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2019 AWARD WINNERS

Here is the full list of nominations and winners from the 2019 Marbella International Film Festival.

BEST SHORTER SHORT FILM

The nominations for the best Shorter Short Film

1. Duality Dream
2. Angel
3. Jewels

And the winner is: Angel

Angel

Genre: Adventure
Country of production: Ukraine
Language: Ukrainian
Year of production: 2019
Director: Serg Skobun
Length of film: 8 mins 35 Secs

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Synopsis:

Two Angels. An experienced and wise angel conducts an internship for a young beginner. To do this, they are sent to Earth, to people where they travel through the city of X. Senior Angel leads the danger away of several people, which are connected by a number of circumstances and events. Among these people is the girl Darina. But it is necessary to pay for such salvation. The price is the life of one person – an elderly woman, Darina`s grandmother. Is this equal exchange? Beginner Angel finds the answers.

Sinopsis:

Dos ángeles. Un ángel experimentado y sabio realiza una pasantía para un joven principiante. Para hacer esto, son enviados a la Tierra, a las personas donde viajan a través de la ciudad de X. Senior Angel aleja el peligro de varias personas, que están conectadas por una serie de circunstancias y eventos. Entre estas personas está la niña Darina. Pero es necesario pagar por tal salvación. El precio es la vida de una persona: una anciana, la abuela de Darina. ¿Es este intercambio igual? Ángel principiante encuentra las respuestas.

BEST SHORT FILM

The nominations for the best Short Film

1. Chrysalis
2. Andersen and the Jinn
3. Elder Walker

And the winner is: Chrysalis

Chrysalis

Genre: Drama
Country of production: Argentina
Language: Spanish Credits (No Dialogue)
Year of production: 2018
Director: Luz Escobar
Length of film: 9 mins

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Synopsis:

Portrait of a young girl in the phase before becoming a woman.

Sinopsis:

Retrato de una joven en la fase antes de convertirse en una mujer.

BEST DOCUMENTARY

The nominations for the best Documentary:

1. Against the Tides
2. The Curse of Abundance
3. The Bridge to Paradise

And the winner is:  The Bridge to Paradise

The Bridge To Paradise

Genre: Documentary, War, Adventure
Country of production: South Korea, USA
Language: Mandarin, Arabic, English
Year of production: 2018
Director: Jianan Fan
Length of film: 114 mins

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Synopsis:

In the summer of 2017, two Chinese filmmakers with four mobile phones, they start their journey from Cannes to Damascus. They are trying to present the current situation of refugees in the ‘post-refugee era’ as well as true situations in Syria.

Sinopsis:

En el verano de 2017, dos cineastas chinos con cuatro teléfonos móviles, comienzan su viaje de Cannes a Damasco. Están tratando de presentar la situación actual de los refugiados en la "era posterior a los refugiados", así como las situaciones reales en Siria.

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

The nominations for the best Supporting Actress:

1. Emily Wyatt for Rise of the Footsoldier: Spanish Heist
2. Laila Gimenez for Hospital for the Poor
3. Natalia Fesina for Angels

And the winner is: Emily Wyatt for Rise of the Footsoldier: Spanish Heist

Spanish Heist

Genre: Drama/Crime
Country of production: UK
Language: English
Year of production: 2019
Director: Andrew Loveday
Length of film: 90 mins

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Synopsis:

Fresh out of prison, Pat Tate (Craig Fairbrass) steps right back into his Essex nightclub business. But although the money is good, he can't stop brooding about the man who had him put away.

Sinopsis:

Recién salido de prisión, Pat Tate (Craig Fairbrass) regresa a su negocio de clubes nocturnos en Essex. Pero aunque el dinero es bueno, no puede dejar de pensar en el hombre que lo tuvo encerrado.

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

The nominations for the Best Supporting Actor:

1. Terry Stone for Rise of the Footsoldier: Spanish Heist
2. Kris Marshall for Trick or Treat
3. Enno Hesse for Fish for the Hostage

The winner is: Kris Marshall for Trick or Treat

Trick Or Treat

Genre: Thriller
Country of production: UK
Language: English
Year of production: 2019
Director: Ed Boase
Length of film: 85 mins

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Synopsis:

Greg Kielty's life is turned upside down when his estranged brother Dan turns up, claiming to have drunkenly run someone over. But has Dan just murdered a gangster's son? Or maybe there's an even more sinister explanation.

