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

41st OPORTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL – FANTASPORTO 2021  26th April till May 4th

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


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March 4 in Fantasporto Features in Competition

Grande Auditório   17:00 • I Am Toxic Pablo Pares– 83’ (Arg) CF- v.o. leg. port. In the year 2101, the chemical war in the northern hemisphere has caused hunger in the south. A man awakes in the middle of hundreds of corpses. In the sky, the planes drop more dead bodies. The Argentinian cinema has a long tradition in terror. Selected for the Brussels, Roterdam IFF, Mar del Plata and Fantaspoa festivals, among others. 19:00 • Omar and Us – ...

Improvised after hour drinks party in Porto

Born in Cork, Ireland Cashell Horgan is a an award-winning filmmaker and artist. His recent fantasy/art-house short film The Clockmaker's Dream has won 22 awards internationally. I have been over ten times to Fantasporto and had never seen that irish pub he found for us, neither did Helena who has lived in Porto for 25 years, and works for the festival. Happy to share film moments with friends from Ireland, South Korea, Hungary and Portugal.   ...

VIDEO: Vassilis Mazomenos Director Exile - Premieres in Fantasporto 2020 40 th anniversary

Vassilis Mazomenos Director Exile - Premiere Fantasporto 2020 40 th anniversary edition in partnership with filmfestivals.com   ...

Anton Bitel's reviews of Fantasporto titles

Anton Bitel is a regular attendee at Fantasporto we both served in the jury last year. He, this year, juries the film from the Directors week. He writes a lot about fantasy and horror and has a spectacular platform https://projectedfigures.com/ where he publishes his reviews, here below a few excerpts on those gathered at Fantasporto.   Entangled (2019) Entangled sets out its stall early, with a voiceover from Loretta (Paloma Kwiatkowski) about the multiverse wh...

VIDEO: Meet the producer of Valan - Laszlo Kantor

Laszlo Kantor is a prolific producer from Hungary, he and I served in the board of the European Film Academy which delivers each year the European Film Awards (tagged the oscars for Europe). He is presenting in Fantasporto his latest film after its world premiere in Warsaw and the 10 nominations it received at the Hungarian Film Awards. Valan-Valley of the Angels - directed by Béla Bagota- 113’ (Hun) – thriller- SR - v.o. leg. Ingl e port. ...

March 3 in Fantasporto Features in Competition

17.00 • Dead Dicks- Chris Bavota, Lee Paula Springer - 83’ (Can)- -fantástico- CF- v.o. leg. port. After Rebecca receives a distressing call from her suicidal brother Richie, she rushed to his apartment and finds him alive and well- surrounded by copies of his own dead bodies. One of the most original stories where fantasy crosses with a tender relationship between brother and sister, not very far from the influence of David Lynch. Selected by Fantasia festival (Montreal) &...

March 2 in Fantasporto Features in Competition

  19:00 • Exile – Vassilis Mazomenos – 110’ (Grécia)- drama- SR- v.o. leg. Ingl e port. A man is rescued from a boat adrift in the sea. From then on, he knows the fate of those who do not exist. Without documents he lives in a house where he is used and frequently abused. Between the truth and the lies, the imaginary and the real, the man without identity remains a puppet at the mercy of others. The director has already been honoured in Fantasporto. ...

March 2 in Fantasporto SHORTS Competition

Selection of shorts to open the afternoon  I Have No Home- Volodymyr Vlasenko – 3’ (Ucrânia) A little boy walks in the forest with fantastic creatures.   Facelift – Jan Riesenbeck, Dennis Stein-Schomburg- 6’ 46’’ (Alem) Who are we? Our face constantly changing or something deeper?   Lady Isobel and the Elf Knight – Cashell Horgan- 8’ (Irlanda) A story of magic in the Irish forests. From the director of multi-awarded &...

Filmfestivals.com returns as a partner to celebrate Mario and Beatriz' 40th edition of Fantasporto

I brought the sun from nowhere, NOT from Paris anyway looking forward to a treat of films starting afternoon and ending late in the night at Teatro Municipal Rivoli, the festival hotspot. There is now a new Hotel hotspot Porto Royal Bridges, 200m from the screening, how better can it be Met for drinks old friends from the festival and enjoyed the first glass of port!... More to come on all ends. ...

A salute to Fantasporto achievement : 40 years of fantastic productions

40 Years of Fantasporto in Portugal’s capital of cinema   The city of Porto, overlooking the River Douro and close to the Atlantic Ocean, and a World Heritage City, welcomes once again one of the most prestigious film festivals in Europe and in the World.  Fantasporto, Porto International Film Festival celebrates its 40th Anniversary in 2020 and it will be held in 25th February- 8th March at the Rivoli Theatre, with the support of the Town City Hall.  ...

Fantasporto opening featured in Variety

Full article on Variety   ...

Fantasporto 40 Program Complete

68 COUNTRIES WHICH SUBMITTED FILMS FOR  THE 2020 SELECTION    South Africa , Germany, Argentina, Austria , Australia , Bangladesh, Belgium, Belarus , Bolivia, Bulgaria , Brazil , Canada , Kazakhstan, Chile, China , Cyprus , Colombia, South Korea , Croatia , Cuba, Kurdistan , Denmark, Slovenia , Spain, Uni...

The Jury at Fantasporto 2020 40th anniversary edition

Actress Marina Gera won Hungary’s first Emmy Award for her role in Eternal Winter   INTERNATIONAL JURIES OFFICIAL SECTIONS FANTASTIC CINEMA & EAST EXPRESS Pedro Farate - producer - Portugal Julian Richards - director - 2020– GB Career Award Francisco Bendomir - director - Argentina   OFFICIAL SECTION DIRECTORS 'WEEK | MANOEL DE OLIVEIRA AWARD Nigel Floyd- film writer- GB   Anton Bitel...

