Fantasporto 2016: Polish Mermaids, Irish Exorcists, and Time Circles

A roundup of the 37th Fantasporto’s closing ceremony and this year’s winners.

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SoPA: Theater Workshops and Community Life in Brixton

“Being involved with the community” may sound like something scraped out of a beauty pageant rehearsed speech (at best) or a politician’s empty promise to get more votes (at worst), but in the real world there are people who understand, live and feel this somewhat cliched concept under their skin. Pedro is one of them and, together with Matilde, they walk the talk with SoPA.

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London Horror Festival: When Horror Takes Center Stage

To pique my curiosity is not an easy task and I often find myself disillusioned by most of the contemporary attempts. Until I came across the London Horror Festival…

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10 Top Independent Film Festivals Not to Miss in Your Lifetime

From the hundreds of independent film festivals happening every year around the world, some are more unmissable than others. They have been around for quite a while (some even before the indie film hype), they have proven themselves as strong players in the industry, and they continue to attract followers and fans year after year. Without any particular order, these are the 10 top independent film festivals not to miss in your lifetime.

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Final Takes of Fantasporto 2015

We arrived in Porto with two (misleading) preconceptions: that the city could be seen in one day and that Fantasporto, the independent film festival, was a dying shadow of its former glory.

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35th Fantasporto: an Exclusive Look at the Oporto International Film Festival

One of the best international film festivals celebrates the independent film industry for 10 days in Porto, with a strong accent on fantasy and thrillers.

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