Fantafestival (Italian: Mostra Internazionale del Film di Fantascienza e del Fantastico; English: International Science Fiction and Fantasy Film Show ) is a film festival devoted to science fiction, fantasy and horror films that is held annually in Italy since 1981.

Fantafestival takes place every year in Rome. In the past years, while maintaining its headquarters in Rome, some editions were held in contemporary in different Italian cities like Milan, Naples, Genoa, Verona, Parma and Ravenna.

For more than 30 years, Fantafestival has been one of the leading Italian events specialized in fantastic films and one of the most important international events of this kind. It has presented and launched in Italy many filmmakers who later would become among the most popular in the fantastic film world.

Golden Bat
- Best Film
- Best Italian Short
- Best International Short

Accepted submissions include movies, shorts and occasionally documentaries belonging to the fantastic genre (science fiction, fantasy, horror, paranormal and all related genres).

Films can be submitted in English or Italian language. We accept any other spoken language as well, but English or Italian subtitles must be provided.

Promotional material: movie artwork and at least three high-resolution pictures. If available, include a director’s picture. Promotional materials can be sent to (if necessary, use a large file transfer service provider).

By submitting your work to Fantafestival you authorize the use and the storage of the personal data hereby included. These data will be kept safely, they will not be given to third parties and they will be used exclusively for the intended purposes, which are the selection and promotion of works for the Fantafestival.

Should the work be selected, you authorize the public screening during the Fantafestival. You also authorize the use of the artworks and the pictures provided for promotional purposes and their inclusion in the Fantafestival’s catalogue.

You hold the rights indicated in article 7 of Italian legislative decree 196/2003: at any time you can ask which data of yours are in our archive, you can ask to remove them, to modify them, or to make them anonymous. The owner of the data is: Magnifica Ossessione, via Sant'Alfio 6, 00133 Roma - Italy.

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Overall Rating
  • Mia'kate Russell

    Love this festival so much !!!! It was an honour to play there x

    November 2019
  • Patrick Hogan

    I really love Fantafestival and the festival director and staff are wonderful people who really love genre film. Their communication was great, their slate of films (but new and classics) was excellent and my only regret is that I wasn't able to attend in person.

    June 2019
  • Being selected by Fantafestival is such a great honor for any film maker! Excellent event!

    June 2019
  • i Licaoni Digital Studio

    One of the best Italian festival, very well organized and communicated. Highly recomended

    January 2019
  • Doug Schulze

    First rate. Marcello and Luca put on a great event. We had a wonderful experience and the festival personally recommended us to other festivals.

    December 2018