Sinopsis:

La vida de Greg Kielty se da vuelta cuando su hermano Dan aparece, alegando haber atropellado a alguien. ¿Pero Dan acaba de asesinar al hijo de un gángster? O tal vez hay una explicación aún más siniestra.

BEST ACTRESS

The nominations for the best Actress:

1.  Lesley Sharp for Brighton
2.  Julia Fae for Jewels
3.  Frances Barber for Trick or Treat

And the winner is:  Frances Barber for Trick or Treat

Trick Or Treat

Genre: Thriller
Country of production: UK
Language: English
Year of production: 2019
Director: Ed Boase
Length of film: 85 mins

View Trailer

Synopsis:

Greg Kielty's life is turned upside down when his estranged brother Dan turns up, claiming to have drunkenly run someone over. But has Dan just murdered a gangster's son? Or maybe there's an even more sinister explanation.

Sinopsis:

La vida de Greg Kielty se da vuelta cuando su hermano Dan aparece, alegando haber atropellado a alguien. ¿Pero Dan acaba de asesinar al hijo de un gángster? O tal vez hay una explicación aún más siniestra.

BEST ACTOR

The nominations for the Best Actor:

1.  Craig Fairbrass for Rise of the Footsoldier: Spanish Heist
2.  Larry Lamb for Brighton
3.  Craig Kelly for Trick or Treat

The winner is: Larry Lamb for Brighton

Brighton

Genre: Comedy
Country of production: UK
Language: English
Year of production: 2019
Director: Stephen Cookson
Length of film: 90 mins

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Synopsis:

Two working class couples go on a day trip to Brighton which ends in disaster.

Sinopsis:

Dos parejas de clase trabajadora realizan un viaje de un día a Brighton que termina en desastre.

BEST DIRECTOR

The nominations for the Best Director:

1.  Stephen Cookson for Brighton
2.  Rafael Gunsett for Hospital for the Poor
3.  Andrew Loveday for Rise of the Footsoldier: Spanish Heist

The winner is: Andrew Loveday for Rise of the Footsoldier: Spanish Heist

Spanish Heist

Genre: Drama/Crime
Country of production: UK
Language: English
Year of production: 2019
Director: Andrew Loveday
Length of film: 90 mins

View Trailer

Synopsis:

Fresh out of prison, Pat Tate (Craig Fairbrass) steps right back into his Essex nightclub business. But although the money is good, he can't stop brooding about the man who had him put away.

Sinopsis:

Recién salido de prisión, Pat Tate (Craig Fairbrass) regresa a su negocio de clubes nocturnos en Essex. Pero aunque el dinero es bueno, no puede dejar de pensar en el hombre que lo tuvo encerrado.

BEST FEATURE FILM

The nominations for the best Feature Film are:

1.  Brighton
2.  Trick or Treat
3. Rise of the Footsoldier: Spanish Heist

The winner is: Trick or Treat

Trick Or Treat

Genre: Thriller
Country of production: UK
Language: English
Year of production: 2019
Director: Ed Boase
Length of film: 85 mins

View Trailer

Synopsis:

Greg Kielty's life is turned upside down when his estranged brother Dan turns up, claiming to have drunkenly run someone over. But has Dan just murdered a gangster's son? Or maybe there's an even more sinister explanation.

Sinopsis:

La vida de Greg Kielty se da vuelta cuando su hermano Dan aparece, alegando haber atropellado a alguien. ¿Pero Dan acaba de asesinar al hijo de un gángster? O tal vez hay una explicación aún más siniestra.

Screening & Events

Here you’ll find the full screening program for the 14th 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 2nd October 2019

5.00pm: Cocktail Reception & Opening Ceremony

Screen One

6.00pm – 8.00pm: The Bridge to Paradise
8.15pm – 9.30pm: Shorts Group “A”

Shorts Group A
Andersen and the Jinn (15 mins)
Duality Dream (7 mins)
Mommy (5 mins)
Black Cloud (15 mins)
Battles (5 mins)
The Elder Walker (18 mins)

Thursday 3rd October 2019

Screen One

3.45pm – 5.00pm: Take Your Mark Banu
5.15pm – 6.30pm: Shorts Group “B”

Shorts Group B
All The World’s a Stage (10 mins)
Angel (6 mins)
Jewels (12 mins)
Chrysalis (9 mins)
Cancrelat (14 mins)
The Sea (15 mins)

