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The European Fantastic Films Federation annually awards a Méliès d’Or prize for the best European fantastic feature film and short film. An award which is renowned in Europe and abroad, the Méliès generates visibility for films, its producers and directors. It’s an award that stands for quality, creativity, and imagination.

The Méliès Awards, named after Georges Méliès, the great French pioneer of fantastic films and special effects and founder of the European cinematography, were created in 1995.

The Méliès  feature film cycle lasts about one year and is open to festivals with affiliated membership (one per country).

Each festival holds a competition for recently produced European genre films and its jury awards the winner a Méliès d’Argent. The Argent winner from each festival then go on to compete for the Méliès d’Or; the competition and awards ceremony are currently held at the last festival on the cycle calendar.

The Méliès cycle for short films works in the same way, except that it is optional and open to both affiliated and adherent members. Currently nearly all of the festivals hold the short film competition.

The first Méliès d’Or Ceremony was held by the Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival in 1996 and the prize was given to Alex de la Iglesia for The Day of the Beast (El Día de la Bestia).

Other winners since that landmark date have included Michael Winterbottom forCode 46 in 2004, Thomas Alfredson for Let the Right One In (Låt den Rätte Komma In), in 2008, Rodrigo Cortes for Buried in 2011 and Kristina Buozyte for Vanishing Waves (Aurora) in 2012.

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The 19th Méliès d’Or Ceremony will take place in TRIESTE – Scienceplusfiction Film Festival on November 6th 2015.

Méliès d’Or Awards

2014

Alleluia

Alleluia

Director: Fabrice Du WelzCountry: France, Belgium / Year: 2014 / Type: Feature /Duration: 95 mins / Festivals & AwardsSitges – Festival Internacional de Cinema de Catalunya / Feature Film Méliès d’Or, Lund International Fantastic Film Festival / Feature Film Méliès d’Argent

Manipulated by a loving and jealous husband, Gloria has run away with her daughter and started a new life far away from men and from the rest of the world. Impelled by her friend, Madeleine, she agrees to meet Michel through a dating site. The first… Read more »

2013

In the name of the son

In the name of the son (Au nom du fils)

Director: Vincent LannooCountry: France, Belgium / Year: 2012 / Type: Feature /Duration: 80 mins / Festivals & AwardsNeuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival / Feature Film Méliès d’Argent, Sitges – Festival Internacional de Cinema de Catalunya / Feature Film Méliès d’Or

Catholic fundamentalist Elizabeth doubts nothing, which is why her loss of faith is going to hurt. The comedy of the year. (NIFFF) Read more »

2012

Vanishing Waves

Vanishing Waves

Director: Kristina BuozyteCountry: Lithuania / Year: 2012 / Type: Feature / Duration: 124 mins / Festivals & AwardsLund International Fantastic Film Festival / Feature Film Méliès d’Argent, Sitges – Festival Internacional de Cinema de Catalunya / Feature Film Méliès d’Or

In a research facility at a hospital, an international group of scientists are testing a new method of looking into the minds of coma patients. Do they dream? About what? Can contact be made, somehow? (Source: LIFFF) Read more »

2011

The Last Circus

The Last Circus (Balada triste de trompeta)

Director: Álex de la IglesiaCountry: Spain, France / Year: 2010 / Type: Feature /Duration: 107 mins / Festivals & AwardsImagine Film Festival / Feature Film Méliès d’Argent, Sitges – Festival Internacional de Cinema de Catalunya / Feature Film Méliès d’Or

2010

Buried

Buried

Director: Rodrigo Cortés / Country: Spain, France / Year: 2010 / Type: Feature / Duration: 95 mins / Festivals & AwardsSitges – Festival Internacional de Cinema de Catalunya / Feature Film Méliès d’Or, Strasbourg European Fantastic Film Festival / Feature Film Méliès d’Argent

Paul is a U.S. truck driver working in Iraq. After an attack by a group of Iraqis he wakes to find he is buried alive inside a coffin. With only a lighter and a cell phone it’s a race against time to escape this claustrophobic death trap. Read more »

2009

Martyrs

Martyrs

Director: Pascal LaugierCountry: France / Year: 2008 / Type: Feature / Duration: 97 mins / Festivals & AwardsSitges – Festival Internacional de Cinema de Catalunya / Feature Film Méliès d’Argent, Sitges – Festival Internacional de Cinema de Catalunya / Feature Film Méliès d’Or

A young woman’s quest for revenge against the people who kidnapped and tormented her as a child leads her and a friend, who is also a victim of child abuse, on a terrifying journey into a living hell of depravity. (Source: IMDB) Read more »

2008

Let the Right One In

Let the Right One In

Director: Tomas AlfredsonCountry: Sweden / Year: 2008 / Type: Feature / Duration: 114 mins / Festivals & AwardsSitges – Festival Internacional de Cinema de Catalunya / Feature Film Méliès d’Or, Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival / Feature Film Méliès d’Argent

Eli is 12 years old. She’s been 12 for over 200 years and, she just moved in next door. (Source: IMDB) Read more »

2007

Princess

Princess

Director: Anders MorgenthalerCountry: Germany, Denmark / Year: 2006 / Type: Feature / Duration: 90 mins / Festivals & AwardsSitges – Festival Internacional de Cinema de Catalunya / Feature Film Méliès d’Argent, Lund International Fantastic Film Festival / Feature Film Méliès d’Or

2006

Adam's Apples

Adam’s Apples

Director: Anders Thomas JensenCountry: Germany, Denmark / Year: 2005 / Type: Feature / Duration: 94 mins / Festivals & AwardsBrussels International Fantastic Film Festival / Feature Film Méliès d’Argent, Espoo Ciné International Film Festival / Feature Film Méliès d’Or

A neo-nazi sentenced to community service at a church clashes with the blindly devotional priest. (Source: IMDB) Read more »

2004

Code 46

Code 46

Director: Michael Winterbottom / Country: United Kingdom / Year: 2003 / Type: Feature /Duration: 93 mins / Festivals & AwardsSitges – Festival Internacional de Cinema de Catalunya / Feature Film Méliès d’Argent, Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival / Feature Film Méliès d’Or

A futuristic ‘Brief Encounter’, a love story in which the romance is doomed by genetic incompatibility. (Source: IMDB) Read more »

2003

The Green Butchers

The Green Butchers

Director: Anders Thomas Jensen / Country: Denmark / Year: 2003 / Type: Feature /Duration: 100 mins / Festivals & AwardsBrussels International Fantastic Film Festival / Feature Film Méliès d’Argent, Imagine Film Festival / Feature Film Méliès d’Or

Svend and Bjarne work for a butcher in a small Danish town. Fed up with their boss’ arrogance, they decide to start their own butcher shop. After dismal beginnings, an unfortunate accident happens which coincides with a large order of meat. One hasty…Read more »

2002

Fausto 5.0

Fausto 5.0

Director: Àlex Ollé, Isidro Ortiz, Carlus PadrissaCountry: Spain / Year: 2001 / Type: Feature / Duration: 93 mins / Festivals & AwardsEspoo Ciné International Film Festival / Feature Film Méliès d’Argent, Cinénygma Luxembourg International Film Festival / Feature Film Méliès d’Or

2001

Thomas in Love

Thomas in Love

Director: Pierre-Paul RendersCountry: France, Belgium / Year: 2000 / Type: Feature /Duration: 97 mins / Festivals & AwardsEspoo Ciné International Film Festival / Feature Film Méliès d’Argent, Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival / Feature Film Méliès d’Or

2000

Possessed

Possessed

Director: Anders Rønnow KlarlundCountry: Denmark / Year: 1999 / Type: Feature /Duration: 99 mins / Festivals & AwardsBrussels International Fantastic Film Festival / Feature Film Méliès d’Argent, Fantasporto – Oporto International Film Festival / Feature Film Méliès d’Or

1999

The Nameless

The Nameless (Los sin nombre)

