FILM – 13th Annual Spanish Film Festival 2010

February 5th, 2010


Spanish women – a lingering look, classy contemporary cinema & a Colombian cinema coup!

  • Sydney 5 – 16 May 2010
  • Melbourne 12 – 23 May 2010
Honoured by the Spanish Government in 2009 as the most important Spanish cultural event in Australia, The Spanish Film Festival is back for its 13th year with a programme that will show you why! Over 50 films of the best in contemporary Spanish language films from Spain and Latin America will be winging their way to Australia to work their Spanish storytelling magic for a wide variety of audiences in Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Brisbane and Adelaide in May 2010 in the form of features, shorts and documentaries.
In 2010 the Spanish Film Festival builds on the diverse program of screenings and events that has become its strong trademark. The programme includes:
  • All About Women. A programming first for any Spanish Film Festival, the special All About Women section will screen a selection of films directed by Spanish and Latin American women who have had a significant impact on Spanish cinema AND will look at the various and diverse portrayals of women in Spanish cinema from the 50’s to the present, expanding upon the iconic image of the strong, determined, sexy Spanish woman.
  • Contemporary Spanish cinema. Selection of the best current Spanish cinema. A highlight of this section will be THE DANCER AND THE THIEF (El Baile de la Victoria), Spain’s entry to the 2010 Academy Awards and nominated for 10 Goya (Spanish Academy) Awards, this is the new film from Fernado Trueba Academy Award Winner Best Foreign Language Film for BELLE EPOQUE; based on the celebrated novel by Antonio Skármeta, writer of IL POSTINO.
  • Tribute to Colombia. Each year the festival pays tribute to a Latino America country in order to celebrate the culture diversity and richness among the Spanish speaking  countries in the world, presenting the most current films of that country combined with a live music event. This year we look to the land of the snowy Andes Mountains, sunny Caribbean beaches and luscious Amazon rainforest for a cinema programme that is just as rich and varied!
The 13th Spanish Film Festival produced with the support of the Ministries of Culture and Foreign Affairs in Spain, the Spanish Consulate in Sydney and Melbourne, The Spanish Embassy, the Argentinean Government through INCAA (Institute of Cinema and Audiovisual Arts Argentina), Victorian Multicultural Commission, The Embassies and Consulates of Peru, Colombia, Mexico, Uruguay, The Australian National University and many prestigious Spanish and Australian companies.
Festival Information will be available late February from:
National Dates & Locations:
Sydney: Wed 5 ? Sun 16 May at Palace Norton Street and Academy Twin Cinemas & The Chauvel
Melbourne: Wed 12 ? Sun 23 May at Palace Cinema Como & Kino Cinemas
Brisbane: Thu 20 ? Sun 30 May at Palace Centro Cinemas
Adelaide: Thu 13 ? Sun 16 May at Palace Nova Eastend
Canberra: Thu 6 – Sun 16 May at GU Manuka

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