19/10/2019.- The mayor of Valladolid, Óscar Puente, the Valladolid Festival’s director Javier Angulo, and the city’s Councilor for Culture and Tourism, Ana Redondo, took the traditional Friday morning walk along the Festival’s green carpet prior to the official opening of Valladolid’s “Film Week”, whose 64th edition will run from tomorrow, Saturday 19, until next Saturday, 26 October.
The tour ended at Teatro Calderón’s Accreditation Office inside the Festival’s main venue, where the mayor and the director of Seminci exchanged a few words with those attending the event and collected their own accreditations and tickets for the “Film Week” that is about to start. In addition, they had the opportunity to taste the Festival’s official dessert prepared by Valladolid’s Provincial Confectioners Association.
In statements to the press, the mayor stressed that Seminci «is the great trademark of culture in Castile and León: an event we must remain strongly committed to in the coming years». The 64 edition of Seminci has already achieved an extra 10% in ticket sales by comparison with last year’s figures and the goal for 2019, as stated by the city mayor, is «to reach 100,000 viewers». On the other hand, Javier Angulo pointed out that «we have grown as a team, in terms of professionalization and festival contents».
The event was also joined by Manuel Rubio, the regional director of Unicaja Banco for Castile and León, and María José Rivera, the banking institution’s Head of Communication and International Relations. Unicaja Banco is one of the main sponsors of the Valladolid International Film Festival.