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PRESENTATION ISLA CALAVERA FESTIVAL DE CINE FANTÁSTICO 2021

Activity description

Presentation and preview of the programming of the fifth edition of the Canary Islands Fantastic Film Festival that will be held in Tenerife from November 19 to 27, 2021.

Date

Saturday, October 9th – 10 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

Location

Industry Room – Catalan Films

Participants

  • Daniel Fumero: Co-director of Isla Calavera and senior designer
  • Ramón González: Co-director of Isla Calavera
  • Vanesa Bocanegra: Founder and deputy director of Isla Calavera

Introduced by

Ángel Sala: Director of the Sitges-Festival International of Fantastic Film of Catalonia.

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PROFESTIVALES21 PRESENTATION

Activity description

Profestivales21 is a festival coordinator, of a technical and professional nature, initiated by the directors of three Andalusian festivals (Huelva Ibero-American Film Festival, Malaga Film Festival and Seville European Film Festival), to unite criteria and experiences. Taking advantage of the recent incorporation into the organization of Seminci (Valladolid International Film Week), the directors of the respective festivals will present the objectives of the coordinator and their next actions.

Date

Saturday, October 9th – 1 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Location

Industry Room – Catalan Films

Participants

  • Manuel H. Martín: Director of the Huelva Ibero-American Film Festival
  • José Luis Cienfuegos: Director of Seville European Film Festival
  • Javier Angulo: Director of SEMINCI (Valladolid)
  • Juan Antonio Vigar: Director of Málaga Film Festival

Moderator/Presenter

Mónica García Massagué: General Manager of the Fundació Sitges-Festival International Fantastic Film of Catalonia.

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TERUEL FILM COMMISSION

Activity description

Presentation of the Teruel Film Commission platform.

Date

Monday, October 11th – 10:30 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Location

Industry Room – Catalan Films

Participants

  • Diego Piñeiro: Deputy of Culture and Tourism of the Diputación de Teruel
  • Estíbaliz Centeno: Teruel Film Commission Coordinator

Moderator

Carlota Guerrero Bernaus: Manager of Catalunya Film Commission.

Introduced by

Mònica Garcia Massagué: general Manager of SITGES – International Fantastic Film Festival of Catalonia.

Co-organizing entity

WOMANINFAN: WOMEN WHO DO MAKE GENRE

Activity description

WomanInFan, the programme for the visibility and incorporation of women creators into fantastic cinema, will give the starting signal with a roundtable featuring the three annual scholarship holders, Anna Moragriega, Irene Moray and Laura Ferrés, together with some closely linked representatives in the fantasy and horror audiovisual sector. During the festival, the selected creators will delve into the fantasy genre through masterclasses, roundtables, film screenings and mentoring sessions with relevant personalities within the genre.

* English activity with simultaneous translation

Date

Friday, October 8th – 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p. m.

Location

Industry Room – Catalan Films

Participants

  • Laura Ferrés: screenwriter, director, and producer
  • Anna Moragriega: producer
  • Irene Moray: photographer and director

With the presence of

  • Belén Rueda, actress
  • Prano Bailey-Bond, director
  • Helen Jones, producer
  • Ana Lily Amirpour, director

Moderator

Mónica Garcia: general Manager of SITGES – International Fantastic Film Festival of Catalonia.

With the support of

SAO PAULO FILM COMISSION:
BRAZIL, A FANTASTIC OPPORTUNITY FOR YOU

Activity description

Brazil is a market full of opportunities for coproduction, cash rebate and great locations for your next productions. An overview of current fantasy and horror production, which attracted shows such as Sense 8, Black Mirror and Keanu Reeves’ Conquest TV series to filming in São Paulo.

Date

Sunday, October 10th – 10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.

Location

Industry Room – Catalan Films

Participant

Nelson Botter Jr: producer and director

Introduced by

Mónica Garcia Massagué: General Manager of SITGES – International Fantastic Film Festival of Catalonia.

