Ukraine war prompts a name-change for a Torrevieja (Alicante) film festival

TORREVIEJA FESTIVAL: Films’ Russian origin will not be emphasised Photo credit: Photo credit: UP9 ICMAB

TORREVIEJA’S Sol International Film Festival due to be held between July 1 and 4 has had a slight name-change.

The seven previous editions were known as the Sol Russian Film Festival and this was how Torrevieja mayor Eduardo Dolon and Tourism councillor Rosario Martinez Chazarra announced this year’s event at Madrid’s Fitur tourism trade fair last January.

The origin of the films that will be shown in this year’s festival  at the Teatro Municipal has had to be eliminated following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in February.

The two women behind the festival, Ana Semenova Denisova and Denisova Kaunova Tatina, have now issued a statement that roundly rejects the war.

“In demonstration of our support (for Ukraine) we shall be installing a table in the theatre during the festival to collect donations for Torrevieja’s Ukrainian associations who have all our support,” they announced.

Thank you for taking the time to read this article, do remember to come back and check The Euro Weekly News website for all your up-to-date local and international news stories and remember, you can also follow us on Facebook and Instagram.

FacebookTwitterRedditWhatsAppTelegramLinkedInEmailCopy Link
Go Back
Written by

Linda Hall

Originally from the UK, Linda is based in Valenca and is a reporter for The Euro Weekly News covering local news. Got a news story you want to share? Then get in touch at