The NIFF charmed by Innocence

  • 19.09.2005

You are undoubtedly aware of the BIFFF, the Brussels International Festival of Fantastic Films. But are you familiar with the NIFFF ? Operating along the same lines, this event takes place in July in Neufchâtel, Switzerland. This festival, highly regarded in the industry
(the 2004-2005 Méliès for Best European Film of the year was handed out there this year) was hosting its fifth edition.
For this anniversary edition the jury for the official competition was presided by Nicolas Roeg (Ne vous retournez pas), who was seconded by Belgian Thibaut Dopchie from the Brussels BIFFF (precisely!). However, this clearly doesn’t explain the link with Wallimage – a link that must be there somewhere!
We have to look no further than the 2005 Grand Prix of this festival (the Narcissu ), which was awarded to a movie co-produced by Wallimage: Innocence, directed by Lucile Hadzihalilovic. The film owes this award to its heavy and intriguing atmosphere, as well as its original and personal treatment.
Wallimage celebrates its second reward at a “genre” festival this year after the success of Trouble at Gerardmer. Isn’t that fantastic? (festival site)