Years running: 41 (since 1981)


International Film Festival in Porto.


The festival is very important for the critics and the Portuguese market. Fantasporto has developed into THE Portuguese festival. Critics consider the Portuguese festival to be interesting and diverse. Festival Director Mário Dorminski is also a distributor with good relations to Spanish broadcasters.


  • OFFICIAL SECTION: Best Film, Best Direction, Best Actor/Actress, Best Screenplay, Best Special Effects, Special Jury Award, Best Short Fantasy Film, Melies d'Argent Award (Best European Fantasy Feature and Short Film);
  • DIRECTORS' WEEK: Best Film, Best New Director, Best Screenplay, Special Jury Award, Best Actor/Actress;
  • ORIENT EXPRESS: Best Film Award, Fantasporto Special Award.


  • Produced between 2019–2020,
  • For the competition no prior screening in Portugal.

Documents and Other Requisite Items

  • The screeners and the entry form must be sent to the email The screeners should be sent using link with password, or through Vimeo.
  • The submission can also be sent by mail. 

Additional Information

The festival will cover the transport expenses of the feature film prints, except when the films shall be sent to another Film Festival per request of the producer. Concerning the short films the transport of the prints must be covered by the producers/directors. The return will be paid by the festival.

Selection Media Type: online

Screening Media Type: open DCP, Blu-Ray, Pro Res (HQ) files in hard drive 25fps (1920x1080 resolution)

Audio language: original

Subtitles language: English

Premiere Requirements

National premiere required.

Jury and Organizers

  • Director: Mr. Mario Dorminsky
  • Artistic Director: Ms. Beatriz Pacheco Pereira




Official Website



Rua Aníbal Cunha, 84 - sala 1.6
4050 - 046 Porto

Phone: 351.222058819 
Fax: 351.222058823 


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Dates & Deadlines
  • Deadline
    November 01, 2020
  • Final Call (only for features)
    December 01, 2020
  • Event Dates
    26 February — 6 March 2021
Categories & Fees

Short films (maximum 15 minutes in length) with fantasy as main genre.

  • Deadline — free
  • Final Call (only for features) — free

For Asiatic feature films.

  • Deadline — free
  • Final Call (only for features) — free

New feature films with fantasy as main genre.

  • Deadline — free
  • Final Call (only for features) — free

(Manoel de Oliveira Award) – for new feature films in all genres (other than fantasy).

  • Deadline — free
  • Final Call (only for features) — free

New unreleased Portuguese films (all lengths).

  • Deadline — free
  • Final Call (only for features) — free
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