ARXIUS DEL FESTIVAL

2007

Sitges - 40ed. Festival Internacional de Catalunya (4/10 - 14/10)
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Palmarès

Oficial Fantàstic
JURY
Zoë Bell, Ruggero Deodato, Mark Palansky, Casimiro Torreiro, Eloy Azorín

Best Motion Picture
The Fall by Tarsem Singh

Best Director
Jaume Balagueró & Paco Plaza for [·REC]

Best Actress
Manuela Velasco for [·REC]

Best Actor
Sam Rockwell for Joshua (El Hijo del Mal)

Best Script
Chung Seo – Kyung , Park Chan-Wook for I’m a Cyborg but that’s Ok.

Best Cinematography
Toyomichi Kurita for Sukiyaki Western Django

Best Production Design
Takashi Sasaki for Sukiyaki Western Django

Best Make Up FX
À L'Intérieur

Best Special Effects
Mushishi

Best Original Soundtrack
Kuniaki Haishima for Mushishi

Best Short Film
Saliva by Esmir Filho

Carnet Jove Jury

JURY
Carles Matamoros, Néstor Fernández, Aleix Ortuño, Toni Junyent, Mar Canet

Best Motion Picture FANTÀSTIC
À L'Intérieur by Julien Maury and Alexandre Bustillo

Best Motion Picture MIDNIGHT X-TREME
Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer by Jon Knautz

Noves Visions SEAT Jury

JURY
Paz Gómez, Roland Reber, José Tito Martínez

Best Motion Picture
Zoo by Robinson Devor

Special Mention
It’s fine! everything it’s fine by Crispin Hellion Glover & David Brothers

Nova Autoria SGAE award

Best Director
Lizania, presented by the Universitat Ramón Llull- Marta Palacín and Elisabet Sort

Best Screenplay
OP. 1207-x, presented by the Universitat Autónoma de Barcelona (UAB), Juliâo Luciana

Best Original Score
Vestido Nuevo, presented by the ESCAC-Escàndalo Films, Roger Padilla

Orient Express - Casa Àsia

JURY
Lorenzo Bertucci, Mario Dominski, Jesús Antonio López

Best Motion Picture
Dororo by Akihiko Shiota

Special Mention
Mad Detective by Johnie To

ANIMA'T – Gertie award

JURY
Manuel Bartual, Gaelle Denis, Rosa Pera

Best Animated Film
Aachi & Ssipak by Joe Bum-jin

Special Mention
Tekkonkinkreet by Michael Arias

Best Animated Short film
The Pearce Sisters by Luis Cook

BRIGADOON Paul Naschy

JURY
Josefina Blaya, Marc Benabé, Héctor García

Best short film
Brico Killer de Adrián Cardona

Méliès D’argent

JURY
Rodrigo Cortés, Marta Figueras, David Pizarro

Méliès d’Argent for Best European Motion Picture
À L'Intérieur by Julien Maury and Alexandre Bustillo

Special Mention, for making possible our fantasy, by letting us watch dying live an upsetting TV presenter, to [·REC] by Jaume Balagueró and Paco Plaza.

Méliès d’Argent for Best Europea Short Film
Die Grosse Werkstatt (The Big Garage) Alemania by Uwe Nagel

Other awards

Audience Award El Periódico de Catalunya - Best Motion Picture
[·REC] by Jaume Balagueró & Paco Plaza

Critic Award
JURY
Stephan Ivancic, Imma Merino, Marcus Kenschnigg, Desiree de Fez, Ferran Auberni

Jose Luis Guarner Critic Award
[·REC], by Jaume Balagueró & Paco Plaza, unanimously

Special Mention
George Ratliff for Joshua (El Hijo del Mal)
For its subtile way of expressing the fear to today’s everyday life

Citizen Kane Award to an up-and-coming director
Julien Maury and Alexandre Bustillo for À L'Intérieur

