EURO WEEKLY NEWS was invited to attend the official press conference of the Marbella International Film Festival (MIFF) which begins next week on September 28, drawing some of the world’s finest actors and directors to the Costa del Sol city.
Celebrating its eleventh edition, this year’s festival promises to be the best yet following an intensive promotional campaign in Cannes and with 100 very special films and documentaries encompassing all genres and cultures set to be screened.
More than 1,000 films entered the competition to be shortlisted, a startling number which emphasises the premier spot Marbella now occupies on the international film festival circuit.
Festival director Mac Chakaveh was excited by the week ahead and underscored the festival’s terrific role in promoting Marbella to the world, making the MIFF a central part of the city’s cultural offering. He encouraged all Euro Weekly News readers to come along for this once in a lifetime opportunity to catch some of the planet’s greatest films in one of its best cities.
With more than 50 counties represented, including the UK and Spain, the two premieres will be London Heist (partly shot in Marbella) and British comedy Golden Years.
Running over five days from September 28 until October 2 the films will be screened at the Teatro Goya in Puerto Banus, and the festival will also be held at the Hotel H10 Andalucia Plaza where award ceremonies, workshops and the Sunday’s gala dinner will take place.
Tickets cost just €5 or €10 for the premieres and VIP passes are also available for those looking for the full experience. You can find out everything you need to know about the festival, locations, screening times and contacts by visiting the MIFF website www.marbellafilmfestival.com