Porto city has an exceptional busy and wide-ranging cultural calendar and hosts some of the country`s most significant annual events and festivals. All year round, a diverse range of festivities take place in the city such as:
Fantasporto (Feb and Mar)
Fantasporto takes place in Feb and March. It is a film festival filled with personality, rated in Variety as one of the 25 leading festivals of the world. For more than 35 years, has been hosting all kinds of films, all genres, all audiences, but has a special taste for Fantasy. From Méliès to our own Manoel de Oliveira, from David Fincher to Spielberg, all great classics of the imaginary have been screened in Fantasporto. Some other major names in cinema such as David Cronenberg, John Carpenter, Ridley Scott, Luc Besson and Lars von Trier gained visibility from this festival. It mostly screens what is not shown in the commercial cinemas.