FESTIVAL ARCHIVES

2020

Sitges - 53ed. Festival Internacional de Catalunya
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List of winners

Awards 53 Sitges - Festival Internacional de Cinema Fantàstic de Catalunya

Secció Oficial Fantàstic a competició

Millor pel·lícula / Mejor película / Best Feature Length Film
Possessor Uncut (Brandon Cronenberg) 

Premi especial del jurat / Premio especial del jurado / Special Jury Prize  
La nuée de/by Just Philippot     

Millor direcció / Mejor dirección / Best Direction 
(sponsored by Moritz)
Brandon Cronenberg (Possessor Uncut)

Menció a la direcció / Mención a la dirección / Mention to the Direction
Natalie Erika James (Relic)

Millor interpretació masculina / Mejor interpretación masculina / Best Actor
(sponsored by Vilamòbil)
Grégoire Ludig & David Marsais (Mandibules)

Millor interpretació femenina / Mejor interpretación femenina / Best Actress
(sponsored by So de Tardor)
Suliane Brahim (La nuée)

Menció a la interpretació femenina / Mención a la interpretación femenina  / Mention to the Best Actress
Marin Ireland (The Dark and The Wicked)

Millor guió / Mejor guion / Best Screenplay
(sponsored by Fundació "la Caixa" & CaixaBank)
Márk Bodzsár, Juli Jakab & István Tasnádi (Comrade Drakulich)

Millors efectes especials / Mejores efectos especiales / Best Special Effects
(sponsored by Kelonik & Antaviana)
Maks Naporowski, Filip Jan Rymsza, Dariush Derakhshani (Mosquito State)

Millor fotografia / Mejor fotografía / Best Photography  
Tristan Nyby (The Dark and The Wicked)

Millor música / Mejor música / Best Music
Bingen Mendizábal & Koldo Uriarte  (Baby)

Gran Premi del públic a la millor pel·lícula / Gran Premio del público a la mejor película / Audience Award Best Motion Picture         
(sponsored by La Vanguardia)
La vampira de Barcelona (Lluís Danés)

Millor curtmetratge de gènere fantàstic / Mejor cortometraje de género Fantástico / Best Fantastic Genre Short Film   
(sponsored by Fotogramas)
The Luggage (Yi-fen Tsai)

Menció al curtmetratge / Mención al  cortometraje / Mention to the Short Film
Rutina: La prohibición (SAM)

 

Panorama Fantàstic
Millor pel·lícula / Mejor película / Best Feature Film
Tailgate (Bumperkleef) de Lodewijk Crijns
Focus Asia
Millor pel·lícula / Mejor película / Best Feature Film
The Queen of Black Magic de Kimo Stamboel



Noves Visions
Millor pel·lícula / Mejor película / Best Feature Film
My Heart Can't Beat Unless You Tell It To (Jonathan Cuartas)

Menció a la pel·lícula / Mención a la película / Mention to the Film 
El elemento enigmático (Alejandro Fadel)

Millor direcció / Mejor dirección / Best Direction 
Laura Casabé (Los que vuelven)

Millor curt Noves Visions Petit Format / Mejor corto Noves Visions Petit Format / Best Noves Visions Petit Format Short       
Luz Distante - Parte 1, Les desventurades (Santiago Reale)

 


Midnight X-treme
Premi del públic a la millor pel·lícula / Premio del público a la mejor película / Audience Award Best Motion Picture    
The Queen of Black Magic (Kimo Stamboel)


Sitges Documenta
Premi a la millor pel·lícula / Premio a la mejor película / Award Best Motion Picture      
Ivan, O Terrível (Mario Abbade)


Blood Window
Premi Blood Window / Premio Blood Window / Blood Window Award
Marea alta (High Tide) de/by Verónica Chen


Jurat de la Crítica
Premi de la Crítica José Luis Guarner / Premio de la Crítica José Luis Guarner / José Luis Guarner Critic's Award  
Teddy (Ludovic Boukherma & Zoran Boukherma)         

Premi Citizen Kane a la direcció revelació / Premio Citizen Kane a la dirección revelación / Citizen Kane Award for Best New Direction  
Jonathan Cuartas (My Heart Can't Beat Unless You Tell It To)

