The begining

The Founders

Beatriz Pacheco Pereira | José Manuel Pereira | Mário Dorminsky

The genesis of the Cooperative Cinema Novo, CRL, a Collective Person of Public Utility, resides in a restricted group of people who were connected by taste to the cinema, establishing their devotion to the Seventh Art through their participation in the film club movement. After this experience, these moviegoers cut themselves off from the film club model, deciding to found a Revista de cinema in 1978, a new project with new editorial characteristics, baptized exactly with the name of Revista Cinema Novo and whose periodic edition took place throughout 12 years.
Mário Dorminsky and Beatriz Pacheco Pereira, the founders, were part of this group of moviegoers, whose home was the headquarters of the magazine, at Rua Diogo Brandão 46, to which collaborators such as José Acácio Castro, José Manuel Pereira (as an illustrator and Fantasporto co-founder), António Reis, Henrique de Barros, Danyel Guerra and others. Right at the launch of this new cultural project, the masterpiece “Intolerância” by D.W.Griffith is displayed at the then Insurance Union of Porto, marking the beginning of the work of this cultural structure that dates back to September 23, 1978.

44 years of Fantasporto

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