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Fantasporto retuns as the official Media Partner of Fantasporto. 

OPORTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL FANTASPORTO 2019 Oporto Film Festival promotes films that seek new forms and methods of film making. 

39th edition of the Festival to be celebrated from February 22 to March 2, 2019. 2018 ONLINE CATALOG

Fantasporto and Porto Pictures Gallery and  the recent ones here  Video Gallery Fantasporto 2017 2018: Watch ambiance and trailers.


40th Anniversary Opening of Alien "in Fantasporto no one can hear you scream"

40th Anniversary Opening of Alien – Ridley Scott-116’ - UK/USA- 1979 Can you miss that? ...

Fantasporto will look into the changing face of feminity in 60's Taiwan Cinema

THE CHANGING FACE OF FEMININITY IN 60’S TAIWAN (in cooperation with Taiwan Cinema Toolkit) The Fantasy of the Deer Warrior - Ying Chang - 87’ (Taiwan) -1961 Vengeance of the Phoenix Sisters - Chen Hung-Min - 87’ (Taiwan) - 1968 The Husband’s Secret - Lin Tuan-Chiu - 102’ (Taiwan) - 1960 May 13th, Night of Sorrow – Lin Tuan-Chiu - 97’ (Taiwan) - 1965 Six Suspects - Lin Tuan-Chiu - 108’ (Taiwan) - 1965 ...

Hungarian Focus at Fantasporto 2019

HUNGARIAN FOCUS - THE NEW GENERATION (In cooperation with the Hungarian National Film Fund) Bad Poems - Gábor Reisz - 97’ (Hung) - 2018 Open - Orsi Nagypál - 90’ (Hung) - 2018 Kills on Wheels - Attila Till - 93’ (Hung) - 2016 His Master’s Voice - Gyorgy Palfi - 110’ (Hung) - 2018 X- The eXploited - Károly Mészáros - 111’ (Hung) - 2018   ...' Bruno Chatelin returns to Fantasporto Jury

I am so proud and happy to return as jury member (for the 3rd time here) in the magnificent city of Porto. the good company of my old friends Mario and Beatriz ...

Retrospective and homages in Fantas Classics at Fantasporto

  The festival will  have its pre opening with the celebrations of Easy Rider-50 years by Dennis Hopper –  95’ – USA - 1969 6º FANTAS CLASSICS (Special Anniversary Screenings)   90th Anniversary of Stanley Kubrick will feature two of his masterpieces A Clockwork Orange – Stanley Kubrick – 137’- UK/USA- 1971 The Shining- Stanley Kubrick- 119’-UK/USA-  1980   40th Anniversary Opening Alien ...

EXCLUSIVE - Fantasporto 2019 line up revealed to audience

FANTASPORTO 39 will run from February 22nd till March 2nd 2019 ALLWAYS NEW, DIFFERENT AND MODERN   Every year, a new batch. Every year, new films with new perspectives, bringing with them the sounds, images, feelings and ideas of our times.  Every year, a totally new festival with the latest film production of the world.   For the next edition of FANTASPORTO, THE 39TH OPORTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, hundreds of shorts and features from 54 countries were appreciated, con...

Fantasporto Regulations 2019

     1. The 39th edition of the OPORTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL - FANTASPORTO 2019 will take place from February 22nd till March 2nd.   2. The Festival main purpose is screening and promoting films of quality, both aesthetically and thematically, and to seek new forms and methods of filmmaking.   3. The Festival has the following sections.   3.1. Competitive Sections for unreleased films in Portugal:   3.1.1. Official Secti...

Fantasporto’2019 Oporto International Film Festival announces the Call for Film Entries for the 39th annual festival

CALL FOR ENTRIES 39th FANTASPORTO 2019 ENTRY DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 1st 2018  LAST HOUR DEADLINE (only for features): DECEMBER 5th 2018 Fantasporto’2019 | Oporto International Film Festival announces the Call for Film Entries for the 39th annual festival, running from February 22nd till March 2nd 2019 This Call is for Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi features and shorts only of Fantasy gendre. The Director’s Week section is destinaded only for, no strings attach. Deadlines for Entries...

Robin Aubert (“Les Affamés”) wins Fantasporto 2018 Fantasy competition and gets picked up by Netflix

The Canadian feature “Les Affamés” by Robin Aubert (Produced by Stéphanie Morissette – La maison de prod Canada 2017), just won the Best Film Award and Best Director award at the 38th edition of the Oporto International Film Festival, in the fantasy main official section. It is the second time that the director has won at the festival – he also won Best Director with his first feature “Saints Martyrs des Damnés” in 2006.  ...

Robin Aubert (“Les Affamés”) and Kim Jin-Mook (Tue Fiction) win Fantasy and Directors Week top prizes at Fantasporto 2018

Robin Aubert (“Les Affamés”)   With extremely recent films, some already from 2018,  the 38th Fantasporto screened World premières, International and European premières. Its program was saluted both by the national and international press, corroborated by the juries, as “exceptional”, with most of the directors in  competition  coming to  Oporto, representing about 30 countries.   The Canadian feature “Le...

