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Screening & Events

Here you’ll find the full screening program for the 13th Marbella International Film Festival and all the important dates that you just won’t want to miss. Please note that the screening times may change at short notice, please refer to this website for any changes in schedules.

Wednesday 10th October 2018

5.00pm: Cocktail Reception & Opening Ceremony

Screen One

6.00pm – 7.30pm: Closure
8.00pm – 9.30pm: Shorts Group “B”

Thursday 11th October 2018

Screen One

4.00pm – 5.00pm: Shorts Group “B”
6.00pm – 7.30pm: Solo
8.00pm – 9.30pm: Of Gods and Warriors

Screen Two

3.00pm – 4.30pm: Shorts Group “A”
5.00pm – 6.30pm: Luz
7.00pm – 9.30pm: Morine

Friday 12th October 2018

Screen One

4.00pm – 6.00pm: Carnaby Shorts
6.30pm – 8.00pm: TBA
8.30pm – 10.00pm: Shorts Group “C”

Screen Two

3.00pm – 4.30pm:  When The Storm Fades
5.00pm – 6.30pm: Solo
7.00pm – 9.30pm: Closure

Saturday 13th October 2018

Screen One

4.00pm – 5.30pm: Shorts Group “C”
6.00pm – 7.40pm: Gloves Off
8.30pm – 10.00pm: Of Gods and Warriors

Screen Two

3.00pm – 4.30pm: Shorts Group “A”
5.30pm – 6.30pm: When The Storm Fades
7.00pm – 9.15pm: Luz

Sunday 14th October 2018

Screen One

4.00pm – 5.00pm: Rowing: Spain-Mexico
6.00pm – 7.30pm: Gloves Off

Screen Two

3.00pm – 5.00pm: Tell Tale Heart
5.00pm – 6.40pm: Sublime Life
7.30pm – 9.00pm: Tell Tale Heart

Shorts Groups

Shorts Group “A”

Shadow (16 mins)
It Followed Me Here (16 mins)
Collage of Girls (3 mins)
Easy way out (17 mins)
Oak Tree (23 mins)

Shorts Group “B”

After Laughter (27 mins)
The Girls Were Doing Nothing (17 min)
Fortune (23 min)
Baby Mine (20 min)

Shorts Group “C”

Shine (20 min)
Daniela (25 min)
Destiny’s Strings (12 mins)
Real Family (18 mins)

Shorts 2018

After Laughter

Film Category: Short
Genre: Family, Comedy, Fantasy
Country of Production: Turkey
Year of Production: 2017
Language: Turkish (English Subtitles)
Director: Burak Kaplan
Trailer: Click here
English Synopsis

Ferit who adores the cinema of 70s, is now obsessed with the clinic he discovered a long time ago. A man whose real name is a mystery runs this clinic under the nickname as Doctor. He uploads on his patients’ memory unforgettable scenes from the old Turkish movies by organizing private sessions for them.
Spanish Synopsis

Ferit, que adora el cine de los 70, ahora está obsesionado con la clínica que descubrió hace mucho tiempo. Un hombre cuyo verdadero nombre es un misterio dirige esta clínica bajo el sobrenombre de Doctor. Sube en la memoria de sus pacientes escenas inolvidables de las viejas películas turcas organizando sesiones privadas para ellos.

Baby Mine

Film Category: Short
Genre: Drama
Country of Production: United Kingdom
Year of Production:
Language: English
Director: Nour Wazzi
Trailer: Click here
English Synopsis

When her Middle Eastern husband kidnaps their child, Sarah blindly recruits a prejudiced neighbour to hunt them down. A sense of dread slowly tightens its grip as a little girl’s life hangs in the balance and a new threat rears its head.
Spanish Synopsis

Cuando su marido de Medio Oriente secuestra a su hijo, Sarah recluta ciegamente a un vecino con prejuicios para que los persiga. Una sensación de pavor se aprieta lentamente a medida que la vida de una niña pequeña pende de un hilo y una nueva amenaza asoma por su cabeza.

