Fantaspoa Film Festival 2019 Lineup and Poster Revealed

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. The festival organizers hooked us up with details from this year’s event, as well as the official 2019 poster and a list of this year’s film selections.

Check it out!


Fantaspoa Film Festival 2019 Press Release

Brazil’s Fantaspoa, the largest genre film festival in Latin America, is proud to reveal the first wave of films selected for their upcoming fifteenth edition, running from May 16th through June 2nd, 2019. The celebrated film fest, which takes place annually in Porto Alegre will announce their full line-up, consisting of more than 100 films, on the first week of May.

The whimsical poster for the festival’s 2019 edition pays homage to Lewis Carroll’s Alice, one of literature and cinema’s most memorable fantasy characters, who became an icon of pop culture and psychedelia. The image was drawn by filmmaker Elizabeth Schuch, with a design by Thalles Mourão.

Alongside numerous other events and activities, FantasMercado, the film production market for Latin American filmmakers created last year, will have its second edition during the festival.

Twenty in-competition features are being announced today, as well as the festival’s opening and closing night night films. Fantaspoa 2019 proudly kicks off with the World Premieres of Deodato Holocaust , a documentary from Brazilian filmmaker Felipe M. Guerra that celebrates the career of exploitation legend Ruggero Deodato as the infamous director turns 80, and Drew Thomas’ incredible new action thriller The Mongolian Connection. Closing out the festival is the World Premiere of the stunning sophomore effort from Greek filmmaker Konstantinos Koutsouliotas, The Fear of Looking Up .

Attending filmmakers will include Fernando Alle, Daniel-Konrad Cooper, Daniel de La Vega, Jordan Downey, Kapel Furman, Rob Grant, Konstantinos Koutsoliotas, Josh Lobo, Justin McConell, Juan Francisco Otaño, Julian Richards, Demian Rugna, Elizabeth Schuch, Koldo Serra, Kevin Stewart, Drew Thomas, and JJ Weber  – with many more to be announced.

Awesome! This year’s lineup looks pretty darned amazing, too. Have a look at this year’s official festival poster, then check out the film lineup below!

Fantaspoa Film Festival 2019

Fantaspoa 2019 Featured Selections:

  • 70 Binladens (Koldo Serra, Spain) – Latin American Premiere
  • A Young Man with High Potential (Linus de Paoli, Germany) – Latin American Premiere
  • Alive (Rob Grant, Canada) – Latin American Premiere [read the PopHorror review here]
  • Dead in a Week: Or Your Money Back (Tom Edmunds, UK) – Latin American Premiere
  • Deadtectives (Tony West, U.S.) – Brazilian Premiere
  • Deodato Holocaust (Felipe M. Guerra, Brazil) – World Premiere
  • I Trapped the Devil (Josh Lobo, U.S.) – Brazilian Premiere
  • Lifechanger (Justin McConnell, Canada) – Brazilian Premiere [read the PopHorror review here]
  • Model Home (Patrick Cunningham, U.S.) – Latin American Premiere
  • Mutant Blast (Fernando Alle, Portugal/U.S.) – Brazilian Premiere
  • O Barco (Petrus Cariry, Brazil) – Regional Premiere
  • Punto Muerto (Daniel de la Vega, Argentina) – Brazilian Premiere
  • Rebobinado, la Película (Juan Francisco Otaño, Argentina) – Brazilian Premiere
  • Reborn (Julian Richards, U.S.) – Brazilian Premiere
  • Starfish (A.T. White, U.S.) – Brazilian Premiere [read the PopHorror review here]
  • Tejano (David Blue Garcia, U.S.) – Brazilian Premiere
  • The Fear of Looking Up (Konstantinos Koutsoliotas, U.K./Brazil) – World Premiere
  • The Head Hunter (Jordan Downey, Portugal /U.S.) – Brazilian Premiere
  • The Hoard (Jesse Thomas Cook and Matt Wiele, Canada) – Latin American Premiere [read the PopHorror review here]
  • The Russalka (Perry Blackshear, U.S.) – Latin American Premiere
  • You Have No Idea Who You’re Talking To (Demian Rugna, Argentina) – Brazilian Premiere
  • Last Sunrise (Wen Ren, China) – Latin-American Premiere
  • The Mongolian Connection (Drew Thomas, Mongolia) – World Premiere

Wow! What a great selection of films!

Final Thoughts

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 the rest and telling you all about it!

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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