Mostra de València announces the first films in competition

Mostra de València is starting to shape its official competition section. The festival, which will take place in Valencia, Spain, from October 22 to November 1, is strengthening its commitment to tracking down the best cinema produced in the Mediterranean. A selection of high-level films will be featured, addressing a wide variety of topics from countries in Europe and beyond, such as “Zana” (Kosovo), the debut feature by Antoneta Kastratibut, “Mosquito” (Portugal), by director João Nuno Pinto, “La Viajante”, the debut film by the Canarian filmmaker Miguel A. Mejías.

The selection’s diversity is revealed with a strong Arab presence, one of the hallmarks of the festival, which will feature the latest films by prestigious and emerging directors from the MENA region – among which Merzak Allouache, “Paysages d’automne” (Algeria), Najwa Najjar, “Between Heaven and Earth” (Palestine), Ersin Çelik, “The End will be Spectacular” (Syria). This first preview of titles will be completed in the following weeks with all the other films in competition, which will be announced on