Our submissions are now open! Deadline is July 29th 2013. Click the submissions tab at the top menu for full details.
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We had a fantastic time this year and everyone who came and supported the festival made it the busiest one yet, so thank you!
The winners are as follows:
AUDIENCE AWARD FOR BEST NEW FEATURE
1st Place: Sightseers
2nd Place: American Mary
AUDIENCE AWARD FOR BEST CLASSIC FEATURE
The Rocky Horror Picture Show
MELIES D'ARGENT WINNER FOR BEST EUROPEAN SHORT FILM plus ABERTOIR PRIZE FOR BEST SHORT FILM
1st Place: Nostalgic Z
2nd Place: Love Bug
3rd Place: Attack of the Brain Suckers
Also special thanks to Dan Griffiths for the winning bid in our charity auction of "Dr Phibes" ale:, proceeds to the British Royal Legion.
And finally, if you liked our poster, courtesy of our artist Peter Stevenson, a downloadable high res version can be found by clicking HERE :-)
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Abertoir is proud and honoured to be an adherent member of the European Fantastic Film Festivals Federation. With some 20 festivals represented, on the European continent as well as supporting members in Asia and North-America, and a joint audience of approximately 600.000 spectators, the European Fantastic Film Festivals Federation (EFFFF) has become one of the most powerful tools to promote the originality and creativity of the European fantasy film industry.
Present in 16 countries, it has developed a tight network of festivals that allows films to reach foreign audiences more easily and offers them a potential visibility among the public, press and professionals that it cannot find in film markets.www.melies.org Read the Full Story
Gary Sherman - "The week we spent in Aberystwyth was truly one of the most enjoyable trips my wife and I have ever had. The town and surrounding countryside are charming, magical and incredibly beautiful. The people were fabulously friendly and sincerely hospitable. The food was surprisingly fantastic. Our midnight walk through the ruins of the castle and adjoining graveyard, under a full moon, was not only wonderfully spooky but like travelling back through time. The only thing I found a lack of in Wales was... vowels!"