Facts and Figures

The global outreach of the Federation today has made it a vital economic and cultural player on the fantastic film scene worldwide. It enhaces the visibility and standing of fantastic cinema with the industry and public, and encourages its distribution and production. 

The Federation’s internationally renowned awards, genre-film screenings drawing audiences in three continents and networking capacity have made it a global player in the promotion and production of genre film worldwide. 

Today's Federation:

  • Consists of a network of 22 film festivals, representing 16 countries
  • Covers the four corners of Europe, with strongholds in Asia, and North America and South America
  • Draws a combined audience of more than 450 000 people
  • Screens more than 1 800 genre films annually
  • Awards 24 prestigious Méliès d'Argent (Silver Melies) prizes for feature and short films each year
  • Gives out the Méliès d'Or (Golden Melies) prize for Best European Fantastic Film annually (feature and short)