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Porto International Film Festival (Fantasporto)

Cinema Nuovo CRL Fantasporto
Rua Anibal Cunha, 84 - sala 1.6
4050-046 Porto
phone +351-2-22 05 88 19
fax +351-2-22 07 60 59
email: info@fantasporto.com

Mr. Mario Dorminsky

Artistic Director / Contact for German Entries
Ms. Beatriz Pacheco Pereira

Year of Foundation 1981

Event Date from 25 February 2020 till 08 March 2020

Event Date

in Porto, Portugal

Sections Official Section (Competition for Fantasy Films - feature and short films of max. 15 min. length); Directors Week (Competition for Feature Films), Orient Express Official Section (for Asiatic feature films), Non – Competitive, Panorama & Première, Retrospective, Fantas Classics

Terms of Entry produced between 2019-2020, for the competition no prior screening in Portugal

Genre Fantasy, Music

Subtitles English subtitles necessary

Format DCP, Blu-ray, Digital File

Registration Deadline 01 November 2019

Fees none

Attendance Figures 100,000

Participants of the Film Industry approx. 200

Best Film Award, Special Award for the Jury, Best Direction, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Screenplay, Best Special Effects or Cinematography, Best Fantasy Short Film Award)
Best Film Award, Special Award, Best Director
Best Film Award, Fantasporto Special Award
Best Film Award, Best Portuguese Film School

German Films


Directors' Week Official Selection – Competition
WEREWOLF by Adrian Panek (PL/DE/NL, Twenty Twenty Vision Filmproduktion)

Number of Films Shown around 200 films (150 feature films and 50 short films) from 20 countries

Media Coverage all national and local newspapers, radio stations and TV networks; international specialized print press, radio press, TV networks; press dossiers of nearly 5.000 clippings

Evaluation The festival is very important for the critics and the Portuguese market. Fantasporto has developed into one of the most important Portuguese festival. Critics consider the Portuguese festival to be interesting and diverse. Festival Director Mário Dorminskj is also a distributor with good relations to Spanish broadcasters.
Since 2014, the festival struggles with problems to secure sponsoring money and decided to launch a crowdfunding campaign.

Services The festival will cover the transport expenses of the feature film prints, except when the films shall be sent to another Film Festival per request of the producer. Concerning the short films the transport of the prints must be covered by the producers/directors. The return will be paid by the festival.

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