Fantaspoa 2011, billed as “the biggest fantastic film festival in Latin America”, is gearing up down in Brazil, with a whopping 150 films in its line-up, including 55 short films and 95 feature films. Director Rodrigo Aragao’s “The Night of the ChupaCabras” will open the festival, which will also feature the world premiere of Kapel Furman’s “Pólvora Negra (Black Gunpowder)”. And for you International horror fiends, Italian maestro of the horrific, Lamberto Bava will be honored with the festival’s Career Achievement Award. The Fest will run from July 2nd through July 17th, and you can get more details and ticketing info at the festival’s Official Site.
The festival is separated into six different sections, including:
Documentaries: 6 titles — Cropsey (Joshua Zeman, Barbara Brancaccio), Made in Serbia (Mladen Djordjevic) and The Man Who Saw Frankenstein Cry (Ángel Agudo).
Action Films: 6 titles — Boy Wonder (Michael Morrissey), Mandrill (Ernesto Díaz Espinoza), Sinners & Saints (William Kaufman) and Treasure of the Black Jaguar (Mike Bruce).
Animated Feature Films: 8 titles — Mars (Geoff Marslet), Gravity was Everywhere Back Then (Brent Green), Midori-Ko (Keita Kurosaka), Sky Song (Matti Kütt) and Technotise (Aleksa Gajic).
Ibero-American Films: 11 titles — Baby Shower (Pablo Ilanes), Incidente (Mariano Cattaneo), Cold Sweat (Adrián Garcia Bogliano), El Sanatorio (Miguel Alejandro Gomez), La Herencia Valdemar II: La Sombra Prohibida (José Luis Alemán), Molina’s Ferozz (Jorge Molina) and Malditos Sean! (Fabián Fuerte and Demian Rugna).
The International Competition: 39 titles — A Serbian Film (Igor Sterkl), Alien vs. Ninja (Seiji Chiba), Reykjavik Whale Watching Massacre (Julius Kemp), Red White, and Blue (Conor Horgan), Midnight Son (Scott Leberecht), Zenith (Vladan Nikolic), Vampires (Vincent Lannoo), and more.