The official selection of the Festival presents previews of the best science fiction, horror and fantasy feature films, both in and out of competition The first, second or third works by emerging authors compete for the Asteroide award. European fantastic films compete for the Méliès d’argent award.


The selection of fantastic short films includes the films competing for the Méliès d’argent award (European Fantastic Shorts) and the international, out of competition, ones (Fantastic Shorts).

Spazio Italia

The programme dedicated to the protagonists and the productions of the Italian fantastic cinema presents classics and feature films (Spazio Italia), alongside short films and web series (Spazio Corto).


Digitally restored 4K versions and 35mm vintage prints.


Science (fiction) documentary films, with presentations and follow-up meetings held by experts of the sector, in cooperation with local scientific institutions.

Swiss Fantastic Films

A selection of feature and short films in the fantastic genre in partnership with Swiss Films and NIFFF – Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival.