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Fantasporto returns as the official Media Partner of Fantasporto.  

OPORTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL FANTASPORTO 2023 Oporto Film Festival promotes films that seek new forms and methods of film making. 


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The Awards at Fantasporto conclude a fantastic week

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

  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

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

  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

  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

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 Starring: Alice Lowe, Dario Bernal, David Bussell, Clare Thom...

Febre da fieno is a charming italian movie

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

                                    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

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...

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

  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

      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

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...

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

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

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

Fantasporto 2009 Closing Ceremony


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

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,

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

 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.

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

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

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


Fantasporto Day 2 Just for fun

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...

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