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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 Science fiction (sometimes shortened to sci-fi or SF) is a genre of speculative fiction which typically deals with imagination, imaginative and futuristic concepts such as advanced science and technology, space exploration, time travel, Parall ...
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fantasy Fantasy is a genre of speculative fiction involving Magic (supernatural), magical elements, typically set in a fictional universe and sometimes inspired by mythology and folklore. Its roots are in oral traditions, which then became fantasy lit ...
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film that has been held annually in Italy since 1981. Fantafestival takes place every year in the first part of summer in Rome. In the past years, while maintaining its headquarters in Rome, some editions were held in contemporary in different Italian cities like
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Parma Parma (; egl, Pärma, ) is a city in the northern Italian region of Emilia-Romagna famous for its architecture, Giuseppe Verdi, music, art, prosciutto (ham), Parmigiano-Reggiano, cheese and surrounding countryside. With a population of 198,292 ...

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. It was established in 1981 by Alberto Ravaglioli, supported since 1983 by Adriano Pintaldi, who left in 2015; since 2019 the festival is directed by Michele De Angelis and Simone Starace. 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. The list of guests of honor includes all the biggest names in the genre, from actors such as
Vincent Price Vincent Leonard Price Jr. (May 27, 1911 – October 25, 1993) was an American actor best known for his performances in horror film A horror film is one that seeks to elicit or in its audience for entertainment purposes. Initially inspi ...
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Christopher Lee Sir Christopher Frank Carandini Lee, (27 May 1922 – 7 June 2015) was an English actor, author, and singer. With a career spanning nearly seven decades, Lee was well known for portraying villains, gaining recognition for appearing as Count Dr ...

Christopher Lee
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Peter Cushing Peter Wilton Cushing (26 May 191311 August 1994) was an English actor. His acting career spanned over six decades and included appearances in more than 100 films, as well as many television, stage, and radio roles. He achieved recognition in h ...
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John Carradine John Carradine ( ; born Richmond Reed Carradine; February 5, 1906 – November 27, 1988) was an American actor, a prolific and famed character actor. He was a member of Cecil B. DeMille's stock company and later John Ford's company, best k ...
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Rutger Hauer Rutger Oelsen Hauer (; 23 January 1944 – 19 July 2019) was a Dutch actor. In 1999, he was named by the Dutch public as the Best Dutch Actor of the Century. Hauer's career began in 1969 with the title role in the Dutch television series ' ...
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Robert Englund Robert Barton Englund (born June 6, 1947) is an American actor and director, best known for playing the supernatural serial killer A serial killer is typically a person who murders three or more people,A serial killer is most commonly defin ...

Robert Englund
, to directors and producers like
Roger Corman Roger William Corman (born April 5, 1926) is an American film director, producer, and actor. He has been called "The Pope of Pop Cinema" and is known as a trailblazer in the world of independent film. Many of Corman's films are based on works t ...

Roger Corman
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Freddie Francis Frederick William Francis (22 December 1917 – 17 March 2007) was an English cinematographer and film director. He achieved his greatest successes as a cinematographer. He started his career with British films such as Jack Cardiff's ''Sons & Lov ...

Freddie Francis
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George A. Romero George Andrew Romero (; February 4, 1940 – July 16, 2017) was an American American(s) may refer to: * American, something of, from, or related to the United States of America, commonly known as the United States The United States o ...
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Alejandro Jodorowsky Alejandro Jodorowsky Prullansky (; born 17 February 1929) is a Chilean people, Chilean-French filmmaker and artist. Since 1948, Jodorowsky has worked as a novelist, screenwriter, a poet, a playwright, an essayist, a film and theater director an ...

Alejandro Jodorowsky
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Sam Raimi Samuel M. Raimi ( ; born October 23, 1959) is an American actor and filmmaker. He is known for creating the ''Spider-Man'' trilogy (2002–2007) and the ''Evil Dead ''Evil Dead'' is an American Supernatural horror film, supernatural horror f ...
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Peter Jackson Sir Peter Robert Jackson (born 31 October 1961) is a New Zealand film director, screenwriter, and film producer. He is best known as the director, writer, and producer of the The Lord of the Rings (film series), ''Lord of the Rings'' trilogy ...