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Jurat

Oficial Fantàstic Jury

ZOÉ BELL - Actress
RUGGERO DEODATO - Director
MARK PALANSKY - Director
CASIMIRO TORREIRO - Critical
ELOY AZORÍN - Actor

Noves Visions Jury

PAZ GÓMEZ  - Actress
ROLAND REBER - Director
JOSÉ TITO MARTÍNEZ  - Producer and distributor

Orient Express Jury

LORENZO BERTUCCI
Programmer of Trieste’s International Film Festival

MARIO DORMINSKI  
Programmer of Fantasporto-Festival Oporto Internactional Film Festival

JESÚS ANTONIO LÓPEZ
Director of Albacete’s Film Archive

Méliès d’Argent Jury

RODRIGO CORTEZ - Director
MARTA FIGUERAS - Producer
DAVID PIZARRO - Film critic

Carnet Jove Jury

CARLES MATAMOROS
NÉSTOR FERNÁNDEZ
ALEIX ORTUÑO
TONI JUNYENT
MAR CANET

Anima't Jury

MANUEL BARTUAL - Cartoonist and designer
GAELLE DENIS - Director
ROSA PERA - Artist and exhibition comissioner

Homenatges

GEORGE A. ROMERO Gran Premi Honorífic

Selected filmography as director:

La noche de los muertos vivientes (Night of The Living Dead, 68), El regreso de los vampiros vivientes (Martin,77), Zombie (Dawn of the Dead, 78), Los caballeros de la moto (Knightriders, 81), Creepshow (82), El día de los muertos (Day of the Dead, 85), La mitad oscura (The Dark Half, 93), La tierra de los muertos vivientes (Land of the Dead, 05), Diary of the Dead (07).

LARRY FESSENDEN Maria Honorífica Award

Selected filmography as director and executive producer:

No Telling (91), Habit (97), Escalofrío (Wendigo, 01),The Off Season (James Felix McKenney, 04),  Zombie Honeymoon (David Gebroe, 04),  The Roost (Ti West, 05), Satellite (Jeff Winner, 06), Automatons (James Felix McKenney, 06), Sisters (Douglas Buck, 06), Trigger Man (Ti West, 07), The Last Winter (07), I Can See You (Grahan Reznick, 07).

ROBERT ENGLUND Màquina del Temps Award

Selected filmography as actor:

Pesadilla en Elm Street (A Nightmare on Elm Street, 84. Wes Craven), Leyenda urbana (Urban Legend, 88. Jamie Blanks), El fantasma de la ópera (Phantom of the Opera, 89; Dwight H Little), Las aventuras de Ford Fairlane (The Adventures of Ford Fairlane, 90. Renny Harlin), The Mangler (Tobe Hooper, 95), Wishmaster (Robert Kurtzman, 97), Fredy Vs. Jason (Ronny Yu, 03), Jack Brooks Monster Slayer (Jon Knautz, 07).

ROBERT ENGLUND Màquina del Temps Award

Selected filmography as actor:

Pesadilla en Elm Street (A Nightmare on Elm Street, 84. Wes Craven), Leyenda urbana (Urban Legend, 88. Jamie Blanks), El fantasma de la ópera (Phantom of the Opera, 89; Dwight H Little), Las aventuras de Ford Fairlane (The Adventures of Ford Fairlane, 90. Renny Harlin), The Mangler (Tobe Hooper, 95), Wishmaster (Robert Kurtzman, 97), Fredy Vs. Jason (Ronny Yu, 03), Jack Brooks Monster Slayer (Jon Knautz, 07).

WILLIAM FRIEDKIN Màquina del Temps Award

Selected filmography as director:

Good Times (67), French Connection. Contra el imperio de la droga (The Fench Connection, 71), El exorcista (The Exorcist, 73), Carga maldita (Sorcerer, 77), A la caza (Cruising, 80), Vivir y morir en Los Ángeles (To Live and Die in L.A.,1985), Desbocado (Rampage, 88), La tutora (The Guardian, 90), Ganar de cualquier manera (Blue Chips, 94), 12 Angry Men (TV, 97), Reglas de compromiso (Rules of Engagement, 00), The Hunted (03), Bug (07).

