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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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Bio Ethics and Cinema Forum and theme @ Fantasporto

  ETHICS AND CINEMA FORUM at FANTASPORTO 2018  The film festival returns to Porto and to the Rivoli Theater in discovering the most modern and recent films from around the world, after the INTERNATIONAL RECOGNITION of the last years that places the FANTASPORTO BETWEEN THE BEST OF THE WORLD. The " Grand Cinema of the World " is the generic theme of the 38th edition, whose has already been announced . As sub-theme ...

The Hollow Child will premiere at Fantasporto

INTERNATIONAL PREMIERE @FANTASPORTO! THE HOLLOW CHILD stars Jessica McLeod (EVERFALL) Hannah Cheramy (young Gloria in COLOSSAL, VAN HELSING TV Series), John Emmet Tracy and Genevieve Buechner (both from TV’s THE 100). The feature directorial debut of award-winning filmmaker Jeremy Lutter, from a screenplay by Ben Rollo - PRODUCED BY TELEFILM CANADA ...

The film world comes to Oporto once again: 38th FANTASPORTO- A Celebration of Film Culture

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The 38th Oporto International Film Festival begins next February 20th, bringing all new productions from around the world to the main competitions: Fantasy Films, Directors Week, Asian films in the section Orient Express and Portuguese Cinema. The festival takes place at the Rivoli Theatre, in the centre of Portugal’s second largest city. Fantasporto was considered a while ago one of the 10 film festivals in the world “to visit before you die”. It began in 1981 and it is still...

Fantasporto Line up with screenings and events in Porto

FULL PROGRAM OF THE 38TH EDITION OF THE INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF CINEMA DO PORTO \ FANTASPORTO'2018   TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 20   Grand Auditorium   21:15 - OFFICIAL OPENING SESSION - Marrowbone ~ Sérgio G. Sanchez- 110 '- Spain - Horror - v.o.ingl / leg port- P & P - ANTESTREIA A young man and his three brothers are beset by a sinister presence in the large palace where they live. Film nominated for the Goyas, selection of Sa...

Mario Dorminsky welcomes you to the 38th Fantasporto!

Starting next February 20th, the 38th edition of Fantasporto- Oporto International Film Festival, ends on March 3rd (competitions) and March 4th (the awards screenings), 3 more days than usual. A great festival, full of household names and sensational discoveries. The Official Opening will screen the feature “Marrowbone”, from the producer of “Pan’s Labirynth”, and the Competitions Opening will present the Russian mega-production “Anna Karenina: V...

Entries for fantasy shorts and features are now open for Fantasporto till the 5th December.

ENTRIES OPENED TILL DECEMBER 5TH FROM THE WORLD TO PORTO, FROM PORTO TO THE WORLD THE 38TH EDITION STARTS 20 FEBRUARY TILL 4TH MARCH   The discovery of the most recent cinema of the world starts with a bang and a lot of excitement next February and March. Entries for fantasy shorts and features are now open till the 5th December. According to the festival regulations (www.fantasporto.com), each entry must have a form filled and a screener available on line for appreciation of the sel...

Submit to Fantasporto Best Horror Fantasy

Fantasporto 2018 February 20 - March 4, 2018 EARLY ENTRY DEADLINE: OCTOBER 30TH, 2017!   Fantasporto’2018 | Oporto International Film Festival announces our Call for Film Entries for the 38th annual festival, running February 20th till March 4th. This Call is for Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi features and shorts in the Fantasy competition. The Director’s Week is for features only, in all genres except fantasy. Deadlines for Entries for 2018 edition...

Sins of the Flesh Nahed El Sebaï Best Actress Fantasporto 2017

Best actress @ Fantasporto 20017. Sins of the Flesh  / Haram El Gasad /Egypt  Directed by Khaled el Agar / written by Khaled el Agar / 2016 / Edit: Manar Hosny / Fotografy: Nestor Calvo / Starring: Nahed El Sebaï, Ahmad Abdallah Mahmoud, Zaki Fateen Abdel Wahab, Mahmoud El-Beezawi, Salwa Mohamed Ali / Music: Khaled Dagher / Production: Gaby Khoury /   125’ / A tragic story of betrayal, oppression and murder, explores in an unconventional way the events of...