Director: Juame BalagueróCountry: Spain / Year: 1999 / Type: Feature / Festivals & AwardsSitges – Festival Internacional de Cinema de Catalunya / Feature Film Méliès d’Argent, Sitges – Festival Internacional de Cinema de Catalunya / Feature Film Méliès d’Or

Five years after a young girl was murdered when her mother seemed to have started to recover, a phone call once again shatters her life: “Mummy, it’s me… come and get me”. Helped by an ex-policeman and a reporter who is expert in the supernatural,…Read more »

1998

Photographing Fairies

Photographing Fairies

Director: Nick WillingCountry: England / Year: 1997 / Type: Feature / Duration: 106 mins / Festivals & AwardsFantasporto – Oporto International Film Festival / Feature Film Méliès d’Argent, Fantafestival / Feature Film Méliès d’Or

Photographer Charles Castle is numbed with grief following the death of his beautiful bride. He goes off to war, working in the trenches as a photographer. Following the war and still in grief Charles is given some photographs purporting to be of… Read more »

1997

Tren de sombras

Tren de sombras

Director: José Luis Guerín / Country: Spain / Year: 1997 / Type: Feature / Duration: 88 mins / Festivals & AwardsSitges – Festival Internacional de Cinema de Catalunya / Feature Film Méliès d’Argent, Fantasporto – Oporto International Film Festival / Feature Film Méliès d’Or

A silent homage to the origins of cinema, recreating the apparent disappearance of a French photographer in the 1920s. Experimental. (Source: IMDB) Read more »

1996

The Day of the Beast

The Day of the Beast (El dia de la bestia)

Director: Alex de la Iglesia / Country: Spain / Year: 1995 / Type: Feature / Duration: 103 mins / Festivals & AwardsBrussels International Fantastic Film Festival / Feature Film Méliès d’Or, Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival / Feature Film Méliès d’Argent

A basque priest finds by means of a cabalistic study of the bible that the anti-christ is going to be born on Christmas day in Madrid. Helped by a heavy-metal fan and by the showman of a TV esoteric program, he will try to invoke the devil to find out… Read more »

Méliès d’Argent Awards

2015

Goodnight Mommy

Goodnight Mommy

Director: Veronika Franz, Severin FialaCountry: Austria / Year: 2014 / Type: Feature /Festivals & AwardsSitges – Festival Internacional de Cinema de Catalunya / Feature Film Méliès d’Argent

In the heat of the summer. A lonesome house in the countryside between woods and corn fields. Nine-year-old twin brothers are waiting for their mother. When she comes home, bandaged after cosmetic surgery, nothing is like before. The children start to…Read more »

Index Zero

Index Zero

Director: Lorenzo SportielloCountry: United Kingdom, Italy / Year: 2014 / Type: Feature / Duration: 90 mins / Festivals & AwardsScienceplusFiction – Trieste International Science Fiction Film Festival / Feature Film Méliès d’Argent

2035, United States of Europe. Some humans are not sustainable anymore. (Source: IMDB) Read more »

Liza, the Fox-Fairy

Liza, the Fox-Fairy

Director: Károly Ujj MészárosCountry: Hungary / Year: 2015 / Type: Feature / Duration: 98 mins / Festivals & AwardsImagine Film Festival / Feature Film Méliès d’Argent

Liza’s a nurse, seeking love. Her only company is a long-dead Japanese pop star, who turns her into a fox-fairy out of jealousy. Now, every men who desires Liza shall die horribly. Can she overcome the curse? (Source: IMDB) Read more »

Another Frontier

Another Frontier

Director: André Cruz ShiraiwaCountry: Spain / Year: 2014 / Type: Feature / Duration: 95 mins / Festivals & AwardsBrussels International Fantastic Film Festival / Feature Film Méliès d’Argent
Men & Chicken

Men & Chicken

Director: Anders Thomas JensenCountry: Germany, Denmark / Year: 2014 / Type: Feature / Duration: 104 / Festivals & AwardsNeuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival / Feature Film Méliès d’Argent

Men and Chicken is a black comedy about two outcast brothers, who by getting to know their unknown family also discover a horrible truth about themselves and their relatives. Read more »

2014

Enemy

Enemy

Director: Denis VilleneuveCountry: Spain, Canada / Year: 2013 / Type: Feature /Duration: 95 mins / Festivals & AwardsSitges – Festival Internacional de Cinema de Catalunya / Feature Film Méliès d’Argent

Adam is an apathetic history teacher who, while watching a movie, discovers Anthony, an actor who looks exactly like him. These two identical men’s encounter will completely change their lives. Based on The Double by José Saramago, Enemy stars a Jake… Read more »

The Strange Color of Your Body's Tears

The Strange Color of Your Body’s Tears

Director: Hélène Cattet, Bruno ForzaniCountry: France, Belgium, Luxembourg / Year: 2013 / Type: Feature / Duration: 102 mins / Festivals & AwardsScienceplusFiction – Trieste International Science Fiction Film Festival / Feature Film Méliès d’Argent

A woman disappears. Her husband investigates the strange circumstances surrounding her disappearance. Has she left him? Is she dead? As he proceeds with his inquiries, his apartment becomes more and more of an abyss which seems to have no way out… Read more »

Let us Prey

Let us Prey

Director: Brian O’MalleyCountry: United Kingdom, Ireland / Year: 2014 / Type: Feature /Festivals & AwardsBrussels International Fantastic Film Festival / Feature Film Méliès d’Argent

Rachel Heggie, a tough female cop from the big city is transferred to a small village in the Irish countryside. To show the stuff she’s made of, she arrests the only criminal in the region and puts him in a cell for the night. But that’s not the end of… Read more »

Der Samurai

Der Samurai

Director: Till KleinertCountry: Germany / Year: 2014 / Type: Feature / Duration: 75 /Festivals & AwardsImagine Film Festival / Feature Film Méliès d’Argent

Jakob is a policeman in a village on the German/Polish border. One day an oblong package arrives at the station, and Jakob takes it home. That night he receives a phone call from someone who claims that the package belongs to him. At the address the… Read more »

Blind

Blind

Director: Eskil VogtCountry: Norway / Year: 2014 / Type: Feature / Duration: 96 mins /Festivals & AwardsNeuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival / Feature Film Méliès d’Argent

Having recently lost her sight, Ingrid locks herself up in her apartment, where her fears and fantasies slowly take over. (Source: NIFFF) Read more »

Cannibal

Cannibal

Director: Manuel Martin CuencaCountry: Spain, Romania / Year: 2013 / Type: Feature /Duration: 117 mins / Festivals & AwardsStrasbourg European Fantastic Film Festival / Feature Film Méliès d’Argent

Carlos tailors suits for the Granada elite and butchers women with the same precision. He’s a cannibal and his meals are as solitary as his orderly life devoid of remorse. Then the twin of one of his victims truns up and, like a ghostly double, offers… Read more »

Alleluia

Alleluia

Director: Fabrice Du Welz / Country: France, Belgium / Year: 2014 / Type: Feature /Duration: 95 mins / Festivals & AwardsSitges – Festival Internacional de Cinema de Catalunya / Feature Film Méliès d’Or, Lund International Fantastic Film Festival / Feature Film Méliès d’Argent

Manipulated by a loving and jealous husband, Gloria has run away with her daughter and started a new life far away from men and from the rest of the world. Impelled by her friend, Madeleine, she agrees to meet Michel through a dating site. The first… Read more »

2013

Holy Motors

Holy Motors

Director: Leos CaraxCountry: France / Year: 2012 / Type: Feature / Duration: 115 mins /Festivals & AwardsSitges – Festival Internacional de Cinema de Catalunya / Feature Film Méliès d’Argent

From dawn to dusk, a few hours in the life of Monsieur Oscar, a shadowy character who journeys from one life to the next. He is, in turn, captain of industry, assassin, beggar, monster, family man… He seems to be playing roles, plunging headlong into… Read more »

May I Kill U?

May I Kill U?