SYD MEAD Màquina del Temps Award

Selected filmography as designer:

Star Trek. La película (Star Trek:The Motion Picture, 79. Robert Wise), Blade Runner (82. Ridley Scott), Tron (82. Steven Lisberger), 2010: Odisea dos (2010, 84. Peter Hyams), Cortocircuito (Short Circuit, 86. John Badham), Aliens (James Cameron, 86), Timecop (Peter Hyams, 94), Johnny Mnemonic (Robert Longo, 95), Días extraños (Strange days, 95. Kathryn Bigelow), Misión a Marte (Mission to Mars, 00. Brian DePalma), M:i:III (J.J. Abrams, 06).

ALEX PROYAS Màquina del Temps Award

Selected filmography as director:

Spirits of the Air, Gremlims of the Clouds (89), El cuervo (The Crown, 94), Book of Dreams: Welcome to Crateland (curtmetratje, 94),  Dark City (98), Días de garaje (Garage Days, 02), I’m Only Looking: The Best of INXS (Vídeo documental, 04), Yo, robot (I, Robot, 04).

Actes paral·lels

Co-production Meetings & Talent Campus

At the occasion of Catalonia Film Festival in Sitges, October 4th and 5th, Catalan Films & TV organises co-production meetings and a talent campus among the 28 regions wich belong to Cine Regio european association.

During these days four different profiles will get in touch (institutions, producers, young directors and invertors-distributors or broadcasters) and will share projects, experiences and new visions. The aim is to foment internationals co-productions and to lean new European talent.

More than 71 participants from all Europe are already registered. On the Catalan side, 15 projects have been submitted due to the producers’ association collaboration (BA -PAC - APIC), and 8 young directors have been chosen by Catalan schools and universities (Blanquerna, CECC, Pompeu Fabra and Escac) to participate. Among 130 and 140 professionals will attend the event coordinated by Catalan Films & TV.

Two round tables sponsored by Variety magazine will be celebrated with the collaboration of Institut Català de les Indústries Culturals (ICIC) and Barcelona -Catalunya Film Commission. The first one, October 4th, will discuss European financial case studies (medium and low budget films). The second one, the 5th of October, will be focused on new European talent.

For more information www.catalanfilms.net.

Publicacions

ITGES 1968-2007 - FANTASTIC VOYAGE. History of a Festival in 100 posters

The Sitges Film Festival is celebrating forty years of passionate existence. But Sitges’ history is its movies, the emotions they aroused in us, the controversies they sparked off. That’s why SITGES 1968-2007 – FANTASTIC VOYAGE. History of a Festival in 100 posters pays tribute to this history through the posters from 100 masterly, failed, curious or simply hilarious posters that have marked the competition’s character. Posters considered, today, works of art genuine works of art that, in addition, trace out a refined chronicle of the aesthetic and creative evolution of the movie poster, accomplices, in many cases, with the genius of authors like Mario Bava, Terence Fisher, Dario Argento, George A. Romero, Peter Weir, John Carpenter, Sam Raimi, David Lynch, Quentin Tarantino or Hayao Miyazaki. Reproduced in full color, each poster is accompanied by a brief text with anecdotes from when it passed through Sitges, in Catalan, Spanish and English. In addition, the production of this volume was made possible through the collaboration and sponsorship of EGEDA (Entidad de Gestión de Derechos de los Productores Audiovisuales – Entity for the Management of Audiovisual Producers’ Rights). Publica Notorius Ediciones S.L. and the Sitges-International Film Festival of Catalonia.

