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OPORTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL FANTASPORTO 2022 Oporto Film Festival promotes films that seek new forms and methods of film making. 

42nd OPORTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL – FANTASPORTO 2022  April 1 - 10, 2022

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Past winners at Fantasporto 1981 / 2011

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WINNERS FANTASPORTO     1981 (Non-Competitive Festival)   1982 Grand Prix Fantasporto 82:  The Redemeer - Krsto Papic (Jugoslavia)   1983 Grand Prix Fantasporto 83: Scanners - David Cronenberg (Canada)   1984 Grand Prix Fantasporto 84: Le Dernier Combat - Luc Besson (France)   1985 Grand Prix Fantasporto 95: The Company of the Wolves - Neil Jordan (UK)   1986 Grand Prix Fantasporto 86: ...

Fantasporto Tribute to Robbe-Grillet, fantastic screenwriter of "Last Year in Marienbad,"

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EVOKING ALAIN ROBBE-GRILLET     To most cinema lovers Robbe-Grillet is best known for the fantastic screenplay of  "Last Year in Marienbad," directed by Alain Resnais and the winner of the Golden Lion in Venice. A story about the the paths of memory, the game of Marienbad has become one of the most interesting mathematical challenges that subverts the very idea of ​​the game since the first one to play is the one that always wins. The film caused an uproar...

Premiere and Panorama of new and unreleased films in Fantasporto 2012

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New and Unreleased Films   SHORTS Guard Dog - Global Jam - Bill Plympton (USA) - 5’25’ Ingrid Pitt: Beyond the Forrest - Kevin Sean Michaels ( USA) - 5’44’’ Le Jour où le Fils de Rainer S’est Noyé - Aurélien Vernhes-Lermusiaux (Fra) - 15’ The Lost Town of Switez - Kamil Polak (Pol, Can, Fran, Swi, Din) - 20’   FEATURES A Boyfriend for My Wife - Juan Taratuto (Arg) - 100’ Adventures...

Fantasporto Directorss' week 2012 competition

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FEATURES IN COMPETITION   A Moral Conjugal - Artur Serra Araújo - 95’- Port Avé - Konstantin Bojanov - 84’- Bulg Cherry - Quinn Saunders - USA - 96’ El Artifício - José Enrique March - 87’ - Spa Guilty of Romance - Sion Sono - 124’ - Jap Hotel Lux - Leander Haussmann - 110’ - Ger Immaturi - Paolo Genovese - 110’- Ita Lena - Christophe van Rompaey- Belg - 114’ Rose - Wojciech Smarzowski - Pol - 95’ ...

Features and shorts in competition at Fantasporto 2012

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FEATURES   Attack the Block - Joe Cornish - 88’- UK/Fra Bellflower - Evan Godell - 115’- USA Calibre 9 - Jean-Christian Tassy - Fra - 91´  Code 37: The Movie - Jakob Verbruggen - Din - 96’ Eddie, The Sleepwalking Cannibal - Boris Rodriguez - USA – 76’ Eva - Kike Maíllo - Spa - 94’ Game of Werewolves (Lobos de Arga) - Juan Martinez Moreno - Spa - 100’ Hell - Tim Fehlbaum - 89’ - Spa In the Dark Half - Alasta...

Fantasporto 2012 honors Bram Stoker the creator of the gothic novel "Dracula" who died 100 years ago

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  100 YEARS SINCE THE DEATH OF BRAM STOKER   Bram Stoker died 100 years ago and Fantasporto 2012 honors the creator of the gothic novel "Dracula". There were very few stories left behind by a writer that was adapted to cinema so often. Bu one of his texts became world famous. A novel and from this novel emerged one of the most distinguishable characters of all: Count Dracula. Despite not being the first vampire story ever written, it was surely the one that gave...

Blade Runner returns to Fantasporto

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Fantasporto’2012 under the sign of BLADE RUNNER   “...I've seen things you people wouldn't believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhauser gate. All those moments will be lost in time... like tears in rain... Time to die...” Roy Batty (Rutger Hauer) in Blade Runner     The 32th edition of International Film Festival of Porto emerges under the sign of the Future. F...

