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Sitges Consolidates its Presence at Ventana Sur

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The 15th edition of Ventana Sur, the largest audiovisual market in Latin America, has come to an end with spectacular attendance figures, and naturally, as it couldn't be otherwise, our Festival.

 

Added to the presentation of "WomanInFanLatina: Monsters, Creatures and Nightmares Created by Them", where Mònica Garcia i Massagué, Director of the Foundation, Carina Rodríguez, Ultracine journalist and author of "El cine de terror en Argentina" and Paulina Villavicencio, producer at Disruptiva Films and the person behind 'Huesera: The Bone Woman', raised great expectations for this year's eponymous WomanInFan book, edited by Hermenaute, was one of this year's most eagerly awaited lineups.

 

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The celebration of the 7th Sitges Week in Buenos Aires was reaffirmed with the overwhelming response of an audience that, on the other side of the Atlantic, also shows its loyalty and trust in our brand. And so the screenings took place one after another at the Gaumont theater, where we were able to recover some of the big hits of our 56th edition, like 'When Evil Lurks', by Demián Rugna (who attended the screening with his team), 'The Wait', by F. Javier Gutiérrez, 'Eyestring', by Javier Devitt, 'Acid', by Just Philippot'Vincent Must Die', by Stéphan Castang'La otra hermana', by Abril Dores and Malena Martins Yanz or 'Sleep', de Jason Yu.

 

But there was much more. As for acknowledgements, we awarded the Blood Window Lab Award to 'Saliva', by Martín Desalvo, a Pensa & Rocca Producciones SRL production; an infectious blend of rock music and zombie cinema that has earned the right to participate in the next edition of the FanPitch industry program at the SITGES - International Fantastic Film Festival of Catalonia.

 

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We also presented an award to the winning project in the WomanInFan Fant.Latina ehich was 'La mujer que soñaba bajo el agua', by Ale García and Carla Sierra, a La Palma de Oro Films production, in this case consisting of professional accreditations for its representatives at the next edition of our Festival.

 

We were also in charge of announcing the Blood Window Screenings Award, which was given ex aequo to the documentary 'Profondo Argento', co-directed by Steve Della Casa and Giancarlo Rolandi, and to the fiction film 'Marisa y Gomoso', directed by Pablo Parés.

 

Finally, we presented the Award for Best Short Film as part of the FantLatam awards, promoted in collaboration with the Méliès Federation. This award went to 'Unheimlich', by Fabio Colonna, who had already been a winner in the Brigadoon section in 2021.

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