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40th edition of the Festival to be celebrated from February 28th to March 7, 2020.  

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Awards of the 27th edition of Fantasporto

“El Laberinto del Fauno” and“Un Franco, 14 Pesetas” are the winners Asian and hispanic cinema rule in a fantastic edition of the Oporto festival -Fantasporto The Mexicano Guillermo del Toro wins again the main prize, the Grand Prix Fantasporto 2007 for the Best Fantasy Film, following his triumph in 1994 with his first film, Cronos. The now Oscar-winner director of “El Laberinto del Fauno” has convinced the Jury.Also a winner, but  of the Directors Week, the Spanish “Un Franco, 14 Pesetas”, marks the successful debut of actor Carlos Iglésias as a director. And, with no surprise, this was also a good year for Asian cinema, with “Isabella” by Ho Cheung Pang winning two awards, the Orient Express Best Film Award  and the Best Actress Award for Isabella Leong, in the Directors Week. “The Host” by Bong Joon-Ho got the Best Director Award of the Fantasy Section and Kim-Ki Duk’s latest film, “Time” received the Best Actor Award of the Official competition  of the Directors Week.  The gothic fairy tale about the aftermath of the Spanish Civil War “El Laberinto del Fauno”, seduced the Juri as the Best Film and also got a Best Actor Award for Sergi Lopez.Spanish actress Ariadna Gil (also present in “El Laberinto del Fauno”) won Best Actress Award for her role in  “Ausentes” by Daniel Calparsoro.From Mexico came another film in the Spanish language, “Histórias del Desencanto” by Alejandro Valle , the winner of the Special Prize of the Jury. “The Host” gave Bong Joon-Ho the Best Director award and “Re-Cycle” by the Pang Brothers, the creators of “The Eye” (2002), on Best Special award. ganhou o Prémio Melhor Efeitos Especiais.Celebrating European fantasy Film, the Best Screenplay award was given to James Moran, the Englishman who wrote “Severance” after being crushed in the underground by a group of yuppies.With a Special Mention of the Jury came out the Norwegian film “The Bothersome Man” by Jens Lien,  17th Directors Week Fantasporto 2007 “Un Franco, 14 Pesetas” by Carlos Iglésias was the winner of the Best Film Award in this competitive category. This is the story of two friends who decide to emigrate to Switzerland in the 60’s. The film also gave first time director Carlos Iglesias a Best Director Award.Portuguese “ Suícidio Encomendado” (Suicide on Demand) by Artur Serra Araújo received the Special Award of this jury, a black comedy about a man who needs help to commit suicide.A frequent visitor of Fantasporto, South Korean Kim Ki-Duk won with his “Time”, the best Actor Award for Jung-Woo Ha, playing a man in the middle of a very confusing love triangle in which a girl wants to win him over by doing plastic surgery.A different type of love is behind the Best Actress award, Isabella Leong, the leading lady in “Isabella” by Ho Cheung Pang, also the winner of the Orient Express main award. Orient Express Official Competitive Section Macao. The end of the Portuguese Empire, days before the territory was handed over to China. An unexpected love story, “Isabella” won the Best Asian film  with the story of a bohemian police agent who is living the turning point of his life.The Special Award of this section, “The Promise” by Chen Kaigé gave the director of “Farewell, My Concubine”, an immersion in the fantastically beautiful world of a truly fantastic love affair.  Some Numbers in Fantasporto 2007 Fantasporto 2007 registered an attendance of over 85, 000 people, accupying the seats of the Teatro Rivoli in the town centre. It had over 100 foreign guests, who came to prent their films and about 150 journalists of several nationalities.Fantasporto secreened over 200 features and shorts during its 10 days of projections. Awards and Homages Actors Ruy de Carvalho, Henry C. Thomas and Rosanna Arquette received Career Awards, In the case of Mr Henry C. Thomas, and by permission from Universal Pictures, the Festival celebrated the 25th Anniversary of the release of “ET – The Extraterrestrial” by Steven Spielberg.Retrospectives of Greek Cinema and the Mosfilm Studios completed the programme Fantasporto will return next year for its 28th edition between the 27th February and the 2nd March at the Teatro Rivoli and the Teatro  Sá da Bandeira, having conquered a new space for the sponsors with its Movietown at the Praça D. João with over 25,000 visitors. The Programme for 2008  will include a retrospective of Portuguese director Fernando Lopes and  of Danish Films.

