02-10-2018 13:30


Sitges 2018 begins its space voyage

The Festival’s guests will be making 18 red carpet appearances

The 51st Sitges 2018 - International Fantastic Film Festival of Catalonia is already revving its engines. Ahead of us, ten days of intense emotions: 250 films at seven screening venues –four of them movie theaters–, 21 VR cinema experiences and 108 guest celebrities. The Meliá Sitges Auditorium will be the main stage where directors, actors and actresses will make almost 20 red carpet appearances at this year’s Festival.

The Sitges 2018 - International Fantastic Film Festival of Catalonia is ready to open its doors to the more than 200,000 visitors who come together each year at this world class cinematic event. For eleven days, from October 4th to 14th, the very best genre films will be arriving in Sitges, a place that will become the showcase for the hottest fantastic film creations, both major productions and the most daring, little independent movie gems. Less than 48 hours away from kicking off the event, the Festival has everything ready and presents ‘astronomical’ figures: 6.66 kilometers of movie-loving space ship, 250 films, 3,000 galactic seats in 7 screening hangars, 21 virtual reality experiences, 108 earthling guests, 3,000 meters of red carpet, 1,784 nanoseconds of gravitational time dilation.

18 red carpet appearances and a dozen convos with guests

Directors like Peter Weir or M. Night Shyamalan, actors like Ron Perlman, Tilda Swinton, Nicolas Cage or Ed Harris, and important film industry figures like Douglas Trumbull or Greg Nicotero, among many other big names, will be the stars of the 18 red carpet appearances and more than a dozen convos that the Festival has prepared. In addition, Sitges 2018 is completing its 51st year with an extensive variety of parallel activities, like the Sitges Film Hub (industry meetings), seven exhibitions, master classes, presentations, Q&As, and it will be enhancing its virtual reality and series selection this year.

A cultural, film-loving proposal for all audiences and different tastes, full of big stars who will be parading around the Festival’s different venues and red carpets.

List of red carpet appearances:


Thursday 4th October

18:45. Red Carpet – Opening – Suspiria (Tilda Swinton, actress)

+ Tilda Swinton (Grand Honorary Award)

+ Carolina Bang, producer; Piers Bizony, writer; Fernando Navarro screenwriter; John Ajvide Lindqvist, writer; Anaïs Emery, artistic director NIFF; J. A. Bayona, director; Josie Ho, actress.

Friday 5th October

16:00. Red Carpet – Asher  (Ron Perlman, actor; Marta Milans, actress)

+ Ron Perlman (Time Machine Award)

19:15. Red Carpet – La Sombra de la Ley (Dani de la Torre, director; Luis Tosar, actor; Ernesto Alterio, actor; Michelle Jenner, actress; Emma Lustres, producer; Borja Pena, producer)

22:00. Red Carpet – Climax  (Gaspar Noé, director; Taylor Kastle, director; Kiddy Smile, actor; Romain Guillermic, actor; Adrien Sissoko, actor; Naab, actor; Alou Sidibé, actor; Giselle Palmer, actress; Thea Carla Schott, actress; Alaia Alsafir, actress; Ashley Biscette, actress; Tiphanie Au, actress; Sarah Belala, actress (Ac)

+ Pam Grier (Time Machine Award)

Saturday 6th October

19:15. Red Carpet – Mandy (Panos Cosmatos, director; Nicolas Cage, actor; Nate Bolotin, producer)

+ Nicolas Cage (Grand Honorary Award)

21:45. Red Carpet – Apostle (Gareth Evans, director; Aram Tertzakian, producer)

Sunday 7th October

13:00. Red Carpet – Virtual Hero (Alexis Barroso, director; Rubén Doblas-Rubius, YouTuber)

15:15. Red Carpet – Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (Ross Lynch, actor; Kiernan Shipka, actress)

19:30. Meliá Garden – Josie Ho (Time Machine Award)

20:45. Auditori Meliá – Helga Liné (Nosferatu Award)

Monday 8th October

22:00. Red Carpet – The Walking Dead T09E01 (Greg Nicotero, special effects)

Thursday 11th October

15:45. Red Carpet – El Año de la Plaga (The Year of the Plague) (Carlos Martín, director; Ivan Massagué, actor; Ángeles Hernández, producer; Álex de la Iglesia, producer; David Matamoros, screenwriter and producer)

+Álex de la Iglesia (Méliès Award)

17:30. Red Carpet – Keepers (Christopher Nyholm, director)

+ Blood Red Carpet (Brays Efe, actor; Martiño Rivas, actor; Sergi Cervera, actor; Laia Manzanares, actress; Katrin Vankova, actress; Georgina Amorós, actress; Nicolas Puenzo, director; Rafael Robles, director; Sandra Arriagada, screenwriter; Leo Davis, casting director; Manuel Puro, casting director; Sarah Trevis, casting writer)

+ Presentation Blood Red Carpet Awards

19:45. Red Carpet – Superlópez (Javier Ruiz Caldera, director; Dani Rovira, actor; Julián López, actor; Álvaro Augustín, producer; Diego San José, screenwriter)

22:30. Red Carpet – Overlord (Julius Avery, director)

+ Peter Weir (Grand Honorary Award)

22:30. Red Carpet – Nightmare Cinema (Mick Garris, director); + Maniac (William Lustig, director) + Cemetery Tales: A Tale of Two Sisters (Chris Roe, director; Matt O'Neill, producer; Michael Bruining, co-producer; Trish Bruining, editing assistant)

+ Traci Lords (Honorary Maria Award)

Friday 12th October

14:45. Red Carpet – Bocadillo (Wismichu, director; Joaquín Albero, actor; David Cajal, actor; Maria Rubio, actress; Adrián Peña, executive producer)

20:00. Red Carpet – 70 Binladens (Koldo Serra, director; Hugo Silva, actor; Nathalie Poza, actress; Nahikari Ipiña, producer)

Saturday 13th October

19:00. Red Carpet – Closing. 2001: A Space Odyssey (Jan Harlan, producer; Douglas Trumbull, special effects; Katharina Kubrick)

+ M. Night Shyamalan (Grand Honorary Award)

+ Ed Harris (Grand Honorary Award)





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