THE DEVIL IN CINEMA. Mask and show

This is not a book on theology, esotericism, anthropology, Satanism or psychology, although all these subjects do make sporadic appearances throughout its pages THE DEVIL IN CINEMA. Mask and show is, fundamentally, a treatise on movie culture, revolving around a very specific aspect of this culture: the representation of the Devil on the big screen and its multiple and disturbing meanings. Not leaving aside his literary and pictorial origins, this collective essay, the first on its specialty in Spain, attempts to help us penetrate unexplored mythological and artistic spaces, through movies like Curse of the Demon (Jacques Tourneur, 1957), Rosemary’s Baby (Roman Polanski, 1968), The Exorcist (William Friedkin, 1973), Race with the Devil (Jack Starret, 1975), Lucifer Rising (Kenneth Anger, 1970-1980), The Day of the Beast  (Álex de la Iglesia, 1995) or The Exorcism of Emily Rose (Scott Derrickson, 2005), among many others. Famous specialists like Carlos Arenas, Joan Bassa, Tomás Fernández Valentí, Ramón Freixas, Montserrat Hormigos, José María Latorre, Jesús Palacios or Pilar Pedraza participated in its making. Illustrated with more than 200 pictures, its publication and coordination is by Antonio José Navarro, Publica Editorial Valdemar and the Sitges-International Film Festival of Catalonia.

AMERICAN GOTHIC. 1968-1980 USA horror cinema

The Vietnam War and the failure of the counterculture, the Watergate scandal, the breakdown of the traditional values of urban middle classes, the galloping economic crisis and the increase in street crime… The end of the Hollywood classic, the crimes by the Manson Family and psychopaths like Zodiac… These are, among other, the main cultural and political phenomena that marked the life of the United States during the seventies. A period of social and existential uncertainty that coincided with the last golden age of American cinema —remember the first works by De Palma, Spielberg, Coppola, Schrader, Schatzberg, Cimino…—, but also with the appearance of an imaginative, powerful, transgressive, cruel, controversial, typically American horror cinema. Now, several of the country’s best film critics analyze the different cultural and film aspects of this fascinating phenomenon through a book that’s unique in Europe. A book that will be accompanied by the screenings of titles like Night of the Living Dead (George A. Romero, 1968), The Last House on the Left (Wes Craven, 1972), Deranged (Jeff Gillen & Alan Ormsby, 1974), The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (Tobe Hooper, 1974), The Devil’s Rain (Robert Fuest, 1975), The Car (Eliot Silverstein, 1977) or Tourist Trap (David Schmoeller, 1979). Published by the Sitges-International Film Festival of Catalonia and the 18th San Sebastian Horror and Fantasy Film Week. Coordinated, once again, by critic and historian Antonio José Navarro.

Organització

DIRECTOR
Ángel Sala

FINANCIAL DIRECTOR
Caroline Meyden

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR
Mike Hostench

PROGRAM COMMITTEE
Ángel Sala
Jordi Sánchez-Navarro
Mike Hostench
Pepa Cordero
Sònia Abella
Juanma Pastor
P.P.P.

ADMINISITRATION
Natàlia Rey-Joly

ANIMA’T
Director: Jordi Sánchez-Navarro
Deputy: Pepa Cordero

BRIGADOON AND PARALLEL ACTIVITIES
Juanma Pastor

CATALAN FOCUS
Sònia Abella

FILM COORDINATION
Director: Pepa Cordero
Deputy: Lídia Gilabert

PRESS AND PUBLICITY
Director: Eva Herrero
Deputies: Maria Castells, Marina Queraltó
Assistants: Pau Teixidor, Juan Pablo Oviedo
Documentation: Miguel de la Fuente
Interns: Júlia de Balle

LOGISTICS AND PUBLIC RELATIONS
Director: Sergi Orobitg
Deputies: Imma Serra, Bea Solivellas, Maria José Casas
Protocol: Esther Oriola
Protocol Deputy / Festival Secretary: Raquel Dalmau
Guest Coordination: Alicia Reginato
Guest Deputy: Aram Garriga

