Lund International Fantastic Film Festival

September - October 2019 Lund, Sweden / Festival type: Affiliated Members
Lund International Fantastic Film Festival


The Lund International Fantastic Film Festival takes place between October 20th and October 29th. The festival will also be the host of this years Melies d’Or competition and gala.

Lund International Fantastic Film Festival, Sweden was founded in 1995 with the overall aim to help stretch the limits of the imagination, and to reinforce the intrinsic value of imagination in films. International competitions are held for both feature films and short films, and the festival also offers retrospectives, seminars and exhibitions related to fantastic film.

Since 2002 the festival awards the Méliès d'Argent to the best European fantastic feature film as well as a nomination for Méliès d'Or for best European fantastic short film. Since 2005 the festival also hands out the Finn the Giant award for outstanding contribution by a filmmaker in the fantastic genre.

Among the guests who have visited the festival are; Jack Hill, Brian Yuzna, Shinya Tsukamoto, Forrest J. Ackerman, Veit Helmer, Xavier Mendik, Richard Stanley, Marc Evans, Terry Gilliam, Eva Röse Peter Greenaway, Marc Caro, Corey Feldman, Niel Gaiman, Alain Robbe-Grillet, Juraj Jakubisko, Alexandre Aja. Lucky McKee, Danielle Harris, Jennifer Ulrich and John Howe.

Lund International Fantastic Film Festival is a non-profit organization and its financing comes mainly from membership fees and box-office receipts. Additional funding comes from local and national corporate sponsors, the City of Lund, and the European Commission Media Plus Programme.

In 2007 Lund International Fantastic Film Festival hosted the Méliès d'Or Award Ceremony.


Lund International Fantastic Film Festival
Lund International Fantastic Film Festival
Box 1626, 221 01 Lund, Sweden
Festival Director: Johan Barrander
Federation Contact: Magnus Paulsson
Tel: +46 46 132135
E-mail: info (at)

Award Winners

Films Director Country Type Year Award
Madres de luna Alicia Albares Spain Short 2018 Short Film Méliès d'Argent
Blue My Mind Lisa Brühlmann Switzerland Feature 2018 Feature Film Méliès d'Argent
Dreamlife Anna Mercedes Bergion Sweden Short 2017 Short Film Méliès d'Argent
Snowflake Adolfo J. Kolmerer (as Adolfo Kolmerer), William James Germany Feature 2017 Feature Film Méliès d'Argent
K-Shop Dan Pringle United Kingdom Feature 2016 Feature Film Méliès d'Argent
Raw Julia Ducournau France, Belgium, Italy Feature 2016 Feature Film Méliès d'Or
Macabre Jerónimo Rocha, João Miguel Real Portugal Short 2016 Short Film Méliès d'Argent
The Frozen Eye Karim Ouelhaj Belgium Short 2016 Short Film Méliès d'Or
The Sinner Gerlando Infuso Belgium Short 2015 Short Film Méliès d'Argent
Nina Forever Blaine Brothers United Kingdom Feature 2015 Feature Film Méliès d'Argent
Alleluia Fabrice Du Welz France, Belgium Feature 2014 Feature Film Méliès d'Argent
Tin & Tina Rubin Stein Spain Short 2014 Short Film Méliès d'Argent
M.O. Jakub Kouřil Czech Republic Short 2013 Short Film Méliès d'Argent
Stalled Christian James England Feature 2013 Feature Film Méliès d'Argent
Vanishing Waves Kristina Buozyte Lithuania Feature 2012 Feature Film Méliès d'Argent
Noise Przemyslaw Adamski Poland Short 2012 Short Film Méliès d'Argent
To Swallow a Toad Jurgis Karsons Latvia Short 2011 Short Film Méliès d'Argent
Attack the Block Joe Cornish France, England Feature 2011 Feature Film Méliès d'Argent
Out of a Forest Tobias Gundorff Boesen Denmark Short 2010 Short Film Méliès d'Argent
Red, White & Blue Simon Rumley England Feature 2010 Feature Film Méliès d'Argent
A Town Called Panic Stéphane Aubier / Vincent Patar France, Belgium, Luxembourg Feature 2009 Feature Film Méliès d'Argent
Because there are things you never forget Lucas M Figueroa Spain Short 2009 Short Film Méliès d'Argent
Raymond Fabrice Le Nezet, Francois Roisin, Jules Janaud France, South Africa Short 2008 Short Film Méliès d'Argent
Left Froukje Tan The Netherlands Feature 2008 Feature Film Méliès d'Argent
Mebana Daniel Wallentin Sweden Short 2007 Short Film Méliès d'Argent
Princess Anders Morgenthaler Germany, Denmark Feature 2007 Feature Film Méliès d'Or
A Quiet Love Till Franzen Germany Feature 2007 Feature Film Méliès d'Argent
Sniffer Bobbie Peers Norway Short 2007 Short Film Méliès d'Or
The Old Pro Rasmus Borowski, Arne Jysch Germany Short 2006 Short Film Méliès d'Argent
The Descent Neil Marshall Feature 2006 Feature Film Méliès d'Argent
Tempus Fugit Enric Folch Spain Feature 2004 Feature Film Méliès d'Argent
Daddy's Boy Toni Harman United Kingdom Short 2004 Short Film Méliès d'Argent
Beyond Re-Animator Brian Yuzna Spain Feature 2003 Feature Film Méliès d'Argent
My Bearded Mother Maria Hedman Sweden Short 2003 Short Film Méliès d'Argent
Forbidden Eyes Elbert van Strien The Netherlands Short 2002 Short Film Méliès d'Argent
Hypnotic Nick Willing United Kingdom Feature 2002 Feature Film Méliès d'Argent

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