Short Film Melies d'Argent Winners

2015

Autumn Harvest

Director: Fredrik Hana / Country: Norway / Year: 2014 / Type: Short / Duration: 17 mins / Festivals & Awards: Sitges - Festival Internacional de Cinema de Catalunya / Short Film Méliès d'Argent

A grief-stricken sailor answers a mysterious call from the sea. (Source: IMDB) Read more »

The Nostalgist

Director: Giacomo Cimini / Country: United Kingdom / Year: 2014 / Type: Short / Duration: 17 mins / Festivals & Awards: ScienceplusFiction - Trieste International Science Fiction Film Festival / Short Film Méliès d'Argent

A science-fiction short film based on a story by NY Times best-selling author Daniel H. Wilson (Robopocalypse, Amped). In the futuristic city of Vanille, with properly tuned ImmerSyst Eyes & Ears the world can look and sound like a paradise. But the... Read more »

The Stomach

Director: Ben Steiner / Country: United Kingdom / Year: 2014 / Type: Short / Duration: 15 mins / Festivals & Awards: Abertoir Horror Festival / Short Film Méliès d'Argent

Frank‘s had enough. A spirit medium whose unique and grotesque method of channeling the dead is putting his own life at risk. He wants out; but others, living and dead, have plans of their own. Part body-horror, part ghost-story, The Stomach is a... Read more »

Wind

Director: Robert Löbel / Country: Germany / Year: 2013 / Type: Short / Duration: 4 mins / Festivals & Awards: Fanomenon - Leeds International Film Festival / Short Film Méliès d'Argent

'WIND' is a short animation about the daily routine life in a windy country. WIND is an animated short about the daily life of people living in a windy area who seem helplessly exposed to the weather. However, the inhabitants have learned to deal with... Read more »

Supervenus

Director: Frédéric Doazan / Country: France / Year: 2014 / Type: Short / Duration: 3 mins / Festivals & Awards: Court Metrange Festival / Short Film Méliès d'Argent

An update of our classic human anatomy. (Source: IMDB) Read more »

La maison de Poussière

Director: Jean-Claude Rozec / Country: France / Year: 2014 / Type: Short / Duration: 11 mins / Festivals & Awards: FanCine Málaga - Festival de Cine Fantástico / Short Film Méliès d'Argent

Slowly, the steel jaws devour the old tower. An ancient owner rushes into the rubble, chasing children unwary. Then began a strange journey into the heart of this 'house' which shelters so many memories... (Source: IMDB) Read more »

Ghost Train

Director: Lee Cronin / Country: Ireland / Year: 2013 / Type: Short / Duration: 17 mins / Festivals & Awards: Molins de Rei Horror Film Festival / Short Film Méliès d'Argent

Once a year, estranged brothers Michael and Peter make a reluctant pilgrimage to the old fairground yard where their friend Sam went missing when they were boys. Both men's' lives are colored by what happened the day their friend was sucked inside the... Read more »

My Past Life

Director: Sebastian Lindblad / Country: Sweden / Year: 2013 / Type: Short / Festivals & Awards: San Sebastian Horror & Fantasy Film Festival / Short Film Méliès d'Argent

A story about a man blinded by love, driven by obsession and oblivious to reality... Read more »

Sinnside

Director: Miguel Ángel Font Bisier / Country: Spain / Year: 2013 / Type: Short / Duration: 13 mins / Festivals & Awards: Razor Reel Flanders Film Festival / Short Film Méliès d'Argent

A macabre fairy tale in which main characters are seven kids whose souls will be the main dish for a group of adults sitting at a bizarre restaurant. (Source: IMDB) Read more »

2014

The Boy with a Camera for a Face

Director: Spencer Brown / Country: England / Year: 2013 / Type: Short / Duration: 15 mins / Festivals & Awards: Razor Reel Flanders Film Festival / Short Film Méliès d'Argent

A satirical comedy about a boy that was born with a camera for a face. Read more »

How Olin Lost His Eye

Director: Damian McCarthy / Country: Ireland / Year: 2013 / Type: Short / Duration: 6 mins / Festivals & Awards: San Sebastian Horror & Fantasy Film Festival / Short Film Méliès d'Argent

While playing in a burnt-out house, Olin loses an eye. But it is no accident. (Source: Abertoir Horror Film Festival) Read more »

CEBU

Director: Pablo Belaubre / Country: Spain, France / Year: 2013 / Type: Short / Duration: 12 mins / Festivals & Awards: Court Metrange Festival / Short Film Méliès d'Argent

When Marushka enters Ivan's butcher shop, it's not to buy sausages. In the back room, vodka and waltzing and the pleasures of the flesh may lead the two lovers to the ultimate chop! 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 »

Unicorn Blood

Director: Alberto Vázquez / Country: Spain / Year: 2013 / Type: Short / Duration: 9 mins / Festivals & Awards: FanCine Málaga - Festival de Cine Fantástico / Short Film Méliès d'Argent

Two teddy-bears go hunting unicorns, their favourite prey. Unicorns have tender flesh and delicious blueberry-flavoured blood which the bears need to stay cute-looking. Read more »

Happy D-Day

Director: Holger B. Frick / Country: Germany / Year: 2013 / Type: Short / Duration: 8 mins / Festivals & Awards: ScienceplusFiction - Trieste International Science Fiction Film Festival / Short Film Méliès d'Argent

When a young man starts his early morning run through the woods, he has no idea what this special day will have coming as a surprise for him - but how could he, it's his birthday. 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 »

Lilith

Director: Maxim Stollenwerk / Country: Belgium / Year: 2013 / Type: Short / Festivals & Awards: Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival / Short Film Méliès d'Argent

Reset

Director: Marcus Kryler & Fredrik Åkerström / Country: Sweden / Year: 2013 / Type: Short / Duration: 16 / Festivals & Awards: Imagine Film Festival / Short Film Méliès d'Argent

Sophie lives alone with her mother on a remote farm, pining for her father who has disappeared, but sends letters once a month for his daughter. One morning when a new letter arrives, everything changes suddenly and nothing will ever be the same.... Read more »

Canis

Director: Marc Riba & Anna Solanas / Country: Spain / Year: 2013 / Type: Short / Duration: 17 mins / Festivals & Awards: Haapsalu Horror & Fantasy Film Festival / Short Film Méliès d'Argent

Teo survives, isolated in a house constantly besieged by a horde of stray dogs. It seems destiny has no other plans, than keeping Theo there, until one day something obscure happens. (Source: IMDB) Read more »

Lothar

Director: Luca Zuberbühler / Country: Switzerland / Year: 2013 / Type: Short / Duration: 13 mins / Festivals & Awards: Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival / Short Film Méliès d'Argent

Lothar is cursed; every time he sneezes, something nearby explodes. Living as a recluse in a bunker, he is forced to leave one day, when his toaster gives up its ghost. (Source: NIFFF) Read more »

24 hours with Lucia

Director: Marcos Cabotá / Country: Spain / Year: 2013 / Type: Short / Duration: 15 mins / Festivals & Awards: Grossmann Fantastic Film & Wine Festival / Short Film Méliès d'Argent

Lucía has been possessed by the devil. Nacho, her husband, will have to learn to live with it. Read more »

Pela Boca Morre o Peixe

Director: João P. Nunes / Country: Portugal / Year: 2013 / Duration: 13 mins / Festivals & Awards: MOTELx - Lisbon International Horror Film Festival / Short Film Méliès d'Argent

