EXCLUSIVE: South America’s largest genre film festival, Fantaspoa, has unveiled the first half of its program for its seventeenth edition, April 9-18. Scroll through the entire list.
Like last year, the festival was forced to take place online due to the ongoing pandemic. It will be held completely free with movies available to stream in Brazil through a renewed partnership with Brazilian horror streaming service Darkflix. Last year’s event drew over 67,000 viewers. Although the films are geolocated and limited to 3,000 spectators per screening, Q&A and workshops will be available around the world.
There are 25 feature films confirmed to date, including three world premieres, five international premieres and 10 Latin American premieres. The titles come from previous festivals including San Sebastian, Rotterdam and Toronto.
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This year’s festival was supported by a special grant from the Brazilian government, designed to help cultural events during the pandemic.
There will be festival events with Brazilian creators, including actors, directors, screenwriters and makeup artists, which will be visible on YouTube and Facebook.
Here is the full list of the first announcement:
A BLACK AND BLACK MAN (Adilkhan Yerzhanov, 2019, Kazakhstan / France, Latin American premiere)
BLOODSHOT HEART (Parish Malfitano, 2020, Australia, International premiere)
THE CEMETERY OF LOST SOULS (Rodrigo Aragão, 2020, Brazil, Regional premiere)
CYST (Tyler Russell, 2020, United States, Latin American Premiere)
DANCE MARY (SABU, 2019, Japan, Latin American premiere)
DANGER! DANGER! (Lexie Findarle Trivundza, Nick Trivundza, 2020, USA, International Premiere)
FRANK & ZED (Jesse Blanchard, 2020, United States, Brazilian premiere)
GET OUT OF HERE (I-Fan Wang, 2020, Taiwan, Brazilian premiere)
THE BIG JUMP (Karim Lakzadeh, 2021, world premiere)
HAWK AND REV: VAMPIRE SLAYERS (Ryan Barton-Grimley, 2020, United States, Latin American Premiere)
HISTORY OF THE OCCULT (Cristian Ponce, 2020, Argentina, Brazilian premiere)
KONTORA (Anshul Chauhan, 2019, Japan, Latin American premiere)
PUPPET (Elbert van Strien, 2020, Netherlands / Luxembourg / United Kingdom, International premiere)
MISTER LIMBO (Robert G. Putka, 2021, United States, world premiere)
MOSCOW IS NOT HAPPENING (Dmitry Fedorov, 2020, Russia, International premiere)
WALL BURY WIN (Michael Lovan, 2020, United States, Latin American Premiere)
NOCTURNA (IN FRONT OF) (Gonzalo Calzada, 2020, Argentina, Latin American premiere)
PLAYDURIZM (Gem Deger, 2020. Czech Republic, Latin American premiere)
POST MORTEM (Péter Bergendy, 2020, Hungary, Latin American premiere)
SCAVENGER (Eric Fleitas, Luciana Garraza, 2019, Argentina, Brazilian premiere)
SOUND OF VIOLENCE (Alex Noyer, 2021, USA / Finland, International premiere)
THE STYLIST (Jill Gevargizian, 2020, United States, Latin American Premiere)
SWEETIE, YOU WON’T BELIEVE IT (Yernar Nurgaliyev, 2020, Kazakhstan, Brazilian premiere)
THIS GAME IS CALLED MURDER (Adam Sherman, 2021, USA, world premiere)
BLOOD OF VURDALAK (Santiago Fernández Calvete, 2020, Argentina / Singapore, Brazilian premiere)