Sitges fest highlights


High-profile titles include Jaco van Dormael’s “Mr. Nobody,” Duncan Jones’ “Moon” and Vincenzo Natali’s “Splice.” Out of competish, promising pics include toon “Summer Wars” from Mamoru Hosoda, Daniel Monzon’s prison thriller “Cell 211” and Shane Acker’s toon “9.” John

Hillcoat’s “The Road” closes fest.


Competition shorts include Richard Gale’s “The Horribly Slow Murderer With the Extremely Inefficient Weapon,” Lluis Quilez’s “Yanindara,” Jordi Pastor’s “Playing With Numbers” and Carlos Morett’s “Cyclops.”


Oct. 2: “Videogames and Multiplatform Strategies” conference, including execs from Digital Legends, Ubisoft and Novarama, plus Pixar animator Rodrigo Blas.

Oct. 3: Barcelona-Catalunya Film Commission’s case study of “Biutiful’s” Barcelona shoot.

Oct. 4 : Mexico-Catalonia Co-Prod Forum; and, press conference from Spain’s CIMA Assn. of Women in Film and Audiovisual Media.

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  • Malcolm McDowell picks up a lifetime achievement award.

  • Producer Walter Hill receives a Time Machine award, marking fest’s 30th anni “Alien” tribute.

  • Time Machine kudos also go to producer-director Ivan Reitman (“Ghostbusters”), actress Barbara Steele (“Pit and the Pendulum”) and writer Clive Barker, left, who’ll present adaptations of his stories “Dread” and “Book of Blood.”

  • Actor Jack Taylor wins a Nosferatu Award.

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