College of Girls

Film Category: Short
Genre: Documentary
Country of Production: Iran
Year of Production: 2018
Language: Persian (English Subtitles)
Director: Hassan Alizadeh
Trailer: Click here
English Synopsis

The film depicts the status of girls' education in Iranian universities. In this film, students are indiscriminately showing their academic status at the university.
Spanish Synopsis

La película muestra el estado de la educación de las niñas en las universidades iraníes. En esta película, los estudiantes muestran indiscriminadamente su estatus académico en la universidad.

Daniela

Film Category: Short
Genre: Drama, Music
Country of Production: Spain
Year of Production: 2018
Language: Spanish (English Subtitles)
Director: Martin Crespo
Trailer: Click here
English Synopsis

Elena, a young pianist who loves music, meets someone who´s about to change the score of her life. She gets a very original and beautiful present for her anniversary.
Spanish Synopsis

Elena, una joven pianista que ama la música, conoce a alguien que está a punto de cambiar el ritmo de su vida. Ella consigue un regalo muy original y hermoso para su aniversario.

Destiny’s Strings

Film Category: Short
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country of Production: Morocco
Year of Production: 2018
Language: Arabic (English Subtitles)
Director: Lamia Bengelloun
Trailer: Click here
English Synopsis

Adil, a 7-year-old kid, wants to learn to play the violin against his father's will.
Spanish Synopsis

Adil, un niño de 7 años, quiere aprender a tocar el violín contra el testamento de su padre.

Easy Way Out

Film Category: Short
Genre: Drama
Country of Production: USA
Year of Production: 2017
Language: English
Director: Jeffery Schultz
Trailer: Click here
English Synopsis

Martin (John Savage) and Kaitlin (Kate Connor) are playing out their relationship endgame in the re-imagined turn-of-the-century loft they once called home. While it appears Kaitlin is just leaving her husband of twelve years for a much younger lover, we learn her reasons have more to do with honesty and bravery than easy lust and sexual adventure.
Spanish Synopsis

Martin (John Savage) y Kaitlin (Kate Connor) están jugando su final de relación en el loft de fin de siglo reinventado que una vez llamaron hogar. Si bien parece que Kaitlin está dejando a su marido de doce años por un amante mucho más joven, aprendemos que sus razones tienen más que ver con la honestidad y la valentía que con la lujuria fácil y la aventura sexual.

Fortune

Film Category: Short
Genre: Drama
Country of Production: USA
Year of Production: 2017
Language: English (Spanish Subtitles)
Director: Rob Jackson
Trailer: Click here
English Synopsis

After taking a life of privilege for granted Rob Jackson begins to get the same fortune in his Chinese fortune cookies for over ten years. When he thinks he's figured out what it means he contacts a local TV news woman to tell the world.
Spanish Synopsis

Después de dar por hecho una vida de privilegio, Rob Jackson comienza a obtener la misma fortuna en sus galletas de la fortuna china durante más de diez años. Cuando cree que ha descubierto lo que significa, se contacta con una mujer de la televisión local para contarle al mundo

It Followed Me Here

Film Category: Short
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country of Production: USA
Year of Production: 2017
Language: English (Spanish Subtitles)
Director: Matthew Godbey
Trailer: Click here
English Synopsis

Alone, desperate and terrified, Daniel H. Harmon is a down-on-his-luck businessman addicted to a deadly game he can't win, as he attempts to escape his office, defeat the deadly forces and turn his life around.
Spanish Synopsis

Solo, desesperado y aterrorizado, Daniel H. Harmon es un hombre de negocios desleal, adicto a un juego mortal que no puede ganar, mientras intenta escapar de su oficina, derrotar a las fuerzas letales y cambiar su vida.

