Selected International Film Festivals

Sitges International Film Festival

Festival Internacional de Cinema Fantàstic de Catalunya
Attn: Pepa Cordero
Edifici Sitges Reference. c/ Pruelles, 2
08870 Sitges
phone +34-93-894 9990
fax +34-93-894 8996

Director and Program Director
Angel Sala

Year of Foundation 1969

Event Date from 04 October 2018 till 14 October 2018

Event Date

in Sitges, Spain

International Competition

Sections Fantastic (competition for fantasy and short films), Seven Chances (seven innovative experimental films chosen by seven critics), Anima't (recent animation films), Brigadoon (new formats), Òrbita (feature films of all nationalities: thrillers, action movies, adventure, black comedy), Noves Visions (first or second feature), Midnight X-Treme (Best independent horror movies), Panorama (independent sections), Classics, Serial Sitges, Special Screenings

Terms of Entry Fantastic and Gran Angular: 35 mm only, no prior screening in Spain (except for Panorama Section), produced in 2017/2018, animated shorts from all genres, real image shorts fantasy genre only (up to 30 min.), submissions only via

Genre Fantasy, Horror


Format 35 mm, DCP, DigiBeta, HDCAM

Registration Deadline 31 July 2018

Fees short films: 20€ / feature films: 50€

Attendance Figures 200

Participants of the Film Industry approx. 2.600

Prizes/Awards FANTASTIC Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor/Actress, Best Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Fantastic Genre Short Film
Grand Audience Award for best fantastic genre feature length film, Carnet Jove Award for best fantasy genre feature length film, best animated short, best animated feature length film , Citizen Kane Award (best Newcomer Director), José Luis Guarner Critics Award, Noves Visions Award

Best animated short film will automatically be taken into consideration by the Selection Committee of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts ans Sciences in Hollywood for the Oscar(r) awards.

German Films


Oficial Fantàstic Competición
PELICAN BLOOD (PELIKANBLUT) by Katrin Gebbe (DE/BG, Junafilm)
SUICIDE TOURIST by Jonas Alexander Arnby (DK/DE/FR/SE/NO, DCM)
Oficial Fantàstic Competición Cortos
F FOR FREAKS by Sabine Ehrl (Film University Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF)
NIMIC by Yorgos Lanthimos (DE/GB/US)
Noves Visions
BRIEF STORY FROM THE GREEN PLANET by Santiago Loza (AR/DE/BR/ES, Autentika Films)
O BEAUTIFUL NIGHT by Xaver Böhm (Komplizen Film)
Sitges Cocoon
CONSCIOUS EXISTENCE by Marc Zimmermann (Film Academy Baden-Württemberg)
KOBOLD by Max Sacker & Ioulia Isserlis (AnotherWorld VR)
PAGAN PEAK VR by Ioulia Isserlis & Max Sacker (AnotherWorld VR)
GUNS AKIMBO by Jason Lei Howden (DE/NZ, Pump Metal Films Germany, Maze Pictures)
Sesión Especial Cortos
Anima't Cortos
PACE by Kai Stänicke
Sitges Clàssics
POSSESSION by Andrzej Zulawski (FR/DE, Soma Film Produktion)

Number of Films Shown approx. 400

Media Coverage good coverage in all national media, more than 600 press accreditations

Specific Characteristics Recognized by FIAPF (International Federation of Film Producers Associations) as Competitive Spezialised Feature Film Festival.

Evaluation This festival is one of the biggest international fantasy film festivals in the world and as THE Catalan festival it offers a good starting position from which to enter into dialogue with very important film distributors and broadcasters (TV 3, Media Park). The festival is really to be recommended for the fields of horror and fantasy films. In general the festival is covered intensely by the national media.

Services The festival bears all shipping costs of the prints.

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