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OPORTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL FANTASPORTO 2021 Oporto Film Festival promotes films that seek new forms and methods of film making. 


Fantasporto and Porto Pictures Gallery and  the recent ones here  Video Gallery Fantasporto 2017 2018 2019 Watch ambiance and trailers. 2020 Ambiance and Trailers


Entries are open for the 42nd edition of Fantasporto

  Fantasporto 42 42nd OPORTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL – FANTASPORTO 2022 (April 1 -10 ) SUBMISSIONS CLOSE DECEMBER 1st (feature films) and NOVEMBER 1st (fantasy short films)  ENTRIES FOR THE 42nd EDITION OF FANTASPORTO TO BE HELD FROM 1st to 10th APRIL ARE OPEN To submit a film please send us to the link and password (best in Vimeo) of the film to be seen by the sele...

'Suicide Forest Village' wins the Fantasporto Fantasy Competition

    JAPANESE AND HUNGARIAN CINEMA DOMINATE FANTASPORTO’2021 SUICIDE FOREST VILLAGE (Jap) and PREPARATIONS TO BE TOGETHER FOR AN UNKNOWN PERIOD OF TIME (Hun) WIN THE TOP AWARDS The in person 41st edition of the Oporto International Film Festival – Fantasporto was touched again by the cinema made in Japan, following the winner of 2020, GHOSTMASTER, with Takashi Shimizu’s SUICIDE FOREST VILLAGE was awarded with the BEST FILM in the Fantasy Competition. ...

The official competitive sections of Fantasporto 2021

THE COMPETITIVE FANTASY SECTION The Reckoning/O Derradeiro Julgamento - Neil Marshall – 110’ (GB) Ten Minutes to Midnight- Erik Bloomquist - 73’ (EUA) LX 2048 – Guy Moshe- 104’ (EUA / Lituânia) O Cemitério das Almas Perdidas – Rodrigo Aragão- 95’ (Brasil) The Trouble with Being Born- Sandra Wollner- 94’ (Alem) Post Mortem – Péter  Bergendy- 115’ (Hungria) Get The Hell Out – I-Fan...

Fantasporto 2021 Jury members announced

OFFICIAL COMPETITIVE FANTASY SECTION JURY MEMBERS CHRISTIAN HALLMAN (director - Sweden) Christian Hallman is an award-winning director-writer/producer from Sweden. Experienced in working with feature films, TV Series, Commercials, Music Promos and Corporate films in both development, production and post-production. He has also worked extensively as a 1st AD for. many years. Besides being a filmmaker, Christian has an extensive background working with genre film festivals for more ...

Watch the trailers from Fantasporto 2021


Fantasporto 2021 official presentation at the Hard Club

One more step has been completed towards the realization of the 41th Fantasporto - the official presentation. Hardclub welcomed us with friendly and affability, which is very important when organizing an event like this. Featuring the festival's 40th anniversary Anthology that will be officially presented on April 30th at 18 pm. All are invited. The Anthology I made about the 40 years of Fantasport arrived today. Anyone who has been there over the years now has to order and then fin...

Program announced for Fantasporto 41st edition

FANTASPORTO’2021 41st PORTO INTERNATIONAL CINEMA FESTIVAL HARD CLUB APRIL 26 - MAY 4 FANTASPORTO'2021      26 APRIL 13.00 • PORTUGUESE CINEMA AWARD - BEST FILM Toponímia- Memories of Porto - António Pinto - 82 '(Port) - PCP- WORLD ANTESTREIA-documentary - vo fal. port Through the streets of Porto, a journey in a slow but panoramic train to the past. A legacy of old customs and crafts that began to fall int...

