The Federation

In 2011 MOTELX became Portugal’s representative at the European Fantastic Film Festivals Federation (EFFFF), alongside with relevant festivals like Sitges Film Festival (Spain), BIFFF (Brussels), and Imagine (Amesterdam), among many others.

Facts and Figures

  • 22


  • 16


  • 450000


  • 1800


  • 24


With around two dozen festivals represented in the European continent, as well as supporting members in Asia and North America, and a global audience estimated at 450,000 spectators, the EFFFF was born in 1989 and became one of the most powerful tools in promoting originality and creativity in the European film industry.   Represented in 15 countries, the Federation has developed a tightly knit festival network that allows films to easily reach foreign audiences and provides them with unique visibility among the public, press, and professionals that no other film market can offer.

The global outreach of the Federation today has made it a vital economic and cultural player on the fantastic film scene worldwide. It enhaces the visibility and standing of fantastic cinema with the industry and public, and encourages its distribution and production.

The Federation’s internationally renowned awards, genre-film screenings drawing audiences in three continents and networking capacity have made it a global player in the promotion and production of genre film worldwide. Today's Federation: Consists of a network of 22 film festivals, representing 16 countries Covers the four corners of Europe, with strongholds in Asia and North America Draws a combined audience of more than 450 000 people Screens more than 1 800 genre films annually Awards 24 prestigious Méliès d'Argent (Silver Melies) prizes for feature and short films each year Gives out the Méliès d'Or (Golden Melies) prize for Best European Fantastic Film annually (feature and short).
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