MARKETING
Director: Esther Torremorell
Deputy: Xavi Buxés
 
PRODUCTIONS AND INFRASTRUCTURES
Director: Josep “Gari” Gracia
Deputy: Pere Millán
Director of Maintenance: Fric López

PUBLICATIONS
Director: Ricardo Reparaz
Deputy: Violeta Kovacsics
 
BOX-OFFICES
Director: Natàlia Rey-Joly
Deputy: Isabel Castells

Notícies

The City of Violence

The Official Premiere of “The City of Violence” was presented today in Sitges. A film about the struggle between rival gangs with aesthetics that drinks from videogames and 60’s action movies. Attending the press conference was Ryoo Seung-wan, the Korean director who presented No...

The Fall, best film

OFICIAL FANTÀSTIC JURY Zoë Bell, Ruggero Deodato, Mark Palansky, Casimiro Torreiro, Eloy Azorín Best Motion Picture The Fall by Tarsem Singh Best Director Jaume Balagueró & Paco Plaza for REC Best Actress Manuela Velasco for Rec Best Actor Sam Rockwell for Joshua (El Hi...

Grindhouse: Planet Terror + Death Proof, double screening in Sitges

Double midnight screening in Sitges: Planet Terror, by Robert Rodriguez and Death Proof, by Quentin Tarantino. A unique occasion to see the Grindhouse project in Europe as it was originally conceived. Attending the press conference were actresses Sidney T. Poitier and Zoe Bell, who also represent...

Halloween

The remake of Halloween, the classic that marked a milestone in 80’s horror movies come to us in the final stretch of the Sitges Festival, with actor and actress Ken Foree and Kristina Klebe. Ken Foree, who has a supporting role in the film, spoke about his experience as an actor under the o...

I?m a cyborg but that?s O.K.

South Korean director Park Chan-wok register, moves away from violence and stories of vengeance, and brings to Sitges a tale of loving, naive characters, a colorist display and a mise en scene that speaks the fantasy genre language. During the press conference, Park Chan-wook revealed some of his...

Los cronocrímenes

Director Nacho Vigalondo and actors Karra Elejalde and Barbara Goenaga, along with producers Eduardo Carneros and Jordi Rediu, presented Timecrimes, Vigalondo's first foray into feature films, after a long career as a short film director. During the press conference, Nacho Vigalondo confessed t...

Tres minutos

This morning, Argentinean director Diego Lublinski presented his sci-fi comedy Tres Minutos. A lover of our country, (at first the movie was going to be shot in Spain), Lublinski said that genre cinema in South America is at a good point in time, an emerging period that promises very interesting tit...

Syd Mead: ?Visual Futurist? of Blade Runner, ?Time Machine? award-winner.

Syd Mead, the Visual futurist for Blade Runner, received the ³Time Machine² honorary award just a few minutes before the second screening of Blade Runner: The Final Cut in the Auditori. The new version of Blade Runner is an unprecedented visual experience, the remastering of Ridley Scott'...

1408 - New tickets on sale

New tickets on sale for the second screening of the closing film of the festival, "1408". Saturday 13, 22:45h., Auditori. 7'5 euros.

El último justo

The presentation was accompanied by Manuel Carballo, Diego Martín, Sandra Fernández and Tedi Villalba, the people responseble for the film, that premieres today in the Official Premiere Section.

The movie, based on a true story that shocked American society, investigates the life of a young nurse who, under the effects of drugs, ran over a man and left him literally stuck in the windshield of her car for three days. Mena Suvari, lately a fan of roles with a high psychological intensity,...

Today was the presentation of Teeth, a movie that arrived in Sitges accompanied by its director, Mitchell Lichtenstein, and one of the leading actors, John Hensley. The movie can be interpreted on several different levels, presenting the case of a young puritan who discovers something 'abnormal' a...

