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Awards, shows, and fantastic films

The festival is once again loaded with awards, shows, and the best national and international films.

Official Fantastic In-Competition Selection

The Kong

Awards that distinguish within the Official Fantastic Competition Selection:

  • Best Film Award
  • Special Jury Prize
  • Best Director Award
  • Best Male Performance Award
  • Best Female Performance Award
  • Best Screenplay Award
  • Best Photography Award
  • Best Special Effects Award
  • Best Music Award

Noves Visions

  • Best Film Award
  • Best Direction Award
  • Best Short Noves Visions Petit Format Award

Critics Awards

Awarded by the Catalan Association of Cinematographic Critics and Writers, which distinguishes within the Official Fantastic Competition Selection (SOFC):

  • José Luis Guarner Award for Best Film
  • Citizen Kane Award for Best First Feature
  • SOFC Best Short Film Award (®Academy Awards shortlist)


  • Award for Best Animated Short Film (®Academy Awards shortlist)
  • Award for Best Animated Feature Film

Blood Window

  • Best Ibero-American production film

Méliès d'Argent Awards

  • Award for Best European Production Feature Film
  • Award for Best European Production Short Film

Audience Awards

  • Best SOFC Movie
  • Best Panorama Movie
  • Best Movie Midnight X-Treme
  • Best Focus Asia Film (Asian-produced film)

Brigadoon Paul Naschy Award

  • Award for the best fantastic short film presented in this section

Awards Carnet Jove

  • SOFC Best Feature Film Award
  • Sitges Documenta Best Film Award

SGAE Nova Autoria Awards

They distinguish short films from academic institutions specialized in cinema and audiovisual production:

  • Best Direction Award
  • Best Original Screenplay Award
  • Best Original Music Award

Time Machine Award

Recognition of the lifetime achievement of film personalities and/or institutions that have had a special relationship with the festival and, above all, with the fantastic genre.

Grand Honorary Prize

It distinguishes cinematographic personalities with a significant and outstanding career within the history of cinema and, especially, in the fantastic genre.

Nosferatu Award

Retrospective honorary distinction, awarded to national and European cinematographic personalities.

Honorary Maria Award

Prize awarded for the work of a career in a technical field of fantastic cinematography.