Peter Jackson
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Lucio Fulci Lucio Fulci (; 17 June 1927 – 13 March 1996) was an Italian film director, political activist, screenwriter, and actor. Although he worked in a wide array of genres through a career spanning nearly five decades, including Commedia all'italian ...
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Riccardo Freda Riccardo Freda (Alexandria, Egypt, 24 February 1909 – Rome, Italy, 20 December 1999) was an Italy, Italian film director. He worked in a variety of genres, including sword-and-sandal, horror film, horror, ''giallo'' and spy films. Freda be ...
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Dario Argento Dario Argento (; born 7 September 1940) is an Italian film director, producer, screenwriter, actor and film critic, critic. His influential work in the horror film, horror genre during the 1970s and 1980s, particularly in the subgenre known as ...
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Lamberto Bava Lamberto Bava (born 3 April 1944) is an Italian film director. Born in Rome, Italy, Rome, Bava began working as an assistant director for his director father Mario Bava. Lamberto co-directed the 1979 television film ''La Venere d'Ille'' with his f ...

Lamberto Bava
. The festival is a founding and affiliated member of the
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Awards

1981 * Best film: '' Somewhere in Time'', directed by
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Jeannot Szwarc
* Best actor:
Christopher Reeve Christopher D'Olier Reeve (September 25, 1952 – October 10, 2004) was an American actor, director, and activist, best known for playing the titular main character in the film ''Superman Superman is a superhero A superhero or supe ...
– '' Somewhere in Time'' * Best actress:
Lily Tomlin Mary Jean "Lily" Tomlin (born September 1, 1939) is an American actress, comedian, and writer. She started her career as a stand-up comedian Stand-up comedy is a comedy Performing arts, performance and narration, narrative craft whereby a come ...

