The European Fantastic Film Festivals Federation is pleased to announce the launch of its new website and online database melies.org. The new site focuses on promoting European genre films and the Federation’s network of 22 festivals, covering 15 countries. With a combined audience of more than 450 000 worldwide, the Federation is a key economic and cultural player in the genre film industry.
The melies.org website covers the MeělieĚs d’Or and MeělieĚs d’Argent competitions of 22 prominent genre film festivals and houses a comprehensive database of innovative European genre cinema, thereby providing filmmakers, festivals, distributors, production companies and sales agents with a new resource tool.
“The idea is to continue to build on this platform and create a genuine European genre film archive, and to promote genre film in general", says Christian Hallman, Creative Project Manager and Coordinator of the European Fantastic Film Festivals Federation.
The new website and database were built in collaboration with Black Market Online [here], a film industry content management platform, developed by Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival.
"We're extremely excited about our long-term collaboration with the MeělieĚs network to build a prime resource for genre films. BMO's combining of specific film-industry features of secure content management and streaming with fine-tuned usability definitely paves the way for the platform to flourish in future", adds Sten Saluveer, Head of Development at BMO and Industry Director of the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival.