27-09-2006 0:00


Time Machine Awards

This year the Máquina del Tiempo (Time Machine) Awards that SITGES ' International Film Festival of Catalonia presents to outstanding figures in fantasy film, will go to Alejandro Amenábar, Kiyoshi Kurosawa, Alejandro Jodorowsky and Howard Berger.

Howard Berger (2006 Academy Award for Best Makeup for The Chronicles of Narnia) will receive the Máquina del Tiempo on October 8th (1:00), before the screening of the Masters of Horror episodes Cigarette Burns and Homecoming for which, along with Grec Nicotero (both from the KNB EFX Group), he was in charge of the special makeup effects.

Alejandro Amenábar will receive the award on October 12th (23:00), for his contribution to disseminating Spanish genre movies (The Others, Open Your Eyes, Thesis).

Alejandro Jodorowsky will be holding a Cabaret Místico session on the 12th (12:00), where he will receive the award for his professional career.

Japanese director Kiyoshi Kurosawa will be featured in a retrospective in Orient Express, which includes the premiere of Retribution (photo), on Friday October 13th. He will be awarded the Máquina del Tiempo the same day at 21:15.

In addition, Sitges 06 will be awarding the Honorary María for Fantasy Film Distribution to Lluis de Val López, Chairman of Manga Films. The award-giving presentation will be on October 6th at 18:00.





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