Sitges Pitchbox

Sitges Pitchbox is an international pitching event focused on horror, science fiction or fantasy projects under development. This new edition was held virtually and for the first time was focused on both international feature films and European series currently under development.

 

A total of seven feature films and seven series are selected. The project representatives will have the opportunity to make a seven-minute pitch and subsequently have one-on-one meetings with the participating companies. Additionally, four cash prizes will be awarded for development expenses.

 

AWARDED PROJECTS 2020

 

 

Some of the companies that participated during the last edition:

Awards

The program offers four different types of awards thanks to the Diputació de Barcelona (Barcelona Provincial Council). This year, as an exceptional measure in response to the Covid-19 crisis, the awards in the form of travel expenses to attend and present the project at the markets NAFF - Bucheon International Film Festival (South Korea) and at the Blood Window in Ventana Sur (Argentina), will be converted into two additional development awards.

 

Sitges Pitchbox 2020 Awards:

Award for the best feature film: 5,000 € (VAT included)

Award for the two runner-up films: 1,000 € (VAT incl.)

Award for the best series project: 2,500 € (VAT incl.)

The winning projects must present a development plan, the costs of which will be billed directly to the Sitges Film Festival of Catalonia Foundation. The economic award will not be given directly to the project.

 

Jury

International feature films:

  • Javier Fernández | Blood Window Director
  • Mònica Garcia | General Director - Fundació Sitges Festival Internacional de Cinema de Catalunya
  • Jongsuk Thomas Nam | NAFF Managing Director at Bucheon Int'l Fantastic Film Festival (BIFAN)
            

 

European scripted series:

  • Carolina Bang | Producer, co-founder of Pokeepsie Films and actress
  • Susana Herreras | General Director - ead of Series Development at Movistar+
  • Katrin Pors | Producer and Partner at Snowglobe Film

           

 

Feature Films

Who can submit a feature film project?

· Producers from around the world who are looking for co-producers, financing and/or distribution for their feature film projects.

· Screenwriters from around the world who are looking to present their feature film scripts to producers and industry executives.

Requirements for feature films

· Fiction feature film under development

- Genre: Horror, science fiction or fantasy

- Screenplay (at least in its 1st draft)

- Screenplay language: English, Spanish or Catalan

- Presentation dossier

- Provisional poster

- Registered in the Filmarket Hu online market

 

Series

Who can submit a serial project?

· Producers with a company located in Europe who are looking for co-producers, financing and/or distribution for their series projects.

· Screenwriters of European nationality or residing in Europe who are looking to present their scripts to producers and industry executives.

Requirements for series

· Fiction series under development

- Genre: Horror, science fiction or fantasy

- Script of the first episode (at least in its first draft)

- Script language: English, Spanish or Catalan

- Bible

- Provisional poster

- Registered on the Filmarket Hub online marketplace

 

 

Each edition includes the participation of a celebrity from the audiovisual sector. During the last edition, we count on the special participation of the directors Brandon Cronenberg and Álex de la Iglesia. Director Vincenzo Natali was the person in charge of kicking off Pitchbox 2019, while last year it was actor Ron Perlman (2018), and the director Guillermo Del Toro in 2017.

 

Sitges Pitchbox 2020 official selection of international feature films 

 

BEYOND THE VEIL

United Kingdom

Wriitten by Michael Mortimer

 

BLUE AS YOUR BLOOD

Germany

Wriitten by Ivan Sainz-Pardo and Juan Moscardo Rius 

Directed by Ivan Sainz-Pardo

Produced by Till Schmerbeck (Schmerbeck Entertainment)

 

CUANDO ACECHA LA MALDAD

Argentina

Written and directed by Demian Rugna

Produced by Fernando Díaz (Machaco Films)

 

EL ARCOIRIS NEGRO (SEARCHING FOR THE BLACK RAINBOW)

Colombia - Argentina

Written and directed by Juan Diego Escobar Alzate

Produced by Javier Diaz (Coruya Cine)

 

FRONTERA

Spain

Written by Sergio Rozas, Igor Legarreta and Francisco Javier S. Donate

Directed by Sergio Rozas

 

LA NOVIA DE LA MUERTE (DEATH’S BRIDE)

Spain

Written and directed by Antonio Morales

Produced by Jon Arrospide (Antonio Morales P.C.)

 

PRECIOSÍSIMA SANGRE (PRECIOUS BLOOD)

Mexico

Written by Andrés Kaiser and Francisco González

Directed by Andrés Kaiser

Produced by Nicole Maynard Pinto (Cine Feral)

 

Sitges Pitchbox 2020 official selection of european scripted series

 

BE HAPPY, OR ELSE!

Estonia

Created by Chinh Van Tran, Mauricio Tunaroza Romero and Eric Romero

Written by Chinh Van Tran

Directed by Eric Romero

Produced by Mauricio Tunaroza Romero

 

DAEDALUS

Germany

Created by BLAKBULB

Written by Anakaren Gomez and Bárbara Almeida Ladeia

Directed by Bárbara Almeida Ladeia and Adedunmola Olanrewaju

Produced by Leopold W. Hofmann (Ampics Media)

 

DUBOIS

Italy

Created by César González Álvarez

Written by César González Álvarez and Mario Felipe de la Maza

Directed by César González Álvarez

Produced by Adele Dell'erario (Occhi di Giove) and Salvatore Lizzio (Revok Films)

 

LA GRIETA

Spain

Created and written by Maria Calafat

 

LEMONIZ

Spain

Created by Pablo de la Chica

Written by Pablo de la Chica and Elisa Puerto Aubel

Produced by David Torres (Salon Indien Films)

 

MR. RAY

Belgium

Created by Antoine Bours

Written by Antoine Bours, Christophe Mavroudis, Christophe Joaquin and Pierre Puget

 

R.I.P.

Spain

Created, written and directed by Caye Casas

Produced by Norbert Llaràs (Alhena Production)

 

 

Sitges Pitchbox 2020 special mentions

Apart from the selected projects, special mentions will be grant. These projects won’t participate at the event, but they will be featured at project's dossier. They will also enjoy the unlimited subscription to the online marketplace and the hosting at the 'Best project selections'.

Feature Films

 

Series

 

Videos of previous editions:

Sitges Pitchbox 2018

Sitges Pitchbox 2017

Sitges Pitchbox 2016

 

Organizers:

Partners:

 

Media partner:

 

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