The Alfàs del Pi Film Festival celebrates its 30th annive...
The Alfàs del Pi Film Festival celebrates its 30th anniversary
The XXX Edition of the Alfàs del Pi Film Festival opens on July 6th. This town in the province of Alicante will become for 10 days the capital of the seventh art, with an intense program of activities designed to promote Spanish cinema and, above all, the short films produced here.
As every summer for the last 30 years, Alfàs will be once again the capital of the Spanish cinema. From 6th to 15th July, the XXX Film Festival of L'Alfàs del Pi will be hold; it is now an essential meeting of the Spanish audio-visual world and it gathers technicians, directors, actors and spectators in different scenarios of this beautiful town.
On its 30th anniversary, the festival has received a total of 993 short films to take part in the contest. A professional jury, made up of specialists from different fields, will be in charge of selecting the shorts that go to the official section and those that will be shown without taking part in the competition. The main stages will once again be the House of Culture and the Cinema Rome.
30 editions of awards.
Throughout its development, the Film Festival of L'Alfàs del Pi has awarded actors, actresses, screenwriters and directors who have taken part in this renown event. As a novelty, this year a prize has been created for the best short film directed by women. In this 30th edition, there will also be Faro Homenaje awards, which recognize the work of outstanding figures on the Spanish film scene.
On top of the promotion of productions made in Spain, the festival becomes the best showcase to show the town to the world. There is a parallel programme, which includes concerts, presentations and meetings; this year, they have added the Tapas de Cine route through different catering establishments.
Over the years, L'Alfàs del Pi has become a multicultural municipality that welcomes people from different nationalities. The beach of l'Albir is the main tourist attraction of this town in Alicante. The Parc Natural de la Serra Gelada was declared the first maritime-terrestrial park in the Region of Valencia and it is an essential stop to enjoy nature in its purest form.