4 Asian films were awarded at the 55th Sitges Film Festival

Project Wolf Hunting by Kim Hong-sun, Leonor Will Never Die by Martika Ramirez Escobar, Flashback Before Death by Rii Ishihara & Hiroyuki Onogawa, and The Roundup by Lee Sang-yong were awarded at the Sitges Film Festival which took place from October 6 – 16, 2022.

Official Competition – Special Jury Prize

Project Wolf Hunting by Kim Hong-sun – Korea | 2022 -121 minutes

A cargo ship embarks on a special mission (a.k.a. Project Wolf Hunting) to transport the most heinous criminals incarcerated aboard from Manila to Busan. The 1630-miles journey quickly spirals into a floating hell with no escape as the prisoners start a riot on board, awakening an unknown sinister force to break loose. (Sitges 2022)


Noves Visions – Best Direction

Martika Ramirez Escobar for Leonor Will Never Die – Philippines | 2022 – 100 minutes

Leonor Reyes was a major name in the Philippine film industry, but today her family is struggling to pay the bills. When she reads an ad looking for screenplays, Leonor rescues an unfinished script, but an accident leaves her unconscious and transports her into her unfinished film. Leonor can live her wildest dreams up close and personally… and discover the perfect ending to her story. (Sitges 2022)


Noves Visions – Best Short Film

Flashback Before Death by Rii Ishihara & Hiroyuki Onogawa – Japan | 2022 – 30 minutes

A dark fantasy told through memory lapses seen at the time of Tsuruha’s death. His brother Kikuo returns to 1930s Japan after completing his studies in France to become a translator. (Sitges 2022)

People’s Choice Award – Focus Asia People’s Choice Award

The Roundup by Lee Sang-yong – South Korea | 2022 – 106 minutes

The Geumcheon Police Major Crimes Unit is assigned the mission to repatriate a fugitive who fled to Vietnam. Police officer Ma Seok-do and Captain Jeon Il-man soon sense that there’s something fishy about the suspect’s willingness to turn himself in, and soon after, they discover the crimes committed by a terrifying killer named Kang Hae-sang. Korean Bud Spencer, Ma Dong-seok, returns with an action-packed, hard-hitting thriller. (Sitges 2022)


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