THE FILMS were better, the stars were bigger and Marbella’s International Film Festival’s light shines brighter. After a tremendous five days of screenings, artistry, innovation and celebrity appearances, the festival wrapped up with a glorious Gala dinner at the H10 Andalucia Plaza in Puerto Banus, having exceeded its wildest expectations.
With entries from all across the world, the quality of the films, shorts and documentaries on display at the 11th edition of this esteemed festival cemented its reputation as one of the planet’s finest up and coming affairs. The onscreen acting talent proved that the Marbella International Film festival continues to not only draw the very best from Britain, Spain and beyond, but also provides a fantastic showcase for prodigious young stars.
Sponsored by Euro Weekly News, the festival has gone from strength to strength since its debut in 2006 and is now also a platform for high-level discussions on the future of the global film industry, whilst drawing global attention to the Costa del Sol city.
Much of that attention was focused on the awards ceremony and Gala dinner attended by EWN owners Michel and Steven Euesden, and such stars as Craig Fairbrass and Brad Moore.
The winners were as follows:
Best Feature Film: Golden Years
Best Director: Julia Vargas for Sealed Cargo
Best Actor: Craig Fairbrass for London Heist
Best Actress: Hattie Gotobed for Daisy
Best Documentary: Capturar
Best Short Film: Michaela
Best Shorter Short: Apartment