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OPORTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL FANTASPORTO 2022 Oporto Film Festival promotes films that seek new forms and methods of film making. 


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

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 fabulous retrospective. 
Among the films in the various competitions are examples of the finest film production. “Delta” by  Kornél Mundruczó, was Hungary representative in the latest Cannes Official Selection. The director was first introduced in Portugal by Fantasporto with “Pleasant Days” and “Johanna”, this one winning the Best Actress Award and the Special Juri  Award in 2006. “Delta” is a disturbing story of brother and sister in the Danube Delta and has already won the FIPRESCI Award in Cannes.
The Korean cinema comes back with two masterpieces, “Hansel & Gretel”, a horrific and very original revisitation of the tale, and “The Chaser” which was Best Film Award in the Puchon International Film Festival, urban terror in the world of prostitution.
“Absurdistan”, by former winner in Fantasporto (with “Tuvalu” ) the German director  Veit Helmer , brings back a truly original folk tale set in a village with a water supply problem.

Fantasporto 2009 Honoree is Portuguese director José Fonseca e Costa.

With a career spreading for half a century, and one of the fundamental names of the Portuguese film scene, Fonseca e Costa will attend the festival for a retrospective of his work which includes his latest film dating from 2007, “Viúva Rica, Solteira Não Fica”.

Persisting in opening the Portuguese Cinema to the world, other screenings are dedicated to Portuguese Cinema, including the best of last years production, both in shorts and full-length films.

A showcase of student films  is also offered to the audiences  at the Rivoli Theatre, the center of the festival. Galicean Films have a special place in Fantasporto 2009. After the wins of  “El Bosque Animado” and “Un Franco, Catorce Pesetas”, winner of the Directors Week of  Fantasporto 2007, and a regular presence in the festival, Galicean films are going to  have a place of their own in the next edition of the festival. In a programme organised by the Axencia Audiovisual Galega and the Xunta da Galiza, Fantasporto is proud to a announce a selection of the most recent and successful cinema of this autonomous region in Spain. In a altogether personal way of filmaking which includes a lot of gore, German cult director Jorg Buttgereit returns to Oporto, as provocative as always, with  a retrospective of his classic gory films, such as “Schramm” or “Nekromantik”.
“Best of Shorts”- this is the name given to an extensive programme dedicated to short films from  European countries, namely Spain, Belgium, France, The Nederlands and the United Kingdom. The screenings will be held in Space “Cidade do Cinema”, right opposite the Rivoli Theatre.



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About Fantasporto

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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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