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PRESENTATION OF THE PODCAST
LA TORRE DE VIDRE DE CATALUNYA RÀDIO

Activity description

Catalunya Ràdio presents its first immersive audio fiction series. La torre de vidre updates the genre of the radio novel and in this case adds the binaural sound, the enveloping sound that makes the listener stand in the middle of the action, in order to make the audience live the story in the first person.

Date

Sunday, October 10th – 5:00 p.m. – 5:55 p.m.

Location

Industry Room – Catalan Films

Participant

Albert Sánchez-Piñol: writer and author of La torre de vidre.

Moderator

Santi Faro: Head of Content at Catalunya Ràdio.

Co-organizing entity

HISTORIAS PARA NO DORMIR, THE SCREENPLAY

Activity description

Narciso “Chicho” Ibáñez Serrador’s legendary TV series returns to life by of a series of directors who grew up watching the director’s cathodic horror stories. Some of the screenwriters of this new project will put together how it is to re-imagine legendary episodes such as La broma, Freddy and Asfalto.

Date

Monday, October 11th – 12:30 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.

Location

Industry Room – Catalan Films

Participants

  • Paco Plaza: screenwriter and director of Freddy.
  • Alberto Marini: screenwriter of Freddy.
  • Rodrigo Cortés: screenwriter of La broma and Asfalto.
  • Alejandro Ibáñez: executive producer of Historias para no dormir.

Moderator

Martí Lucas Feliu: screenwriter and board member of GAC.

Introduced by

Mònica Garcia Massagué: general Manager of SITGES – International Fantastic Film Festival of Catalonia.

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PRESENTATION OF 2021 SITGES FESTIVAL’S OFFICIAL BOOK (I): LA BESTIA INTERIOR. HYDES, LICÁNTROPOS Y OTRAS FIGURAS TERIANTRÓPICAS

Activity description

Coordinators Ángel Sala and Jordi Sánchez-Navarro and their collaborators Lluís Rueda, Violeta Kovacsics, Marta Torres, Diego López-Fernández and Mike Hostench present La Bestia Interior. Hydes, licántropos y otras figuras teriantrópicas, the official book of the 2021 Sitges Festival. For their pages, wolf men, Mr Hyde’s and cat women are paraded together with other human and animal hybrid species, in a way that goes from the foundational texts of Greco-Latin culture to contemporary cinema and from classical Hollywood to Eastern European cinema.

Date

Monday, October 11 – 6:30 p.m. – 7:15 p.m.

Location

Industry Room – Catalan Films

Participants

  • Ángel Sala: Director of the Sitges-Festival International of Fantastic Film of Catalonia.
  • Jordi Sánchez-Navarro:  associate professor and Dean of the Faculty of Information and Communication Sciences, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC). Coordinator of the Learning, Media and Entertainment Resarch Group (GAME).
  • Lluís Rueda: Editor, writer and film analyst. Director of Editorial Hermenaute.
  • Violeta Kovacsics: Film critic.
  • Marta Torres: Journalist in print and broadcast media. Editor-in-chief of the Judexfanzine.
  • Diego López-Fernández: Programmer of the Brigadoon section and main coordinator of the selection committee of the Sitges-Festival International Fantastic Film of Catalonia.
  • Mike Hostench: Director of the Stanley Film Center, member of The Curators and Binge Corporation.

PRESENTATION OF 2021 SITGES FESTIVAL’S OFFICIAL BOOK (II): TRES PIEZAS PARA EL ASESINO. JAZZ, ROCK Y ELECTRÓNICA EN EL CINE CRIMINAL Y DE TERROR

Activity description

Pacus González Centeno presents Tres piezas para el asesino. Jazz, rock y electrónica en el cine criminal y de terror, where he analyses chronologically the relationship between popular music styles and the main stylistic features of genre cinema of the second half of the twentieth century. The album Kong’n’Roll will be presented as well, consisting of 26 songs that version relevant topics of the book that have been recorded specifically to pay homage to the Sitges – Festival International Fantastic Film of Catalonia.

Date

Monday, October 11th – 7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Location

Industry Room – Catalan Films

Participants

  • Pacus González Centeno: writer.
  • Toni Castarnado: journalist.