Lily Tomlin
– ''
The Incredible Shrinking Woman ''The Incredible Shrinking Woman'' is a 1981 American science fiction film, science-fiction comedy film directed by Joel Schumacher (in his theatrical directing debut), written by Jane Wagner and starring Lily Tomlin, Charles Grodin, Ned Beatty, ...
'' * Best cinematography:
Edward Scaife Edward Scaife British Society of Cinematographers, BSC (23 May 1912 – November 1994) was an English cinematographer, who worked five times with the director John Huston. Sometimes credited as Ted Scaife, he worked originally in the sound departme ...
– '' The Water Babies'' * Best special effects: ''
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'' * Best thriller: '' Lady Stay Dead'', directed by Terry Bourke * Audience award: ''
The Monster Club ''The Monster Club'' is a 1981 British horror film A horror film is one that seeks to elicit fear Fear is an intensely unpleasant emotion Emotions are mental state, psychological states brought on by neurophysiology, neurophysi ...
'', directed by
Roy Ward Baker Roy Ward Baker (born Roy Horace Baker; 19 December 1916 – 5 October 2010) was an English film director. His best known film is ''A Night to Remember (1958 film), A Night to Remember'' (1958) which won a Golden Globe for Golden Globe Award for ...
1982 * Best film: '' Malevil'', directed by
Christian de Chalonge Christian de Chalonge (born 21 January 1937) is a French film director and screenwriter. He directed the 1971 film ''The Wedding Ring (1971 film), The Wedding Ring'', which starred Anna Karina. Selected filmography * ''The Wedding Ring (1971 fil ...
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Schlock Schlock may refer to: *Schlock (film), ''Schlock'' (film), a 1973 film by John Landis *Shlock Rock, a Jewish rock band formed in 1985 *Dr. Irving Schlock, Characters of Sluggy Freelance#Hereti-Corp, a character in the 1997 webcomic ''Sluggy Freelan ...
'', directed by
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* Best director:
Olle Hellbom Nils Olof "Olle" Hellbom (8 October 1925 – 5 June 1982) was a Swedish film director, film producer, producer, and screenwriter. He is most famous for directing films based on novels by Astrid Lindgren. His 1960 film ''The Children of Bullerbyn Vi ...
– ''
The Brothers Lionheart ''The Brothers Lionheart'' ( sv, Bröderna Lejonhjärta) is a children's fantasy Fantasy is a genre of speculative fiction set in a fictional universe, often inspired by real world myth and folklore. Its roots are in oral traditions, which the ...
'' * Best actor:
George C. Scott George Campbell Scott (October 18, 1927 – September 22, 1999) was an American actor, director, and producer who had a celebrated career on both stage and screen. With a gruff demeanor and commanding presence, Scott became known for his port ...
– '' The Changeling'' * Best actress: Bella Tanay – '' The Fortress'' * Best special effects: ''
Inseminoid ''Inseminoid'' (titled ''Horror Planet'' in the United States) is a 1981 British science fiction Science fiction (sometimes shortened to sci-fi or SF) is a genre of speculative fiction which typically deals with imagination, imaginative a ...
'' * Best Children's Film: '' Chronopolis'', directed by Piotr Kamler; '' Les Maîtres du temps'', directed by René Laloux,
Jean Giraud Jean Henri Gaston Giraud (; 8 May 1938 – 10 March 2012) was a French artist, cartoonist, and writer who worked in the Bandes dessinées, Franco-Belgian ''bandes dessinées'' (BD) tradition. Giraud garnered worldwide acclaim under the pseu ...
1983 * Best film: ''Panik'', directed by Sándor Reisenbüchler * Best director:
King Hu Hu Jinquan (29 April 1932 – 14 January 1997), better known as King Hu, was a Chinese film director and actor based in Hong Kong and Taiwan. He is best known for directing various ''wuxia ( ), which literally means "martial heroes", is a ...
– ''Da lunhui'' * Best actor:
Oliver Reed Robert Oliver Reed (13 February 1938 – 2 May 1999) was an English actor known for his upper-middle class, macho image and "hellraiser" lifestyle. Notable films include ''The Trap (1966 film), The Trap'' (1966), playing Bill Sikes in the B ...
– '' Dr. Heckyl and Mr. Hype'' * Best screenplay:
William Dear William Dear (born November 30, 1943) is a Canadian actor, director, producer and screenwriter. He is known for directing the films ''Harry and the Hendersons'', ''If Looks Could Kill (film), If Looks Could Kill'', ''Angels in the Outfield (1994 ...
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Michael Nesmith Robert Michael Nesmith (December 30, 1942 – December 10, 2021) was an American musician, songwriter, actor, producer, and novelist. He was best known as a member of the pop rock band the Monkees The Monkees were a rock Rock most often r ...
– '' Timerider: The Adventure of Lyle Swann'' * Best cinematography: Louis Horvath – ''
Strange Invaders ''Strange Invaders'' is a 1983 American science fiction film Science fiction (or sci-fi) is a film genre A film genre is a stylistic or thematic category for motion pictures A film, also called a movie, motion picture or moving ...
'' 1984 * Best film: '' The Dead Zone'', directed by
David Cronenberg David Paul Cronenberg (born March 15, 1943) is a Canadian film director, screenwriter, and actor. He is one of the principal originators of what is commonly known as the body horror genre, with his films exploring visceral bodily transformation ...
* Best screenplay:
Nico Mastorakis Nico Mastorakis ( el, Νίκος Μαστοράκης; born 28 April 1941 in Athens, Greece) is a Greek filmmaker and radio producer. He is probably best known for writing and directing the widely notorious exploitation horror film ''Island of Deat ...
e Fred Perry – '' Blind Date''; Stephen Carpenter, Jeffrey Obrow – ''The Power'' * Best special effects: ''Tempesta metallica'' * Audience award: '' The Dead Zone'', directed by
David Cronenberg David Paul Cronenberg (born March 15, 1943) is a Canadian film director, screenwriter, and actor. He is one of the principal originators of what is commonly known as the body horror genre, with his films exploring visceral bodily transformation ...
* Special award: ''Quest'', directed by
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1985 * Best film: ''
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'', directed by Stewart Raffill * Best short film: ''Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (film), Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind'', directed by Hayao Miyazaki * Special mention: ''The Company of Wolves'', directed by Neil Jordan * Seleco award: Giovanotti Mondani Meccanici * Special award "FantaItaly":
Dario Argento Dario Argento (; born 7 September 1940) is an Italian film director, producer, screenwriter, actor and film critic, critic. His influential work in the horror film, horror genre during the 1970s and 1980s, particularly in the subgenre known as ...
Lamberto Bava Lamberto Bava (born 3 April 1944) is an Italian film director. Born in Rome, Italy, Rome, Bava began working as an assistant director for his director father Mario Bava. Lamberto co-directed the 1979 television film ''La Venere d'Ille'' with his f ...

