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From June 25 to July 4, 2021



Next Friday, June 25, Skyline Benidorm Film Festival kicks off its fifth edition with the opening of the exhibition Illustrated cinema, by the artists Cristina Polop and David Despau. You can visit this exhibition until July 4 in the hall of the Benidorm Town Hall.

Likewise, and on the same dates, it will be possible to enjoy in the open air, in the Espais d´Art Urbà de Los Carrascos, Poniente, Els Tolls and the Plaza de la Hispanidad of another exhibition entitled Film posters, where we can contemplate the posters of the short films in this year’s official section.


Opening film

The next day, Saturday June 26, at 7:30 p.m. the screenings begin, in this case you can enjoy the opening film Things to do before dying, directed by Cristina Fernández Pintado and Miguel Llorens, winner of the Tesela de Oro for Best Film in the last edition of the Alicante festival. We will also have the presence of its directors.

The screening will be held at the IMF cinemas in Finestrat and access will be free by prior reservation by email at



Within the festival a series of activities have been framed, aimed at the youngest, where master classes in script writing will be given, with Emilio Martí; among his works is Makun-Drawings in a C.I.E. (2019), selected for the Goya as the best documentary short film.

In addition, the festival will feature a film and social media workshop, given by Bea Martínez, cultural manager and director of the Proyecta contest, a cultural, educational and leisure event aimed at young people, children and the educational environment with the aim of promoting literacy audiovisual and critical judgment.

You can check all the details and how to register on the festival page, specifically at



40 works have been selected to compete in the four contest sections of this fifth installment of the Skyline Benidorm Film Festival.

As of Tuesday, June 29, the projections of the different sections begin, starting with the student section, followed that same day by the sustainability section. The next day, Wednesday June 20, the European official section and the competitive national official section will begin.

The detailed program can be consulted at

Seven prizes will be awarded: best European short film, best national fiction short film, best national animation short film, best national documentary short film, best short film in Valencian, best short film on sustainability and best short film made by students.

In addition to the financial prizes, other prizes will be awarded for production, direction, best photography and the best original soundtrack.

As in previous editions, the contest maintains payment per screening, so that the 25 works selected within the competitive national section will receive 200 euros.

The screenings can be enjoyed free of charge in the Benidorm City Hall Assembly Hall. Likewise, a selection of them will be broadcast on the Filmin subscription platform.


Tribute year Berlanga

On the occasion of the centenary of Luís García Berlanga, the Skyline Benidorm Film Festival has wanted to join the various tribute acts of this illustrious filmmaker, screening two unknown short films: A tram is sold, a pilot episode of a television series project entitled Los picaros, written by Rafael Azcona y Berlanga; and Death and the Woodcutter, one of the episodes of the collective film The Four Truths, a co-production between France, Italy and Spain, with shorts based on stories by La Fontaine.

After the screening, the historian and documentary filmmaker Luís E. Parés will give the talk Berlanga-Azcona: The Failure of the Common Man.

Both the screenings and the talk will take place on Saturday, July 3 in the Benidorm City Hall Assembly Hall, access will be free until full capacity is reached.



The Skyline Benidorm Film Festival ‘Short Pitch’ Contest, meanwhile, already has finalists. Ten projects in the development or pre-production phase will be measured, on Friday, July 2, to win the contest prize, valued at 10,000 euros for the filming of the project in Benidorm.


Script contest

In addition, this year the Skyline Benidorm Film Festival has 10 finalists in the Script Competition. During the festival, the jury will be in charge of deciding which will be the two winning scripts, which will receive a prize of € 450 each.

In order not to miss anything from this edition that is coming stronger than ever, you can consult all the information on the Skyline Benidorm Film Festival.


Download the complete program by clicking here







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