Oscar winning director, Guillermo del Toro

ROLL out the red carpet because the annual Malaga Film Festival is set take over the city this April.

The star-studded 10-day event celebrates the best of Spanish cinema, with film screenings, concerts, exhibitions and a glitzy awards ceremony.

Taking place from Friday April 13 to Sunday April 22, the festival is set to host screenings across city centre venues, including the Cervantes Theatre, Albéniz Cinema and the Echegaray Theatre.

Organisers of the event, now in its 21st edition, have welcomed Latin American cinema into the mix this year and Oscar winning Shape of Water Mexican director, Guillermo del Toro, is set to be awarded the prestigious Premio Malaga.

Although the VIP guest list has not yet been revealed, a throng of famous celebs are expected to attend, including Hollywood actor, Antonio Banderas, who makes an annual appearance at the glamorous event held in his home city.

Tickets for screenings bought from the box office cost €6 to €10 depending on the film, or €6.90 if bought online here: festivaldemalaga.com