Three generations of genre movies made in Catalonia

Marking the occasion of the opening of the new Catalunya Imaginaria section, within the International Film Festival of Catalonia, today, Thursday October 11th, a press conference was held at 12:30 entitled: THREE GENERATIONS OF GENRE MOVIES MADE IN CATALONIA. Taking part were: Francisco Pé...

Cinema & City

With the support of the Sitges Town Council and the Town Planner Association (ISOCARP), the International Film Festival of Catalonia is organizing a round table on the relationship between town planning, future architecture and cinema. This event will be held on Thursday October 11th at 10:00 in th...

Robert Englund in Sitges

Robert Englund was honored yesterday at the Festival giving him the honorary 'Time Machine' award. A icon of 80's and 90's horror, Robert (Freddy Krueger) Englund took advantage of the award-giving to mention how much he wanted to return to Sitges with another movie. The act took place before the...

A l?interieur (Inside)

A l'interieur , debut of young French filmmakers Alexander Bustillo and Julien Maury, is being screened today in Sitges closely following the controversial trail of films like Irreversible by Gaspar Noé or Haute Tension by Alexandre Aja, in a proposition bathed in gore and ultra-violence, whe...

Km. 31

Mexican director Rigoberto Casteñada, actor Adriá Collado and producer Julio Fernández presented the horror movie Km. 31, a horrifying revision of phantasmagorical apparitions on a road. The film is backed by its enormous success at Mexican box offices (it is the movie with th...

Master Classes (vol. 5)

Syd Mead, the art director of Blade Runner, gave a master class in the Tramuntana room on the work and importance of the art director in a movie with a futuristic subject matter. In 1982 he worked closes with Ridley Scott to obtain that effect of a dark, decadent future that is so well reflected i...

La crisis carnívora

Attending the 'La crisis carnívora' press conference were Pedro Rivero (director), the people responsible for the Nikodemo animation crew and the actors that lend their voices to the main characters: Enrique San Francisco, Pablo Carbonelland Álex Angulo. With the congeniality and goo...

The Signal

The Signal was presented at the Sitges festival today with two of its directors, Dan Bush and Jacob Gentry. The film is structured in three parts, each directed by a different director. The three segments follow the story of a group of characters affected by a strange signal broadcast on television...

First screening of Blade Runner: The Final Cut

Charles Lauzirika, producer of the new restored version, and the architects of the successful technical sector: Douglas Trumbull, director of special effects along with Syd Mead, art director, were at a post screening where there was a Q & A session open to those present. The three of them revea...

Master Classes (vol. 4)

Douglas Trumbull, architect of the special effects for Blade Runner, held a master class today in the Tramuntana Room. Trumbull revealed the ins and outs of the FX used in the movie, how the city model was built and the work they had to do so its appearance was as real as possible. Trumbull didn't j...

Anima't presents... La crisis carnivora

We invite you to get to know the insides of the "marvelous" world of La crisis carnívora Hold your breath! The creators of this irreverent movie tricked a group of individuals with a mind as sick as theirs to put their voices to the film's character's: ENRIQUE SAN FRANCISCO, PABL...

Frontière(s)

Today the Official Fantàstic Selection received the first work by Frenchman Xavier Gens, a regular coworker with Ringo Lam, Tsui Hark and Emmanuel Finkiel. His first feature films has a strong political message and contains echoes of 80's movies, specifically American slasher films where the...

WAZ

Today the movie by British Tom Shankland was presented in Sitges, a claustrophobic thriller that tells the story of a couple of detectives on the trail a psycho who uses a pattern as perverse as demoralizing: give the victims the option of staying alive if they kill a loved one in exchange. Durin...

Presentation of the Autobahn-Senator Brand Name

Urban Legends is a series of eight episodes, shot by director Christian Molina, written by Mike Hostench and whose executive producers are Marivi de Villanueva (Canónigo Films) and Marco Weber (Autobahn). Each of these short films, which last two minutes and have been especially made for dis...

