Méliès d'or award presented at Sitges International Film Festival

This year the Sitges - International Fantastic Film Festival of Catalonia hosted the ceremony to present the Méliès d’or Awards. "Climax", the new film by Argentinean director Gaspar Noé, was the big winner in the feature film category, while "Clanker Man", by Ben Steiner, picked up the award for best short film. Joining these two prizes this year is the Méliès d’or Career Award, which director Álex de la Iglesia will be receiving for his contribution to fantastic genre.
This year the Sitges - International Fantastic Film Festival of Catalonia hosted the ceremony to present the Méliès d’or Awards. "Climax", the new film by Argentinean director Gaspar Noé, was the big winner in the feature film category, while "Clanker Man", by Ben Steiner, picked up the award for best short film. Joining these two prizes this year is the Méliès d’or Career Award, which director Álex de la Iglesia will be receiving for his contribution to fantastic genre.

The Méliès d'or and Méliès d'argent Awards are presented each year to the best European fantastic feature length and short films. These awards acknowledge quality and creativity, and generate a unique visibility for the films and its directors. The winning films have screened at many of the European Fantastic Film Festival Federation’s (EFFFF) festivals, including its supporting members outside Europe, promoting screenings all around the world.

The EFFFF is a very close network of 24 film festivals from 18 different countries with a global audience of more than 800,000 visitors, which makes it a vital economic and cultural actor in the fantastic film industry. Its mission is to promote European fantastic film productions in all of Europe and throughout the world, improving their visibility and their position among audiences within the industry, and encouraging their circulation. The Federation works to fulfil this mission through its network of festivals in Europe, their supporting members in Asia, North America and South America, as well as through the Méliès Awards given out to the best European genre films.

The ceremony took place on Thursday, 11 October, at 16h30, at Sitges - International Fantastic Film Festival of Catalonia at the Meliá Auditorium.
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