The MOTELX Award - Best Portuguese Horror Short Film is one of the highlights of the Festival and the result of one of MOTELx's main goals: the promotion, stimulation and screening of horror films made in Portugal.
The winner will receive a money prize worth €5,000
, another €5,000
in post-production services at Kino Sound Studio
, and an inspirational weekend at one of the Belver Hotels
, one of MOTELX's sponsors.
The winning short also receives the Méliès d’Argent and is automatically selected for the international competition Méliès d’Or for Best European Short Film, a prize awarded annually by the European Fantastic Film Festivals Federation (melies.org
) to the best short and feature films made in Europe.
The Federation is a network of 22 festivals from 16 different countries, with a total global audience of 450k. The Méliès d’Or is awarded every year to the best european genre feature and short film.