Lamberto Bava
– Pupi Avati 1986 * Best film: ''Re-Animator'', directed Stuart Gordon * Best director: Geoff Murphy – ''The Quiet Earth (film), The Quiet Earth'' * Best actor: Bruno Lawrence – ''The Quiet Earth (film), The Quiet Earth'' * Best actress: Alexandra Stewart – ''Peau dange'' * Best special effects: ''Re-Animator'' * Best short film: ''L'ultimo regalo del XX secolo'', directed by Massimo Russo * Best video: ''Biancaneve'', directed by Francesco Abbondati * Special award: Miguel Bosé – ''The Knight of the Dragon'' * Career award: Val Guest e Michael Carreras 1987 * Best film: ''Mannequin (1987 film), Mannequin'', directed by Michael Gottlieb (director), Michael Gottlieb * Best director: Michael Gottlieb (director), Michael Gottlieb – ''Mannequin (1987 film), Mannequin'' * Best actor: Andrew McCarthy – ''Mannequin (1987 film), Mannequin'' * Best actress: Yvonne De Carlo – ''American Gothic (1988 film), American Gothic'' * Best special effects: ''Dolls (1987 film), Dolls'' * Best first work: ''La Casa del Buon Ritorno'', directed by Beppe Cino 1988 * Best film: ''The Navigator: A Medieval Odyssey'', directed by Vincent Ward (director), Vincent Ward * Best director: Ching Siu-tung – ''A Chinese Ghost Story'' * Best actor: Nique Needles – As Time Goes By (1988 film), As Time Goes By * Best actress: Mária Varga – ''A Hungarian Fairy Tale'' * Best special effects: ''Il giorno della crisalide'' 1989 * Best film: ''Tetsuo: The Iron Man'', directed by Shinya Tsukamoto * Best director: Ryu Kaneda – ''Mangetsu no Kuchizuke'' * Best actor: Randy Quaid, Bryan Madorsky – ''Parents (1989 film), Parents'' * Best actress: Eri Fukatsu – ''Mangetsu no kuchizuke'' * Best special effects: ''The Lair of the White Worm (film), The Lair of the White Worm'' * Special mention: ''The Dreaming (1988 film), The Dreaming'', directed by Mario Andreacchio * Audience award: ''Bad Taste'', directed by
Peter Jackson Sir Peter Robert Jackson (born 31 October 1961) is a New Zealand film director, screenwriter, and film producer. He is best known as the director, writer, and producer of the The Lord of the Rings (film series), ''Lord of the Rings'' trilogy ...

Peter Jackson
* Career award:
Alejandro Jodorowsky Alejandro Jodorowsky Prullansky (; born 17 February 1929) is a Chilean people, Chilean-French filmmaker and artist. Since 1948, Jodorowsky has worked as a novelist, screenwriter, a poet, a playwright, an essayist, a film and theater director an ...

Alejandro Jodorowsky
1990 * Best film: ''3615 code Père Noël, Un minuto a mezzanotte'', directed by René Manzor * Best director: René Manzor – ''Un minuto a mezzanotte'' * Best actor: Klaus Maria Brandauer – ''L'orologiaio'' * Best actress: Elena Lokvleva – ''Lestniza'' 1991 * Best film: ''Adrenaline'', directed by Renée and Marc Caro * Best director:
Peter Jackson Sir Peter Robert Jackson (born 31 October 1961) is a New Zealand film director, screenwriter, and film producer. He is best known as the director, writer, and producer of the The Lord of the Rings (film series), ''Lord of the Rings'' trilogy ...

