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OPORTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL FANTASPORTO 2020 Oporto Film Festival promotes films that seek new forms and methods of film making. 

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

Fantasporto and Porto Pictures Gallery and  the recent ones here  Video Gallery Fantasporto 2017 2018 2019 Watch ambiance and trailers. 2020 Ambiance and Trailers


The Full List of Awards

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...

The Russian Bride closes Fantasporto 39th edition

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! ...

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

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...

Black Forest review by Anton Bitel

"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 ...

Werewolf when a simple costume can make you powerless

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...

Fantastic voyage around the world in Fantasporto,

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...

March 1 Fantasporto friday treats

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...

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

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...

Jury on the loose between screenings

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   ...

Feb 28 Fantasporto treats

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 &...

It s more fun in the Philipines - reception at Fantasporto

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...

Guests of Fantasporto

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...

Feb 27 Fantasporto wednesday upcoming treats

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...

Feb 26 Fantasporto tuesday treats

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...

Feb 25 Monday fantastic treats in Fantasporto

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

  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...

Prospect opens Fantasporto Feb 22

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...

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

      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...

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

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...

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

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. ...

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

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. ...

Jury announced for Fantasporto 2019

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 ...

Honorary committee of the 39th Fantasporto

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 ...

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

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...

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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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