Director: Stuart UrbanCountry: England / Year: 2012 / Type: Feature / Duration: 87 mins / Festivals & AwardsBrussels International Fantastic Film Festival / Feature Film Méliès d’Argent

Baz is one of Britain’s new breed of police, a cycle cop. Although he appears to be a figure of fun, a freak accident turns him into a psychopath. As riots break out in London, a head injury changes Baz from an everyday police officer into a mad… Read more »

The End

The End

Director: Jorge TorregrossaCountry: Spain / Year: 2012 / Type: Feature / Duration: 90 mins / Festivals & AwardsImagine Film Festival / Feature Film Méliès d’Argent

A group of old friends gets together for a weekend in a mountain cabin. Years have gone by and yet nothing seems to have changed between them. But lurking behind the laughter and stories is a murky episode from the past that continues to haunt them. A… Read more »

Eddie the Sleepwalking Cannibal

Eddie the Sleepwalking Cannibal

Director: Boris RodriguezCountry: Denmark, Canada / Year: 2012 / Type: Feature /Duration: 90 mins / Festivals & AwardsFanomenon – Leeds International Film Festival / Feature Film Méliès d’Argent

A painter struggling for inspiration finds an unexpected muse after he accepts a teaching position in a small town and becomes the caregiver to Eddie, a seemingly docile art student with a rare sleepwalking condition. Read more »

Thale

Thale

Director: Aleksander NordaasCountry: Norway / Year: 2012 / Type: Feature / Duration: 78 mins / Festivals & AwardsEspoo Ciné International Film Festival / Feature Film Méliès d’Argent

Based on Norwegian folklore, Thale takes its cue from a mythical creature called a huldra, female in appearance in all respects, with the addition of a long tail. Written, directed, photographed, and edited by Aleksander Nordaas, Thale falls somewhere… Read more »

Borgman

Borgman

Director: Alex van WarmerdamCountry: The Netherlands / Year: 2013 / Type: Feature /Duration: 113 mins / Festivals & AwardsStrasbourg European Fantastic Film Festival / Feature Film Méliès d’Argent

BORGMAN is the central character in Alex van Warmerdam’s dark, malevolent fable. Is he a dream or a demon, a twisted allegory or an all-too-real embodiment of our fears?  BORGMAN is a sinister arrival in the sealed-off streets of modern suburbia. His… Read more »

Stalled

Stalled

Director: Christian JamesCountry: England / Year: 2013 / Type: Feature / Duration: 80 mins / Festivals & AwardsLund International Fantastic Film Festival / Feature Film Méliès d’Argent

Where would you hide during a zombie apocalypse? The down-on-his-luck janitor W.C was never invited to the company Christmas party and instead gets to spend Christmas Eve switching light bulbs in the ladies room. But the celebrations get even crazier…Read more »

Cockneys Vs. Zombies

Cockneys Vs. Zombies

Director: Matthias HoeneCountry: England / Year: 2012 / Type: Feature / Duration: 85 mins / Festivals & AwardsScienceplusFiction – Trieste International Science Fiction Film Festival / Feature Film Méliès d’Argent

This British movie is about a group of inept criminals who decide to rob a bank so they can save their grandfather’s retirement home from being demolished by developers. Meanwhile on another building site some workers dig up an old graveyard and they…Read more »

In the name of the son

In the name of the son

Director: Vincent LannooCountry: France, Belgium / Year: 2012 / Type: Feature /Duration: 80 mins / Festivals & AwardsNeuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival / Feature Film Méliès d’Argent, Sitges – Festival Internacional de Cinema de Catalunya / Feature Film Méliès d’Or

Catholic fundamentalist Elizabeth doubts nothing, which is why her loss of faith is going to hurt. The comedy of the year. (NIFFF) Read more »

2012

Citadel

Citadel

Director: Ciaran FoyCountry: United Kingdom, Ireland / Year: 2012 / Type: Feature /Duration: 84 mins / Festivals & AwardsNeuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival / Feature Film Méliès d’Argent

An agoraphobic father teams up with a renegade priest to save his daughter from the clutches of a gang of twisted feral children who committed an act of violence against his family years earlier. (Source: IMDB) Read more »

Iron Sky

Iron Sky

Director: Timo VuorensolaCountry: Germany, Finland, Australia, USA / Year: 2012 /Type: Feature / Duration: 93 mins / Festivals & AwardsBrussels International Fantastic Film Festival / Feature Film Méliès d’Argent

In the last moments of World War II, a secret Nazi space program evaded destruction by fleeing to the Dark Side of the Moon. During 70 years of utter secrecy, the Nazis construct a gigantic space fortress with a massive armada of flying saucers…. Read more »

Kill List

Kill List

Director: Ben WheatleyCountry: United Kingdom / Year: 2011 / Type: Feature /Duration: 95 mins / Festivals & AwardsSitges – Festival Internacional de Cinema de Catalunya / Feature Film Méliès d’Argent

Nearly a year after a botched job, a hitman takes a new assignment with the promise of a big payoff for three killings. What starts off as an easy task soon unravels, sending the killer into the heart of darkness. (Source: IMDB) Read more »

Livid

Livid

Director: Alexandre Bustillo & Julien MauryCountry: France / Year: 2011 / Type: Feature / Duration: 88 mins / Festivals & AwardsEspoo Ciné International Film Festival / Feature Film Méliès d’Argent

“It’s young Lucy’s first day as a trainee in-house caregiver. She visits Mrs Jessel, an old woman who lies in cerebral coma, by herself, in her large desolate house. Learning by accident that Mrs Jessel, a former dance teacher of repute, supposedly… Read more »

Painless

Painless

Director: Juan Carlos MedinaCountry: Spain, France, Portugal / Year: 2012 / Type: Feature / Duration: 100 mins / Festivals & AwardsStrasbourg European Fantastic Film Festival / Feature Film Méliès d’Argent

Set in Catalonia, Painless weaves two stories: in one, starting during the Spanish Civil War and running through to the ’60s, an asylum attempts to rehabilitate children who feel no pain, by teaching them physical suffering. In the second, in the… Read more »

Sleep Tight

Sleep Tight

Director: Juame BalagueróCountry: Spain / Year: 2011 / Type: Feature / Duration: 102 mins / Festivals & AwardsImagine Film Festival / Feature Film Méliès d’Argent

You wake day after day to the comfort and security of your home. But how safe is it really? (Source: IMDB) Read more »

The Arrival of Wang

The Arrival of Wang

Director: Antonio Manetti, Marco ManettiCountry: Italy / Year: 2011 / Type: Feature /Duration: 80 mins / Festivals & AwardsScienceplusFiction – Trieste International Science Fiction Film Festival / Feature Film Méliès d’Argent

Gaia (Francesca Cuttica) is an Italian interpreter who’s persuaded by a shady government agent (Ennio Fantastichini) to translate a top-secret examination of an enigmatic gentleman known only as Mr. Wang. (Source: cine-vue) Read more »

The Divide

The Divide

Director: Xavier GensCountry: Germany / Year: 2011 / Type: Feature / Duration: 112 mins / Festivals & AwardsFanomenon – Leeds International Film Festival / Feature Film Méliès d’Argent

Survivors of a nuclear attack are grouped together for days in the basement of their apartment building, where fear and dwindling supplies wear away at their dynamic. (Source: IMDB) Read more »

Vanishing Waves

Vanishing Waves

Director: Kristina BuozyteCountry: Lithuania / Year: 2012 / Type: Feature / Duration: 124 mins / Festivals & AwardsLund International Fantastic Film Festival / Feature Film Méliès d’Argent, Sitges – Festival Internacional de Cinema de Catalunya / Feature Film Méliès d’Or

In a research facility at a hospital, an international group of scientists are testing a new method of looking into the minds of coma patients. Do they dream? About what? Can contact be made, somehow? (Source: LIFFF) Read more »

2011

Hideaways

Hideaways

Director: Agnès MerletCountry: France / Year: 2011 / Type: Feature / Duration: 88 mins / Festivals & AwardsStrasbourg European Fantastic Film Festival / Feature Film Méliès d’Argent

