The International Fantastic Film Festival of Porto Alegre delivers another two week event packed with local talent, exciting new international productions and classics from the archives. It's a great chance to find out about the innovative genre work currently being done in South America, and to get a flavour of an industry which is increasingly coming into its own.

The festival runs from 13 to 29 April.

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The Tenants
The Tenants
In a dystopian South Korean city, a soon-to-be-evicted tenant decides to complicate the process by renting his toilet out to an eccentric couple, but their strange behaviours soon become unbearable.
Listen Carefully
Listen Carefully
When troubled assistant bank manager Andy McNeary's baby daughter goes missing, he must follow the instructions of a mysterious voice on the other end of a baby monitor to save her before she disappears forever.
Die Nibelungen: Kriemhild's Revenge
Die Nibelungen: Kriemhild's Revenge
Princess Kriemhild vows to avenge her husband's murder but must overcome her brothers who swore allegiance to Hagen. She marries Attila the Hun and persuades his army to attack Hagen, but there will be a terrible price to pay.
A nurse caring for a weakened alien begins to oppose a group of corrupt officials who are intimidating him and extracting a valuable substance from him.
Cat Call
Cat Call
An architect finds her search for love complicated by the fact that whenever she falls for someone she forsees their death.
The Invisible Fight
The Invisible Fight
A kung-fu comedy set in an Orthodox Monastery in 1970s Soviet Union.
Blind Cop 2
Blind Cop 2
When an influx of illegal weapons trafficking explodes onto the scene, a grieving blind police officer must purge the city streets or risk mass chaos breaking loose.
The Complex Forms
The Complex Forms
There is an ancient villa where desperate people have the opportunity to solve their fate by selling their body to a mysterious entity in exchange for money. When enormous, centuries-old creatures emerge from the deep woods surrounding the villa, a series of strange and sinister events pushes three unlikely guests to band together to attempt a desperate escape.
Dark My Light
Dark My Light
Mitchell Morse's investigation into a serial killer in a sleepy beach town is complicated by a severed foot on the beach, his fracturing relationship with his wife, and his own slipping sanity.
Die Nibelungen: Siegfried
Die Nibelungen: Siegfried
Siegfried, son of King Siegmund of Xanten, sets off on a treacherous journey to the Kingdom of Burgundy to ask King Gunther for the hand of his sister, the beautiful Princess Kriemhild.
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Fantaspoa Features

Making magic
Austin Andrews and Andrew Holmes on shooting in remote locations for The Island Between Tides
A place out of time
Austin Andrews and Andrew Holmes on Paloma Kwiatkowski, Donal Logue, David Mazouz and The Island Between Tides
A Northern tale
Chris Cronin on the ancient legacy behind The Moor
All fun and games
Megan Seely on play and making Puddysticks
A gran plan
Karl R Hearne on The G's inspiration, those who target the old and the portrayal of female sexuality as a radical act
Putting The G in Vengeance
Dale Dickey on her role as a gran bent on revenge and the resolution of the actors' strike
Heart to heart
Kim Albright and Anna Maguire discuss With Love And A Major Organ
Roads that lead you to roam
Laura Citrella on the mysteries and winding pathways of Trenque Lauquen
Hell to pay
Ellie Foumbi on child soldiers, second chances and Our Father, The Devil

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