PALMARÉS FANTASPORTO 2007/FANTASPORTO 2007 AWARDS 


SECÇÃO OFICIAL CINEMA FANTÁSTICO/OFICIAL FANTASY SECTION 

GRANDE PRÉMIO/Best Film Award: El Laberinto del Fauno de Guillermo del Toro (Mex – Esp – EUA/Mex – Spa – USA)

PRÉMIO ESPECIAL DO JURI/Special Prize of the Jury: Historias del Desencanto de Alejandro Valle (Mex) 

MELHOR REALIZAÇÃO/Best Direction: Bong Joon-Ho por The Host (Cor Sul – South Kor)

MELHOR ACTOR/Best Actor: Sergi Lopez em El Laberinto del Fauno de Guillermo del Toro (Mex – Esp – EUA/Mex – Spa – USA)

MELHOR ACTRIZ/Best Actress: Ariadna Gil em Ausentes (Esp/Spa)

MELHOR ARGUMENTO/Best Screenplay: James Moran por Severance (GB/UK)

MELHOR EFEITOS ESPECIAIS/Best Special Effects: Re-Cycle de Danny & Oxide Pang (Tai – HK – Chi/Thai – HK – Chi)

MELHOR CURTA-METRAGEM/Best Fantasy Short: The Listening Dead de Phill Mucci (EUA/USA)

MENÇÃO HONROSA DO JURI INTERNACIONAL/Special Mention of the Jury: The Bothersome Man de Jens Lien (Nor) 

 

17ª SEMANA DOS REALIZADORES/17th DIRECTOR´S WEEK 

PRÉMIO SEMANA DOS REALIZADORES FANTASPORTO 2007/Best Film Award Directors Week: Un Franco, 14 Pesetas de Carlos Iglésias (Esp/Spa)

PRÉMIO ESPECIAL DO JÚRI/Special Prize of the Júri: Suicídio Encomendado (Suicide on Demand) de Artur Serra Araújo (Por)

MELHOR REALIZADOR/Best Director: Un Franco, 14 Pesetas de Carlos Iglésias (Esp/Spa)

MELHOR ACTOR/Best Actor: Jung-Woo Ha em Time (Cor Sul/South Kor)

MELHOR ACTRIZ/Best Actress: Isabella Leong em Isabella (HK – Chi)

MELHOR ARGUMENTO/Best Screenplay: Kim Fupzz Aakeson por Pure Hearts (Din/Den) 

 

SECÇÃO OFICIAL ORIENT EXPRESS/ORIENT EXPRESS COMPETITIVE SECTION 

GRANDE PRÉMIO ORIENT EXPRESS/Best Film Award Orient Express: Isabella de Ho Cheung Pang (NK – Chi) 

PRÉMIO ESPECIAL DO JÚRI/Special Jury Award: The Promise de Chen Kaigé (Chi – HK – Jap – Cor Sul/Chi – HK – Jap – South Kor) 

 

MÉLIÈS D’ARGENT AWARDS MÉLIÈS DE PRATA/ Méliès D’Argent: Renaissance de Christian Volkman (Fra – GB – Lux/Fra – UK - Lux)

MÉLIÈS DE PRATA CURTA-METRAGEM/Méliès D’Argent Short Film: Finkle’s Odyssey de Barney Clay (GB/UK) 

 

HOMENAGEM/HOMAGE CINEMATOGRAFIA HOMENAGEADA: Cinema Grego (Greek Cinema) 

 

The Critics Jury of Fantasporto‘2007 has decided to grant its Award to:O Júri da Crítica do Fantasporto´2007 decidiu atribuir o prémio a: Paprika de Satoshi Kon (Jap) 

 

The Audience Award went to:O Júri do Público/Premio Jornal Público do Fantasporto´2007 foi atribuido a: Taxidermia de Gyorgy Pálfi (Hun – Aus – Fra)  

 

Career Award’sPrémios Carreira:   

Henry Thomas

Rosanna Arquette

Ruy de Carvalho

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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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