Spain has the longest list of UNESCO sites and destinations where movies have been shot.
Some of the biggest box-office hits of recent times have found ideal locations in Spain. Examples include Cabo de Gata, where Sean Connery frightens some seagulls with an umbrella to bring down a German plane in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, or Plaza de España square in Seville as the palace of queen Amidala of Star Wars’ Attack of the clones. Furthermore, the most important cities of Spain, Madrid and Barcelona, are often the setting for film shoots.
The strong link between cinema and Spain is also evident in the number of outstanding film festivals organized in the country among which one may mention the ones of San Sebastián, Sitges Film Festival and the Seminci of Valladolid.
The UNESCO city of Tarragona will be part of MovieTravel’s pilot test.
Tarragona has been chosen for its important archaeological legacy from Roman Spain. In recent years, it has become one of the most requested Catalan stages nationally and internationally. The Oscar-winning filmmaker Guillermo del Toro selected it for his production Julia’s Eyes.
The short film festival Ibicine will be part of MovieTravel’s pilot test.
Ibicine has been selected for its commitment to short films and for giving voice to new talents and audio-visual values. This festival takes place throughout the year, which contributes to tourism deseasonalization and to the diffusion of the local life of the island of Ibiza.