06-10-2020 14:00


Sitges 2020 is a reality

For eleven days, Sitges becomes the most comfortable and safest setting to disconnect, and to let yourself be surprised and entertained by the world's best fantastic films

Once again this year, the 53rd Sitges International Fantastic Film Festival of Catalonia has everything ready and waiting to present, with every guarantee and convenience, eleven days packed with entertainment and the very latest in fantastic genre films. 254 pieces including feature films, shorts and documentaries, at 7 different screening venues - 4 of them movie theaters -, reserved advance seating, with social distancing and limited seating capacity, and full air and sanitation measures and controls in all venues to guarantee, as always, a comfortable and fantastic experience for all viewers.

From October 8th to 18th, you will once again find the very best genre films in Sitges. The latest fantastic productions, more than a dozen debut features, a significant number of female directors as is customary, in a year featuring a large number of Catalan and Spanish productions, as well as world premieres, the potential of short films as a genre in their own right, the most comprehensive selection of animated films, daring independent auteur films and surprising documentaries that will be filling all of the Festival's theaters. And new this year, the Festival's online Virtual Cinema, where 155 pieces from the official line-up will be screened, giving shape to this new hybrid format that will allow the Festival to continue pleasing its fans who are unable to travel to Sitges due to our current circumstances.

With less than 48 hours to go before the film competition kicks off, Sitges 2020 is already prepared to continue offering a world-class cinematic event, adapting and updating itself to our new times, but maintaining its essence and most of its activities with every guarantee to accomplish its goal: to entertain and delight its fantastic film lovers. A 53rd edition presenting numbers that guarantee strong emotions and unique experiences: 254 pieces in the official line-up, 12 book, comic and festival presentations in the Garbí Room at the Meliá, over 20 Sitges Film Hub activities, 3 exhibitions, 3 official Festival books, 2 competitions and a fresh range of parallel events to enjoy cinema as a family and teach children a passion for fantastic genre with the Fantàstic Kids section, the new Puck Cinema Caravan, 11 outdoor animated film screenings at the Hort de Can Falç and 4 at the Miramar Cultural Center, 4 online workshops, plus 3 Shared Reading sessions at Sitges' Libraries. And all this without forgetting the 10 stands in the new Fanshop Area in front of the San Sebastian Chapel and 10 food trucks overlooking the sea to recharge your batteries. Sitges 2020 is ready to receive the best in fantastique. Now all that's missing is you.





18-10-2020 20:30


David Lynch thrills the Auditori during Sitges 2020's closing ceremony

The screening of 'The Elephant Man' on its 40th anniversary and the virtual presentation of the Gr...

17-10-2020 12:00


Awards 53 Sitges - Festival Internacional de Cinema Fantàstic de Catalunya

Secció Oficial Fantàstic a competició Millor pel·lícula / Mejor...

17-10-2020 20:30


'Possessor Uncut' conquers Sitges 2020 and Paco Plaza recieves the Career Méliès Award

Brandon Cronenberg, who picked up the award for Best New Director at Sitges 2012 with 'Antivira...

17-10-2020 21:00


Sitges 2020 hosts the Méliès d'or awards for European fantastic cinema

The winners of the Méliès d’or 2020 are the feature film Pelican Blood by Katrin...

16-10-2020 20:00


Kike Maíllo returns to Sitges with the world premiere of 'A Perfect Enemy'

In the Blood Red Carpet session, David Matamoros, Luci Lenox, Juana Acosta and Luka Peros discussed...

15-10-2020 12:00



The Sitges International Film Festival of Catalonia Foundation, in response to the decree concerning...

15-10-2020 14:00


Changes and cancellations in Sitges 2020' scheduling starting at 12 midnight on Thursday, October 15th

Due to the decree concerning public health measures for the control of the epidemic outbreak of the...

15-10-2020 19:30


Three European feature debuts take center stage in the official in competition selection

‘The Swarm, 'Mosquito State and ‘The Last Journey of Paul W. R.', three powerful new fea...

14-10-2020 10:00


'Freaky', the Spanish premiere for Sitges 2020 surprise screening

Produced by Jason Blum, directed by Christopher Landon and starring Kathryn Newton and Vince Vaughn,...

14-10-2020 19:30


Fantastic literature and film join forces at Sitges 2020

'Frontera oscura' (‘Dark Frontier'), the 2020 Minotaur Award winning novel and the pieces sele...

12-10-2020 18:00


Manuel de Blas, a Spanish fantastic genre legend, is still making history in Sitges

'Possessor Uncut', 'Relic', 'Becky' and Awkward Hands', among today's featured films Today, Monday,...

11-10-2020 20:30


All eyes turn to Alex de la Iglesia and Juanma Bajo Ulloa's unique personalities in Sitges

The unsettling drama in 'Baby' and the paranormal terror of '30 Coins' are the highlights of the Fes...

10-10-2020 20:30


Mario Casas' descent into hell in 'Cross the Line' featured this Saturday in Sitges

Oriol Tarragó receives the Honorary Maria Award in Sitges for his dedication to sound design...

09-10-2020 23:00


Najwa Nimri captivates Sitges' audience accepting a Grand Honorary Award

'The Barcelona Vampiress', Lluís Danés' terrifying drama, celebrates its world premier...

08-10-2020 21:00


The zombies featured in 'Malnazidos' revive fantastic genre on Sitges 2020's opening day

Starting today and until Sunday October 18th, Sitges will become the epicenter for fantastic films f...

07-10-2020 14:00


News Release: 'Save Yourselves!' withdrawn from Sitges 2020's official competition

The Sitges-International Fantastic Film Festival of Catalonia announces that it is withdrawing the f...