6.45pm – 8.15pm: A Wake
8.30pm – 10.00pm: The Curse of Abundance

Screen Two

3.30pm – 5.30pm: Hospital for the Poor
6.00pm – 7.30pm: Children of the Snow Land
8.00pm – 9.30pm: Fish for the Hostage

Friday 4th October 2019

Screen One

3.15pm – 4.45pm:  The Curse of Abundance
5.00pm – 7.00pm: The Bridge to Paradise
7.30pm – 9.30pm: Spanish Heist

Screen Two

3.30pm – 5.20pm:  Hospital for the Poor
5.30pm – 7.00pm: Fish for the Hostage
7.30pm – 9.30pm: Spanish Heist

Saturday 5th October 2019

Screen One

3.00pm – 4.15pm: Shorts Group “A”

Shorts Group A
Andersen and the Jinn (15 mins)
Duality Dream (7 mins)
Mommy (5 mins)
Black Cloud (15 mins)
Battles (5 mins)
The Elder Walker (18 mins)

4.30pm – 6.00pm: Against the Tides
6.30pm – 8.00pm: Brighton
8.30pm – 10.00pm: Trick or Treat

Screen Two

3.00pm – 5.00pm: That Film Festival Films (Shorts)
5.15pm – 6.30pm: Shorts Group “B”

Shorts Group B
All The World’s a Stage (10 mins)
Angel (6 mins)
Jewels (12 mins)
Chrysalis (9 mins)
Cancrelat (14 mins)
The Sea (15 mins)

6.45pm – 8.30pm: A Wake
8.45pm – 10.30pm: Hous3

Sunday 6th October 2019

Screen One

3.00pm – 5.00pm: That Film Festival Films (Shorts)
5.15pm – 6.45pm: Against the Tides
7.00pm – 8.30pm: Trick or Treat

Screen Two

3.00pm – 4.15pm: Take Your Mark Banu
4.30pm – 6.00pm: Brighton
6.15pm – 8.00pm: Hous3

Shorts 2019

All The World’s A Stage

Film Category: Short
Genre: Short, Documentary
Country of Production: UK
Year of Production: 2018
Language: English
Director: Mike Walsh
Trailer: Click here
English Synopsis

Busking is an act requiring no license, yet fines are given, and arrests performed almost daily against these local musicians across the country. Is busking a crime that needs to be punished?
Spanish Synopsis

Busking es un acto que no requiere licencia, sin embargo, se imponen multas y se realizan arrestos casi a diario contra estos músicos locales en todo el país. ¿Busking es un crimen que necesita ser castigado?

Andersen And The Jinn

Film Category: Short
Genre: Historical Fantasy
Country of Production: The Netherlands, Spain
Year of Production: 2019
Language: English
Director: Rogier Van Beeck Calkoen
Trailer: Click here
English Synopsis

Experience the First of 1001 Nights…
Spanish Synopsis

Experimente la primera de 1001 noches ...

Angel

Film Category: Short, Winner Shorter Short
Genre: Adventure
Country of Production: Ukraine
Year of Production: 2019
Language: Ukrainian
Director: Serg Skobun
Trailer: Click here
English Synopsis

Two Angels. An experienced and wise angel conducts an internship for a young beginner. To do this, they are sent to Earth, to people where they travel through the city of X. Senior Angel leads the danger away of several people, which are connected by a number of circumstances and events. Among these people is the girl Darina. But it is necessary to pay for such salvation. The price is the life of one person – an elderly woman, Darina`s grandmother. Is this equal exchange? Beginner Angel finds the answers.
Spanish Synopsis

Dos ángeles. Un ángel experimentado y sabio realiza una pasantía para un joven principiante. Para hacer esto, son enviados a la Tierra, a las personas donde viajan a través de la ciudad de X. Senior Angel aleja el peligro de varias personas, que están conectadas por una serie de circunstancias y eventos. Entre estas personas está la niña Darina. Pero es necesario pagar por tal salvación. El precio es la vida de una persona: una anciana, la abuela de Darina. ¿Es este intercambio igual? Ángel principiante encuentra las respuestas.

