Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Fantaspoa Fantastic Film Festival has announced that its sixteenth edition 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.

Scheduled to begin on July 24th and run until August 2th, 2020, the sixteenth edition of Fantaspoa will turn Darkflix into center stage for several Latin American Premieres. The festival program will feature more than 110 shorts and feature films from more than 35 countries. Each title will have a cap of 5,000 views, and all will be geo-blocked to Brazilian viewers.

In addition, interactive Q&As will accompany several livestreamed films, and the festival will host digital versions of its popular lectures and masterclasses – all of which will be available for free to genre fans around the world, hoping 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.


CRAZY WORLD (I.G.G Nabwana, Uganda, 2019)

DIABLO ROJO PTY (Sol Charlotte and J. Oskura Nájera, Panama, 2019)

ENTWINED (Minos Nikolakakis, Greece/United Kingdom, 2019)

FRIED BARRY (Ryan Kruger, South Africa, 2020)

GHOST MASTER (Paul Young, Japan, 2019)

JAMES VS. HIS FUTURE SELF (Jeremy LaLonde, Canada, 2019)

LIMBO (Tim Dünschede, Germany, 2019)

THE PANDEMIC ANTHOLOGY (Various directors, Brazil, 2020)

PORNO (Keola Racela, United States, 2019)

RESIN (Daniel Borgman, Denmark, 2019)

ROCK, PAPER, SCISSORS (Martín Blousson and Macarena García Lenzi, Argentina, 2019)

SALVATION (Lee Chang Moo, South Korea, 2020)

STRANGER (Dmitriy Tomashpolskiy, Ukraine, 2019)

SKULL: THE MASK (Armando Fonseca and Kapel Furman, Brazil, 2020)

TO KILL A DRAGON (Jimena Monteoliva, Argentina, 2019)

TOXIC (Ariel Martínez Herrera, Argentina, 2020)


About the Author: Remy Cashman

From humble beginnings as a bisexual art kid who drank more coffee than a 40-year-old author, Remy now holds a BFA in Film Production from Chapman University and is a proud member of the HorrorBuzz team (and still a bisexual art kid who drinks too much coffee). They were first introduced to the world of horror and camp when their grandma showed them The Rocky Horror Picture Show at age 5, and never looked back. When they're not writing cartoons or working on movies, one can spot them in various clubs around Los Angeles performing very, very self-deprecating standup comedy. Howdy ho!
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