In the de sixties and the seventies many westerns were produced in the desert of Tabernas in Almeria province. Being one of the most famous, The Good, the Bad and the Ugly with starring Clint Eastwood. The landscape resembles the north american Wild West, but was also used for films as Lawrence of Arabia and Cleopatra.
Now three western villages remain.
Fort Bravo , Mini-Hollywood and Western Leone where Sergio Leone filmed some of his westerns.
To see these villages, where you can do horseriding and every day scenes from western-movies are reproduced, normally you have to pay an entrance fee.
This year the Almeria Western Film Festival will be held in Fort Bravo and in the municipal theatre of Tabernas. The oficial program is to be found here. All the activities of the Festival are free.
On the AWFF (The Almeria Western Film Festival) you will be able to see 10 new films made in 2011 and 2012 on competition and you can enjoy different classic spaghetti westerns, forums and documentaries.
The oficial website of the festival is almeriawestern.es and if you want to follow the festival on facebook go to almeriawesternfilmfestival
If you are looking for some nice accomodation: Please look at Cortijo Filabres or at Finca Albaricoques
|One of the movies competing in AWFF 2012 from New Zealand|