Spanish digital satellite platform Via Digital has announced that it will sponsor this year's 21st annual Valencia Film Showing (Mostra de Valencia/Cinema del Mediterrani) which runs October 16-23.

Via Digital committed to a three-year sponsorship last year of the Malaga Film Festival alongside Antena 3. As a result, the event boasted a high-end budget this year of $1.5m (PTS260m).

Among the highlights of this year's Valencia Film Showing are sidebars and retrospectives dedicated to Dino Rosi, Rainer Fassbinder, Luis Bunuel and Tom Tykwer.