Yesterday, Sunday, September 5, the XXII International Fantastic Film Week of the Costa del Sol with a gala held at the Felipe VI Auditorium in Estepona, in which the Malaga-born actor Pablo Puyol received the first edition of the Special Jury Prize ‘Commonwealth of Municipalities of the Occieental Costa del Sol’, from the president of this institution, José Antonio Mena.

Puyol appreciated this distinction and He recalled his commitment to the Costa del Sol, and more specifically in front of the Utalent School of Performing Arts, of which he is director, and that will restart its activity on September 13 with a multitude of disciplines such as musical theater, interpretation, dance and action before the camera, among others, at the Felipe VI Auditorium in Estepona.

During the gala the short was presented ‘The key‘by its director, Rafatal, and the actors Laura Baena and Antonio Cortés. Too the film ‘La Mancha Negra’ was presented, which opened the Official Section of the Festival, by its director, Enrique García, its producer Dylan Moreno and the actors Pablo Puyol, Juanma Lara and Virginia de Morata.

The organization of the festival delivered a recognition for his work to Jesus Palacios, author of the commemorative book of the festival ‘Weird Western, cinema of the west without borders’, and it was officially presented on Godfather of this edition of the International Film Week, a function that falls to the Malaga actor Juanma Lara.

The person in charge of the sociocultural area, Begoña Ortiz, officially inaugurated the festival stating that Estepona “is a city where culture is breathed and that supports culture in all its branches.” In addition to the International Fantastic Film Week, which the Estepona City Council strongly supports, the city hosts different events throughout the year, As the City of Estepona Novel Award, the International Poetry Prize, the contest Quick Painting of the Costa del Sol or Estepona Crea.

The gala was enlivened with performances by the Utalent School of Performing Arts, which is based at the Felipe VI Auditorium in Estepona.

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