Madrid — M.C.ed in 2017 by Guillermo del Toro
, and Ron Perlman
last year, the Sitges Festival’s Sitges Pitchbox, a genre movie project pitching event organized by the festival and online market Filmarket Hub, has opened for 2019 business, launching a call for applications which runs through Aug. 21.
That matters. Running Oct. 4, The Pitchbox, which, will see directors and producers talk up seven projects, each for seven minutes, offers as prizes invitations to Ventana Sur’s Blood Window, Latin America’s biggest genre film market, South Korea’s Bucheon Intl. Film Festival, and possible selection for Macao’s The Crouching Tigers Project Lab. Elamedia Estudios
offers a distribution contract for Spain.
In a bigger picture, Barcelona
, the Sitges Festival, and Spain
and Latin America
, which supplies part of the Pitchbox, are a greenhouse for global genre talent.
It was at Sitges, a Mecca for horror fanboys, that “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom