01. Wyrmwood – Premio Asteroide 2015
WYRMWOOD, an Australian film of Kiah Roache-Turner, is the winner of the Asteroide award (given to the best science-fiction full length film taking part in the contest). This is the verdict of the Trieste Science+Fiction_15 International Board, led by the American writer Joe R. Lansdale – he has written more than forty novels and hundreds of short stories and is maybe the best contemporary author of this genre – and including the President of the International Festival of Fantastic Film, Sci-Fi & Thriller of Brussels (BIFFF) George Delmote and Silvio Sosio, the director and supervisor of the portal fantascienza.com and co-founder of the publishing house Delos Group. This is the motivation: “For using the genre conventions in a smart way and introducing original ideas and a new interpretation of the repertoire of the zombie movie”.
01b. Turbo Kid – Menzione speciale
The Board has decided to bestow an honorable mention to Turbo Kid, of the group of filmmakers RKSS (Anouk Whissell, Francois Simard, Yoann-Karl Whissell), “for his unconventional humor, for the way he defined his characters and for his fresh ideas”.
02. Polder – Méliès d’argent 2015
The Méliès d’Argent award for the Best European Full Lenght Science Fiction Film is given to POLDER, of Samuel Schwarz and Julian M. Grünthall “for being so brave to create a new aesthetic capable of playing with unconventional multimedia languages, for being able to entertain while speaking of topical subjects”. This is what the Board, which includes the screenwriter and filmmaker Luigi Cozzi, the cinematographic critic Andrea Chimento and the Festival programmer Rebecca De Pas, said. The Méliès d’Argent award is a recognition leading the winning film to compete with the winning films of the other E.F.F.F.F. festivals for the Méliès d’Or 2016.
03. The Karman Line – Méliès d’argent short 2015
In the European Fantastic Shorts section, the European fantastic shorts selection, the public awarded The Kàrmàn Line, of Oscar Sharp, with the Méliès d’Argent for the best European fantastic short.
04. Howl – Premio Nocturno Nuove Visioni 2015
HOWL, a Paul Hyett’s film, is the winner of the Premio Nocturno Nuove Visioni award, a recognition bestowed to a work which is considered significant and original for the evolution of the cinema de genre of the Trieste Science+Fiction official selection by the editorial staff of Nocturno, the most esteemed magazine in Italy for the fans of this genre.
05. Nina Forever – Premio Wonderland 2015
The Wonderland award, bestowed for the second year in a row in collaboration with Wonderland, the Rai 4 magazine about the science-fiction unconscious, seals the media partnership between the Trieste kermises and the Rai production. Nina Forever, of Ben & Chris Blaine, is the winner of the Premio Wonderland award 2015 “for being able of combining the great romantic tradition of the ghost stories about love after death with the contemporary neurosis in a fresh blend of black humor, sensuality, horror, comedy and life drama, for a high quality writing on important matters such as sorrow and guilt in the modern Western society, for picking and directing an awesome trio of actors, among which Fiona O’Shaughnessy stands out with her creative performance playing the role of a sarcastic and melancholic ghost.
06. Goodnight Mommy e Supervenus – Mèliès d’or 2015
The European Fantastic Film Festivals Federation (EFFFF) announced last Friday the winners of the Méliès d’Or of the 19th competition for the best European fantastic films. Goodnight Mommy (Ich seh Ich seh, Austria, 2014), of Severin Fiala and Veronika Franz, is the winner of the Méliès d’Or for the best full length film. The film will be shown on the cinema screens in Italy in 2016, distributed by Movies Inspired.
The Méliès d’Or for the best short is given to Supervenus (France, 2014), of Frédéric Doazan. The Méliès Board included Claudio Simonetti (the President), the distributor Iris Martín-Peralta and the producer Francisco Villa-Lobos.
This is the end of the fifteenth edition of Trieste Science+Fiction (International Science Fiction Festival). But the initiative – realized and promoted by the Cappella Underground research center – is already working on the next edition.
Meanwhile, the first data about this edition highlight an attendance record – more than 22.000 people –, there was an increase in the number of viewers of the kermises and the night shows, and not only, were sold out.
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