36.FANTAFESTIVAL - Luglio 2016

Fantafestival 2017

Nuovo appuntamento con il cinema fantastico nella 37a edizione del Fantafestival, che dopo molti anni si sposta in inverno. Film e cortometraggi provenienti da ogni parte del mondo si contenderanno il Pipistrello d’Oro, assegnato dalla giuria nell’ultima serata.

New appointment with fantastic cinema for the 37th edition of Fantafestival, for the first time in many years in winter. Features length movies and shorts from all over the worlds will run for the Golden Bat, given by the jury on the last evening.


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.

Fantafestival is also among the founding members of the European Fantastic Film Festivals Federation. More information about Fantafestival and its history can be found on Wikipedia here.

To submit a work to Fantafestival a screener should be sent either to the address below or via Internet (using any large file transfer service) at info@fanta-festival.it. Accepted submissions include movies, shorts and occasionally documentaries belonging to the fantastic genre (science fiction, fantasy, horror, paranormal and all related genres).

Via G.B. de Rossi, 20/c
00161 Roma

Along with the screener also include this form properly filled (either as a file or printed).
Submission form

Submission can also be made through the following websites:

Click for Festivals


Submission deadline for Fantafestival 2017: August 31th 2017. Materials received beyond this date will be taken into consideration for the next Fantafestival or for other events which take place during the year.


Movies and shorts
Contact and staff
Press (password required)

For any further information please contact: info@fanta-festival.it.