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
From the director of Machine Girl comes a new film based on the popular manga and movie series from Japan about the dead school girl who comes back from the grave in a flurry of typically Japanese bizarreness.
Tsukiko always felt inferior to her beautiful and popular sister Tomie. Yet after Tomie dies in a terrible accident, Tsukiko is horrified to find her waiting on her parent’s doorstep exactly one year after her death. Although both parents blindly accept her back into their life, Tsukiko’s nightmares are only just beginning as her sister’s true intentions are slowly revealed.
While slightly more refined and restrained that Iguchi’s other movies, Tomie Unlimited is a fabulously bizarre and twisted journey into the mind of one director who has finally realised his lifelong ambition: to feature both heads on spines in buckets, and schoolgirl-faced centipedes tied together with hair, all in the same film. We salute you sir!