James Furlong, motherless, discovered an extraordinary gift to an accident causing the death of his father and his grandmother. Shocked by the mysterious power he has discovered, James is isolated in a forest to avoid hurting his family and decides to…Read more »

Transfer

Transfer

Director: Damir LukacevicCountry: Germany / Year: 2010 / Type: Feature / Duration: 93 mins / Festivals & AwardsBrussels International Fantastic Film Festival / Feature Film Méliès d’Argent
Kidnapped

Kidnapped

Director: Miguel Ángel VivasCountry: Spain / Year: 2010 / Type: Feature / Duration: 85 mins / Festivals & AwardsEspoo Ciné International Film Festival / Feature Film Méliès d’Argent

Three hooded Eastern-European criminals burst into a home in a Madrid gated community, holding the family hostage in its own home, and forcing the father to empty his credit cards. (Source: IMDB) Read more »

The Last Employee

The Last Employee

Director: Alexander AdolphCountry: Germany / Year: 2010 / Type: Feature / Duration: 85 mins / Festivals & AwardsFanomenon – Leeds International Film Festival / Feature Film Méliès d’Argent

Laywer David Bottcher, (Christian Berkel) after a year long absence has been hired by a new firm, to act as its liquidator, as the company is deemed unprofitable. After being out of work a year himself, this is not something he takes lightly, and… Read more »

Attack the Block

Attack the Block

Director: Joe CornishCountry: France, England / Year: 2011 / Type: Feature / Duration: 88 mins / Festivals & AwardsLund International Fantastic Film Festival / Feature Film Méliès d’Argent

A teen gang in South London defend their block from an alien invasion. (Source: IMDB) Read more »

Troll Hunter

Troll Hunter

Director: André Øvredal / Country: Norway / Year: 2010 / Type: Feature / Duration: 90 mins / Festivals & AwardsNeuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival / Feature Film Méliès d’Argent

A group of students investigates a series of mysterious bear killings, but learns that there are much more dangerous things going on. They start to follow a mysterious hunter, learning that he is actually a troll hunter. (Source: IMDB) Read more »

Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale

Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale

Director: Jalmari HelanderCountry: Sweden, Finland / Year: 2010 / Type: Feature /Duration: 78 mins / Festivals & AwardsScienceplusFiction – Trieste International Science Fiction Film Festival / Feature Film Méliès d’Argent

In the depths of the Korvatunturi mountains, 486 metres deep, lies the closest ever guarded secret of Christmas. The time has come to dig it up! This Christmas everyone will believe in Santa Claus. (Source: IMDB) Read more »

Rubber

Rubber

Director: Quentin DupieuxCountry: France / Year: 2010 / Type: Feature / Duration: 85 mins / Festivals & AwardsSitges – Festival Internacional de Cinema de Catalunya / Feature Film Méliès d’Argent

When Robert, a tire, discovers his destructive telepathic powers, he soon sets his sights on a desert town; in particular, a mysterious woman becomes his obsession. (Source: IMDB) Read more »

The Last Circus

The Last Circus

Director: Álex de la IglesiaCountry: Spain, France / Year: 2010 / Type: Feature /Duration: 107 mins / Festivals & AwardsImagine Film Festival / Feature Film Méliès d’Argent, Sitges – Festival Internacional de Cinema de Catalunya / Feature Film Méliès d’Or

2010

Buried

Buried

Director: Rodrigo CortésCountry: Spain, France / Year: 2010 / Type: Feature / Duration: 95 mins / Festivals & AwardsSitges – Festival Internacional de Cinema de Catalunya / Feature Film Méliès d’Or, Strasbourg European Fantastic Film Festival / Feature Film Méliès d’Argent

Paul is a U.S. truck driver working in Iraq. After an attack by a group of Iraqis he wakes to find he is buried alive inside a coffin. With only a lighter and a cell phone it’s a race against time to escape this claustrophobic death trap. Read more »

The Eclipse

The Eclipse

Director: Conor McPhersonCountry: Ireland / Year: 2009 / Type: Feature / Duration: 88 mins / Festivals & AwardsSitges – Festival Internacional de Cinema de Catalunya / Feature Film Méliès d’Argent

In a seaside Irish town, a widower sparks with a visiting horror novelist while he also begins to believe he is seeing ghosts. (IMDB)Read more »

The Children

The Children

Director: Tom ShanklandCountry: England / Year: 2008 / Type: Feature / Duration: 84 mins / Festivals & AwardsScienceplusFiction – Trieste International Science Fiction Film Festival / Feature Film Méliès d’Argent

A relaxing Christmas vacation turns into a terrifying fight for survival as the children begin to turn on their parents. (IMDB) Read more »

The Door

The Door

Director: Anno SaulCountry: Germany / Year: 2009 / Type: Feature / Duration: 100 mins / Festivals & AwardsBrussels International Fantastic Film Festival / Feature Film Méliès d’Argent

A successful artist loses control of his life after his young daughter’s death. A chance for a new start appears, but all is not what it seems. (Source: IMDB) Read more »

Amer

Amer

Director: Hélène Cattet / Bruno Forzani / Country: France, Belgium / Year: 2009 / Type: Feature / Duration: 90 mins / Festivals & AwardsEspoo Ciné International Film Festival / Feature Film Méliès d’Argent

Three key moments, all of them sensual, define Ana’s life. Her carnal search sways between reality and colored fantasies becoming more and more oppressive. A black laced hand prevents her from screaming. The wind lifts her dress and caresses her…Read more »

Heartless

Heartless

Director: Philip RidleyCountry: England / Year: 2009 / Type: Feature / Duration: 90 mins / Festivals & AwardsFanomenon – Leeds International Film Festival / Feature Film Méliès d’Argent
Transmission

Transmission

Director: Roland VranikCountry: Hungary / Year: 2009 / Type: Feature / Duration: 90 mins / Festivals & AwardsImagine Film Festival / Feature Film Méliès d’Argent

Computers, TVs, cel tels and other telecom devices no longer work and the people are suffering severe withdrawal pains. Three brothers try to overcome their own major personal problems as the society slowly begins to find alternative ways of living…. Read more »

Red, White & Blue

Red, White & Blue

Director: Simon RumleyCountry: England / Year: 2010 / Type: Feature / Duration: 106 mins / Festivals & AwardsLund International Fantastic Film Festival / Feature Film Méliès d’Argent
Strigoi

Strigoi

Director: Faye JacksonCountry: England / Year: 2009 / Type: Feature / Duration: 105 mins / Festivals & AwardsNeuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival / Feature Film Méliès d’Argent

2009

Sauna

Sauna

Director: Antti-Jussi AnnilaCountry: Finland / Year: 2008 / Type: Feature / Duration: 83 mins / Festivals & AwardsBrussels International Fantastic Film Festival / Feature Film Méliès d’Argent

Wash your sins. (Source: IMDB) Read more »

Moon

Moon

Director: Duncan Jones / Country: England / Year: 2009 / Type: Feature / Duration: 97 mins / Festivals & AwardsEspoo Ciné International Film Festival / Feature Film Méliès d’Argent
Mum and Dad

Mum and Dad

Director: Steven SheilCountry: England / Year: 2008 / Type: Feature / Duration: 90 mins / Festivals & AwardsFanomenon – Leeds International Film Festival / Feature Film Méliès d’Argent
Butterfly Zone

Butterfly Zone

Director: Luciano CapponiCountry: Italy / Year: 2009 / Type: Feature / Duration: 90 mins / Festivals & AwardsFantafestival / Feature Film Méliès d’Argent
Absurdistan

Absurdistan

Director: Veit HelmerCountry: Germany / Year: 2009 / Type: Feature / Duration: 88 mins / Festivals & AwardsFantasporto – Oporto International Film Festival / Feature Film Méliès d’Argent

An allegorical comedy centered on two childhood sweethearts who seem destined for one another until the women of their isolated village, angered by male indifference toward the water shortage, go on a sex strike that threatens the young couple’s first… Read more »

