Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival

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Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival
Location Neuchâtel, Switzerland
Language International
http://www.nifff.ch

The Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival (NIFFF) is a Swiss film festival dedicated to fantastic movies. It was created in 2000 by a group of friends and is now renowned nationally and internationally as an unavoidable reference in genre cinema. The NIFFF defines itself through a rich and diversified programming, constructed around three central axes : Fantastic cinema, Asian cinema and Digital images. The films shown at the Festival are very diversified, going from worldwide expected movies by renowned directors to unknown and underground films d'auteurs. Famous fantastic film directors have already honored the NIFFF with their presences, including George A. Romero, Joe Dante, John Landis, Terry Gilliam, Hideo Nakata.

The NIFFF offers five competitions : an international competition, an Asian competition, a Best Swiss Short Film Competition, a Best European Short Film Competition and a Swiss Video Art Competition entitled Actual Fears and inaugurated in 2008.

Since its creation, the NIFFF has been programmed each year during the first week of July, except in 2001. In 2008, the NIFFF celebrates its eighth edition and counts amongst the major cinematographic events in Switzerland, supported by the Swiss Federal Office of Culture.

List of award winners[edit]

Year Award Film Country Director
2012 H. R. Giger Award « Narcisse » for Best Feature Film Citadel  Ireland Ciaran Foy
Special mention of the Mad Movies Jury
Silver Méliès Award for Best European Film
Special mention of the International Jury Vanishing Waves  Lithuania Kristina Buozyté
Best Asian Movie Award Remington and the Curse of the Zombadings  Philippines Jade Castro
Youth Award The Butterfly Room  Italy Jonathan Zarantonello
Mad Movies Award for the «Maddest» Movie Resolution  United States Justin Benson,
Aaron Moorhead
Titra Film Award Grabbers  United Kingdom Jon Wright
TSR Audience Award
H. R. Giger Award « Narcisse » for Best Swiss Short Zimmer 606   Switzerland Peter Volkart
Taurus Studio Award
Silver Méliès Award for Best European Short
Taurus Studio Innovation Award Magnetfelder   Switzerland Jan-Eric Mack
2011 H. R. Giger Award « Narcisse » for Best Feature Film Trollhunter  Norway André Øvredal
TSR Audience Award
Silver Méliès for Best European Film
Special Mention from the International Jury Stake Land  United States Jim Mickle
Best Asian Film Award Hello Ghost  South Korea Kim Young-tak
The Denis-de-Rougemont Youth Award Wake Wood  United Kingdom
 Ireland
David Keating
Mad Movies Award for the «Maddest» Film The Violent Kind  United States Butcher Brothers
Titra Film Award Insidious  United States James Wan
H. R. Giger Award « Narcisse » for Best Swiss Short Evermore   Switzerland Philip Hofmänner
Taurus Studio Award
Taurus Studio Award for Innovation Employe Du Mois   Switzerland Olivier Béguin
Nomination for the Golden Méliès for Best European Short Brutal Relax  Spain David Munoz,
Adrian Cardona,
Rafa Dengra
2010 H. R. Giger Award « Narcisse » for Best Feature Film Enter The Void  France Gaspar Noé
TSR Audience Award Black Death  United Kingdom Chris Smith
The Denis-de-Rougemont Youth Award Strayed  Kazakhstan Akan Satayev
The Silver Méliès for Best European Film Strigoi  United Kingdom Faye Jackson
Mad Movies Award for the «Maddest» Film Dream Home  Hong Kong Pang Ho-Cheung
Special mention of the Jury
Best Asian Movie Award WIG  Japan Renpei Tsukamoto
Titra Film Award Valhalla Rising  Denmark Nicolas Winding Refn
H. R. Giger Award « Narcisse » for Best Swiss Short Danny Boy   Switzerland Marek Skrobecki
The Taurus Studio Award
The Taurus Studio for Innovation Award Ich Bin's Helmut  Germany Nicolas Steiner
Nomination for the Golden Méliès for Best European Short Try a Little Tenderness  Germany Benjamin Teske
2009 H. R. Giger Award « Narcisse » for Best Feature Film Fish Story  Japan Yoshihiro Nakamura
The Denis-de-Rougemont Youth Award
Special mention of the Jury Infestation  United States Kyle Rankin
TSR Audience Award Connected  Hong Kong, China Benny Chan
The Silver Méliès for Best European Film Left Bank  Belgium Pieter Van Hees
Mad Movies Award for «le film le plus Mad»
Best Asian Movie Award The Handsome Suit  Japan Tsutomu Hanabusa