YOU WILL DIE Neil Stryker and the Tyrant of Time @ Fantasporto 2017

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Neil Stryker and the Tyrant of Time / USA /  a film by Rob Taylor / written by Nic Costa, Rob Taylor : 2017 / Montagem: Nic Costa, Rob Taylor / Fotografia: Brett Roberts / starring David Ogden Stiers, Rob Taylor, Nic Costa / Música: Nic Costa, Rob Taylor / Produção: Travis Becker, Nic Costa, Rob Taylor /   90’ / In a madcap future era, the world's greatest secret agent struggles to rescue his young son from the clutches of his infamous former ...

The Spanish did it again

  by Mercedes Chatelin The Spanish film “ReAlive”, a science fiction saga just won the Best Fantasy Film Award of the 37th Oporto International Film Festival - Fantasporto 2017. The film was directed by Mateo Gil, the writer of such films as “Vanilla Sky” (with Tom Cruise) ou “Agora” (with Rachel Weiz). “Realive” is about a man with an incurable disease whose body is frozen, waking up many years later, hoping Medicine already has a solution ...

Fantasporto 2017 announces its awards

by Mercedes Chatelin The Spanish film "ReAlive" by Mateo Gil is the great winner of the Official Section of Fantastic Cinema of the 37th Fantasporto. This film, about a man with an incurable disease that froze his body and is awakened 60 years later when Medicine already has a solution for his case, also obtained the award for Best Story.   The Special Film Jury Special Prize was awarded to the Franco-Filipino co-production "Saving Sally" by the Filipino A...

Workshop with Mariana Ximenes and author Glória Perez from the series 'Double Identity'

    The actress and the author will be present on March 3 and 4 at the Municipal Theater Rivoli, in Porto, to present the new fantastic series of TV Globo at the festival.   Globo and Fantasporto invite the OCS to a press conference with actress Mariana Ximenes, Bruna from the series 'Supermax', and author Glória Perez, who signs the series 'Double Identity'. The Workshop will take place at 5:00 pm on March 3 and will be coordinat...

Fantasporto March 3 Program

Grand Auditorium Manoel de Oliveira 14:30 BLOODLANDS, Steven Kastrissios, 82 ', Australia / Albania - P P & P / Out of Competition (drama / horror) v.o. Leg. English. And Port. - ANTESTREIA  A troubled Albanian family has to join a mysterious clan and fight a blood war, very familiar in the Balkans.   16:30 HEART OF STONE, Johannes Naber, 121 ', Germany - P & P / Out of Competition (fantasy / drama) v.o. Leg. English. And Port. -   A...

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Press Conference & Workshop with Glória Perez

    TV Globo Portugal has just confirmed to Fantasporto the presence of multi-award-winning screenwriter of television series and telenovelas Glória Perez in Oporto. The screenwriter will be at Rivoli to present her "Double Identity" series and to hold a workshop on writing for television. Glória Perez will give her Workshop on Friday (March 3rd), at 5:00 PM, on Floor 3 of Rivoli; On Saturday, at 12:00 will give, in the same place, a pres...

Fantasporto program March 2

Grand Auditorium Manoel de Oliveira 14:30 A DARK SONG, Liam Gavin, 99 ', Ireland / UK - CF (horror) v.o. English. Leg. Port.- ANTESTREIA A determined woman and a specialist in the occult risk life and souls in a dangerous ritual. Exciting journey through the world of spirits.   16:30 THE CITIZEN, Roland Vranik, 117 ', Hungary - SR (Drama) v.o. Leg. English. And Port. - ANTESTREIA A black man tries for years to become a citizen of Hungary. Selecti...

Fantasporto Dailies N°2

Filmfestivals.com retuns as the official Media Partner of Fantasporto and will provide news and dailies from beautiful city of Oporto.  OPORTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL FANTASPORTO 2017 Oporto Film Festival promotes films that seek new forms and methods of film making.  37th edition of the Festival will be celebrated from February 24 to March 4, 2017. Fantasporto and Porto Pictures Gallery and  the recent ones here  Click to view our ...