Battles

Film Category: Short
Genre: Action
Country of Production: UK
Year of Production: 2018
Language: Universal (no dialogue)
Director: Luca Chapman
Trailer: Click here
English Synopsis

Inside a derelict and dimly-lit chapel, two boxers, played by the same actor, engage in a brutal boxing match, whilst symbolically representing the everyday 'inner battles' that human beings go through.
Spanish Synopsis

Dentro de una capilla abandonada y poco iluminada, dos boxeadores, interpretados por el mismo actor, participan en un brutal combate de boxeo, mientras que representan simbólicamente las "batallas internas" cotidianas que atraviesan los seres humanos.

Black Cloud

Film Category: Short
Genre: Drama
Country of Production: Brazil
Year of Production: 2018
Language: Portuguese
Director: Flavio Andrade
Trailer: Click here
English Synopsis

“It was only the old man at the dining table sat as if a glacial tiredeness seized him wholly...” NUVEM NEGRA (BLACK CLOUD) is the story of a common man. Surrounded by his family, his desires, his memory.
Spanish Synopsis

Era solo el anciano en la mesa del comedor sentado como si una fatiga glacial lo atrapara por completo ..." NUVEM NEGRA (NUBE NEGRA) es la historia de un hombre común. Rodeado de su familia, sus deseos, su memoria.

Cancrelat

Film Category: Short
Genre: Comedy
Country of Production: Czech Republic/UK
Year of Production: 2019
Language: French
Director: Stephan Bookas
Trailer: Click here
English Synopsis

When a woman discovers an enchanted copy of Kafka’s Metamorphosis, she finds herself transformed into a bug and must find a way to escape and become human once more.
Spanish Synopsis

Cuando una mujer descubre una copia encantada de la Metamorfosis de Kafka, se encuentra transformada en un insecto y debe encontrar la manera de escapar y volverse humana una vez más.

Chrysalis

Film Category: Short, Winner Short
Genre: Drama
Country of Production: Argentina
Year of Production: 2018
Language: Spanish Credits (No Dialogue)
Director: Luz Escobar
Trailer: Click here
English Synopsis

Portrait of a young girl in the phase before becoming a woman.
Spanish Synopsis

Retrato de una joven en la fase antes de convertirse en una mujer.

Duality Dream

Film Category: Short
Genre: Experimental
Country of Production: Switzerland
Year of Production: 2019
Language: None (Silent Movie)
Director: Tarek Sursock
Trailer: Click here
English Synopsis

In a dream scape, a masquerade is about to begin with a battle of wits and charms. The two lady rivals shares a common desire and are prepared to challenge each other over a game of chess. The question is, which of the two will take the other’s prize of the night?
Spanish Synopsis

En un paisaje de ensueño, una mascarada está a punto de comenzar con una batalla de ingenios y encantos. Las dos rivales comparten un deseo común y están dispuestas a desafiarse mutuamente por un juego de ajedrez. La pregunta es, ¿cuál de los dos se llevará el premio de la noche del otro?

Jewels

Film Category: Short
Genre: Drama, Romance, LGBTQ
Country of Production: USA
Year of Production: 2018
Language: English
Director: Bobby Bosko Grubic
Trailer: Click here
English Synopsis

“JEWELS” is a modern look at the heartbreak that comes from breakups in relationships as complicated as the people who live them. It’s the brief story of the end to a tangled love affair between one woman who seemingly has it all and another who has lived it all.
Spanish Synopsis

"JOYAS" es una mirada moderna al desamor que proviene de las rupturas en relaciones tan complicadas como las personas que las viven. Es la breve historia del final de una historia de amor enredada entre una mujer que aparentemente lo tiene todo y otra que lo ha vivido todo.

Mommy

Film Category: Short
Genre: Black Comedy
Country of Production: UK
Year of Production: 2018
Language: English
Director: Filippo Marciano
Trailer: Click here
English Synopsis

A burglar enters a house with the idea of robbing it. When something goes wrong and the landlord wakes up. The thief will have to find a way to escape the home owner and save his life.
Spanish Synopsis

Un ladrón entra en una casa con la idea de robarlo. Cuando algo sale mal y el propietario se despierta. El ladrón tendrá que encontrar una manera de escapar del dueño de la casa y salvar su vida.