New home for Fantasporto 2021 postponed to April 26-May 2

41st PORTO INTERNACIONAL FILM FESTIVAL | FANTASPORTO 2021 WILL BE HELD IN THE HISTORICAL CENTRE OF THE TOWN, NEAR THE DOURO RIVER FROM 26th APRIL TILL MAY 2nd Fantasporto barely escaped the effects of the pandemic in 2020 which was starting at the time in Portugal, and was able to celebrate its 40thanniversary. Unfortunately, for the 2021 edition, the festival had to be postponed, unable to start on the scheduled dates due to the pandemic and the long period of lockdown that followed, with all ...

Fantasporto postponed to late spring

Considering the circumstances imposed by the present lockdow in Portugal that will continue till the end of this month, FANTASPORTO/ 41st Porto International Film Festival has made the decision to postpone the event and maintain the 2021 edition in person, with a live audience. Cinema is to be seen preferentially inside theatres, on a big screen. Fantasporto’2021 continues its mission to bring audiences and film creatives together, to celebrate cinema in the best possible way. ...

The Anthology Book about the 40 years of Fantasporto

The Anthology I made about the 40 years of Fantasport arrived today. Anyone who has been there over the years now has to order and then find out from the hundreds of photos if your face and name are there. Everything you wanted to know and didn't know yet. It's 606 pages, but it could have been many more. New Cinema Edition supported by Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation and CMP. The book that records the cinephilic activity of my life and Mario, designed by Jo ãoo. And it celebrates ...

COVID Fantasporto updates and consequences

BREAKING NEWS / LAST HOUR INFORMATIONS   Dear Friends,  Greetings from Porto.  On the 15th January the country was put in lockdown due to the Covid-19 pandemic, at least till the 15th February. All Cultural events have been suspended and theatres were closed. However, we hope that as soon as the lockdown ends, we will be able to resume the normal activity, therefore being able to have Fantasporto in the announced dates- 25th February till 7th March – at the R...

Fantasporto (Oporto International Film Festival) will meet it s audience at Rivoli Theatre

FANTASPORTO 2021 from February 26th till March 6th INSPIRING WORLD CINEMA RETURNS TO PORTO   Considering the circumstances imposed by the present pandemic, FANTASPORTO/ 41st Porto International Film Festival has made the decision to maintain the 2021 festival edition in person, with a live audience. Cinema is to be seen preferentially inside theatres, in a big screen. Fantasporto’2021 continues its mission to bring audiences and film creatives together, to celebrate cinema i...

Big contestation in the film sector in Portugal as Government tries to pass new film law

Portugal is the first country of the European Union to try to approve legislation regulating the European Directive that urges national governments to make multinational companies providing streaming services (OTTs) to contribute to the development of the national production.   Portuguese Government’s proposed bill will not force international streaming services (Netflix, HBO, etc.) to contribute with taxes, and exempts OTTs as well from the payment of any levy to the national Fil...

Fantasporto 2021 calling

SUBMISSIONS CLOSE DECEMBER 1st (feature films) and NOVEMBER 1st (fantasy short films)   Fantasporto 2021 | 41st Porto International Film Festival reminds you that the entries for the next edition of this festival will close December 1st, for Feature films for all sections, and November 1st for Fantasy Shorts in competition.  The 41st edition of the event will be from Feb 26th - 6th March 2021 To submit a film (mandatory): Go to www...

Ambiance from the beautifuil city of Porto

  And a longer version with a trip in the tramway, coming back from the sea     ...

Asian Cinema dominates the Fantasporto Awards

FANTASPORTO 40 YEARS  THE AWARDS ASIAN CINEMA DOMINATES  FANTASPORTO OPENS TO THE BIG ISSUES OF TODAY  PORTUGUESE FILM AWARDS GO TO BUNKER, ETIC FILM SCHOOL AND BEHIND THE COIN “Ghostmaster” by Paul Young, a fantasy comedy with heavy touches of gore, won the Fantasy Section in the 40th Porto Film Festival- Fantasporto. A film crew in action. The assistant director, called Akira Kurosawa, is frequently humiliated by all. But what nobody knows is that in a scri...