The Fantasporto Jury

OFFICIAL SECTION OF FANTASTIC FILM Harley Cokeliss - director "Dream Demon" - Honored - UK Suzie Halewood - director "Division 19" - Critical Award 2017 - UK José Pedro Lopes - Director "The Forest of Lost Souls" - Portugal   OFFICIAL WEEKERS 'SECTION Liam Gavin - Director "A Dark Song" - Achievement Award 2017 - Ireland Frederico Duarte Carvalho - Journalist and Writer - Portugal Santiago Dellape - Dire...

Bruce Willis on screen and Tony Ramos Live In the TV Globo Special, while the jurys are still debating

With today's jury meetings and rumors about the strongest contenders, Fantas has a very strong program today, especially the TV Globo Special, with four productions of the Brazilian company, the European premiere of "Violent Revenge", of the American Brett Donowho, with Bruce Willys in the leading role, preceded by the European anthology of "The Hollow Child", a horror film already winning several international awards.   SPECIAL BRAZIL   ...

Screening March 3rd - Closing Fantasporto

Grand Auditorium   14:00 • The Night of the Virgin Roberto San Sebastián, 117 '- Esp (Fantasy) - P & P - v.o. english / leg. port. - ANTESTREIA A horror comedy about a New Year's Eve party. Nico, a naive 20-year-old, does everything to lose his virginity that night, no matter what the cost. In the middle of the party, his gaze intersects with that of Medea, a cunning and attractive mature woman. Award-winning film at the festivals Fantasia (Ca...

Screening March 2nd - Fantasporto

Grand Auditorium 15:00 • Fractured Jamie Patterson, 108 '- 2016 - UK (Horror) - v.o. english / leg. port. - P & P - EUROPEAN ANTESTREIA Rebecca and Michael are going to spend a romantic weekend away, but a car tire bursts. From there, the couple always have a feeling that someone is following them and watching over them. The only people they meet are Feyr and Alva who give them a ride. But their weekend cottage turns into a terrible prison and torture by somethin...

Screening March 1st - Fantasporto

      Films from three continents (Philippines, Hungary, Portugal, Mexico and a Estonian / Netherlands / Poland co-production) are among the alternatives that the program of the 38th Fantasporto - Porto International Film Festival offers today in the Rivoli Grand Auditorium, two candidates in the Official Cinema section (CF), another two in the Director's Week (SR) and one in the Panorama & Première section.     Grand Au...

Loosing your head at Fantasporto?

The team of Chimera having fun in the theatre lobby at Rivoli - Fantasporto's hotspot. ...

Screening February 28th - Fantasporto

  Grand Auditorium 15:00 - Bhoy Intsik Boy Inside Joel Lamangan - 107'- Philippines- Drama- SR - v.o.leg english / leg port - INTERNATIONAL PREMIERE Coming from the Philippines, a powerful example of the emerging quality of this cinematography. The story of a transvestite on the streets of Manila city, looking for humanity that runs away. Audience Award from the Manila Festival.   17:00 - The Water Spirit     Dan Villegas - 96 '- CF-...

Spotlight on films showing Fantasporto february 28

Films from the Philippines, Egypt and Canada, European or international screenings mark the schedule of this Wednesday at the Grand Auditorium of Rivoli, with themes ranging from dramatic comedy to fantasy, two of which are candidates for awards in the official section Cinema Fantástico (CF) and the other two at the Directors' Week (SR) at the 38th Fantasporto - Porto International Film Festival.   At 15:00, the program of the Grand Auditorium opens with "Boy...

The Dailies from 38th Fantasporto Volume 3 retuns as the official Media Partner of Fantasporto.  OPORTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL FANTASPORTO 2018 Oporto Film Festival promotes films that seek new forms and methods of film making.  38th edition of the Festival running from February 20 to March 4, 2018. ONLINE CATALOG   Fantasporto and Porto Pictures Gallery and  the recent ones here  Video Gallery Fantasporto 2018  Fantasp...

Eyes on films screening 27th at Fantasporto

Bioethics at a conference in which the names of the most famous names of Portugal on the theme and who completely filled the 3rd floor of the Rivoli were one of the important moments of Fantas's day yesterday.   But today we will naturally have another big day of Fantas à Fantas, where we will be able to see everything from dramatic comedy to terror, through suspense and fantasy to today's schedule of the 38th Fantasporto - Porto International Film Festival. Two fi...

Screening February 27th - Fantasporto

Grand Auditorium   3:00 PM - The Charmer Milad Alami - 102 '- Denmark - Drama - SR - v.o.leg english / leg port ANTESTREIA The drama of immigrant integration in Europe has several faces. It is not enough to succeed to be integrated. The mild and even fun cruelty of integration. Danish Film, Best Achievement Award at the Chicago Film Festival, and Best Film Award at the Tbilisi, San Sebastian and Warsaw Festivals.   17:00 - Replace   ...

Selfies and focus on films and guests at Fantasporto February 26

Chimera team at work on selfies (Maurice Haeems and Jay Sitaram with festival volunteers)...   Today's program began with the Fantasporto classic promenade to Douro and Winery visit. This year the festival took the group of filmmakers to Ferreira wineries, the other side of the river (Gaia)) Wine tasting twany and white port was quite necessary to prepare for the steep walk up and busy program of the day; films all day and conference on ethics at 5pm. ...

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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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