Ed Wood in Fantasporto, "So bad it's actually good"

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SO BAD THAT IT’S ACTUALLY GOOD! "So bad it's actually good" is the phrase that defines the work of Ed Wood. Hailed as "the worst director of all time", Edward Davis Wood Jr. will have a retrospective of his work at Fantasporto 2012. Born in America, he was a producer, director and writer of horror movies, "love stories" and science fiction films that clearly stood out in their creativity,taking into account the limited resources he had, both tec...

Career homage to British director Michael Hodges

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CAREER AWARD FOR MIKE HODGES     40 YEARS “GET CARTER” IN FANTASPORTO 2012   The Winner of Fantasporto in 1990 with "Black Rainbow" in the categories of Best Film and Best Actress (Rosanna Arquette), Mike Hodges, one of the most important British filmmakers, comes to Fantasporto 2012 to receive the Career Award. The director and writer who says that " films must have a soul and express the difficult truths of the human condition&quo...

Fantasporto homage to Karen Shakhnazarov

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A LEGEND OF RUSSIAN CINEMA IN FANTAS 2012   Karen Shakhnazarov   One of today’s most important Russian filmmakers is honoured at the 32nd edition of Fantasporto. The screenwriter, producer and director Karen Shakhnazarov is also thedirector of Russia's largest movie studio - Mosfilm. In 2010 he was awarded in Fantasporto for the film "Ward Number 6", which shows us how easy it is to become what we most fear. Now, the Porto Internationa...

Fantasporto 2012 has decided to pay its tribute to director-producer António-Pedro Vasconcelos

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TRIBUTE TO ANTÓNIO-PEDRO VASCONCELOS 2012   António-Pedro Vasconcelos Homage in Fantasporto 2012   A director who was able to attract over 1 million viewers to the cinemas to see Portuguese films, definitely deserves a tribute at Fantasporto 2012. António-Pedro Vasconcelos is the only director who can boast such a feat and the International Film Festival of Porto has chosen him as the Portuguese personality to be highlighted in its 32ndedition. Becau...

TWO EYES STARING wins best film and screenplay at Fantasporto

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  The Psychological thriller TWO EYES STARING (original title: ZWART WATER) by Dutch writer/director Elbert van Strien has won the Grand Prix Best Film Award of the 31st edition of the International Film Festival of Porto 2011 (Fantasporto), and also the Award for Best Screenplay. "...the film "Two Eyes Staring" by Elbert van Strien is the Grand Prize Best Film Award Winner of Fantasporto 2011. The Dutch film that will be...

The Awards at Fantasporto conclude a fantastic week

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FANTASPORTO AWARDS 2011 The year 2011 proves to be a year of discoveries. The Dutch film "Two Eyes Staring" born of a conversation between director Elbert Van Strien and his therapist won the Grand Prix best Film Award of the 31st edition of International Film Festival of Porto, and also the Award for Best Screenplay. This is a sophisticated psychological thriller with shades of horror about how we deform the reality from what we see. With a surreal atmosphere, surrounde...

Tekken for fans, at Fantasporto

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  TEKKEN by Dwight H. Little (Jap/EUA) - 92 min They fight to save the world, or whatever is left of it. They fight hard, loud and to death. The girls are loaded like guns. Fun to watch. Adapted from the japanese game. ...

Fantasporto closes tonight with awards and Vampires' Ball

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Who will go wawy with the fantasporto prizes? R U There? I saw the Devil? Red Nights? answers for you tonite at 9.15! Followed by the Ball Chance to see Mario Dorminsky with some make up on!   ...

Friday's pick at Fantasporto

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  BOUDU SAUVÉ DES EAUX de Jean Renoir (Fra) - 85 min. A classic masterpiec, funny to see it in fantasporto (in french, and quite an exception in the genre line of prgraming)  DUAS MULHERES de João Mário Grilo (Por) - 100 min. I tried...but portugese is too tough, no subtitles to help.   RED NIGHTS de L. Courtiaud e J. Carbon (Fra/HK) - 110 min. Missed that, the ending looked very Hong Kong style to me.   THE RITE de Mikael Hafstrom ...

