La Voz de AlmeríaSeptember 24, 2013
The third annual Almeria Western Film Festival (AWFF 2013) , the first European festival dedicated exclusively to the Western film genre, will be held October 2, 3 , 4 and 5, at three spectacular locations: the Teatro Municipal de Tabernas, Mini Hollywood Oasys Theme Park, and the movie studio Fort Bravo .
Started in 2011, the AWFF is twofold. On the one hand, it promotes the cultural value of the Western film genre through promoting the latest films made by great directors, the classics and the support of professionals in this industry’s film world.
In addition, the festival promotes tourism and environmental value in Tabernas, thanks to its natural settings, it’s the point on the map in which hundreds of movies were filmed the mythical genre in 1960s and 1970s.
This year , the festival will have ten films competing in the official section, starting with “Django Unchained “ (USA), “Cooperhead” (USA), “Undead Men” (Italy), “Hannah’s Law” (Canada / USA), “West Of Thunder” (USA) , “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter “ (USA), “Dead Man's Burden “ (USA), “El aparecido” (Argentina), “Goodnight For Justice: Queen Of Hearts” ( USA) and “The Man Who Shook the Hand of Vicente Fernandez” (USA) .
Also screening but not in competition: the films “Pistoleros de Arizona” (Spain/Italy/Germany), "Los profesionales de la muerte” (Spain/Italy), “The Debacle” (USA), and “La muerte cumple condena” (Spain/Italy).
On the other hand, the will also be the shorts “La muerte lo seguía” (Spain), “Descenso al infierno” (Spain), “La venganza de Mauricio” (México), “La carta” (Spain), “Um de nos morre hoje” (Brasil), “The Men Who Were Shot In The Lungs’ (Holland), “El hombre sin tiempo” (Spain), “Nosotros somos justicia” (Spain) and “Ça caille a l’ombre” (France).
On the program at the Almeria Western Film Festival 2013 will be offered lectures, forums, awards, tributes, relaxed meetings, classic films, short films, The socio-cultural even is being promoted and organized by the City of Tabernas, Mini Hollywood Oasys Theme Park and the movie studio Fort Bravo. Jury members include actors Robert Woods, George Hilton, Charly Bravo, Simone Blondell, Mónica Randall and Rafael Romero Marchent.
The festival also features the sponsorship of the Government of Andalusia, Andalusia Tourism and Almería City Council, which will make known to all the film and tourism possibilities of Tabernas and the entire area of the region.
In its third edition, the AWFF re-affirms, therefore, its position as the first Western European festival, with a more comprehensive program and directed to an increasingly wide audience, of the young and enthusiastic fan, with special sessions devoted to children, more movies, more surprises and more activities.
The festival will award a special jury prize, the audience award, and an honorary award. All information about the event can be found on the web www.almeriawestern.es.