Pro Tools
•Register a festival or a film
Submit film to festivals Promote for free or with Promo Packages

FILMFESTIVALS | 24/7 world wide coverage

Welcome !

Enjoy the best of both worlds: Portal for Film & Festival News, exploring the best of the festivals community.  

An adventure exploring, from dreams to reality, the emerging talents in our community.

Launched in 1995, relentlessly connecting films to festivals, reporting and promoting festivals worldwide.

A brand new website will soon be available. Covid-19 is not helping, stay safe meanwhile.

For collaboration, editorial contributions, or publicity, please send us an email here

User login

|FRENCH VERSION|

RSS Feeds 

Martin Scorsese Masterclass in Cannes

 

 

Presenting the website

 

Fantasporto


Filmfestivals.com retuns as the official Media Partner of Fantasporto.  

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


feed

VIDEO: Batucada Radical Carnival in Porto

Carnival parade organized by the Brazilian percussion group Batucada Radical, held in the city of Oporto March 2nd. ...

Fantasporto report with Video and Photo Gallery

VIDEO GALLERY I PHOTO GALLERY I THE CATALOG I LINE UP I AWARDS    THE FULL REPORT OF FANTASPORTO DAY BY DAY VIDEO 39th Fantasporto closed with the Awards Ceremony IN 2019, THE 39TH OPORTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL – FANTASPORTO AWARDED  CHINA, POLAND AND THE PHILIPINES.     CHINESE “LAST SUNRISE” WINS  MAIN FANTASY SECTION. “Last Sunrise” by Chinese first time director Wen Ren wa...

VIDEO 39th Fantasporto closed with the Awards Ceremony

IN 2019, THE 39TH OPORTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL – FANTASPORTO AWARDED  CHINA, POLAND AND THE PHILIPINES.     CHINESE “LAST SUNRISE” WINS  MAIN FANTASY SECTION. “Last Sunrise” by Chinese first time director Wen Ren was the big winner of the main section, Fantasy Cinema, of Fantasporto with a sci-fi story about the day the sun stops shining forever.  The Best Director award went to British Julian Richards, for two films, &ldq...

Browse the catalog of Fantasporto 2019

Click to view! And below is the ad I took in the catalog, offering filmmakers to pick my brains ...

VIDEO Interview with the actress/producer of The Russian Bride, Fantasporto closing film

Oksana Orlan is the producer and main actress of The Russian Bride The Closing Film of Fantasporto, she spoke briefly with Bruno Chatelin just a few minutes before introducing her latest movie on stage in Fantasporto as the closing ceremony treat.   Originally from Ukraine,  she started her career as a model before entering the film industry, she is based in LA and in the pre production stage for her next movie. In the Russian Bride she marries a billionnaire, played b...

VIDEO Interview with the producer of Painting Life - Critics Prize winner at Fantasporto

BIJU KUMAR DAMODARAN Director of Painting Life (India) winner of of Critics Prize with the founders of the festival Mario Dorminsky and Beatriz Pacheco Pereira.     ...

VIDEO Interview with director and producer of A Mata Negra

Rodrigo Aragão Mayra Alarcón (Fabulas Negras) were in beautiful city of Porto to present their latest film A Mata Negra: shot at home, entirely in the amazon forest  The jury awarded the film with best screenplay. See how proud they are about the win, on stage and in an exclusive interview along the Douro River with Bruno Chatelin. With Mario Dorminsky festival President     ...

VIDEO: Interview with sales agent and film director Julian Richards Best Director Fantasporto 2019

Julian Richards screened two films in competition Daddy's Girl and Reborn and won BEST DIRECTOR Fantasporto 2019 Fantastic competition. ...

VIDEO Interview with the director of School Service, winner of 2 prizes in Fantasporto 2019

Special Jury Award Orient Express SCHOOL SERVICE – LOUIE IGNACIO LAGDAMEO- FILIPINAS Directors Week Best Actress Award EX- AEQUO: AI-AI DE LAS ALAS- SCHOOL SERVICE – FILIPINAS INA RAYMUNDO – KUYA WES - FILIPINAS   ...