Peter Jackson
– ''Meet the Feebles'' * Best actor: Lance Henriksen – ''The Pit and the Pendulum (1991 film), The Pit and the Pendulum'' * Best actress: Heidi (The hippopotamus of the film) – ''Meet the Feebles'' * Best special effects: ''Meet the Feebles'' * Special award: ''Il gioco delle ombre'', directed by Stefano Gabrini – Notte profonda, directed by Fabio Salerno 1992 * Best film: ''Sleepwalkers (film), Sleepwalkers'', directed by Mick Garris * Best director: Mick Garris – ''Sleepwalkers (film), Sleepwalkers'' * Best actor: Tim Balme – ''Braindead (film), Braindead'' * Best actress: Alice Krige – ''Sleepwalkers (film), Sleepwalkers'' * Best screenplay: Stephen King – ''Sleepwalkers (film), Sleepwalkers'' * Best special effects: ''Braindead (film), Braindead'' 1993 * Best film: ''The Dark Half (film), The Dark Half'', directed by
George A. Romero George Andrew Romero (; February 4, 1940 – July 16, 2017) was an American American(s) may refer to: * American, something of, from, or related to the United States of America, commonly known as the United States The United States o ...
* Best director: Brian Henson – ''The Muppet Christmas Carol'' * Best actor: Timothy Hutton – ''The Dark Half (film), The Dark Half'' * Best actress: Nadia Cameron-Blakey – ''Merlin (1993 film), Merlin'' * Best screenplay: Paul Hunt and Nick McCarthy – ''The Dark Half (film), The Dark Half'' * Best special effects: ''Xiao ao jiang hu: Dong Fang Bu Bai'' * Special Jury prize: ''FernGully: The Last Rainforest'', directed by Bill Kroyer * Career award:
George A. Romero George Andrew Romero (; February 4, 1940 – July 16, 2017) was an American American(s) may refer to: * American, something of, from, or related to the United States of America, commonly known as the United States The United States o ...
and
Christopher Lee Sir Christopher Frank Carandini Lee, (27 May 1922 – 7 June 2015) was an English actor, author, and singer. With a career spanning nearly seven decades, Lee was well known for portraying villains, gaining recognition for appearing as Count Dr ...

Christopher Lee
1994 * Best film: ''The Bride with White Hair'', directed by Ronny Yu * Best director: Jaroslav Brabec – ''Krvavý román'' * Best actor: The creatures of the film – ''Freaked'' * Best special effects: ''H.P. Lovecraft's: Necronomicon'' * Special award: ''Dark Waters (1994 film), Dark Waters'', directed by Mariano Baino * Career award:
Freddie Francis Frederick William Francis (22 December 1917 – 17 March 2007) was an English cinematographer and film director. He achieved his greatest successes as a cinematographer. He started his career with British films such as Jack Cardiff's ''Sons & Lov ...

Freddie Francis
1995 * Best film: ''Nightwatch (1994 film), Nightwatch'', directed by Ole Bornedal * Best director: Guillermo del Toro – ''Cronos (film), Cronos'' * Best actor:
Robert Englund Robert Barton Englund (born June 6, 1947) is an American actor and director, best known for playing the supernatural serial killer A serial killer is typically a person who murders three or more people,A serial killer is most commonly defin ...

