The 2018 Spanish Film Festival welcomed its opening night in Brisbane on Thursday, 26 April with a fiesta and screening of street dancing musical comedy The Tribe (La Tribu) at Palace Cinema Barracks.  The screenings was followed by a panel discussion with Professor Santiago Fouz Hernández of Durham University and Professor Alfredo Martínez Expósito of The University of Melbourne. Attendees were served an assortment of drinks and tapas, alongside Spanish guitar music.