The 2019 Fantasporto Photo Album on Facebook

Click Fantasporto 2019 best Actress Georgia Chara to view the album :-)   ...

The Full List of Awards

39th OPORTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL AWARDS   FANTASY INTERNATIONAL JURY The International Jury of the Fantasy Section of the 39th Oporto International Film Festival - Fantasporto was composed of Milan Todorovic, Anton Bitel, Bruno Chatelin and Josep Maria Contel Ruiz The jury has decided to grant the following awards:   Best Film Award Fantasporto LAST SUNRISE- WEN REN - CHINA   Jury’s Special Award IN FABRIC...

The Russian Bride closes Fantasporto 39th edition

The Russian Bride will have its European premiere at the Fantasporto Film Festival in Portugal! Closing film at 9pm at Rivoli Theatre Grand Auditorium. Producers and lead character Oksana Orlan in attendance. Superb performance by Oksana.   A film about love, marriage and children beeing the ultimate wealth and treasure...of course a few guns here and there :-) Here is The Russian Bride Trailer! ...

March 2 Final day, coming treats from Fantasporto with Awards Ceremony

GREAT AUDITORIUM   15:30 • The Sonata Andrew Desmond - 88 '(GB / Fra) - CF - WORLD PREMIÈRE - Mystery / Fantasy Andrew Desmond's first feature film, a classic tale of magic and horror. A young and talented violinist discovers the unfamiliar history of her father's past, releasing dark forces beyond imagination. With Rutger Hauer ("Blade Runner"), James Faulkner ("Game of Thrones") and Freya Tingley ("Jersey Boys&qu...

Black Forest review by Anton Bitel

"In the ensuing pandemonium, Aragão proves the old adages that it takes a village to raise a child, and that there is nothing more global than the local. It may start small, but by the end, A Mata Negra has expanded its themes to a universal, apocalyptic scale. The film is bloody bananas (and includes bunches of both in its exuberant narrative), using its limited budget to craft a gorily unhinged world of hell with a diabolically compromised innocent at its centre. In the end, the ...

Werewolf when a simple costume can make you powerless

Review by Anton Bitel   "In Adrian Panek’s film, the ‘Werewolf’ of the title is a metaphor. The first meal that the children share in the palace is a tin of dog food, which they fight over and spill all over the floor before picking it up again with their hands and mouths to devour hungrily. Inured to Camp life, they have become brutalised, b...

Fantastic voyage around the world in Fantasporto,

Fantasporto enters the final stretch with the presentation of films that show the varied and imaginative cinematographic production that takes place outside the Hollywood matrix, which dominates the world cinema exhibition. From Taiwan to Hungary, from Russia to the United Arab Emirates, from Brazil to the Philippines, it is a challenge to the 'unique model' of the American film industry that is offered to the Portuguese cinema audience in these two weeks of cinema that Fantasporto pr...

March 1 Fantasporto friday treats

3:30 PM • Lust Severin Eskeland - 84 '(Norway) - 2017 - P & P - Terror Lisa, a famous writer of violent and erotic books, isolates herself at home after being raped. When nightmares increase, he begins to wonder about what is reality or fiction. Few can help. Selection of the Night Visions Festival.   17:30 • Decision: Liquidation Alexander Aravin - 97 '(Russia) - P & P - War / Action Based on real facts. After the attack on the...

Julian Richards screened two films in competition Daddy's Girl and Reborn

Julian Richards is a long time friend of Fantasporto, shot here introducing Daddy's Girl on stage Feb 27th. His second movie in the main competition in Fantasporto A man with many hats Julian runs a sales Agency speciazed in genre movies, some of which he also directed and produced. Julian Richards - 80 '(USA / Georgia Rep.) - CF - Terror An investigation into missing persons leads a rookie cop and a guard from the missing unit to meet a serial killer who uses her daughter to lure...

Jury on the loose between screenings

Frederico Duarte Carvalho presenting his fiction book on Fatima:  The  last secret of Fatima about the unprecedented history, essential to understand the phenomenon that attracts millions. Milan Todorovic (Jury President) and Georgia Chara (Living Space) on the bridge to Gaia for sunset! United after screening Daddy's girl   ...

