European Fantastic Film Festivals Federation

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European Fantastic Film Festivals Federation
Location Brussels, Belgium
Language International

European Fantastic Film Festivals Federation (EFFFF), established in 1987, is a film organisation based Brussels, Belgium, dedicated to promoting and supporting European cinema, particularly films in the fantasy, horror and science fiction genres.[1] Ernest Mathijs and Jamie Sexton describe it as "the biggest fan-based cult-network on the continent", comparable in scope to World Science Fiction Convention, San Diego Comic-Con International, and Fangoria's Weekend of Horrors, though less commercial.[2]

Through affiliations with more than 20 genre film festivals worldwide, the EFFFF sponsors the Golden Méliès Competition for "Best European Fantastic Film", as well as a "Best Asian Fantastic Film".

Méliès d'Or[edit]

Since 1996, the EFFFF has awarded the annual Méliès d'Or (Golden Méliès) for the Best European Fantastic Feature Film. Variety has called the Melies d'Or "Europe's top plaudit for horror pictures".[3] The following films have received the award:[4]

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  1. ^ Sandwell, Ian (2012-07-12). "Screaming Room". Screen Daily. Retrieved 2014-02-08. 
  2. ^ Mathijs, Ernest; Sexton, Jamie (2012). Cult Cinema. John Wiley & Sons. ISBN 9781444396430. 
  3. ^ Hopewell, John (2010-10-15). "Buried wins Europe's Melies d'Or". Variety. Retrieved 2014-02-08. 
  4. ^ "Méliès d'Or". European Fantastic Film Festivals Federation. Retrieved 2011-01-21. 

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