Corredor (UK, 2017) CARONTE by Luis Tinoco (Spain, 2017) CENTRIFUGADO by Mireia Noguera (Spain, 2017) CLEAN AS YOU LIKE by Theresa Varga (UK, 2018) HOME by Paul Gustavsen (Norway, 2018) LA NORIA by Carlos Baena (Spain, 2018) SKICKELSEN by Jonas…

2018 LUND FANTASTISK FILM FESTIVAL – MELIES SELECTIONS

MÉLIÈS D’ARGENT COMPETITION – FEATURE FILMS AWAIT FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS by Johnny Kevorkian (UK, 2018) BLUE MY MIND by Lisa Brühlmann (Switzerland, 2017) GUTLAND by Govinda Van Maele (Luxembourg/Belgium/Germany/France, 2017) KILLING GOD by Caye Casas, Albert Pintó (Spain/France, 2017) LUZ by Tilman Singer (Germany, 2018) TIERE by Greg Zglinski (Switzerland/Austria/Poland, 2018) MÉLIÈS D’ARGENT COMPETITION – SHORT…

2018 MOTELX MELIES SELECTIONS

FEATURE FILM MÉLIÈS D’ARGENT COMPETITION Anna and the Apocalypse (UK, 2017)  by John Mcphail Errementari: The Blacksmith and the Devil (Spain/France, 2017)  by Paul Urkijo Alijo Four Hands (Germany, 2017)  by Oliver Kienle Ghost Stories (UK, 2017) by Jeremy Dyson, Andy Nyman Hagazussa: a Heathen’s Curse (Germany/Austria, 2017) by Lukas Feigelfeld Inner Ghosts (Portugal/Brasil, 2018) by Paulo Leite…

Melies d’argent winners at Neuchâtel 2018

Silver Méliès for best European fantastic feature film CLIMAX – Gaspar Noé, FR World sales: Wild Bunch (FR) Distributor: Xenix Filmdistribution GmbH(CH)) Awarded by the Méliès Jury Joel Basman, Actor, Switzerland Marie-Christine Fontaine, Producer, France Olivier Müller, manager at Teleclub, Switzerland Silver Méliès for best fantastic European short film Nomination CREPUSCULE – Pauline Jeanbourquin, Switzerland…

2018 GROSSMANN MELIES SELECTION

Grossmann Fantastic Film and Wine MELIES  D’ARGENT COMPETITION ALL FOR GALACTUS Spain; 2017; 16 min Directed by: Jose Araujo, Rodrigo Lamoso AND THE DEVIL LAUGHS WITH ME France; 2017; 25 min Directed by: Rémy Barbe DARK NIGHT Russia; 2018; 8 min Directed by: Ivan Plechev INSIDE Spain; 2018; 6 min Directed by: Juan Rayos IT’S…

2018 NEUCHÂTEL MELIES SELECTIONS

FEATURE FILM MÉLIÈS D’ARGENT COMPETITION THE MAN WITH THE MAGIC BOX, by Bodo Kox, Poland/Italy, 2017, 105’ A YOUNG MAN WITH HIGH POTENTIAL, by Linus de Paoli, Germany, 2018, 85’ AMMORE E MALAVITA, by Marco & Antonio Manetti, Italy, 2017, 133’ BLUE MY MIND, by Lisa Brühlmann, Switzerland, 2017, 97’ CLIMAX, by Gaspar Noé, France,…

Melies d’argent winner at Haapsalu 2018

Haapsalu Horror and Fantasy Film Festival crowns Dark Room with  the Silver Méliès   Haapsalu Horror and Fantasy Film Festival aka HÕFF, which ended this Sunday awarded Morgane Segaert’s short film Dark Room with the Silver Méliès award. The jury, consisting of film director Deborah Haywood, actress Carlotta Moore and critic Steve Dollar, praised the film “for its compellingly crafted tale…

2018 HAAPSALU MELIES SELECTION

Insidia Spain, 2018, 17 mins, dir. Paco Ruiz The Pyrenees, 1883. Silo and his brother Bruno are escaping from a crowd of villagers when they begin a trip through the mountains. Tired of escaping every time that Bruno gets on troubles, Silo faces the dilema of changing their lifes forever. The Hour of Darkness Italy,…

2018 HOFF MELIES SELECTION

The 2018 Haapsalu Horror and Fantasy Film Festival selection:  Insidia Spain, 2018, 17 mins, dir. Paco Ruiz The Pyrenees, 1883. Silo and his brother Bruno are escaping from a crowd of villagers when they begin a trip through the mountains. Tired of escaping every time that Bruno gets on troubles, Silo faces the dilema of…

