San Sebastian Fantasy Film Festival
- Date: za, okt 31, 2015 - vr, nov 06, 2015
- Time: 11:00 - 23:00
- Venue: Reina Regente, 8, 20003 Donostia-San Sebastian, Spain
- Location: San Sebastian, Spain
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The San Sebastian Horror and Fantasy Film Festival was born 20 years ago, on a initiative by the San Sebastian Municipal Board of Culture. It was an immediate hit with the audience, whose active participation paved the way for things to come.
Born with the goal of attracting youngsters to the movies, while audiences of this kind have lost none of their importance, the event now encompasses spectators of all ages. But this is not just your standard film festival, it’s also an enormous horror and fantasy knees-up, packed with street shows, performances, music, comic encounters and exhibitions, to name but a few.
The Horror and Fantasy Film Festival includes a feature competition where films compete for the Audience Award carrying a cash prize of €6,000. While shorts are eligible for two competitions: on one hand, the International Competition where short films compete for the Audience Award, the International Jury Prize, the Youth Jury Award and the Nomination to the Golden Méliès for the Best European Fantastic Short Film, and on the other hand, the National Competition where short film compete for the Award to the Best Spanish Short Film.
In addition to these sections, the Festival also organises retrospectives including the production of various publications. A highly ambitious book on the matter of the retrospective, with national and international signatures, and a special issue of the fanzine 2000 Maníacos are both published by the Festival.
The Horror and Fantasy Film Festival is organised by the San Sebastian Municipal Board of Culture (Donostia Kultura) with the sponsorship of the Ministry of Culture, the Basque Government and Kutxa (provincial savings bank). It is also backed by a number of public and private bodies.