2018 has been a fantastic film year and we have been all around the block. From traditional slasher to dark comedy and magical realism. All our films has been a pleasure to select and we thank our juries and audience for their engangement and honesty when watching the films selected.
This year we brought back our Siren Award, which is Fantastisk Filmfestival’s international competition. After a day of deliberation our jury selected Australian film, Brother’s Nest, by Clayton Jacobson. A fantastic black comedy about… ”family stuff”. As one of our jury member said ”The more we discussed this film, the more we got aware about all the details”. Brother’s Nest will receve a cash prize of 500 Euros.
As a member of the European Fantastic Film Festival Federation (EFFFF), we each year hand out the Méliès d’argent for what our jury consider to be the best european short and feature film, selected by our programming group.
This years Méliès d’argent for best short film goes to Madres De Luna, by spanish Alicia Albares and the Méliès d’argent for best feature goes to Lisa Brühlmann’s Blue My Mind, Switzerland. Both films are centrelized about the relities of being and becoming a woman and the horrors that can occurer both within you and in your surroundings.
Finally we have our audience award. The core audience of this years festival have never been afraid to speak their mind and they most definetly aren’t shy when giving out scores. The scores this year have been more than we could have ever expected and many times we said ”ah that must the winner”, but the socres just kept going up! For the first time since anyone can remember we had a perfect score for Issa López’s, Tigers Are Not Afraid. The audience award for best short film went to Carlos Baena’s animated La Noria.
The whole festival team would like to congratulate all the winners of this year’s festival and we can’t wait to do it again next year!