Fantafestival

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Fantafestival
LocationRome, Italy
Founded1981
LanguageInternational
Websitefanta-festival.it

Fantafestival (Italian: Mostra Internazionale del Film di Fantascienza e del Fantastico: English International Science Fiction and Fantasy Film Show) is a film festival devoted to science fiction, fantasy and horror film that has been held annually in Italy since 1981.[1]

Fantafestival takes place every year in the first part of summer in Rome. In the past years, while maintaining its headquarters in Rome, some editions were held in contemporary in different Italian cities like Milan, Naples, Genoa, Verona, Parma and Ravenna.[1]

It was established in 1981 by Alberto Ravaglioli, supported since 1983 by Adriano Pintaldi, who left in 2015; since 2018 the festival is directed by Marcello Rossi and Luca Ruocco. For more than 30 years, Fantafestival has been one of the leading Italian events specialized in fantastic films and one of the most important international events of this kind. It has presented and launched in Italy many filmmakers who later would become among the most popular in the fantastic film world. The list of guests of honor includes all the biggest names in the genre, from actors such as Vincent Price, Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, John Carradine, Rutger Hauer, Robert Englund, to directors and producers like Roger Corman, Freddie Francis, George A. Romero, Alejandro Jodorowsky, Sam Raimi, Peter Jackson, and among Italians, Lucio Fulci, Riccardo Freda, Dario Argento and Lamberto Bava.

The festival is a founding and affiliated member of the European Fantastic Film Festivals Federation.

Awards[edit]

2018

  • Golden Bat for Best Film: Framed, directed by Marc Martínez Jordán
  • Golden Bat for Best Short film: The Essence of Everything, directed by Daniele Barbiero
  • Mario Bava Award Film: Go home - A casa loro, directed by Luna Gualano
  • Mario Bava Award Short Film: Insetti, directed by Gianluca Manzetti
  • Audience Award: Nevermind, directed by Eros Puglielli

2017

  • Golden Bat for Best Film: Matar A Dios, directed by Caye Casas and Albert Pintó
  • Golden Bat for Best Short film: Cuerno Oe Hueso, directed by Adrián López
  • Golden Bat for Best Italian Film: Almost Dead, directed by Giorgio Bruno
  • Golden Bat for Best Italian Short Film: I vampiri sognano le fate d’inverno?, directed by Claudio Chiaverotti
  • Mario Bava Award: The Antithesis, directed by Francesco Mirabelli

2016

  • Golden Bat for Best Film: Testigo Íntimo, directed by Santiago Fernández Calvete
  • Golden Bat for Best Short Film: First Like, directed by Alexander Rönnberg
  • Golden Bat for Best Italian Film: My Little Sister, directed by Maurizio and Roberto Del Piccolo
  • Golden Bat for Best Italian Short Film: Varicella, directed by Fulvio Risuleo
  • Mario Bava Award: not given

2015

  • Golden Bat for Best Film: Landmine Goes Click, directed by Levan Bakhia
  • Golden Bat for Best Short Film: The Mill at Calder's End, directed by Kevin McTurk
  • Golden Bat for Best Italian Film: Index Zero, directed by Lorenzo Sportiello
  • Golden Bat for Best Italian Short Film: Memories, directed by Vincenzo Alfieri
  • Mario Bava Award: Fantasticherie di un passeggiatore solitario, directed by Paolo Gaudio

2014

  • Golden Bat for Best Film: Timelapse, directed by Bradley King
  • Golden Bat for Best Short Film: Happy Together, directed by Iossif Melamed
  • Golden Bat for Best Italian Film: Oltre il Guado, directed by Lorenzo Bianchini
  • Golden Bat for Best Italian Short Film: Lievito Madre, directed by Fulvio Risuleo
  • Mario Bava Award: The Perfect Husband, directed by Lucas Pavetto
  • Mary Shelley Award: Soulmate, directed by Axelle Carolyn

2013

  • Golden Bat for Best Film: Errors of the Human Body, directed by Eron Sheean
  • Golden Bat for Best Short Film: Fist of Jesus, directed by Adrián Cardona e David Muñoz
  • Golden Bat for Best Italian Film: P.O.E. - Project Of Evil, directed by Angelo Capasso, Giuseppe Capasso, Domiziano Cristopharo, Donatello Della Pepa, Giuliano Giacomelli, Remy Ginestet, Nathan Nicholovitch, Edo Tagliavini and Alberto Viavattene
  • Golden Bat for Best Italian Short Film: Bios, directed by Grazia Tricarico

2012

  • Golden Bat for Best Film: The Hounds, directed by Roberto and Maurizio Del Piccolo
  • Golden Bat for Best Short Film: The Story of a Mother, directed by Alessandro de Vivo and Ivano Di Natale

2010

  • Special Award: The Museum of Wonders, directed by Domiziano Cristopharo

2004

  • Best film: Evilenko, directed by David Grieco

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Fantafestival: chi siamo".

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