The Elder Walker

Film Category: Short
Genre: Drama
Country of Production: Mexico
Year of Production: 2018
Language: Spanish
Director: Augusto Castillo
Trailer: Click here
English Synopsis

Lorenzo is losing his sight and lives with his female dog, Luca, who became his guide. One day Luca dies and Lorenzo has to start a road of grief in the company of his neighbor and an old colleague to deal with the death of his loved one.
Spanish Synopsis

Lorenzo está perdiendo la vista y vive con su perra, Luca, quien se convirtió en su guía. Un día, Luca muere y Lorenzo tiene que comenzar un camino de dolor en compañía de su vecino y un viejo colega para lidiar con la muerte de su ser querido.

The Sea

Film Category: Short
Genre: Drama
Country of Production: UK
Year of Production: 2019
Language: English
Director: Cameron Richards
Trailer: Click here
English Synopsis

Jenny sits by the sea watching for birds, in a film about the moments that make up a life.
Spanish Synopsis

Jenny se sienta junto al mar mirando pájaros, en una película sobre los momentos que conforman una vida.

Features 2019

A Wake

Film Category: Feature
Genre: Drama/Coming Of Age
Country of Production: USA
Year of Production: 2019
Language: English
Director: Scott Boswell
Trailer: Click here
English Synopsis

The children in a religious family clash with their parents as they prepare for the wake of their teenage brother, Mitchel. Young Molly tries to hold things together, while Megan just wants to know the truth, and Mason, Mitchel’s identical twin, tries to reach his lost brother through spiritual means. When an unexpected stranger—Mitchel's secret ex-boyfriend, Jameson—arrives, the family is forced to face secrets and lies about Mitchel’s death.
Spanish Synopsis

Los niños de una familia religiosa chocan con sus padres mientras se preparan para la estela de su hermano adolescente, Mitchel. El joven Molly intenta mantener las cosas juntas, mientras que Megan solo quiere saber la verdad, y Mason, el gemelo idéntico de Mitchel, trata de llegar a su hermano perdido por medios espirituales. Cuando llega un extraño inesperado, el ex novio secreto de Mitchel, Jameson, la familia se ve obligada a enfrentar secretos y mentiras sobre la muerte de Mitchel.

Brighton

Film Category: Feature, Winner Actor
Genre: Comedy
Country of Production: UK
Year of Production: 2019
Language: English
Director: Stephen Cookson
Trailer: Click here
English Synopsis

Two working class couples go on a day trip to Brighton which ends in disaster.
Spanish Synopsis

Dos parejas de clase trabajadora realizan un viaje de un día a Brighton que termina en desastre.

Fish For The Hostage

Film Category: Feature
Genre: Crime/Drama/Comedy
Country of Production: Germany
Year of Production: 2019
Language: German
Director: Steffen Cornelius Tralles
Trailer: Click here
English Synopsis

Piet wants to help his brother Herm with a break-in, but as Herm takes a hostage, Piet finds himself involved in a kidnapping that Herm mercilessly dominates. Piet has to play along the perfidious plan, if he doesn’t want to endanger the hostage´s life.
Spanish Synopsis

Piet quiere ayudar a su hermano Herm con un robo, pero cuando Herm toma un rehén, Piet se ve involucrado en un secuestro que Herm domina sin piedad. Piet tiene que seguir el plan pérfido, si no quiere poner en peligro la vida del rehén.

H0us3

Film Category: Feature
Genre: Thriller/Hackers/Science Fiction
Country of Production: Spain
Year of Production: 2018
Language: Spanish
Director: Manolo Munguia
Trailer: Click here
English Synopsis

A group of former computer University colleagues meet for dinner. One of them confesses to have decrypted one of the most secret files in the Internet and shares an augmented reality application found within. When they all try to alter it, they will unleash conflicts and events with unexpected consequences, getting worse by moments.
Spanish Synopsis

Un grupo de antiguos colegas de la Universidad de informática se reúnen para cenar. Uno de ellos confiesa haber descifrado uno de los archivos más secretos de Internet y comparte una aplicación de realidad aumentada que se encuentra dentro. Cuando todos intentan alterarlo, desatarán conflictos y eventos con consecuencias inesperadas, empeorando por momentos.

Hospital For The Poor

Film Category: Feature
Genre: Drama/Mistery
Country of Production: Paraguay
Year of Production: 2018
Language: Spanish
Director: Rafael & Lily Gunsett
Trailer: Click here
English Synopsis

A young doctor begins his professional internship at an impoverished public hospital. As He tries to find a balance between his vocation and the limitations of the health system, He and his friends must unveil a dark conspiracy taking place at the hospital, but at great risk to their lives.
Spanish Synopsis

Un joven médico comienza su pasantía profesional en un hospital público empobrecido. Mientras trata de encontrar un equilibrio entre su vocación y las limitaciones del sistema de salud, Él y sus amigos deben desvelar una oscura conspiración que tiene lugar en el hospital, pero con un gran riesgo para sus vidas.

