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Friday, 5 October 2018

19:00 Presentation of the book La cara quemada del diablo (The Burnt Face of the Devil) published by Ediciones Dédalo. Interview with the author Julián Sánchez Caramazana brought to us by Ignacio J. Borraz.

 

Saturday, 6 October 2018

12:00 Convo with Pablo Tébar, author of the novel Nieve en Marte (Snow on Mars), winner of the Minotauro Award, who will present his next Netflix project.

13:00 Convo with Sofía Rhei, author of the novel Róndola, who will offer a talk on genre narrative (science fiction and fantasy) and female empowerment.

18:00 Presentation of Conan the Barbarian Collector’s Ed. As a part of the Collector’s Cut label. (20th Century Fox and SD publications) with the attendance of actor Jack Taylor, José Iriondo from 20th Century Fox Home Ent. Spain and Mike Hostench, Deputy Director of the Sitges Festival.

19:00 Presentation of the book Un mundo aparte (A World Apart) from the Filmografías Esenciales collection. With the attendance of the author Raúl Cornejo and publications coordinator Jordi Sánchez-Navarro.

20:00 Presentation of the book Cine Japonés (Japanese Cinema), published by Cinestesia Editorial. With the attendance of the author Miguel Herrero.

 

Sunday, 7 October 2018

12:00 Presentation of KNOX, a comic and film project based on the story of Paul Naschy. With the attendance of the author Jack Taylor (actor) and part of the crew.

13:00 Presentation of the book Poyejali! From the Filmografías Esenciales collection. With the attendance of the author Ángeles Gómez and Jordi Sánchez-Navarro.

19:00 Presentation of the latest developments from Reel One Entertainment, Blu-Ray and DVD distribution company, with an agreement with Universal Studios. With the attendance of Víctor Sahun.

20:00 Presentation CineAsia 2018-2019 Latest Developments: Barcelona Manga Fair, Fancine-Malaga, film courses and, the most eagerly awaited, the CineAsia Vol.3 Yearbook.

 

Monday, 8 October 2018

18:00 Presentation of the collection Minotauro games, essays and novels dedicated to video games: Uncharted, Sonic and Assassin’s Creed, among others. With the attendance of Guillermo Tato.

19:00 Presentation of the books James Cameron’s Story of Science Fiction and Alien: Manual of Survival with Augmented Reality. With the attendance of Jordi Ojeda.

 

Tuesday, 9 October 2018

18:00 Convo with Greg Nicotero, FX specialist, producer, actor and television director (The Walking Dead).

19:00 Presentation of latest developments from Brigante Films that, in addition to distributing, is also preparing a new syllabus, roundtables and a seminar on David Lynch’s work.

 

Wednesday, 10 October 2018

18:00 Presentation of the book El cine de Charles Band Vol. 1 (Charles Band’s Cinema, Vol. 1), by Applehead Team, a review of the Empire fantastic film production company. With the attendance of John Tones and Xavi Sánchez.

 

Thursday, 11 October 2018

18:00 Presentation of the “Martorell 12 Hours of Horror”: 1st year of this initiative by the Martorell Town Council.

19:00 Presentation of the book Frankenstein anotado (Frankenstein Annotated), editing and notes by Leslie S. Klinger, with prologue by Guillermo del Toro, published Akal. With the attendance of Jesús Alonso.

20:00 Convo with Marc Pastor, author of the book El año de la plaga (The Year of the Plague).

 

Friday, 12 October 2018

12:00 Presentation of the novel Sangrario, published by Applehead Team. With the attendance of the author Andrés Abel and the illustrator, Mike Ratera.

13:00 Convo with Traci Lords, who will sign materials from A Tale of Two Sisters, a film starring the American actress and that will be screened at Sitges 2018.

16:00 Presentation of the 2nd Tenerife Isla Calavera Fantastic Film Festival taking place from19 to 25 November 2018. With the attendance of its directors.

17:00 Presentation of the Festival’s official book entitled Michelle de Soavi, Cineasta de lo macabre (Michelle de Soavi, Filmmaker of the Macabre) published by Hermenaute. With the attendance of its authors.

18:00 Presentation of the Works created in the Garage Stories and Visyon workshop. The winning short film will be announced.

19:00 Presentation of the Noche de lobos (Night of Wolves) collection from the Applehead Team publishing house, with authors Octavio López Sanjuán, José Mellinas, Álvaro Ruiz Gauna and Sergio Colmenar.

 

Saturday, 13 October 2018

17:00 Presentation of the book Generación Titanic: El libro del cine de los 90 (Titanic Generation: The Book of 90s Movies, published by Dolmen Editorial. With the attendance of the author Juan Sanguino.

