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Bendito Machine IV - Fuel the Machines

Director: Jossie Malis / Country: Spain / Year: 2012 / Type: Short / Duration: 11 mins / Festivals & Awards: San Sebastian Horror & Fantasy Film Festival / Short Film Méliès d'Argent

An improbable hero embarks on a crude journey by land, sea and air -throughout all the attractions of a planet turned into a massive petrochemical park... and beyond. Read more »

Bewitched

Director: Manuel Pureza / Country: Portugal / Year: 2012 / Type: Short / Duration: 15 mins / Festivals & Awards: MOTELX - Lisbon International Horror Film Festival / Short Film Méliès d'Argent

Carcass

Director: Maxim Stollenwerk / Country: Belgium / Year: 2012 / Type: Short / Duration: 9 mins / Festivals & Awards: Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival / Short Film Méliès d'Argent

“Karkas” (Carcass) - a nasty short with lots of meat. Read more »

Citadel

Director: Ciaran Foy / Country: United Kingdom, Ireland / Year: 2012 / Type: Feature / Duration: 84 mins / Festivals & Awards: Neuchâtel 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 »

Cockneys Vs. Zombies

Director: Matthias Hoene / Country: England / Year: 2012 / Type: Feature / Duration: 85 mins / Festivals & Awards: Trieste Science+Fiction 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 »

Death of a Shadow

Director: Tom van Avermaet / Country: France, Belgium / Year: 2012 / Type: Short / Duration: 20 mins / Festivals & Awards: Fanomenon - Leeds International Film Festival / Short Film Méliès d'Argent

Stuck in a limbo between life and death, Nathan Rijckx, a deceased World War I soldier, has to collect shadows to regain a second chance at life and love. With two shadows left to collect, he discovers something that shakes his world completely. Read more »

Eat

Director: Moritz Krämer / Country: Germany / Year: 2012 / Type: Short / Duration: 7 mins / Festivals & Awards: Sitges - Festival Internacional de Cinema de Catalunya / Short Film Méliès d'Argent

A photo shoot and the model is unnerved. Back in the changing room, she makes a surprising discovery. Everything around her is edible - the chair, the TV, the walls. Read more »

Eddie the Sleepwalking Cannibal

Director: Boris Rodriguez / Country: Denmark, Canada / Year: 2012 / Type: Feature / Duration: 90 mins / Festivals & Awards: Fanomenon - 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 »

Employee of the Month

Director: Olivier Beguin / Country: Switzerland / Year: 2012 / Type: Short / Duration: 14 mins / Festivals & Awards: Trieste Science+Fiction Festival / Short Film Méliès d'Argent

Once hidden in cupboards, lying in coffins and haunting sarcophagi, these creatures now try to find a job. There is the Office of Professional Retraining of Myths and Legends, an organization that helps these creatures adjust to the workforce. But... Read more »

Fist of Jesus

Director: David Muñoz & Adrián Cardona / Country: Spain / Year: 2012 / Type: Short / Duration: 15 mins / Festivals & Awards: Abertoir Horror Festival / Short Film Méliès d'Argent

Jesus is always willing to lend a hand to those in need… but there are others that will taste his fist. (Source: Abertoir Horror Film Festival) Read more »

Holy Motors

Director: Leos Carax / Country: France / Year: 2012 / Type: Feature / Duration: 115 mins / Festivals & Awards: Sitges - 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 »

In the name of the son

Director: Vincent Lannoo / Country: France, Belgium / Year: 2012 / Type: Feature / Duration: 80 mins / Festivals & Awards: Neuchâtel 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 »

Iron Sky

Director: Timo Vuorensola / Country: Germany, Finland, Australia, USA / Year: 2012 / Type: Feature / Duration: 93 mins / Festivals & Awards: Brussels 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 »

M.O.

Director: Jakub Kouřil / Country: Czech Republic / Year: 2012 / Type: Short / Duration: 7 mins / Festivals & Awards: Lund International Fantastic Film Festival / Short Film Méliès d'Argent

An older woman feel alone and buys herself a man, a mechanical man that comes in a ”build it yourself” form. Read more »

May I Kill U?

