Adoration directed by Fabrice Du Welz selected at the 12th Strasboug Festival edition was released this week.
Marona’s Fantastic Tale directed by Anca Damian selected and Special Jury Mention at the 12th Strasboug Festival edition was released this week.
Freak-Out Friday, the Festival’s monthly film club, is back for an exciting 15th season. From January to June, the Festival presents classic horror films and zany 50s and 60s style midnight movies.
The Strasbourg Festival team wishes you a happy and prosperous 2020. And may it bring you many beautiful and strange films before the 13th edition of our Festival next September.
First Love directed by Takashi Miike selected at the 12th Strasbourg Festival edition was released this week.
Celebrate Hallowe’en (All Hallows Eve), an ancient Celtic, then Roman, then Catholic tradition today confiscated by everyone who wants to have freaky fun.
George A. Romero
Welcome to the
The Strasbourg European Fantastic Film Festival is a major French platform for fantastic cinema, and one of Europe’s most comprehensive genre events. The Festival’s main focus is on new productions of international fantastic films, but also included are sections for thrillers, noir films and black comedies, and for video games and virtual-reality cinema. The Festival also hosts multiple film revivals, a sign of its firm commitment to cinema heritage.
As an affiliated member of the European Fantastic Film Festivals Federation (EFFFF), Strasbourg is unique in France in organising the Silver Méliès competition for European films. Winners of this award automatically compete for the coveted Golden Méliès, which is presented every year at a designated EFFFF festival. Learn how this works at www.melies.org.
Strasbourg’s eclectic programming of independent, studio, auteur and niche cinema, plus its broad range of side events, draws large and varied audiences each year. In 2016, overall attendance reached 27 000 and the festival showed a total of 64 features and 27 short films, from 22 countries. (See sections and awards).
Annual side-events include: master classes with outstanding directors and industry experts, museum happenings, conferences, workshops, exhibits, zombie walks, and a fantastic village with activities for all ages. The Festival’s open-air screenings draw 4 000 fans each year and Strasbourg also hosts a number of innovative and fun film events, such as 2016’s projection of Jaws at the city’s Art Nouveau municipal bathhouse pool, complete with floating armchairs.
In 2012, the Festival organisers introduced a complementary strand at the city’s digital arts centre with the focus on video games, digital creation and virtual-reality experiences. Highlights are the Indie Game Contest for independent video-game developers; installations by digital creators from our artist-in-residency programme; and a VR film corner, showcasing the latest trends in the 360° world of virtual-reality cinema.
There’s something for everyone at this convivial festival, bringing together cinephiles, geeks, fan boys and girls and traditionalists, for ten celebratory days of cinematic discovery in one of the most beautiful and cinephile cities in France.
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Carlos Areces & Tomas Lemarquis
Enzo G. Castellari
Artistic director, partnerships, feature and short-film programmer
Deputy artistic director, feature-film programmer, master class
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Head of the video-game section
Volunteer staff co-ordinator
Jean-François Gaye / Lucie Mottier
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