Altea will host Series Nostrum, an international festival of television series, between April 15-19.
The town hall’s Communication and Film Office councillor Pere Barber thanked the organisers for counting on Altea for the audio-visual project.
“The field of series is in expansion and we didn’t hesitate to join the project when it was first suggested,” Barber said.
Some months back the town hall passed its Film Office bylaw that regulates shooting films and videos inside Altea, he added. “Cultural tourism is very important for the town and the audio-visual tendency is growing,” he pointed out.
Jose Luis Moreno, assistant director for Audio-visuals and Cinematography at the Valencian Institute of Culture (IVC) revealed that receiving the Series Nostrum proposal was “a surprise and a pleasure. Series are much in demand and we were not going to withhold our support,” Moreno said.
CJ Navas, speaking on behalf of Series Nostrum said the festival had been a dream of his for many years. “There must be something special about this festival to have received so much support, so rapidly, from so many institutions,” he said.
Navas commented that although the festival was created for cultural purposes, it was also undeniable that increased tourist interest in locations used for series like Game of Thrones.