Feb 28 Fantasporto treats

Big Auditorium presentation of the European Premiere of Isabelle 3:30 PM • Isabelle Robert Heydon - 81 '(Can / USA) - CF - EUROPEAN PREMIERE - Fantasy Horror A young couple's dream of starting a family is compromised as they go down the paranoid rungs due to a creepy neighbor who seems to demand their own lives. Second feature film by the award-winning director of "Ecstasy".   17:30 • Painting Life Biju Kumar Damodaran - 140 &...

It s more fun in the Philipines - reception at Fantasporto

Philippine Ambassador to Portugal Celia Anna M. Feria hosted a cocktail reception for the participating Philippine delegation to the 39th Porto International Film Festival also known as Fantasporto 2019, at Teatro Rivoli in Porto on 26 February. Philippine Ambassador to Portugal Celia Anna M. Feria hosted a cocktail reception for the participating Philippine delegation to the 39th Porto International Film Festival also known as Fantasporto 2019, at Teatro Rivoli in Porto on 26 February. Th...

Guests of Fantasporto

With the official opening and the arrival of the competitive sessions of Fantasporto, there are naturally in Porto the members of the three Official Juries and the most diverse representatives of the World of the Cinema Industry begin to arrive.       FROM BEAUTIFUL RUSSA OKSANA ORLAN, "THE RUSSIAN BRIDE", to the winner of FANTAS 2015, KAROLY MEZÁROS. OF THE NORTH AMERICAN PRODUCER WHO DISCOVERED THEN THE HILLS TO REALIZE "THE HEAD HU...

Feb 27 Fantasporto wednesday upcoming treats

GREAT AUDITORIUM   15:30 • The Black Forest Rodrigo Aragão - 100 '(Brazil) - CF - Terror A young woman who lives in the forest faces the demons, the spirits of the other world, the dead who are resurrected and, above all, a preacher who demonizes her. In possession of a book of spells, the young woman will try to survive the attacks of all, and at the same time retrieve a bag of gold coins that found. A great production with Carol Aragão, Jackson Antunes and Fr...

Links

The Bulletin Board

> The Bulletin Board Blog
> Partner festivals calling now
> Call for Entry Channel
> Film Showcase
>
 The Best for Fests

Meet our Fest Partners 

Following News

Interview with AFM Director

 

Interview with Cannes Marche du Film Director 

 

Interview with the Parasite director

Brad Pitt and Leonard Maltin Interviewed

Filmfestivals.com dailies live coverage from


> Live from India
> Live from LA
> IFFI Goa
> Lost World Film Festival
> Locarno
> Toronto
> Venice
> San Sebastian
> BFI London

> Film Festival Days
> AFM
> Tallinn Black Nights

> Palm Springs Film Festival
> Kustendorf
> Rotterdam
> Sundance
Santa Barbara Film Festival SBIFF
> Berlin 
> Fantasporto
Amdocs
Houston WorldFest
 
Cannes / Marche du film online

Useful links for the indies:

Big files transfer
> Celebrities / Headlines / News / Gossip
> Clients References
> Crowd Funding
> Deals

> Festivals Trailers Park
> Film Commissions 
> Film Schools
> Financing
> Independent Filmmaking
> Motion Picture Companies and Studios
> Movie Sites
> Movie Theatre Programs
> Music/Soundtracks 
> Posters and Collectibles
> Professional Resources
> Screenwriting
> Search Engines
> Self Distribution
> Search sites – Entertainment
> Short film
> Streaming Solutions
> Submit to festivals
> Videos, DVDs
> Web Magazines and TV

A question for Jennifer Aniston from Richard Hobert winner at SBIFF 2020 :

> Other resources

+ SUBSCRIBE to the weekly Newsletter
+ Connecting film to fest: Marketing & Promotion
Special offers and discounts
Festival Waiver service
 

User images

About Fantasporto

Dorminsky Mario
(Fantasporto)

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.

 

110 000  likes on Facebook


Oporto

Portugal



View my profile
Send me a message
gersbach.net