Moderator

Gerard Casau: Film critic and editor-in-chief of Rockdelux

“THE FEAR COLLECTION” PRESENTATION

Activity description

Presentation of the new Spanish horror film label The Fear Collection. Sony Pictures International Productions, Amazon Primer Video and Álex de la Iglesia and Carolina Bang’s production company, Pokeepsie Films, join forces in this new label.

Date

Tuesday, October 12th – 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Location

Industry Room – Catalan Films

Participants

  • Álex de la Iglesia: director, producer and screenwriter.
  • Carolina Bang: actress and producer.
  • Iván Losada Gamst: General Director of Sony Pictures Entertainment Iberia.
  • Ricardo Cabornero: Head of Content for Amazon Prime Video Spain.
  • More guests to be confirmed.

Moderator

Ángel Sala: Director of the Sitges – International Fantastic Film Festival of Catalonia.

RPS PRESENTS MAREA NOCTURNA LIVE RADIOSHOW

Activity description

The midnight tide brings Desirée de Fez, Jordi Sánchez-Navarro, Xavi Sánchez Pons and Ángel Sala, four essential voices in Spanish film criticism, from Radio Primavera Sound to Sitges 2021. The four journalists present Marea Nocturna, the best podcast dedicated to fantasy films and horror movies in Spanish (according to much-loved local comedian Berto Romero). Marea Nocturna has featured J.A. Bayona, Mariana Enriquez, Carlos Areces and Joaquín Reyes and this year returns to the Festival Internacional de Cinema Fantàstic de Catalunya with a live radio show featuring surprise guests.

Date

Tuesday, October 12th – 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Location

Industry Room – Catalan Films

Participants

  • Ángel Sala: Director of the Sitges-Festival International of Fantastic Film of Catalonia.
  • Jordi Sánchez-Navarro:  associate professor and Dean of the Faculty of Information and Communication Sciences, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC). Coordinator of the Learning, Media and Entertainment Resarch Group (GAME).
  • Xavi Sánchez-Pons: film critic.
  • Desirée de Fez: writer, critic, journalist and screenwriter.
  • Surprise Guest 1
  • Surprise Guest 2

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PRESENTATION OF CINEASIA

Activity description

Like every year, the CineAsia team will present the news for the next year: cycles, courses, events and festivals in which it will participate.

Date

Tuesday, October 12th – 5:30 p.m. – 6:15 p.m.

Location

Industry Room – Catalan Films

Participants

  • Glòria Fernandez: Director of Cineasia
  • Enrique Garcelán: Director of Cineasia
  • Victor Muñoz: Community Manager of Cineasia

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THIS IS HOW THE FANTASTIC UNIVERSE OF ‘PARAISO’ IS CREATED

Activity description

Roundtable about Paraiso’s VFX and broadcasting of the teaser of the second season.

In its first season, more than 600 visual effects shots (VFX) and 3D recreations were created for “Paraíso” that contributed, in a decisive way, to building the spectacular fantasy universe devised by director Fernando González Molina for this “paradise” produced by Movistar + in collaboration with The Mediapro Studio.

In this second season, the Telson post-production team under the supervision of Daniel de Madrid, and led by the company’s post-production technical manager, Isidro Jiménez, have once again placed themselves at the command of González Molina to recreate a world even more fantastic than the previous one in which we can once again see the effect of the “magical traverses” of its protagonists, created ad hoc for the series, both technically and artistically; the generation of animals with CGI technology (Computed Generated Imagery), the fading of bodies in particles or the generation of light on the bodies of the actors, also created digitally, and that already in the first installment constituted some of the most spectacular effects of the production carried out by Telson’s VFX and 3D team.

Date

Tuesday, October 12th – 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Location

Industry Room – Catalan Films

Participants

  • Fernando González Molina: director
  • Elías M. Félix: director of photography
  • Isidro Jiménez: post-production director and VFX supervisor of TELSON
  • Macarena García: actress
  • Álvaro Mel: actor
  • Begoña Vargas: actress

Moderator

Toni Mena: technical director of the FX Animation Barcelona 3D & Film School. Founder and CEO of Estudi de Comunicació Mans i mànigues.