Titra Film Award Antichrist  Denmark
 Poland
 Germany
 Sweden
 Italy
Lars Von Trier
H. R. Giger Award « Narcisse » for Best Swiss Short Le Petit Dragon   Switzerland Bruno Collet
The Taurus Studio Award
The Taurus Studio for Innovation Award Déjà   Switzerland Antonin Schopfer
Nomination for the Golden Méliès for Best European Short Tile M for Murder  Sweden Magnus Holmgren
2008 H. R. Giger Award « Narcisse » for Best Feature Film Sleep Dealer  United States
 Mexico
Alex Rivera
Special mention of the Jury Tokyo!  France
 Japan
 Germany
 South Korea
Bong Joon-ho,
Leos Carax,
Michel Gondry
Titra Film Award
TSR Audience Award CJ7  Hong Kong Stephen Chow
The Silver Méliès for Best European Feature Film Let the Right One in  Sweden Tomas Alfredson
Special mention of the Jury
The Denis-de-Rougemont Youth Award
Mad Movies Award for Best Asian Movie Om Shanti Om  India Farka Khan
H. R. Giger Award « Narcisse » for Best Swiss Short Vincent le Magnifique   Switzerland Pascal Forney
H. R. Giger Award « Narcisse » for Best Art Video The Counterfeiters   Switzerland
 United States
Katia Bassanini
Nomination for the Golden Méliès for Best European Short Scary  Netherlands Martijn Hullegie
2007 H. R. Giger Award « Narcisse » for Best Feature Film You, the Living  Sweden Roy Andersson
Titra Film Award
Special mention of the Jury The Ugly Swans  Russia Konstantin Lopishansky
Silver Méliès for Best European Feature Film
TSR Audience Award Black Sheep  New Zealand Jonathan King
Mad Movies Award for Best Asian Movie Don  India Farhan Akthar
The Denis-de-Rougemont Youth Award La Antena  Argentina Esteban Sapir
H. R. Giger Award « Narcisse » for Best Swiss Short City Wasp   Switzerland Steven Tod
Nomination for the Golden Méliès for Best European Short Silence Is Golden  United Kingdom Christ Sheperd
2006 H. R. Giger Award « Narcisse » for Best Feature Film The Bothersome Man  Norway
 Iceland
Jens Lien
Golden Méliès for Best European Film
TSR Audience Award Adam's Apples  Denmark
 Germany
Anders Thomas Jensen
The Denis-de-Rougemont Youth Award
Mad Movies Award for Best Asian Movie SPL  Hong Kong Wilson Yip
H. R. Giger Award « Narcisse » for Best Swiss Short Une Nuit Blanche   Switzerland Maja Gehrig
Nomination for the Golden Méliès for Best European Short Dilemma  Netherlands Boris Paval Conen
2005 H. R. Giger Award « Narcisse » for Best Feature Film Innocence  France Lucile Hadzihalilovic
The Denis-de-Rougemont Youth Award
TSR Audience Award Zeburaman  Japan Miike Takashi
Mad Movies Award for Best Asian Movie
Golden Méliès for Best European Film Code 46  Great Britain Michael Winterbottom
H. R. Giger Award « Narcisse » for Best Swiss Short Terra Incognita   Switzerland Peter Volkart
2004 H. R. Giger Award « Narcisse » for Best Feature Film The Machinist  United States
 Spain
Brad Anderson
Silver Méliès Award for Best Feature Film
TSR Audience Award Tokyo Godfathers  Japan Satoshi Kon
Mad Movies Award for Best Asian Movie
The Denis-de-Rougemont Youth Award The Taste of Tea  Japan Katsuhito Ishii
SSA/Suissimage Price for Best Swiss Short Belmondo   Switzerland Annette Carle
Nomination for the Golden Méliès for Best European Short 7:35 de la Manana  Spain Nacho Villalongo
2003 H. R. Giger Award « Narcisse » for Best Feature Film 28 Days Later  United States Danny Boyle
Special mention of the Jury Gozu  Japan Takashi Miike
Mad Movies Award for Best Asian Movie
TSR Audience Award The Invisible  Sweden Joel Bergvall,
Simon Sandquist
The Denis-de-Rougemont Youth Award New Blood  Hong Kong Pou-soi Cheang
H. R. Giger Award « Narcisse » for Best Swiss Short Loups   Switzerland Hugo Veludo
Special mention of the SSA/Suissimage Jury La Clé d'Argent   Switzerland Victor Jaquier
2002 H. R. Giger Award « Narcisse » for Best Feature Film The Yin Yang Master  Japan Takita Yojiro
The Jury's Omnicrom Prize Ichi The Killer  Japan Miike Takashi
TSR Audience Award Don't Ask, Don't Tell  United States Doug Miles
H. R. Giger Award « Narcisse » for Best Swiss Short Joshua   Switzerland Andreas Müller
2000 H. R. Giger Award « Narcisse » for Best Feature Film Gemini  Japan Shinya Tsukamoto
Special mention of the Jury Blood  Great Britain Charly Cantor
H. R. Giger Award « Narcisse » for Best Swiss Short Time With Nyenne   Switzerland Olivier Béguin

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Other Genre Film Festivals[edit]

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