Years of illegal fishing made him famous among those that share a passion for the grotesque and the unlawful. One day, the hunter becomes prey. Read more »

Robotics

Director: Jasper Bazuin / Country: The Netherlands / Year: 2013 / Type: Short / Duration: 18 mins / Festivals & Awards: Strasbourg European Fantastic Film Festival / Short Film Méliès d'Argent

John has built a robot-double of himself in the hopes of having a better life, but the double son surpasses John's expectations. Read more »

Tin & Tina

Director: Rubin Stein / Country: Spain / Year: 2013 / Type: Short / Duration: 12 mins / Festivals & Awards: Lund International Fantastic Film Festival / Short Film Méliès d'Argent

This evening is going to be very different from the others, since Tin and Tina doesn’t want to eat their purée. Because they have something more important on their minds… [They want to clean the fathers soul and sedate him with something they put in... Read more »

The Body

Director: Paul Davis / Country: England / Year: 2013 / Type: Short / Duration: 19 mins / Festivals & Awards: Sitges - Festival Internacional de Cinema de Catalunya / Short Film Méliès d'Argent, Sitges - Festival Internacional de Cinema de Catalunya / Short Film Méliès d'Or

The Story of a murderer who uses the cover of Halloween night to casually transport his latest victim through the busy streets of London, to its final resting place. Read more »

2013

8

Director: Raúl Cerezo / Country: Spain / Year: 2011 / Type: Short / Duration: 15 mins / Festivals & Awards: Razor Reel Flanders Film Festival / Short Film Méliès d'Argent

At the age of 8, will, discipline and personality of a child begin to take shape and the contrast between good and evil takes its way. Finally it’s time to see our desire fulfilled. His desire. Be quiet. You are invited. (Source: MadTerrorFest) Read more »

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 »

Employee of the Month

Director: Olivier Beguin / Country: Switzerland / Year: 2012 / Type: Short / Duration: 14 mins / Festivals & Awards: ScienceplusFiction - Trieste International Science Fiction Film 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 »

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 »

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 »

The Fright

Director: J.J Marcos / Country: Spain / Year: 2011 / Type: Short / Duration: 15 / Festivals & Awards: Fanomenon - Leeds International Film Festival / Short Film Méliès d'Argent

Alvaro Torres is a normal guy that unexpectedly beset by terrible nightmares and hallucinations, with appalling creatures that will take him to the limit of the madness. He will have to fight, so as not to lose his mind, against something horrible that... 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 »

Chambre Double

Director: Mathieu Mortelmans / Country: Belgium / Year: 2013 / Type: Short / Duration: 15 mins / Festivals & Awards: Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival / Short Film Méliès d'Argent

Gilles is a doctor. After a procedure, in the middle of the night he ends up in a small hotel in a downtown area. As soon as Gilles enters his room, the hotel receptionist knocks on his door and asks Gilles to help care for a young woman who was badly... 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 »

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 »

Entre Ange et Demon

Director: Pascal Forney / Country: Switzerland / Year: 2013 / Type: Short / Duration: 8 / Festivals & Awards: Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival / Short Film Méliès d'Argent

Two entities, facing off in a duel between good and evil, take a welcome break from their never-ending battle. Read more »

Mystery

Director: Chema García Ibarra / Country: Spain / Year: 2013 / Type: Short / Duration: 12 mins / Festivals & Awards: Espoo Ciné International Film Festival / Short Film Méliès d'Argent

They say that if you put your ear to the back of her neck, you can hear the Virgin speak. Read more »

The Gravedigger

Director: André Gil Mata / Country: Portugal / Year: 2013 / Type: Short / Duration: 14 mins / Festivals & Awards: MOTELx - Lisbon International Horror Film Festival / Short Film Méliès d'Argent

A story of a child who was born a monster, narrated under the moonlight. 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 »

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 »

Voice Over

Director: Martín Roseta / Country: Spain / Year: 2011 / Type: Short / Duration: 10 mins / Festivals & Awards: FanCine Málaga - Festival de Cine Fantástico / Short Film Méliès d'Argent, Sitges - Festival Internacional de Cinema de Catalunya / Short Film Méliès d'Or

I won't tell you whose voice over leads us through three extreme situations that are actually the same. Will you survive? (Source: IMDB) Read more »

2012

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 »

Danny Boy

Director: Marek Skrobecki / Country: Switzerland / Year: 2010 / Type: Short / Duration: 11 mins / Festivals & Awards: FanCine Málaga - Festival de Cine Fantástico / Short Film Méliès d'Argent

A young poet falls in love. A city awaits a drama to unfold. A time of sadness and conformity, a time of decisions. There is light, there is hope, there is poetry behind the dark clouds of our world. (Source: Swissfilms.ch) Read more »

Decapoda Shock

Director: Javier Chillon / Country: Spain / Year: 2011 / Type: Short / Duration: 9 mins / Festivals & Awards: Fanomenon - Leeds International Film Festival / Short Film Méliès d'Argent

A man returns from a journey in space and it turns out it come with some side effects. At home he also discovers things that has happened and that he must retaliate. But whom can he trust? Read more »

Feed Me

Director: Niels Dekker / Country: The Netherlands / Year: 2011 / Type: Short / Duration: 5 mins / Festivals & Awards: Imagine Film Festival / Short Film Méliès d'Argent

A feeder is getting bored with his current project… (Source: Dekker) Read more »

Legend

Director: Pau Teixidor / Country: Spain / Year: 2011 / Type: Short / Duration: 16 mins / Festivals & Awards: Grossmann Fantastic Film & Wine Festival / Short Film Méliès d'Argent

A ten year old girl is on a road trip with her family. She reads a legend about a pack of wolves that kidnaps a human child. But is it really just a legend? She will soon find out. (Source: LIFFF) Read more »

Nursery Crimes

Director: L. Whyte / Country: England / Year: 2010 / Type: Short / Duration: 3,34 mins / Festivals & Awards: Abertoir Horror Festival / Short Film Méliès d'Argent

Nursery Crimes is a mixed media animated short about Little Bo Peep—who has slaughtered her sheep and doesn’t know where to hide them! Witnessed disposing of the bodies by Mary Contrary, Bo struggles to conceal the evidence. The resulting spree sees... Read more »

Paths of Hate

Director: Damian Nenow / Year: 2010 / Type: Short / Duration: 10 mins / Festivals & Awards: San Sebastian Horror & Fantasy Film Festival / Short Film Méliès d'Argent

A short tale about the demons that slumber deep in the human soul and have the power to push people into the abyss of blind hate, fury and rage. (Source: IMDB) 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 »

Out of Erasers

Director: Erik Rosenlund / Country: Sweden, Denmark / Year: 2011 / Type: Short / Duration: 15 mins / Festivals & Awards: ScienceplusFiction - Trieste International Science Fiction Film Festival / Short Film Méliès d'Argent

A woman is infected by doodles on her way home. With the help of an eraser the woman succeeds in removing the scribbles. But the eraser factory has burned down and the scribbles are slowly taking over the world. Armed with only one eraser the woman... Read more »

The Bird Spider

Director: Jaime Dezcallar / Country: Spain / Year: 2011 / Type: Short / Duration: 14 mins / Festivals & Awards: Strasbourg European Fantastic Film Festival / Short Film Méliès d'Argent

