South America's biggest genre festival opens its doors once again with a stellar line-up of fantasy, science fiction, horror and action titles from around the world. It makes Porto Alegre the go-to destination for genre fans this spring, but if you can't attend and you want to know what to look out for over the coming months, we're bringing you coverage right here at Eye For Film.

The festival runs from 13 to 30 April.

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The Coffee Table
The Coffee Table
Black comedy about a young couple facing a tricky moment in their relationship.
The Elderly
The Elderly
An octogenarian, who enters into a state of dementia after the sudden suicide of his wife, sparks a series of paranormal events that will put his family's lives at risk.
Minore
Minore
When mysterious creatures invade a Greek seaside port, a misfit band of musicians, tourists, bodybuilders and grandmothers unite to save the city.
Mad Cats
Mad Cats
Taka, a shiftless young man, sets off on a quest to find his brother Mune. Teaming up with a quirky new friend and an edgy, mysterious young girl along the way, Taka finds himself taking on a pack of vicious monster cats determined to execute unscrupulous pet shop owners.
Hundreds Of Beavers
Hundreds Of Beavers
In this 19th century, supernatural winter epic, a drunken applejack salesman must go from zero to hero and become North America's greatest fur trapper by defeating hundreds of beavers.
Give Me An A
Give Me An A
16 women filmmakers make their voices heard with this anthology of genre-themed short films, all made in direct response to the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade.
The Bystanders
The Bystanders
Invisible immortals watch over their human subjects and intervene in (or interfere with) their lives.
Moon Garden
Moon Garden
A comatose five-year-old girl journeys through a dark industrial dreamscape, following her mother’s voice on a transistor radio to find her way back to consciousness.
Abruptio
Abruptio
A man who is down on his luck wakes up one day to find that an explosive device has been implanted in his neck.
Irati
Irati
Christian nobleman Eneko must fulfil the promise he made to his late father, to protect and lead his people into the new era. To do so, he must recover his father’s body, buried next to Charlemagne's treasure. However, despite his faith, he needs the help of his childhood friend, the pagan Irati.
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Fantaspoa Features

Off the beaten path
Rodrigo Gudiño on special effects, scoring with Slash, and The Breach
Homecoming
Elise Finnerty on finding magic in the elements for The Ones You Didn’t Burn
Particle men
Gabriel Foster Prior on the story behind The Bystanders
Pulling the strings
Evan Marlowe on the holes in cinema, working with puppets, and Abruptio
A different way of seeing
Paul Urkijo Alijo on Basque perspectives in Irati
A timeless tale
Colin West on space, science, emotion and Linoleum
A world off kilter
Ted Geoghegan on casting, design and the supernatural in Brooklyn 45
Strange bedfellows
Marie Alice Wolfszahn on hidden history and Mother Superior
Out of control
Timothée Hochet and Lucas Pastor on found footage, stunts and Stéphane
Love me, love my dog
Viljar Bøe on putting a news spin on Beauty And The Beast in Good Boy
A unexpected turning
Rahul Kohli on working with Mali Elfman and Katie Parker on Next Exit
A flame of hope
Kristina Buozyte and Bruno Samper on looking beyond collapse, and Vesper
Between life and death
Keishi Kondo on eternity, the loss of boundaries, and New Religion
Getting the bug
Carter Smith on queering horror in Swallowed
Diet of worms
Alex Phillips and Ben Gojer on psychosis, special effects and All Jacked Up And Full Of Worms
Mind and matter
Franklin Ritch on artificial intelligence, ethics and The Artifice Girl
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