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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

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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It's time for fantastic Fantasporto, check our dailies live

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IT'S TIME FOR CINEMA... IN RIVOLI from February 21 to March 6                                     Get ready because the big party of cinema is about to begin! In only 5 days the Rivoli Theatre will open its doors to Pre-Fantasporto, for what will be another deluxe edition where the cinema becomes the ...

Fantasporto 2009 Wrap Party : Le Bal des Vampires

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    Mario Dormisnky at make up before the party.     ...

Fantasporto 2009 Closing Ceremony

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Adam Resurected and Awards ceremony closed a very successful edition of Fantasporto

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The festival closed with a high note and the closing ceremony delivered hommages to Paul Schrader and Wim Wenders (both were in attendance to pick up the award) and the awards of the three competitions The Jury decided to award Idiots and Angels best film at the Fantastic competition, a film that plays to the bright part of human beeing rather than the dark side of it. Bruno Chatelin on stage handing award to Antonio Reyes The idiot becomes an angel, grows win...

"Idiots and Angels" by Bill Plympton wins Fantasporto Fantastic competition,

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The winners of FANTASPORTO 2009 with homages to WIM WENDERS, PAUL SCHRADER and JOSÉ FONSECA E COSTA              With a selection that was praised by juries, audiences and critics, the 29th edition of the Oporto International Film Festival announced its awards. The films "Idiots and Angels" by Bill Plympton (USA), "Moscow, Belgium" by Christophe Van Rompaey (Bel), two directors well known of the festival, together with the  South Corean Phil-sung Yim, the dire...

Day 6 at Fantasporto: 2 films

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 Le Prince de ce Monde (in fantastic competion) One of the most popular sub-genres of terror movies is the one about diabolical possessions, seen in films such as "Repulsion", "The Exorcist" and "The Omen". Father Donato hopes to find peace in a small village, far from worldly temptations. But Baroness De Bailleux, a young nymphomaniac aristocrat, has other plans for the cleric. Bewitched by the sensuality of the baroness, Donato finds himself involved in ...

Day 5 it's Carnival Mardi Gras in Porto (and everywhere else) also a big fat day for me with 4 films to judge.

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Prime Time  (in fantastic competition) ie: I cant comment   Does fiction copy reality or is it that reality inspires fiction? Is TV a mirror of the society and a reality show a virtual reality that anticipates the future which awaits us? After "Big Brother "and other shows that invaded the intimacy and privacy of the competitors, "Prime Time" crosses the last barrier. A show where the competitors are volunteers by force. They all hide a secret and a crime an...

Day 4 Loose day, great for shopping and computer work

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Hair High by Bill Plympton: a classic Campus Story, prom night, king  and Queen story returning from the dead to party, hair high is nice animation movie. Sexy Killer (in fantastic competition) ie: I cant comment (But I can show you a picture of the fantastic lead actress) courtesy Luis Barbosa The main character of this story combines the criminal mind of Hannibal Lecter with the wardrobe of  Paris Hilton. That is how Barbara, the latest fashion of sexy serial killer, ...

Day 3 of the competition Bellini, Korean treat with the Chaser

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Bellini e o Demónio (in fantastic competition) still no comment Made out of cinematographic passions and pulp fiction, this is a thriller that hooks the viewer to its narrative. Bellini has just become the owner of a bankrupt detective agency. He's in debt, without clients and has a tremendous capacity to get into trouble. One day a strange man hires him to find a mysterious book. In partnership with the journalist Gala, who happens to be his ex-girlfriend, they put the clues together an...

Fanstatic meets carnaval at Porto

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Fantasporto Day 2 Just for fun

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Choke (Directors week) Goooooood, that was dirty fun, Sundance folks loved it the audience here loved it a lot Another story of the America of today. A former medical student, Victor, has found a way of paying for his Alzheimer afflicted mother's illness: he pretends to choke when dining in expensive reataurants. And there is always someone who feels responsible for his life and sends a cheque. Victor also goes to centers where he treats his addiction to sex while working in a thema...

Day 1 Opening The friends of fantastic are gathering in the busy lobby.

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The trio running the festival is busy answering journalists in the main lobby of Rivoli Theater. 8.30 Action kicks in, Series of great ads from sponsor, festival trailer, opening speech by Beatriz : crisis? what crisis...Lights out... Che in! Che (The Argentine) - Opening film Spani...

Porto city views and sea views

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The setting of Fantasporto

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Fantasporto goes live tonight

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The festival kicks out tonight, light is bright, weather is warm and audience are already lining up for a great start of the festival. I am on jury duty here, but will share a few thoughts on the ambience, I am sure Mario Dormisnky who presides over the festival will not object. come back for more pictures and videos.                           &n...

