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Fantasporto - Festival Internacional de Cinema do Porto is an international film festival that takes place annually in the Portuguese city of Porto . It specializes in fantasy film and is one of the world's largest film festivals for this genre.

Fantasporto, also known as Fantas, first took place in 1981. It has more than 100,000 visitors annually. In addition to the competition sections, retrospectives are also held, mostly dedicated to specific countries or filmmakers. The organizer is Cinema Novo CRL. The festival receives financial support from the Portuguese Ministry of Culture, among others.

Film awards


Festival poster 2009

The main competition section of the festival has been the official section for fantasy films since 1982. The main prize is the Grand Prize (Grande Prémio) for the best film. In the fantasy section, an international jury will award further film prizes, including for direction, screenplay, acting and special effects as well as for the best short film.

The “Director's Week” section has existed since 1991. Prizes for the best film as well as for directing, screenplay and acting are awarded here.

Since 2004 Fantasporto has had the "Orient Express" section for films from Asia. A prize for the best film and a special prize from the jury will be awarded here.

One feature film is awarded the Méliès d'Argent Prize at several European fantasy film festivals. In addition to Fantasporto, these are the Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival or the Sitges Festival Internacional de Cinema de Catalunya . All award-winning films then compete for the Méliès d'Or Prize . The film award is named after Georges Méliès .

A number of other film prizes are awarded at Fantasporto, including audience prizes , critical prizes and prizes for life's work.

Winner of the Grand Prize for the best film in the fantasy competition

year Movie title Director country
1982 The Redeemer Krsto Papic Yugoslavia
1983 Scanners - your thoughts can kill David Cronenberg Canada
1984 The last fight Luc Besson France
1985 The time of the wolves Neil Jordan United Kingdom
1986 Fuego eterno José Ángel Rebolledo Spain
1987 For the security of the kingdom David Drury United Kingdom
1988 A Chinese Ghost Story Ching Siu-Tung Hong Kong
1989 The monkey in man George A. Romero United States
1990 Black Rainbow Mike Hodges United Kingdom
1991 Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer John McNaughton United States
1992 Toto the hero Jaco Van Dormael Belgium , Germany , France
1993 Braindead Peter Jackson New Zealand
1994 Cronos Guillermo del Toro Mexico , USA
1995 Small murders among friends Danny Boyle United Kingdom
1996 seven David Fincher United States
1997 Bound Wachowski brothers United States
1998 Retroactive Louis Morneau United States
1999 Cube Vincenzo Natali Canada
2000 Siam Sunset - The unexpected often comes John Polson Australia
2001 Amores Perros Alejandro González Iñárritu Mexico
2002 Fausto 5.0 La Fura dels Baus Spain
2003 Intacto Juan Carlos Fresnadillo Spain
2004 A Tale of Two Sisters Kim Ji-woon South Korea
2005 Nothing Vincenzo Natali Canada
2006 Frostbites Not so with Banke Sweden , Russia
2007 Pan's labyrinth Guillermo del Toro Spain
2008 REC Jaume Balagueró , Paco Plaza Spain
2009 Idiots and Angels Bill Plympton United States
2010 Heartless Philip Ridley United Kingdom
2011 Well water Elbert van Strien Netherlands
2012 Bright Tim Fehlbaum Germany
2013 mummy Andrés Muschietti Spain, Canada
2014 Miss zombie Hiroyuki Tanaka Japan
2015 Liza, the fox fairy Károly Ujj Mészáros Hungary
2016 Siren song Agnieszka Smoczyńska Poland
2017 Realive Mateo Gil Spain
2018 Hungry (Les Affamés) Robin Aubert Canada

See also

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