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OPORTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL FANTASPORTO 2022 Oporto Film Festival promotes films that seek new forms and methods of film making. 

42nd OPORTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL – FANTASPORTO 2022  April 1 - 10, 2022

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Fantasporto closes with awards the 42nd edition and a farewell to Rivoli Theater

42nd PORTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL | FANTASPORTO 2022 | THE AWARDS THE WORLD OPENING OF “FOLLOW HER” BY THE NORTH AMERICAN DIRECTOR SYLVIA CAMINER MESMERIZED THE INTERNATIONAL FANTASY JURY, THE SPANISH “JACINTO” BY JAMI CAMINO WON THE DIRECTOR`S WEEK AND “ESCAPE FROM MOGADISHU” BY SEUNG-WAN RYOO, A STRONG FILM FROM SOUTH KOREA WAS THE WINNER OF THE OFFICIAL ORIENT EXPRESS SECTION The awards of the International Juries went also to Afg...

This Sunday at Fantasporto: winners only for you at Rivoli Theatre

DON'T MISS THE AWARD FILMS OF FANTAS'2022, TODAY, SUNDAY 10, AT THE RIVOLI TEATRO    DE OLIVEIRA AUDITORIUM SUNDAY, APRIL 10 15.00 • BEST ACHIEVEMENT AWARD IN FANTASTIC CINEMA The Exorcism of God - Alejandro Hidalgo - 99' (USA/ Mex /Venezuela) - vo ingl /port a priest North American is called to perform _ a exorcism _ but nothing runs as predicted and years later still _ is suffering the consequences of what he has done. Director Alejandro Hidalgo visited Fan...

Alejandro Hidalgo wins Best Director at Fantasporto for The Exorcism of God

TOO HAPPY ! I was awarded the Best Director award for my film THE EXORCISM OF GOD in the 42nd edition of Fantasporto 2022 | 42 anos | Festival Internacional de Cinema do Porto one of the most prestigious genre festivals in the world! Many thanks to the festival, its director Mário Dorminsky , my friend and mentor Julian Richards and all the technical and artistic team of the film! I carry this award to my soul! THANK YOU! Alejandro Hidalgo ...

Fantasporto Program of Saturday 9th leading to the Awards Ceremony

AN HOMAGE TO THE UKRAINIAN PEOPLE AT FANTASPORTO'2022 CLOSING SESSION and AWARD SESSION   The organization of the 42nd FANTASPORTO is pleased to join the wave of solidarity with Ukraine that is being felt throughout the world. Today, at the official closing of Fantasporto 2022, there will be a tribute to the Ukrainian People, which will be attended by Ms. Consul of the Republic of Ukraine, who will bring with him a message from the Ambassador of Ukraine to Portug...

Fantasporto 2022 look back at the program

With the awards ceremony scheduled for tomorrow it is time to look back at the program of films and shorts which were featured at this year rainy filmfestival : rain brings more crowd into theatres which is also a positive thing. It slightly deprives you from the beauty of the city, buit thank god we have been here as a regular partner and we are now quite familiar with the city's assets.   ...

This friday in Fantasporto goodies and terror in the night

FRIDAY, APRIL 8TH GRAND AUDITORIUM   16:00 CF/AN/OE Chicken of the Mound Xi Chen, 83' (Chi) – Fiction Scientific – vol leg. english ./ leg. port . – preview European Robots rule the Earth but no hide the nostalgia of humans what already no exist . and do what _ they did -- fight . machines infernals , crabs and humanoids , in a fabulous fictional animation _ scientific , selected for the Annecy Festival and the Ottawa Festival. 18:00 CF Night at the Eagl...

opening the week at Fantasporto Monday and Tuesday

This Monday and Tuesday at Fantasporto 2022 WORLD PREVIEWS OF AMAZING FILMS, HIGHLIGHTING THE PORTUGUESE AMELINDA DE MIGUEL GOMES The program of this 42nd edition is very appetizing. Of the approximately 70 unpublished films and, in competition, selected, 26 are in WORLD AND EUROPEAN PREVIEW, an unprecedented number at a film festival in Portugal. This is clear if we look at the films already shown this weekend and those that will be shown this Monday and Tuesday, of which 6 are in World ...

