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Cine Fantasy seeking Horror, Fantasy and Sci Fi short film submissions

Posted by GoreMaster Special Effects on May 30, 2009

Cine FantasyCine Fantasy

“Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.” – Edgard Allan Poe

Cinema is known as the dream factory, a machine which produces all extraordinary things in the mind of humans and carries them to an almost touchable reality on screen. Very much like a gate between imagination and reality can only find its fullness through the Fantastic genre, where magic creatures and faraway worlds make themselves materialized in front of the eyes of the audience.

In order to praise this type of cinema, the city of São Paulo, Brazil, will attend next November the Cinefantasy Festival, the bigger film festival in the world dedicated to fantastic short films, that is, horror, sci-fi, and fantasy. In 2008, Cinefantasy took place in six different venues, screening more than 160 films comprising Brazilian and foreign productions. It was attended by filmmakers such as Rodrigo Aragão, director of the new national cult “Mud Zombies” (Mangue Negro); André Vianco, author of novels on the vampire universe; and the acclaimed English animator Robert Morgan, director of the astonishing “Cat with Hands”.

The Cinefantasy Festival is an international event that reaches its 4th edition with a Short Film competive session, special shorts and features screenings, premières, Conferences with filmmakers, national and international guests, lectures, workshops, and more.

Call for submissions to the competitive session of the 4th Cinefantasy will occur from May 18th through September 11th. Films must be up to 20 minutes long and must contain elements of fantasy. What is fantasy? Supernatural unreal stories. They may be horror, sci-fi or fantasy films. Professionals and beginners are invited to enroll.
The Competitive Session will award 12 categories:
Best Horror Short Film
Best Sci-Fi Short Film
Best Fantasy Short Film
Choice of the audience award
Student Incentive Award
Beginners Incentive Award
Best Director
Best Creature
Best Make-up
Best Special Effects
Best Music Score
Best Screenplay

During this same period we also accept submissions for something gloomier. The MASTER OF THE SCREAM contest has its first edition during the 4th Cinefantasy. It will be only one session where the winner is the film that scares the audience more. Films submitted to the MASTER OF THE SCREAM contest must be up to 5 minutes long and, of course, really scary.

The 4th Cinefantasy takes place at São Paulo, Brazil, from 6th to 15th of November.

For more information, entry form and guidelines please visit

E-mail: – contact@cinefantasy.com.br

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