SITGES International Fantastic Film Festival of Catalonia, 44th edition, is the number one fantasy film festival in the world and represents, at the same time, the cultural expression with the most media impact in Catalonia. With a solid experience, the Sitges Festival is a stimulating universe of encounters, exhibitions, presentations and screenings of fantasy films from all over the world.
Born in 1968 as the 1st International Week of Fantasy and Horror Movies, today the Festival is an essential rendezvous for movie lovers and audiences eager to come into contact with new tendencies and technologies applied to film and the audiovisual world.
This year the festival's leitmotiv is artificial intelligence and the star film is Spielberg's production of that name, A.I. Artificial Intelligence, first released some ten years ago. But reflection on this issue will not be confined to the screening of that film because there is a cross-section programme based on it, an exhibition and debates.
Finally, to coincide with the festival the local rail service Rodalies Renfe have once again organised the Fantasy Train, a special train that will run from 6 to 16 October, leaving Sitges at 1.30 am, before the early morning sessions begin. If you stay in our backpacker hostel, you can go with Renfe train, line R2, the duration of the journey 54 minutes.Visit Sitges Film Festival.