Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival

Orson Welles once said, “Look what 700 years of democracy have brought to Switzerland: chocolate and the cuckoo clock”. As the picturesque city of Neuchâtel is precisely the home of Swiss chocolate and watches, you might conclude that it is the quietest place on earth… Well, not anymore! Since 2000, the Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival (NIFFF) has rocked the city by welcoming cult guests such as John Carpenter, Joe Dante, George R.R. Martin, Roger Corman, Sono Sion, Terry Gilliam, Zoë Bell, Cliff Martinez, Park Chan-wook, Dario Argento, Chris Carter, Miike Takashi, Bong Joon-ho, Kevin Smith, Nancy Allen, Ray Harryhausen, Barbara Steele, Stuart Gordon, Kiyoshi Kurosawa, Jaume Balagueró, Tobe Hooper, Shinya Tsukamoto, George Romero and many more. 

Created in 2000, the Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival (NIFFF) has become, after 17 editions, an unmissable event for film lovers. Its diverse, innovative and prestigious programme has ensured it a national and international presence. This event is mainly dedicated to one genre – that is fantasy, or fantastic films. Asian cinema and digital creation are the two additional topics that complete the picture. Equally acclaimed by audiences, critics and federal institutions, the NIFFF has been growing continuously, showing steady increases in ticket sales and has even reached 42,000 attendees during its last edition. The 18th NIFFF will take place from 6th July - 14th July 2018.

Swiss Shorts

Asian Shorts


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