Perfect Marbella’s guide to the Marbella International Film Festival 2015

If you’re looking for property in Marbella, you’ll already be aware that this town is one of the most popular places on earth to live. So it will come as no surprise to learn that Marbella is all set to roll out the red carpet for more than 100 international filmmakers, producers, and actors at the 2015 Marbella Film Festival.  The festival is essentially a marketplace for independent artists and will take place in Marbella from the 7th October to 11th October 2015.  The festival will screen more than 100 entries in the categories of shorts, animations, features and documentaries.

History of Marbella Film Festival

Marbella Film Festival is an annual event that is arranged by New World Trust, a non-profit organisation. The event is staged to provide a platform to independent filmmakers from all over the world to showcase their talent to the movers and shakers of the global filmmaking industry. The much anticipated international festival has been a fixture in Marbella’s calendar since 2006. 

Marbella Film Festival 

Highlights of the Event

The complete line up and screening schedule for this year’s event has just been announced online by the organisers.  However, some trademark events of the film festival a cocktail party, Flower Power party, a 24-hour film challenge, the Art at the Fringe program, and a gala dinner awards ceremony on the last night.

24-Hours Film Challenge – This contest invites film makers from all over the world to make and submit a short film in just 24 hours. The best film will then be awarded with the Marbella Film Festival 24-Hour Film Challenge award.  Participants can submit their entries online as well. To know more, email at or visit the official website.

Art at the Fringe – An exhibition is held every year at the event where international artists showcase their artwork, including modern architecture, photographs, sculptures, jewelry, fashion, and performance arts.

The Award Ceremony – More than 800 entries were received by the organisers this year, of which 100 finalists will screen their work at the 2015 Marbella Film Festival. Prizes will be awarded in the following four categories:

  • Best Documentary
  • Best Short
  • Best Animation
  • Best Feature Film

In addition to this, contemporary international art, including painting, sculptures, and photographs, will be exhibited throughout the 5-day event.

Some Quick Information about the Event

When is it?

Wednesday 7th October 2015 till Sunday 11th October 2015.

Where is it?

Teatro Goya, Puerto Banus, Marbella.

Where to get the tickets?

Tickets can be booked online. There are two packages available.

Festival Package A – Includes pass to all film screenings, opening ceremony, cocktail party, all after parties, fringe events, gala dinner, and award ceremony. Plus five-nights stay at the Andalucia Plaza Hotel. Ticket costs £495 to £590.

Festival Package B – Includes VIP pass to screenings, pass to red carpet opening ceremony, cocktail party, all after parties, fringe events, gala dinner, festival workshops, and award ceremony.

Tickets costs £215.

To book tickets online, please visit the official website.

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