A new award, created especially for the occasion of the FEFF’s twentieth birthday (2018): the White Mulberry (Gelso Bianco), which will be awarded to the best first film in the official selection for FEFF23.
Born and based in Barcelona, spent his early childhood in South Carolina (US), and has lived and worked in London, UK, during the 1990’s. His career has always been connected to the film industry. First in retail and distribution, working for companies such as Virgin, and his own: Gorgon Video. From 2002 to 2019 Hostench combined his position as Deputy Director of the Sitges International Fantastic Film Festival of Catalonia with scriptwriting, and film production and distribution.
Ángel Sala (Barcelona, 1964). Writer, screenwriter and film critic, especially well-known as the director of the Sitges – International Fantastic Film Festival of Catalonia since 2001. He is variously the author, co-author and editor of some thirty books, many of which analyse different aspects of the fantasy and horror genres, such as Cine fantástico y de terror alemán. 1913-1927 (2005), Universo Lynch (2006), El demonio en el cine (2007), American Gothic. El cine de terror USA. 1968-1980 (2007), El cine de ciencia ficción. Explorando mundos (2008) e Profanando el sueño de los muertos: Una historia oculta del cine fantástico español (2010).
Igort (Igor Tuveri) has been working since the 70s as a comic book author, illustrator and musician. Some of his first stories appeared in the magazine Il Pinguino, which he founded. During the 80s, his cartoons appeared in many international magazines, including Linus, Alter, Vanity and The Face. He has written articles for Il Manifesto, Reporter, Il Corriere della Sera, la Repubblica. In 2000, he founded and also runs the publishing house Coconino Press. In 2019, he brought his graphic novel 5 is the Perfect Number to the cinema, both directing and writing the screenplay. The film, starring Toni Servillo, received 9 David di Donatello nominations.