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