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Mama and Pieta are the big winners at Fantasporto Vampires Ball

  With general praise for the quality of the selection, the latest edition of Fantasporto, Portugal’s leading film festival, has just ended. So much said the members of the juries of the three competitive sections (Fantasy, Directors Week and Orient Express).     “MAMA” by Andrés Muschietti   in the Fantasy Competition and “PIETÀ” by Korean director Kim Ki Duk in the Directors Week, are the winners of the 33rd edi...

“10th Day” by Vasilis Mazomenos at Fantasporto

Ali leads a solitary existence in a semi-basement apartment. His life is endlessly monotonous: he prepares his frugal meals, prays and then goes to sleep. His only diversion is the kick-boxing championship he’s training for. He makes a meager living by pilfering trash cans for scrap metal he hauls around town in a super-market cart. He’s plagued by memories of his home town, his family and his girlfriend. But worst of all, he’s haunted by the Ashura, which he always obser...

The Weight, our favorite film so far in Fantasporto

The Weight Directed by Jeon Kyu-hwan Produced by Kim Woo-taek & Choi Min-ae   Written by Jeon Kyu-hwan Starring Jo Jae-hyun; Park Ji-a Music by Ju Dae-gwan Cinematography Kim Nam-gyun Editing by Kim Mi-yeong Park Hae-o Running time 108 mins. Country South Korea   The Weight (Hangul: 무게; RR: Muge; MR: Muge) is a 2012 South Korean film about a hunchback mortician and his transgender stepbrother. It made its world premiere in the Venice Days sidebar of...

The Seasoning House, powerfull entry in Fanatasporto

  DIRECTED BY PAUL HYETT STARRING ROSIE DAY (Ironclad 2) SEAN PERTWEE (Dog Soldiers, Wild Bill)  KEVIN HOWARTH (The Last Horror Movie, Gallowwalker), ANNA WALTON (Hellboy 2, Mutant Chronicles) Revenge thriller THE SEASONING HOUSE is the highly anticipated directorial debut from British special effects maestro, PAUL HYETT (The Woman in Black, Eden Lake, The Descent).   Making its much awaited premiere at the opening of FRIGHTFEST 2012 to critical acclaim THE SEASONING HOUSE is ...

How to take part to Fantasporto 2013!

• Regular ticket for the Great and Small Auditoriums of the Rivoli - Municipal Theatre| Price: 5€ • Pre-Opening Session of Fantasporto'2013 at the Rivoli - Municipal Theatre at the Great Auditorium of Rivoli (February 25th at 10.00p.m.) | Price: 8€ • Official Opening session (at the Great Auditorium of Rivoli - Municipal Theatre (March 1st at 9.00 p.m) | Price: 6€ • Official Closing Session and Award Cerimony at the Great Auditorium of Rivoli - ...

Closing film Robot and Frank video excerpt

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Fantasporto 2013 to open with Mama and close with Robot & Frank

Fantasporto 2013 Films will open with Mama – Andrès Muschietti – Spa/Can – 100 min  - CF     Closing Film:   Robot & Frank – Jake Schreier – USA – 89 min P&P Homages:   Aniki Bobó - Manoel de Oliveira - Portugal - 71 min - 1942 La Planète Sauvage - René Laloux - Fra / Che Rep - 72 min - 1973 The Red Shoes - Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburguer - GB - 133 min   Fantasy Competit...

The 33rd edition of Fantasporto promises more films, more cultural diversity, more events and even higher quality

Pre -Fantas from February 25th to 28th  The Competitions from March 1st to 10th FANTASPORTO’2013 KEEPS UP THE PUBLIC SERVICE   The 33rd edition of Fantasporto, the greatest film festival of Portugal, will take place between February 25th and March 10th with the week March 1st- 9th dedicated to the international competitions: Official Section Fantasy  for feature and short films, Official Section Directors Week (general), Official Section Orient Express (Asian...

Fantasporto's Vampire s Ball vintage 2012

Following the closing ceremony :  Huge party, great setting, crowded, very crowded and fun. ...

Fantasporto's Vampire s Ball vintage 2011

I was there...dancing ! ...

