Spanish Film Festival

As cities in the UK go, Edinburgh is the place to be for film festivals. The International Film Festival, the French Film Festival and the Italian Film Festival have all taken place in the city and now it’s time for the Spanish culture. 12143334_1649718535308857_958014745566740312_n

Due to a large number of Hispanics living in Edinburgh, the Spanish Consul Miguel Utray, has decided to spice up Edinburgh’s festival scene with a glimpse into Spanish world of movies. It took over three years with the support of Edinburgh University to make this happen. This is also supporting the Spanish film industry which has been struggling in recent times.

Following the success of last two years, the festival is kicking in again on October the 6th in Filmhouse. The heart of Edinburgh’s movies scene. The Spanish ELLE magazine named the festival as “infatuations for the month of October” in 2014.

This year’s film list includes such Spanish classics as Donkey Xote and Xavier Cougat, a musical genius and an owner of a Hollywood star of fame.

The Screen Officer at Creative Scotland, Rosie Crerar said:“The Edinburgh Spanish Film Festival offers a diverse, innovative and exciting programme of film and events. The festival provides a platform to showcase some of Spain’s most talented filmmakers and is an excellent opportunity for people from across Scotland to discover and celebrate the rich cultural history of Spanish Film.”

This year the festival is also expanding into Glasgow and residing at Glasgow Film Theater just before the end of the festival.

To find more information and film times go to Spanish Film Festival website.

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