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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.


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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

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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...
 

04.03.2019 | Fantasporto's blog

Browse the catalog of Fantasporto 2019

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

04.03.2019 | Fantasporto's blog

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

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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...
 

04.03.2019 | Fantasporto's blog

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

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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.     ...
 

04.03.2019 | Fantasporto's blog

VIDEO Interview with director and producer of A Mata Negra

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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     ...
 

04.03.2019 | Fantasporto's blog

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

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

04.03.2019 | Fantasporto's blog

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

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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   ...
 

04.03.2019 | Fantasporto's blog

The 2019 Fantasporto Photo Album on Facebook

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

04.03.2019 | Fantasporto's blog

The Full List of Awards

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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...
 

02.03.2019 | Fantasporto's blog

"LAST SUNRISE" debut feature film by WEN REN (China) wins the grand Prize of Fantasporto Fantastic Competition

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Wen ren  with festival founders Mario Dorminsky and Beatriz Pacheco Peirera   "Last Sunrise," the first feature by Chinese director Wen Ren, who made his world premiere at Fantasporto'2019, is the grand winner of the 39th Fantasporto - Porto International Film Festival. In this film, astronomer Sun Yang and his young assistant Chen Mu discover an icy world where they project the future of humanity after the sun disappears. One of the first science fict...
 

02.03.2019 | Fantasporto's blog

The Russian Bride closes Fantasporto 39th edition

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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! ...
 

02.03.2019 | Fantasporto's blog

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

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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...
 

01.03.2019 | Fantasporto's blog

Black Forest review by Anton Bitel

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"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 ...
 

28.02.2019 | Fantasporto's blog

Werewolf when a simple costume can make you powerless

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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...
 

28.02.2019 | Fantasporto's blog

Fantastic voyage around the world in Fantasporto,

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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...
 

28.02.2019 | Fantasporto's blog

March 1 Fantasporto friday treats

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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...
 

28.02.2019 | Fantasporto's blog

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

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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...
 

28.02.2019 | Fantasporto's blog

Jury on the loose between screenings

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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   ...
 

28.02.2019 | Fantasporto's blog

Feb 28 Fantasporto treats

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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 &...
 

28.02.2019 | Fantasporto's blog

It s more fun in the Philipines - reception at Fantasporto

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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...
 

28.02.2019 | Fantasporto's blog

Guests of Fantasporto

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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...
 

26.02.2019 | Fantasporto's blog

Feb 27 Fantasporto wednesday upcoming treats

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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...
 

26.02.2019 | Fantasporto's blog

Feb 26 Fantasporto tuesday treats

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GREAT AUDITORIUM   15:30 • Demon Eye Ryan Simons - 87 '(GB) - CF - WORLD PREMIERE - Terror / Supernatural Sadie returns from America to the United Kingdom to inhabit her father's house, after his suicide and to discover a reality where the supernatural mingles with the family's past. A mysterious amulet he finds will awaken two demons he has to defeat. From the director of "Seizure" (2016).   17:30 • Living Space Steven Spiel - 80 '(Austra...
 

26.02.2019 | Fantasporto's blog

Feb 25 Monday fantastic treats in Fantasporto

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GREAT AUDITORIUM 15:00 • FANTASTIC CINEMA SHORTS (129 ') - v.o. leg. English.   Makr • Hana Kazim - 14 '45' '(United Arab Emirates) - CF A Muslim cleric is called to a house to perform an exorcism on a woman.   The Original • Michelle Cervera Garza - 13 '09' '(GB) - CF - EUROPEAN PREMIÈRE Two women dance. One of them will suffer a serious accident. Cloning is accurate.   Roberta's Living Room • Judy Suh - 12'...

Festival treats this monday and tuesday

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  After the first weekend, the 39th Fantasporto will continue on Monday and Tuesday, at Rivoli Teatro, already in a rhythm of cruise, continuing to propose to the public the films of strong impact selected for the competition for the various competitions as well as the retrospective of cinema about Taiwan's 60's woman (the festival's whooping craze) and the brand-new Hungarian cinema. Highlights include the continuation of the Competitive Program of Portuguese Ci...
 

26.02.2019 | Fantasporto's blog

Prospect opens Fantasporto Feb 22

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TODAY, FRIDAY 22, IS THE OFFICIAL OPENING OF THE 39TH EDITION OF FANTASPORTO  FROM SCIENCE FICTION TO TERROR PASSING FROM FANTASY TO CORRUPTION...           Horror, science fiction, fantasy, romanticism and international intrigue involving high finance and international politics, there are strong attractions for all tastes in the first weekend of the 39th Fantasporto - Porto International Film Festival, which opens Friday off...
 

22.02.2019 | Fantasporto's blog

Feb 21 Fantasporto Screening of Clockword Orange : Homage to Stanley Kubrick on the occasion of the 20 years of his death.

