Costa del Sol Film Festivals

Marbella and the Costa del Sol has a lot to offer film fans, with three big film festivals each year. The biggest is the Malaga Film Festival which is a major event for Spanish cinema and takes place in the spring, there are also two other interesting ones in Marbella and Fuengirola which are more international. There are some really exciting and powerful films being shown and the ticket prices are excellent, so they are very much worth incorporating into your next holiday.

Malaga Film Festival – Every April for the last 20 years, the great and the good of Spanish film have got together in Malaga to reward the best films, actors and film makers with prizes. The stars take to the red carpet for glamourous events and they screen the most important Spanish film releases of the year. In 2017 there were over 200 screenings in the Cervantes Theatre, Albeniz cinema and Echegaray theatres with short films, documentaries and feature films. There are also events related to film throughout the ten day festival. Find out more


Marbella International Film Festival – Held each year at the beginning of October, the Marbella International Film Festival is a great way to see foreign language films, shorts and independent feature length films. Screenings are held at the Cinema Goya in Puerto Banus and there are also workshops held at the H10 Andalucia Plaza Hotel each day. You can mingle with the stars and film makers on the red carpet with a VIP ticket, or simply go and enjoy the films, it’s a great event for film lovers. Find out more

If you want to be close to the screening venues then choose a Puerto Banus vacation rental from our website. You will be within walking distance of the cinema where all the films are shown and there’s normally lots going on all around the Port during the festival too.

Fuengirola Film Festival – This international film festival happens in September each year. It awards prizes for online series, short films and feature films as well as running workshops and talks for film makers. The films are shown at the Alfil Cinema right by the excellent Fuengirola Zoo and ticket prices are very low. Find out more

To enjoy the Fuengirola Film Festival, the blue flag beaches and excellent restaurants in Fuengirola, as well as the beautiful golf courses of Mijas, we recommend a Mijas Costa vacation rental.

Visiting the cinema

As well as film festivals, should you want to visit the cinema during your holiday, there are excellent cinemas in Malaga, Fuengirola and Puerto Banus showing films in English. Look for VO films, as these are in their original language with subtitles in Spanish rather than dubbed into Spanish. Here’s a great list of English language films you can enjoy on your next holiday.

These are just some of the great events taking place around Marbella. We have a wonderful selection of vacation rentals, which can be your home-from-home while you enjoy the events, beaches and nightlife. If you want some information on the best area for you, or the right vacation rental to suit your group, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We live and work in the area and can advise you on where to stay, where to go and what to do, so you don’t miss a thing!!

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