Discover Oktopolis!

28 November is the last day you’ll be able to enjoy our cyberspace world of Oktopolis, which also houses part of the 2020 programme proposed by Connexions, the Festival’s VR cinema and indie video games section.

Second Fantastic Weekend – cancelled or postponed?

With sadness, we announce that our Second Fantastic Weekend has been cancelled due to France’s current pandemic lockdown.

Second Fantastic Weekends: the short films selection is announced

Discover the short films selection of the second Fantastic Weekend.

Three Fantastic Weekends’ October programme is announced

The second of our Three Fantastic Weekends, running from 30 October to 1 November in all of Strasbourg’s cinema, brings you another powerhouse programme of innovative new genre productions from the United States, Canada, France, the United Kingdom and Indonesia.

Fantastic Weekends #1 – Interviews

Discover all the interviews of the first Fantastic Weekend.

La Nuée and Canyon won the Méliès d’Argent 2020

The Méliès d’Argent for feature film was awarded to La Nuée by Just Philippot and the Méliès d’Argent for short film went to Canyon by Martin Scali.

Connexions – Video games and virtual reality

The 8th video games and virtual reality section has a new name! Enter the No-Contact Zone, a programme without physical contact that makes digital technology such an excellent response to the pandemic. Now more than ever, it’s time to reconnect!

The Return of the Real – First films announced

Less than two months from the first Fantastic Weekend, we have much pleasure in unveiling a first look at some of the films chosen for the official selection.

Three Fantastic Weekends

The Strasbourg European Fantastic Film Festival has decided to postpone its next edition to 2021, while continuing to support the creation of genre films in a different way until the end of 2020 through its Three Fantastic Weekends.

The Return – Summer Prospects & Genre Films

For every avid moviegoer, relief is at hand. You were hoping in your wildest dreams to return to your favourite cinema in July, but as it turns out the date is closer than you think: most cinemas will open on 22 June. Here’s what to watch for in the coming weeks.

Low-res Horror Polygons, J-Horror and Retro Spectres

Low polys, low-resolution textures and a back to basics design: let’s have a look at some horror video games that refuse ultra-realism and return to the PlayStation imaginary.


Finish your lockdown with a detour into three weirdo films, uneasy with classification.

For a better understanding of game design

Blisters on your fingers and controllers worn out? Then it’s time to take a breather from our indie game recommendations. This is the occasion to get behind the scenes of the video game and see how they work, with our selection for budding gamers and designers.

Festival films on VOD

For each edition, the Festival offers films that are not released in theatres. But don’t panic, by looking into various VOD services, you can treat yourself to some catch-up sessions !

Farewell to an artist and a friend

This Sunday, we learned that Philippe Nahon had died. Gaspar Noé bids farewell to his friend in a powerful and moving tribute to an actor, to life and to friendship, in the French daily, Libération.