2018 BIFFF MELIES SELECTIONS

And the nominees for the 2018 BIFFF Meliés d’argent are:   Features Charismata by Andy Collier & Toor Mian (UK, 2017)   Cold Skin by Xavier Gens (Spain / France, 2017)   The Cured by David Frzyne (Ireland / UK / France, 2017)   Ederlezi Rising by Lazar Bodroza (Serbia 2018)   Errementari by Paul Urkijo Alijo  (Spain / France…

2018 IMAGINE MELIES SELECTIONS

The Méliès d’argent nominated films are : Features Animals (Tiere) – Greg Zgilinski – Switzerland, Austria Poland 2017 Compulsion (Compulsión) – Angel González – Spain 2017 The Cured – David Feyne – Ireland, UK, France 2017 Dhogs – Andrés Goteira – Spain 2017 Four Hands (Die Vierhändige) – Oliver Kienle – Germany 2017 Hagazussa: A Heathen’s…

2017 MÉLIÈS D’OR WINNERS

Norwegian mystery thriller Thelma wins the Méliès d’Or 2017     Trieste, 3 November, 2017     The European Fantastic Film Festivals Federation (EFFFF) is pleased to announce the winners of the 21st Méliès d’Or competition for European fantastic film.    The Méliès d’Or for feature film was awarded to Thelma by Joachim Trier (Norway).   The Méliès d’Or…

2017 MOLINS DE REI HORROR FILM FEST SELECTION

Molins de rei horror film fest selection  ELLOS (4’) Spain L’ORA DEL BUIO (11’55’’) Domenico De Feudis – Italy APRIETA PERO RARAMENTE AHOGA (14’) David Pérez Sañudo – Spain PETUL (15’52’’) Charles Cheval – France FILIPPA (4’45’’) Alexander Ronnberg – Sweden JULIETTE (6’37’’) Lora D’Addazio – Belgium 9 PASOS (7’04’’) Marisa Crespo Abril, Moisés Romera Pérez – Spain BLOOD SHED (13’18’’) James Moran…

2017 RAZOR REEL MELIES SELECTION

Here’s the Méliès d’Argent selection for this year’s Razor Reel Flanders Film Festival. CONTENDERS FOR THE RAZOR REEL MELIES D’ARGENT: Petul Directed by Charles Cheval – France – Horror – 15:52   Bye Bye Baby   Directed by Pablo S. Pastor – Spain – Horror – 15:06   The Day Mum Became A Monster   Directed by Josephine Hopkins – France – Fantasy, Horror,…

2017 FANCINE MALAGA SELECTION

FANICNE 2017 selection Cautionary Tales, dir. Chris Barrett and Luke Taylor / UK / 8min. / 2016 Downunder, dir. Fernando González / Spain / 15min. / 2017 Fierce, dir. Izu Troin / France / 15 min. / 2017 El andar del borracho, dir. Pol Armengol / Spain / 15min. / 2016 Overrun, dir.Pierre Ropars, Antonin…

2017 LUND MELIES SELECTIONS

Méliès d’Argent 2017 – the nominated films We are super proud to present to you this year’s nominees for the Méliès d’Argent award! Read about our jury here!   FEATURE FILMS Bakerman Dir: David Noel Bourke Country: Denmark   Habit Dir: Simeon Halligan Country: UK   Juleblod Dir: Reinert Kiil Country: Norway   Crone Wood Dir:…

Melies d’argent winners at Strasbourg 2017

Compétition internationale Jury : Joyce A. Nashawati, Vincent Lannoo et Billy O’Brien Octopus d’or : Double Date de Benjamin Barfoot, Royaume-Uni Méliès d’argent du meilleur long-métrage fantastique européen : Laissez bronzer les cadavres d’Hélène Cattet et Bruno Forzani, Belgique et France Mention spéciale du Jury : Terra e Luz (Earth and Light) de Renné França, Brésil Prix du public : Dave made a Maze de Bill Watterson, États-Unis…

Melies d’argent winners at Lisbon 2017

“Thursday Night” by Gonçalo Almeida was named as the big winner of the MOTELX Award for Best Portuguese Horror Short Film/Méliès d’Argent 2017. The jury – actress Maria João Bastos, musician Carlão and director Can Evrenol – decided to award this short film for its “story, direction, photography and actors”, adding that “it was a film that left a big impression,…