Strong start for Fantasporto : the audience is back

  After an opening of a great show and a lot of public that almost filled the Rivoli and where xxxHOLIC was shown in the world premiere in an Official Session preceded by an intervention by Beatriz Pacheco Pereira, founder and co-director of Fantasporto with Mário Dorminsky, a room with about than 500 people saw or rewatched Ridley Scott's BLADE RUNNER, in celebration of its 40th anniversary of its European premiere in 1982, also at FANTASPORTO, but in the old Carlos Alber...

Program for the opening week end at Fantasporto

  42nd PORTO INTERNATIONAL CINEMA FESTIVAL RIVOLI THEATER   FRIDAY, APRIL 1ST GRAND AUDITORIUM   20:45 CF/OE Opening Session • Opening Night xxxHolic Mika Ninagawa, 110’ (Jap) – Fantastic/Manga – v. O. leg. english/leg. port. – World premiere A student named Watanuki wants a normal life. To get rid of what torments him, he is guided by a butterfly to a witch's shop which reads "I can fulfill any d...

Japanese super production “xxxHOLIC” opens Fantasporto 42nd edition in world premiere

Festival opener and in competition in the Official Fantastic Cinema Section   Porto International Film Festival | Fantasporto 2022, which will take place between April 1 and 10 at Teatro Rivoli, will have as its Official Opening film the world premiere of the Japanese super production “xxxHOLIC”, the live-action film adaptation of CLAMP 's xxxHOLiC manga , a film that will also be in competition at the official sections of Fantastic Cinema and Orient Express. The film wi...

A lot on my plate at Fantasporto 2022 - special edition with an Ukrainian focus - Check our live coverage

Filmfestivals.com returns as FANTASPORTO partner and looks forward to catching up with the beautiful city and 55 films in Portuguese Première in the 3 competitions   FANTASPORTO 2022 PRESENTS 25 EUROPEAN AND WORLD PREMIÈRES, A RECORD NUMBER IN PORTUGUESE FILM FESTIVALS.   The program also includes a retrospective of Classic Movies from the 30-60’s   The 42nd Oporto International Film Festival is proud to announce the proof of its international status: o...

Fantasporto returns with a strong slate of 21 world premieres

Among 55 films in Portuguese Première in the 3 competitions FANTASPORTO 2022 PRESENTS 25 EUROPEAN AND WORLD PREMIÈRES, A RECORD NUMBER IN PORTUGUESE FILM FESTIVALS. The program also includes a retrospective of Classical Movies from the 30-60’s   The 42nd Oporto International Film Festival is proud to announce the proof of its international status: of the new 55 films (most in competition) almost half of them, 21 in fact, are in WORLD PREMIÈRE and 5 in EUROPE...

Homage to Ukraine at Fantasporto closing

I ON THE CLOSING NIGHT OF THE FESTIVAL, THE AWARDS NIGHT, FANTASPORTO PRESENTS THE WORLD OPENING OF THE UKRAINIAN NEW FILM “EVERYTHING, NOTHING AND SOMETHING ELSE”   The Organizing Committee of the 42nd Fantasporto has the honour to join the waves of solidarity around the world towards Ukrainians. On its Closing Award ceremony, on April 9th, the OPORTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL- FANTASPORTO is going to screen in WORLD PREMIERE the feature EVERYTHING, NOTHING AND SOMETHING ...

Orient against Occident at Fantasporto 42nd edition

80% of the 68 films of the 3 Competitive Sections are WORLD PREMIERES and EUROPEAN PREMIERES, the other films have their national premières. For a festival in Portugal this is quite an accomplishment!   The Popular Fantasporto is back, after two downsized editions due to the pandemic regulations. But the Oporto Film festival moves on, holding its 42nd edition back at the Rivoli Theatre in the centre of the city. Looking at the line-up and the films in the two most important com...

FantasPorto announces the schedule for its 42nd Edition

The Festival is cheduled to take place from the 1st to the 10th of April with a renewed partnership with filmfestivals.com.   FantasPorto returns, in 2022, to Teatro Rivoli, after last year the pandemic forced it to take place at Mercado Ferreira Borges, another ex-libris of the city of Harbor.   Asia has great predominance in this year's selection. The 41st edition consecrated the Japanese "Suicide Forest Village", by Takashi Shimizu, as the B...