To get his mind off his ex girlfriend, our hero creates his personal hell. He releases a bird spider in his apartment and his life changes forever. The perfect movie for us arachnofobes. (Source: LIFFF) Read more »

The Origin of Creatures

Director: Floris Kaayk / Country: The Netherlands / Year: 2010 / Type: Short / Duration: 12 mins / Festivals & Awards: Razor Reel Flanders Film Festival / Short Film Méliès d'Argent

A futuristic vision of a world after a catastrophic disaster. In this dark parable mutated limbs are looking for cooperation, but due to miscommunication this mission is doomed to fail. (Source: Floris Kaayk) Read more »

The Unliving

Director: Hugo Lilja / Country: Sweden / Year: 2010 / Type: Short / Duration: 28 mins / Festivals & Awards: Sitges - Festival Internacional de Cinema de Catalunya / Short Film Méliès d'Argent

Post apocalyptic short film about a zombie virus that has spread over Sweden. The few remaining virus free survivors has closed themselves in gated communities away from the zombies. The survivors have learned to control the zombies with drugs so they... Read more »

Noise

Director: Przemyslaw Adamski / Country: Poland / Year: 2010 / Type: Short / Duration: 7 mins / Festivals & Awards: Lund International Fantastic Film Festival / Short Film Méliès d'Argent

A game of synesthetic imagination is created in an apartment. Sounds are evoking images and creating their own playful world. (Source: LIFFF) Read more »

2011

The Elemental

Director: Robert Sproul-Cran / Country: England / Year: 2009 / Type: Short / Duration: 12 mins / Festivals & Awards: Abertoir Horror Festival / Short Film Méliès d'Argent

The Peacock Eye

Director: Gerlando Infuso / Country: Belgium / Year: 2010 / Type: Short / Festivals & Awards: Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival / Short Film Méliès d'Argent

Falling Apart

Director: Jasper Wessels / Country: The Netherlands / Year: 2011 / Type: Short / Duration: 8 mins / Festivals & Awards: Espoo Ciné International Film Festival / Short Film Méliès d'Argent

Frank is a man facing a very exceptional, unfortunate situation. His point of gravity is slipping away, and soon his social life will fall apart. (Source: IMDB) Read more »

First Contact

Director: Pau Escribano / Country: Spain / Year: 2009 / Type: Short / Duration: 9 mins / Festivals & Awards: FanCine Málaga - Festival de Cine Fantástico / Short Film Méliès d'Argent

An astronaut has been navigating alone through space for 13 years, 7 months, 2 days, 5 hours and 2 minutes. His mission is to find and investigate new intelligent life forms. However, he has not found anyone so far. (Source: IMDB) Read more »

Yuri Lennon's Landing on Alpha 46

Director: Anthony Vouardoux / Country: Germany, Switzerland / Year: 2010 / Type: Short / Festivals & Awards: Fanomenon - Leeds International Film Festival / Short Film Méliès d'Argent

A Day in the Country

Director: Lucas Vossoughi / Country: Austria / Year: 2010 / Type: Short / Duration: 8 mins / Festivals & Awards: Grossmann Fantastic Film & Wine Festival / Short Film Méliès d'Argent

To Swallow a Toad

Director: Jurgis Karsons / Country: Latvia / Year: 2010 / Type: Short / Duration: 10 mins / Festivals & Awards: Lund International Fantastic Film Festival / Short Film Méliès d'Argent

Brutal Relax

Director: Adrian Cardona / David Munoz / Rafa Dengra / Country: Spain / Year: 2010 / Type: Short / Duration: 15 mins / Festivals & Awards: Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival / Short Film Méliès d'Argent

Mr Olivares has already recovered, but now he needs a vacation. To go to some heavenly place where he can relax and blithely enjoy himself. (Source: IMDB) Read more »

Hatch

Director: Damian Mc Carthy / Country: Ireland / Year: 2009 / Type: Short / Duration: 10 mins / Festivals & Awards: San Sebastian Horror & Fantasy Film Festival / Short Film Méliès d'Argent

Daddy's Girl

Director: Helen Komini Olsen / Country: Norway / Type: Short / Duration: 9 mins / Festivals & Awards: ScienceplusFiction - Trieste International Science Fiction Film Festival / Short Film Méliès d'Argent

A girl needs to get rid of her father. (Source: IMDB) Read more »

Les Bessones del Carrer de Ponent

Director: Marc Riba / Anna Solanas / Country: Spain / Year: 2010 / Type: Short / Duration: 13 mins / Festivals & Awards: Sitges - Festival Internacional de Cinema de Catalunya / Short Film Méliès d'Argent

Ointments, elixirs and poultices. Enriqueta and Ramoneta will attend your needs with discretion, reserve and pleasant manners at Sunset Street No. 17A, Barcelona. Not sold in drugstores or chemist's shops. (Source: IMDB) Read more »

La femme à cordes

Director: Vladimir Mavounia-Kouka / Country: France / Year: 2010 / Type: Short / Duration: 15 mins / Festivals & Awards: Strasbourg European Fantastic Film Festival / Short Film Méliès d'Argent

Sugar

Director: Jeroen Annokkee / Country: The Netherlands / Year: 2010 / Type: Short / Duration: 8 mins / Festivals & Awards: Imagine Film Festival / Short Film Méliès d'Argent, Sitges - Festival Internacional de Cinema de Catalunya / Short Film Méliès d'Or

2010

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 »

Mr. Foley

Director: Daddy / Country: Ireland / Year: 2009 / Type: Short / Duration: 5 mins / Festivals & Awards: Strasbourg European Fantastic Film Festival / Short Film Méliès d'Argent

Sound effects can have a strange effect, especially on Mr. Foley. Read more »

One of Those Days

Director: Hattie Dalton / Country: England / Year: 2008 / Type: Short / Duration: 14 mins / Festivals & Awards: Sitges - Festival Internacional de Cinema de Catalunya / Short Film Méliès d'Argent

We've all had "one of those days" - when nothing seems to go right, when life just seems to be dealing you one poor hand after another. Unfortunately for Howard Whittam, that day is Judgment Day. (IMDB) Read more »

Virtual Dating

Director: Katia Olivier / Country: Belgium / Year: 2009 / Type: Short / Duration: 15 mins / Festivals & Awards: ScienceplusFiction - Trieste International Science Fiction Film Festival / Short Film Méliès d'Argent

A young woman in need of love finds happiness by buying a robot: "Prince Charming". It fulfills her every fantasy for her greatest pleasure until the day when it becomes uncontrollable and transforms into her worst nightmare. (IMDB) Read more »

Barbee Butcher

Director: Sophie Lagues / Country: The Netherlands, France / Year: 2010 / Type: Short / Duration: 6 mins / Festivals & Awards: San Sebastian Horror & Fantasy Film Festival / Short Film Méliès d'Argent

A greenish clay creature cuts a barbie doll with the aim of changing its own appearance... with unexpected results. (IMDB) Read more »

Echo

Director: Dennis Van Den Bergh / Country: Belgium / Year: 2009 / Type: Short / Festivals & Awards: Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival / Short Film Méliès d'Argent

The End

Director: Eduardo Chapero-Jackson / Country: Spain / Year: 2008 / Type: Short / Duration: 26 mins / Festivals & Awards: FanCine Málaga - Festival de Cine Fantástico / Short Film Méliès d'Argent

