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Brazil’s Fantaspoa’s 2020 Digital Edition Announces Its Superb Full Lineup

The sixteenth edition of Brazil’s Fantaspoa Fantastic Film Festival follows up its impressive first-wave announcement with its full lineup. The fest will host 47 feature films and 89 shorts online for free, along with a variety of incredible livestreams. Following is the full press release detailing all of the features, and explaining what viewers around the world can watch.

Following the announcement of its first 16 titles, Brazil’s Fantaspoa Fantastic Film Festival is proud to announce the full program for its upcoming sixteenth edition, which will be held online and completely free of charge. The bold move is courtesy of an unprecedented partnership with Darkflix, a Brazilian video streaming service aimed at fantastic genre productions.

Fantaspoa 2020’s full lineup will consist of 47 feature films from 29 different countries and 89 shorts from 25 countries – totaling more than 130 films from 40 countries. The festival’s full lineup will be available for free on the Brazilian streaming platform Darkflix between July 24 and August 2, 2020 – with each title having a maximum cap of 5,000 views. While all films are geo-blocked to Brazil, the festival’s livestreams (which include talent and filmmaker Q&As, celebrity masterclasses, lectures, and more) will be available for free to the whole world.

Between its free films for Brazilian audiences and free events accessible to all, Fantaspoa now proudly hosts the largest online initiative of any film event in Latin America – and hopes that its attempts to combat social isolation through digital gatherings will be seen as a small but valiant way to help fight this unprecedented pandemic.

The full program, including all short films and feature films of the sixteenth edition of Fantaspoa, is now available at www.fantaspoa.com.

The full feature film lineup of Fantaspoa XVI is:

Antrum: The Deadliest Film Ever Made

Antrum: The Deadliest Film Ever Made (David Amito and Michael Laicini, Canada, 2018) – Latin American Premiere

Aviva (Boaz Yakin, USA/France, 2020) – International Premiere

Bad Black (Nabwana I.G.G, Uganda, 2016)

Being Natural (Tadashi Nagayama, Japan, 2018) – Latin American Premiere

The Berlin Bride (Michael Bartlett, USA/Germany, 2019) – Latin American Premiere

A Brief History of Time Travel (Gisella Bustillos, USA, 2018) – Latin American Premiere

Butt Boy

Butt Boy (Tyler Cornack, USA, 2019) – Latin American Premiere

Cabrito (Luciano de Azevedo, Brazil, 2020) 

Clarita (Roderick Cabrido, Philippines, 2019) – Latin American Premiere

Comrade Drakulich (Márk Bodzsár, Hungary, 2019) – Latin American Premiere

The Color Rose (Courtney Page, Canada, 2020) – International Premiere

Crazy World (Nabwana I.G.G, Uganda, 2019)

The Curse of Valburga (Tomaz Gorkic, Slovenia, 2019)

Diabo Rojo PTY (Sol Charlotte and J. Oskura Nájera, Panama, 2019) – Brazilian Premiere

Entwined (Minos Nikolakakis, Greece/United Kingdom, 2019) – Latin American Premiere

Feral (Andrés Kaiser, Mexico, 2018) – Brazilian Premiere

Fried Barry (Ryan Kruger, South Africa, 2020) – Latin American Premiere

Fulci For Fake (Simone Scafidi, United Kingdom/Italy, 2019) – Latin American Premiere

Ghost Master

Ghost Master (Paul Young, Japan, 2019) 

God’s Hill (Daniel M. Carneiro, Spain, 2019) – Latin American Premiere

A Hairy Tale (Amir Homayoun Ghanizadeh, Iran, 2019) – Latin American Premiere

H0US3 (Manolo Munguia, Spain, 2018) – Brazilian Premiere

The Impossible Voyage (Noro Drziak, Czech Republic, 2019) – Latin American Premiere

James vs. His Future Self

James vs. His Future Self (Jeremy LaLonde, Canada, 2019) – Latin American Premiere

Limbo (Tim Dünschede, Germany, 2019) – Latin American Premiere

Nirvana Inn (Vijay Jayapal, India, 2019) – Latin American Premiere

The Old Man: The Movie (Oskar Lehemaa and Mikk Mägi, Estonia, 2019) – Latin American Premiere

