San Sebastian Horror & Fantasy Film Festival

October - November 2019 San Sebastian, Spain / Festival type: Adherent Members
San Sebastian Horror & Fantasy Film Festival


The San Sebastian Horror and Fantasy Film Festival is organized since its beginning in 1990 by the San Sebastian Municipal Board of Culture.

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.

Every Autumn, at the end of October, the streets of San Sebastian's Old Town are the ideal place to stay for fans of the horror movies and also for all kind of monsters and ghosts.


San Sebastian Horror & Fantasy Film Festival
San Sebastian Horror & Fantasy Film Festival
c/o Donostia Kultura, Entidad Publica Empresarial, Reina Regente, 8, 20003 Donostia-San Sebastian, Spain
Festival Director: José Miguel Beltran
Federation Contact: Alfonso C. López
Tel: +34 943 48 1157
E-mail: cinema_cinema (at)

Award Winners

Films Director Country Type Year Award
Infringe Martin Åhlin Sweden Short 2016 Short Film Méliès d'Argent
My Past Life Sebastian Lindblad Sweden Short 2015 Short Film Méliès d'Argent
How Olin Lost His Eye Damian McCarthy Ireland Short 2014 Short Film Méliès d'Argent
Bendito Machine IV - Fuel the Machines Jossie Malis Spain Short 2013 Short Film Méliès d'Argent
Paths of Hate Damian Nenow Short 2012 Short Film Méliès d'Argent
Hatch Damian Mc Carthy Ireland Short 2011 Short Film Méliès d'Argent
Barbee Butcher Sophie Lagues The Netherlands, France Short 2010 Short Film Méliès d'Argent
Cotton Candy Aritz Lazkano Spain Short 2009 Short Film Méliès d'Argent
The Pearce Sisters Luis Cook United Kingdom Short 2008 Short Film Méliès d'Argent
Delivery Till Nowak Germany Short 2007 Short Film Méliès d'Argent
Rare Exports Inc. Jalmari Helander Finland Short 2006 Short Film Méliès d'Argent
Tea Break Sam Walker United Kingdom Short 2004 Short Film Méliès d'Argent

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