What if the beginning was really The End? Read more »

Maquetas

Director: Carlos Vermut / Country: Spain / Year: 2009 / Type: Short / Duration: 4 mins / Festivals & Awards: Utopiales - Festival International de Science-Fiction de Nantes / Short Film Méliès d'Argent

The testimonies of three forgotten victims whose lives have changed due to a common tragedy. A tragedy of unimaginable dimensions. (Source: Read more »

Try a Little Tenderness

Director: Benjamin Teske / Country: Germany / Year: 2009 / Type: Short / Duration: 12 mins / Festivals & Awards: Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival / Short Film Méliès d'Argent

Out of a Forest

Director: Tobias Gundorff Boesen / Country: Denmark / Year: 2010 / Type: Short / Duration: 6 mins / Festivals & Awards: Lund International Fantastic Film Festival / Short Film Méliès d'Argent

A family of rabbits are having a birthday party under a big tree, unaware that a mischievous wolf is approaching. (Source: IMDB) Read more »

Pivot

Director: André Bergs / Country: The Netherlands / Year: 2009 / Type: Short / Duration: 5 mins / Festivals & Awards: Imagine Film Festival / Short Film Méliès d'Argent

Pathos

Director: Dennis Cabella / Marcello Ercole / Fabio Prati / Country: Italy / Year: 2010 / Type: Short / Duration: 17 mins / Festivals & Awards: Fanomenon - Leeds International Film Festival / Short Film Méliès d'Argent

Huge plains of waste cover every corner of the Planet. Toxic gases make the air unbreathable. Acid rain poisons the water. Global warming make the surface uninhabitable and hostile. The Earth is dead. And the process is not reversible. But Mankind,... Read more »

2009

Die Schneider Krankheit

Director: Javier Chillon / Country: Spain / Year: 2008 / Type: Short / Duration: 10 mins / Festivals & Awards: Espoo Ciné International Film Festival / Short Film Méliès d'Argent

The fifties, a Soviet space shuttle crashes in West Germany. The only passenger, a cosmonaut chimpanzee, spreads a deadly virus all over the country. (Source: IMDB) Read more »

Dans leur peau

Director: Arnaud Malherbe / Country: France / Year: 2008 / Type: Short / Duration: 20 mins / Festivals & Awards: FanCine Málaga - Festival de Cine Fantástico / Short Film Méliès d'Argent

Short Cut

Director: Pascal Chind / Country: France / Year: 2008 / Type: Short / Duration: 15 mins / Festivals & Awards: Fanomenon - Leeds International Film Festival / Short Film Méliès d'Argent

For Tom, when it comes to big love, size doesn't matter. But for Françoise, the woman he loves, it might do. If the woman doesn't weigh up the consequences of her actions, other people might solve the little disagreement. (Source: IMDB) Read more »

Mama

Director: Andrés Muschietti / Country: Spain / Year: 2008 / Type: Short / Duration: 3 mins / Festivals & Awards: Fantasporto - Oporto International Film Festival / Short Film Méliès d'Argent

A young girl wakes up and tells her sister that their mother has returned home. (Source: IMDB) Read more »

Because there are things you never forget

Director: Lucas M Figueroa / Country: Spain / Year: 2008 / Type: Short / Duration: 12 mins / Festivals & Awards: Lund International Fantastic Film Festival / Short Film Méliès d'Argent

Four friends play soccer on the street. Suddenly the ball falls inside "Evil Grandma's" house. (Source: IMDB) Read more »

Lägg M för Mord

Director: Magnus Holmgren / Country: Sweden / Year: 2008 / Type: Short / Duration: 8 mins / Festivals & Awards: Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival / Short Film Méliès d'Argent

On the hottest day of the year a husband figures out a way to get rid of his annoying wife in a game of scrabble. (Source: IMDB) Read more »

Cotton Candy

Director: Aritz Lazkano / Country: Spain / Year: 2008 / Type: Short / Duration: 11 mins / Festivals & Awards: San Sebastian Horror & Fantasy Film Festival / Short Film Méliès d'Argent

Las Horas Muertas

Director: Haritz Zubillaga / Country: Spain / Year: 2007 / Type: Short / Duration: 14 mins / Festivals & Awards: Ravenna Nightmare Film Festival / Short Film Méliès d'Argent

Kingz

Director: Benni Diez / Marinko Spahic / Country: Germany / Year: 2007 / Type: Short / Duration: 20 mins / Festivals & Awards: ScienceplusFiction - Trieste International Science Fiction Film Festival / Short Film Méliès d'Argent

Afterville

Director: Fabio Guaglione / Fabio Resinaro / Country: Italy / Year: 2008 / Type: Short / Duration: 30 mins / Festivals & Awards: Sitges - Festival Internacional de Cinema de Catalunya / Short Film Méliès d'Argent

What will you do...on the Last Day? (Source: IMDB) Read more »

This Way Up

Director: Adam Foulkes / Alan Smith / Country: England / Year: 2008 / Type: Short / Duration: 9 mins / Festivals & Awards: Utopiales - Festival International de Science-Fiction de Nantes / Short Film Méliès d'Argent

A.T Shank & Son have a bad day at the parlour when a falling boulder flattens their hearse. (Source: IMDB) Read more »

Cold and Dry

Director: Kristoffer Joner / Country: Norway / Year: 2008 / Type: Short / Duration: 12 mins / Festivals & Awards: Imagine Film Festival / Short Film Méliès d'Argent, Sitges - Festival Internacional de Cinema de Catalunya / Short Film Méliès d'Or

At the Federal Beurau of People Preservation, every problem in the world is solved swiftly and painlessly. (Source: IMDB) Read more »

2008

Bitten

Director: David Morley / Country: France / Year: 2007 / Type: Short / Duration: 13 mins / Festivals & Awards: Dead by Dawn: Scotland's International Horror Film Festival / Short Film Méliès d'Argent

The times are dark; authorities have recommended confinement. In a forest, at night, a young woman is chased by a man and takes refuge in a remote farm. The old couple who take her in now prepare to receive the armed attacker... (Source: Clermont... Read more »

Curse of the Remote Island

Director: CHRZU Christer Lindström / Country: Finland / Year: 2008 / Type: Short / Duration: 16 mins / Festivals & Awards: Espoo Ciné International Film Festival / Short Film Méliès d'Argent

A curse falls upon Sir Void who is hunting his runaway moustache in the jungles of the tropical isle. Sir Void switches the cannel and travels through time with dire consequences. (Source: LIFFF) Read more »

Avant Petalos Grillados

Director: Velasco Broca / Country: Spain / Year: 2006 / Type: Short / Duration: 10 mins / Festivals & Awards: FanCine Málaga - Festival de Cine Fantástico / Short Film Méliès d'Argent

A bodybuilder, extraterrestrials, kidnapping, 40 gallons of blood—this is a beautiful, sometimes silly trip shot in Spain in stunning black & white. (Source: New Orleans Film Society) Read more »

Machine

Director: Gabe Ibanez / Country: Spain / Year: 2006 / Type: Short / Duration: 17 mins / Festivals & Awards: Fanomenon - Leeds International Film Festival / Short Film Méliès d'Argent

A girl breaks through pain and bewilderment to discover her new essence and finds the way to reconcile with mankind. (Source: Brooklyn Film Festival) Read more »