A look back in history of fantasporto

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In the last three decades, Fantasporto brought to Portugal for the first time the films of such names as David Cronenberg, André Tarkovsky, Brian de Palma, John Carpenter, Alain Resnais, David Lynch, Pedro Almodovar, Andrzej Zulawski, Ridley Scott, Luc Besson, Peter Greenaway, Neil Jordan, Jean-Jacques Beneix, Joel and Ethan Cohen, Sam Raimi, Brian Yuzna, Peter Jackson, Hal Hartley, Anthony Minghella, Quentin Tarantino, Roberto Rodriguez, Danny Boyle, Paul Anderson, David Fincher, James Mango...

Che to open Fantasporto: a first look at the line up

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Steven Soderbergh's Che will open the festival on February 20th at the Rivoli theatre, following a short film presentation of The Wolf Man Che was screened as a single film at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival, where Del Toro won the Best Actor Award. IFC Films, which holds all North American rights to Che, initially released the combined film for one week on December 12, 2008 in New York City and Los Angeles in order to qualify for the year's Academy Awards. Because of good box-office returns, the ...

Fantasporto program highlights, 3 competitive sections, tribute to Director José Fonseca e Costa ...

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Apart from the 3 competitive Sections- Fantasy , Directors Week and Orient Express- the festival pays tribute to Portuguese Director José Fonseca e Costa who will receive a Career Award . A retrospective of Galicean Cinema will highlight the festival as one of the most promising in modern Europe. Jorg Buttgereit and a retrospective of his work offer a glimpse of the complex and polemic work of this German filmmaker. And a selection of the Best European shorts will be presented in a fabu...

The jury members of Fantasporto 2009

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International Jury – Competition Fantasy   Angel Sala – Film Festival of Catalunya (Sitges) Director (Esp) Marina Anna Eich – Actress and Producer (Ale) Bruno Chatelin – Journalist, Director of FilmFestivaks.com (Fra) Luis Rosales –SciFiWorld Magazine - Director (Esp) Tiago Alves – Antena 1 – Programming Director (Port) International Jury– Competition Directors Week  Cayetana Muller – Lawyer - Expert in audiovisual  rights (Esp) Raul Veiga – Director (Esp)...

Fantasporto Calling For Entries

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1 - The TWENTIETH NINE edition of the OPORTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL - FANTASPORTO 2009 will take place from 20th February till 1st of March 2 - The Festival main purpose is the screening and promotion films of quality, both aesthetically and thematically, and to seek new forms and methods of filmmaking. 3 - The Festival has eight sections  3.1 - Official Section - Competition for Fantasy Films - feature and short films (maximum 15 minutes length) including the Méliè...

A look back at some Fantasporto prestigious winners

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They have been awarded by the International Jury: Official Fantasy Section "The Redeemer" by Kristo Papic (82) "Scanners" by David Cronenberg (83) "Le Dernier Combat" by Luc Besson (84) "The Company of Wolves" by Neil Jordan (85) "Fuego Eterno" by Jose Angel Rebolledo (86) "Defense of the Realm" by David Drury (87) "A Chinese Ghost Story" by Chin Siu Tung (88) "Monkey Shines" by George Romero (89) "B...

The Mist will close Fantasporto

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The Mist : STEPEHN KING AND FRANK DARABONT AT THE CLOSING SESSION OF FANTASPORTO 2008The end of the 28th edition of the International Film Festival of Porto is expected to be great. On Saturday, March 8, the Grand Auditorium of Rivoli wears the "gala suit" again to close the festival of cinema in Portugal. From 21.30h the winners of the Fantasporto 2008 are announced. After that... it is time for cinema. After all we are here to serve the Seventh Art. The closing film of the 28th Fanta...

No Country for Old Men to open Fantasporto

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COEN BROTHERS AT THE OPENING OF FANTASPORTO 2008 Monday, February 25, 21.30 P.M. at Rivoli Theatre This year Fantasporto begins earlier. This 28th edition of the International Film Festival of Porto will also reach more people and more easily. Besides the increase of number of the theatres where the Fantas films will be screened (the Rivoli Theatre, the Sá da Bandeira Theatre and 10 cinemas Lusomundo across the country), the official opening is scheduled to the beginning of the festival - Monda...

Max von Sydow to receive homage frm Fantasporto,

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Favorite Actor of Ingmar Bergman with significant career in  fantasy films HOMAGE AND CAREER AWARD TO MAX VON SYDOWHalf a century of life dedicated to the film, protagonist in one and a half hundreds of movies, Max von Sydow is on the eve of completing 80 years one of the great faces of the screen. Ingmar Bergmans' favourite actor and the priest in "Exorcist" by Friedkin will be honoured at Fantasporto 2008 with the Career Award. The 28th edition of the International Film Festival of ...

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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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