Elche International Fantastic Film Festival – FANTAELX is celebrated annually in the month of November in the town of Elche.
The event was born in 2013 with the aim of creating a meeting point where the public and creators share experiences about the fantasy genre.
Its first edition was called Elche Fantastic Film Showing – FANTAELX, and after the great reception, its second edition was transformed into a competitive contest under the name of Elche Fantastic Film Festival – FANTAELX, receiving short films from all over the world. Since then, the festival began to pay tribute to emblematic works of the fantasy genre and added complementary activities such as talks, presentations, or feature film screenings already in its fifth edition.
As an added value, from this sixth edition, the International Congress of Fantastic Genre, Audiovisuals and New Technologies, with the support of the Miguel Hernández University of Elche, is included within the festival.