San Sebastián Horror and Fantasy Film Festival


Years running: 32 (since 1990)

San Sebastián Horror and Fantasy Film Festival

San Sebastián Horror and Fantasy Film Festival.


Ever since its beginnings, the Festival has endeavoured to fashion a programme offering something for every kind of spectator. Horror movies, sci-fi, animation, shorts, classics from all over the world… have alternated the length and breadth of its history with shows, exhibitions, concerts and various other activities in the attempt to create a varied competition in which everyone can find something they like.


The Audience Award will be decided by the votes cast by the audience. The points obtained by each film will be the result of dividing the total points obtained by the number of voting spectators.
The Audience Award for Best Feature Film carries no cash prize.
The winning distribution company undertakes to clearly indicate on advertising for the film that it received the Audience Award for Best Feature Film at the 28th San Sebastian Fantasy and Horror Film Festival.


  • Have been made after January 1st 2016.
  • Feature films: runtime over 30 minutes
  • Short films: runtime up to 30 minutes.
  • Have a fantasy or horror theme.
  • Feature films submission can only be made by means of Festhome
  • Short films submission сan only be made by means of Short Film Depot

Premiere Requirements

No premiere requirement

Jury and Organizers

Organised by Donostia Kultura.

The member of the European Fantastic Film Festivals Federation (EFFF).



San Sebastián

Official Website



Horror and Fantasy Film Festival
Donostia Kultura
Teatro Victoria Eugenia
Reina Regente 8, 4ª
20003 Donostia-San Sebastián

Phone: (34) 943 48 11 53
Fax: (34) 943 43 06 21


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Dates & Deadlines
  • Deadline
    August 15, 2018
  • Event Dates
    26 October — 11 November 2018
Categories & Fees

Horror and fantasy films with runtime of more than 30 minutes.

  • Deadline — free

International, Spanish and Animation competition categories (a runtime no more than 30 minutes).

  • Deadline — free
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