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Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival

The Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival (NIFFF) is a Swiss film festival dedicated to fantastic movies. It was created in 2000 and is now renowned internationally as one of the foremost film festivals in the world for genre cinema.[1] 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, ranging from major works 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.

Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival
LocationNeuchâtel, Switzerland
LanguageInternational
Websitehttp://www.nifff.ch

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.

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List of award winnersEdit

Year Award Film Country Director
2017 H. R. Giger Award « Narcisse » for Best Feature Film Super Dark Times   United States Kevin Phillips
Silver Méliès Award for Best European Film El bar   Spain Álex de la Iglesia
International Critic's Award The Endless   United States Justin Benson & Aaron Moorhead
Imaging The Future Award for Best Design Production
Best Asian Movie Award Trapped   India Vikramaditya Motwane
Youth Award Hostile   France Mathieu Turi
Audience RTS Award JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Diamond Is Unbreakable Chapter I   Japan Takashi Miike
H. R. Giger «Narcisse» Award for Best Swiss Short The Bridge over the River    Switzerland Jadwiga Kowalska
Silver Méliès Award for Best European Short
Taurus Studio Innovation Award Sons of Bitches    Switzerland Arnaud Baur
2016 H. R. Giger Award « Narcisse » for Best Feature Film Under the Shadow   Iran
  Jordan
  Qatar
  United Kingdom
Babak Anvari
Silver Méliès Award for Best European Film Forældre   Denmark Christian Tafdrup
International Critic's Award Swiss Army Man   United States Daniel Scheinert, Dan Kwan
Imaging The Future Award for Best Design Production
Audience RTS Award
Best Asian Movie Award Honor Thy Father   Philippines Erik Matti
Youth Award Detour   United Kingdom
  South Africa
Christopher Smith
H. R. Giger «Narcisse» Award for Best Swiss Short Ivan's Need    Switzerland Veronica Lingg, Manuela Leuenberger & Lukas Suter
Silver Méliès Award for Best European Short
Taurus Studio Innovation Award Belle comme un coeur    Switzerland Gregory Casares
2015 H. R. Giger Award « Narcisse » for Best Feature Film Green Room   United States Jeremy Saulnier
Youth Award Denis-de-Rougemont
Audience RTS Award
Silver Melies to the best fantastic film Men & Chicken   Denmark Anders Thomas Jensen
International Critic's Award The Invitation   United States Karyn Kusama
Imaging The Future Award for best design production Crumbs   Ethiopia Miguel Llansò
Best Asian Movie Award Full Strike   Hong Kong Henri Wong & Derek Kwok
H. R. Giger "Narcisse" Award to the best swiss short - SSA/Suissimage Competition Es war finster und merkwürdig still    Switzerland Mirella Brunold & Nina Calderone
Méliès d’argent to the best european fantastic short
Prix Tauris Studio for innovation Parasit    Switzerland Diego Hauenstein
2014 H. R. Giger Award « Narcisse » for Best Feature Film Housebound   New Zealand Gerard Johnstone
Silver Méliès Award for Best European Film Blind   Norway Eskil Vogt
Imaging The Future Award for Best Design Production The Mole Song : Undercover Agent Reiji   Japan Takashi Miiike
Best Asian Movie Award Yasmine   Brunei Siti Kamaluddin,
Chan Man-Ching
International Critic's Award It Follows   United States David Robert Mitchell
Youth Award
Audience RTS Award What We Do in the Shadows   New Zealand Jemaine Clement,
Taika Waititi
H. R. Giger «Narcisse» Award for Best Swiss Short Lothar    Switzerland Luca Zuberbühler
Silver Méliès Award for Best European Short
Taurus Studio Innovation Award Pappkameraden    Switzerland Stefan Bischoff,
Stephan Wiki
2013 H. R. Giger Award « Narcisse » for Best Feature Film Dark Touch   France
  Ireland
  Sweden
Marina de Van
Mad Movies Award to the «Maddest» Movie
Youth Award
Special mention of the International Jury Chimères    Switzerland Olivier Beguin
Silver Méliès Award for Best European Film Au Nom du fils   France Vincent Lannoo
Imaging The Future Award for Best Design Production Ghost Graduation   Spain Javier Ruiz Caldera
Special mention of the Imaging The Future Jury Mars et Avril   France Martin Villeneuve
Best Asian Movie Award Eega   India S.S Rajamouli,
J.V.V Sathyanarayana
Speciale mention of the Mad Movies Jury
Blaise Cendrars Youth Award The Crack   Colombia
  Argentina
Alfonso Acosta
Audience RTS Award You're Next   United States Adam Wingard
Titra Film Award The Dyatlov Pass Incident   Finland Renny Harlin
H. R. Giger «Narcisse» Award for Best Swiss Short Palim Palim    Switzerland Marina Klauser,
Pia Hellenthal
Taurus Studio Award
Special mention of the SSA/Suissimage Jury Pocket Rocket    Switzerland Walter Feistle
Taurus Studio Innovation Award Effort    Switzerland Eleonora Berra
Silver Méliès Award for Best European Short Entre Ange et Demon    Switzerland Pascal Forney
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 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

See alsoEdit

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. ^ "The Neuchatel International Fantastic Film Festival Announces Jam Packed Lineup For 2016".

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