18:00 Presentation of the novel La biblia aria (The Arian Bible), published by TerraIgnota Ediciones. With the attendance of the author Jordi Matamoros.

(Exhibition) Tribute to Pepe Carvalho

Prestigious artists recall Manuel Vázquez Montalbán on the occasion of the 15th anniversary of his death. Participating are important figures like Jaume Plensa, Joan Pere Viladecans or Eduardo Arroyo.

4th to 14th October at Can Rocamora (Cau Ferrat exhibition room and Maricel Museum). Tuesday to Sunday, from 10:00 to 19:00. Admission: 10 euros (including access to the museums).

(Exhibition) Frankenstein Re-sutured. 21 original visions of Mary Shelley?s creature

The opening of the exhibition will be at the Maricel Museum, on October 6, at 12 noon. In charge of Ángel Sala, director of the festival, and Fernando Marías, creator of the project.

Frankensteinian illustrations created by artists who ‘re-imagine’ this legendary character.

From 5th to 14th October at the Maricel Palace – Blue Room (entrance Miquel Utrillo Bastion). Monday to Friday from 11:00 to 14:00 and 17:00 to 19:00. Saturday, Sunday and holidays from 11:00 to 14:00 and 17:00 to 19:00. Free admission.

Climax Party

Friday, 5 October at 00:30, Sweet Pacha (Port d'Aiguadolç)

Coinciding with the presentation of director Gaspar Noé’s Climax at the Film Festival, Sweet Pacha is organizing a party that will be attended by the director and the group of dancers. Climax is the new work by Noé who returns with a musical that is also a journey to the underworld. He locks up a group of dancers from a dance company in a club where, over the course of the night, a crazed rave will take place.

- Film ticket + Sweet Pacha ticket = 25 euros

- Ticket with numbered seat + Sweet Pacha ticket = 27 euros

- Film ticket = 10 euros

- Club ticket (includes one drink) = 20 euros

- Ambience and free sangria tasting + photo call

Local schools exhibition

Drawings made by the boys and girls from Sitges’ schools with Festival-based themes.

4th to 14th October at the Sitges Municipal Market (Av. Artur Carbonell, 27). Monday to Saturday, from 8:30 to 14:00 and Tuesday, Thursday and Friday also from 17:30 to 20:30. Closed Sunday and holidays. Free admission.

(Exhibition) Psycho-Killers Superstars. A Bloody Comic Tribute

Coordinated by the filmmaker, writer and comic expert Borja Crespo, the exhibition brings together images honoring the most popular psycho-killers.

4th to 14th October at the Melià Sitges Auditorium exit.

(Exhibition) La Textura del Grito (The Texture of Screams)

Original Italian posters from Spanish horror movies. Posters from the Roberto D’Onofrio collection.

4th to 14th October at the Estudi Vidal (C/ D’en Bosc, 6). Monday to Friday from 11:00 to 14:00 and 17:00 to 19:00. Saturdays, Sundays and holidays from 11:00 to 14:00 and 17:00 to 19:00. Free admission.

(Exhibition) 2001 Destellos en la Oscuridad (2001 Sparkles in the Night)

An exhibit that stops to review specific moments in the production of the documentary of the same name (which alternates between 3D and 2D animation and stop motion) and combines them with Kubrick’s reflections that inspired them.

4th to 14th October, at the hall of Auditorium Melià Sitges.

(Exhibition) Santiago Rusiñol Library

On the occasion of the Sitges Film Festival, the library is organizing an exhibition on fantastic genre films. Books and movies related to this film genre will be exhibited in the display cases at the entrance along with previous Festival programs.

4th to 14th October, at the Santiago Rusiñol Library entrance, mornings from 10:00 to 14:00  Tuesday to Saturday, and afternoons Monday to Friday, 15:30 to 20:00. Free admission.

(Exhibition) Mil gritos en la noche (A Thousand Screams in the Night)

An exhibition by Pedro Usabiaga with a selection of pictures of actors and actresses from 60s and 70s genre movies. 

4th to 14th October, at the Miramar Cultural Center (first floor). Monday to Friday, from 10:00 to 19:00. Saturday, Sunday and holidays, from 11:00 to 14:00 and 16:00 to 19:00. Free admission.

(Competition) Sitges display windows

The Sitges Display Window Competition is back again this year, sponsored by Moritz. Sitges’ establishments have a chance to dress up their windows and experience the Festival like no one else to immerse themselves in the best fantastic and horror movies.