Spanish Heist

Film Category: Feature, Winner Director, Winner Supporting Actress
Genre: Drama/Crime
Country of Production: UK
Year of Production: 2019
Language: English
Director: Andrew Loveday
Trailer: Click here
English Synopsis

Fresh out of prison, Pat Tate (Craig Fairbrass) steps right back into his Essex nightclub business. But although the money is good, he can't stop brooding about the man who had him put away.
Spanish Synopsis

Recién salido de prisión, Pat Tate (Craig Fairbrass) regresa a su negocio de clubes nocturnos en Essex. Pero aunque el dinero es bueno, no puede dejar de pensar en el hombre que lo tuvo encerrado.

Trick Or Treat

Film Category: Feature, Winner Actress, Winner Feature, Winner Supporting Actor
Genre: Thriller
Country of Production: UK
Year of Production: 2019
Language: English
Director: Ed Boase
Trailer: Click here
English Synopsis

Greg Kielty's life is turned upside down when his estranged brother Dan turns up, claiming to have drunkenly run someone over. But has Dan just murdered a gangster's son? Or maybe there's an even more sinister explanation.
Spanish Synopsis

La vida de Greg Kielty se da vuelta cuando su hermano Dan aparece, alegando haber atropellado a alguien. ¿Pero Dan acaba de asesinar al hijo de un gángster? O tal vez hay una explicación aún más siniestra.

Features 2019

Against The Tides

Film Category: Documentary
Genre: Documentary
Country of Production: UK
Year of Production: 2018
Language: English
Director: Stefan Stuckert
Trailer: Click here
English Synopsis

British marathon swimmer Beth French sets out to complete Oceans Seven, the world’s most extreme swimming challenge, in record time. As her extraordinary journey unfolds, dangers of the sea prove easier to conquer than upheavals of the heart.
Spanish Synopsis

La nadadora de maratón británica Beth French se propone completar Oceans Seven, el desafío de natación más extremo del mundo, en un tiempo récord. A medida que se desarrolla su extraordinario viaje, los peligros del mar resultan más fáciles de conquistar que los trastornos del corazón.

Children of the Snow Land

Film Category: Documentary
Genre: Documentary
Country of Production: UK & Nepal
Year of Production: 2018
Language: English & Nepali
Director: Zara Balfour & Marcus Stephenson
Trailer: Click here
English Synopsis

Children of the Snow Land tells the extraordinary story of children from the High Himalayas who are sent to school in Kathmandu and do not see their parents again for twelve years.
Spanish Synopsis

Children of the Snow Land cuenta la extraordinaria historia de niños del Alto Himalaya que son enviados a la escuela en Katmandú y no vuelven a ver a sus padres durante doce años.

Take Your Mark Banu

Film Category: Documentary
Genre: Sports Documentary
Country of Production: India
Year of Production: 2019
Language: English, Czech, Slovak, German, Tamil
Director: Aswin Gnanasigamani
Trailer: Click here
English Synopsis

A child prodigy who started swimming at a very early age of 3 years, Banu today continues to swim as cheerful as she was when she first touched the water as a toddler, untouched by all the failures and negativity around her and keeps adding to her volley of 75 state level and 16 international medals. Her ultimate dream is to participate in Olympics and hear the words “Take your mark”.
Spanish Synopsis

Una niña prodigio que comenzó a nadar a una edad muy temprana de 3 años, Banu hoy continúa nadando tan alegre como estaba cuando tocó el agua por primera vez cuando era pequeña, sin ser tocada por todos los fracasos y la negatividad a su alrededor y sigue aumentando su volea. de 75 niveles estatales y 16 medallas internacionales. Su último sueño es participar en los Juegos Olímpicos y escuchar las palabras "Take your mark".