2017 MOTELX MELIES SELECTIONS

Feature Film Méliès d’Argent Competition Animals (Switzerland/Austria/Poland, 2017) Director: Greg Zglinski   Cold Hell (Germany/Austria, 2017) Director: Stefan Ruzowitzky   Kaleidoscope (United Kingdom, 2016) Director: Rupert Jones   Lake Bodom (Finland/Estonia, 2016) Director: Taneli Mustonen   The Limehouse Golem (UK, 2016) Director: Juan Carlos Medina   The Night Of The Virgin (Spain, 2016) Director: Roberto…

2017 STRASBOURG MELIES SELECTIONS

Feature film Méliès competition   Animals (Tiere), dir.Greg Zglinski / Germany, Switzerland   Dark Song, dir. Liam Gavin, Ireland   Double Date, dir. Benjamin Barfoot / UK   Jupiter’s Moon (Jupiter Holdja), dir. Kornel Mundruczo / Hungary   Kaleidoscope, dir. Rupert Jones / UK   The Killing of a Sacred Deer, dir. Yorgos Lanthimas /…

Melies d’argent winners at Neuchâtel 2017

Here are the winners of Méliès Competition at Neuchâtel  Feature awarded by the Méliès Jury:  Julien Sévéon, Journalist, France Markus Keuschnigg, Festival director, Austria Peter Ricq, Director, Canada EL BAR – Álex de la Iglesia, Spain World sales: Film Factory (ES) Short awarded by tha audience DIE BRÜCKE ÜBER DEN FLUSS – Jadwiga Kowalska, Switzerland Prod: Schweizer Radio…

2017 GROSSMANN MELIES SELECTION

Grossmann Fantastic Film and Wine MELIES  D’ARGENT COMPETITION   RASTLINJAK / THE GREENHOUSE / EL INVERNADERO Španija / Spain; 2016; 9 min; Ramón Alòs MARGAUX Francija / France; 2016; 17 min; Rémy Barbe, Joseph Bouquin, Josephine Hopkins iMEDIUM Španija / Spain; 2016; 7 min; Alfonso García Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eYdrvSVsfJ4 UNDER THE APPLE TREE Belgija, Nizozemska /…

2017 NIFFF MELIES SELECTIONS

Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival has announced its Méliès nominations for 2017.   Features STILLE RESERVEN, Valentin Hitz, Switzerland, Germany, Austria, 2016, 96’ REWIND, Pedro Joaquim, Switzerland, 2017, 79’ MON ANGE, Harry Cleven, Belgium, 2016, 80’ A DARK SONG, Liam Gavin, Ireland/UK, 2016, 100’ LE MANOIR, Tony D. Datis, France, 2017, 96’ HOSTILE, Mathieu Turi,…

Fantaspoa 2017 WInners

Fantaspoa 2017 has come to an end, with a total of 9,000 viewers in its screenings, workshops and parallel activities. The festival was presented by Petrobras and Brazil’s Ministry of Culture, with the sponsorship of Banrisul and Enerfin do Brasil. The festival presented 120 films (between shorts and features) and brought more than 65 guests…

Melies d’argent winner at Haapsalu 2017

This year the winner of the Silver Méliès was Fucking Bunnies (Finland, 2015) directed by Teemu Niukkanen. Two films were given special mentions, André Øvredal’s The Tunnel (Norway, 2016) and the animated film Dead Horses (Spain, 2016) by directors Marc Riba and Anna Solanas.   The jury consisted of Evan Katz (US), Nicola Piovesan (Italy) and Greta Varts (Estonia).

Melies d’argent winners at Bruxelles 2017

The European Jury composed by Khadija Leclere, Anne-Laure Guégan, Martin Vachiéry, Riton Liebman, Jean-Jacques Rausin and  chairman  Sylvain Goldberg has given the following prizes: Silver Meliès (Best European feature film): Small Town Killers (Ole Bornedal) Special Mention : Orbiter 9 (Hatem Khraiche Ruiz Zorilla)  Méliès d’Argent : (Best European short film) Siyah Cember (Hasan Can Dagli)

Melies d’argent winners at Trieste 2016

The Méliès d’argent Award for Best European Fantastic Feature Film went to Sum of Histories by Lukas Bossuyt. The Award was conferred by the Jury, whose members were screenwriter Isabella Aguilar, director Fabrizio Roy Bava and TV writer and documentarist Carlo Modesti Pauer, “for showing the compelling interlacement of the characters’ lives within the sci-fi classic trope of timeline…

