Fantaspoa, the biggest genre film festival in Latin America began yesterday and will be running until 19th May . In order to compose the program for its 9th edition, the directors and programmers of the Brazillian film festival (Joao Pedro Fleck and Nicolas Tonsho) considered over 1,200 submissions (more than half of these are feature films) from which they selected the 150 films that will play the festival, including 99 feature films.
The 9th edition of Fantaspoa is divided in eighth different sections, 2 for short films (national and international) and 6 for feature films (Career Achievement, German Underground Horror, Panorama, Zombie Apocalypse, Ibero-american Competition and International competition). On the selection of feature films, the festival will be playing 3 world premières and 48 latin-american premières.
The festival will welcome over 70 guests and more than half of them come from abroad. Amongst them, we may cite the Italian trio: Luigi Cozzi will return to give a masterclass on the history of Giallo and our career achievement award honorees for 2013: Ruggero Deodato and Claudio Simonetti, who’ll be playing a solo concert, on a beautiful glass atrium. On the music side, the german composer and pianist Marian Lux will play a new composition during a screening of a rare copy of Das Cabinet Des Dr. Caligari.
Amongst other directors with films in competition that will be present, we might cire Jeremy Gardner (The Battery), Aaron Morhead and Justin Benson (Resolution), Charles de Lauzirica (Crave), Mattias Hoene (Cockneys Vs. Zombies), Michael Bartlett (House of Last Things), Paul Hyett (The Seasoning House), Mathieu Seiler (Der Ausflug), Richard Raaphorst (Frankenstein’s Army) and Mike Mendez (Big-Ass Spider).
The whole selection of the 2 main sections (Ibero-American Competition and International Competition are presented below:
International Competition full list:
|Aurora (Vanishing Waves)|
|Belyy Tigr (White Tiger)|
|Crna Zorica (Loveless Zoritsa)|
|Deddo sushi (Dead Sushi)|
|Die Vermissten (Reported Missing)|
|Du hast es versprochen (Forgotten)|
|Errors of the Human Body|
|Forgetting the Girl|
|History of Future Folk|
|House of the Last Things|
|I Declare War|
|Letters to Angel|
|Ljudozder vegetarijanac (Vegetarian Cannibal)|
|The Human Race|
|The Last Will and Testament of Rosaleind Leigh|
|The Seasoning House|
|Unter Nachbarn (The Good Neighbour)|
|Young Gun in Time|
|7 Cajas (7 Boxes)|
|Ahi Va El Diablo (Here Comes the Devil)|
|Bring me the Head of the Machine Gun Women|
|El Buen Pedro|
|Hermanos de Sangre (Blood Brothers)|
|La Segunda Muerte (The Second Death)|
|Lobos de Arga|
|Making off Sangriento|