Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Sitges 08 Festival International de Cinema de Catalunya Award Winners

Fantasy, Sci-fi and horror films in general are not really my cup-of-tea, but since some of the award winners are must be seen films for me I decided to include some information about this fest that promotes the genres. So here are some the award winners.

Maria Awards
Best Film: Surveillance, Jennifer Lynch, USA, Germany and Canada
Special Jury Award: Eden Lake, James Watkins, UK
Best Director: Kim Jee-woon for The Good, The Bad, The Weird, Korea
Best Actress: Semra Turan for Fighter, Natasha Arty, Denmark
Best Actor: Brian Cox for Red, Trygve Diesen and Lucky McKee, USA

New Visions Competition
Best Film
: Los Bastardos (The Bastards), Amat Escalante, Mexico, France and USA
Special Mention: God’s Puzzle, Takashi Miike, Japan

SGAE Award for Best Director: Dögg Mósesdóttir for Eyja, Spain
Orient Express Award for Best Film: The Chaser, Na Hong-jin, Korea
Audience Award: Blindness, Fernando Meirelles, Brazil, Canada and Japan
Animat Gertie Award for Best Animated Film: From Inside, John Bergin, USA

Carnet Jove
Best Film Midnight X-Treme
: Encarnaçaô do Demônio, José Mojica Marins, Brazil
Best Film Fantastic(tie)
The Sky Crawlers by Mamoru Oshii, Japan
Vinyan by Fabrice du Welz, Belgium

Golden Méliès for Best European Film: Låt den rätte komma in (Let The Right One In), Tomas Alfredson, Sweden
Silver Méliès for Best European Film: Martyrs, Pascal Laugier, France and Canada

Jose Luis Guarner Critic Award: The Sky Crawlers, Mamoru Oshii, Japan
Citizen Kane Award to an up-and-coming Director: Christopher Denham for Home Movie, USA

To check all the award winners go here.

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