SITGES FANPITCH Feature Films

SITGES FILM FESTIVAL

Program description

For the eighth year in a row, the Sitges – International Fantastic Film Festival of Catalonia is organizing its feature film and series project pitch competition. Starting this 2022, Sitges Pitchbox will be renamed Sitges FanPitch, broadening the contents of the call for entries with training and the preparation of the competing projects.
Consequently, Sitges FanPitch is the international pitch competition event focused on horror, science fiction or fantastic feature films and series in development and is adding a training laboratory on sustainability and leadership of audiovisual projects.
This initiative still maintains its goal of discovering the very best genre projects and matching them with leading companies in the industry. The event will take place in hybrid format on October 10th and 13th as part of the Sitges Film Festival.
A total of five series and five feature films from around the world will be selected. The people responsible for each of the selected projects will have the opportunity to make a sales pitch and meet with each of the participating companies. In addition, the 3 winning feature film projects will be eligible for travel grants for their international circulation. In the series category, 1 winning project will be selected, which will receive a cash prize for ongoing development.
For the second consecutive year, this edition will be complemented with the Showrunners LAB, an introductory and mentoring seminar on the role of the showrunner. The selected projects will be able to carry out individual mentoring sessions with each of the showrunners participating in this year’s edition.
Training for the winning projects will be provided at THE SITGES SUSTAINABLE PITCH LAB. Social Perspectives, Resource Awareness & Pitch as a Tool for Change and Success, a two-day laboratory (October 11 and 12) within the framework of the festival, presented by Helene Granqvist and Valeria Richter.
All the selected projects will have the option of acquiring a free Industry accreditation of this edition of the festival to be able to attend all the Industry sessions (except the private ones), be part of the Sitges Industry Online-Catalan Films platform, and the viewings of films included in the accreditation.

Awards

The projects selected at Sitges FanPitch will be eligible for the following awards:

  FEATURE FILM CATEGORY

Three travel grants for 1 representative of each project (includes travel and living expenses at the destination):

  SERIES CATEGORY

Cash award of 2,500 euros (VAT included) for the project’s development*

* The representative of the winning series project must submit a proposal for expenses as part of the production development plan, which will be approved and paid for directly by the Sitges Film Festival of Catalonia Foundation.

Programming blocks

The Sitges FanPitch programming is divided into the following blocks: Scripted Series, Feature Films and Showrunners Lab, an introductory seminar and advice on the figure of the showrunner through the presentation and analysis of two models: South American and Spanish.

SITGES FANPITCH – FEATURE FILMS

Pitch Session

In this session, the chosen series present their pitch online.

Date

Monday, October 10th 

Jury

  • Javier Fernández: Director of Blood Window 
  • Annick Mahnert: Director of Programming at Fantastic Fest in Austin and Executive Director of the Frontières Co-Production Market
  • Jongsuk Thomas Nam: NAFF Managing Director at Bucheon Int’l Fantastic Film Festival (BIFAN)

1:1 Meetings

* Private event.

Date

Monday, October 10th

Location

Online and Onsite

Participating companies

International selected projects

To request more information about the selected projects of Sitges FanPitch 2022 write to Industry Hub indicating your details: Name, Company, Position and Email.

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