Sitges Next presents seven categories awarding innovation in communication

This second annual festival will be held on 29 & 30 April and will include presentations, workshops and installations

Sitges Next 2016, the festival of innovation in communication and new media, will be composed of seven categories, bringing together 25 different subcategories open for the presentation of competing pieces. Sitges Next 2016 will be held on the upcoming 29th and 30th of April at different venues in Sitges, presented under the slogan Awarding the clichés of the future, today.

The seven Sitges Next categories are: Strategy and Creativity, Branded Content, Data and Technology, New Media, What’s Next and Talent. It will also be presenting the Grand Sitges Next Award to the most innovative campaign or project. Each category is structured into different subcategories, allowing to segment the competition according to the contents of the campaigns or their adaptations and processes.

The Sitges Next awards represent the philosophy that identifies the festival as a platform to present and display the most innovative work within the field of communication, in the area of ideas and message as well as forms, strategies and the processes used to communicate them.

In addition to the competition, Sitges Next will be presenting a parallel program of talks, presentations, workshops and installations. Last year, the Festival’s year 0, the guests were Jessica Walsh & Timothy Goodman, Digital Kitchen, Cocolab, Felipe Carvalho, Hungry Castle, Brosmind, Mucho and Mau Morgó, who created the Festival’s credits.

The period for presenting pieces opens on March 11th and will close on April 14th. All campaigns must be entered through the Festival’s website: The price to participate is 75 Euros per piece and in the event that four different pieces are presented, the fourth one will be free.

The Festival was created in 2015 with the intention of becoming an essential event for all fans of communication, emerging talents, entrepreneurship in new media and the new media society that we are a part of. At the same time, the Festival allows for filling the gap that exists in Catalonia regarding advertising festivals and making the most of the synergies and capacities Sitges offers as the headquarters of the Film Festival and of approximately fifteen other cultural festivals of different sorts.

Sitges Next is organized by the Sitges Town Council and it has an advisory board made up of the Catalan Institute of Cultural Enterprises (ICEC), the Catalonian School of Publicists and Public Relations, the Advertising Business Association, Mobile World Capital, the Blanquerna Department at Ramon Llull University and the Catalan Institute of Cultural Enterprises along with the Catalan Corporation of Audiovisual Media as an associate company.