Melies d’argent winners at Lund 2016

Let us present to you the winners of the Méliès d’Argent competition at Lund International Fantastic Film Festival 2016: The Feature film Méliès D’argent went to Dan Pringle film K-Shop with the jury’s motivation: A bizarre and deeply disturbing confrontation with a violent racist society, a story that keeps evolving, and with excellent and realistic acting from the…

Raw (Grave) by Julia Ducournau wins the Méliès d’or 2016

Raw (Grave) by Julia Ducournau wins the Méliès d’or 2016 L’oeil silencieux (The Frozen Eye) wins the Méliès d’or 2016 for short film Lund, October 29, 2016 The European Fantastic Film Festivals Federation (EFFFF) is pleased to announce the winners of the 20th Méliès d’or competition for European fantastic film. The Méliès d’or for feature…

MOTELx Melies dArgent line up

  The Bad Girl, Ricardo Machado – Portugal, 13′ Andlit, João Figueira – Portugal, 5′ Fane (Ermida), Vasco Esteves – Portugal, 8′ Gasoline (Gasolina), João Teixeira – Portugal, 15′ Insomnia (Insónia), Bernardo Lima – Portugal, 12′ The Isaiah Effect (O Efeito Isaías), Ramón De Los Santos – Portugal, 12′ Last Nazi Hunter 2, Carlos Silva…

2015 Melies Line up for Strasbourg

Feature films  The Bunker / Der Bunker, Germany  The Corpse of Anna Fritz / La Cadáver De Anna Fritz, Spain  The Hallow, UK, Ireland  The Lobster, Greece, Ireland  The Survivalist, UK  Sweet Home, Spain  The Wakhan Front / Ni le ciel ni la terre, France  When Animals Dream / Når Dyrene Drømmer, Denmark  Short films  Polaroid…

NIFFF announces Méliès selection

Feature selection Men & Chicken (Anders Thomas Jensen, Denmark/Germany, 2015) Tale of Tales (Matteo Garrone, Italy/France/UK, 2015) Bridgend (Jeppe Rønde, Denmark/UK, 2015) Der Polder (Julian M Grünthal & Samuel Schwarz, Switzerland, 2015)           Gaz de France (Benoit Forgeard, France, 2015) Homesick (Jakob Erwa, Germany/Austria, 2015) Lovemilla (Teemu Nikki, Finland, 2015) The Corpse of Anna (Fritz Hèctor Hernández Vicens, Spain, 2015)…

TRIESTE – SCIENCEPLUSFICTION WILL HOST THE 2015 MÉLIÈS D’OR!

Trieste festival runs from November 3 to 8 and this year’s special festivities will bring together luminaries of European genre cinema as well as directors and programmers of Europe’s most outstanding fantastic film festivals. The European Fantastic Film Festivals Federation is a tightly knit network of 22 film festivals from 16 countries, with a global…

EFM 2015

If you want to meet up with us and talk let us know we’ll be at EFM from February 5th.  You can contact Christian Hallman at christian (at) melies.org   

2014 Méliès d’Or Ceremony

The following feature films compete for the award: LET US PREY (Brian O’Malley, United Kingdom) Méliès d’Argent winner at Brussels Intl. Fantastic Film Festival (Belgium) THE STRANGE COLOR OF YOUR BODY’S TEARS (Hélène Cattet, Bruno Forzani, France/Belgium)  Méliès d’Argent winner at Trieste – Scienceplusfiction (Italy) CANNIBAL (Manuel Martin Cuenca, Spain/Romania) Méliès d’Argent winner at Strasbourg…

Alleluia wins Lund d’Argent!

The film is the last of the seven Méliès d’Argent winners, and now goes on to compete for the Méliés d’Or – Best European Fantastic Film 2014 which will be announced in Sitges during the opening ceremony on October 3rd.  Visit the Alleluia film page here Visit the official webiste of Alleluia here The short film Méliès d’Argent went…

Méliès d’Or 2013

Here is a list of the feature films and short films in competition for the 2013 Méliès d’Or – Best European Feature and Short Film. Feature films http://www.melies.org/mlis-competition/feature-film-mlis-dargent-winners Short films http://www.melies.org/mlis-competition/short-film-mlis-dargent Congratulations to all the Méliès d’Argent winners during the year, and good luck!

Strasbourg d’Argent Line up 2013!

Feature Film Méliès d’Argent Line up: APP by Bobby Boermans (The Netherlands, 2013) BORGMAN by Alex van Warmerdam (The Netherlands, 2013) DARK TOUCH by Marina de Van (France/Ireland/Sweden, 2013) FOR THOSE IN PERIL by Paul Wright (UK, 2013) IN FEAR by Jeremy Lovering (UK, 2012) LOVE ETERNAL by Brendan Muldowny (Ireland, 2013) THE RETURNED by…

Finnish Méliès d’Argent selection!