VIDEO: Meet Julian Richards the man with 18 films at Fantasporto

We met again Julian Richards in Porto, the founder of Jinga Films, who received a Fantasporto career tribute award and a full retrospective of his films, and some of the films he has distributed.       JINGA FILMS IN OFFICIAL SELECTION  Infection – Flavio Pedota -   97’ (Mex) -Jinga I Am Toxic – Daniel de la Vega – 83’ (Arg) Deathcember – Dominic Saxl, Isaac Ezban, Sonia Escolano, Mich...

VIDEO: Interview with Milcho Manchevski for his film Willow: Fantasporto winner

    OFFICIAL DIRECTORS WEEK AWARDS Willow has been awarded with the Manoel de Oliveira Award in the Directors Week  / Directors Week Best Film  Award Willow- Milcho Manchevski – 91’ (República da Macedonia/Hung/Belg) ...

Fantasporto 40th gave its awards

    FANTASPORTO  2020 / 40th OPORTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL   AWARDS   FANTASY INTERNATIONAL JURY The International Jury of the Fantasy Section of the 40 th Oporto International Film Festival - Fantasporto  has decided to grant the following awards: Best Film Award Fantasporto Ghostmaster - Paul Young- 91’ (Jap)   Jury’s Special Award Dancing Mary- Sabu – 106’ (Jap)   Best Direction Clarita &...

March 7 in Fantasporto Features in Competition

Grande Auditório   15:30 • Welcome to the Circle- David Fowler -98’ (Can) – fantástico horror- CF- v.o. falad ingl e leg. port. A man and his daughter have a car accident. They are rescued by two woman and a man who seem to have a language fitting a sect- The Circle. Some strange mannequins are scattered in the woods. This Canadian horror film is the director’s first feature.     17:30 • 40 Anos de Fantasporto – Isabel Pina-...

Weston Terray interviewed on PRECARIOUS his debut feature film at Fantasporto 202

Interviewed by Bruno Chatelin at the Festival hotspot : Porto Royal Bridges Hotel     March 1st 16:30 • Precarious- Weston Terray- 106’ (EUA) – fantástico- CF- v.o. leg. port. Henry travels to a small town   to run an errand for his rock collector father. The task quickly grows into a sprawling adventure that catches the attention of the wealthy heiress Ruby and the ambitious newspaper reporter Clark.  A fable set in th...

March 6 in Fantasporto Features in Competition

Grande Auditório   17:00 • Guitarist – Jason Orfalas - 142’ (Filipinas) – ANTESTREIA MUNDIAL- ficção- científica/ acção - CF - v.o. leg.  Ingl e port. In the future, a repressive society of one party only, that only offers poverty and pills to its population, that forbids music and burns books, the difference between life and death is small. Marcelo is a young boy who challenges the militarized system that exploits h...

Valan was a hit with Fantasporto's audience

Valan-Valley of the Angels directed by Béla Bagota and produced by Laszlo Kantor, both in town to attend the premiere March 3rd to a fantastic reception from the audience. The film was nominated in 10 categories at the recent Hungarian Film Awards, (Final awards in just a few days...during Fantasporto! Someone else will have to make a speech on stage back home! They both laughed when i said that!   113’ (Hun) – thriller- Directors Week selection ...


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About Fantasporto

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The Oporto International Film Festival, specializes in fantasy and science-fiction films in its Official Competitive section.
This Festival also includes the 18th New Directors Week with an Official Competition and a Retrospective section. The Festival’s director, Mário Dorminsky, is preparing, with the help of the Portuguese Film Institute, a program with Portuguese Films for the benefit of the foreign guests in Fantasporto.
The Festival runs now in 5 theatres (2,600 seats altogether ) and screens nearly new 200 feature films each year. The press coverage of the Festival is made by all the most important Portuguese newspapers, radio stations and television networks and by foreign specialized press. This allows press dossiers of about 5000 clippings every year and represents a unique media coverage in Portugal for similar cultural events.

Almost 110,000 entries, per year is the average of the Festival’s past editions.


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