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OPORTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL FANTASPORTO 2024 Oporto Film Festival promotes films that seek new forms and methods of film making. 


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Very strong presence of the Portuguese cinema in Fantasporto selections this year!

The Fantasporto 2024/44th Porto International Film Festival offers a very international program for this new edition.
It is also worth mentionning the very strong presence of the Portuguese cinema which stands out with long and short unpublished footage, as well as the films chosen by the higher cinema schools at the Fantasporto Portuguese Cinema Award 2024. Fantasporto decided to extend this visit to the Portuguese cinema by plotting the Porto Portuguese films of 2023 that It has been a success at an international level but is rarely shown in Portugal. These will be shown in a section of films for the competition. The festival will run at the Batalha Centro de Cinema from March 1 to 10 and will exhibit nearly 100 films from 34 countries, all unreleased, in the national, European, international and global arena. Most of the filmmakers and teams of the films in competition will be present, as representatives of the production companies, sales agents and international and Portuguese media.
As always, the program includes 4 competitions: the main one, the Fantastic Cinema with 30 films, a section that includes an extra of short films, the Directors' Week, the Oriente Express dedicated to Asian films and the Portuguese Cinema Award competition.
O Fantasporto is sponsored by the Portuguese State, by the Porto Municipal Chamber and by some private companies.
Best Cop Ever – João Bruno – 122’ –(Port) - PCP FILME-acção, sci-fi, v.o.
This film has been made especially in Portuguese cinema. It is an obvious sense that this cinema, or film, is an extremely ambitious production, without financial support, over 3 years in which the director João Bruno assumes most of the creative and image aspects, namely the realization, written by plots, VFX, special effects, prop making and concept art, as well as the interpretation of the main role. The second director, the film was made in English (with legends in Portuguese) “only by artistic choice, to add to the almost ethereal, distant and alienating atmosphere of the film” It was filmed in several locations in Portugal, with all members of the team being Portuguese (do Norte and sobretudo do Porto). First long film by the director.
João Bruno
Born in 1996 in Porto, he is a self-taught filmmaker, with training in computer engineering and experience in the military field. Fascinated with cinema, he began to create his “standalone” production for the type of projects he always wanted to make, becoming self-taught in various technical and artistic areas. After several short films over two years, he concluded his first full-length film, “Best Cop Ever,” in 2023.
Meat, a Glued Insustentável - Hugo Almeida- 74’ (Port)- EVENTUALLY SHOCKING DINNERS – PCP- documentary, v.o.
It is not very common for Fantasporto to present documentaries. A quality and impact, I would say also necessity, this film imposes on its projection. In a world where everything is about to change due to climatic changes and their dramatic impact on thousands of human beings, the director Hugo Almeida and his producer, Francisco Guerreiro, this European representative, trace a historical and social overview of the importance of the evolution of the habits of Food and the urgent need to change food, especially in the most advanced societies. This is the director's first long film.
Hugo Almeida
Portuguese director, directed 12 episodes of the series “UBI - a Path to Freedom” about the universal minimum income. In 2022, he will work with the American band Hercules & Love Affair in the documentary “Continuity”. “Carne: A Pegada Insustentável” is his first long film.
Ruim- Daniela Pereira Marques – 13'41'' (Port)
A young woman at home receives mysterious letters on her doorstep. Someone wants to enter. Home should be a place of comfort and peace and the theme of lidar with a comfortable situation. A production by Daniela Marques with Beatriz Marinho and Erica Sousa.
Samson- Vasco Viana- 17'51'' (Port/Czechia)
You return to obtain the attention of a woman. A man draws up a list of rules that must be followed so as not to be criticized at first sight. Or tem method of functioning. But nothing is as simple as that. A young man is going to return to action and his journey will not be easy. The director who also shoots and plots has lived in the Czech Republic for several years. With Caolan O'Neill Forde and Barbora Sperkova.


Portrait(s ) – Luís Miranda- 2' 30'' – (Port)


One reflection on the look , the human face and the poetry that explains them when are in the frontal or profile view of a portrait . The film is above all visual , focused on the act of looking and being quiet , looking . The director Luís Miranda, cinema professor and experimentalist , presented already several short films at Fantasporto.


Departures - Vasco Viana- 14' (Port/ Czechia )


Andea and Aiden, a room in crisis, spend the last days of your relationship loving reflecting on what happened and how it could have been all different . Director Vasco Viana studied and lived in Czechia _ there is several years . 


By Passagem -Telmo Ribeiro- 10' (Port)


Rehearsal visual in which the sounds of Nature and its mysteries find an abandoned house there is a lot , but where the objects yet inside talk about its inhabitants, many years back . Directed, scripted, photographed and produced by Telmo Ribeiro. With voice by Daniel Abrão.


Penrose – Alessandra Roucos and Maria Teresa Teixeira -11' (Port)


In your first night in the ground floor apartment , a man is woken up per one drips falling from the ceiling . When he goes upstairs , he discovers strange people and a new side to his personality .

Both _ Directors Alessandra Roucos and Maria Teresa Teixeira attend the degree course Video /Cinema and Media Arts University Lusófona de Lisboa With Diogo Fernandes, Valeria Braddell , Raimundo Cosme and Eduardo Frazão .


Paper Birds – Nuno Manuel Pereira -13´, 42´´ (Port )


From the legend “ Diabólica ”, a history last on the rocks and mists of the interior , on a spirit that passes through top of people , like a flock of birds that no one see . One young city returns to grandmother 's house in Monsanto. The neighbor Mr Alberto and his grandmother maintain traditions and legend _ _ through people who say that everything testified . With Maria João Freitas, Amélia Mendonça Fonseca.