Feature film Méliès d’Argent BYZANTIUM (Neil Jordan, UK/Ireland) CAMILLE REWINDS (Noémie Lvosky, FR) THE DINOSOUR PROJECT (Sid Bennet, UK) EVIL (Peter Bebjak, Slovakia) FOR ELISE (Juanra Fernández, Spain) THE LAST DAYS (David & Àlex Pastor, Spain) THALE (Alexander Leines Nordaas, Norway) WHEN THE LIGHTS WENT OUT (Pat Holden, UK) Short film Méliès d’Argent ALEXIS (Alberto…

Portuguese short film Méliès d’Argent line up

Bilis Negra (Nuno Sá Pessoa, Portugal, 2013, 15′) O Coveiro (André Gil Mata, Portugal, 2013, 14′) Desespero (Rui Pilão, Portugal, 2013, 13′) Hair (João Seiça, Portugal/UK, 2012, 3′) A Herdade dos Defuntos (Patrick Mendes, Portugal, 2013, 10′) Longe do Éden (Carlos Amaral, Portugal, 2013, 15′) Monstro (Alex Barone, Portugal, 2013, 11′) Nico – A Revolta (Portugal, 2013, 8′), Paulo Araújo Sara (Miguel Ângelo, Fábio Freita, Portugal, 2012, 10′)

EFFFF Asian Award at PiFan 2013

The 2013 European Fantastic Film Festivals Asian Award goes to… “A seductive and beautifully crafted film that uses it’s concept of a mysterious death to construct a detailed world filled with grief, greed and human weakness. Featuring luscious and rich cinematography, vibrant music, an engaging story and strong believable characters, it’s a film that is…

NIFFF d’Argent Line up 2013

SHORT FILM MÉLIÈS d’ARGENT SELECTION: TRAINED (A. Jerjen, 2013, 15’) CAPTAIN VELVET METEOR (R. Wirz, 2012, 3’) THE CRONONAUT (D. Haupts, 2013, 14’) ENTRE ANGE ET DEMON (P. Forney, 2013, 8’) EFFORT (E. Berra, 2013, 5’) POCKET ROCKET (W. Feistle, 1994/2013, 9’) VICE OF MIND (A. Razvi, 2013, 9’) FEATURE FILM MÉLIÈS d’ARGENT SELECTION: DARK…

Cannes Winners!

PALME D’OR LA VIE D’ADÈLE – CHAPITRE 1 & 2 (Blue Is The Warmest Colour) directed by Abdellatif KECHICHE with Adèle EXARCHOPOULOS & Léa SEYDOUX GRAND PRIX INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS directed by Ethan COEN, Joel COEN BEST DIRECTOR Amat ESCALANTE for HELI JURY PRIZE SOSHITE CHICHI NI NARU (Like Father, Like Son / Tel Père, Tel Fils) directed by KORE-EDA Hirokazu…

The European Fantastic Film Festivals Federation launches online platform for European genre film!

The melies.org website covers the Méliès d’Or and Méliès d’Argent competitions of 22 prominent genre film festivals and houses a comprehensive database of innovative European genre cinema, thereby providing filmmakers, festivals, distributors, production companies and sales agents with a new resource tool. “The idea is to continue to build on this platform and create a…

Imagine d’Argent line up 2013

  Feature films competing for the Méliès d’Argent:   Byzantium  (Neil Jordan, Ireland/UK/USA, 2012) Earthbound (Alan Brennan, Ireland, 2012) Fin (Jorge Torregrossa, Spain 2012) Ghost Graduation (Javier Ruiz Caldera, Spain 2012) Grabbers (Jon Wright, Ireland 2012) Trance (Danny Boyle, UK 2013)   Short films competing for a Méliès d’Argent:   Alien Repair Guy (Øystein Moe &…

Brussels d’Argent line up

Feature film Méliès d’Argent line up: Community (Jason Ford, United Kingdom, 2012, 85 min) Earthbound (Alan Brennan, Ireland, 2012, 90 min) The End (Jorge Torregrossa, 2012, Spain, 90 min) Fairytale (Ascanio Malgarin & Christian Bisceglia, 2012, Italy, 90 min) A Fantastic Fear of Everything (Crispian Mills & Chris Hopewell, United Kingdom, 2012, 100 min) The Forest (Oscar Aibar, 2012, Spain, 98…