Sitges - Catalonian International Film Festival

Sitges, Catalonia, Spain

Notes

  • The Sitges festival is a specialized competitive festival which focuses on fantasy films. It has several sections, besides others the Fantàstic, Gran Angular and the Retrospectiva sections. The Fantàstic section is the only competitive one.
  • The festival takes place since 1968 and is competitive since 1971.
  • The festival is acknowledged by the FIAPF.

Awards

"Maria" Honorary Award

"The General" Honorary Award

Anima't Award

Anima't Award - Special Mention

Audience Award

Ben & Jerry's Award

Best Actor

Best Actress

Best Animated Feature Film

Best Animated Feature Film - Special Mention

Best Animated Short Film

Best Animated Short Film - Special Mention

Best Art Direction

Best Cinematography

Best Director

Best Director of an Animated Short Film

Best Film

Best Make-Up

Best Original Music

Best Original Soundtrack

Best Production Design

Best Screenplay

Best Short Film

Best Special Effects

Best Visual Effects

Blood Red Carpet Award

Blood Window Award

Brigadoon Award
  • Brigadoon, is an alternative video space for more radical, explicit and cult fantasy films. It is a classic at the festival. Brigadoon's screening rooms, where entrance is free, are a meeting place for movie buffs and lovers of the most diverse, radical tendencies in fantasy films.

Brigadoon Award - Special Mention

Brigadoon Paul Naschy Award

CEC Medal

Caixa de Catalunya

Carnet Jove - Special Mention

Carnet Jove Jury Award

Citizen Kane Award for Best Directorial Revelation

Citizen Kane Award for Best Directorial Revelation - Special Mention

Clavel Medalla Sitges en Plata de Ley Dorada

Clavell de Plata

Clavell de Plata Daurada

Focus Asia Award

Focus Asia Award - Special Mention

Gran Angular Award
  • The awards in the Gran Angular section, decided by a popular vote among the festival's audience members, go to best film, best director, best actor and best actress.

Grand Audience Award

Grand Honorary Award

Grand Prize of European Fantasy Film in Gold
  • The first Méliès d'Or was given in 1996 at the Brussels International Festival of Fantasy Film.
  • Whether the award is given or not depends on which festival of the European Fantasy Film Festivals Federation (Sitges, Rome, Brussels, Fantasporto, Luxembourg and Espoo (as of 2000)) is chosen to be the host for the current year. (see also Grand Prize of European Fantasy Film in Silver).
  • Since 2008 Sitges is the permanent host for the Méliès d'Or.

Grand Prize of European Fantasy Film in Silver
  • The Méliès d'Argent Award is given by the European Fantasy Film Festivals Federation (currently Sitges, Rome, Brussels, Fantasporto, Luxembourg and Espoo (as of 2000)). It's completely apart of the official awards of the different festivals. Every year the member festivals award their Méliès d'Argent to different films (one per festival). These awarded films are later in competition for the Méliès d'Or Award at one of those festivals.

Grand Prize of European Fantasy Film in Silver - Special Mention

Grand Prize of European Fantasy Short Film in Gold

Grand Prize of European Fantasy Short Film in Silver

Honorary Grand Prize

José Luis Guarner Critic's Award

José Luis Guarner Critic's Award - Special Mention

Maria

Medalla Sitges en Oro de Ley
  • This was the main award of the festival in the seventies.

Medalla Sitges en Plata de Ley

Midnight X-Treme

Méliès d'Argent

New Visions Award

New Visions Award - Special Mention

Nosferatu Award

Nova Autoria Award

Nova Autoria Award - Special Mention

Noves Visions Award

Noves Visions Emergents Award

Noves Visions Experimenta Award

Official Fantastic Competition - Short Films

Official Fantàstic Competition

Official Fantàstic European Selection Méliès d'Argent

Official Fantàstic Panorama - Special Mention

Orient Express Award
  • The Orient Express section was introduced at Sitges 2001. It features a selection of Asian genre films.

Orient Express Award - Special Mention

Panorama Audience Award

Panorama Fantàstic Award

Phonetastic Award

Phonetastic Award - Special Mention

Prize of the Catalan Screenwriter's Critic and Writer's Association

Prize of the International Critics' Jury

Prize of the International Critics' Jury - Special Mention

Samsung Sitges Cocoon

Sessió Especial Curts

Sitges Pitchbox Competition

Special Mention

Special Prize of the Jury

Time-Machine Honorary Award
  • This is the festival's honorary award.

Òrbita Award

Órbita

Historical Timeline


2001
  • Two new awards are introduced in the Fantàstic official section, best make-up and best art direction.
  • A new festival section, "Orient Express", featuring Asian genre films is introduced.

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