Director: Stuart Urban / Country: England / Year: 2012 / Type: Feature / Duration: 87 mins / Festivals & Awards: Brussels 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 »

Nostalgic Z

Director: Carl Bouteiller / Country: France / Year: 2012 / Type: Short / Duration: 15 mins / Festivals & Awards: Abertoir Horror Festival / Short Film Méliès d'Argent

A tough Vietnam veteran and his cowardly sidekick instruct us in the fine art of zombie extermination, be they the standard issue unemployed zombies, or the reviled zombie bankers. (Source: Nostalgic Z) Read more »

Not Funny

Director: Carlos Violadé / Country: Spain / Year: 2012 / Type: Short / Duration: 15 mins / Festivals & Awards: Strasbourg European Fantastic Film Festival / Short Film Méliès d'Argent

They are in love and live together. Manolo likes to play practical jokes. Maria has a lot of patience and good sense of humour. Manolo doesn't know that to make a joke, one has to assume all the consequences. Read more »

Painless

Director: Juan Carlos Medina / Country: Spain, France, Portugal / Year: 2012 / Type: Feature / Duration: 100 mins / Festivals & Awards: Strasbourg 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 »

Perfect Drug

Director: Toon Aerts / Country: Belgium / Year: 2012 / Type: Short / Duration: 13 mins / Festivals & Awards: Imagine Film Festival / Short Film Méliès d'Argent

Misha, Yumiko and Chinatsu are sitting in a parked car in front of a strange motel. In the backseat they have a huge amount of test tubes filled with different substances. It's clear that their attempted burglary didn't go as planned… While Yumiko... Read more »

Punched

Director: Michael Rittmannsberger / Country: Austria / Year: 2012 / Type: Short / Duration: 11 mins / Festivals & Awards: Espoo Ciné International Film Festival / Short Film Méliès d'Argent

After being checked by the police, a young father of Arabic origin fails to explain the situation to his son – unaware that the most inexplicable happenings are yet to come… (Source: Punched website) Read more »

Room 606

Director: Peter Volkart / Country: Switzerland / Year: 2012 / Type: Short / Duration: 15 mins / Festivals & Awards: Sitges - Festival Internacional de Cinema de Catalunya / Short Film Méliès d'Or, Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival / Short Film Méliès d'Argent

The travelling salesman Jonathan Fisch peddles glass eyes. His journey takes him to the edge of the province, where he checks in to a run-down hotel. The attic room number 606 has its pitfalls. Something rather peculiar is happening beyond the wall.... Read more »

Thale

Director: Aleksander Nordaas / Country: Norway / Year: 2012 / Type: Feature / Duration: 78 mins / Festivals & Awards: Espoo 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 »

The attack of the Robots from Nebula 5

Director: Chema García Ibarra / Country: Spain / Year: 2012 / Type: Short / Duration: 6 mins / Festivals & Awards: Espoo Ciné International Film Festival / Short Film Méliès d'Argent, Sitges - Festival Internacional de Cinema de Catalunya / Short Film Méliès d'Or

Almost everybody is going to die very soon. Read more »

The End

Director: Jorge Torregrossa / Country: Spain / Year: 2012 / Type: Feature / Duration: 90 mins / Festivals & Awards: Imagine 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 »

The Tale of the Wall Habitants

Director: Andrej Boka / Country: Serbia / Year: 2012 / Type: Short / Duration: 15 mins / Festivals & Awards: Grossmann Fantastic Film & Wine Festival / Short Film Méliès d'Argent

The conflict between doors and windows is threatening to escalate. Read more »

The Trap

Director: Alberto Lopez / Country: Belgium / Year: 2012 / Type: Short / Festivals & Awards: Haapsalu Horror & Fantasy Film Festival / Short Film Méliès d'Argent

Pitch black night. A temptations looms in a suspicious brick wall. You know you shouldn’t, but this forbidden fruit calls for you. There is a reason why it’s forbidden. (Source: HOFF.EE) Read more »

Vanishing Waves

Director: Kristina Buozyte / Country: Lithuania / Year: 2012 / Type: Feature / Duration: 124 mins / Festivals & Awards: Lund 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 »