Sins of the Flesh review

Sins of the Flesh The actress was on stage to receive applause and questions from the audience. Excellent love, passion and fate story with notable good cinematography (mostly at night). Haram El Gasad / Country: Egypt / Directed by: Khaled el Agar / Plot: Khaled el Agar / Year of Production: 2016 / Editing: Manar Hosny / Photography: Nestor Calvo / Cast: Nahed El Sebaï, Ahmad Abdallah Mahmoud, Zaki Fateen Abdel Wahab, Mahmoud El-Beezawi, Salwa Mohamed Ali / Music: Khaled Dagher / Produ...

Fantasporto March 1st program

  Grand Auditorium Manoel de Oliveira 14:30 THE DEAD COUNTS HIS HISTORY, Fabián Forte, 85 '- CF / Retro Argentina (comedy / fantasy / horror) v.o. Leg. English. And Port. - EUROPEAN PREMIÈRE Celtic vampires, goddesses and dead men. The vitality of modern Argentine cinema.   16:30 SALT AND SUGAR TRAIN, Licínio Azevedo, 93 ', Portugal / Mozambique / South Africa / France / Brazil - SR (drama) v.o. Leg. English. And Port. - ANTESTRE...

British actress April Pearson is in Porto for the world premiere of "Caught" by Jamie Patterson

The actress April Pearson arrived in Oporto today, playing one of the main roles in the British youth series "Skins", which was extremely successful throughout Europe between 2007 and 2013 and became a cult series for the generation of "teenagers" of that time . "Skins" was a British drama series that accompanied the lives of a group of teenagers in their late high school years in Bristol, South West England with their controversial stories, exploring is...

Fantasporto Film Program 28 february

Grand Auditorium Manoel de Oliveira 14:30 SAVING SALLY, Avid Liongoren, 95 ', France / Philippines - CF / OE (animation / Fantasy / drama) v.o. Leg. English. And Port. - INTERNATIONAL OPENING Imagination to the squeak. A young comics designer falls in love with his inventor friend.   16:30 CAUGHT, Jamie Patterson, 86 ', UK - CF (sci-fi) v.o. Ing. Leg. Port- WORLD PREMIÈRE A journalist couple receive the visit of a man and woman into their idyllic vill...

Feb 26 The Evil Within had a wonderful World Premiere Followed by Kim KI Duk The Net, Mario claimed it Awards Night

Festival director Mario Dorminsky called this the Awards Night! (in sync with Oscar celebrations happeing in LA! Featured February 26 Andrew Getty's "the evil within" (USA) had its world premiere. The Director, heir to the multimillionaire family Getty, passed away in 2015, this being his only, and remarkable, finished film and logically movie-Cult, though still unheard of in the whole world. It was more a very special moment in fantasporto when the film was introduced by Bruno ...

Monday Feb 27 program

SEGUNDA, 27 DE FEVEREIRO Grande Auditório Manoel de Oliveira 14:30 PAMILYA ORDINARYO, Eduardo W. Roy Jr., 110’, Filipinas – SR/OE (drama) v.o. leg. Ingl. e Port. – ANTESTREIA  Um jovem casal enfrenta um novo desafio numa sociedade pobre em que a vida é já muito difícil. Filme com 7 prémios nacionais. 16:30 LOOP, Isti Madarász, 92’, Hungría – CF (fantasy/crime/thriller, sci-fi) v.o. leg. Ingl. e Port. &n...

ATE DE JONG, The Fantasporto’2017 Career Award

   Recently a journalist asked Ate de Jong if film should reflect what happens in our world today. According to Mr de Jong every film is a political film, even a simple, intimate love story, as well as an over-the-top Special Effects extravaganza. As a film director Ate de Jong focuses on characters with personal dilemma’s living in a society full of traditional rules. Examples are: The yearning of a young actress for immortality in All Men Are Mortal based on Simone de Beauvoir...

Fantasporto Program 24 - 25th

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SEXTA, 24 DE FEVEREIRO Grande Auditório Manoel de Oliveira 14:30 &...

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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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