As the seemingly relentless rain finally abated and the sun came out, Sitges 2016 wrapped up and gave out its plethora of awards. While there was lots of love to go around, Raw, Swiss Army Man, and Train to Busan were the stand-out winners, with the first two taking three awards each, and the latter taking two awards.
Raw director Julia Duournau won the Citizen Kane Award for Best Up-and-Coming Director, while her film won the Carnet Jove Jury Award for Best Feature Film, and the Melies d'Argent for Best European Feature Film.
Swiss Army Man won the top prize of Best Feature Length Film, Best Actor for Daniel Radcliffe, and recevied a Special Mention from the Carnet Jove, while Train to Busan won for Best Director (Yeong Sang-ho) and Best Special Effects (given to Jung Hwang-Su).
Other Korean films were lauded, with The Wailing taking Best Cinematography for Hong Kyung-pyo, and Best Film in the Focus Asia section; and The Handmaiden winning the Audience Award.
Other notable winners include Best Actress winner Sennia Nanua for her performance in The Girl With All The Gifts; Jeremy Slater for his screenplay ofPet; Dearest Sister receiving a Special Mention in the Focus Asia section; and Under the Shadow winning for Best Feature in the Noves Visions One Program (with Prevenge receiving a Special Mention).
The full list of winners is below; enhorabuena a todos!
49th Sitges Official Fantàstic Selection
Award for Best Feature Length Film: SWISS ARMY MAN, by Daniels
Special Jury Award: THE AUTOPSY OF JANE DOE, by AndréØvredal
Award for Best Director (sponsored by Gas Natural Fenosa): Yeong Sang-ho, for TRAIN TO BUSAN
Award for Best Actress: Sennia Nanua, for THE GIRL WITH ALL THE GIFTS
Award for Best Actor (sponsored by Autolica – Mercedes Benz): Daniel Radcliffe, for SWISS ARMY MAN
Award for Best Screenplay: Jeremy Slater, for PET
Award for Best Special Effects: Jung Hwang-su, for TRAIN TO BUSAN
Award for Best Cinematography: Hong Kyung-pyo, for THE WAILING
Grand Audience Award (sponsored by La Vanguardia): THE HANDMAIDEN, by Park Chan-wook
Award for Best Short Film in the Official Fantàstic Selection
CURVE, by Tim Egan
Special mention goes to LIMBO, by Konstantina Kotzamani
José Luis Guarner Award (CriticsJury)
THE NEON DEMON, by Nicolas Winding-Refn
Citizen Kane Award for Best Up-and-Coming Director
Julia Ducournau, for GRAVE (RAW)Carnet Jove Jury Award for Best Feature Length Film
GRAVE (RAW), by Julia Ducournau
Special mentions go to THE LURE, by Agnieszka Smoczynska and SWISS ARMY MAN, by Daniels
Noves Visions ONE
UNDER THE SHADOW, by Babak Anvari
Special mention goes to PREVENGE, by Alice Lowe
Noves Visions PLUS
A DRAGON ARRIVES, by Mani Haghighi
Special mention goes to ARE WE NOT CATS, by Xander Robin
Award for Best Short Film Noves Visions Small Format: LA FEMME ET LE TGV, by Timo Von Gunten
I AM NOT A SERIAL KILLER, by Billy O'Brien
LO CHIAMAVANO JEEG ROBOT, by Gabriele Mainetti
THE WAILING, by Na Hong-jin
Special mention goes to DEAREST SISTER, by Mattie Do
Award for Best Feature Length Film: YOUR NAME, by Makoto Shinkai
Award for Best Short Film: DARREL, by Marc Briones and Alan Carabantes
IT STAINS THE SANDS RED, by Colin Minihan
ARCANA, by Jerónimo Rocha
Award for Best Feature Length European Film SOFC 49: GRAVE (RAW), by Julia Ducournau
Award for Best European Short Film SOFC 49: DAWN OF THE DEAF, by Rob Savage
1974, by Victor Dryere
SGAE Nova Autoria Awards
Award for Best Screenplay: EN LA AZOTEA, by Miguel Casanova and Damià Serra
Award for Best Direction-Production: CABEZA DE ORQUÍDEA, by Violeta Blasco, Germán Andrés López, Carlotta Napolitano, Angélica Sánchez and Claudia Zegarra
Award for Best Original Music: ROGER, by Jan Fité
IV Film Screenplay Writing Laboratory Award: LOS INVITADOS, by Carla Guimarães