Ark

Director: Grzegorz Jonkajtys / Country: Poland / Year: 2007 / Type: Short / Duration: 8 mins / Festivals & Awards: Fantasporto - Oporto International Film Festival / Short Film Méliès d'Argent

An unknown virus has destroyed almost the entire human population. Oblivious to the true nature of the disease, the only remaining survivors escape to the sea. In great ships, they set off in search of uninhabited land. So begins the exodus, led by one... Read more »

De Overkant

Director: Iván López Núñez / Country: The Netherlands / Year: 2006 / Type: Short / Duration: 14 mins / Festivals & Awards: Imagine Film Festival / Short Film Méliès d'Argent

After a hard day's work a boy want to go to the other side of the channel and go home. However, two squash players here think otherwise. (Source: Top of the Flops (translated)) Read more »

Raymond

Director: Fabrice Le Nezet, Francois Roisin, Jules Janaud / Country: France, South Africa / Year: 2007 / Type: Short / Duration: 6 mins / Festivals & Awards: Lund International Fantastic Film Festival / Short Film Méliès d'Argent

Raymond has the ambition to travel the world and explore the oceans but he's to lazy. He gets help from a laboratory which has invented liquids that create movements in objects. Also in humans... A hilarious film! (Source: LIFFF) Read more »

Scary

Director: Martijn Hullegie / Country: The Netherlands / Year: 2007 / Type: Short / Duration: 10 mins / Festivals & Awards: Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival / Short Film Méliès d'Argent

Barbara and Oliver are a couple for thirteen years now. Their motto: ‘Never go dull’. The film starts when their game – scare eachother to death and then make love – has changed to well prepared actions. (Source: Armadillo) Read more »

La Dama en el Umbral

Director: Jorge Dayas / Country: Spain / Year: 2007 / Duration: 14 mins / Festivals & Awards: Ravenna Nightmare Film Festival / Short Film Méliès d'Argent

Beginning of the twentieth century. Captain Michel Alban arrives in a city in France. That very night he discovers a fascinating woman that lives in the house he sees through his window. (Source: Warsaw Film Festival) Read more »

The Pearce Sisters

Director: Luis Cook / Country: United Kingdom / Year: 2007 / Type: Short / Duration: 9 mins / Festivals & Awards: San Sebastian Horror & Fantasy Film Festival / Short Film Méliès d'Argent

An amusingly bleak hearted tale of two weather lashed old spinsters. lol and edna pearce live on a remote and austere strip of coast. they scrape out a miserable existence from the sea. the pearce sisters is a tale of love, loneliness, guts, gore,... Read more »

Absence

Director: Kevin Lecomte / Country: France / Year: 2007 / Type: Short / Duration: 7 mins / Festivals & Awards: ScienceplusFiction - Trieste International Science Fiction Film Festival / Short Film Méliès d'Argent

A message on an answering machine breaks the silence of a dull flat. The room is empty but for a roaming woman in a dressing gown... (Source: PiFan) Read more »

The Big Garage

Director: Uwe Nagel / Country: Germany / Year: 2007 / Type: Short / Duration: 22 mins / Festivals & Awards: Sitges - Festival Internacional de Cinema de Catalunya / Short Film Méliès d'Argent

Behrens’ car breaks down somewhere on a deserted country road in the middle of the night. It’s raining and there’s no telephone for miles around. Suddenly a breakdown truck appears out of nowhere. The mechanic is an unfriendly and dangerous-looking... Read more »

DVD

Director: Ciro Altabas / Country: Spain / Year: 2006 / Type: Short / Duration: 17 mins / Festivals & Awards: Utopiales - Festival International de Science-Fiction de Nantes / Short Film Méliès d'Argent

The perfect love story for the modern nerd is told through sci-fi movie references while using storytelling techniques perfect for our digital age. (Source: Palm Springs Festival of Short Films) Read more »

Of Cats & Women

Director: Jonas Govaerts / Country: Belgium / Year: 2007 / Type: Short / Duration: 12 mins / Festivals & Awards: Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival / Short Film Méliès d'Argent, Sitges - Festival Internacional de Cinema de Catalunya / Short Film Méliès d'Or

Of Cats & Women is a short film directed by Jonas Govaerts, about a woman consumed by jealousy. To get back at her ex-lover and his new girlfriend, she decides to kidnap their cat... (Source: Screener I) Read more »

2007

Dreamtime

Director: Tom Van Avermaet / Country: Belgium / Year: 2006 / Type: Short / Duration: 20 mins / Festivals & Awards: Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival / Short Film Méliès d'Argent

A dystopian story about the world with no time for dreams. Still anyone can unwillingly get caught in one, even if punishment follows. The most unlikely rebel arises. (Source: LIFFF) Read more »

The Faeries of Blackheath Woods

Director: Ciaran Foy / Country: Ireland / Year: 2006 / Type: Short / Duration: 4 mins / Festivals & Awards: Cinénygma Luxembourg International Film Festival / Short Film Méliès d'Argent

Litte girl in the woods. Visually rich in details the film transforms a simple tale of childish curiosity gone hideously astray into a beautiful and intense short film. (Source: LIFFF) Read more »

Zombie Western: It Came from the West

Director: Tor Fruergaard / Country: Denmark / Year: 2007 / Type: Short / Duration: 17 mins / Festivals & Awards: Dead by Dawn: Scotland's International Horror Film Festival / Short Film Méliès d'Argent

Animated dolls in western environment, Indian magic, a gigantic chainsaw, splatter and in Danish of course! ATTENTION! This film is NOT for weak-pissers! (Source: LIFFF) Read more »

Blaxorcist

Director: Edward King / Country: Ireland / Year: 2007 / Type: Short / Duration: 6 mins / Festivals & Awards: Espoo Ciné International Film Festival / Short Film Méliès d'Argent

The Blaxorcist is a comedy about a black priest who is called upon to perform an exorcism on a young white girl whose soul has been possessed by soul. The Espoo Cine Melies d'Argent jury described the short as ‘a six-minute soul exorcist, a funny,... Read more »

Home Video

Director: Ed Boase / Country: United Kingdom / Year: 2005 / Type: Short / Duration: 4 mins / Festivals & Awards: Fanomenon - Leeds International Film Festival / Short Film Méliès d'Argent

Someone is watching her. A creeping sensation grows into a paralyzing knowledge: You are not safe! (Source: LIFFF) Read more »

Finkle's Odyssey

Director: Barney Clay / Country: United Kingdom / Year: 2007 / Type: Short / Duration: 17 mins / Festivals & Awards: Fantasporto - Oporto International Film Festival / Short Film Méliès d'Argent

A serious case of writers block makes the desperate writer turn to unconventional means. The help is to be found but in quite an unexpected place. (Source: LIFFF) Read more »

Maestro

Director: Géza M Tóth / Country: Hungary / Year: 2005 / Type: Short / Duration: 5 mins / Festivals & Awards: Imagine Film Festival / Short Film Méliès d'Argent

The Maestro is preparing for the spotlight with some help from his dedicated assistant. A beautifully orchestrated animation surprises and spreads delight. (Source: LIFFF) Read more »

Mebana

Director: Daniel Wallentin / Country: Sweden / Year: 2005 / Type: Short / Duration: 15 mins / Festivals & Awards: Lund International Fantastic Film Festival / Short Film Méliès d'Argent

