21 Jun 2022
Call for entries

31 Aug 2022
Festival closed

05 Oct 2022
Notification date

06 Oct 2022
16 Oct 2022


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

Festival description
Short film festival

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 
 Any language
 Any language
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Festival start: 06 October 2022      Festival end: 16 October 2022

Girls Just Wanna Have FAN

WomanInFan - Sitges Fanlab Competition Call for Entries

The Sitges - International Fantastic Film Festival of Catalonia presents a call for entries to create a teaser short film as part of its WomanInFan program.

With this competition, this Sitges Film Festival initiative for the visibility and incorporation of female creators in fantastic genre filmmaking invites participants to create a piece destined to be shown around the audiovisual market circuit. And as such, the teaser short film should serve as a sample of an idea for a fantastic genre feature film.

As a result, WomanInFan expands its field of action to include film production in order to support the work done by female filmmakers within the fantastic genre industry.

The Evaluation Committee will select 10 projects from among all those presented, out of which there will be a winner. The 9 runners-up and the winning project will have the right to participate in the Industry sessions of the 55th edition of the Sitges – International Fantastic Film Festival of Catalonia with an Industry accreditation (except for private events).

WomanInFan - Sitges Fanlab Teaser-Short Film Award

• The winner will be able to attend the specialized consultancies of the THE SITGES SUSTAINABLE PITCH LAB seminar. Social Perspectives, Resource Awareness & Pitch as a Tool for Change and Success taught by Valeria Richter & Helene Granqvist. The seminar lasts for two days within the framework of the 55th edition of the Sitges – International Fantastic Film Festival of Catalonia.

• 2 nights of hotel accommodation for the winner in order to attend the mentoring sessions (travel, transportation and per diem costs will be paid by representatives).

• 1 Industry Pass.

• A 10,000 euro budget (VAT included), which will be allocated entirely to producing the winning teaser short film.

• Support from the Sitges - International Fantastic Film Festival of Catalonia in the project's production functions.

• Presentation of the project at the corresponding edition of the Sitges - International Fantastic Film Festival of Catalonia as part of the Industry section and/or at those venues that the Festival considers most advisable.


• The short-teaser must be directed by a solo female filmmaker.
• Script treatment of the future feature film (maximum 10 pages, 4000 words).
• OPTIONAL: Full script of a feature film (on which the self-conclusive short- teaser that will be recorded with the award will then be based).
• Full script of a feature film (on which the self-concluding short-teaser that will be recorded with the award will then be based). The project must be of a fantastic and fictional subject (the documentary genre is excluded).
• The future feature film must be directed by a woman and also the short-teaser that will be recorded with the award.
• CV and biofilmography of the director.
• Brief dossier with synopsis of the project, film references and description of the audience to which it is addressed.
• Videopitch about the movie you want to make.
• Proposal for a budget breakdown on the 10,000 euros for the production of the short-teaser.

Selection criteria

Full compliance with all the requirements of the terms and conditions.
Afterwards, scoring will be based on the following parameters:

• Project’s originality and coherence: 40 points.
• Script submission: 15 points
• Director's resumé and bio-filmography: 5 points.
• Video pitch: 15 points.
• Budget coherence: 10 points.
• Project pitch deck (audience, benchmarks, etc.): 15 points.

Evaluation Committee

Projects that comply with all the requirements of the WomanInFan - Sitges Fanlab teaser short film call will be evaluated by an evaluation committee made up of:

- Foundation’s Director General.

- Festival’s Artistic Director.

- Festival’s Industry Area Manager

- 2 members of the Festival Selection Committee.

Participation commitment

All projects selected for WomanInFan - Sitges Filmlab will receive a diploma accrediting them as the runners-up and the winner of the call.

All participants in the training sessions will also receive a certificate of achievement from the Sitges International Film Festival of Catalonia Foundation.

The winning teaser short film, and in the event that the corresponding feature film is made, agrees to add the WomanInFan logo to both productions, as well as all its/their graphic and promotional materials under the text "With support from WomanInFan - Sitges Fanlab".

Key dates

• Call for entries begins: June 21st, 2022

• Call for entries ends: August 31st, 2022

• Announcement of selected project: September (To be determined)

Call for entries via Festhome.




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