Friday, September 28, 2012

2nd Annual Almeria Film Festival

The legacy of the western film returns to Almeria at the Almeria Western Film Festival from October 11 to 13, 2012. Tabernas is the hard ground that reflected the spaghetti western and is host of the 2nd annual festival, which this year has nine films in competition and will also be screening several classics of the genre.

Among the nine films in competition is a strong presence of titles coming from outside of Spain, demonstrating the interest in the gender worldwide, with American, Spanish, Brazilian and French productions

The Festival will also feature a number of activities such as the screening of classic spaghetti westerns outdoors, shorts, retrospectives, panel discussions and tributes to important figures of the genre. In addition the closing party will be held at Fort Bravo where the music and performances and will all be free.

Festival co-director, Cesar Mendez, announced the five members of the jury, which will consist of actors Dan Van Husen, Gianni Garko and Antonio Mayans, journalist and writers Carlos Aguilar and his wife Anita Hass.

Deputy of Culture, Maria Vazquez, noted the importance of the Festival "It retrieves a genre that has been located in the province of Almeria and is one of the most important international film locations." The MP stressed the importance of this initiative and that "not only has an impact on the film scene but also in the tourism in this sector of the province."

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