Málaga Cinema Festival
The Festival of Málaga and Spanish Cinema began in 1998, and has been celebrated every spring since. It was created to promote the Spanish film industry, but also covers Latin American and Portuguese cinema.
The festival is organised by Málaga City Hall with a selection of private sponsors and partners. Professionals, journalists and film lovers visit from around the world. It consists of three categories; Feature Films, Short Films and the recently added Documentary Films. The festival also awards its own annual Málaga Prize and the Ricardo Franco Prize.
The festival is open to all recent Spanish, Latin American and Portuguese films, especially those completed the same year. Films about these countries but produced in other countries can also be entered.