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Fantasporto

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Location  Porto, Portugal
Website  fantasporto.com
Language  International

Fantasporto, also known as Fantas, is an international film festival, annually organized since 1981 in Porto, Portugal. Giving screen space to fantasy/science fiction/horror-oriented commercial feature films, auteur films and experimental projects from all over the world, Fantasporto has created enthusiastic audiences, ranging from cinephiles to more popular spectators, with an annual average of 110,000 attendees. It was rated in Variety as one of the 25 leading festivals of the world. In its 27th edition in February 2006 the festival reached 104,000 people and 5,000 media references, both domestic and international, with a record of 187 hours of TV time. Present in Porto were about 100 members of the foreign press and about 250 Portuguese journalists and media representatives.

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In spite of being organized by a private entity, the event is mostly state funded, with the Ministry of Culture of Portugal leading and the President of the Republic as head of the Honour Committee, along with several private sponsors.

Awards

  • Secção Oficial Cinema Fantástico
  • Grande Prémio FantasportoBest Film Award
  • Prémio Especial do JuriJury’s Special Award
  • Melhor RealizaçãoBest Direction
  • Melhor ActorBest Actor
  • Melhor ActrizBest Actress
  • Melhor ArgumentoBest Screenplay
  • Melhores Efeitos EspeciaisBest Special Effects
  • Melhor Curta-MetragemBest Short Film
  • Menção do Juri InternacionalSpecial Mention of the Jury
  • Semana dos Realizadores
  • Prémio Melhor Filme Semana dos Realizadores:Directors Week Best Film Award
  • Prémio Especial do JuriDirectors Week Jury’s Special Award
  • Melhor RealizaçãoDirectors Week Best Director Award
  • Melhor ActorDirectors Week Best Actor Award
  • Melhor ActrizDirectors Week Best Actress Award
  • Melhor ArgumentoDirectors Week Best Screenplay Award
  • Menção EspecialSpecial Mention of the Directors Week Jury
  • Prémio do Cinema Português
  • Melhor FilmeBest Portuguese Picture
  • Melhor EscolaBest Portuguese Cinema School
  • Non official awards
  • International Fantasy Film Special Jury Award
  • Prémio da CríticaCritic’s Award
  • Prémio do PúblicoAudience Award
  • Prémios Carreira
  • Grande Prémio Fantasporto

    The Grande Prémio Fantasporto is the highest prize awarded at the Fantasporto Film Festival and is presented to the director of the best feature film of the official competition.

    Award winners

    * denotes first win

    Multiple award winners

  • Vincenzo Natali (1999, 2005)
  • Guillermo del Toro (1994, 2007)
  • Vassilis Mazomenos (1999, 2001)
  • Melhor Actor

    The Best Actor Award (Portuguese: Melhor Actor) is an award presented at Fantasporto. It is chosen by the jury from the 'official section' of movies at the festival. It was first awarded in 1982.

    Melhor Atriz

    The Best Actress Award (Portuguese: Melhor Atriz) is an award presented at Fantasporto. It is chosen by the jury from the 'official section' of movies at the festival. It was first awarded in 1982.

    Melhor Argumento

    The Best Screenplay Award (Portuguese: Melhor Argumento) is an award presented at Fantasporto. It is chosen by the jury from the 'official section' of movies at the festival.

    References

    Fantasporto Wikipedia