Fantafestival

Fantafestival

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Rome, Italy

One of the original founding festivals of the Federation. No longer a member.
Fantafestival is the oldest and one of the most important Italian festival devoted to genre movies: science fiction, fantasy and horror. It is held every year in Rome, usually during the first part of summer, since 1981.

During its long history, Fantafestival has presented and launched in Italy many filmmakers who later would become among the most popular in the fantastic film world. The list of guests of honor includes all the biggest names in the genre, from actors such as Vincent Price, Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, John Carradine, Rutger Hauer, Robert Englund, to directors and producers like Roger Corman, Freddie Francis, George A. Romero, Alejandro Jodorowsky, Sam Raimi, Peter Jackson, and among Italians, Lucio Fulci, Riccardo Freda, Dario Argento and Lamberto Bava.