Marbella International Film Festival 2016
Press Conference at Teatro Goya
MarbellaAzul.com were at Teatro Goya in Puerto Banús on 22 September for the press conference introducing this year’s Marbella International Film Festival XI.
In attendance were Mac Chakaveh (MIFF director), Miguel Luna (Marbella’s Minister of Tourism), Jose Jaime Lopez (Teatro Goya) and Lucía Pérez Suárez (H10 Hotel Andalucía Plaza) – all of whom expressed their on-going support for the festival.
Mac Chakaveh welcomed members of the press and told us about the festival’s progress and its encouraging future with the support of its sponsors, volunteers and festival associates. This year, more than a thousand films were submitted to the festival from all over the world.
There will be two red carpet events and 40 screenings of independent films, including productions from Spain, the UK, the USA and China. The festival will also welcome delegations from Iran, Hong Kong, South America, Belgium, the UK, the USA and Spain.
Miguel Luna said he was delighted with the success of festival over the years. There is now a Marbella Film Office and it has lead to an increase in film production activities in Marbella. He also offered the continued support of the Ayuntamiento (government) for this cultural event.
Finally, we were shown a trailer featuring some of the films at this year’s festival.