Morine

Film Category: Short
Genre: Drama
Country of Production: Lebanon
Year of Production: 2018
Language: Arabic (English Subtitles)
Director: Tony Farjallah
Trailer: Click here
English Synopsis

The year is 620 A.D., North Lebanon. Living with God is men's privilege and the most unreachable women's right. Stubborn as she is, the 20 year-old revolutionary girl breaks the rules and endures all the consequences.
Spanish Synopsis

El año es 620 A.D., North Lebanon. Vivir con Dios es el privilegio de los hombres y el derecho de la mujer más inalcanzable. Por obstinada que sea, la niña revolucionaria de 20 años rompe las reglas y soporta todas las consecuencias.

Oak Tree

Film Category: Short
Genre:
Country of Production: Lebanon/UK
Year of Production: 2018
Language: Arabic (English Subtitles)
Director: Ethan Jahan
Trailer: Click here
English Synopsis

In Lebanon, an old man, makes a living from crafting canes for the elderly villagers. After a client places an order to him, he heads to the forest to look for the right branch and finds the perfect one on an isolated oak tree, however the villagers will not allow him to cut the branch as they have made a shrine out of the tree.
Spanish Synopsis

En el Líbano, un anciano, se gana la vida con la fabricación de bastones para los ancianos pobladores. Después de que un cliente le hace un pedido, se dirige al bosque para buscar la rama correcta y encuentra la perfecta en un roble aislado, sin embargo, los aldeanos no le permitirán cortar la rama, ya que han hecho un santuario de el árbol.

Real Family

Film Category: Short
Genre: Family, Mystery
Country of Production: Spain
Year of Production: 2017
Language: Spanish (English Subtitles)
Director: Israel Medrano Perez
Trailer: Click here
English Synopsis

In a near future, a middle age woman decides to become a single mother and buys sperm through as internet company to get pregnant. During her pregnancy she finds out that some additional services were also offered.
Spanish Synopsis

En un futuro cercano, una mujer de mediana edad decide convertirse en madre soltera y compra esperma a través de una compañía de Internet para quedar embarazada. Durante su embarazo, descubre que también se ofrecieron algunos servicios adicionales.

Shadow

Film Category: Short
Genre: Drama
Country of Production: United Kingdom
Year of Production: 2017
Language: English (Spanish Subtitles)
Director: Paul Shammasian
Trailer: Click here
English Synopsis

While creating an abstract piece art, a young girl, on the verge of a breakdown, reaches out to a young man who seems concerned about her well-being.
Spanish Synopsis

Mientras crea una obra de arte abstracta, una joven, al borde de un colapso, llega a un joven que parece preocupado por su bienestar.

Shine

Film Category: Short
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country of Production: Belgium
Year of Production: 2018
Language: French (English Subtitles)
Director: Samir Bakhtar
Trailer: Click here
English Synopsis

Vincent and Emmanuelle are married and for few months now, they have been having painful moments, something is broken between them. Vincent tries to be forgiven by generous initiatives, but things are not as it looks when he takes Emmanuel out for a surprise dinner.
Spanish Synopsis

Vincent y Emmanuelle están casados ??y durante algunos meses han tenido momentos dolorosos, algo se rompe entre ellos. Vincent trata de ser perdonado con iniciativas generosas, pero las cosas no son lo que parecen cuando lleva a Emmanuel a una cena sorpresa.

The Girls Were Doing Nothing

Film Category: Short
Genre: Drama
Country of Production: United Kingdom
Year of Production:
Language: English
Director: Dekel Berenson
Trailer: Click here
English Synopsis

Marta and Jake are a married in their 30s, but their married life has become boring, all this is about to change when their attractive neighbor asks them for a favour.
Spanish Synopsis

Marta y Jake están casados ??en sus 30 años, pero su vida de casados ??se ha vuelto aburrida, todo esto está a punto de cambiar cuando su atractivo vecino les pide un favor.

Features 2018

Closure

Film Category: Feature
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country of Production: USA
Year of Production: 2018
Language: English (Spanish Subtitles)
Director: Alex Goldberg
Trailer: Click here
English Synopsis

Following her mother’s funeral and a recently ended relationship, Nina flies to Los Angeles to find her sister who has gone missing.
Spanish Synopsis

Después del funeral de su madre y una relación que terminó recientemente, Nina vuela a Los Ángeles para encontrar a su hermana que ha desaparecido.

Gloves Off

Film Category: Feature
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country of Production: United Kingdom
Year of Production: 2018
Language: English
Director: Steven Nesbit
Trailer: Click here
English Synopsis

Doug (Brad Moore) has definitely seen better days. Following his boxing trainer’s sudden death he has inherited a crumbling debt-ridden gym, packed full with a mixed bag of crazy would-be pugilists (Ricky Tomlinson, Paul Barber, Alexei Sayle). With the banks closing in, Doug must raise £50,000 fast or risk watching his mentor’s legacy repossessed.
Spanish Synopsis

Doug (Brad Moore) definitivamente ha visto días mejores. Después de la muerte repentina de su entrenador de boxeo, él ha heredado un gimnasio desmoronado y lleno de deudas, lleno de una mezcla de aspirantes a púgiles (Ricky Tomlinson, Paul Barber, Alexei Sayle). Con los bancos acercándose, Doug debe recaudar £ 50,000 rápidamente o arriesgarse a ver embargado el legado de su mentor.

Luz

Film Category: Feature
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country of Production: Spain
Year of Production: 2018
Language: English (Spanish Subtitles)
Director: Damian Chapa
Trailer: Click here
English Synopsis

A beautiful European aristocrat (Luz) finds herself estranged from her wealthy family and hooked on drugs in Los Angeles. Luz meets a postman who changes her way of thinking.
Spanish Synopsis

Una bella aristócrata europea (Luz) se encuentra alejada de su familia adinerada y enganchada a las drogas en Los Ángeles. Luz se encuentra con un cartero que cambia su forma de pensar.

Of Gods and Warriors

Film Category: Feature
Genre: Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Country of Production: United Kingdom
Year of Production: 2018
Language: English
Director: David LG Hughes
Trailer: Click here
English Synopsis

A Princess is forced to flee her Kingdom after being framed for the murder of her father, the King. Under the guidance of the mythical God Odin, she travels the world gaining wisdom and building the army she needs to win back her throne.
Spanish Synopsis

Una princesa se ve obligada a huir de su Reino después de ser acusada por el asesinato de su padre, el Rey. Bajo la guía del mítico Dios Odín, viaja por el mundo ganando sabiduría y construyendo el ejército que necesita para recuperar su trono.

Rowing: Spain – Mexico

Film Category: Feature
Genre: Documentary, Sport, Biography, Adventure
Country of Production: Spain
Year of Production: 2017
Language: English (Spanish Subtitles)
Director: Paco Ortiz
Trailer: Click here
English Synopsis

Abraham Levy is a Mexican adventurer who left behind his monotonous normal life to explore the nature and make challenges that were impossible for others. Pursuing his childhood dream, he decides to cross the second largest ocean of the world, the Atlantic Ocean, on his own, unassisted, only with the help of his arms and aboard a rowboat called Cascarita.
Spanish Synopsis

Abraham Levy es un aventurero mexicano que dejó atrás su vida normal y monótona para explorar la naturaleza y hacer desafíos que eran imposibles para otros. Siguiendo su sueño de la infancia, decide cruzar el segundo océano más grande del mundo, el Océano Atlántico, por su cuenta, sin ayuda, solo con la ayuda de sus brazos y a bordo de un bote de remos llamado Cascarita.

Solo!

Film Category: Feature
Genre: Comedy
Country of Production: United Kingdom
Year of Production: 2018
Language: English (Spanish Subtitles)
Director: Nic Cornwall
Trailer: Click here
English Synopsis

A young Englishman arrives in a remote, run-down Spanish village and has to reform their band – before they find out that it was his dad who ruined the village in the first place.
Spanish Synopsis

Un joven inglés llega a un pueblo español remoto y ruinoso y tiene que reformar su banda, antes de que descubran que fue su padre quien arruinó la aldea en primer lugar.

