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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

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The setting of Fantasporto

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a look at the ambience                                                                             ...

Fantasporto goes live tonight

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The festival kicks out tonight, light is bright, weather is warm and audience are already lining up for a great start of the festival. I am on jury duty here, but will share a few thoughts on the ambience, I am sure Mario Dormisnky who presides over the festival will not object. come back for more pictures and videos.                           &n...

A look back in history of fantasporto

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In the last three decades, Fantasporto brought to Portugal for the first time the films of such names as David Cronenberg, André Tarkovsky, Brian de Palma, John Carpenter, Alain Resnais, David Lynch, Pedro Almodovar, Andrzej Zulawski, Ridley Scott, Luc Besson, Peter Greenaway, Neil Jordan, Jean-Jacques Beneix, Joel and Ethan Cohen, Sam Raimi, Brian Yuzna, Peter Jackson, Hal Hartley, Anthony Minghella, Quentin Tarantino, Roberto Rodriguez, Danny Boyle, Paul Anderson, David Fincher, James Mango...

Che to open Fantasporto: a first look at the line up

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Steven Soderbergh's Che will open the festival on February 20th at the Rivoli theatre, following a short film presentation of The Wolf Man Che was screened as a single film at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival, where Del Toro won the Best Actor Award. IFC Films, which holds all North American rights to Che, initially released the combined film for one week on December 12, 2008 in New York City and Los Angeles in order to qualify for the year's Academy Awards. Because of good box-office returns, the ...

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

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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 fabu...

The jury members of Fantasporto 2009

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International Jury – Competition Fantasy   Angel Sala – Film Festival of Catalunya (Sitges) Director (Esp) Marina Anna Eich – Actress and Producer (Ale) Bruno Chatelin – Journalist, Director of FilmFestivaks.com (Fra) Luis Rosales –SciFiWorld Magazine - Director (Esp) Tiago Alves – Antena 1 – Programming Director (Port) International Jury– Competition Directors Week  Cayetana Muller – Lawyer - Expert in audiovisual  rights (Esp) Raul Veiga – Director (Esp)...

Fantasporto Calling For Entries

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1 - The TWENTIETH NINE edition of the OPORTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL - FANTASPORTO 2009 will take place from 20th February till 1st of March 2 - The Festival main purpose is the screening and promotion films of quality, both aesthetically and thematically, and to seek new forms and methods of filmmaking. 3 - The Festival has eight sections  3.1 - Official Section - Competition for Fantasy Films - feature and short films (maximum 15 minutes length) including the Méliè...

A look back at some Fantasporto prestigious winners

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They have been awarded by the International Jury: Official Fantasy Section "The Redeemer" by Kristo Papic (82) "Scanners" by David Cronenberg (83) "Le Dernier Combat" by Luc Besson (84) "The Company of Wolves" by Neil Jordan (85) "Fuego Eterno" by Jose Angel Rebolledo (86) "Defense of the Realm" by David Drury (87) "A Chinese Ghost Story" by Chin Siu Tung (88) "Monkey Shines" by George Romero (89) "B...

The Mist will close Fantasporto

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The Mist : STEPEHN KING AND FRANK DARABONT AT THE CLOSING SESSION OF FANTASPORTO 2008The end of the 28th edition of the International Film Festival of Porto is expected to be great. On Saturday, March 8, the Grand Auditorium of Rivoli wears the "gala suit" again to close the festival of cinema in Portugal. From 21.30h the winners of the Fantasporto 2008 are announced. After that... it is time for cinema. After all we are here to serve the Seventh Art. The closing film of the 28th Fanta...

No Country for Old Men to open Fantasporto

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COEN BROTHERS AT THE OPENING OF FANTASPORTO 2008 Monday, February 25, 21.30 P.M. at Rivoli Theatre This year Fantasporto begins earlier. This 28th edition of the International Film Festival of Porto will also reach more people and more easily. Besides the increase of number of the theatres where the Fantas films will be screened (the Rivoli Theatre, the Sá da Bandeira Theatre and 10 cinemas Lusomundo across the country), the official opening is scheduled to the beginning of the festival - Monda...

Max von Sydow to receive homage frm Fantasporto,

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Favorite Actor of Ingmar Bergman with significant career in  fantasy films HOMAGE AND CAREER AWARD TO MAX VON SYDOWHalf a century of life dedicated to the film, protagonist in one and a half hundreds of movies, Max von Sydow is on the eve of completing 80 years one of the great faces of the screen. Ingmar Bergmans' favourite actor and the priest in "Exorcist" by Friedkin will be honoured at Fantasporto 2008 with the Career Award. The 28th edition of the International Film Festival of ...

Fantasporto will be the meeting point of the cream of the world cinema

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Dario Argento, Asia Argento, Takashi Miike, Guillermo Del Toro, Kim Ki Duk, Tsui Hark, the Coen Brothers, Frank Darabont, Stephen King, Lars Von Trier, Fernando Lopes, Max Von Sydow, Kelly LeBrock, Olivie Assayas, Michael Madsen, John Ventimiglia, Johnnie To, among others Once again Fantasporto will be the meeting point of the cream of the world cinema. The biggest names in the world of cinema again return with their latest productions. As the guilty one always returns to the site of the crime, ...

A city of cinema to cheer up downtown Porto

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 A giant tent installed in the very heart of downtown Porto will be a privileged space for entertainment and celebration of the 28th edition of the International Film Festival of Porto. The example of what happened last year, on an experimental basis, the D. João I Square in front of the Municipal Theater Rivoli receives the "City of Cinema." This space is open to the general public and is a natural expansion of of Fantasporto, already too small to accommodate all the activities ...

FANTASPORTO 2008 - PORTO AGAIN THE CAPITAL OF THE FILM WORLD

Fantasporto – Oporto International Film Festival is back. Its 28th edition starts on the 25th February till 9th March at the Rivoli Theatre and the Sá da Bandeira Theatre, the main theatres of the 2008 event. The Opening Night is on the 25th with the awarded feature “No Country for Old Men” by Joel e Ethan Coen. Before the Coen’s film, an Homage to Max von Sydow in the presence of the artist and in the year of Ingmar Bergman’s death, for whom he was one of his favourite actors.The...

FANTASPORTO 2008 - FANTASY CINEMA IS BACK TO OPORTO

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Fantasporto is back for its 28th consecutive year. For 15 days, Oporto, Portugal, becomes the capital of the film world , starting with a multimedia show in the square opposite the Rivoli Theatre. And the red carpet, sound and lights will welcome the visitors of Portugal’s greatest festival. In its competitive sections (Fantasy Films, Directors Week and Orient Express) Fantasporto offers a wide range of the latest and best film production in the world, screened at the two auditoriums of the R...

Awards of the 27th edition of Fantasporto

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“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, 1...

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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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