Robert Englund
– ''The Mangler (film), The Mangler'' * Best actress: Rikke Louise Andersson – ''Nightwatch (1994 film), Nightwatch'' * Best special effects: ''Death Machine'' * Best independent film: ''Shatter Dead'', directed by Scooter McCrae * Audience award: ''The Roly Poly Man'', directed by Bill Young * Career award: Ennio Morricone 1996 * Best film: ''Taxandria (film), Taxandria'', directed by Raoul Servais * Best director: Óscar Aibar – ''Atolladero'' * Best actor: Doug Bradley – ''Hellraiser: Bloodline'' * Best actress: Whoopi Goldberg – ''Theodore Rex (film), Theodore Rex'' * Best special effects: Anthony C. Ferrante – ''The Dentist'' * Lucio Fulci award: ''Fatal frames: Fotogrammi mortali'', directed by Al Festa * Career award:
Riccardo Freda Riccardo Freda (Alexandria, Egypt, 24 February 1909 – Rome, Italy, 20 December 1999) was an Italy, Italian film director. He worked in a variety of genres, including sword-and-sandal, horror film, horror, ''giallo'' and spy films. Freda be ...
* Special mention for the Poetic Technology: ''Mécanomagie'', directed by Bady Minck 1997 * Best film: ''Tromeo and Juliet'', directed by Lloyd Kaufman * Best director: ''La lengua asesina'', directed by Alberto Sciamma * Best actor: Paolo Rotondo – ''The Ugly'' * Best actress: Isabelle Cyr – ''Karmina (film), Karmina'' * Best special effects: ''Body Troopers'' 1998 * Best film: ''Perdita Durango'', directed by Álex de la Iglesia * Best director: Stuart Gordon – ''The Wonderful Ice Cream Suit'' * Best actor: Stuart Townsend – ''Resurrection Man (film), Resurrection Man'' * Best actress: Rosie Perez – ''Perdita Durango'' * Best special effects: ''Shadow Builder'' * Best soundtrack: Stefano Mainetti – ''Tale of the Mummy'' * Special Jury prize: to the best production: Daniel Sladek and Silvio Muraglia – ''Tale of the Mummy'' * Special award: ''Zhi ji sha ren fan'', directed by Stephan Yip * Career award: William Lustig 1999 * Best film: ''Urban Ghost Story'', directed by Geneviève Jolliffe * Best director: Agustí Villaronga – ''99.9'' * Best actor: Lars Bom – ''Skyggen (film), Skyggen'' * Best actress: Heather Ann Foster – ''Urban Ghost Story'' * Best special effects: ''Skyggen (film), Skyggen'' * Special Jury prize: ''Kiss My Blood'', regia di David Jazay 2000 * Best film: ''The Nameless (film), Nameless'', directed by Jaume Balagueró * Best director: Anders Rønnow Klarlund – ''Besat'' * Best actor: Lazar Ristovski – ''Zbogum na dvaesetiot vek'' * Best actress: Jennifer Tilly – ''Bride of Chucky'' * Best special effects: ''Bride of Chucky'' * Special Jury prize: ''Lighthouse'', directed by Simon Hunter * Audience award: ''The Convent (2000 film), The Convent'', directed by Mike Mendez 2001 * Best film: ''Faust: Love of the Damned'', directed by Brian Yuzna * Best director: Ryuhei Kitamura – ''Versus (2000 film), Versus'' * Best actor: Steve Railsback – ''In the Light of the Moon'' * Best actress: Sally Champlin – ''In the Light of the Moon'' * Best special effects: ''Faust: Love of the Damned'' * Audience award: ''Faust: Love of the Damned'', directed by Brian Yuzna * Lucio Fulci Award: ''Pure Blood'', directed by Ken Kaplan 2002 * Best film: ''The Inside Story'', directed by Robert Sutherland * Best director: Robert Sutherland – ''The Inside Story'' * Best actor: Vincent Gallo – ''Stranded (2001 film), Stranded: Náufragos'' * Best actress: Maria De Medeiros – ''Stranded (2001 film), Stranded: Náufragos'' * Best special effects: ''Ichi the Killer (film), Ichi The Killer'' 2003 * Best film: ''FeardotCom'', directed by William Malone (director), William Malone * Best short film: ''Space Off'', directed by Tino Franco * Migliori effetti speciali: ''Red Riding Hood (2003 film), Red Riding Hood'' 2004 * Best film: ''Evilenko'', directed by David Grieco 2010 * Special Award: ''The Museum of Wonders'', directed by Domiziano Cristopharo 2012 * Golden Bat for Best Film: ''The Hounds'', directed