The Strasbourg European Fantasy Film Festival was first held in 2008 and has now become an event with an international stature, which has seen special guests such as Roger Corman and George Romero. After initiating a competition for European fantasy films, It became the first French Festival to be an affiliate member of the European Federation of Fantasy Film Festivals, which includes 20 major festivals worldwide, including those in Brussels, London, Amsterdam and Sitges, while it also takes part in the European Méliès d’or competition..
Festival programming comprises premieres of fantasy films, shown in the presence of their directors, short films and film retrospectives covering specific aspects of film history.
Strasbourg's European Fantasy Film Festival also stands out by the events it organises alongside the Festival, including the Strasbourg Zombie Walk, whichattracted some 3000 participants in 2011 and immediately became the biggest event of its kind in France. Festival visitors can also meet at the "Fantasy Village", take part in conferences and visit exhibitions of illustrator art. Special events are also organised for a younger audience, as well as projections for school groups and a masterclass on film related jobs.