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.[1] 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.

Fantasporto logo.jpg
LocationPorto, Portugal
Founded byMário Dorminsky, Beatriz Pacheco Pereira and José Manuel Pereira[1]

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.


  • 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 FantasportoEdit

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 winnersEdit

Year Film Director Nationality of Director
(at time of film's release)
1981 not awarded
1982 The Redeemer Krsto Papić *  Yugoslavia
1983 Scanners David Cronenberg *  Canada
1984 The Last Battle Luc Besson *  France
1985 The Company of Wolves Neil Jordan *  United Kingdom
1986 Fuego eterno José Ángel Rebolledo *  Spain
1987 Defense of the Realm David Drury   United Kingdom
1988 A Chinese Ghost Story Ching Siu-tung *  Hong Kong
1989 Monkey Shines 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 le Héros Jaco van Dormael *  Belgium
1993 Braindead Peter Jackson *  New Zealand
1994 Cronos Guillermo del Toro *  Mexico
1995 Shallow Grave 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 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 Janghwa, Hongryeon Kim Jee-woon *  South Korea
2005 Nothing Vincenzo Natali   Canada
2006 Frostbiten Anders Banke *  Sweden
2007 El laberinto del fauno Guillermo del Toro   Mexico
2008 REC Jaume Balagueró & Paco Plaza   Spain
2009 Idiots and Angels Bill Plympton   United States
2010 Heartless Philip Ridley   United Kingdom
2011 Zwart water Elbert Van Strien *  Netherlands
2012 Hell Tim Fehlbaum *  Germany
2013 Mama Andy Muschietti   Spain /   Canada
2014 Miss Zombie Sabu *  Japan
2015 Liza, a rókatündér Károly Ujj Mészáros *  Hungary
2016 The Lure Agnieszka Smoczynska *  Poland
2017 Realive Mateo Gil   Spain
2018 Ravenous Robin Aubert   Canada
2019 Last Sunrise Wen Ren   China

* denotes first win

Multiple award winnersEdit

Melhor ActorEdit

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.

Award winnersEdit

Year Actor Film
1982   Eusebio Poncela Arrebato
1983   Fabijan Šovagović Ritam zločina
1984   Vincent Price For their contributions to the fantastic film genre.
  Peter Cushing
  Christopher Lee
  John Carradine
1985   John Hurt Nineteen Eighty-Four
  Eddy Mitchell Frankenstein 90
1986   Ian Holm Dreamchild
1987   Gabriel Byrne Gothic
Defence of the Realm
1988   Jim van der Woude De Wisselwachter
1989   Jeremy Irons Dead Ringers
1990   Bernard-Pierre Donnadieu Spoorloos
1991   Michael Rooker Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer
1992   Jeff Daniels Timescape
1993   Harvey Keitel Bad Lieutenant
1994   Federico Luppi Cronos
1995   Karra Elejalde La Madre Muerta
1996   Rupert Everett Dellamorte Dellamore
1997   Juan Inciarte Sólo se muere dos veces
1998   Nancho Novo Dame algo
1999   Kevin McKidd The Acid House
  Gary McCormack
2000   Tom Fisher The Nine Lives of Tomas Katz
  Konstantin Prochorowski Holgi
2001   Willem Dafoe Shadow of the Vampire
2002   Eduard Fernández Fausto 5.0
  Miguel Ángel Solá
2003   Jeremy Northam Cypher
2004   Darío Grandinetti Palabras encadenadas
2005   Bruce Campbell Bubba Ho-Tep
2006   Jaume García Arija Zulo
2007   Sergi López El laberinto del fauno
2008   Mark Borkowski The Ungodly
2009   Jack O'Connell Eden Lake
2010   Jim Sturgess Heartless
2011   Axel Wedekind Iron Doors
2012   Alexis Diaz de Villegas Juan de los Muertos
2013   Toby Jones Berberian Sound Studio
2014   Duval’e Glickman Big Bad Wolves
2015   Rupert Evans The Canal
2016   Kenichi Matsuyama Chasuke's Journey
2017   Frederick Koehler The Evil Within
2018   Ian Veneracion Ilawod
2019   Christopher Rygh The Head Hunter

Melhor AtrizEdit

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.

Award winnersEdit

Year Actress Film
1982   Julie Christie Memoirs of a Survivor
1983   Isabelle Adjani Possession
1984   Anny Duperey Le Démon dans l'île
1985   Adriana Herrán Carne de tu carne
1986   Domiziana Giordano Zina
1987   Julieta Serrano Matador
1988   Charlotte Rampling Mascara
1989   Charlotte Burke Paperhouse
1990   Rosanna Arquette Black Rainbow
1991   Tracy Arnold Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer
  Billie Whitelaw The Krays
1992   Juliet Stevenson Truly, Madly, Deeply
1993   Evangelina Sosa Ángel de Fuego
1994   Sarah Smuts-Kennedy Jack Be Nimble
1995   Rena Owen Once Were Warriors
1996   Helena Bonham Carter Margaret's Museum
1997   Jennifer Tilly Bound
1998   Rebecca Hobbs The Ugly
1999   Sofie Gråbøl Sekten
2000   Danielle Cormack Siam Sunset
2001   Suh Jung The Isle
2002   Jang Jin-young Sorum
2003   Asuka Kurosawa Rokugatsu no hebi
2004   Im Soo-jung A Tale of Two Sisters
2005   Karen Black Firecracker
2006   Orsolya Tóth Johanna
2007   Ariadna Gil Ausentes
2008   Belén Rueda El orfanato
2009   Mamatha Bhukya Vanaja
2010   Neve McIntosh Salvage
2011   Seo Young-hee Bedevilled
2012   Hannah Herzsprung Hell
2013   Jessica Chastain Mama
2014   Anna Walton Soulmate
2015   Georgia Bradley Hungerford
2016   Barbie Forteza Laut
2017   Catherine Walker A Dark Song
2018   Jessica McLeod The Hollow Child
2019   Georgia Chara Living Space

Melhor ArgumentoEdit

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.

Award winnersEdit

Year Writer Film
2012 Alejandro Brugués   Juan of the Dead
2013 Alex Schmidt   Du hast es versprochen
2014 Yeon Sang-ho   The Fake
2015 Jong-ho Lee   Mourning Grave
2016 Sabu   Chasuke's Journey
2017 Mateo Gil   Realive
2018 Shin Su-won   Glass Garden
2019 Rodrigo Aragão   A Mata Negra

See alsoEdit

Other genre film festivalsEdit


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