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, from the 4th to 13th of June.

The Jury’s winner will advance to the final round of the Méliès d’or, European best fantasy film competition.

The films will be judged by a jury of Alan Ssali Hofmanis, producer at Uganda’s Wakaliwood, critic Kaspar Viilup, producer Helen Vinogradov and screenwriter Andris Feldmanis.

The monkey, Directors Xosé Zapata, Lorenzo Degl´Innocenti, Spain, 17:00

The Following Year, Director Miguel Campaña, Spain, 22:00

The killer in cursed water, Directors Laurent Ardoint, Stephane Duprat, France, 14:50

Aquaticans, Director Alice Barsby, France, 15:08

Cerberus, Director Kaspar Ainelo, Estonia, 19:20

Expectancy, Director Juho Fossi, Finland, 14:37

Hospital Dumpster Divers, Director Anders Elsrud Hultgreen, Norway / 25:00

Last year, Norwegian director Even Husby Grødahl won the Silver Méliès with horror comedy Downs of the Dead.

Henryk Johan Novod and Ra Ragnar Novod, who put together the program, characterised the selection as “captivating, curious and bizarre.”

In total 252 short films were submitted to the festival for consideration.

Read more about the movies here.