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      A Clockwork Orange will screen February 21st  at Rivoli Grand Auditorium at 9pm Stanley Kubrick - 137 '(GB / USA) - 1971 - FANTASCLASSICS - Drama / Sci-Fi A gang of young people panic in the city of the future. Your boss, after being arrested, will undergo an experiment to change his behavior. The reaction at the time of this film's debut was such that it was banned in some countries, including Portugal, where it only debuted in November 1974. And directo...
 

21.02.2019 | Fantasporto's blog

4 great classics open Fantasporto celebrating this year; Alien, Shining, Clockword Orange and Easy Rider in Fantaclassics

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FOUR GREAT CINEMA CLASSICS  IN INTEGRAL AND RESTORED VERSIONS The 39th Fantasporto - International Festival of Oporto Cinema begins to heat their engines already on Tuesday in Rivoli  -Municipal Theater of Porto, with the display of FANTAS CLASSICS section.  There are to see four great classics who celebrate this year important anniversaries . &nbs...
 

20.02.2019 | Fantasporto's blog

Feb 20 Fantasporto Screening of The Shining : Homage to Stanley Kubrick on the occasion of the 20 years of his death.

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GRAND AUDITORIUM RIVOLI THEATRE 9:00 PM • The Shining Stanley Kubrick - 119 '(GB / USA) - 1980 - FANTASCLASSICS - Drama / Horror Stanley Kubrick's 1980 horror classic brought a genre by many marginalized as inferior to the "mainstream" of great genius movies. A family enters a huge, isolated hotel to spend the winter there. With Jack Nicholson and Shelley Duval. Homage to Fantasporto on the occasion of the 20 years of the director's death. ...
 

20.02.2019 | Fantasporto's blog

Feb 19 Fantasporto's homage to the 50th anniversary of the premiere of Easy Rider

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Dennis Hopper - 95 '(USA) - 1969 - FANTASCLASSICS - Adventure / Drama Two friends set off on a motorcycle journey through America, discover a culture of intolerance they did not know. Shot in Hollywood, this is the quintessential "road movie" by Dennis Hopper in 1969. A hymn to freedom and a quest for a free society. With Dennis Hopper, Peter Fonda and Karen Black.  We owe Denis Hopper the discovery of the amazing acting performances of Jack Nicholson. ...
 

20.02.2019 | Fantasporto's blog

Jury announced for Fantasporto 2019

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MEMBERS OF INTERNATIONAL JURIES FANTASTIC CINEMA   Milan Todorovic - Director - Serbia Anton Bitel - Critic - GB Bruno Chatelin - journalist - France Josep Maria Contel Ruiz - photographer and director - Catalonia Frederico Duarte Carvalho - Journalist and writer - Portugal   DIRECTORS WEEK  / ORIENT EXPRESS Juan Pinzás - director - Spain Renzo Fegatelli - Journalist and writer - Italy José Miguel ...
 

19.02.2019 | Fantasporto's blog

Honorary committee of the 39th Fantasporto

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HONORARY COMMITTEE OF THE 39th EDITION OF FANTASPORTO 2019   Exmo. Sr. Dr. Eduardo Ferro Rodrigues  Ilst. Presidente da Assembleia da República   Exmo Sr Dr. António Costa Ilst. Primeiro Ministro do Governo Português   Exmo. Sr. Dra. Graça Fonseca Ilst. Ministra da Cultura   Exmo. Sr. Dr. Rui Moreira Ilst. Presidente da Câmara Municipal do Porto   Exmo. Sr. Dr. Carlos César Ilst. Presidente do Grupo Parlamentar ...
 

31.01.2019 | Fantasporto's blog

Preview of our ad as a partner of Fantasporto

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Preview of our ad as a partner of Fantasporto ...
 

31.01.2019 | Fantasporto's blog

Day by Day Program of Fantasporto : we are almost there!

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39th INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF CINEMA DO PORTO | FANTASPORTO 2019   FANTASCLASSICS   TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 19 Grand Auditorium   21:00 Easy Rider - Dennis Hopper - 95 '- USA- 1969 - FANTASCLASSICS - Adventure / Dram the   Two friends set off on a motorcycle on a journey through America, discovering a culture of intolerance they did not know. Shot in Hollywood, this is the "road movie "par excellence, performed...
 

18.01.2019 | Fantasporto's blog

Final Lineup for Fantastic Fantasporto

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FANTASPORTO 39 from February 22nd till March 2nd 2019 ALWAYS 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, conf...
 

18.01.2019 | Fantasporto's blog

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

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

10.01.2019 | Fantasporto's blog

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

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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 ...
 

10.01.2019 | Fantasporto's blog

Hungarian Focus at Fantasporto 2019

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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   ...
 

10.01.2019 | Fantasporto's blog

Filmfestivals.com' Bruno Chatelin returns to Fantasporto Jury

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

04.01.2019 | Fantasporto's blog

Retrospective and homages in Fantas Classics at Fantasporto

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  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 ...
 

12.12.2018 | Fantasporto's blog

EXCLUSIVE - Fantasporto 2019 line up revealed to filmfestivals.com audience

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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...

 

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36th OPORTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL runs Feb 26, March 5

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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