Co-organizing entity

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PACK MÀGIC: FILMS IN HOSPITAL

Activity description

Film In Hospital is a platform aimed at offering films and other audiovisual content to children in hospitals. The project is co-financed by Creative Europe-MEDIA, with the participation of 6 entities: BUFF (Sweden) JEF (Belgium) Kids meet Art (Croatia) Il Nuovo Fantarca (Italy) Kinodvor (Slovenia) and Magic Dragon – Magic Pack.

Pack Màgic is a distributor focused on the dissemination of films and other audiovisual resources that stimulate aesthetic sensitivity, emotional education and the transmission of values.

Date

Thursday, October 14th – 10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.

Location

Industry Room – Catalan Films

Participants

  • Edita Bilaver Galinec (Zoom): Coordinator of the Film in Hospital project and president of Kids Meet Art.
  • María Ángeles Aceituno: Assistant to the Nursing Department of the Vall d’Hebron Children’s Hospital.
  • Xus Labordena: Manager of citizen management of the Servei Català de la Salut (Department of Health)

Introduced by

Mònica Garcia Massagué: General Manager of SITGES – International Fantastic Film Festival of Catalonia.

Moderator

Alfred Sesma: Screenwriter, programmer and head of international sales and purchasing for Magic Pack.

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PRESENTATION OF THE GUIDE FOR THE INCORPORATION OF SUSTAINABILITY CRITERIA IN FILMS AND SHOOTINGS

Activity description

The Guide for the incorporation of sustainability criteria in filming and shootings offers producers indications and resources to make their productions more sustainable. With the help of Luz Molina, from Promálaga, we will learn more about the EURECA calculator, a tool developed by the European Green Screen project that allows a diagnosis of the environmental impact of a project. Likewise, the people in charge of the Green Film certification system, developed by the Trentino Film Fund and Film Commission, will talk about the links between this system and the guide we present in Catalonia.

Date

Thursday, October 14th – 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Location

Industry Room – Catalan Films

Participants

  • Luz Molina: Legal adviser and responsible for the European Green Screen project (Interreg Europe) in Promálaga (Spain)
  • Miquel Curanta: Director of Institut Català de les Empreses Culturals (ICEC)

Moderator

Carlota Guerrero: Manager of the Catalunya Film Comission

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MEETING BETWEEN AUDIOVISUAL PRODUCERS AND SALES AGENTS AND DISTRIBUTORS

Activity description

Working groups formed by international sales agents or distributors and members of PROA, the Audiovisual Producers Federation.

* Private event.

Date

Thursday, October 14th – 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Location

Industry Room – Catalan Films

Round table

4:50 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. I Round table: Conclusions of the working groups.

Round table open to the general public in which the conclusions of the previous working groups will be presented. After the conclusions table, the winning project of this edition of the PROA Business Creation Program will be announced.

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BUILDING TERROR: CODES, TECHNIQUES AND PECULIARITIES OF GENRE FILM EDITING

Activity description

How do you approach the editing of a horror film? What are the decisions that, from the editing room, are valued when editing a genre film? Three editors with experience in fantasy and horror cinema will discuss in a round table on the peculiarities of their profession and the evolution of this genre in our country. 

Date

Friday, October 15th – 6:00 p.m. – 7:15 p.m.

Location

Industry Room – Catalan Films

Participants

  • Martí Roca: Editor
  • Guillermo de la Cal: editor and founder member of AMMAC
  • Luis de la Madrid: Editor

Moderator

Desirée de Fez: Writer, film critic, journalist and screenwriter

Co-organizing entity

PRESENTATION OF MANGA BARCELONA 2021

Activity description

Presentation of Manga Barcelona taking place from October 29th to November 1st 2021.

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Date

Saturday, October 16th – 3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Location

Industry Room – Catalan Films

Participants

  • Gloria Fernández: Head of Programme at Manga Barcelona
  • Enrique Galcerán: Head of Programme at Manga Barcelona
  • Meritxell Puig: Director of Manga Barcelona
  • Oriol Estrada: Activities Coordinator at Manga Barcelona

Co-organizing entity

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