A film about a meeting between a human and an imaginary creature. Also a story about the initial need for love, and how far some of us are prepared to go to get it. (Source: LIFFF) Read more »

Silence is Golden

Director: Chris Shepherd / Country: France, United Kingdom / Year: 2006 / Type: Short / Duration: 15 mins / Festivals & Awards: Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival / Short Film Méliès d'Argent

A boy with a vivacios imagination has a neighbour that is not right in the head. The not so peaceful co-existence cumulates and has consequences. (Source: LIFFF) Read more »

Plastic

Director: Mark Davies / Country: United Kingdom / Year: 2006 / Type: Short / Duration: 15 mins / Festivals & Awards: Ravenna Nightmare Film Festival / Short Film Méliès d'Argent

A full movie in fifteen minutes? Yes, it can happen. And afterwards you say that you felt there was something about the girl the minute you laid your eyes on her. (Source: LIFFF) Read more »

Delivery

Director: Till Nowak / Country: Germany / Year: 2005 / Type: Short / Duration: 9 mins / Festivals & Awards: San Sebastian Horror & Fantasy Film Festival / Short Film Méliès d'Argent

An old man lives a lonely life under the dark shadows of industrial smog. One day he receives a mysterious package which gives him the ability to change his environment. (Source: IMDB) Read more »

Final Journey

Director: Brendan Muldowney / Country: Ireland / Year: 2006 / Type: Short / Duration: 3 mins / Festivals & Awards: ScienceplusFiction - Trieste International Science Fiction Film Festival / Short Film Méliès d'Argent

Isn't it a shame that everything must die, But when sweet life passes on, Where do our souls then fly? (Source: Irish Film Board) Read more »

Doodle

Director: Sam Rogers / Country: United Kingdom / Year: 2006 / Type: Short / Duration: 5 mins / Festivals & Awards: Sitges - Festival Internacional de Cinema de Catalunya / Short Film Méliès d'Argent

Having a boring job can lead to a life-threathening situation. Do not let you pen wander uncontrollable over the blank paper in front of you. (Source: LIFFF) Read more »

Sniffer

Director: Bobbie Peers / Country: Norway / Year: 2006 / Type: Short / Duration: 10 mins / Festivals & Awards: Utopiales - Festival International de Science-Fiction de Nantes / Short Film Méliès d'Argent, Lund International Fantastic Film Festival / Short Film Méliès d'Or

One morning, in a gravity-less surreal world, a "sniffer" at a deodorant factory, one morning has to be saved from the ceiling by his wife. (Source: IMDB) Read more »

2006

Murielle Moi Non Plus

Director: Christine Guilbaud / Country: France / Year: 2004 / Type: Short / Duration: 11 mins 50 secs / Festivals & Awards: Utopiales - Festival International de Science-Fiction de Nantes / Short Film Méliès d'Argent

Once upon a time there was the man and his machine, Murielle, a neuromatrix of the lastest generation. The man maintains real couple reports with Murielle. She satisfies all his physical and psychological needs thanks to two visible interfaces: a... Read more »

City Paradise

Director: Gaëlle Denis / Country: United Kingdom / Year: 2004 / Type: Short / Duration: 6 mins / Festivals & Awards: Sitges - Festival Internacional de Cinema de Catalunya / Short Film Méliès d'Argent

London is a big city, and for those new to it, it can sometimes seem quite scary. But Tomoko, who arrives from Japan to learn English, accidentally discovers a mysterious, secret city underground inhabited by friendly little aliens and beautiful... Read more »

Terra Incognita

Director: Peter Volkart / Country: Switzerland / Year: 2005 / Type: Short / Duration: 15 mins / Festivals & Awards: ScienceplusFiction - Trieste International Science Fiction Film Festival / Short Film Méliès d'Argent

In the 1920's, an unorthodox physicist challenges physical laws by claiming that gravity does not exist. (Source: Clermont Filmfest) Read more »

Rare Exports Inc.

Director: Jalmari Helander / Country: Finland / Year: 2003 / Type: Short / Duration: 8 mins / Festivals & Awards: San Sebastian Horror & Fantasy Film Festival / Short Film Méliès d'Argent

An elite trio of expert hunters venture into the woods to track and capture an especially rare and dangerous prey for the Christmas season. (Source: IMDB) Read more »

The Ten Steps

Director: Brendan Muldowney / Country: Ireland / Year: 2004 / Type: Short / Duration: 10 mins / Festivals & Awards: Ravenna Nightmare Film Festival / Short Film Méliès d'Argent

Set in Ireland, a family moves to a new city neighborhood, taking residence in a large, old house that is rumored to have a dodgy past. Their young daughter Katie is caught in a power outage while the parents are out to dinner, and her father insists... Read more »

The Old Pro

Director: Rasmus Borowski, Arne Jysch / Country: Germany / Year: 2005 / Type: Short / Duration: 15 mins / Festivals & Awards: Lund International Fantastic Film Festival / Short Film Méliès d'Argent

This story gives us the feel of an episode from an old 50´s horror comic. An old man gets an assignment from a mystical woman who lives in a castle out in the countryside. It will be one of his strangest assignments yet... (Source: LIFFF) Read more »

Dilemma

Director: Boris Paval Conen / Country: The Netherlands / Year: 2005 / Type: Short / Duration: 10 mins / Festivals & Awards: Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival / Short Film Méliès d'Argent

Just before a truck hits a ten-year-old boy everything comes to a standstill. A man who is witnessing the accident is the only one who can move in the frozen world and he discovers a way to save the life of the child. But in his attempt to alter the... Read more »

El Ciclo

Director: Victor Garcia / Country: Spain / Year: 2003 / Type: Short / Duration: 9 mins / Festivals & Awards: Imagine Film Festival / Short Film Méliès d'Argent

A naked, blood-soaked man throws a corpse into a dimly lit basement. The cadaver lands against another body. (Source: IMDB) Read more »

The Legend of the Scarecrow

Director: Marco Besas / Year: 2005 / Type: Short / Duration: 10 mins / Festivals & Awards: Fantasporto - Oporto International Film Festival / Short Film Méliès d'Argent

A lonely scarecrow tries to befriend a group of birds without success, and he can't understand why they don't want to approach him. A blind wounded crow falls at his feet and the scarecrow takes care of it; through the bird he learns why the crows are... Read more »

Monsters

Director: Robert Morgan / Country: United Kingdom / Year: 2004 / Type: Short / Duration: 12 mins 30 secs / Festivals & Awards: Fanomenon - Leeds International Film Festival / Short Film Méliès d'Argent

A young boy, from a wicked and largely disinterested family, begins to turn to animal cruelty for satisfaction. (Source: IMDB) Read more »

Avatar

Director: Lluís Quílez / Country: Spain, France / Year: 2005 / Type: Short / Duration: 15 mins / Festivals & Awards: FanCine Málaga - Festival de Cine Fantástico / Short Film Méliès d'Argent

Avatar: 1) Chance event that usually involves a sudden change in the course of something. Change of fortune. 2) Tests someone goes through. 3) Lack of application or alternation of prosperous and adverse events. (Source: IMDB) Read more »

The Hidden Face

Director: Elbert van Strien / Country: The Netherlands / Year: 2004 / Type: Short / Duration: 15 mins / Festivals & Awards: Espoo Ciné International Film Festival / Short Film Méliès d'Argent

