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International fantasy, sci-fi and horror movies come to Malaga

A still from the Dutch horror film, Lili.
A still from the Dutch horror film, Lili. / SUR
  • The Fancine festival presents screenings of short films at the Albéniz cinema until Thursday

This week until 19 November a selection of the best international short films in the fantasy, horror and science fiction genres will be screened at Cine Albéniz theatre in Malaga city centre as part of the Festival de Cine Fantástico.

Known as Fancine, the festival is considered to be one of the most important film festivals in Spain and is the only one organised and financed by a university (Malaga).

The films have been submitted from all over the world including Japan, Indonesia, South Korea and Russia as well as the UK, US, Canada and Australia.

A young jury of university students will judge some of the film categories in conjunction with a public panel to award prizes such as Best Male / Female Actor, Best Fiction Short Film, Best Animation Short Film, among others.

There are also grants of up to 9,000 euros, as well as Méliès awards and diplomas up for grabs.

Besides the competiton entries, there will be screenings of other short films submitted to the festival, as well as some lectures (in Spanish).

Due to the present Covid-19 restrictions, the screenings will start at 11.45am with the last showing beginning at 3.45pm. Tickets for each film cost three euros and there is a special savings ticket costing twenty euros for ten films.

A full listing of the films and the schedule is available on www.fancine.org .