The 36th FantasPorto International Fantasy and Science Fiction Film Festival is back, and as they say, bigger and better. Established and up-and-coming producers, directors and actors join together with film buffs of Portugal in a celebration of the weirdest, the scariest and most fantastical movies from the last year. Over 200 films from 50 countries will be screened in 10 themed sections. Most have not yet been seen in Portugal. FantasPorto 2016 runs from 26 February to 5 March.



The film Gelo (“Ice) by Portuguese directors Luis e Gonçalo Galvão Teles will open the festival. Before the Rain, by Macedonian filmmaker Milcho Manchevski has been selected to close the festival.

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Feature Films in Competition

Hellions – Bruce MacDonald, Canada
The Entity/La Entidad – Eduardo Schuldt, Peru
They Returned /Ellos Volvieron – Iván Noel, Argentina
13 Histórias Estranhas – César Coffin Souza, Cláudia Borba, Christian Verardi, Felipe M. Guerra, Fernando Mantelli, Felipe Ferreira, Gustavo Fogaça, Leo Dias de Los Muertos, Márcio Toson, Paulo Biscaia Filho, Petter Baiestorf, Rafael Duarte, Renato Souza, Ricardo Ghirozi, Taísa Ennes Marques, Brasil
Francesca – Luciano Onetti, Argentina
Sendero /Path – Lúcio A. Rojas, Chile
Project M – Eric Piccoli, Canada
Cord – Pablo González, France/Colombia/Germany
Vampiro 40 Graus – Marcelo Santiago, Brazil
Queen of Spades: the Black Rite – Svyatoslav Pogdayevskiy, Russia
The Lesson – Ruth Pratt, UK
Prisoner X – Gaurav Seth, Canada
The Chosen: Forbidden Cave – Kim Hwi, South Korea
The Lure – Agnieszka Smoczynska, Poland
I Am a Hero -Shinsuke Sato, Japan
Gelo – Luis e Gonçalo Galvão Teles, Portugal
Chasuke’s Journey – Sabu, Japan
The Unfolding – Eugene McGing, UK
Sensoria – Christian Hallman, Sweden
Deep Trap – Kwon Hyung-Jin, South Korea
El Infierno de Gaspar Mendonza – Julián Balam, Venezuela

Click here to read the full FantasPorto program.

I Am a Hero - Shinsuke Sato

Scene from “I Am a Hero ” by Shinsuke Sato

In addition to the screenings, tributes and retrospectives are planned throughout the festival. For more information and screening times, visit the Fantasporto website.

Teatro Rivoli
Praça D. João I
4000-295 Porto
Ticket Office: +351 223 392 201

Fantasmo Porto Office
Rua Aníbal Cunha, 84
Sala 1.6
4050-046 Porto

Phone: +351 222 058 819

■ Regular Ticket: 5€ (may be bought 24 hours in advance)
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See our coverage, including list of winners, from Fantasporto 2015, Fantasporto 2014, Fantasporto 2013, Fantasporto 2012 and Fantasporto 2011.

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