Entries are open for the 42nd edition of Fantasporto

  Fantasporto 42 42nd OPORTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL – FANTASPORTO 2022 (April 1 -10 ) SUBMISSIONS CLOSE DECEMBER 1st (feature films) and NOVEMBER 1st (fantasy short films)  ENTRIES FOR THE 42nd EDITION OF FANTASPORTO TO BE HELD FROM 1st to 10th APRIL ARE OPEN To submit a film please send us to info@fantasporto.com the link and password (best in Vimeo) of the film to be seen by the sele...

'Suicide Forest Village' wins the Fantasporto Fantasy Competition

    JAPANESE AND HUNGARIAN CINEMA DOMINATE FANTASPORTO’2021 SUICIDE FOREST VILLAGE (Jap) and PREPARATIONS TO BE TOGETHER FOR AN UNKNOWN PERIOD OF TIME (Hun) WIN THE TOP AWARDS The in person 41st edition of the Oporto International Film Festival – Fantasporto was touched again by the cinema made in Japan, following the winner of 2020, GHOSTMASTER, with Takashi Shimizu’s SUICIDE FOREST VILLAGE was awarded with the BEST FILM in the Fantasy Competition. ...

The official competitive sections of Fantasporto 2021

THE COMPETITIVE FANTASY SECTION The Reckoning/O Derradeiro Julgamento - Neil Marshall – 110’ (GB) Ten Minutes to Midnight- Erik Bloomquist - 73’ (EUA) LX 2048 – Guy Moshe- 104’ (EUA / Lituânia) O Cemitério das Almas Perdidas – Rodrigo Aragão- 95’ (Brasil) The Trouble with Being Born- Sandra Wollner- 94’ (Alem) Post Mortem – Péter  Bergendy- 115’ (Hungria) Get The Hell Out – I-Fan...

Fantasporto 2021 Jury members announced

OFFICIAL COMPETITIVE FANTASY SECTION JURY MEMBERS CHRISTIAN HALLMAN (director - Sweden) Christian Hallman is an award-winning director-writer/producer from Sweden. Experienced in working with feature films, TV Series, Commercials, Music Promos and Corporate films in both development, production and post-production. He has also worked extensively as a 1st AD for. many years. Besides being a filmmaker, Christian has an extensive background working with genre film festivals for more ...

Watch the trailers from Fantasporto 2021

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Fantasporto 2021 official presentation at the Hard Club

One more step has been completed towards the realization of the 41th Fantasporto - the official presentation. Hardclub welcomed us with friendly and affability, which is very important when organizing an event like this. Featuring the festival's 40th anniversary Anthology that will be officially presented on April 30th at 18 pm. All are invited. The Anthology I made about the 40 years of Fantasport arrived today. Anyone who has been there over the years now has to order and then fin...

Program announced for Fantasporto 41st edition

FANTASPORTO’2021 41st PORTO INTERNATIONAL CINEMA FESTIVAL HARD CLUB APRIL 26 - MAY 4 FANTASPORTO'2021      26 APRIL 13.00 • PORTUGUESE CINEMA AWARD - BEST FILM Toponímia- Memories of Porto - António Pinto - 82 '(Port) - PCP- WORLD ANTESTREIA-documentary - vo fal. port Through the streets of Porto, a journey in a slow but panoramic train to the past. A legacy of old customs and crafts that began to fall int...

New home for Fantasporto 2021 postponed to April 26-May 2

41st PORTO INTERNACIONAL FILM FESTIVAL | FANTASPORTO 2021 WILL BE HELD IN THE HISTORICAL CENTRE OF THE TOWN, NEAR THE DOURO RIVER FROM 26th APRIL TILL MAY 2nd Fantasporto barely escaped the effects of the pandemic in 2020 which was starting at the time in Portugal, and was able to celebrate its 40thanniversary. Unfortunately, for the 2021 edition, the festival had to be postponed, unable to start on the scheduled dates due to the pandemic and the long period of lockdown that followed, with all ...

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40th OPORTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL runs Feb 28, March 7

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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