Short Film Melies d'Argent Winners

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 Fantastic Film Festival / Short Film Méliès d'Argent

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

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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

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 »

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 »

2013

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

8

Director: Raúl Cerezo / Country: Spain / Year: 2011 / Type: Short / Duration: 15 mins / Festivals & Awards: Razor Reel Fantastic 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

2012

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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

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 »

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 »

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 »

The Origin of Creatures

Director: Floris Kaayk / Country: The Netherlands / Year: 2010 / Type: Short / Duration: 12 mins / Festivals & Awards: Razor Reel Fantastic 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »