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Pelicula Spanish Film Festival goes virtual

CNN Philippines — 29.09.2020

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 29) — The 19th edition of the popular Pelicula Spanish Film Festival will go online for the first time this year.

Instituto Cervantes de Manila, in partnership with the Embassy of Spain in the Philippines, will screen eight feature films and four shorts from October 3 to October 11, all available for 24 hours and for free.

The annual film festival, known for showcasing contemporary Spanish cinema in Greenbelt theaters, had to break its usual tradition due to the pandemic.

“We thought that we couldn’t have our friends coming to the cinemas so we started to convert the philosophy of the festival,” Javier Galvan, Instituto Cervantes de Manila director, told CNN Philippines’ New Day on Tuesday.

“It is not only entertainment, but also an opportunity to create a space for the directors, promoters, actors, people in the movie industry to get together from Spain and Southeast Asia,” he added.

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