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Sitges' 50th anniversary travels to Cannes

17-05-2017

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The Festival will be holding two events in Cannes on the occasion of its half century mark

The agenda for the 50th anniversary of the Sitges – International Fantastic Film Festival of Catalonia is expanding nonstop. Within the framework of the Cannes Film Festival, Sitges will be featured at two different events targeting the industry and the institutional environment, which consolidates the film competition’s commitment to its internationalization.

The film world comes together starting today in Cannes, which will become, once again this year, the meeting point for the profession and the presentation of a long list of projects and productions. The year of its fiftieth anniversary, Sitges will be present there thanks to two events. The first will be the Fantastic Mixer, a face-to-face meeting for directors and fantastic film festival programmers, which will take place on Sunday May 21st, as a part of the Marché du Film, hosted at the French city’s Conference Center. This year, Sitges is co-sponsoring the event along with the BIFAN (Korea) and Fantasia (Quebec) festivals, the Frontières international laboratory and the Latin American film platform Blood Window, among others.

The second event organized by the Sitges Film Festival will have a more institutional flavor. And it’s a meeting with different representatives of organisms, festivals and other agents from the audiovisual world to present the film competition’s 50th anniversary. This event will be held on Monday, May 22nd, in collaboration with Catalan Films & TV, at its stand in Cannes.

Over the next few weeks, the Festival will be announcing all the different events that have been programmed on the occasion of the 50th anniversary, which already kicked off this past February with the presentation in Los Angeles. These initiatives are a part of the celebration of Sitges’ 50 year history and they involve its impact in the international arena.

The Festival is grateful for the support received from the sponsoring brands Torres, Mercedes Autolica, Font d’Or and Embotits Bundó.


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