The winners of the Méliès d’or 2015 are…

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Austrian fantastic film Goodnight Mommy wins the Méliès d’or 2015

Trieste, November 6, 2015

The European Fantastic Film Festivals Federation (EFFFF) is pleased to announce the winners of the 19th Méliès d’or competition for European fantastic film. The Méliès d’or for feature film was awarded to Severine Fiala and Veronika Franz’s Goodnight Mommy (Austria). The Méliès d’or for short film went to Frédéric Doazan Supervenus (France). The Méliès jury was composed of Claudio Simonetti (president), Iris Martin-Peralta and Francisco Villa-Lobos.

The Méliès d’or ceremony took place on 6 November in Trieste, and was hosted by the Trieste Science+Fiction Festival. It marked the culmination of a unique cycle of ongoing competitions held by 16 members of the EFFFF in 11 European countries, during 2014/15. The winning films (see below) were awarded a Méliès d’argent and a nomination for the 19th Méliès d’or competition.

Founded in 1987, the EFFFF has become the world’s largest festival network with 22 film festivals from 16 countries and a global attendance of more than 450.000 visitors, making it a vital player in the promotion of European genre cinema, both in Europe and abroad. The goal of the EFFFF is to promote European fantastic film productions by enhancing their visibility and standing with both the public and industry. The Méliès competition was launched in 1996 to help achieve these goals and has been one of the principal activities of the Federation since that date.

The 8 nominees for Méliès d’or were:

Goodnight Mommy (Ich seh ich seh)

Veronika Franz, Severin Fiala / Austria

Méliès d’argent winner at Sitges – Festival Internacional de Cinema de Catalunya, 2014

Index Zero

Lorenzo Sportiello / Italy

Méliès d’argent winner at Trieste Science+Fiction Festival, 2014

Another Frontier (L’altra frontera)

André Cruz Shiraiwa / Spain

Méliès d’argent winner at the Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival, 2015

Liza, the Fox-Fairy (Liza, a rokatünder) 

Károly Ujj Mészáros / Hungary

Méliès d’argent winner at the Imagine Film Festival, 2015

Men and Chicken (Maend of Hons) 

Anders Thomas Jensen / Germany, Denmark

Méliès d’argent winner at the Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival, 2015

The Hallow

Corin Hardy / United Kingdom, Ireland

Méliès d’argent winner at the Strasbourg European Fantastic Film Festival, 2015

Nina Forever

Blaine Brothers (Ben and Chris) / United Kingdom

Méliès d’argent winner at the Lund Fantastik Film Festival, 2015

The Brand New Testament (Le tout nouveau testament)

Jaco Van Dormael / Belgium, France, Luxembourg

Méliès d’argent winner at Sitges – Festival Internacional de Cinema de Catalunya, 2015

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The 17 short-film nominees were:

Autumn Harvest

Fredrik S. Hana / Norway

Méliès d’argent winner at Sitges – Festival Internacional de Cinema de Catalunya in 2014

The Nostalgist

Giacomo Cimini / United Kingdom

Méliès d’argent winner at Trieste Science+Fiction Festival, 2014

Wind

Robert Löbel / Germany

Méliès d’argent winner at Fanomenon – Leeds International Film Festival, 2014

Supervenus

Frédéric Doazan / France

Méliès d’argent winner at the Court Metrange Festival, 2014

La maison de Poussière

Jean-Claude Rozec / France

Méliès d’argent winner at FanCine Málaga – Festival de Cine Fantástico, 2014

Ghost Train

Lee Cronin / Ireland, Finland

Méliès d’argent winner at the Molins de Rei Horror Film Festival, 2014

My Past Life

Sebastian Lindblad / Sweden

Méliès d’argent winner at the San Sebastian Horror & Fantasy Film Festival, 2014

Sinnside

Miguel Ángel Font Bisier / Spain

Méliès d’argent winner at the Razor Reel Flanders Film Festival, 2014

The Stomach

Ben Steiner / United Kingdom

Méliès d’argent winner at Abertoir Horror Festival, 2014

Dernière porte au sud

Sacha Feiner / France, Belgium

Méliès d’argent winner at the the Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival, 2015

A Blue Room

Tomasz Siwiński / France, Poland

Méliès d’argent winner at the Imagine Film Festival, 2015

The Salt of the Earth

Jonathan Desoindre / France

Méliès d’argent winner at the Haapsalu Horror & Fantasy Film Festival, 2015

Es War Finster Und Merkwürdig Still

Mirella Brunold and Nina Calderone / Switzerland

Méliès d’argent winner at the Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival, 2015

Detector

Floris Kingma / The Netherlands

Méliès d’argent winner at the Strasbourg European Fantastic Film Festival, 2015

Miami

Simão Cayatte / Portugal

Méliès d’argent winner at MOTELx – the Lisbon International Horror Film Festival, 2015

Loose Ends

Stéphane Everaert / Belgium

Méliès d’argent winner at the Grossmann Fantastic Film & Wine Festival, 2015

The Sinner

Gerlando Infuso / Belgium

Méliès d’argent winner at the Lund Fantastik Film Festival, 2015

For more information on:

The EFFFF and the Méliès competitions: www.melies.org

Trieste Science+Fiction Festival: www.sciencefictionfestival.org

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