Strasbourg European Fantastic Film Festival

September 13 - 22, 2019 Strasbourg, France / Festival type: Affiliated Members
Strasbourg European Fantastic Film Festival


The Strasbourg European Fantastic Film Festival was founded by Les Films du Spectre in 2006 as a thematic festival. Subsidised by French regional and local authorities and with a 7-fold increase in visitors since its launch, it now holds Méliès competitions for both European feature and short fantastic films. The best international fantastic film is awarded the Golden Octopus. Short films can also screen in the "Made in France" section catering to French productions or in the international short film section. Other feature film sections include: "Crossovers", for borderline not-quite-fantastic films; "Midnight Extremes", for more disturbing films; and world fantastic films outside competition.

The festival is strongly committed to cinema heritage; and past revivals have showcased Hammer Studios, Ray Harryhausen, James Whale, Roger Corman, Italian 1960s pop and Val Lewton, to name but a few.

The Strasbourg Festival is a multi-faceted event: screening the latest in European and world genre cinema (horror, sci-fi, fantasy), it also proposes Q and A with film crews, silent film concerts and many side attractions. There are conferences, master classes for students, exhibitions, forums, vintage poster auctions, workshops, the Fantastic Village and the Great Strasbourg Zombie Walk – one of the largest in Europe – followed by the annual Zombies' ball.

The Strasbourg European Fantastic Film Festival is held in a mind-bogglingly beautiful city on the Ill River – home to the European institutions and medieval Gothic wonders.


Strasbourg European Fantastic Film Festival
Strasbourg European Fantastic Film Festival
18, rue du vieux marché aux poissons, 67000 Strasbourg, France
Festival Director: Daniel Cohen
Federation Contact: Daniel Cohen
Tel: +33 607 104 758
Tel: +33 607 104 758

Award Winners

Films Director Country Type Year Award
At Dawn Julien Trauman France Short 2018 Short Film Méliès d'Argent
The House That Jack Built Lars von Trier Germany, Sweden, France, Belgium, Denmark Feature 2018 Feature Film Méliès d'Argent
The Absence of Eddy Table Rune Spaans Norway Short 2017 Short Film Méliès d'Argent
Let the Corpses Tan Hélène Cattet, Bruno Forzani France, Belgium Feature 2017 Feature Film Méliès d'Argent
The Tunnel André Øvredal Norway Short 2016 Short Film Méliès d'Argent
I Am Not a Serial Killer Billy O'Brien United Kingdom, Ireland Feature 2016 Feature Film Méliès d'Argent
Detector Floris Kingma The Netherlands Short 2015 Short Film Méliès d'Argent
The Hallow Corin Hardy Ireland Feature 2015 Feature Film Méliès d'Argent
Robotics Jasper Bazuin The Netherlands Short 2014 Short Film Méliès d'Argent
Cannibal Manuel Martin Cuenca Spain, Romania Feature 2014 Feature Film Méliès d'Argent
Borgman Alex van Warmerdam The Netherlands Feature 2013 Feature Film Méliès d'Argent
Not Funny Carlos Violadé Spain Short 2013 Short Film Méliès d'Argent
The Bird Spider Jaime Dezcallar Spain Short 2012 Short Film Méliès d'Argent
Painless Juan Carlos Medina Spain, France, Portugal Feature 2012 Feature Film Méliès d'Argent
La femme à cordes Vladimir Mavounia-Kouka France Short 2011 Short Film Méliès d'Argent
Hideaways Agnès Merlet France Feature 2011 Feature Film Méliès d'Argent
Mr. Foley Daddy Ireland Short 2010 Short Film Méliès d'Argent
Buried Rodrigo Cortés Spain, France Feature 2010 Feature Film Méliès d'Argent

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