The Pack (C. Martin Ferrera, Spain, 2019) – International Premiere

The Pandemic Anthology (Various directors, Brazil, 2020) – Latin American Premiere

Poissa (Arttu Haglund, Finland, 2019) – Latin American Premiere

Porno

Porno (Keola Racela, USA, 2019) – Latin American Premiere

Precarious (Wes Terray, USA, 2020) – Latin American Premiere

Resin (Daniel Borgman, Denmark, 2019) – Latin American Premiere

The Ringing Bell (Casey T. Malone, USA, 2020) – International Premiere

RK/RKAY (Rajat Kapoor, India, 2019) – International Premiere

Rock, Paper, Scissors (Martín Blousson and Macarena García Lenzi, Argentina, 2019) – Brazilian Premiere

Salvation (Lee Chang Moo, South Korea, 2020) – World Premiere

Sator (Jordan Graham, USA, 2019) – Latin American Premiere

Skull

Skull (Armando Fonseca and Kapel Furman, Brazil, 2020) – Latin American Premiere

Storonniy (Dmitriy Tomashpolskiy, Ukraine, 2019) – Latin American Premiere

To Kill a Dragon (Jimena Monteoliva, Argentina, 2019) – Brazilian Premiere

Toxic (Ariel Martínez Herrera, Argentina, 2020) – International Premiere

Two Heads Creek

Two Heads Creek (Jesse O’Brien, Australia, 2019) – Latin American Premiere

The VICE Guide to Bigfoot (Zach Lamplugh, USA, 2019) – Latin American Premiere

Who Killed Captain Alex? (Nabwana I.G.G, Uganda, 2010)

Zana (Antoneta Kastrati, Kosovo, 2019) – Latin American Premiere

Zombies in the Sugar Cane Field

Zombies in the Sugar Cane Field: The Documentary (Pablo Schembri, Argentina, 2019)

Joseph Perry
Joseph Perry fell in love with horror films as a preschooler when he first saw the Gill-Man swim across the TV screen in "The Creature from The Black Lagoon" and Mothra battle Godzilla in "Godzilla Vs. The Thing.” His education in fright fare continued with TV series such as "The Twilight Zone" and "Outer Limits," along with legendary northern California horror host Bob Wilkins’ "Creature Features." His love for silver age and golden age comic books, including horror titles from Gold Key, Dell, and Marvel started around age 5. He is a contributing writer for "Phantom of the Movies VideoScope" print magazine and the websites Gruesome Magazine, Diabolique Magazine, Ghastly Grinning, The Scariest Things, Horror Fuel, and When It Was Cool. He is a co-host of the "Decades of Horror: The Classic Era" and "Uphill Both Ways" podcasts. Joseph has also written for “Scream” magazine, "Filmfax" magazine, “SQ Horror” magazine, and the websites That's Not Current an HorrorNews.net. He occasionally proudly co-writes articles with his son Cohen Perry, who is a film critic in his own right. A former northern Californian and Oregonian, Joseph has been teaching, writing, and living in South Korea since 2008.
Joseph Perry
Joseph Perry fell in love with horror films as a preschooler when he first saw the Gill-Man swim across the TV screen in "The Creature from The Black Lagoon" and Mothra battle Godzilla in "Godzilla Vs. The Thing.” His education in fright fare continued with TV series such as "The Twilight Zone" and "Outer Limits," along with legendary northern California horror host Bob Wilkins’ "Creature Features." His love for silver age and golden age comic books, including horror titles from Gold Key, Dell, and Marvel started around age 5. He is a contributing writer for "Phantom of the Movies VideoScope" print magazine and the websites Gruesome Magazine, Diabolique Magazine, Ghastly Grinning, The Scariest Things, Horror Fuel, and When It Was Cool. He is a co-host of the "Decades of Horror: The Classic Era" and "Uphill Both Ways" podcasts. Joseph has also written for “Scream” magazine, "Filmfax" magazine, “SQ Horror” magazine, and the websites That's Not Current an HorrorNews.net. He occasionally proudly co-writes articles with his son Cohen Perry, who is a film critic in his own right. A former northern Californian and Oregonian, Joseph has been teaching, writing, and living in South Korea since 2008.