The NIFFF under the spell of Innocence

  • 19.09.2005

You certainly know the BIFFF, Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival. And the NIFFF? The principle is identical, but the event takes place in July in Neufchâtel (Switzerland). This festival, recognized by its peers (this year it awarded the Méliès 2004-2005 which crowns the best European film of the year) was already in its fifth edition.
For this anniversary, the jury of the official competition was chaired by Nicolas Roeg(Don’t turn around), notably supported by a Belgian Thibaut Dopchie of the Brussels BIFFF (precisely). Which still doesn’t explain the relationship with Wallimage, which must exist somewhere.
This connection is to be found in the Grand Prix 2005 of this festival (the Narcissus) since it was awarded to a film co-produced by Wallimage: Innocence by Lucile Hadzihalilovic. An important award that the film owes to its heavy and intriguing atmosphere as well as to its original and personal treatment.
After the success of Trouble in Gérardmer, Wallimage celebrates its second annual award in a “genre” festival. Fantastic, right?
(the festival website)