Fermat's Room

Luis Piedrahita and Rodrigo Sopeña presented La Habitación de Fermat. Santi Millán, Lluís Homar, Alejo Sauras and Elena Ballesteros, the film's leading actors and actress along with Federico Luppi, accompanied the directors today in Sitges, where it was presented to the a...

El Rey de la Montaña

El Rey de la Montaña, the third feature film by Gonzalo López Gallego, was presented today in Sitges. The director came to the press conference with its screenwriter Javier Gullón and part of its cast, Leonardo Sbaraglia and Maria Valverde.

Master Classes (vol. 3)

The documentary Maquillando entre monstruos served as an introduction to the class on makeup and special effects given by DDT, a company located in Barcelona and that is responsible for the FX on some of the best recent movies from the fantasy genre, like the Academy Award-winning Pan's Labyrinth, b...

Hot Fuzz

Hot Fuzz, the new bit of mischief from the director of Shaun of the Dead (known in Spain as Zombie's Party) was presented this morning at the Sitges Festival. During the press conference, the director stated that his references in the world of humor are the Marx Brothers, Monty Python and Woody A...

George A. Romero receives the SITGES-International Film Festival of Catalonia's Grand Honorary Award

The director took the Auditori's stage to collect the award before the presentation of his latest film, Diary of the Dead. Sitges crowned Romero as the father of modern horror. At this point no one doubts the profound impression left by his first work, Night of the Living Dead (1968), on earlier...

Presentation of the book American Gothic

Today was the presentation of the book American Gothic, within the framework of the 40th SITGES-International Film Festival of Catalonia. The Festival dedicates a retrospective to this genre that covers, mainly, the period of the 70's, a time when a series of subjects and new filmmakers were forges...

Master Classes (Vol. 2)

J.A. Bayona gave a master class in the Tramuntana Room on The Orphanage, where the attending audience, made up mainly of film and Audiovisual Communication students, where able to ask the director and members of the technical crew all different types of questions. Bayona pointed out the importance...

Larry Fessenden and Gualberto Baña receive the Honorary Maria Award in Sitges 07'

Yesterday Larry Fessenden received the Sitges Festival's Honorary Maria Award during the presentation of his last work The Last Winter. Gualberto Baña, Former Director General of UIP Spain also received the same award during the Premiere of Stardust. In the film world, the description 'one-...

Master Classes (vol. 1)

Alex Proyas's master class was held today in the Tramuntana Room. The visionary sense of his movies and his style when conceiving and filming potential, dark worlds were one of the central themes of this talk with the attending audience. The diverse influences on Proyas' work, mainly great science...

REC by Paco Plaza and Jaume Balagueró: encouraging presentation in Sitges

The new proposal from young filmmakers Paco Plaza and Jaume Balagueró was presented in Sitges at a heavily attended press conference where the directors, along with the movie's leading woman, Manuela Velasco, and executive producer Júlio Fernandez, talked about the conception of the mo...

Presentation of The Orphanage in Sitges

J. A Bayona, along with the rest of the movie's crew, thanked the audience in Sitges, and very specially the film's producer, Guillermo del Toro, who greeted those attending the festival through a pre-recorded video shown on the Auditori's majestic screen. A greeting loaded with congeniality and bes...

Alex Proyas receives the Time Machine Award in Sitges

Alex Proyas received the honorific Time Machine award from the Festival director, Angel Sala. The act occurred during the 40th edition's opening gala. Proyas received the SITGES-International Film Festival of Catalonia's acknowledgement of his career as a filmmaker with movies that, today, are a mil...

Anima?t kicks off with Tekkonkinkreet: the animated technovision of a retro-futuristic cosmopolis, according to Michael Arias

The Sitges Fantasy Film Festival's program always reserves a privileged place for animated cinema. Anima't, one of the parallel sections dedicated to this genre and that has grown the most during the last editions, is today a mini-festival in itself; accommodating proposals that combine the leading...