Anthouse - Iris Viesulas - 10'06 (Port) ESSR


Mars, a teenager, travels between her conscious and unconscious , reflecting on her place in the environment in which it operates and the role it plays in its own life. Fiction try it . The director has a degree from the Escola Artística de Soares dos Reis, in Porto, and completed her Communication course _ Audiovisual with a specialty in Cinema and Video . This film was your aptitude test Artistic . Fiction experimental .


½ = 1 – Luísa Alegre - 5' (Port) UNIV CATÓLICA


Around the awareness of dysphoria , silhouettes move within a dream _ processed in cyanotypes . Experimental film using a process discovered by botanist and photographer Anna Atkins, in 1842. Film directed , written and photographed by Luisa Alegre , with Barbara Sousa and Guilherme Amorim Lopes.


Revolving around a consciousness of Dysphoria , silhouettes move within a dream processed in cyanotypes . Experimental short using a process discovered by the botanist and photographer Anna Atkins, in 1842. A short film with Luisa Alegre as director , screenwriter and cinematographer , and performed by Barbara Sousa and Guilherme Amorim Lopes.


The Last House - - Francisco Santos- 13' (Port) ESAP


on one world dystopian , a family of cannibals chases travelers lost to support themselves . However , when a man strange invades their property , the family has to confront the fact that, in this time , will be them to be hunted . Written by the director and photography by Flávio Silva. With Fábio Alves, Cidália Santos, Pedro Oliveira and Joana Fairchild.


Sea-64 – Paulo Malheiro – 11'28''(Port) UNIV MINHO


Portugal, 60s . A young peasant finds an intriguing object in the field: one television . Decide take it home where it ends captivated by the device , such like yours _ boyfriend . With the increasing influence of television , both are consumed in a hypnotic trance that has consequences tragic . Director Paulo Malheiro _ sign also the argument with Bruno Ferreira and João Araújo . The actors they are Ricardina Ribeiro and Miguel Almeida.


The light of Impressions - Luís Miguel Rocha – 8' 17'' (Port) UBI


Vision . Felt . Listened . Perceived . Through the Light . From beyond . The art. Find out .

With Luana Lobato , Camila Macedo and Carolina Lopes.


O Abafador – Silvana Torricella – 12'56'' (Port) ESMAD


Vicente is a muffler and travels from land to land with the mission of helping those suffering while waiting for death. Tired of living like a criminal , makes one last suffocation . Script and editing by the director who was born in Porto and has a degree in Production and Realization . The director was the author of the Fantasporto generic in 2016. With João Cachola , Maria Leite and Jorge Mota.


I forgot I had Fear – 12´54´´(Port) Fora Comp . ULL


Bruno is a cartoonist who was cursed with chromophobia ( phobia of colors ), shutting himself up at home and living on one world in black and white . The curse forced him to abandon the love of his life, Flor, recreating her and his memories with her in cartoons. End of degree film in Cinema, Video and Multimedia Communication from Diogo Bento who is also composer named Diogo Caravela . With Miguel Freire, Ana Marta Ferreira.


Maria José Maria – Chico Noras -21´ (Port)- OUT OF COMPETITION


One history based in facts real . In a village remote , the chief of police appreciate the body decomposition of a woman . At home, the daughter He screams for his mother and has blood on his clothes . Already I'm not chaste , he tells the priest , and my mother it disappeared . We are all sinners , says the priest . Not even the virgin and martyr Saint Engrácia it achieves avoid the worst . With André Gago , José Neto and Eunice Correia. Swindon Film Festival selection .



Our _ Caminho - Pedro Gil Vasconcelos - 35' (Port) - documentary , flight


The stories of History and testimonies of those who accept walk more than 200 km to reach the holy city . Once again on the way to Santiago de Compostela , in Spain , in the Year of Jacobeo and the pandemic , the director takes with him his friend, João Rebelo Martins, known motorsport personality and promoter of several _ events cultural . Pedro Gil Vasconcelos was once awarded numerous _ rewards international for this film and for your previous . “O Meu Caminho ”, (2022) was presented at Fantasporto in 2023 and raised an impressive set of awards , including “ Best Short film “ at the Hollywood Gold Awards. This success is being _ repeated for this “ Our Path ”, already awarded as the best Short film in Milan and chosen as the best Short by the Swedish Film Academy .


It was one Time in the Apocalypse – Tiago Pimentel - 21'30'', (Eng)- sci -fi, horror , vo


In a future time , but much close to us , a dictatorship persecutes citizens _ while the 3rd war unfolds worldwide . In that winter nuclear , the Colonel visits an isolated house in daughter 's search old man 's rebel that inhabits it. Director Tiago Pimentel is well- known at Fantasporto, having already here presented the short “ Encontro a Quatro ” (2016). The film has a script by the director and António Manuel Pereira. An excellent role of the musician Sérgio Godinho, in the protagonist , and Mariana Pacheco and Paulo Calatré .


Titus - Rui Neto, Jorge Albuquerque - 65' (Port) – tragedy , vo


It 's not about just representing a _ _ of the most cruel and bloody Shakespeare's tragedies , “Titus Andronicus ”, but a work of adaptation to the themes of the world current . Titus is a general who returns from war with four prisoners who swore take revenge . Nobody is safe . _ Titus' daughter is raped , his children killed or expelled . But Titus goes even further in his own revenge . The film won awards in Argentina ( Best Narrative Film at the Corrientes Festival), Germany (Film and Actress São José Correia at the Independent Star Film Fest), Peru ( Best Drama at the Trujillo festival) Chile ( Best Film at CIFA) and Spain (Madrid Film Awards). 



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