Marbella, meaning Beautiful Sea in Spanish, is a world renowned destination located in the Sunshine Coast. It lives up to both names: long sandy beaches bordering the clear, sparkling blue Mediterranean boasting the best possible sunny weather year-round.

Through its history it has become a marvellous city offering all that visit the true taste of Andalusia: whitewashed buildings bordered by narrow streets, wonderful flower filled plazas and corners, horse drawn carriages lazily taking its passengers on a relaxed tour through yesteryear, friendly and open people, quaint churches and exciting nightlife. Storybook beaches; countless golf courses that challenge any player no matter what their handicap; sports marinas world renowned; an unbeatable natural surrounding on the slopes of the sierra that protects the entire area, offering it an enviable microclimate; world famous hotels; restaurants; shopping centers and boutiques catering to all needs and an exciting and intense nightlife make Marbella the ideal setting for your holidays or business meetings and conventions – even if you mix them together.

Marbella is close to the major metropolitan areas and cities imbibed in rich history and tradition such as: Málaga, Córdoba, Granada and Seville; or the enticing and mysterious North African destinations, just a ferry ride away from Algeciras – gateway to Africa and its also millenary cultures. What was once a sleepy port and fisherman’s village, has now grown up into a vibrating and cosmopolitan city… the perfect blend between tradition and modernity.

This is Marbella


Standing between the beautiful coastline and the surrounding Sierra Blanca mountains, Marbella boasts an ideal microclimate with a median year-round temperature of 22ºC, topped by 326 days of sunshine.

Use this LINK for further information concerning the weather in Marbella all year round.

Hard Rock Hotel Marbella

HARD ROCK HOTEL MARBELLA which is Located a few steps away of the renowned Nueva Andalucia Beach, had its to debut in July 2022.

With its legendary line up including unique music-inspired design featuring a curated collection of music memorabilia, distinctive luxurious decor, a lush and oasis-like garden next to the Eden Pool Bar, free access to the hotel’s music events, exclusive amenities and everything you need is now the home to MARBELLA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL.

It’s show time! Are you ready?

Directions:  How To Get There

  • Next to Marbella Casino
  • 500 metres from Marbella´s beaches
  • 800 metres from Puerto Banús
  • 6 km from the centre of Marbella
  • 58 km from Malaga airport
  • 63 km from Malaga
  • Long: -4° 57‘ 38.88″ – Lat: +36° 29‘ 19.68″

Get directions to the Hard Rock Hotel.


In Melia Marbella Banus every service is close by. The sea, exclusive boutiques, golf courses, Marbella city centre and the best gastronomic spots in Costa del sol.

In 2023, Melia Marbella Banus will be the home to the gala dinner awards ceremony.

Screening Venue

The screening of all films including number of world premiers shall take place at Red Dog Cinema, Puerto Banus.

Red Dog Cinema Marbella is the new avant-garde multi-space in Puerto Banus, Costa del Sol, which offers attractive possibilities to held events and conferences in an unbeatable environment, exceptional location and unique microclimate.

Seven auditoriums with a varied capacity from 115 to 475 pax.,an adaptable multipurpose space of 500 sqm and a stunning Sky Garden with spectacular sea views, distributed in a total of 3,000 sqm.


Red Dog Cinema

Av. de Julio Iglesias, s/n,
29660 Marbella,
Málaga, Spain

Shooting in Spain

Shooting in Costa Del Sol

MIFF in association with New World Films offers support and collaborations to the film makers wishing to shoot in Spain. For more information please contact


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