Retro Taiwan at Fantasporto 40

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RETRO TAIWAN 2020  THE WHEEL OF FORTUNE   For the third consecutive year, the official entity that represents Taiwanese Cinema co-operates with Fantasporto, with a selected group of restored or even just recovered films from its archive. This is a unique opportunity to know this cinema, so rich and innovative. After approaching the great classics in 2018, the role played by woman in the cinema which helped their emancipation in society in 2019, Fantasporto present a program in t...

The official competitions to begin February 28th, Adverse to open the festival

40 YEARS OF FANTASPORTO IN PORTUGAL’S CAPITAL OF CINEMA WILL BEGAN WITH THE WORLD OPENING OF ADVERSE WITH MICKEY ROURKE   The city of Porto, overlooking the River Douro and close to the Atlantic Ocean, and a World Heritage City, welcomes once again one of the most prestigious film festivals in Europe and in the World.  Fantasporto, Porto International Film Festival celebrates its 40th Anniversary in 2020 and it will be held in 25th February- 8th March at the Rivoli Theatre, ...

Jinga retrospective and Fantasporto career award to Julian Richards

JINGA FRIGHT NIGHTS IN RETROSPECTIVE JULIAN RICHARDS, A PASSIONATE CINEPHILE CAREER AWARD FANTASPORTO’2020   Of all those who have been regular visitors of Fantasporto, the British director, producer and distributor Julian Richards is a world apart. Not only because he is one of the few European directors consistently and regularly – but not exclusively -   approaching in his films the world of the imagination but also as a promoter and distributor of fantasy fil...

Fantasporto Director's week line up announced for the 40th anniversary edition

HERE ARE THE FILMS SELECTED FOR THE FANTASTIC DIRECTOR´S WEEK COMPETITIVE SECTION   The city of Porto, overlooking the River Douro and close to the Atlantic Ocean, and a World Heritage City, welcomes once again one of the most prestigious film festivals in Europe and in the World.  Fantasporto, Porto International Film Festival celebrates its 40th Anniversary in 2020 and it will be held in 25th February- 8th March at the Rivoli Theatre, with the support of the Town City Hall....

Fantasporto 2020 Classics

Fantas Classics with The Best of Fantasporto 40 Years BLADE RUNNER OPENS FANTASPORTO’2020 DRACULA AND RAGING BULL ALSO NOT TO BE MISSED   The Fantas Classics section of the 40th edition of Fantasporto begins February 25th with THE FILM OF THE FESTIVAL. It was in 1983 that open in Europe and Fantasporto, in his third edition was screening perhaps the best film of the era: Blade Runner of Ridley Scott. 10 years later it was time for the European première of the Director...

Horror in Porto for the 40th edition: an exciting selection of fantastic films

The city of Porto, overlooking the River Douro and close to the Atlantic Ocean, and a World Heritage City, welcomes once again one of the most prestigious film festivals in Europe and in the World.  Fantasporto, Porto International Film Festival celebrates its 40th Anniversary in 2020 and it will be held in 25th February- 8th March at the Rivoli Theatre, with the support of the Town City Hall. Here are the film that were selected for the Oficial Fantasy Competition Section:   Bulle...

Brian Metcalf's Adverse starring Mickey Rourke, Lou Diamond Philips...to open 40th Fantasporto

40 YEARS OF FANTASPORTO IN PORTUGAL’S CAPITAL OF CINEMA WILL BEGIN WITH THE WORLD OPENING OF ADVERSE WITH MICKEY ROURKE     The city of Porto, overlooking the River Douro and close to the Atlantic Ocean, and a World Heritage City, welcomes once again one of the most prestigious film festivals in Europe and in the World.  Fantasporto, Porto International Film Festival celebrates its 40th Anniversary in 2020 and it will be held in 25th February- 8th March at the...

Horror in Fantasporto, celebrating 4Oth anniversary with guts and fantasy

The city of Porto, overlooking the River Douro and close to the Atlantic Ocean, and a World Heritage City, welcomes once again one of the most prestigious film festivals in Europe and in the World.  Fantasporto, Porto International Film Festival celebrates its 40th Anniversary in 2020 and it will be held in 25th February- 8th March at the Rivoli Theatre, with the support of the Town City Hall. Here are the film that were selected for the Oficial Fantasy Competition Section:   Bulle...

40 Years of Fantasporto in Portugal’s capital of cinema

The city of Porto, overlooking the River Douro and close to the Atlantic Ocean, and a World Heritage City, welcomes once again one of the most prestigious film festivals in Europe and in the World.  Fantasporto, Porto International Film Festival celebrates its 40th Anniversary in 2020 and it will be held in 25th February- 8th March at the Rivoli Theatre, with the support of the Town City Hall.   Thirteen days of celebration of the Film World, where producers, director, actors, dis...

"LAST SUNRISE" debut feature film by WEN REN (China) wins the grand Prize of Fantasporto Fantastic Competition

Wen ren  with festival founders Mario Dorminsky and Beatriz Pacheco Peirera   "Last Sunrise," the first feature by Chinese director Wen Ren, who made his world premiere at Fantasporto'2019, is the grand winner of the 39th Fantasporto - Porto International Film Festival. In this film, astronomer Sun Yang and his young assistant Chen Mu discover an icy world where they project the future of humanity after the sun disappears. One of the first science fict...

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40th OPORTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL runs Feb 28, March 7

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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