39th Fantafestival 2019

From June 10, 2019 until June 16, 2019


Fantafestival is an international film festival devoted to science fiction, fantasy and horror film. Accepted submissions include feature films, shorts and documentaries belonging to the fantastic genre (science fiction, fantasy, horror and all related genres, including animation).

Submission deadline: May 5, 2019.
Submission fee: 8€ for shorts, 15€ for features
Online submission will be accepted through reelport. Shorts must be 30 seconds minimum to 60 minutes maximum. Filmmakers may submit as many works as they wish to, as long as they have not been screened in Italy before January 1, 2018. All submissions are final. No refunds are provided.
Films can be submitted in English or Italian language. We accept any other spoken language as well, but English or Italian subtitles must be provided.
We accept 35mm or 16mm prints, DCP (Digital Cinema Package), Blu-ray discs and MP4 or MOV files. Files must have a minimum resolution of 1080p.

Golden Bat for best feature film
Golden Bat for best short film
Mario Bava Award for best Italian feature film
Mario Bava Award for best Italian short film
Audience Award

The submitter grants Fantafestival the rights to present his/her film to the press and to screen it during the festival days if selected. By submitting your film, you are granting the organizers the rights to screen your movie in the out of competition events parallel to the festival during 2019. The submitter is the only responsible for the content submitted.
The copyright holder also authorizes the use of a fragment of his work up to three minutes for possible broadcast and promotion. The organization assumes that participants have the rights to exhibit and promote the works and material presented and disclaims any responsibility for the violation of this rule.

Feature Films

Submission period deadline: May 5, 2019 for 15.00 €

Golden Bat for best short film

Short film deadline: May 5, 2019 for 8.00 €


This Festival was founded in 1981

Fantafestival (International Science Fiction and Fantasy Film Show ) is a film festival devoted to science fiction, fantasy and horror films that is held annually in Italy since 1981. For more than 30 years, Fantafestival has been one of the leading Italian events specialized in fantastic films and one of the most important international events of this kind.
The 39th edition will be held in Rome between June 10th and 16th, 2019.
Shorts and features compete for the Golden Bat Award, given by our international jury.


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