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Selected projects at Sitges Online Pitchbox 2021 announced

The Filmarket Hub platform and the Sitges Film Festival have announced the selected projects at the new edition of Sitges Pitchbox - an international pitch event dedicated to horror, sci-fi and fantasy films and series in development.

The event will take place online on the 8th and the 15th of October as part of the industry activity of the Sitges Film Festival. Representatives from the selected projects will have the opportunity to pitch and meet executives from companies such as Elle Driver, Exile Content Studio, Globalgate, Particular Crowd, Red Arrow Studios, Showrunner Films, The Mediapro Studio, The Project, Wild Bunch, XYZ Films and Yellow Veil Pictures.

The projects will also have the chance to win one of the four cash awards to support development expenses. The best feature film will be awarded with 5.000€, while the two runner up feature films will receive 1.000€ each. An award of 2.500€ will be granted to the best scripted series. The jury consists of Javier Fernández (Blood Window), Annick Mahnert (Frontières) and Jongsuk Thomas Nam (NAFF-BIFAN) for films; Ana Diez (Movistar+), Nína Dögg Filippusdóttir (Vesturport) and Candela Izquierdo (Federation Spain) for series.

Additionally, the five series projects will be invited to participate at the brand new Showrunners LAB and offered 1to1 advisory sessions with the three confirmed mentors - Nick Antosca, Teresa Fernández-Valdés and Jannik Tai Mosholt. The lab will also host masterclasses exploring the main characteristics of the American, the Spanish and the Scandinavian model of showrunning, as well a presentation of case studies. The Showrunners LAB is supported and co-organised by Europa Creativa Desk - MEDIA Catalunya.

 

OFFICIAL SELECTION OF INTERNATIONAL FEATURE FILMS

ANIMA
Colombia - United States
Written and directed by Andres Beltran
Produced by Natalia Echeverri (Dynamo) and Luisa Fernanda Velosa

JANE
Spain
Written by Javier Calvo and Mara Lethem
Directed by Aram Garriga
Produced by Aram Garriga (Visualsuspects S.L.) and Carles Torras (Zabriskie Films S.L.)

LA VIRGEN DE LA TOSQUERA
Argentina - México
Written by Benjamin Naishtat (based on 2 stories by Mariana Enríquez)
Directed by Laura Casabé
Produced by Valeria Bistagnino and Tomás Eloy Muñoz (Mostra Cine), Alejandro Israel (Ajimolido Films) and Diego Martínez Ulanosky (Caponeto)

MOTHER OF PIGS
Australia
Written by Jennifer van Gessel

THE HISTORY OF MONSTERS
United States
Written and directed by Juan Pablo Arias Muñoz

TORMENTA DE ABRIL
Spain
Written by Norma Vila and Ana Hormaetxea
Directed by Norma Vila
Produced by Alexandre Bass (NewCo Audiovisual), Cristina Urgel and Eva Moreno (Not Alone Productions)

 

OFFICIAL SELECTION OF EUROPEAN SCRIPTED SERIES

DARK ROAD
Ireland
Created and written by Paul FitzSimons

IN YOUR SKIN
Germany
Created and written by Tina Steffan

MADRIZ
Spain
Created and written by Dani Reina and Iker Aizpuru

NEXUS
Spain
Created and written by Sergio Campo
Produced by Fernanda Tabarés (Voz Audiovisual)

BAD TEETH (STRIGOI)
Romania - United Kingdom
Created and written by Sînziana Cojoc?rescu

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