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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Harakiri Squad
Harakiri Squad
A group of thieves is recruited for a dangerous mission which turns out to have a personal twist.
The Island Between Tides
The Island Between Tides
A young woman follows a mysterious melody onto a remote tidal island. When she crosses back over at the next low tide, she emerges into a world where 25 years have passed.
The Invisible Raptor
The Invisible Raptor
A raptor created as part of a top secret military experiment escapes from the lab and threatens the residents of a small town. Oh, and it's also invisible.
Baby Assassins 2: Babies
Baby Assassins 2: Babies
The kick-ass assassins with slacker tendencies are back.
One winter in Kibune, Kyoto, people find themselves stuck in a two minute time loop. As others try to work together to find out what's going on, one woman finds herself increasingly isolated.
The Moor
The Moor
Claire was just a child when her best friend was abducted and murdered. 25 years later, Bill, the dead boy's father, has a plan to learn the truth about what really happened. With the help of psychic Eleanor, they venture deep into a haunted moor to find his son’s supposed resting place. But they find more than just the ghosts of dead children, for something dark and evil stirs at their presence.
The G
The G
After a corrupt legal guardian ruins her life, a gran sets out for revenge.
Breathing In
Breathing In
A young soldier fighting in the Second Boer War finds himself ill at ease when sheltering in a hut with a mysterious woman and her beautiful daughter.
When Evil Lurks
When Evil Lurks
In a remote village, two brothers find a demon-infected man just about to give birth to evil itself. They decide to get rid of the man but merely succeed in helping him to deliver the inferno.
Due to a massive debt with his bank, James is given one hour to choose between financial ruin or murder to protect his family. Shot in one single take with no cuts.
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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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