by Roberto and Maurizio Del Piccolo * Golden Bat for Best Short Film: ''The Story of a Mother'', directed by Alessandro de Vivo and Ivano Di Natale 2013 * Golden Bat for Best Film: ''Errors of the Human Body'', directed by Eron Sheean * Golden Bat for Best Short Film: ''Fist of Jesus'', directed by Adrián Cardona e David Muñoz * Golden Bat for Best Italian Film: ''P.O.E. – Project Of Evil'', directed by Angelo Capasso, Giuseppe Capasso, Domiziano Cristopharo, Donatello Della Pepa, Giuliano Giacomelli, Remy Ginestet, Nathan Nicholovitch, Edo Tagliavini and Alberto Viavattene * Golden Bat for Best Italian Short Film: ''Bios'', directed by Grazia Tricarico 2014 * Golden Bat for Best Film: ''Timelapse'', directed by Bradley King * Golden Bat for Best Short Film: ''Happy Together'', directed by Iossif Melamed * Golden Bat for Best Italian Film: ''Oltre il Guado'', directed by Lorenzo Bianchini * Golden Bat for Best Italian Short Film: ''Lievito Madre'', directed by Fulvio Risuleo * Mario Bava Award: ''The Perfect Husband (2014 film), The Perfect Husband'', directed by Lucas Pavetto * Mary Shelley Award: ''Soulmate'', directed by Axelle Carolyn 2015 * Golden Bat for Best Film: ''Landmine Goes Click'', directed by Levan Bakhia * Golden Bat for Best Short Film: ''The Mill at Calder's End'', directed by Kevin McTurk * Golden Bat for Best Italian Film: ''Index Zero'', directed by Lorenzo Sportiello * Golden Bat for Best Italian Short Film: ''Memories'', directed by Vincenzo Alfieri * Mario Bava Award: ''Fantasticherie di un passeggiatore solitario'', directed by Paolo Gaudio 2016 * Golden Bat for Best Film: ''Testigo Íntimo'', directed by Santiago Fernández Calvete * Golden Bat for Best Short Film: ''First Like'', directed by Alexander Rönnberg * Golden Bat for Best Italian Film: ''My Little Sister'', directed by Maurizio and Roberto Del Piccolo * Golden Bat for Best Italian Short Film: ''Varicella'', directed by Fulvio Risuleo * Mario Bava Award: not given 2017 * Golden Bat for Best Film: ''Matar A Dios'', directed by Caye Casas and Albert Pintó * Golden Bat for Best Short film: ''Cuerno Oe Hueso'', directed by Adrián López * Golden Bat for Best Italian Film: ''Almost Dead'', directed by Giorgio Bruno * Golden Bat for Best Italian Short Film: ''I vampiri sognano le fate d’inverno?'', directed by Claudio Chiaverotti * Mario Bava Award: ''The Antithesis'', directed by Francesco Mirabelli * Career award: Luigi Cozzi * Career award: Biagio Proietti 2018 * Golden Bat for Best Film: ''Framed'', directed by Marc Martínez Jordán * Golden Bat for Best Short film: ''The Essence of Everything'', directed by Daniele Barbiero * Mario Bava Award Film: ''Go home – A casa loro'', directed by Luna Gualano * Mario Bava Award Short Film: ''Insetti'', directed by Gianluca Manzetti * Audience Award: ''Nevermind'', directed by Eros Puglielli 2019 * Golden Bat for Best Film: ''Werewolf'', directed by Adrian Panek * Silver Bat for Best Short film: ''The Nix'', directed by Nicolai G.H. Johansen * Silver Bat for Italian Best Short film: ''Aria'', directed by Brando De Sica * Career Award: Pupi Avati * Career Award: Jack Sholder * Career Award: Christina Lindberg * Career Award: Eckhart Schmidt * Career Award: Robert Sigl * Career Award: Mariano Baino * Career Award: Coralina Cataldi-Tassoni 2020 * Golden Bat for Best Film: ''Tezuka's Barbara'', directed by Macoto Tezka * Silver Bat for Best Short film: ''The Appointment'', directed by Alexandre Singh 2021 * Golden Bat for Best Film: ''Beyond the Infinite Two Minutes'', directed by Junta Yamaguchi * Silver Bat for Best Short film: ''They're Here'', directed by Sid Zanforlin * Silver Bat for Italian Best Short film: ''The Recycling Man'', directed by Carlo Ballauri * Career Award: Gianni Romoli


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*{{official website, http://www.fanta-festival.it
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