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VIDEO: Meet Julian Richards the man with 18 films at Fantasporto

We met again Julian Richards in Porto, the founder of Jinga Films, who received a Fantasporto career tribute award and a full retrospective of his films, and some of the films he has distributed.       JINGA FILMS IN OFFICIAL SELECTION  Infection – Flavio Pedota -   97’ (Mex) -Jinga I Am Toxic – Daniel de la Vega – 83’ (Arg) Deathcember – Dominic Saxl, Isaac Ezban, Sonia Escolano, Mich...

Trailer Fantasporto 2016

A look back on the history of Fantasporto

 HISTORY OF FANTASPORTO  The festival was born in 1980 at a table of a small coffee shop in   the center of Oporto, heritage world town by UNESCO, in a   conversation between the three founders, film critics Mário   Dorminsky and Beatriz Pacheco Pereira and the painter José   Manuel Pereira. It immediately presented in the first edition (1981)   the structure of a festival although still non-competitive, which has &nb...

Past Winners Fantasporto

  1981 (Non-Competitive Festival)   1982 Grand Prix Fantasporto 82:  The Redemeer - Krsto Papic (Jugoslavia)   1983 Grand Prix Fantasporto 83: Scanners - David Cronenberg (Canada)   1984 Grand Prix Fantasporto 84: Le Dernier Combat - Luc Besson (France)   1985 Grand Prix Fantasporto 95: The Company of the Wolves - Neil Jordan (UK)   1986 Grand Prix Fantasporto 86: Fuego Eterno - José Angel Rebolledo (Spain)   1987 Grand Prix ...

Fantasporto in Shorts

  The festival offers an exclusive look at of the most recent short film production from several countries, in a special cooperation with official film institutes, film schools, festivals, producers, etc Portugal premieres   CATALAN SHORT FILMS     The Disorganized Crime - Stephan Hofmann - 15’ The Olive Tree - Frederic Menchón - 16’ - Esp Mundane Interests Bar Mut - Christian Molina, Ramses Albiñana - 16’42’’ Distop...

Line up for Fantasporto 2014

The festival will open with Vampire Academy by Mark Waters (USA) Vampire Academy   Closing Film : The Railway Man - Jonathan Teplitzky - USA COMPETITIVE SECTION OFFICIAL FANTASY FILMS CINEMA FANTASTIC Films in Competition   Longas-Metragens/Features Ante - Firsts / Previews in Portugal   The Thorn of the Rose - Filipe Henriques - Port / Guinea-Bissau -97 ' - World Opening / Antrestreia World Kung Fu Divas - Onat D...

FANTASPORTO 2014 Regulations

REGULATIONS      1. The 34th edition of the OPORTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL - FANTASPORTO 2014 will take place from February, 28th till March 9th.    2. The Festival main purpose is screening and promoting films of quality, both aesthetically and thematically, and to seek new forms and methods of filmmaking.   3. The Festival has the following sections.   3.1. Competitive Sections:   3.1.1. Official Competition fo...

Fantasporto Tribute to Robbe-Grillet, fantastic screenwriter of "Last Year in Marienbad,"

EVOKING ALAIN ROBBE-GRILLET     To most cinema lovers Robbe-Grillet is best known for the fantastic screenplay of  "Last Year in Marienbad," directed by Alain Resnais and the winner of the Golden Lion in Venice. A story about the the paths of memory, the game of Marienbad has become one of the most interesting mathematical challenges that subverts the very idea of ​​the game since the first one to play is the one that always wins. The film caused an uproar...

TWO EYES STARING wins best film and screenplay at Fantasporto

  The Psychological thriller TWO EYES STARING (original title: ZWART WATER) by Dutch writer/director Elbert van Strien has won the Grand Prix Best Film Award of the 31st edition of the International Film Festival of Porto 2011 (Fantasporto), and also the Award for Best Screenplay. "...the film "Two Eyes Staring" by Elbert van Strien is the Grand Prize Best Film Award Winner of Fantasporto 2011. The Dutch film that will be...

Febre da fieno is a charming italian movie

FEBRE DA FIENO de Laura Luchetti (Ita) - 100 min.  This afternoon screening was a touch of refreshment in an otherwise fantastic or gore line up. Shere romance, love etc    ...

Interview with Rabies authors Aharon Keshales & Navot Papushado

                                    A brother and sister in their twenties, run away from home after their dark secret is discovered. They find temporary refuge in a deserted nature reserve. When the sister falls into a hunting trap, set by a psychotic killer, the brother sets out in a race against time to res...

It's time for fantastic Fantasporto, check our dailies live

IT'S TIME FOR CINEMA... IN RIVOLI from February 21 to March 6                                     Get ready because the big party of cinema is about to begin! In only 5 days the Rivoli Theatre will open its doors to Pre-Fantasporto, for what will be another deluxe edition where the cinema becomes the ...

Fantasporto unveils highlights for the 30th anniversary edition

At the Rivoli ­ Teatro Municipal, between the 26th February and the 7th March 2010, it is time to celebrate 30 years of dedication to films and the film industry. In the World Heritage City of portwine, of the River Douro and the Atlantic Ocean,  Oporto will be again the meeting place of large audiences celebrating the most important film festival in Portugal. As usual, and the prestige of the festival was built on this, the Oporto festival brings the most recent productions presente...

Absurdistan trailer

Trailer for Absurdistan, one of the Fantasporto winners.


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