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Yoshihiro Nishimura wins the Sitges Pitchbox Award at the Korean BIFAN 2017 Festival



Japanese director and special effects and makeup specialist Yoshihiro Nishimura was the winner of this year’s Sitges Pitchbox Award, held as a part of the NAFF (Network of Asian Fantastic Films) at the BIFAN – Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival in South Korea.

The project for which he was proclaimed winner is the thriller The Embalmer. Face of the Dead, produced by Midori Inoue. The award includes Nishimura’s visit as a guest at the next Sitges Pitchbox, which will be held this upcoming October 6th during the Festival. Nishimura is the director of films like Helldriver, Mutant Girls Squad or Ninja War of Torakage, all of them presented different years at the Sitges Film Festival.

Sitges Pitchbox is the pitching event organized by the Filmarket Hub online platform in association with the Sitges - International Fantastic Film Festival of Catalonia. Starting July 5th and until August 30th, those screenwriters, directors and producers who have a genre project in the development stage can submit their projects here


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