Before the Fall

Before the Fall

Director: Javier GutiérrezCountry: Spain / Year: 2008 / Type: Feature / Duration: 93 mins / Festivals & AwardsImagine Film Festival / Feature Film Méliès d’Argent

The world learns that a planet killing meteorite will arrive in 72 hours. (Source: IMDB) Read more »

A Town Called Panic

A Town Called Panic

Director: Stéphane Aubier / Vincent PatarCountry: France, Belgium, Luxembourg /Year: 2009 / Type: Feature / Duration: 75 mins / Festivals & AwardsLund International Fantastic Film Festival / Feature Film Méliès d’Argent

Animated plastic toys like Cowboy, Indian and Horse have problems, too. Cowboy and Indian’s plan to surprise Horse with a homemade birthday gift backfires when they destroy his house instead. Surreal adventures take over as the trio travel to the…Read more »

Left Bank

Left Bank

Director: Pieter Van HeesCountry: Belgium / Year: 2008 / Type: Feature / Duration: 102 mins / Festivals & AwardsNeuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival / Feature Film Méliès d’Argent

When Marie moves into her boyfriend’s apartment, she uncovers a disturbing mystery. (Source: IMDB) Read more »

Martyrs

Martyrs

Director: Pascal LaugierCountry: France / Year: 2008 / Type: Feature / Duration: 97 mins / Festivals & AwardsSitges – Festival Internacional de Cinema de Catalunya / Feature Film Méliès d’Argent, Sitges – Festival Internacional de Cinema de Catalunya / Feature Film Méliès d’Or

A young woman’s quest for revenge against the people who kidnapped and tormented her as a child leads her and a friend, who is also a victim of child abuse, on a terrifying journey into a living hell of depravity. (Source: IMDB) Read more »

2008

Frontiére (s)

Frontiére (s)

Director: Xavier GensCountry: France, Switzerland / Year: 2007 / Type: Feature /Duration: 108 mins / Festivals & AwardsBrussels International Fantastic Film Festival / Feature Film Méliès d’Argent

A gang of young thieves flee Paris during the violent aftermath of a political election, only to hole up at an Inn run by neo-Nazis. (Source: IMDB) Read more »

The Substitute

The Substitute

Director: Ole BornedalCountry: Denmark / Year: 2007 / Type: Feature / Duration: 93 mins / Festivals & AwardsEspoo Ciné International Film Festival / Feature Film Méliès d’Argent
The Girl by the Lake

The Girl by the Lake

Director: Andrea MolaioliCountry: Italy / Year: 2007 / Type: Feature / Duration: 95 mins / Festivals & AwardsFantafestival / Feature Film Méliès d’Argent

The body of a young woman is found in a small and quiet town in North Italy. A detective from the nearby main city is called to solve the mystery. (Source: IMDB) Read more »

Fermat's Room

Fermat’s Room

Director: Luis Piedrahita / Rodrigo Sopeña / Country: Spain / Year: 2007 / Type: Feature /Duration: 88 mins / Festivals & AwardsFantasporto – Oporto International Film Festival / Feature Film Méliès d’Argent
King of the Hill

King of the Hill

Director: Gonzalo López-GallegoCountry: Spain / Year: 2007 / Type: Feature /Duration: 90 mins / Festivals & AwardsImagine Film Festival / Feature Film Méliès d’Argent
Left

Left

Director: Froukje TanCountry: The Netherlands / Year: 2008 / Type: Feature /Duration: 83 mins / Festivals & AwardsLund International Fantastic Film Festival / Feature Film Méliès d’Argent

Without knowing, Dexter can’t see left and has to find his direction in life anew. (Source: IMDB) Read more »

The Orphanage

The Orphanage

Director: Juan Antonio BayonaCountry: Spain / Year: 2008 / Type: Feature / Duration: 105 mins / Festivals & AwardsFanomenon – Leeds International Film Festival / Feature Film Méliès d’Argent
Inside

Inside

Director: Julien Maury / Alexandre BustilloCountry: France / Year: 2007 / Type: Feature / Duration: 83 mins / Festivals & AwardsSitges – Festival Internacional de Cinema de Catalunya / Feature Film Méliès d’Argent

Four months after the death of her husband, a woman on the brink of motherhood is tormented in her home by a strange woman who wants her unborn baby. (Source: IMDB) Read more »

Let the Right One In

Let the Right One In

Director: Tomas AlfredsonCountry: Sweden / Year: 2008 / Type: Feature / Duration: 114 mins / Festivals & AwardsSitges – Festival Internacional de Cinema de Catalunya / Feature Film Méliès d’Or, Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival / Feature Film Méliès d’Argent

Eli is 12 years old. She’s been 12 for over 200 years and, she just moved in next door. (Source: IMDB) Read more »

2007

Dead in three days

Dead in three days

Director: Andreas ProchaskaCountry: Austria / Year: 2006 / Type: Feature / Duration: 97 mins / Festivals & AwardsBrussels International Fantastic Film Festival / Feature Film Méliès d’Argent

“In 3 days you’re dead!” At first, Nina and her clique think this SMS is just a stupid joke. But no one is laughing when Nina’s boyfriend is found tied to a concrete block at the bottom of a lake the next day. When another member of the group is… Read more »

Grimm Love

Grimm Love

Director: Martin WeiszCountry: Germany / Year: 2006 / Type: Feature / Duration: 87 mins / Festivals & AwardsCinénygma Luxembourg International Film Festival / Feature Film Méliès d’Argent

In Germany, as graduate student Katie Armstrong researches cannibal killer Oliver Hagen for her thesis, she becomes obsessed with her subject and ultimately plunges into a lifestyle similar to Hagen’s and the thousands of people like him. (Source: IMDB)Read more »

How to get rid of the others

How to get rid of the others

Director: Anders Rønnow KlarlundCountry: Denmark / Year: 2007 / Type: Feature /Duration: 94 mins / Festivals & AwardsEspoo Ciné International Film Festival / Feature Film Méliès d’Argent

A satirical drama revealing the consequences of the Danish government’s “New Copenhagen Criteria”, a new policy aiming at securing the nation’s survival. Citizens who fail to meet the criteria – those who have received more from society than what they… Read more »

Isolation

Isolation

Director: Billy O´BrienCountry: England, Ireland / Year: 2005 / Type: Feature / Festivals & AwardsFanomenon – Leeds International Film Festival / Feature Film Méliès d’Argent
Hell's Fever

Hell’s Fever

Director: Alessandro PerrellaCountry: Italy / Year: 2006 / Type: Feature / Festivals & AwardsFantafestival / Feature Film Méliès d’Argent
Renaisssance

Renaisssance

Director: Christian VolckmanCountry: France, Luxembourg, England / Year: 2006 /Type: Feature / Duration: 105 mins / Festivals & AwardsFantasporto – Oporto International Film Festival / Feature Film Méliès d’Argent

In 2054, Paris is a labyrinth where all movement is monitored and recorded. Casting a shadow over everything is the city’s largest company, Avalon, which insinuates itself into every aspect of contemporary life to sell its primary export — youth and… Read more »

Them

Them

Director: David Moreau, Xavier Palud / Country: France / Year: 2006 / Type: Feature /Duration: 77 mins / Festivals & AwardsImagine Film Festival / Feature Film Méliès d’Argent

Lucas and Clementine live peacefully in their isolated country house, but one night they wake up to strange noise… they’re not alone… and a group of hooded assailants begin to terrorize them throughout the night. (Source: IMDB) Read more »

A Quiet Love

A Quiet Love

Director: Till FranzenCountry: Germany / Year: 2005 / Type: Feature / Duration: 107 mins / Festivals & AwardsLund International Fantastic Film Festival / Feature Film Méliès d’Argent

Two very different love stories cross each other in warm and magical way. A humanistic and yet mysterious film about love and death near the German/Danish border. (Source: IMDB) Read more »

Ugly Swans

Ugly Swans

Director: Konstantin LopushanskiyCountry: Russia / Year: 2006 / Type: Feature /Duration: 105 mins / Festivals & AwardsNeuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival / Feature Film Méliès d’Argent

