Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival

April 9 - 21, 2019 Brussels / Festival type: Affiliated Members
Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival


For more than 30 years now, the Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival rouses the European capitol from its winter sleep for the most expected cinematographic event of the year. Bursting to the seams with amazing spectavles and original manifestations (the Make-Up Contest, the International Body Painting Contest, the Zombie Parade in the heart of Brussels, the Japanimation Day, the Manga Market, the Cosplay Contest, the renowned Vampire Ball and many other festivities) the BIFFF is a warm and atmospheric celebration of everything related to the genre. 

During 13 days (what a magic number!) there will be more than 100 films shown, both world- and international premieres, ranging from Fantastic, Thriller, Science-fiction, Horror and Cult to Underground cinema, and special screenings such as the Fantastic Night and Midnight X-tremes.

Each year, the BIFFF welcomes more than 60 000 spectators and invites more than 100 international guests, making it one of Europe's leading film festivals.

Brussels is one of the founding members of the Federation together with Sitges.


Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival
Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival
8 rue de la Comtesse de Flandre, 1020 Bruxelles
Festival Director: Georges Delmote
Federation Contact: Georges Delmote
Tel: +32 2 201 1713
E-mail: press (at)

Award Winners

Films Director Country Type Year Award
Pleine Campagne Pierre Mouchet France Short 2019 Short Film Méliès d'Argent
I'm Back Luca Miniero Italy Short, Feature 2019 Feature Film Méliès d'Argent
Delectable You Alex Courtière France Short 2018 Short Film Méliès d'Argent
The Cured David Freyne France, United Kingdom, Ireland Feature 2018 Feature Film Méliès d'Argent
Small Town Killers Ole Bornedal Denmark Feature 2017 Feature Film Méliès d'Argent
Black Ring Hasan Can Dagli Turkey Short 2017 Short Film Méliès d'Argent
Demon Marcin Wrona Poland, Israel Feature 2016 Feature Film Méliès d'Argent
The Frozen Eye Karim Ouelhaj Belgium Short 2016 Short Film Méliès d'Argent
Derniere Porte Au Sud Sacha Feiner France, Belgium Short 2015 Short Film Méliès d'Argent
Another Frontier André Cruz Shiraiwa Spain Feature 2015 Feature Film Méliès d'Argent
Lilith Maxim Stollenwerk Belgium Short 2014 Short Film Méliès d'Argent
Let us Prey Brian O'Malley United Kingdom, Ireland Feature 2014 Feature Film Méliès d'Argent
Chambre Double Mathieu Mortelmans Belgium Short 2013 Short Film Méliès d'Argent
May I Kill U? Stuart Urban England Feature 2013 Feature Film Méliès d'Argent
Iron Sky Timo Vuorensola Germany, Finland, Australia, USA Feature 2012 Feature Film Méliès d'Argent
Carcass Maxim Stollenwerk Belgium Short 2012 Short Film Méliès d'Argent
The Peacock Eye Gerlando Infuso Belgium Short 2011 Short Film Méliès d'Argent
Transfer Damir Lukacevic Germany Feature 2011 Feature Film Méliès d'Argent
Echo Dennis Van Den Bergh Belgium Short 2010 Short Film Méliès d'Argent
The Door Anno Saul Germany Feature 2010 Feature Film Méliès d'Argent
Sauna Antti-Jussi Annila Finland Feature 2009 Feature Film Méliès d'Argent
Of Cats & Women Jonas Govaerts Belgium Short 2008 Short Film Méliès d'Argent
Frontiére (s) Xavier Gens France, Switzerland Feature 2008 Feature Film Méliès d'Argent
Dead in three days Andreas Prochaska Austria Feature 2007 Feature Film Méliès d'Argent
Dreamtime Tom Van Avermaet Belgium Short 2007 Short Film Méliès d'Argent
Adam's Apples Anders Thomas Jensen Germany, Denmark Feature 2006 Feature Film Méliès d'Argent
Doll 639 András Desi, Gábor Móray Hungary Short 2006 Short Film Méliès d'Argent
Moonglow Peter Ghesquière Belgium Short 2004 Short Film Méliès d'Argent
Hypos David Carreras Spain Feature 2004 Feature Film Méliès d'Argent
Day 26 Andras Samland Germany Short 2003 Short Film Méliès d'Argent
The Green Butchers Anders Thomas Jensen Denmark Feature 2003 Feature Film Méliès d'Argent
Copy Shop Virgil Widrich Austria Short 2002 Short Film Méliès d'Argent
Dead End Jean-Baptiste Andrea, Fabrice Canepa France Feature 2002 Feature Film Méliès d'Argent
Thomas in Love Pierre-Paul Renders France, Belgium Feature 2001 Feature Film Méliès d'Or
The Art of Dying Álvaro Fernández Armero Spain Feature 2001 Feature Film Méliès d'Argent
Possessed Anders Rønnow Klarlund Denmark Feature 2000 Feature Film Méliès d'Argent
The Wisdom of Crocodiles Po-Chih Leon England Feature 1999 Feature Film Méliès d'Argent
Lawn Dogs John Duigan England Feature 1998 Feature Film Méliès d'Argent
Tesis Alejandro Amenábar Spain Feature 1997 Feature Film Méliès d'Argent
The Day of the Beast Alex de la Iglesia Spain Feature 1996 Feature Film Méliès d'Argent
The Day of the Beast Alex de la Iglesia Spain Feature 1996 Feature Film Méliès d'Or

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