COMPETITION RULES:

1. PARTICIPANTS

Those establishments in the town of Sitges with a ground floor level display case can participate.

2.  THEME

The theme can be either of these two areas, either individually or jointly: 

  • Fantastic, Science Fiction and Horror Movies
  • 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY

 3.  DURATION

4th to 14th October 2018.

4.  JURY

The Jury will be made up of one member of the Film Festival organization, one municipal Trade representative, the sponsor and one guest from the design and creativity sector. This composition may be altered if required due to justified reasons. The Jury’s deliberations will be secret and not subject to appeal. Likewise, if the Jury finds it opportune, it could declare that a prize will not be awarded.

5.  REGISTRATION

It is free and must be formalized by sending an email to activitats@sitgesfilmfestival.com including:

•    Name and address of the establishment

•    Name of the contact person and cell phone number

Registration deadline: 30 September.

6.  SPONSOR

MORITZ, Festival sponsor, will give participants a bottle as a brand gift. All establishments are encouraged to incorporate the bottle in the design of their display window and to upload a picture to social networks with the hashtag #moritz.

7.  THE DISPLAY WINDOW

The organization will supply each participating establishment with a poster that must be placed in the window in a spot with excellent visibility and with the caption CONCURSO DE ESCAPARATES SITGES 2018 – PATROCINA MORITZ  (SITGES 2018  DISPLAY WINDOW COMPETITION – SPONSORED BY MORITZ)  and including the information so pedestrians can see how to participate on the Festival’s official Facebook page.

The display window must be decorated, at least, from 4th to 14th October 2018. During the first few days, a photographer from the organization will stop around to photograph the display windows of the participating establishments. 

Starting October 9th, the organization will upload the pictures of all the establishments to the Festival’s official Facebook page.

8.  PRIZES

First prize will consist of a meal for two people at the Fábrica MORITZ, plus 2 tickets for the Festival’s closing film, which will be screened at the Hotel Meliá Sitges Auditorium on 13th October, 4 tickets for other screenings according to availability, Festival merchandise, plus a gift from the sponsor.

Second prize will consist dinner for two people at the Bar El Cable, 4 tickets for screenings according to availability, Festival merchandise, plus a gift from the sponsor.

Third prize will consist of 4 tickets for screenings according to availability, Festival merchandise, plus a gift from the sponsor.

In no event can winners request an exchange, moderation or compensation for the awards. The prizes are valid for the businesses for which winners in no event can request an exchange, moderation or compensation. The prizes are valid for the establishments that, having been chosen as winner, also comply with all of the requirements in these Rules.

9.  ANNOUNCEMENT OF WINNERS

The Sitges 2018 International Fantastic Film Festival of Catalonia will announce the results of the competition on Monday October 8th and will notify the winner by email and will publish it on the Festival’s official Facebook page. Additionally, the prize winners must confirm their acceptance of the award by responding to the Festival’s email.

In the event that the winners don’t accept the prize, don’t collect it or don’t comply with the terms of these rules, the prize will be awarded to the next classified participant with the most votes.

10. RESERVATIONS AND LIMITATIONS

The data provided by the participating establishments must be accurate. Any false communication of data will give the organizers of this COMPETITION the right to disqualify the winner from participating and receiving, if necessary, the corresponding prize.

The Sitges 2018 International Fantastic Film Festival of Catalonia is exempt of any responsibility in the event that any error exists in the capturing or transcribing the data provided by the establishments impeding their identification.

The Sitges 2018 International Fantastic Film Festival of Catalonia will be able to request valid I.D. from the award winners to verify their identity.

(Competition) Find the Monolith

During the days prior to the Festival, the Economic Promotion department and in collaboration with the Film Festival’s activities department are launching the FIND THE MONOLITH competition.

5,000 slips will be handed out that can be found at the main information points: the Citizens’ Services Offices, the Film Festival Office, the Municipal Market, etc., that boys and girls will have to use from October 1st to 12th to find a reproduction of the monolith from the movie 2001: A Space Odyssey in the display windows of the participating establishments. To verify if the boy or girl has really discovered the monolith in the display window the establishment will have to stamp the slip. Once it is completed with 20 stamps from different establishments, the boy or girl will deposit it in an urn located in the Municipal Market. The scavenger hunt ends on Friday 12th October, at 11:00, when there will be a raffle to find the 5 winners.

Basic rules

The monolith must be in the display window but placed in a way that it’s not visible at first glance.

The monolith can be moved during the scavenger hunt.

Only one slip per boy/girl can be stamped each time. More than one slip can be signed be never the same one more than once at the same time.