This October, the Méliès International Festivals Federation (MIFF), presents the first Méliès Online Showcase. For 48 hours, the 19 Méliès d’argent short film winners from the last 12 months are streamed to a worldwide audience of press, programmers and film buyers. This initiative aims to further boost the visibility of European fantastic film and to create the opportunity for festival bookings and sales.
Since 1983, the Méliès International Festivals Federation (MIFF) promotes European fantastic cinema around the globe. The 26 member festivals from 20 countries reach a global audience of over 800,000, making the MIFF the largest festival federation in the world.
The 19 European member festivals each host the competition for the Méliès d’argent, the award for the best European fantastic short film. Out of these 19 Méliès d’argent winners, a Méliès d’or is awarded at the Sitges Film Festival (717 October).
In the run-up to this Méliès d’or ceremony, the MIFF presents all the winning films during an online showcase, aimed at programmers, curators, film buyers and press from all over the world. From Monday 4 October 12:00 noon CET to Wednesday 6 October 11:59, all 19 films are available to these professionals.
The aim of the showcase is to provide the filmmakers an improved chance to secure festival bookings and sales. The initiative is a new step in the ongoing mission of the MIFF to promote European fantastic cinema and increase the visibility of its creative talent.
Méliès Online Showcase
Monday 4 October 12:00 noon CET to Wednesday 6 October 11:59.
To gain access to the showcase, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
For further information, contact Chris Oosterom, chairperson of the MIFF: email@example.com