Prix Utopiales Winners

Winners of the Prix Utopiales were announced October 31, 2014 at the Nantes Utopiales Festival International de Science-Fiction in Nantes, France. The awards honor works produced by Europeans and published in French, and include a €3,000 prize.

Prix Julia Verlanger (Best SF/F Novel)

  • L’esprit du Melkine, Olivier Paquet (Editions L’Atalante)

Prix Extraordinaire

  • Chris Foss

European Youth Prize (Best YA Novel)

  • Pixel Noir, Jeanne-A Debats (Éditions Syros Jeunesse, 2014)
  • Honorable mention: Automne, Jan Henrik Nielsen, translated by Aude Pasquier (Éditions Albin Michel, 2014)

Best SF Comic

  • Punk Rock Jesus, Sean Murphy (Éditions Urban Comics)
  • Honorable mention: Kanopé, Louise Joor (Éditions Delcourt)

Best Screenplay/RPG

  • Les Brumes de Saint-Malo (for the game Les Larmes du Cardinal), Pierre Éric Mouton

Best Video Game Made During the Game Jam

  • Neuromance, Bastien Kerspern (GD), Charles Perinet (GD), Rémi Gourrierec (Graph), Alain Puget (Graph et Dev), Pierre Chabiland (Dev), Louis Godart (SD)

Jury Award – International Short Film Competition

  • Reset, Marcus Kryler & Fredrik Åkerström (Sweden, 2012)
  • Honorable mention: Triad, Bradley Oliver-White (Great Britain, 2013)

Audience Award – International Short Film Competition

  • The Nostalgist, Giacomo Cimini (Great Britain, 2014)

Grand Jury Award – International Short Film Competition

  • The Midnight After, Fruit Chan (China/Hong Kong, 2014)

Special Jury Mention for Translation

  • Morse, the creator and investigator of the Sûreté du Québec version of Tusk by Kevin Smith (United States, 2014)

International Competition of Feature Films

  • Predestination, Michael Spierig & Peter Spierig (Australia, 2014)

The Utopiales European Prize was awarded to Sumerki by Dmitry Glukhovsky, translated by Denis E. Savine (Éditions L’Atalante, 2014). This juried award is given to a novel or collection published in French whose author is a citizen of a country belonging to the European Community, and includes a €2000 prize.

For more, see the official Utopiales website.