Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies

Edinburgh Spanish Film Festival 2021

Established in 2014, and now a regular fixture in Edinburgh's cultural calendar, Edinburgh Spanish Film Festival (ESFF) showcases the best of Spanish and Latin American cinema. 

This year’s eighth edition is a hybrid mix of in-person screenings, discussions and other events at Filmhouse and the French Institute in Edinburgh, and online screenings via INDY On Demand.

As usual, the Festival team includes a number of members of the School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures (LLC), including Marian A. Aréchaga (Curator/Director) and Patricia Rueda (Producer), who both teach in Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies. 

What's on

This year’s opening film on Friday 1st October is Mireia Gabilondo’s The Hive which, together with Ane is Missing (Dir. David López, Wednesday 6th October), is an ESFF Directorial Debut and part of the Festival’s Window on Basque Cinema strand.

Other Directorial Debuts include One Careful Owner (Dir. Bernabé Rico), Karen (Dir. María Pérez), and The Blameless (Dir. Guillermo Benet), while work by established directors includes David Trueba’s On This Side of the World, Cesc Gay’s The People Upstairs, and Alejandro Amenábar’s While at War.

There are strands on Catalan Cinema and Latin-American Cinema, a Students and Young Audiences Programme, Schools Programme, and online Shorts Showcase.

This edition also pays a special tribute to Luis García Berlanga celebrating his centenary by showcasing the masterpiece, The Executioner, followed by a roundtable discussion on Berlanga’s cultural legacy.

 

 

Browse the full ESFF 2021 programme on the Festival website

The Edinburgh Spanish Film Festival is supported by a range of organisations including the Spanish Ministry of Culture, the Spanish Embassy in London, the University of Edinburgh, the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID) and Creative Scotland.

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Edinburgh Spanish Film Festival 2021

Scotland's eighth annual celebration of the best of Spanish and Latin American cinema.

Various including Filmhouse and the French Institute in Edinburgh, and online screenings via INDY On Demand.