Eight-year-old Lisa feels something is wrong with her grandma. Is grandma still grandma, or is she someone else? Eerie thriller shows the puzzling world through a child's eyes. (Source: IMDB) Read more »

Alicia's Eyes

Director: Hugo Sanz / Country: Spain / Year: 2005 / Type: Short / Duration: 9 mins / Festivals & Awards: Dead by Dawn: Scotland's International Horror Film Festival / Short Film Méliès d'Argent

Andrea wakens in an empty room with her hands tied and her eyes covered. On trying to sit up, a television switches on and a woman speaks out at her from the screen. (Source: Fantasy FilmFest Archiv) Read more »

Doll 639

Director: András Desi, Gábor Móray / Country: Hungary / Year: 2005 / Type: Short / Duration: 15 mins / Festivals & Awards: Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival / Short Film Méliès d'Argent

A lonely man lives in his cozy apartment, disturbed only by an endless train rattling in front of his window. He spends the days in his workplace, and gets everything he may need in the night. Until some strange incidents derail the routine. The story... Read more »

Starfly

Director: Beryl Koltz / Country: Luxembourg / Year: 2005 / Type: Short / Duration: 19 mins / Festivals & Awards: Cinénygma Luxembourg International Film Festival / Short Film Méliès d'Argent, Espoo Ciné International Film Festival / Short Film Méliès d'Or

Bobby Baxter, an astronaut who has been travelling through space for ages, is forced to return to earth. Single, without friends or family, except for his alcoholic father, Bobby has to face the hard realities of life... (Source: BSISFSS) Read more »

2004

The Next One

Director: Lluís Quílez / Country: Spain / Year: 2004 / Type: Short / Duration: 16 mins / Festivals & Awards: Cinénygma Luxembourg International Film Festival / Short Film Méliès d'Argent

All of us hide some demon inside, and we don't stop looking for him until he find us. (Source: IMDB) Read more »

Moonglow

Director: Peter Ghesquière / Country: Belgium / Year: 2004 / Type: Short / Duration: 16 mins / Festivals & Awards: Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival / Short Film Méliès d'Argent

An eight-year-old boy along with his parents reside in a dictorial regime, many ambiguous things take place with them. The wife witnesses the murder of her husband; knowing that the life of her son will collapse, she keeps her husbands death a secret.... Read more »

Cinemare

Director: CHRZU Christer Lindström / Country: Finland / Year: 2004 / Type: Short / Duration: 9 mins / Festivals & Awards: Espoo Ciné International Film Festival / Short Film Méliès d'Argent

A guy has the world's worst meta-experience in this brilliant animated film. The main character is out doing crappy graffiti when he's attacked, beats him self free, finds a dead man with a ticket in his hand and then is "led" by this ticket to a, to... Read more »

U 43

Director: Anna Kuczynski, Wolf Mocikat / Country: Germany / Year: 2004 / Type: Short / Duration: 20 mins / Festivals & Awards: FanCine Málaga - Festival de Cine Fantástico / Short Film Méliès d'Argent

April 1942. The crew of the German submarine 'U 43' puts out to sea. Soon, the routine is interrupted by mysterious incidents. The situation escalates when the submarine can't resurface. (Source: IMDB) Read more »

Belmondo

Director: Annette Carle / Country: Switzerland / Year: 2004 / Type: Short / Duration: 11 mins / Festivals & Awards: Fantafestival / Short Film Méliès d'Argent

A little boy is standing with his mother in front of the toyshop „Belmondo“. He has a special wish. He would love to get a toy airplane from his mother. As she doesn’t want to fulfil his dream, he curses her and flees into a dream world with his own... Read more »

Daddy's Boy

Director: Toni Harman / Country: United Kingdom / Year: 2004 / Type: Short / Duration: 10 mins / Festivals & Awards: Lund International Fantastic Film Festival / Short Film Méliès d'Argent

Rae is trying to convince his great love to give up on other men. And, as we all know the way to a man´s heart is through food, or is it the dog´s food? (Source: LIFFF) Read more »

7:35 de la Mañana

Director: Nacho Vigalondo / Country: Spain / Year: 2003 / Type: Short / Duration: 8 mins / Festivals & Awards: Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival / Short Film Méliès d'Argent

A woman enters a restaurant one morning - only to be met with silence instead of people talking. (Source: IMDB) Read more »

Tea Break

Director: Sam Walker / Country: United Kingdom / Year: 2004 / Type: Short / Duration: 6 mins / Festivals & Awards: San Sebastian Horror & Fantasy Film Festival / Short Film Méliès d'Argent

A rather gruesome - if darkly comic - short film, following a factory worker going about his job. Except in this case, the creatures being beheaded on the conveyor belt are of the human variety. Stoical in the face of terror, will his 11am tea break... Read more »

The Dreamer

Director: Oskar Santos / Country: Spain / Year: 2004 / Type: Short / Duration: 15 mins / Festivals & Awards: Sitges - Festival Internacional de Cinema de Catalunya / Short Film Méliès d'Argent

A doctor in 17th century Spain is hired to examine the condition of a man who sleeps unnaturally much. He finds that the man escapes reality into a dream world where he finds hapiness, but can the doctor determine to what world he truly belongs?... Read more »

Personne n'est parfait

Director: Christophe Clamaron / Country: France / Year: 2004 / Type: Short / Duration: 14 mins / Festivals & Awards: Utopiales - Festival International de Science-Fiction de Nantes / Short Film Méliès d'Argent

Ever liked your job? How about so much that you would be willing to kill to get it done? No this isn’t a military flick he’s a janitor or it’s a janitor… this crazy robot world will drive our poor hero crazy or more likely to deactivation. (Source: RIIF) Read more »

The Carpenter and his Clumsy Wife

Director: Peter Foott / Country: Ireland / Year: 2004 / Type: Short / Duration: 14 mins / Festivals & Awards: Ravenna Nightmare Film Festival / Short Film Méliès d'Argent

A carpenter repairs what he believes to be his wife's inadequacies. (Source: IMDB) Read more »

The Last Minute

Director: Nicolas Salis / Country: France / Year: 2004 / Type: Short / Duration: 15 mins / Festivals & Awards: Fantasporto - Oporto International Film Festival / Short Film Méliès d'Argent, Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival / Short Film Méliès d'Or

“La Dernière Minute,” or the temporal adventures of a pair of twins, one who’s ahead of time and the other always late, in a world where punctuality is the rule of thumb. When our story begins, the driving principle was “a time for each and everyone”…... Read more »

2003

Day 26

Director: Andras Samland / Country: Germany / Year: 2003 / Type: Short / Duration: 18 mins / Festivals & Awards: Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival / Short Film Méliès d'Argent

The 26th day after the disaster. Two survivors in life suits are looking for other survivors, as they run out of gas on a remote country road.... (Source: Brooklyn Film Festival) Read more »

Nosferatu Tango

Director: Zoltán Horváth / Country: France, Switzerland / Year: 2002 / Type: Short / Duration: 13 mins / Festivals & Awards: Cinénygma Luxembourg International Film Festival / Short Film Méliès d'Argent

A mosquito falls madly in love with a vampire. Together they go looking for fresh blood in a baroque, bizarre and dangerous world... (Source: LIFFF) Read more »

R.I.P.

