Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival

June 30 - July 8, 2017 Neuchâtel, Switzerland / Festival type: Affiliated Members
Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival


As Orson Welles once said - “ Look what 700 years of democracy have brought to Switzerland: chocolate and the cuckoo clock”. Well since the picturesque city of Neuchâtel is precisely the Home of Swiss chocolate and watches, you might conclude that it is the quietest place on earth.

Well not anymore! Since 2000, the Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival (NIFFF) has rocked the city to the ground, welcoming cult guests such as Roger Corman, Phil Tippett, Dario Argento, Ray Harryhausen, Stuart Gordon, Shinya Tsukamoto, Tobe Hooper, Marc Caro and many more.

Now one of the most important film festivals in Switzerland, NIFFF gives away the “Narcisse” Award by Oscar Winner H.R.Giger, the famous designer of Alien. After The bothersome Man in 2006, You, the living by Roy Andersson won the Narcisse award in 2007, leading a high profile selection of over 70 features and shorts, all presented in Swiss or International Premiere.

NIFFF holds various sections, from its International Competition for fantastic features to special programs and workshops devoted to Special Effects and the Digital Image. With two Competitions for feature films (fantastic and Asian) and its side programs the event offer the best platform to promote Fantastic and Asian recent productions in the country.


Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival
Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival
Passage Max. de Meuron 6, 2000 Neuchâtel, Switzerland
Festival Director: Anaïs Emery
Federation Contact: Anaïs Emery
Tel: +41 32 730 50 32
E-mail: prog (at)

Award Winners

Films Director Country Type Year Award
Es War Finster Und Merkwürdig Still Mirella Brunold & Nina Calderone Switzerland Short 2015 Short Film Méliès d'Argent
Men & Chicken Anders Thomas Jensen Germany, Denmark Feature 2015 Feature Film Méliès d'Argent
Lothar Luca Zuberbühler Switzerland Short 2014 Short Film Méliès d'Argent
Blind Eskil Vogt Norway Feature 2014 Feature Film Méliès d'Argent
Entre Ange et Demon Pascal Forney Switzerland Short 2013 Short Film Méliès d'Argent
In the name of the son Vincent Lannoo France, Belgium Feature 2013 Feature Film Méliès d'Argent
Citadel Ciaran Foy United Kingdom, Ireland Feature 2012 Feature Film Méliès d'Argent
Room 606 Peter Volkart Switzerland Short 2012 Short Film Méliès d'Argent
Brutal Relax Adrian Cardona / David Munoz / Rafa Dengra Spain Short 2011 Short Film Méliès d'Argent
Troll Hunter André Øvredal Norway Feature 2011 Feature Film Méliès d'Argent
Strigoi Faye Jackson England Feature 2010 Feature Film Méliès d'Argent
Try a Little Tenderness Benjamin Teske Germany Short 2010 Short Film Méliès d'Argent
Left Bank Pieter Van Hees Belgium Feature 2009 Feature Film Méliès d'Argent
Lägg M för Mord Magnus Holmgren Sweden Short 2009 Short Film Méliès d'Argent
Scary Martijn Hullegie The Netherlands Short 2008 Short Film Méliès d'Argent
Let the Right One In Tomas Alfredson Sweden Feature 2008 Feature Film Méliès d'Argent
Silence is Golden Chris Shepherd France, United Kingdom Short 2007 Short Film Méliès d'Argent
Ugly Swans Konstantin Lopushanskiy Russia Feature 2007 Feature Film Méliès d'Argent
The Bothersome Man Jens Lien Norway Feature 2006 Feature Film Méliès d'Argent
Dilemma Boris Paval Conen The Netherlands Short 2006 Short Film Méliès d'Argent
The Last Minute Nicolas Salis France Short 2004 Short Film Méliès d'Or
7:35 de la Mañana Nacho Vigalondo Spain Short 2004 Short Film Méliès d'Argent
Code 46 Michael Winterbottom United Kingdom Feature 2004 Feature Film Méliès d'Or
The Machinist Brad Anderson Spain Feature 2004 Feature Film Méliès d'Argent
Loups Hugo Veludo Switzerland Short 2003 Short Film Méliès d'Argent
Joshua Andreas Müller Switzerland Short 2002 Short Film Méliès d'Argent

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