By Cathy Elelman • 12 July 2020 • 14:51
PANDEMIC The Mallorca Vice-President thanked the organisers for overcoming the challenge of making the festival possible this year
CREDIT: Consell de Mallorca Prensa
BRITISH film and TV director Stephen Frears will be honoured at the upcoming Atlantida Film Festival in Mallorca capital Palma.
The twice Oscar-nominated director will be presented with the Master of Cinema award at the event, which will run from July 27 to August 2.
Frears will also take part in a talk and a master class.
Festival director Jaume Ripoll promised this summer’s festival, which will be the 10th edition, will be the “most ambitious” to date.
Speaking at the event press presentation on Friday, Ripoll explained this year’s festival will feature movies and documentaries and TV series. There will also be concerts and conferences.
Screening and activity venues will include Misericordia, Ses Voltes, the Museu d’Es Baluard and the CineCiutat.
The Mallorca island government provides financial and organisation support to the festival. The Vice-President and regional minister for Culture, Heritage and Language Policy, Bel Busquets, made a point of thanking the organisers for overcoming the challenge of making the festival possible this year in the midst of the pandemic.
Busquets encouraged the public to enjoy culture again as a shared experience, stressing that “organisations and institutions have worked hard to ensure safety and hygiene measures.”
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Cathy Elelman is the local writer for the Costa de Almeria edition of the Euro Weekly News.
Based in Mojacar for the last 21 years, Cathy is very much part of the local community and is always well and truly up on all the latest news and events going on in this region of Spain.
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