Winners of 2019

Lund Fantastic 2019: WEREWOLF and BOYZ IN THE WOOD take top prizes

After a nine-day extravaganza that celebrated the whole spectrum of genre cinema, the 25th anniversary edition of the Lund Fantastic Film Festival came to a festive end on October 5. A closing night international premiere of Ryan Spindell’s The Mortuary Collection was followed by another treat for the true devotees: a secret screening of the first episode of the long-awaited Creepshow reimagining. 

No festival would be complete without a proper awards ceremony and Lund Fantastic 2019 saw an impressive roster of talent vying for the coveted Méliès d’Argent and Siren Award. 

The Méliès d’Argent-nominated feature film that most impressed the judges was Adrian Panek’s Werewolf. In their official statement, the jury praised Lund’s best European Fantastic Film for portraying a cinematic world in which “the horror of reality becomes almost unimaginable […] With extraordinary actors and subtle and evocative aesthetics, the film takes us beyond our comfort zone. This film shows that children are capable of surviving the terrors of the adult world.”

In addition to six European feature films, six shorts were also in the running for the Méliès d’Argent, with David Velduque’s Stigma taking home the prize “for its visual intrusion and explicit body horror. When physical attraction becomes threatening and pleasure becomes pain.”