Sitges 05 will be paying tribute to Jim Henson, creator of fantasy films like The Dark Crystal or Labyrinth. Lisa Henson, Jim Henson's daughter and producer of the company's latest creations, will receive the honorary 'Màquina del Temps' Award on behalf of her father, who passed away in 1990.
In addition, the Jim Henson Company, celebrating the 50th anniversary of its creation this year, will be screening in the Official Fantàstic selection the in-competition movie Mirrormask, directed by Dave Mckean, who will be attending the Festival to present the movie and offer spectators a 'Master Class', along with Lisa Henson.
To mark this tribute, we will be screening the short films Cat'& Mouse, Idea Man, King of 8, Queen of 6, Ripples, Time Piece and Wheels that go and the feature films The Dark Crystal and Labyrinth.
The Festival's tribute to Jim Henson completes the series of already announced tributes to Johnnie To, Álex de la Iglesia and the Jaws 30 year celebration.