Now and until Saturday, July 8th, you can discover the rich programme of the 22nd edition of the Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival (NIFFF):

  • 124 works, including 85 feature films and 3 short film programmes, 2 immersive installations, an exhibition, and a performance
  • 159 screenings, including 8 world premieres, 7 international premieres, 4 European premieres, and 46 Swiss premieres
  • Free events, including 15 conferences, 5 restored classics, 6 street art performances at the Open Air, and various programmes for young cinephiles
  • 8 venues including Théâtre du Passage, 3 Cinepel screening rooms (Rex, Arcades, Studio), the Open Air on Place des Halles, La Villa, the Jardin anglais, and Case à Chocs


Aside from the installations in La Villa and the morning Open Air performances, all other screenings and activities can only be accessed with a ticket, even if they are free. Book your tickets in advance on NIFFF.CH to skip the queue at the ticket office!


Thanks to D.IA.NE’s digital tricks, you can now create a user account on the NIFFF’s website and application!


  • Find your tickets and passes, and book screenings with the latter
  • See a custom timetable
  • Vote for the RTS audience Award

Create your user account now on NIFFF.CH !


Every day, two night-time screenings will take place at the shimmering Open Air on Place des Halles, including 5 CLASSICS RELOADED (free entry). From Monday, July 3rd to Saturday, July 8th at 11 a.m., families will be able to experience street art performances at the Open Air for children of all ages.

© David Perriard / NIFFF 2023


As usual, many bars, food trucks and DJ sets will fire up the Jardin anglais during its legendary AFFFTERS, from 2 p.m. to 1 a.m. on week days, and until 2 a.m. at the weekend.

Among the many cocktails at the bar, you will find one called D.IA.NE, which includes a local ingredient with supernatural properties that played a role in creating our artificial intelligence. Thanks to Larusée, a flask of this amniotic fluid is even available at the festival’s merchandising stand!

NIFFF x Larusée

Two night parties at Case à Chocs round out the NIFFF’s AFFFTERS line-up:

SAT. 01.07, 12 p.m. – 5 a.m.

SAT. 08.07, 12 p.m. – 5 a.m.


This year, in addition to its beloved merchandising, the NIFFF has collaborated with the Fondation Alfaset workshop to offer goodies made out of recycled tarp.

Laptop covers, hairbands, wallets: find the new NIFFF goodies at the store in Théâtre du Passage!


D.IA.NE has officially awoken in the NIFFF app. She is expecting you! Use the chat to get answers to your questions and let her guide you through the NIFFF 2023 programme.

Keep an eye on the festival’s digital channels. She has a few surprises in store.

The NIFFF would like to thank its main sponsor, the computing firm VNV, for rising to the challenge of putting the power of artificial intelligence at our audience’s service.


Every year, the NIFFF works hard to become more sustainable, reduce its environmental footprint, and better its social impact.

  • Avail yourself of a 50% discount on NeuchâtelRoule bike renting with the code NIFFF2023.
  • On Friday, July 7th, pay a visit to the For Womxn, Period. stand at the Jardin anglais. This association from Romandie promotes access to information, advice, and eco-friendly and appropriate products for period hygiene.
  • One film from our programme can be enjoyed by hearing or vision impaired people thanks to our collaboration with  Regards NeufsNORMALE is available to watch with audio description and subtitles on smartphones.
  • The NIFFF website now includes an ACCESSIBILITY button on its home page. It provides all the necessary information for people with reduced mobility to attend the festival in the best disposition. The pages layout can also be customised by the user.


As a loyal partner of the NIFFF, your Neuchâtel-based energy provider Viteos provides sustainable electricity to the festival through his “Areuse” product. Named after the river that connects Val-de-Travers to the Lake of Neuchâtel, this green current will illuminate the Jardin anglais at night and immerse you in magical cinematic worlds at the Open Air on Place des Halles.