Sitges Fanpitch (8)

Sitges FanPitch


15 Jul 2022
Call for entries

31 Aug 2022
Festival closed

01 Oct 2022
Notification date

07 Oct 2022
13 Oct 2022


Sant Honorat, 32,  08012, Sitges, Barcelona, Spain

Festival description
Short film festival 3'<

Festival requirements
 Film festival
 Music Video
 Any Genre
 Any Theme
 Has submission fees
 International Festival
 Physical Location
 Production date: Any
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Short Films  3'<
 Any language
 Any language
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Festival start: 07 October 2022      Festival end: 13 October 2022

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.



Candidate projects must submit:

- Script.

- Dossier with synopsis of the project, film references and description of the audience to which it is addressed.

- Videopitch of 3 minutes maximum duration (which must be uploaded to the film's page in Festhome as though it were a short film).

- Poster proposal of the film/series.


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


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

Network of Asian Fantastic Films (NAFF)


Blood Window


Cash award of 2,500 euros 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.


The winning projects, and in the event that the corresponding feature film is made, agree to add the Sitges Fanlab logo to both productions, as well as their graphic and promotional materials under the text "With the support of Sitges Fanlab".


Friday, July 15th: Call for entries begins.

Monday, August 31nd: Call for entries ends.

Monday, September 1st: announcement of the selected project/s.

Call through Festhome.




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