Bladerunner at Fantasporto, 2012

Bladerunner at Fantasporto, 2012 What better film to be honored at a 'Fantastic' film festival than the classic Sci-Fi film Bladerunner (1982)! At the 32nd International Film Festival of Porto (Fantasporto) the film was screened as an homage to cinemas of the future. Directed by Ridley Scott, the canonical film was based on the novel by Sci-Fi writer Philip K. Dick called: "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?" about a time in the future where androids (who look like h...


  32nd FANTASPORTO, 24 February to March 3, 2012. FANTASPORTO 2012 AWARDS FANTASY SECTION Best Film Award Fantasporto Hell - Tim Fehlbaum (Ger) Jury’s Special Award Bellflower - Evan Godell (USA) Best Direction Susan Jackobson - The Holding (UK) Best Actor Alexis Diaz de Villegas - Juan de los Muertos (Spa/Cuba) Best Actress Hannah Herzsprung – Hell (Ger) Best Screenplay Alejandro Bruguès - Juan de los Muertos (Spa/Cub...

GUILTY OF ROMANCE (2011) by Sono Shion at Fantasporto 2012

  One of the most eccentric films I have seen of late was the Japanese film GUILTY OF ROMANCE (恋の罪 Koi no Tsumi?, 2011) by auteur director Sono Shion. Reflecting the genre Japanese ‘pink cinema’, the film is about three women who find sexual freedom in unconventional ways through pink paint balloon tossing, prostitution and poetry. From the director of the films COLD FISH (2010) and HIMIZU (2011), Shion is not only a prolific director but one who shocks and pushes the envelope ...

Homage to Ed Wood at Fantasporto 2012

Fantasporto 2012 (20 February - 04 March) paid homage to a series of Ed Wood films. The Ed Wood films that screened at the festival were: "Bride of the Monster" (1955), "Night of the Ghouls" (1959), "Plan 9 From Out of Space" (1959), "Glen or Glenda" (1953). In the 1950's Ed Wood was as independent as they come, having made numerous black and white low budget indie films with his signature star actor Bela Lugosi. A screenwriter, director, prod...

DRACULA at Fantasporto 2012

    At the 2012 Fantasporto (20 February - 04 March) in Porto, Portugal, the festival paid tribute to some of the best blood sucking films in the vampire canon: "Bram Stoker's Dracula" (1992), which screned at the Rivoli Theater follwing a screening of another vampire classic, F.W. Murnau's "Nosferatu" (1922).                        ...

Bellflower by Evan Godell received Jury Special Award at Fantasporto

"The film was a hit at Sundance in 2011 and went on to make nine times its $17,000 budget. The film is written, directed and stars Evan Godell who also designed and built the camera used for shooting. This combination of old camera parts, Russian lenses, and a Digital camera give the film a visually compelling look that ties in nicely with the post Apocalyptic theme. A very unique story dealing with adulthood and the inevitable pitfalls that plague all of us as we try to find ourselves. L...

The Fantasporto 2012 Awards "Hell" (meaning contrary of dark in german)

32nd OPORTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL FANTASPORTO 2012 The 32nd edition of the Oporto International Film Festival - Fantasporto has just revealed its awards in a celebration that promoted the best films but also celebrated the Future in a Special Programme that included 17 lectures by specialists, a unique hologram exhibition, the publication of a new Science-fiction short story book and lots of sci-fi films, on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the film "Blade Runner". ...

THE MAIDEN DANCED TO DEATH (2011) at Fantasporto!

Hungarian cinema comes to Porto during Fantasporto 2012 in Endre Hules' film, THE MAIDEN DANCED TO DEATH (2011). The film is about two brothers during Communist Hungary who were great dancers and once upon a time danced together. But while one brother kept dancing, the other gave it up. Now they meet twenty years later to dance together again. I interviewed Endre Hules a year ago before the film was finished. And now here in Fantasporto I will finally s...

Future Now Forum opening Fantasporto

We will be reporting live from Fantasporto...Come back for our dialies. FORUM THE FUTURE NOW : 21st- 24th February                                 This forum is organized in cooperation with various entities of recognized quality in the fields of the Arts and Sciences, and it is coordinated by the Director of Fantasporto, Beatriz Pa...


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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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