Méliès d'Argent
Premi al Millor Curtmetratge /Premio al Mejor Cortometraje / Award for Best Short Film
Dar-dar by Paul Urkijo

Premi a la Millor Pel·lícula/ Premio a la Mejor Película / Award for Best Feature Film
Le dernier voyage de Paul W.R by Romain Quirot

Carnet JOVE
Premi Jurat Carnet Jove al millor llargmetratge de gènere fantàstic / Premio Jurado Carnet Jove al mejor largometraje de género fantástico / Carnet Jove Award for Best Fantasy Genre Feature Film        
She Dies Tomorrow (Amy Seimetz)       

Premi al millor llargmetratge d’animació / Premio al mejor largometraje de animación / Award for Best Animated Feature Film     
Seven Days War (Yuta Murano)

Premi al millor curtmetratge d’animació / Premio al mejor cortometraje de animación / Award for Best Animated Short Film
Red Rover (Astrid Goldmisth)


Brigadoon
Premi Brigadoon Paul Naschy / Premio Brigadoon Paul Naschy / Paul Naschy Brigadoon Award     
Horrorscope (Pol Diggler)

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Jury

Official Fantàstic Jury
David Matamoros (producer)
Víctor García (director)
María del Puy Alvarado (producer)
Juana Acosta (actress)
Borja Crespo (director, producer)

Noves Visions / Sitges Documenta Jury
Younes Bachir (actor)
Silvana Fiorese (programmer)
Juan Sebastián Vásquez (cinematographer)

Blood Window / Méliès d'Or Jury
Carlos Areces (actor)
Nahikari Ipiña (producer)
Reinaldo Pereira (co-director Nocturna)

Brigadoon Jury
David Jordán (festival director)
Paul Urkijo (director)
Sara Lopo (festivacoordinator l)

Critics Jury
Mireia Iniesta (critic)
Lucas Santos (critic)
Carlos Losilla (critic)

Mèliés Jury
Asier Mensuro (historian, writer)
Alfredo Oribe (publisher and documentalist)
David Muñoz (director)

Tributes

Actes paral·lels

Publications

Official Publications of 53th edition of Sitges - Festival Internacional de Cinema Fantàstic de Catalunya

 

Organization

DIRECTOR OF THE FOUNDATION
Mònica Garcia Massagué

FESTIVAL DIRECTOR
Àngel Sala

DIRECTION ASSISTANT
Diego López-Fernández

PROGRAMMING MANAGERS
Ángel Sala
Diego López-Fernández
Mònica Garcia Massagué
Annick Mahnert
Jordi Sánchez-Navarro  

SELECTION COMMITEE
Domingo López
Enrique Garcelán
Gerard Casau
Gloria Fernández
Víctor Esquirol
Violeta Kovacsics
Xavi Sánchez-Pons

PROGRAMMING CONSULTANTS
Desirée de Fez
Mike Hostench
Javier Fernandez Cuarto 

ANIMA'T
Jordi Sánchez Navarro

BRIGADOON
Diego López-Fernández

SEVEN CHANCES
ACCEC (Associació Catalana de la Crítica i l’Escriptura Cinematogràfica) 

ADMINISTRATION
Responsible
Natàlia Rey-Joly
Assistant
Cristina Solé
Second Assistant
Nadia Mendiola

TICKETING
Responsible
Àngel Mateos

COMMUNICATION AND PRESS
Press Manager
Alba Laguna
Communication Manager
Marta Andreu

FILM COORDINATION
Responsible
Elisabeth Sala

PARALLEL ACTIVITIES
Responsible
Marta Artigas 

MARKETING
Responsible
Eva Torres

PRODUCTION
Responsible
Josep "Gari" Gràcia

SITGES FILM HUB
Responsible

Alba Tomillero

PUBLICATIONS
Responsible

Violeta Kovacsics

ONLINE PLATFORM
Responsible

Omar Parra

GUESTS
Responsible

Alicia Reginato

PUBLIC RELATIONS
Responsible

Eloy Calvo

PROTOCOL
Responsible
Ernesto Pascua

VOLUNTARIS
Responsible
Owen John Holden

TRANSPORT
Responsible
Dani Arbonés

MAKING OF
Responsible
Quim Crusellas

News

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Awards 53 Sitges - Festival Internacional de Cinema Fantàstic de Catalunya

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