Fantasy is back to São Paulo

7º Cinefantasy Call For Entries is open for fantasy, science fiction and horror films


São Paulo International fantastic film festival returns this year in September after a five years break.


Cinefantasy International Fantastic Film Festival 2016 are accepting film submissions

Brazil’s biggest city and cultural center, São Paulo get his fantastic film festival back after five years paused. The 7th edition of Cinefantasy will be running from September 6 to 11.

The festival has competitive programs for shorts and features of fantasy, science fiction and horror,  beyond this, the event has thematic sessions, film premieres, book releases, meetings with special guests, music shows, lectures, workshops, parties and much more.

 This year edition will take place at MIS – Museu de Imagem e Som de São Paulo. The museum is one of the most important places for entertainment and cultural events like David Bowie and Tim Burton’s exhibitions.

Cinefantasy is a showcase for São Paulo public that is known for delivering the best and most one of kind from Brazilian and foreign fantastic movie production. The last edition screened more than 130 titles for more than seven thousand of people.

There are 28 awards for features and shorts, among categories are the best fantasy, horror, sci-fi, animation, direction, VFX, and funny categories such as best creature, villain and victim.

Cinefantasy also has the Master of the Scream Contest for very scary shorts with no more than 5 minutes long. In 2009, the winner of contest was Andrés Muschietti, with his short film MAMÁ, that gave birth to the long feature with same name produced by Guillermo Del Toro.

Submissions for 7th Cinefantasy are free and can be made on the festival website ( until April 30.


7º Cinefantasy – International Fantastic Film Festival

Where: Sao Paulo city – Brazil

Place: MIS – Museu de Imagem e Som

When: September 6 to 11

Call for entries: February 15 to April 30






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