Sitges 2014: I ORIGINS, THE BABADOOK, CUB, And Many More Take Home Festival Awards
The full press release follows.
I Origins, The Babadook and Cub win at a Sitges Film Festival that's been more fantastic than everI Origins, by Mike Cahill, picked up the award for best feature length film in the 2014 Sitges Official Fantàstic Category. The jury also gave Special Mention to The Babadook, by Jennifer Kant, while Cub, by Jonas Govaerts, won the award for best direction. This year's awards were very widely shared, rewarding the Festival's fantastic profile.The award for best cinematography went to Carter Smith's Jamie Marks is Dead. The award for best actress was a tie and went to Julianne Moore for her role in Maps to The Stars by David Cronenberg, and Essie Davis for The Babadook. The award for best actor was also a tie and it went to Nathan Phillips for These Finals Hours, by Zak Hilditch and Koji Yakusho for The World of Kanako, by Tetsuya Nakashima.The award for best screenplay went to Young Ones, by Jake Paltrow and the one for best special effects, to The Signal, by William Eubank. Oscar desafinado, by Mikel Alvariño, picked up the award for best short film.The movies Pos eso, by Sam; What We do in the Shadows, by Taika Waititi and Jemaine Clement; A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night; by Ana Lily Amirpour and Spring, by Justin Benson, and Aaron Moorhead all received special mention.Official Fantàstic 47 CategoryBest Feature Length Film Award: I ORIGINS, by Mike Cahill.Special Jury Award: THE BABADOOK, by Jennifer Kent.Award for Best Direction (sponsored by Gas Natural Fenosa):CUB, by Jonas Govaerts.Best Actor Award (sponsored by Autolica - Mercedes Benz):Nathan Phillips for THESE FINAL HOURS, by Zak Hilditch.Koji Yakusho for THE WORLD OF KANAKO, by Tetsuya Nakashima.Best Actress Award:Essie Davis for THE BABADOOK, by Jennifer Kent.Julianne Moore for MAPS TO THE STARS, by David Cronenberg.Best Screenplay Award: YOUNG ONES, by Jake Paltrow.Best Cinematography Award: JAMIE MARKS IS DEAD, by Carter Smith.Best Special Effects Award: THE SIGNAL, by William Eubank.Best Short Film Award (sponsored by Fotogramas): OSCAR DESAFINADO, by Mikel Alvariños.Special Mention:POS ESO, by Sam.WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS, by Taika Waititi and Jemaine Clement.A GIRL WALKS HOME ALONE AT NIGHT, by Ana Lily Amirpour.SPRING, by Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead.Grand Audience Award (sponsored by El Periódico de Catalunya) (Official In Competition Fantàstic Category)Best Feature Length Film Award (by popular vote among Festival filmgoers): WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS, by Taika Waititi and Jemaine Clement.Official Fantàstic Òrbita Category AwardsBest Feature Length Film Award: HYENA, by Gerard Johnson.Award for Best Direction: COLD IN JULY, by Jim Mickle.Special Mention: '71, by Yann Demange.Official Fantàstic Panorama Category AwardsBest Feature Length Film Award: THE TREATMENT, by Hans Herbots.Special Mention: CREEP, by Patrick Brice.Mèlies d'Argent AwardsBest Feature Length Film Award: GOODNIGHT MOMMY, by Veronika Franz and Severin Fiala.Best Short Film Award: AUTUMN HARVEST, by Fredrik S. Hana.José Luis Guarner AwardsBest Feature Length Film Award as selected by critics: RÉALITE, by Quentin Dupieux.Critics' Special Mention: GOODNIGHT MOMMY, by Veronika Franz and Severin Fiala.Citizen Kane AwardBest Up-And-Coming Director Award: A GIRL WALKS HOME ALONE AT NIGHT, by Ana Lily Amirpour.Special Mention: WHEN ANIMALS DREAM, by Jonas Alexander.Noves Visions AwardsBest Feature Length Fiction Film Award: HAN GONG-JU, by Lee Su-jin.Best Feature Length Non-Fiction Film Award: NON-FICTION DIARY, by Jung Yoon-suk.Special Mention: THE DUKE OF BURGUNDY, by Peter Strickland.Focus ÀsiaBest Feature Length Film Award: MAD SAD BAD, by Han Ji-seung, Kim Tae-yong and Ryoo Seung-wan.Special Mention: HWAYI: A MONSTER BOY, by Jang Joon-hwan.Anima't AwardsBest Feature Length Animated Film Award: THE SATELLITE GIRL AND MILK COW, by Chang Hyung-yun.Best Animated Short Film Award: PINEAPPLE CALAMARI, by Kasia Nalewajka.Special Mention: DINNER FOR FEW, de Nassos Vakalis.Brigadoon Paul Naschy AwardAward for Best Fantastic Short Film presented in this category: LINE UP, by Àlex Julià.Carnet Jove AwardsAward for Best Feature Length Film from the Official Fantàstic Category:A GIRL WALKS HOME ALONE AT NIGHT, by Ana Lily Amirpour.CUB, by Jonas Govaerts.Award for Best Feature Length Film from the Midnight X-Treme Category: THE HOUSES OCTOBER BUILT, by Bobby Roe.Emergents Award: AMOR ETERNO, by Marçal Forés.Experimenta Award: THE TRIBE, by Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy.Phonetastic Sitges Mobile Film Festival AwardsBest Short Film Award: SECTOR ZERO 4, by Alfonso García López.Audience Award: INTRUSOS, by Iván Mourin.Blood Window AwardTHE STRANGER, by Guillermo Amoedo.SGAE Nova AutoriaAward for Best Direction - Production: PUÑO Y METAL, by Víctor Alonso Berbal, from Pompeu Fabra University.Best Screenplay Award: DINOSAURIOS, by Joaquim Barceló, from Ramon-Llull-Blanquerna Comunicació University.Best Original Music Award: PILATO, PILATO, by Alain Gómez Reglá and Luis Daniel Gónzalez, from the Bande à part Film School, directed and with screenplay by Roberto Russo.Sitges Cine365 Film AwardGerardo Herrero and Carles Torrens.