A father travels with a UN envoy to the isolated town of Tashlinsk in search of his daughter, who has been institutionalized by a group of “non-humans”. He must race against time before the authorities purge this mysterious institution. (Source: IMDB) Read more »

Princess

Princess

Director: Anders MorgenthalerCountry: Germany, Denmark / Year: 2006 / Type: Feature / Duration: 90 mins / Festivals & AwardsSitges – Festival Internacional de Cinema de Catalunya / Feature Film Méliès d’Argent, Lund International Fantastic Film Festival / Feature Film Méliès d’Or

2006

Next Door

Next Door

Director: Pål SletauneCountry: Sweden, Norway, Denmark / Year: 2005 / Type: Feature / Duration: 75 mins / Festivals & AwardsCinénygma Luxembourg International Film Festival / Feature Film Méliès d’Argent

John has just been left by his girlfriend Ingrid. That day he allows himself to be seduced into a mystical and scary world, where it is impossible to separate truth from the lies. (Source: IMDB) Read more »

Strings

Strings

Director: Anders Rønnow KlarlundCountry: Sweden, Norway, Denmark, United Kingdom / Year: 2004 / Type: Feature / Duration: 88 mins / Festivals & AwardsEspoo Ciné International Film Festival / Feature Film Méliès d’Argent

A prince leaves his city and sets off to avenge his father not aware his father wasn’t murdered and in-reality committed suicide and soon learns the truth about his people from a warrior woman. (Source: IMDB) Read more »

Hotel

Hotel

Director: Jessica HausnerCountry: Germany, Austria / Year: 2004 / Type: Feature /Duration: 83 mins / Festivals & AwardsFanomenon – Leeds International Film Festival / Feature Film Méliès d’Argent

When Irene gets a job as a hotel maid she soon finds out that the previous girl disappeared in mysterious circumstances. (Source: IMDB) Read more »

H.P. Lovecraft: The Road to L

H.P. Lovecraft: The Road to L

Director: Roberto Leggio / Frederico GrecoCountry: Italy / Year: 2005 / Type: Feature /Duration: 92 mins / Festivals & AwardsFantafestival / Feature Film Méliès d’Argent
Animal

Animal

Director: Rose BoschYear: 2005 / Type: Feature / Duration: 103 mins / Festivals & AwardsFantasporto – Oporto International Film Festival / Feature Film Méliès d’Argent

Thomas, a brilliant young geneticist, has focused too much on his research and is in danger of being fired. In order to prove the validity of this work, he needs a human subject. (Source: IMDB)Read more »

Storm

Storm

Director: Måns Mårlind / Björn SteinCountry: Sweden / Year: 2005 / Type: Feature /Duration: 110 mins / Festivals & AwardsImagine Film Festival / Feature Film Méliès d’Argent

You may have forgotten your past, but it hasn’t forgotten you… (Source: IMDB) Read more »

The Descent

The Descent

Director: Neil MarshallType: Feature / Duration: 99 mins / Festivals & AwardsLund International Fantastic Film Festival / Feature Film Méliès d’Argent

A caving expedition goes horribly wrong, as the explorers become trapped and ultimately pursued by a strange breed of predators. (Source: IMDB) Read more »

The Bothersome Man

The Bothersome Man

Director: Jens LienCountry: Norway / Year: 2006 / Type: Feature / Duration: 95 mins /Festivals & AwardsNeuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival / Feature Film Méliès d’Argent
Duplicity

Duplicity

Director: Harry ClevenCountry: France, Belgium / Year: 2005 / Type: Feature /Duration: 98 mins / Festivals & AwardsSitges – Festival Internacional de Cinema de Catalunya / Feature Film Méliès d’Argent
Adam's Apples

Adam’s Apples

Director: Anders Thomas JensenCountry: Germany, Denmark / Year: 2005 / Type: Feature / Duration: 94 mins / Festivals & AwardsBrussels International Fantastic Film Festival / Feature Film Méliès d’Argent, Espoo Ciné International Film Festival / Feature Film Méliès d’Or

A neo-nazi sentenced to community service at a church clashes with the blindly devotional priest. (Source: IMDB) Read more »

2004

Hypos

Hypos

Director: David CarrerasCountry: Spain / Year: 2004 / Type: Feature / Duration: 93 mins / Festivals & AwardsBrussels International Fantastic Film Festival / Feature Film Méliès d’Argent

The horror of being dead. The nightmare of still being alive. (Source: IMDB) Read more »

The Last Horror Movie

The Last Horror Movie

Director: Julian RichardsCountry: United Kingdom / Year: 2003 / Type: Feature /Duration: 80 mins / Festivals & AwardsEspoo Ciné International Film Festival / Feature Film Méliès d’Argent

Wait until you see the final cut… (Source: IMDB) Read more »

Evilenko

Evilenko

Director: David GriecoCountry: Italy / Year: 2004 / Type: Feature / Duration: 111 mins /Festivals & AwardsFantafestival / Feature Film Méliès d’Argent

Based on the true story of A. R. Cikatilo, also known as the monster of Rostov. A. R. Evilenko is a serial killer who killed and ate more than 50 children in old Soviet Republic. V. T. Lesiev is the detective who tracks down and catches him. (Source:… Read more »

They Came Back

They Came Back

Director: Robin CampilloCountry: France / Year: 2004 / Type: Feature / Duration: 102 mins / Festivals & AwardsFantasporto – Oporto International Film Festival / Feature Film Méliès d’Argent

The lives of the residents of a small French town are changed when thousands of the recently dead inexplicably come back to life and try to integrate themselves into society that has changed for them. (Source: IMDB) Read more »

Calvaire

Calvaire

Director: Fabrice Du WelzCountry: France, Belgium, Luxembourg / Year: 2004 /Duration: 88 mins / Festivals & AwardsImagine Film Festival / Feature Film Méliès d’Argent

A singer’s car breaks down deep in the woods. (Source: IMDB)Read more »

Tempus Fugit

Tempus Fugit

Director: Enric FolchCountry: Spain / Year: 2003 / Type: Feature / Duration: 90 mins /Festivals & AwardsLund International Fantastic Film Festival / Feature Film Méliès d’Argent
The Machinist

The Machinist

Director: Brad AndersonCountry: Spain / Year: 2004 / Type: Feature / Duration: 101 mins / Festivals & AwardsNeuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival / Feature Film Méliès d’Argent

An industrial worker who hasn’t slept in a year begins to doubt his own sanity. (Source: IMDB) Read more »

Code 46

Code 46

Director: Michael WinterbottomCountry: United Kingdom / Year: 2003 / Type: Feature /Duration: 93 mins / Festivals & AwardsSitges – Festival Internacional de Cinema de Catalunya / Feature Film Méliès d’Argent, Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival / Feature Film Méliès d’Or

A futuristic ‘Brief Encounter’, a love story in which the romance is doomed by genetic incompatibility. (Source: IMDB) Read more »

2003

Tears of Kali

Tears of Kali

Director: Andreas MarschallCountry: Germany / Year: 2004 / Type: Feature / Duration: 106 mins / Festivals & AwardsCinénygma Luxembourg International Film Festival / Feature Film Méliès d’Argent

The eerie stories around the Taylor-Eriksson group and their members are told in three episodes, SHAKTI, KALI, DEVI, embedded in a frame plot. This group tried to re-define the limits of self-finding, sex and violence. Starting as a psychological… Read more »

Deathwatch

Deathwatch

Director: Michael J. BassettCountry: Germany, United Kingdom / Year: 2002 / Type: Feature / Duration: 94 mins / Festivals & AwardsEspoo Ciné International Film Festival / Feature Film Méliès d’Argent
FearDotCom

FearDotCom

Director: William MaloneCountry: Germany, Luxembourg, United Kingdom, USA / Year: 2002 / Type: Feature / Duration: 101 mins / Festivals & AwardsFantafestival / Feature Film Méliès d’Argent

