Sitges Film Festival specialises in all forms of Horror, Sci Fi and Anime. It is one of the most important genre based festivals in the world.
Sitges Zombie walk took place this weekend and the village was transformed into a living nightmare of fun!
The streets and bars were packed with both zombies and visitors from afar!
The event takes place during the Sitges Film Festival, one of the largest horror and sci-fi film festivals in the world.
More than 1,000 zombies marched through the streets of Sitges taking more than 4 hours to make their way across the town.
Professional make-up artists were on hand to complete the ultimate zombie look.
Afterwards partygoers headed to Privilege and Union Bar to continue the party/
Check out some video coverage of the Zombie walk below.
Of visit the Zombie Gallery for more photos.
As the International Film festival gets underway in Sitges, preparations are already beginning for the Zombie walk this Saturday evening.
There are 350 spaces available from 12 noon on Saturday for those whishing to have their make-up done professionally. The Zombie walk kicks off from around 8pm at the council buildings and makes its way through the town for a big fiest on Sin Street by 8.30pm.
Check out the promotional video for this year’s event below!
This year the Sitges International Film Festival takes place from the 11th to the 20th of October. It is one of the largest Horror/Scifi movie festivals in the world attracting international stars, world premiers and more.
Some of the films on this year’s schedule are quite out there! However here are some of the ones we won’t be missing!
Interior: Leather Room
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In order to avoid an X rating, 40 minutes of gay S&M footage was rumored to be cut and destroyed from the 1980 film, “Cruising.” Inspired by the mythology of this controversial film, filmmakers James Franco and Travis Mathews collaborate to imagine their own lost footage.
Amid the backdrop of a frenzied film set actor Val Lauren reluctantly agrees to take the lead in the film. Val is repeatedly forced to negotiate his boundaries during scenes on and “off camera,” as unsimulated gay sex happens around him. The film itself is constructed as a play with boundaries remaining queer in subject and form. As much a film about filmmaking as it is about an exploration of sexual and creative freedom, “Interior. Leather Bar.” defies easy categorization.
Byzantium by Neil Jordan
Two decades after Interview with the Vampire, Neil Jordan returns to vampire movies. Two women, Clara and Eleonor, move to a hotel near the sea intending to keep the secret of their long-lived history. A history divided between two eras, and that bears the unavoidable signature of a subgenre master: romantic, gothic, seductive and bloody.
This year’s Sitges Zombie Walk takes place on Saturday October 12th as part of Sitges International Film Festival. Those wishing to attend can get their make-up completed by professional make up artists and join in the fun from around 8pm. The Zombies will make their way from the Mayor’s building through the old town and descend onto the beaches and streets of Sitges bringing their usual frightening chaos.
Check out the video footage of the 2011 event. (Unfortunately last year the event barely too place due to a torrential rain storm that lasted the entire evening)
The rain clouds did not deter the Zombies from taking over Sitges this weekend!
The event, now in its 4th year was full of Zombies, ghosts and ghouls… as the International Film Festival was drawing to a close.
Many would-be Zombies waited hours for their make-up to be applied by professional make-up artists, with some stunning if not scary results!
Check out the photos of the Zombie Walk in Sitges below.
The Sitges Zombie Walk is one of the biggest events in October. Part of the Sitges Film Festival, the event takes place on Friday October 12th.
12:00 – 19:00 Free makeup. Limited places. At Sant Sebastià Beach
20:30 Start – Plaza de l’Ajuntament (Town Hall Square)
Once over, Party on Primer de Maig
Here are some hints so that you ensure you are a good and proper Zombie!
1. Remember you’re not alive, so your gaunt appearance has to show it.
2. Walk like a real zombie, dragging your feet and searching for brains.
3. The starting signal will be at 20:30; take your position with the rest of the zombies and follow the guides. Don’t go off course, you’ll find there’s a big party all along the way.
3. If you come un-zombified, head for the free makeup zone starting at 12:00 at Sant Sebastià Beach.
4. Come see the zombie movies at Sitges 2012 to learn the good manners of the undead.
For further information, check out the official Film Website here.
The Jack Daniel’s SITGES Zombie Walk 2011 will be held on October 14th, beginning at 20:30h at the Miramar Building (*), with the participation of the stars of the movie Juan de los Muertos for the starting signal, and will travel around Sitges until finishing at the Passeig de la Ribera promenade. Check out the rather humorous Video for the event below.
Following the Zombie Walk there will be a free party on the beach (starting at 22:00 on the Passeig de la Ribera promenade) with performances by Los Tiki Phantoms, presented by the FIB (Benicássim International Festival) and DJ Niño (The Pinker Tones). The party will continue on 2 de Mayo Street, with the participation of the local bars and clubs and Jack Daniel’s.
And for the bigger film lovers, a new La Noche + Zombie Marathon at the Retiro Cinema starting at 1:00 at night with titles like DeadHeads, World of the Dead: The Zombie Diaries or Exit Humanity, among others.
* Starting at 12:00 noon there will be a free make-up zone set up in the Miramar Building (limited seats).
You can check out photos from previous Zombie Walks below.
The 2010 Méliès d’Or Award – for Best European fantastic film went to BURIED a Spanish thriller starring Ryan Reynolds. The award was handed out at the Méliès d’Or award ceremony during the 43rd Sitges International Fantastic Film Festival in Spain, with director Rodrigo Cortés in attendance.
Paul Conroy is not ready to die. But when he wakes up 6 feet underground with no idea of who put him there or why, life for the truck driver and family man instantly becomes a hellish struggle for survival. Paul has only 90 minutes to be rescued before his worst nightmare comes true.
If you missed any of the crazy antics taking place during the weekend here is some footage of a very different looking Markatu Band,
… together with some great shots of the Zombie walk as it makes its way through Sitges. Enjoy!
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