The 38th FantasPorto International Fantasy and Science Fiction Film Festival is back, inviting cinephiles to discover the most recent, exciting and suspenseful films from around the world. Established and up-and-coming producers, directors and actors join together with film buffs in a celebration of the weirdest, the scariest and most fantastical movies from the last year. More than 65 films from no less than 25 countries will unspool, with most making their Portugal theatrical debut. FantasPorto 2018 runs from 20 February to 4 March.



Opening the festival is Spanish blockbuster, Marrowbone (below), by director Sérgio G. Sanchez.

Fantasporto 2018 fantasy film festival - marrowbone

Numerous film sections are programmed, including Director’s Week, Orient Express (featuring films from Asia) and Portuguese showcase. Films in official competition for the 2018 festival include:

Feature Length Films in Competition

Ruin MePreston DeFrancis (USA)
Living Among UsBrian A. Metcalf (USA)
Woman in Unit 23B (Ang Nanannagal)Prime Cruz (Philippines)
Ilawod-The Water SpiritDan Villegas (Philippines)
Ajin: Demi-HumanKatsuyuki Motohiro (Japan)
Les AffamésRobin Aubert (Canada)
Still BornBrandon Christensen (Canada)
ReplaceNorbert Keil(Canada/Germany)
NovemberRainer Sarnet (Estonia/Holland/Poland)
A DaySun-ho Cho (South Korea)
Involution Pavel Khvaleev (Russia/Germany)
Glass GardenShin Su-won (South Korea)
The Child RemainsMichael Melski (Canada)
DC Superheroes VS Eagle TalonFrogman (Japan)
The Hollow ChildJeremy Lutter (Canada)
A Comédia Divina – Toni Venturi (Brazil)

Short Films in Competition

RerunsRosto (Holland/France/Belgium)
CaronteLuís Tinoco (Spain)
Creature from the LakeRenata Antunez, Alexis Bédué, Léa Bresciani, Amandine Canville, Maria Castro Rodriguez, Logan Cluber, Nicolas Grangeaud, Capucine Rahmoun-Swierczynski, Victor Rouxel, Orianne Siccardi, Mallaury Simoes (France)
YemanjaFrédéric Gaudin, Marceau Leger, Tanguy Lemonnier, Patrick Martini, Diana Nikitina, Flora Silve (France)
Azdaja – The Dragon – Ivan Ramadan (Bosnia & Herzegovina)
The End of TimeMilcho Manchevski (USA/Cuba)
Sweet WaterDrew Casson (UK)
In the Dark, Dark WoodsJason Bognacki (USA)
Merry-Go-Roundlhor Podolchak (Ukraine/Poland)
Belle à CroquerAxel Courtière (France)
BECTony Morales (Spain)
Zarr-DosBart Wasem (Switzerland)
StorylinesJuan Manuel Betancourt Calero (Columbia)
Salvatore Maarten Groen (Holland)
A.L.Cashell Horgan (Ireland)

Closing the festival is Belgium’s official selection for the foreign language category of the Oscar’s, Le Fidèle (also known as Racer and the Jailbird), by director Michael R. Roskam.

Fantasporto 2018 fantasy film festival - racer and the jailbird

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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