This year the Sitges – International Fantastic Film Festival of Catalonia (Oct 6-16, 2022) is presenting a diverse and daring lineup, symptomatic of the excellent state of recent fantastic genre filmmaking. The second annual ‘WOMAN IN FAN’ program for the promotion of female fantastic genre creators will be taking place at this year’s Festival with numerous activities, dedicated both to the historical recognition of the work done by benchmark women filmmakers as well as to a professional stimulus for women who are presently exploring the fantastic genre. A large number of female guests will also be participating at the upcoming Sitges Film Festival in a program open to debate and reflection on the opportunities available to women in the fantastic film industry.
Within this context of recognizing women in fantastic genre, director, programmer, producer and film critic Kier-La Janisse will present the updated and expanded version of her work House of Psychotic Women, which celebrates its tenth anniversary this year. She will also offer a Masterclass where she will discuss her career in genre films.
Additonally, the Fest will be presenting our 4K restoration of FACELESS as part of a tribute to Brigitte Lahaie. As if that wasn't enough, Severin head honcho David Gregory will also be at the festival as a panelist and to serve on the European Features jury. We'll see you in Catalonia!