Four bodies are found in New York City. Why, why, why? The coincidence? They all died 48 hours after logging on to a site named feardotcom.com. Tough detective Mike Reilly collaborates with Department of Health associate Terry Huston to research these… Read more »

Killing Words

Killing Words

Director: Laura MañáCountry: Spain / Year: 2003 / Type: Feature / Duration: 89 mins /Festivals & AwardsFantasporto – Oporto International Film Festival / Feature Film Méliès d’Argent

Locked in a dark basement, Laura, a psychiatrist in her early thirties, contemplates in horror a video where a man confesses to be a serial killer. His name is Ramon, an apparently normal man in his forties, who seems to be quite harmless. Gagged and… Read more »

My Little Eye

My Little Eye

Director: Marc EvansCountry: France, United Kingdom, USA, Canada / Year: 2002 /Type: Feature / Duration: 95 mins / Festivals & AwardsImagine Film Festival / Feature Film Méliès d’Argent

Fear Is Not Knowing. Terror Is Finding Out. (Source: IMDB) Read more »

Beyond Re-Animator

Beyond Re-Animator

Director: Brian YuznaCountry: Spain / Year: 2003 / Type: Feature / Duration: 96 mins /Festivals & AwardsLund International Fantastic Film Festival / Feature Film Méliès d’Argent

They Thought Prison Would Be The Death Of Him. But For Dr. West, Death Is Only The Beginning. (Source: IMDB) Read more »

Switchblade Romance

Switchblade Romance

Director: Alexandre AjaCountry: France, Italy, Romania / Year: 2003 / Type: Feature /Duration: 91 mins / Festivals & AwardsSitges – Festival Internacional de Cinema de Catalunya / Feature Film Méliès d’Argent

Two female college students, Marie and Alexa, set off to Alex’s parents’ secluded homestead in the country to relax and study. Come nightfall, Hell pulls up at the front door when a mysterious killer breaks in and kills Alexa’s father, mother, brother,… Read more »

The Green Butchers

The Green Butchers

Director: Anders Thomas JensenCountry: Denmark / Year: 2003 / Type: Feature /Duration: 100 mins / Festivals & AwardsBrussels International Fantastic Film Festival / Feature Film Méliès d’Argent, Imagine Film Festival / Feature Film Méliès d’Or

Svend and Bjarne work for a butcher in a small Danish town. Fed up with their boss’ arrogance, they decide to start their own butcher shop. After dismal beginnings, an unfortunate accident happens which coincides with a large order of meat. One hasty…Read more »

2002

Second Name

Second Name

Director: Paco PlazaCountry: Spain / Year: 2002 / Type: Feature / Duration: 93 min /Festivals & AwardsSitges – Festival Internacional de Cinema de Catalunya / Feature Film Méliès d’Argent

After the suicide of her beloved father, the biologist Daniella Logan visits her catatonic mother in a mental institution to tell the tragic event and her mother calls her “Josephine”. Daniella goes to the cemetery and finds that her father’s grave had… Read more »

Hypnotic

Hypnotic

Director: Nick WillingCountry: United Kingdom / Year: 2002 / Type: Feature / Duration: 108 mins / Festivals & AwardsLund International Fantastic Film Festival / Feature Film Méliès d’Argent
The Devil's Backbone

The Devil’s Backbone

Director: Guillermo del ToroCountry: Spain / Year: 2001 / Type: Feature / Duration: 106 mins / Festivals & AwardsImagine Film Festival / Feature Film Méliès d’Argent

It is 1939, the end of three years of bloody civil war in Spain, and General Franco’s right-wing Nationalists are poised to defeat the left-wing Republican forces. A ten-year-old boy named Carlos, the son of a fallen Republican war hero, is left by his… Read more »

28 Days Later

28 Days Later

Director: Danny BoyleCountry: United Kingdom / Year: 2002 / Type: Feature /Duration: 113 mins / Festivals & AwardsFantasporto – Oporto International Film Festival / Feature Film Méliès d’Argent

A powerful virus escapes from a British research facility. Transmitted in a drop of blood and devastating within seconds, the virus locks those infected into a permanent state of murderous rage. Within 28 days the country is overwhelmed and a handful…Read more »

Stranded

Stranded

Director: María LidónCountry: Spain / Year: 2001 / Type: Feature / Duration: 95 mins /Festivals & AwardsFantafestival / Feature Film Méliès d’Argent
Dog Soldiers

Dog Soldiers

Director: Neil MarshallCountry: Luxembourg, United Kingdom / Year: 2002 / Type: Feature / Duration: 105 mins / Festivals & AwardsCinénygma Luxembourg International Film Festival / Feature Film Méliès d’Argent

Sent on basic manoeuvres in the deep, dark forests of Scotland, a band of British Tommie’s find themselves hunted, trapped and waiting for the long night to reach its end. With werewolves abound in this gripping, claustrophobic, high-octane nightmare…Read more »

Dead End

Dead End

Director: Jean-Baptiste Andrea, Fabrice CanepaCountry: France / Year: 2002 / Type: Feature / Duration: 85 mins / Festivals & AwardsBrussels International Fantastic Film Festival / Feature Film Méliès d’Argent

For the past 20 years, Frank Harrington has grudgingly driven his family to celebrate Christmas with his mother-in-law. This year, he takes a shortcut. It’s the biggest mistake of his life: The nightmare begins. A mysterious woman in white wanders… Read more »

Fausto 5.0

Fausto 5.0

Director: Àlex Ollé, Isidro Ortiz, Carlus PadrissaCountry: Spain / Year: 2001 / Type: Feature / Duration: 93 mins / Festivals & AwardsEspoo Ciné International Film Festival / Feature Film Méliès d’Argent, Cinénygma Luxembourg International Film Festival / Feature Film Méliès d’Or

2001

The Art of Dying

The Art of Dying

Director: Álvaro Fernández ArmeroCountry: Spain / Year: 2000 / Type: Feature /Festivals & AwardsBrussels International Fantastic Film Festival / Feature Film Méliès d’Argent
The Unknown

The Unknown

Director: Michael HjortCountry: Sweden / Year: 2000 / Type: Feature / Duration: 91 /Festivals & AwardsCinénygma Luxembourg International Film Festival / Feature Film Méliès d’Argent
Marsal

Marsal

Director: Vinko BresanCountry: Croatia / Year: 1999 / Type: Feature / Duration: 97 mins / Festivals & AwardsFantafestival / Feature Film Méliès d’Argent

Stipan is a policeman who comes to small Adriatic island off the Croatian coast in order to investigate… (Source: IMDB) Read more »

Vidocq

Vidocq

Director: PitofCountry: France / Year: 2001 / Type: Feature / Duration: 98 mins /Festivals & AwardsFantasporto – Oporto International Film Festival / Feature Film Méliès d’Argent

Paris. 1830. In the heart of the town, Vidocq, a famous detective, disappeared as he fights the Alchemist, an assassin that he has been pursuing for a few months. His young biographer, Etienne Boisset, decides to have revenge on Vidocq’s death and… Read more »

The Heart of the Warrior

The Heart of the Warrior

Director: Daniel MonzónCountry: Spain / Year: 1999 / Type: Feature / Duration: 110 mins / Festivals & AwardsImagine Film Festival / Feature Film Méliès d’Argent
Brotherhood of the Wolf

Brotherhood of the Wolf

Director: Christophe GansCountry: France / Year: 2001 / Type: Feature / Duration: 142 mins / Festivals & AwardsSitges – Festival Internacional de Cinema de Catalunya / Feature Film Méliès d’Argent

In 1765 something was stalking the mountains of central France. A ‘beast’ that pounced on humans and animals with terrible ferocity. Indeed they beast became so notorious that the King of France dispatched envoys to find out what was happening and to… Read more »

Thomas in Love

Thomas in Love

Director: Pierre-Paul RendersCountry: France, Belgium / Year: 2000 / Type: Feature /Duration: 97 mins / Festivals & AwardsEspoo Ciné International Film Festival / Feature Film Méliès d’Argent, Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival / Feature Film Méliès d’Or

