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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 22 February 2019 till 02 March 2019

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/Films of the World, Retrospective Section, Portuguese Cinema Focus

Terms of Entry produced between 2017-2018, for the competition no prior screening in Portugal

Genre Fantasy, Music

Subtitles English subtitles necessary

Format DCP, Blu-ray, Digital File

Registration Deadline 05 December 2018

Fees none

Attendance Figures 100,000

Participants of the Film Industry approx. 200

Prizes/Awards OFFICIAL SECTION: Best Film, Best Direction, Best Actor/Actress, Best Screenplay, Best Special Effects, Special Jury Award, Best Short Fantasy Film, Melies d'Argent Award (Best European Fantasy Feature and Short Film)
DIRECTORS' WEEK: Best Film, Best New Director, Best Screenplay, Special Jury Award, Best Actor/Actress
ORIENT EXPRESS: Best Film Award, Fantasporto Special Award

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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