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.
Jury: Stelio Rosolini, Guido Fink, Libero Mazzi, José M. Podestà, Sam’l Steinman