The fifteenth edition of the international science fiction festival “Trieste Science+Fiction”, organized and promoted by La Cappella Underground, takes place in November 2015, 3rd-8th. It is a dedicated to the exploration of fantastic worlds, experimental languages and new technologies in the productions for cinema, TV, visual arts and show business.
According to tradition, cinema is the protagonist of the festival program – national and international previews of the best science fiction, fantasy and horror productions are shown on the screens.
The official selection presents two international competitions – independent filmmakers from all over the world compete for the Asteroide award for the best full length science fiction film; the Méliès d’argento award is the prize of the European competition for the best fantastic full length film and short.
The section Spazio Italia includes the best of the Italian production. The special events dedicated to science and literature with Incontri di Futurologia, in collaboration with the main scientific organizations of the area, and the delivering of the Urania d’Argento award – organized with the homonymous literary newspaper – to a master of fantastic genre are a must.
This year Trieste becomes the European capital of fantastic cinema, because of the EFFFF (European Fantastic Film Festival Federation) annual convention and the 19th Golden Méliès Ceremony, scheduled for the 6th of November. It is the ceremony for the delivering of the Méliès d’or award, of the European Fantastic Film Festival Federation, a network the Trieste Festival joined in 2005. The winning filmmaker is invited to the Festival to collect the statuette, an original creation inspired by the classic fantastic cinema of the beginning, “Le voyage dans la Lune”. An exceptional meeting to celebrate the eminent success of the fifteenth edition of Trieste Science+Fiction.