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
Midnight Son is the story of Jacob, a young man confined to a life of isolation, due to a rare skin disorder that prevents him from being exposed to sunlight. His world opens up when he meets Mary, a local bartender, and falls in love.
Tragically, Jacob’s actions become increasingly bizarre as he struggles to cope with the effects of his worsening condition. Forced by the disease to drink human blood for sustenance, he must control his increasingly violent tendencies as local law enforcement narrow their focus on him as a suspect in a series of grisly murders.
This is one of those wonderful discoveries that all of the Abertoir team weren’t expecting. What sounded like a simple vampire movie turned out to be a deeply involving and haunting independent film that really needs some serious attention. A slow burning character study of the lengths someone will reluctantly go to in order to survive, and the effects it can have on everyone they know.