FIFF 1964

Festival Internazionale del Film di Fantascienza – 2


“The future has already started in Trieste”

9-18 July 1964.
During the second edition of the International Science Fiction Film Festival in Trieste (July 9th – 18th), a documentary is filmed by Italo Soncini. It will be played the following year at San Giusto under the title of I giorni dei mostri e delle astronavi.
The Damned by Joseph Losey (UK) is awarded the Asteroide d’oro.
An exhibition called Ieri fantascienza, oggi realtà, on the initiative of the United States Information Service (USIS), takes place in the Castle guard-house room. Among other pearls, an example of “Telstar”, the first series of artificial satellites employed in telecommunication (e.g., for live TV), is displayed.
An exhibition called Arte Fantastica takes place in the Armory. It includes works of many artists, such as Dalì, Mirò, Ernst, Magritte and Crippa.

The films

Agent of Doom / Ivan Govar
Atragon / Ishirô Honda
First Men in the Moon / Nathan Juran
Clown Ferdinand and the Rocket / Jindrich Polák
The Damned / Joseph Losey
Matango / Ishirô Honda
First Spaceship on Venus / Kurt Maetzig
Robinson Crusoe on Mars / Byron Haskin
Steps to the Moon / Ion Popescu-Gopo
The Time Travelers / Ib Melchior