Wind blowing from the East.
Many works presented at the first editions of the Festival are from Eastern Europe, mainly from the Soviet Union and Czechoslovakia.
Who wants to kill Jessie? (Czechoslovakia) by Vaclav Vorlicek is awarded the Asteroide d’oro in the 1966 edition. It is a breezy satire of the comics heroes, mainly of Superman.
A Tribute to Gustave Moreau takes place in Palazzo Costanzi.
The Festival hosts around eighty guests including critics, journalists, filmmakers, writers and scientists. Arthur C. Clarke, author of the subject of 2001: A Space Odyssey, a Stanley Kubrick’s film, takes part in the event too.

Jury: Mario Nordio, Tino Ranieri, Michael Morulet, Michael Imison, Harry Harrison
Astronave d’oro
Kdo chce zabit Jessil?
Vaclav Vorlicek
Sigillo d’oro città di Trieste
Piotr Kluscjantsev
Astronave d’oro
La jetée
Chris Marker
Sigillo d’argento Città di Trieste
Les escargots
Topor e René Laloux

Film in concorso

I Criminali della Galassia / Antonio Margheriti (Anthony M. Dawson)
The Hyperboloid of Engineer Garin / Aleksandr Gintsburg
Invasion / Alan Bridges
L’invasione degli astromostri / Ishirô Honda
Lost in Space [TV] S1E1: The Reluctant Stowaway / Anton Leader
L’or et le plomb / Alain Cuniot
Prigionieri dell’orrore / José Antonio Nieves Conde
S.o.s. i mostri uccidono ancora / Terence Fisher
Superman vuole uccidere Jessie / Vaclav Vorluicek