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Tributes and Honorary Awards

This year the Time Machine Award that the SITGES ' International Film Festival of Catalonia bestows upon outstanding figures in fantasy film for their life achievement, will be for Robert Englund, Jesús Franco, Alex Proyas, and Syd Mead.
William Friedkin also joins the list of people honored with this award which he received directly at his residence in Los Angeles and that the Festival director, Angel Sala, delivered to him personally.

Robert Englund, famous for his role as Freddy Krueger in A Nightmare on Elm Street (84. Dir. Wes Craven), will receive The Time Machine Award on October 9th (00:45), before the screening of his latest film: Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer.

Jesús Franco will receive the Time Machine on the 12th (23:00), before the screening of the remake of Halloween by Rob Zombie. A debt that the Sitges Festival has always had with the filmmaker and that, this year, will be settled by paying tribute to one of the directors born in our country whose personal and fascinating work has been acclaimed internationally.

Syd Mead, responsible for the production design of important movies like Aliens by James Cameron or Mission To Mars by Brian De Palma, will be in Sitges to receive the Time Machine on the 10th (00:45), before the screening of Blade Runner: The Final Cut in the Auditori.

Álex Proyas, director of, among others, The Crow (94) and Dark City (98), will be Awarded the Time Machine during the Festival's Opening Gala.

In addition, Larry Fessenden (director and producer) and Gualberto Baña, former General Manager of UIP Spain will receive an Honorary Maria Award on Friday the 5th at 22:00, before the premiere of Stardust.

On the other hand, George A. Romero will receive the Sitges-International Film Festival of Catalonia's Grand Honorary Award on the 6th, at 21:15, before the screening of Day of the Dead.

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