The jury [Martin Koolhoven (director), Clementine van Wijngaarden (VARA Guide) and Hisko Hulsing (animator / cartoonist)] awarded the SILVER MELIES 2009 for the Best European Fantastic Film of the 25th AMSTERDAM INTERNATIONAL FANTASTIC FILM FESTIVAL to "Before the fall" ("Tres Dias")
"We awarded a great film. It’s a mix to your heart's content of elements from the horror, apocalyptic and serial killer genre, with drama, romance and even with philosophical impact: Is a man predestined to follow his instincts, even if he knows that any action is futile considering there is a rapidly approaching apocalypse?".
By winning the Silver MELIES, "Before the fall" is automatically nominated for the Golden MELIES 2009 (The European Fantastic Film Fesderation's Award for the Best European Motion Picture of the Year).