The Bridge To Paradise

Film Category: Documentary, Winner Documentary
Genre: Documentary, War, Adventure
Country of Production: South Korea, USA
Year of Production: 2018
Language: Mandarin, Arabic, English
Director: Jianan Fan
Trailer: Click here
English Synopsis

In the summer of 2017, two Chinese filmmakers with four mobile phones, they start their journey from Cannes to Damascus. They are trying to present the current situation of refugees in the ‘post-refugee era’ as well as true situations in Syria.
Spanish Synopsis

En el verano de 2017, dos cineastas chinos con cuatro teléfonos móviles, comienzan su viaje de Cannes a Damasco. Están tratando de presentar la situación actual de los refugiados en la "era posterior a los refugiados", así como las situaciones reales en Siria.

The Curse Of Abundance

Film Category: Documentary
Genre: Documentary
Country of Production: Poland
Year of Production: 2018
Language: English
Director: Ewa Ewart
Trailer: Click here
English Synopsis

In 2007 Ecuador launched a daring initiative to leave some of its Amazonian oil reserves in the ground in exchange for financial compensation from the international community. The revolutionary idea was to save one of the Earth’s most vital ecosystems and two indigenous tribes.
Spanish Synopsis

En 2007, Ecuador lanzó una atrevida iniciativa para dejar algunas de sus reservas de petróleo amazónicas en el suelo a cambio de una compensación financiera de la comunidad internacional. La idea revolucionaria era salvar uno de los ecosistemas más vitales de la Tierra y dos tribus indígenas.

Speakers and Workshops

How to Finance and Attract Executive Producers

October 3, 2019 12:00 pm – Conference Room H10

A workshop by Gary Collins, CEO Red Rock Entertainment.

Gary will talk about the many ways you are able to secure financing for film & TV productions.

Gary’s career in the film industry began in 2012. Shortly after he started Red Rock Entertainment which now works in conjunction with the UK’s most prestigious production companies to raise equity for independent film and television projects.


The Producer’s Viewpoint: TV is the Future

October 4, 2019 12:00 pm – Conference Room H10

A workshop by Mark Foligno, Executive Producer The King’s Speech

Mark Foligno, Executive Producer of “The King’s Speech”, and numerous other TV and film projects, will be discussing the UK film market and new opportunities in TV production. With media outlets such as Netflix, Sky and Amazon producing some major series, where should the filmmakers and producers look to remain a head of the game?


You’ve made a Feature Film, now what?

October 5, 2019 12:00 pm – Conference Room H10

A workshop by John Adams CEO of Evolutionary Films and Diane Shorthouse the Managing Director of Evolutionary Films.

Diane & John the founders of Evolutionary Films, the vertically integrated private equity finance, production, international sales and UK distribution company based at 3 Mills Studios in London, will drill down into the business of sales and distribution from first cycle sales right through to transactional and subscription digital windows and beyond, encompassing B2B, B2C, marketing strategies and how to make the most lucrative returns on a title.


Face to Face With Larry Lamb: Workshop on acting and much more..

October 6, 2019 12:00 pm – Conference Room H10

Face to Face With Larry Lamb. Workshop on acting and much more

MIFF is proud to welcome Larry Lamb to 2019 MIFF. The gentleman of the British film industry, and most respected by colleagues and audiences of film & TV would talk about his experiences on the film, TV, radio and stage.

An actor and radio presenter who played Archie Mitchell in the EastEnders, and loved by audiences as Mick Shipman in the BBC romantic comedy series Gavin & Stacey and Ted Case in the final series of the BBC Crime Drama New Tricks who was also on I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here 2016, with such long list of achievements in the industry would give the festival delegates an insight to what it takes to make it, is pure talent enough or does it take more.


Networking

Networking for 2019 will occur Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 11am-12pm at the Festival Hall of the H10 Andalucia Plaza hotel, Puerto Banus.

Parties

Wednesday 2nd October 2019

5.00pm-6.00pm
Opening inauguration of 2019 MIFF @ Teatro Goya, Puerto Banus

Thursday 3rd October 2019

10.30 pm
MIFF after party at Joys club, front line Puerto Banus

Friday 4th October 2019

10.00 pm
MIFF after party @ Bless Club, Golden Mile, Marbella

Saturday 5th October 2019

10.00 pm
Trick or Treat after party @ KAH CLUB, Nueva Andalucía.

Sunday 6th October 2019

7.30 pm- 8.30 pm
Cocktail Reception. H10. Andalucía Plaza, Puerto Banus

8.30pm- 12.00 am
Gala Dinner awards ceremony, H10 Andalucía Plaza, Puerto Banus

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