Fanomenon - Leeds International Film Festival

November 4 - 19, 2015 Leeds, UK / Festival type: Adherent Members
Fanomenon - Leeds International Film Festival


Member until 2015 cycle.

Established in 1999, Fanomenon is the UK’s greatest genre film event offering a unique combination of amazing fantasy cinema experiences, both light and dark, that cannot be found together anywhere else. Fanomenon showcases a wide range of horror, fantasy, sci-fi and action movies from around the world to a new and growing audience in the city of Leeds and the UK and is also a platform for discussion and the development of genre filmmaking in the country.

Previous highlights include premieres of films such as Steamboy, Ghost In The Shell II: Innocence, Ju-on: The Grudge 1 & 2, Versus, A Horrible Way to Die, Secuestrados and Juan of the Dead. Past guests have included Stuart Gordon, Chris Smith, JT Petty, Terry Gilliam, Simon Rumley and Cory McAbee of The American Astronaut fame. It also plays host to the renowned Night and Day of the Dead events, showcasing some of the best new horror films from around the world in 12-hour long marathons, accompanied by short films, competitions, guests and more.

As with all the sections within the festival programme, Fanomenon strives to showcase new filmmaking talent in the UK and from around the world to an ever growing and enthusiastic audience.


Fanomenon - Leeds International Film Festival
Fanomenon - Leeds International Film Festival
Town Hall, The Headrow, Leeds, LS1 3AD, UK
Festival Director: Chris Fell
Federation Contact: Martin Grund
Tel: +44 113 247 8389
E-mail: leedsfilmfest (at)

Award Winners

Films Director Country Type Year Award
Wind Robert Löbel Germany Short 2015 Short Film Méliès d'Argent
Death of a Shadow Tom van Avermaet France, Belgium Short 2014 Short Film Méliès d'Argent
The Fright J.J Marcos Spain Short 2013 Short Film Méliès d'Argent
Eddie the Sleepwalking Cannibal Boris Rodriguez Denmark, Canada Feature 2013 Feature Film Méliès d'Argent
Decapoda Shock Javier Chillon Spain Short 2012 Short Film Méliès d'Argent
The Divide Xavier Gens Germany Feature 2012 Feature Film Méliès d'Argent
Yuri Lennon's Landing on Alpha 46 Anthony Vouardoux Germany, Switzerland Short 2011 Short Film Méliès d'Argent
The Last Employee Alexander Adolph Germany Feature 2011 Feature Film Méliès d'Argent
Pathos Dennis Cabella / Marcello Ercole / Fabio Prati Italy Short 2010 Short Film Méliès d'Argent
Heartless Philip Ridley England Feature 2010 Feature Film Méliès d'Argent
Mum and Dad Steven Sheil England Feature 2009 Feature Film Méliès d'Argent
Short Cut Pascal Chind France Short 2009 Short Film Méliès d'Argent
The Orphanage Juan Antonio Bayona Spain Feature 2008 Feature Film Méliès d'Argent
Machine Gabe Ibanez Spain Short 2008 Short Film Méliès d'Argent
Isolation Billy O´Brien England, Ireland Feature 2007 Feature Film Méliès d'Argent
Home Video Ed Boase United Kingdom Short 2007 Short Film Méliès d'Argent
Monsters Robert Morgan United Kingdom Short 2006 Short Film Méliès d'Argent
Hotel Jessica Hausner Germany, Austria Feature 2006 Feature Film Méliès d'Argent

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