Albecete honors Fernandez, Alterio

Festival kicks off September 28

SAN SEBASTIAN — Spanish thesp Eduard Fernandez and Argentinean-Spanish actor Ernesto Alterio will receive tributes at the 9th Albacete Film Festival Abycine.

Set in the Spanish region of Castille-La Mancha, the city of Albacete will host Abycine from Sept. 28-Oct. 5.

Abycine is a youth-oriented fest, exploring links between cinema and other arts, Abycine director Jose Manuel Zamora told Daily Variety.

Competitions at Abycine include digital feature films, short films in 35 mm and videocreation. Budget for prizes is Euro 25,900 ($35,017).

Fest has launched Abycine creation lab, which will take minority stakes in films produced by new Spanish talent.

Mixing film and music, section Abycine Off will welcome North American hip-hop singer DJ Jazzy Jeff (a.k.a. Jeffrey A. Townes) and Spanish pop indie artists.

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