Malaga Film Festival cutting costs

MALAGA Film Festival has cut back on events and paid guests this year to save money. The total cost will be €1.68 million compared to the €1.9 million of last year.

The 15th edition of the festival, which will be held April 21 and 28, will not have an opening party this year, and will have fewer collaborators, cheaper galas, and more simple events.

There will also be fewer exhibitions, workshops, meetings and publications, in order to reduce costs by 11.5 per cent.

Only 22 people will be hired to help out with the event, and the amount they are paid will be reduced between 10 and 30 per cent according to the director of the event, Carmelo Romero.

However, the salaries of the permanent staff and directors of the event, will remain the same, and last year, the total cost for salaries amounted to €1.19 million for 20 people.

“The team could be reduced”, the Councillor for Culture, Damian Caneda, said, “but only a little, because part of the staff also work for the Albeniz Cinema and Malaga Film Office”.

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