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Returning for this 50th anniversary edition is SITGES CAMPUS, the program conducted in collaboration with universities and film schools geared towards students and fantastic film fans, a place to meet with professors and sector professionals and to analyze fantastic film, encouraging analysis, debate and exchange of experiences.

SITGES CAMPUS will also be impregnated with the essence of the Dracula figure, featured at this year’s edition. During the Festival, the course “Dracula and vampirism in fantastic film” will be organized, directed by Barcelona University professor Jordi Ojeda, and the Festival director, Ángel Sala. In this course, the Dracula myth in cinema will be analyzed, the most significant cult films will be highlighted, and there will be a review of vampires in Asian film and the new tendencies in recent years: the new laboratory vampires.

The team of professors is made up of different experts in fantastic film and will be counting on the presence of several Festival guests. The course has a duration of 12 hours and will be given from Monday 9th to Wednesday 11th October from 16:00 to 20:30 with an enrolment price of 80€ (60€ discount price for registrations made before Friday 29th September). On completion, a Festival diploma will be given to everyone attending the course.

To register or request further information, please email us at sitgescampus@sitgesfilmfestival.com


Course: Dracula and vampirism in fantastic film

Direction: Jordi Ojeda, coordinator of the Festival’s SITGES CAMPUS, and Ángel Sala, director of the Sitges 2017 – International Fantastic Film Festival of Catalonia.


Monday, 9th October 2017

16:00 to 18:00 The Dracula myth in film. Jordi Ojeda.

18:00 to 18:30 Break.

18:30 to 20:30 Vampires in Asian cinema. Enrique Garcelán and Glòria Fernàndez,

directors of CineAsia and Festival programmers.

Tuesday, 10th October 2017

16:00 to 18:00 Laboratory vampires. Ángel Sala and Jordi Ojeda.

18:00 to 18:30 Break.

18:30 to 20:30 Bram Stoker and the genesis of Dracula. Óscar Palmer, publisher of Es Pop and translator of “Dracula” and “Something in the Blood: The Untold Story of Bram Stoker, the Man who Wrote Dracula” by David J. Skal, the Festival’s official book.

Wednesday, 11th October 2017

16:00 to 18:00 Vampires in cult films. Desirée de Fez, film critic and Festival collaborator.

18:00 to 18:30 Break.

18:30 to 19:30 Dracula and Harker, a very formal encounter. Màrius Rubio, coordinator and professor at FX ANIMATION Barcelona 3D & Film School.

19:30 to 20:30 Course closing with Carles Prats, director of "Drácula en la Hammer" (2003) and "Drácula Barcelona" (2017).


Course summary

Title: Dracula and vampirism in fantastic film.

Dates: 9, 10 and 11 October 2017.

Time: 16:00 to 20:30.

Venue: Llevant 3 Room at the Hotel Melià.

Price: 80€ VAT included. 60€ discount price for registrations made before Friday 29th September.

Information and registration: email us at sitgescampus@sitgesfilmfestival.com

Registration period now open. Class size is limited, and places will be reserved in order of registration once enrolment has been paid.


Additional complementary activity

If desired, persons registered for the “Dracula and vampirism in fantastic film” course can have access to a student pass with the following advantages and conditions:

- Student pass: 40 € (price of course + pass: 120€ or 100€ during the discount enrolment period).

- Your pass gives you unlimited personal access to the following activities from 8:00 to 15:00 on the days of the course (Monday 9th, Tuesday 10th and Wednesday 11th October): screenings at the Auditori, Prado, Retiro and Tramuntana and access to presentations, press conferences and master classes held on the days and during the indicated time slot.

- With your student pass you can purchase tickets at box offices with a 20% discount presenting your student pass (maximum one ticket per screening).  This discount cannot be combined with others and is not applicable for the opening and closing screenings, the October 15th marathons, the Wake-up screenings, numbered seats, passes and packs.

The student pass is only available for persons enrolled in the “Dracula and vampirism in fantastic film” course. 

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