A very warm welcome to the 1st edition of the Edinburgh Spanish Film Festival.
This is a festival for everybody interested in cinema and Spanish and Latin American culture. Our programme comprises thirteen contemporary Spanish films with an emphasis on young and talented directors such as Fernando Franco and Jonás Trueba, without forgetting the well-established directors Icíar Bollaín, Cesc Gay and Gracia Querejeta. Our goal when selecting these films was to include something for everyone, from children and young people to the most seasoned cinema buffs.
First editions are always testing. People want to know who you are, what are you going to do and, more importantly, if you are going to do things well! For all these reasons we would like to thank everybody who has been involved in this edition; staff, friends, volunteers and, above all, the sponsors who have helped and trusted us to make this festival possible.
I hope this year’s ESFF will be a perfect start to the autumn season and a reason for lots of people to meet up, make new friends and see some memorable Spanish films.
Many thanks for your support. We hope to see you there!
Marian A. Aréchaga.
Curator Edinburgh Spanish Film Festival