From 29 to 5 May June the red carpet will be spread out in Alicante to celebrate the 12th Edition of the Festival de Cine de Alicante ( A wide offer of activities related with the 7º art will be displayed all aorund the city.

In addition to the official sections of International short Films and Films, you will enjoy a cycle of the Spanish director Mariano Barroso (Extasis, Los lobos de Washington, Todas las mujeres,etc), Educaacción; the III school competition of short Films or the section Mayores de cine: 12 short films by the users of the Local Elderly Centres. Most short films may be watched within the section “cine en la calle” (cinema in the street), many films and shortfilms will be shown in different outdoor spots of the city.

The Opening Gala will take place at ADDA. The young Spanish actress will get the award “Ciudad de Alicante”. Another Spanish actor that will be honoured is Álvaro de Luna (the unforgettable Algarrobo from the TV series Curro Jimenez), he will get the award “A toda una vida” (whole life award).

The Festival has also designed a tapas route “Cine y Tapas”. From 30 April to 30 May you can taste a tapa and a Cruzcampo beer for 2.50 in one of the 25 bars and restaurants included in the route.

A great opportunity to promote and enjoy cinema in our city.

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