Melancholia - Sitges
The number one fantasy film festival in the world, this 10-day celebration of the latest and greatest in the horror and fantasy genre is the biggest media event to hit Catalunya all year.
The festival's high-profile status brings A-list movie stars, directors, and producers to the Spanish beach town every year, not to mention an influx of movie lovers and fantasy enthusiasts. The festival is a combination of fantasy film screenings, presentations, and exhibitions.
Over 100 films, both short and long, are expected to be viewed at the festival, and the big names include Steven Soderbergh's Contagion, Lars Von Trier's Melancholia, Guillermo Del Toro's Don't be Afraid of the Dark, and Béla Tarr's The Turin Horse.
Loads of unorthodox events are sure to enhance the fantasy experience, including a Zombie Walk through Sitges complete with stars and fans, alike, followed by a free party on the beach.
For a complete list of events and venues, check out the festival website.