Havana’s 35th International Festival of New Latin American Cinema
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The 2013 International Festival of New Latin American Cinema takes place fromDecember 5-15 in Havana, Cuba. Latin American and Caribbean countries compete in the areas of fiction, documentary, animation, first works, unpublished scripts, and film posters. The Festival aims to identify and disseminate films that, due to their significance and artistic values, contribute to enrich and reaffirm Latin American and Caribbean cultural identity.
This year there is representation from Argentina, Austrian, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Japan, Mexico, the Netherlands, Norway, Panama, Peru, Puerto Rico, Spain, Switzerland, Uruguay, and Venezuela.
Description: Every year, in the first 2 weeks of December, cinema halls across Havana give their viewers a glimpse of the latest Latin American films that have been produced across the nation. This festival is called the International Festival of New Latin American Cinema in Havana and is a tradition that first began in the year 1979.
Since then the festival has grown in leaps and bounds and has gone on to become one of the most important cinema festivals of its kind in this region. In its inaugural year, the renowned writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez was one of the judges, and through the years the International festival of New Latin American Cinema has been judged by some of the most well-known names in the world of Latin American cinema.
The films that are aired during this festival are some of the biggest productions of the year. They include cutting edge feature films, documentaries, short movies and animation films. All films that are featured in this festival will have to be either in Spanish or have Spanish sub- titles. Along with the screenings that occur at the event every year, there are also many informative seminars and presentations that take place.
See description at http://www.cuba-culture.com/Events/New-Latin-American-Cinema-Festival.html