Awards for 2017

Narcisse Award

Best Film

WINNER

Super Dark Times: Kevin Phillips
"The Award for Best Film goes to a film that grabbed us by its psychological complexity. It starts out like a regular coming of age film but opens up to a disturbing questioning of human identity. With a lot subtlety, the film portrays the change of a friend into a monster. The award goes to Super Dark Times by Kevin Philips."

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Special Mention

European Fantastic Film

WINNER

Mon ange: Harry Cleven
"A deliriously beautiful piece of European romanticism, MON ANGE is an ode to the otherworldly in our backyards, spiritually attuned to an Age Of Innocence long lost."

Best Asian Film

WINNER

Denis-de-Rougemont Youth Award

WINNER

Hostile: Mathieu Turi
"We unanimously selected HOSTILE from Mathieu Turi in a single round of votes because the film audaciously combines a dramatic romance with the post-apocalyptic genre. We think this feature stood out from the other movies in the International Competition in that it offers a complete experience that never backs down. It is frantic, symbolic, nuanced, stylised, and even Mad Max-like in its first act."

Silver Méliès Award

Best European Fantastic Feature Film

WINNER

El bar: Álex de la Iglesia
"On the one hand it's a spectacularly directed tour de force into the underbelly of zeitgeisty European fears of The Other and general paranoia. On the other hand it convinced us as a three-level huis clos of heightened tension, grotesque characters and increasing madness, directed with impeccable style and frenetic beauty by agent provocateur Alèx de la Iglesia."

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Imaging the Future Award

WINNER

The Endless: Justin Benson, Aaron Moorhead
"We award the prize for best production design to a film that took us to a Lovecraftian world, both poetic and disturbing. The cinematography combined with the art direction and the visual effects, all done by the two directors themselves, create a beautiful visual style, original and impressive. The award goes to The Endless by Justin Benson & Aaron Moorhead."

International Critic's Award

WINNER

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