CANNES – The 17th edition of Trieste Science+Fiction Festival will take place from October 31st to November 5th 2017 in Trieste (Italy). The event has been announced at the Cannes Film Festival, during the annual general meeting of the European Fantastic Film Festivals Federation, a network of which the Festival is the official Italian member.
The six-day event will feature national and international premieres of the best science fiction, horror and fantasy productions. Three competitive sections are hosted by the Festival: the international competition for the Asteroide Award, which is reserved to emerging directors; and the two European competitions for the best fantastic feature and short film, which award the Méliès d’Argent, organised in cooperation with the European Fantastic Film Festivals Federation.
Spazio Italia, a non-competitive section, is devoted to Italian fantastic filmmakers, whereas Sci-Fi Classix hosts the masterpieces of science fiction in newly restored editions.
Not to be missed, the special events devoted to science and literature: the Futurology Meetings, organised in cooperation with the most notable scientific institutions of the area, the Silver Urania Life Achievement Award – in cooperation with the renown magazine Urania – which is assigned every year to a high standing personality from the world of science fiction, and the 2nd edition of the Fantastic Film Forum for the professionals of the field.
The selections for the competitive sections are now open. Regulations and entry forms for the 2017 edition are available at the festival website: www.sciencefictionfestival.org