50th Sitges International Film FestivalMain events 2017, Film
10/05/2017 - 10/15/2017
It's a big year for the town of Sitges, situated just half an hour down the coast from Barcelona, as its international festival of fantastic and terror cinema celebrates its 50th edition. Already an attraction for movie fans from around the world, especially those who like to see gore, guts, shocks and fantasy on screen, this auspicious anniversary promises to present something really special.
This 50th anniversary is sponsored by Guillermo del Toro (who opened the festival with "The shape of water") and impregnated with the essence of Dracula.
Hundreds of films are shown during its ten days, with both blockbusters and small-budget indie productions included on the programme, while various stars of the silver screen also make appearances. Max Von Sydow, Christopher Walken and Dolph Lundgren were among the guest stars at the Festival.
Running in parallel to the screenings are exhibitions, master classes and Q&A sessions, special events focused on television series, the chance to see films using new virtual reality technology, plus a crowded Zombie Walk, which welcomes thousands of the living dead for a stroll through the streets of Sitges.
"An event that is a must for fans of gore, horror and fantasy film. I was one of the first in line. It was great to be able to enjoy film marathons, premieres and screenings of alternative movies. There's also a Zombie Parade through the streets of Sitges to kick off the festival."
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