2000

Deep in the Woods

Deep in the Woods

Director: Lionel DelplanqueCountry: France / Year: 2000 / Type: Feature / Duration: 90 mins / Festivals & AwardsSitges – Festival Internacional de Cinema de Catalunya / Feature Film Méliès d’Argent
The Ugliest Woman in the World

The Ugliest Woman in the World

Director: Miguel BardemCountry: Spain / Year: 1999 / Type: Feature / Duration: 90 mins / Festivals & AwardsFantasporto – Oporto International Film Festival / Feature Film Méliès d’Argent
Angel of the Night

Angel of the Night

Director: Shaky GonzalezCountry: Denmark / Year: 1998 / Type: Feature / Duration: 98 mins / Festivals & AwardsFantafestival / Feature Film Méliès d’Argent

Rebecca has inherited her grandmother’s Gothic mansion and brings both her best friend an her boyfriend for a weekend. While exploring the crypts they discover an old dusty book, which describes the life of a vampire. As the story unfolds, it becomes…Read more »

Tuvalu

Tuvalu

Director: Veit HelmerCountry: Germany / Year: 1999 / Type: Feature / Duration: 101 mins / Festivals & AwardsEspoo Ciné International Film Festival / Feature Film Méliès d’Argent
Lighthouse

Lighthouse

Director: Simon HunterCountry: England / Year: 1999 / Type: Feature / Duration: 95 mins / Festivals & AwardsCinénygma Luxembourg International Film Festival / Feature Film Méliès d’Argent
Possessed

Possessed

Director: Anders Rønnow KlarlundCountry: Denmark / Year: 1999 / Type: Feature /Duration: 99 mins / Festivals & AwardsBrussels International Fantastic Film Festival / Feature Film Méliès d’Argent, Fantasporto – Oporto International Film Festival / Feature Film Méliès d’Or

1999

The Nameless

The Nameless

Director: Juame BalagueróCountry: Spain / Year: 1999 / Type: Feature / Festivals & AwardsSitges – Festival Internacional de Cinema de Catalunya / Feature Film Méliès d’Argent, Sitges – Festival Internacional de Cinema de Catalunya / Feature Film Méliès d’Or

Five years after a young girl was murdered when her mother seemed to have started to recover, a phone call once again shatters her life: “Mummy, it’s me… come and get me”. Helped by an ex-policeman and a reporter who is expert in the supernatural,…Read more »

The Acid House

The Acid House

Director: Paul McGuiganCountry: England / Year: 1998 / Type: Feature / Festivals & AwardsFantasporto – Oporto International Film Festival / Feature Film Méliès d’Argent
99,9

99,9

Director: Augustin VillarongaCountry: Spain / Year: 1997 / Type: Feature / Festivals & AwardsFantafestival / Feature Film Méliès d’Argent
The Wisdom of Crocodiles

The Wisdom of Crocodiles

Director: Po-Chih LeonCountry: England / Year: 1998 / Type: Feature / Duration: 98 mins / Festivals & AwardsBrussels International Fantastic Film Festival / Feature Film Méliès d’Argent
Goodbye, 20th Century

Goodbye, 20th Century

Director: Darko Mitrevski / Aleksandar PopovskiCountry: Macedonia / Year: 1998 /Type: Feature / Duration: 83 mins / Festivals & AwardsEspoo Ciné International Film Festival / Feature Film Méliès d’Argent

1998

Lawn Dogs

Lawn Dogs

Director: John DuiganCountry: England / Year: 1997 / Type: Feature / Festivals & AwardsBrussels International Fantastic Film Festival / Feature Film Méliès d’Argent

Newly arrived in an up-market housing development, quiet ten-year-old Devon doesn’t quite fit in. Ignoring the urgings of her social-climbing father, Devon chooses the company of Trent, who mows the estate’s lawns, rather than of the girls her own age….Read more »

The Thousand Miracles of the Universe

The Thousand Miracles of the Universe

Director: Jean-Michel RouxCountry: France, Canada / Year: 1997 / Type: Feature /Duration: 90 mins / Festivals & AwardsFantafestival / Feature Film Méliès d’Argent
The Hole

The Hole

Director: Ming-liang TsaiCountry: France / Year: 1998 / Type: Feature / Duration: 95 mins / Festivals & AwardsSitges – Festival Internacional de Cinema de Catalunya / Feature Film Méliès d’Argent

A strange disease starts to affect people in Taiwan just before the year 2000. The authorities order everyone to evacuate, but some tenants of an apartment building stay put, including a shop owner who lives by himself. One day, a plumber goes to the… Read more »

Photographing Fairies

Photographing Fairies

Director: Nick WillingCountry: England / Year: 1997 / Type: Feature / Duration: 106 mins / Festivals & AwardsFantasporto – Oporto International Film Festival / Feature Film Méliès d’Argent, Fantafestival / Feature Film Méliès d’Or

Photographer Charles Castle is numbed with grief following the death of his beautiful bride. He goes off to war, working in the trenches as a photographer. Following the war and still in grief Charles is given some photographs purporting to be of… Read more »

1997

Darklands

Darklands

Director: Julian RichardsCountry: England / Year: 1996 / Type: Feature / Duration: 90 mins / Festivals & AwardsFantasporto – Oporto International Film Festival / Feature Film Méliès d’Argent

A reporter investigates ritual profanations and finds himself involved with a Druidic cult. (Source: IMDB) Read more »

Body Troopers

Body Troopers

Director: Vibeke IdsøeCountry: Norway / Year: 1996 / Type: Feature / Duration: 91 mins / Festivals & AwardsFantafestival / Feature Film Méliès d’Argent

A little kid shrinks himselfs so that he can travel into the body of his grandfather. Here he has to kill the kidney-stone his grandfather is suffering from. (Source: IMDB, Einar Stenseng) Read more »

Tesis

Tesis

Director: Alejandro AmenábarCountry: Spain / Year: 1996 / Type: Feature / Festivals & AwardsBrussels International Fantastic Film Festival / Feature Film Méliès d’Argent

While doing a thesis about violence, Ángela finds a snuff video where a girl is tortured until death. Soon she discovers that the girl was a former student in her faculty… (Source: IMDB) Read more »

Tren de sombras

Tren de sombras

Director: José Luis GuerínCountry: Spain / Year: 1997 / Type: Feature / Duration: 88 mins / Festivals & AwardsSitges – Festival Internacional de Cinema de Catalunya / Feature Film Méliès d’Argent, Fantasporto – Oporto International Film Festival / Feature Film Méliès d’Or

A silent homage to the origins of cinema, recreating the apparent disappearance of a French photographer in the 1920s. Experimental. (Source: IMDB) Read more »

1996

The Day of the Beast

The Day of the Beast

Director: Alex de la IglesiaCountry: Spain / Year: 1995 / Type: Feature / Duration: 103 mins / Festivals & AwardsBrussels International Fantastic Film Festival / Feature Film Méliès d’Or, Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival / Feature Film Méliès d’Argent

A basque priest finds by means of a cabalistic study of the bible that the anti-christ is going to be born on Christmas day in Madrid. Helped by a heavy-metal fan and by the showman of a TV esoteric program, he will try to invoke the devil to find out… Read more »

Taxandria

Taxandria

Director: Raoul ServaisCountry: Belgium / Year: 1996 / Type: Feature / Duration: 82 mins / Festivals & AwardsFantasporto – Oporto International Film Festival / Feature Film Méliès d’Argent

A young prince is taken for tuition at a seaside hotel but there quickly bores and wanders off to visit a nearby lighthouse. Befriended by the keeper, he learns of a secret world he can see inside the light of the lamp – the world of Taxandria ruled by… Read more »

Sólo se muere dos veces

Sólo se muere dos veces

Director: Esteban IbarretxeCountry: Spain / Year: 1996 / Type: Feature / Duration: 92 mins / Festivals & AwardsSitges – Festival Internacional de Cinema de Catalunya / Feature Film Méliès d’Argent

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