Sublime Life

Film Category: Feature
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country of Production: Portugal
Year of Production: 2018
Language: Portuguese (English Subtitles)
Director: Luis Diogo
Trailer: Click here
English Synopsis

Doctor Ivan just wants other people to be as happy as he is.
Spanish Synopsis

El doctor Ivan solo quiere que otras personas sean tan felices como él.

Tell Tale Heart

Film Category: Feature
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country of Production: United Kingdom
Year of Production: 2018
Language: English
Director: Stephen Cookson
Trailer: Click here
English Synopsis

Steven Berkoff's own feature length interpretation of Edgar Allan Poe's original short story about a servant who plots to murder his master because of his 'vulture' eye.
Spanish Synopsis

La interpretación de longitud de largometraje de Steven Berkoff del cuento original de Edgar Allan Poe sobre un sirviente que trama asesinar a su amo por su ojo "buitre"

When the Storm Fades

Film Category: Feature
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country of Production: Canada
Year of Production: 2018
Language: English
Director: Sean Devlin
Trailer: Click here
English Synopsis

Three years after Typhoon Haiyan, the Pablos have rebuilt their seaside home in Tacloban, one of the Philippines’ poorest neighborhoods. Their slow recovery is shaken up by two awkward Canadian volunteers planting trees in the community. This white couple is learning the difference between helping and actually being helpful. Part comedic fiction, part dramatic re-enactment
Spanish Synopsis

Tres años después del tifón Haiyan, los Pablos han reconstruido su casa junto al mar en Tacloban, uno de los barrios más pobres de Filipinas. Su lenta recuperación es sacudida por dos torpes voluntarios canadienses que plantan árboles en la comunidad. Esta pareja blanca está aprendiendo la diferencia entre ayudar y ser realmente útil. Parte ficción cómica, parte dramática recreación

Speakers and Workshops

Funding, Tax and Finances in the Film Industry

October 13, 2018 12:00 pm – Conference Room H10

A workshop by David Morrison, partner at Nyman Libson Paul

Nyman Libson Paul have been around since 1933, and are entertainment industry specialists, with particular expertise in UK Creative Tax Credits.

Dave Morrison is a Chartered Accountant, Certified Accountant and Chartered Tax Advisor and has been involved with the entertainment industry in one way or another since the 1980s.

Firstly as a tax advisor working for music industry clients before expanding into the world of film and tax work on a few Hollywood productions.

Dave was also chair of the Institute of Chartered Accountants’ Entertainment, Sports and Media group for several years before passing on the baton. With a a client base across a spectrum of entertainment and media areas, from individuals to production companies, Dave and Nyman Libson Paul have a wealth of knowledge in the industry!


Acting Techniques, Secrets on Screen and Stage

October 14, 2018 12:00 pm – Conference Room H10

A Workshop by Steven Berkoff

The highly acclaimed English actor, playwright, author and director who continue to set the benchmark in stunning, intense performances on both stage and screen, shall present a workshop on the acting techniques as part of the festival fringe on Sunday 14th October 2018.

Steven Berkoff’s Shakespeare’s Heroes And Villains Official Trailer

Steven Berkoff was born in Stepney, London. After studying drama and mime in London and Paris, he entered a series of repertory companies and in 1968 formed the London Theatre Group. His plays and adaptations have been performed in many countries and in many languages. Among the many adaptations Berkoff has created for the stage, directed and toured, are Kafka’s Metamorphosis and The Trial, Agamemnon after Aeschylus, and Poe’s The Fall of the House of Usher. He has directed and toured productions of Shakespeare’s Coriolanus also playing the title role, Richard II, Hamlet and Macbeth, as well as Oscar Wilde’s Salome.


Networking & Parties Timetable

Networking will occur from 11.00am to 12.00pm daily at the H10 Andalucia Plaza hotel, Puerto Banus.

2018 AWARD WINNERS

The winners from the 2018 Marbella International Film Festival will appear here once they are announced.

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