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Special Events

Opening Night Fiesta
Join us for the premiere of the critically-acclaimed feel-good film that smashed box office records in Spain last year! The Opening Night Fiesta includes Sangria on arrival and the premiere screening, followed by an afterparty with drinks, tapas and live entertainment.
Cine Latino Special Event
Go crazy with a tequila or rum cocktail in hand before the premiere screening of the charming hit comedy Super Crazy. Reception includes Latin tunes.
Closing Night Film
Celebrate the 30th Anniversary of one of the biggest box-office hits in Spain’s history! Pedro Almodovar’s Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown will close the festival this year. Join us for a drink before the film screening.
Hispanic Night
Experience a luxurious 3-course Hispanic evening and the screening of the Spanish-Argentinean crowd-pleasing comedy-drama My Masterpiece.
Moro Olive Oil Appreciation Session
Join us for a Moro Olive Oil Masterclass and the screening of the delectable documentary Virgin and Extra: Jaén, The Land of the Olive Oil. The film will be followed by a Moro Olive Oil appreciation session.
Flamenco Night (Vic only)
Join us on Friday 3rd of May for a flamenco performance in the Palace Balwyn foyer, before the screening of Peret: The King of the Gypsy Rumba.
Canberra Premiere
The Spanish Embassy in Australia is proud to host an event to celebrate the Spotlight on Female Directors. Join us for the premiere of Carmen & Lola at Palace Electric.
Canberra Premiere
Join us for the Canberra premiere of Yuli, the affirmative true story of the legendary Cuban dancer Carlos Acosta. Presented by the Embassy of Cuba in Australia, the film will be preceded by Cuban delicacies, mojitos and a dance performance.