Nocturna International Fantastic Film Festival Launching in Madrid this June 3-9

We're always on the lookout for cool sounding events to share, and today we got word on a new film festival starting up this June in Madrid: Nocturna International Fantastic Film Festival, which will be one of the biggest events related to fantasy, horror, and science fiction cinema in Spain.

From the Press Release:
Since the closure of the Festival of Imaginarium and Science Fiction Cinema in 1993 (Imagfic), Madrid has been lacking an international film festival focused on the 'fantastic' genre. Being aware of this fact, José Luis Alemán (director of The Valdemar Legacy), Sergio Molina (Paul Naschy's son), and Luis M. Rosales (President/CEO of Scifiworld Entertainment) decided to change that and give Madrid the international film festival that this big European capital deserves.

Since their first meeting in 2010, this trio of fantasy film lovers have made the necessary contacts, and now (with Aleman and Molina as the producers and Rosales as the director) the festival is a reality. Nocturna International Fantastic Film Festival of Madrid will fill that major gap for the thousands of Madrid's fans of fantastic and horror cinema. And its goal is to establish itself as one of the major events for both hardcore fans and the general public in Spain with the presence of A-class celebrities and a schedule full of premieres in the full scope of the fantastic genre: horror, fantasy, science fiction, thriller, and animation.

Nocturna will take place from June 3-9, 2013, in Madrid's Palafox Cinemas, the perfect spot to enjoy this great event for cinema lovers. The official Nocturna website is under construction but will soon be updated with all the pertinent information about the festival.

The 'Fantastic' has found its new home: Nocturna.

If you're a filmmaker interested in submitting to the fest, you can do so through Movibeta or by sending a copy (DVD or Blu-ray) to the festival offices:

NOCTURNA, Madrid International Fantastic Film Festival
Plaza de Callao, Nº1, piso 5 oficina 1
28013 Madrid (Spain)

Nocturna International Fantastic Film Festival Launching in Madrid this June 3-9

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