Marbella International Film Festival – ‘Rise of the Footsoldier Origins’ scoops Best Film

The Marbella International Film Festival celebrated its 16th edition at the H10 Andalucia Plaza with a gala awards night.

With the coronavirus pandemic forcing the postponement of last year’s festival, there was a definite buzz at the black tie event, although that might have had something to do with main sponsor Nero Vodka…

Rise of the Footsoldier:Origins director Nick Nevern with MIFF Director Mac Chakaveh

Once again the MIFF showcased talent from around the film making world, including documentaries from Ukraine and Denmark, short films from France, Italy and Spain and features from Colombua, Chile, Italy, France and of course the UK.

Terry Stone being congratulated on his award by Franky Lankester

The unstoppable franchise that is “Rise of the Footsoldier” once again took the prize for Best Film ,while Terry Stone picked up a hugely popular Best Actor Award.

Best Story went to French film ” Holidays at all Cost” – (above) which was accompanied by an impromptu piano recital by the film’s female lead – while Estefanía Villaespesa won Best Actress for “Dark Light”.

“Stalking Chernobyl” won Best Documentary, and extroverted Chilean director Cristaian Rody Medel gave an imnpassioned speech as he collected the award for Best Short Film for “Why I am a Recluse”. Jun Hoskulds took home the Best Director award for “TwoTwo”.

Estefanía Villaespesa won Best Actress for “Dark Light”.

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