SITGES PITCHBOX Feature Films

SITGES FILM FESTIVAL

Program description

For the seventh consecutive year, the Filmarket Hub platform and Festival de Sitges come together to organize Sitges Pitchbox, an international pitching event focused on feature films and series in development of horror, science fiction or fantasy. Seven feature films and five European series have been selected. Those responsible for these projects will have the opportunity to make a seven-minute pitch and then have one-to-one meetings with the participating companies. Additionally, four cash prizes will be allocated for development expenditure. Participant companies include: XYZ Films, Wild Bunch, Exile Content Studio, Globalgate Entertainment, Red Arrow Studios, The Mediapro Studio, Showrunner Films, and more.

Prizes

  • Prize for Best Featured Feature: 5,000 € (VAT included)
  • Prize for both finalist feature films: 1,000 € per project (VAT included)
  • Prize for best series: 2,500 € (VAT included)

Programming blocks

The Sitges Pitchbox programming is divided into the following blocks: Scripted Series, Feature Films and this year’s novelty, Showrunners Lab, in collaboration with Europa Creativa Desk – MEDIA Catalunya, an introductory seminar and advice on the figure of the showrunner through the presentation and analysis of three models: North American, Scandinavian and Spanish.

SITGES PITCHBOX – FEATURE FILMS

Pitch Session

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

Date

Thursday, October 14th / 4 p. m. – 5:30 p. m.

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)

Co-organizing entity

Filmarket Hub

1:1 Meetings

* Private event.

Date

Friday, October 15th

Location

Online

Participating companies

International selected projects

To request more information about the selected projects of Sitges Online Pitchbox 2021 write to the Filmarket Hub team indicating your details: Name, Company, Position and Email.

ANIMA
Colombia – United States of America
Written and directed by Andres Beltran
Produced by Natalia Echeverri (Dynamo) and Luisa Fernanda Velosa
JANE
Spain
Written by Javier Calvo y 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 - Mexico
Written by Benjamin Naishtat (based on two 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 of America
Written and directed by Juan Pablo Arias Muñoz
TORMENTA DE ABRIL
Spain
Written by Norma Vila i Ana Hormaetxea
Directed by Norma Vila
Produced by Alexandre Bass (NewCo Audiovisual), Cristina Urgel and Eva Moreno (Not Alone Productions)
CHUZALONGO
Ecuador
Directed by Diego Ortuño
Produced by Michelle Echeverría
Dominio Digital

Award-winning projects

Award for the best feature film:

‘THE VIRGIN OF THE QUARRY PIT’

The project will be granted with 5.000€ to support ongoing development expenses.

Awards for 2 runner up feature films:

‘JANE’ and ‘CHUZALONGO’

Each project will be granted with 1.000€ to support ongoing development expenses.

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