Fantaspoa has been bringing the latest in genre cinema to South America with their film festivals and have just announced that they're expanding into distribution. The newly announced FantasFilms will bring around 20 feature films per year to Brazilian cinemas, including Dave Made a Maze, The Ranger, Mohawk, and more:

From the Press Release: Every May and June, the city of Porto Alegre in Brazil becomes an international hub where artists, filmmakers, actors, and cinephiles from across the globe gather for Fantaspoa: South America's largest festival of fantastic cinema and the sole member of the Méliès Federation on the continent.

This year, in addition to the festival itself, Fantaspoa has announced its own distribution arm: FantasFilms.

The newly-launched company will team up with Marcelo de Souza's Mares Filmes, with plans for distributing around 20 feature films per calendar year to Brazilian cinemas. All of the films selected will come exclusively from the festival lineup.

"The goal of our company," according to directors João Fleck and Nicolas Tonsho, "is to bring our curator's eye and our passion for genre films to the rest of Brazil." Sixteen titles were announced at the closing night of the 2018 edition of Fantaspoa, with the remaining to be revealed next month at the 22nd edition of Montreal's Fantasia International Film Festival.

In addition to their Brazilian offices, FantasFilms will have a branch in Europe, represented by Konstantinos Koutsoliotas and Elizabeth E. Schuch of Melancholy Star, where the focus will be on unique projects, such as Konstantinos Koutsoliotas' Hypnos and Fernando Sanches's Pedra da Serpente.

FantasFilms' debut lineup of films to be distributed in Brazil:

Dave Made a Maze (Bill Waterson, USA)
Family (Veronica Kedar, Israel/Germany)
Freddy/Eddy (Tini Tüllmann, Germany)
Les Garçons Sauvages (Bertrand Mandico, France)
Hypnos (Konstantinos Koutsoliotas, UK/Brazil)
Kyrsyä - Tuftland (Roope Olenius, Finland)
One Cut of the Dead (Shin'ichirô Ueda, Japan)
Madraza (Hernan Aguilar, Argentina)
Matar a Dios (Caye Casas, Albert Pintó, Spain)
Mohawk (Ted Geoghegan, USA)
The Open (Marc Lahore, France)
Pedra da Serpente (Fernando Sanches, Brazil)
Psiconautas - The Forgotten Children (Pedro Rivero, Alberto Vázquez, Spain/Japan)
The Ranger (Jenn Wexler, USA)
Snowflake (Adolfo Kolmerer and William James, Germany)
Vydar, The Vampire (Thomas Aske Berg, Fredrik Waldeland, Norway)