Fantaspoa XV

Fantaspoa 2019 Announces 2nd Wave of Selections

It’s that time of year again! The 15th Annual Fantaspoa Film Festival will be upon us before you know it, and this year’s edition looks bigger and badder than ever. We’re talking about the largest
genre film festival in Latin America. This year it runs from May 16 through June 2 in Porto Alegre. The festival organizers were kind enough to hook us up with more details from this year’s event, including a new list of celebrity guests and the massive second wave of film selections.

Check it out!

Fantaspoa Film Festival 2019

From The Fantaspoa Press Release

The 2019 edition of the festival will pay an homage to three icons of genre cinema: screenwriter Larry Wilson (Tales from the Crypt, The Addams Family, and Beetlejuice), Swedish exploitation star Christina Lindberg (Sex & Fury, Thriller: A Cruel Picture), and likely the most influential producer in cinema history: Roger Corman. Both Wilson and Corman will present master classes during the festival.

Apart from announcing its full short film slate, another eighteen features have been announced today, including five animated features, which will play in an exclusive new competition.

Newly-announced attending filmmakers include Roger Corman, Julie Corman, Christina Lindberg, Rickard Gramfors, Larry Wilson, Flavio Pedota, Steffen Hacker, Lionel Dietsche, and Esther Maaß.

Previously announced guests and films can be found in our previous coverage  here.

Roger Corman
Roger Corman

The second round of fantastic features selected for Fantaspoa 2019 are:

  • Black Circle ( Adrián García Bogliano, Sweden, Mexico, U.S., Finland, Italy ) – Brazilian Premiere
  • Bloodline ( Henry Jacobson, U.S. ) – Latin American Premiere
  • Book of Monsters ( Stewart Sparke, U.K. ) – Latin American Premiere
  • Brama – The Gateway ( Volodymyr Tykhyy, Ukraine ) – Latin American Premiere
  • La Casa Lobo ( Joaquín Cociña, Cristóbal León, Chile, Germany ) – Regional Premiere
  • Commando Ninja ( Benjamin Combes, France ) – Latin American Premiere
  • Ende Neu ( Leonel Dietsche, Germany ) – International Premiere
  • Infeccion ( Flavio Pedota, Venezuela ) – Brazilian Premiere
  • Ingenium ( Steffen Hacker, Germany ) – Latin American Premiere
  • Is That You, Dad? ( Rudy Riverón Sánchez, Cuba, UK ) – Latin American Premiere
  • Kûkai – Legend of the Demon Cat ( Kaige Chang, China, Japan ) – Latin American Premiere
  • Lajka ( Aurel Klimt, Czech Republic ) – Regional Premiere
  • The Last Warrior ( Dmitriy Dyachenko, Rusia ) – Brazilian Premiere
  • Lost in Apocalypse ( Sky Wang, China, U.S. ) – Brazilian Premiere
  • S He ( Shengwei Zhou, China ) – Latin American Premiere
  • Seder-Masochism ( Nina Paley, U.S. ) – Latin American Premiere
  • Violence Voyager ( Ujicha, Japan ) – Brazilian Premiere
  • The Whistler ( Gisberg Bermudez, Venezuela, Mexico, U.S. ) – Brazilian Premiere
Black Circle
Black Circle

International Short Films

  • Acide (Just Philippot, France)
  • Anacronte (Raúl Koler, Emiliano Sette, Argentina)
  • Bailaora (Rubin Stein, Spain)
  • Bavure (Donato Sansone, France)
  • Le Blizzard (Alvaro Rodriguez, Andorra)
  • A Chest of Drawers (Maxwell Nalevansky, U.S.)
  • La Couleur de Tes Lèvres (Annick Blanc, Canada)
  • Diversion (Mathieu Mégemont, France)
  • Dragan’s Pack (Riccardo Bernasconi and Francesca Reverdito, Sweden)
  • Flotando (Frankie De Leonardis, Spain)
  • Fuse (Shadi Adib, Germany)
  • Glitch (Bijiao Liu, U.S.)
  • Helsinki Mansplaining Massacre (Ilja Rautsi, Finland)
  • Here There Be Monsters (Drew Macdonald Australia)
  • Imaginario (SAM, Spain)
  • The Levers (Boyoung Kim, South Korea)
  • L’ombra Della Sposa (Alessandra Pescetta Italy)
  • Lucienne Eats a Car (Geordy Couturiau, France)
  • La Noria (Carlos Baena, Spain)
  • Rain Catcher (Michele Fiascaris, U.K.)
  • Robot Will Protect You (Nicola Piovesan, Estonia)
  • Selfies (Claudius Gentinetta Sweden)
  • Soy Una Tumba (Khris Cembe, Spain)
  • Tangle (Malihe Ghloamzadeh, Iran)
  • La Tinque Sacrée (Thomas Rodrigue, Canada)
  • Tote Tiere (David Oesch & Remo Rickenbacher, Sweden)
  • Tu Último Día En La Tierra (Marc Martínez Jordán, Spain)
  • The Visitor (Justin Olstein, Germany)
  • Widdershins (Simon P Biggs, U.K.)
  • Wild Love (Paul Autric, Quentin Camus, Léa Georges, Maryka Laudet, Zoé Sottiaux, Corentin Yvergniaux, France)
Helsinki Mansplaining Massacre
Helsinki Mansplaining Massacre

Brazilian Short Films

  • Almofada de Penas (Joseph Specker Nys)
  • A Caixa (Renata Jesion)
  • Cova Humana (Joel Caetano)
  • Dead Teenager Séance (Dante Vescio and Rodrigo Gasparini)
  • O Homem na Caixa (Ale Borges, Alvaro Furloni, Guilherme Gehr)
  • Médico de Monstro (Gustavo Teixeira)
  • Oni (Diogo Hayashi)
  • Pop Ritual (Mozart Freire)
  • Who’s That Man Inside My House? (Lucas Reis)
  • Sorriso de Felícia (Klaus Hastenreiter)
  • Tommy Brilho (Sávio Fernandes)
  • Uterus (Pedro Antoniutti)

Final Thoughts

Wow! This year’s festival selections list is HUGE! Stay tuned for more Fantaspoa 2019 information and coverage as it becomes available. We’ve had the good fortune to see and review a handful of these films. We’re looking forward to seeing more and telling you all about them

What do you think? Are you looking forward to another great festival in 2019? Tell us in the comments!

About Kenn Hoekstra

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