40 possible worlds in Sitges

The 40th edition of the Sitges International Film Festival of Catalonia kicks off today with the film recently nominated to represent Spain at the Academy Awards in Hollywood: The Orphanage, by J.A. Bayona. The movie, produced by Guillermo del Toro, seems to be following the wake of the success achi...

Tributes and Honorary Awards

This year the Time Machine Award that the SITGES ' International Film Festival of Catalonia bestows upon outstanding figures in fantasy film for their life achievement, will be for Robert Englund, Jesús Franco, Alex Proyas, and Syd Mead. William Friedkin also joins the list of people honored...

Zoë Bell, Ruggero Deodato, Michael Rooker, Martin Weisz and Mirito Torreiro: Sitges 2007 Official Fantàstic Jury

After an entire career working as a stuntwoman, Zoë Bell just debuted in film as an actress with Quentin Tarantino in Deathproof, the second pièce de résistance that precedes Planet Terror in the double feature Grindhouse; a sphere where the young New Zealander performed playing h...

Commited to first works in the Official Selection

George A. Romero and Rutger Hauer, among the festival's outstanding guests The SITGES ' International Film Festival of Catalonia will be opening its 40th edition, on October 4th, with one of the season's most awaited first works, The Orphanage, by J.A. Bayona (out-of-competition) that will give wa...

Seminar ?Both sides of fear?

Psychology defines fear as the emotion that responds to impending danger, usually leading to a disgusting feeling. The film maker Woody Allen, however, conceives it as his most beloved companion; that one, who will never cheat on him, will never be unfaithful to him. Companion and emotion, both te...

George A. Romero to receive the Grand Honorary Award

A director that has known how to gauge the fears that have been built up over the 70's, the 80's and the 90's, the great George A. Romero will collect the Time Machine honorary award given to him by the Sitges-International Film Festival of Catalonia, in honor of a lifetime career dedicated to horro...

Sitges is the world capital of fantasy film once again

The Sitges International Film Festival will once again be the epicenter of the fantasy genre, starting next Thursday and during nine very intense days, with the best and most representative in recent worldwide genre production. The presentation of the Opening Gala for the Festival's 40th edition wi...

40 years making reality a little less harsh

This year Sitges has a lot to celebrate, as it is the 40th anniversary of its acclaimed International Film Festival of Catalonia. . Vitruvio Leo Burnett, an Advertising Agency that has been working with the festival for 8 years, also wanted to join in the celebrations with the campaign they put tog...

Pack Festival de Sitges 40th Anniversary

It is an honor for Cameo to be able to be present at the Sitges ' International Film Festival of Catalonia, very especially this year when the most important competition in the genre world is 40 years old. The Sitges Festival Pack will be made up of three films that are transcendental to understand...

Five young men and women to make up the 3rd Carnet Jove Jury

The creation of this jury has been promoted for the last three years by the Youth Department, through the Carnet Jove's Connecta't Program, and the competition's management. The selection commission for the 3rd Carnet Jove Jury, made up of the Sitges International Film Festival of Catalonia's manag...

Temporary Film Line-up

Press here to download the temporary film list pdf (Pdf 80kb), it will be updated on the 1rst of October .

The festival commercials at the Reina Sofía Museum

The advertising campaigns for the Sitges ' International Film Festival of Catalonia, created for cinema and television by the Vitruvio Leo Burnett agency, are regulars on the list of winners at international advertising festivals. Two of the commercials from last year's edition of the Festival (Oct...

The Orphanage, by J.A. Bayona, to open the festival

The 40th anniversary's image is dedicated to Blade Runner. El International Film Festival of Catalonia will be opening its 40th edition with The Orphanage, by J. A. Bayona, produced by Guillermo del Toro. Sitges 07 will be an important showcase for Spanish fantasy productions, represented by movi...

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