Official Section of Fantasporto 2011

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  A FANTASTIC YEAR OF CINEMA!   Get ready for the thrills! In a year that has been quite tough because of the crisis, the fantastic cinema returns stronger as ever with a variety of themes, ready to please all types of spectators. From the chills of gore to the delusions of science fiction, through imagination and suspense, the films in competition suit for all tastes. Established filmmakers mixed with new talents, cinema as diverse as the one coming from Serbia or Iceland, not forgetting...

"Dead Happy" by Film or Die Productions: RIP (Rest in Peace) and enjoy

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Very sweet short film directed by filmmaker Nicky Lianos, prodcued by Huberta von Liel A short (10 minutes) comedy about the Grim Reaper bored with her job trying to cope with her unrequited love for another. Love can happen in very unlikely places, unexpetced characters. A dark movie with a happy ending, Death and no blood, a refreshing change from Fantasporto www.nickylianos.com/index.php?/projects/dead-happy Starring: Alice Lowe, Dario Bernal, David Bussell, Clare Thom...

Febre da fieno is a charming italian movie

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FEBRE DA FIENO de Laura Luchetti (Ita) - 100 min.  This afternoon screening was a touch of refreshment in an otherwise fantastic or gore line up. Shere romance, love etc    ...

Interview with Rabies authors Aharon Keshales & Navot Papushado

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                                    A brother and sister in their twenties, run away from home after their dark secret is discovered. They find temporary refuge in a deserted nature reserve. When the sister falls into a hunting trap, set by a psychotic killer, the brother sets out in a race against time to res...

Fantasporto day 2 and resisting

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My treat for today: after a great coffee in the sun by the river Douro... The screening began at 3 something   RABIES (KALEVET) by Aharon Keshales (Isr) - 90 min. The film is fresh from the EFM market presentation and Fantasporto is the first stop on the festival circuit, I bet it is not the last one. I chatted with Aharon before and after the movie, he is so proud to have amade the first horror movie in israel for the israelians, this came as a big surprise too for...

I saw the devil in Fantasporto and I enjoyed, though brutal...

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My day  in Fantasporto: a treat of fantastic, raw ham-and-bread tapas and a glass of port. RED as blood! PATIENT X de Yam Laranas (Filip) - 108 min. Creatures you do not want to meet: stupid, strong, violent, strange language, even for someone from Philipines. They would feed on you. and a well deserved happy end after 108 long minutes. Second feature in the Rivoli auditorium: THE CHAMELEON de Jean Paul Salomé (Can) - 106 min. Based on a true story of a young fre...

Discovery at The Directors Week Section of Fantasporto

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  Under the aegis of Manoel de Oliveira QUALITY AND TALENT COMPETE IN THE WEEK OF DIRECTORS                                         The Directors Week Section of Fantasporto is always a program of discovery of new trends and new values of the Seventh Art. Under the aegis of the dean...

Going to Fantasporto for free is a truly irresistible proposition

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      GOING TO FANTASPORTO IS ON THE HOUSE   Going to Fantasporto for free is a truly irresistible proposition. Having the opportunity to see the best cinema in the world, participate in the multitude of parallel activities and socialize with interested public free of charge is one of the ways the festival has found to overcome the financial difficulties of many potential viewers.   Thus, between February 21 and March 4, Fantasporto invites ...

Official selection Orient Express at Fantasporto

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EXTREMES FROM EAST   One of the fields of discovery at Fantasporto has been the Official Section Orient Express. It was through this festival that Portugal discovered and acknowledged this strange and different way of looking at the life. With cultures so different from our own and values that often clash with ours because of exploring the cult of violence and extreme cruelty, Asian countries have been an endless source of inspiration and remakes of American movies. After some y...

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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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