Director: Jan Doense / Country: The Netherlands / Year: 2001 / Type: Short / Duration: 7 mins / Festivals & Awards: Dead by Dawn: Scotland's International Horror Film Festival / Short Film Méliès d'Argent

She thought he was dead, but her husband has come back from beyond the grave. The question is, what does he want? (Source: LIFFF) Read more »

Fish

Director: Jonathan Davies / Country: Finland / Year: 2002 / Type: Short / Duration: 12 mins / Festivals & Awards: Espoo Ciné International Film Festival / Short Film Méliès d'Argent

Hunger and privation have made life a living hell for a fish in a goldfish bowl. Because his owner doesn’t feed him properly, the fish’s attention begins to wander more and more often to the house next door. Perhaps he will find help from the... Read more »

Space Off

Director: Tino Franco / Country: Italy / Year: 2002 / Type: Short / Duration: 21 mins / Festivals & Awards: Fantafestival / Short Film Méliès d'Argent

For ten days, Earth has been without contact with the Centaurus, a spacecraft orbiting Mars with a crew of four. Newscaster Jane O'nion announces that re-contact should be established soon. First, the news report reviews the way Mars' surface will be... Read more »

I'll See You In My Dreams

Director: Miguel Ángel Vivas / Country: Portugal / Year: 2003 / Type: Short / Duration: 20 mins / Festivals & Awards: Fantasporto - Oporto International Film Festival / Short Film Méliès d'Argent

In a village inexplicable haunted by a plague of zombies, Lucio, an honest worker, is the only person who can fight then. He has matrimonial problems and hides Ana, his adorable wife, now transformed in a horrible zombie with a violent behavior, in the... Read more »

Roadkill

Director: Jeroen Annokkee / Country: The Netherlands / Year: 2003 / Type: Short / Duration: 5 mins / Festivals & Awards: Imagine Film Festival / Short Film Méliès d'Argent

A city woman drives on a small country road and hits a duck. In her attempts to release the animal from its suffering, she only makes things worse, both for the duck and herself. (Source: Movies Horn) Read more »

My Bearded Mother

Director: Maria Hedman / Country: Sweden / Year: 2003 / Type: Short / Duration: 30 mins / Festivals & Awards: Lund International Fantastic Film Festival / Short Film Méliès d'Argent

Karin and Mirjam love playing horse. Daddy stopped talking long ago. Mommy has a serious problem with body hair. I mean, really serious. The Horse Man cometh, and things are about to change. (Source: LIFFF) Read more »

Loups

Director: Hugo Veludo / Country: Switzerland / Year: 2003 / Type: Short / Duration: 17 mins / Festivals & Awards: Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival / Short Film Méliès d'Argent

The story of a little girl in the 16th century who is battling with wolves and a mysterious book left by her mother. (Source: Clermont Filmfest) Read more »

Culpiix

Director: Sébastien Marqué / Country: France / Year: 2003 / Type: Short / Duration: 18 mins / Festivals & Awards: Utopiales - Festival International de Science-Fiction de Nantes / Short Film Méliès d'Argent

Two police men investigate a hubcap mysteriously found in the body of a "ordinary" man. (Source: Moviuz) Read more »

The Spook House

Director: Koldo Serra / Country: Spain / Year: 2003 / Type: Short / Duration: 18 mins / Festivals & Awards: Sitges - Festival Internacional de Cinema de Catalunya / Short Film Méliès d'Argent, Imagine Film Festival / Short Film Méliès d'Or

A man volunteers to take part in an experiment that attempts to analyse human behaviour under extreme conditions of terror. His mission is to remain seated inside a dark room for a length of time of 15 minutes. If he manages to hold on, he will receive... Read more »

2002

Copy Shop

Director: Virgil Widrich / Country: Austria / Year: 2001 / Type: Short / Duration: 12 mins / Festivals & Awards: Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival / Short Film Méliès d'Argent

A young man is put to the test as a newly trained customs official. Alone and inexperienced at a border post in the hills, he meets bizarre, mysterious characters who will lead him to his own frontiers in a series of events both absurd and grotesque. A... Read more »

...ya no puedo caminar

Director: Luiso Berdejo / Country: Spain / Year: 2001 / Type: Short / Duration: 14 / Festivals & Awards: Espoo Ciné International Film Festival / Short Film Méliès d'Argent

Pacheco's father teaches him to overcome the repulsion he feels for animals. (Source: IMDB) Read more »

Comptine

Director: Damien Chemin / Country: France / Year: 2002 / Type: Short / Duration: 17 mins / Festivals & Awards: Dead by Dawn: Scotland's International Horror Film Festival / Short Film Méliès d'Argent

A truly scary film about Marie, a young baby-sitter, who is left alone in an unknown house by the strange parents of a child she's not introduced to. After several worrying events, she decides to uncover the true nature of this unseen child. (Source:... Read more »

Venus Velvet

Director: Jorge Cramez / Country: Portugal / Year: 2001 / Type: Short / Duration: 17 mins / Festivals & Awards: Fantasporto - Oporto International Film Festival / Short Film Méliès d'Argent

Venus Velvet is a story of love that lasts no longer than the brief period before the fall of a comet. A love story set against the background of the possibility of the world’s ending. (Source: MUBI) Read more »

The Rise and Fall of the Legendary Anglobilly Feverson

Director: Rosto / Country: The Netherlands / Year: 2002 / Type: Short / Duration: 10 mins / Festivals & Awards: Imagine Film Festival / Short Film Méliès d'Argent

Méliès meets Kerouac in a surrealistic road movie though the clouds. Instead of a hole in the head. Diddybob get a story about a hole in the sky. A legendary Anglobilly Feverson once flew off to leave his cursed life behind and check the other side.... Read more »

Forbidden Eyes

Director: Elbert van Strien / Country: The Netherlands / Year: 2002 / Type: Short / Duration: 16 mins / Festivals & Awards: Lund International Fantastic Film Festival / Short Film Méliès d'Argent

A seemingly ordinary but shy boy in a Dutch high school has a very unusual problem: he and his family are extraterrestrial aliens, and looking into the eyes of an ordinary human is lethal to them. So what do you do when you fall in love? (Source: LIFFF) Read more »

Joshua

Director: Andreas Müller / Country: Switzerland / Year: 2002 / Type: Short / Duration: 29 mins / Festivals & Awards: Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival / Short Film Méliès d'Argent

A young man is put to the test as a newly trained customs official. Alone and inexperienced at a border post in the hills, he meets bizarre, mysterious characters who will lead him to his own frontiers in a series of events both absurd and grotesque. A... Read more »

Cry for Bobo

Director: David Cairn / Country: United Kingdom / Year: 2002 / Type: Short / Duration: 10 mins / Festivals & Awards: Sitges - Festival Internacional de Cinema de Catalunya / Short Film Méliès d'Argent

Frantic knockabout tragedy ensues when Bobo is sent to clown prison for committing a daring but silly crime. Can he escape in time to prevent his family from bringing shame on all clowndom? (Source: IMDB) Read more »

Oh My God?!

Director: Christophe Van Rompaey / Country: Belgium / Year: 2001 / Type: Short / Duration: 9 / Festivals & Awards: Cinénygma Luxembourg International Film Festival / Short Film Méliès d'Argent, Cinénygma Luxembourg International Film Festival / Short Film Méliès d'Or

A young girl wakes up in the trunk of a car. This is not how she imagined her birthday... (Source: IMDB) Read more »