First stage of Latin American Film Festival ends in Cuba
The first stage of the 42nd International Festival of the New Latin American Cinema ends today in Cuba, but the event will remain open because its competition days will take place in March 2021.
Dividing the festival in two phases was the solution its organizers found amid the difficult situation unleashed by Covid-19 worldwide.
Not to cancel the traditional festival in December, it was decided to hold an exhibition festival, from Dec.3 to 13, which has screened in this capital nearly 100 contemporary and high-quality audiovisual works.
The Latin America in Perspective and International Contemporary Panorama sections overfilled 23 y 12, Riviera, Yara, La Rampa and Acapulco movie theaters, of this capital, for ten days, where strict health measures were complied with and –to protect the audience- operated with reduced capacity.
The films screened in December were from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, Ecuador, the United States, the United Kingdom, Mexico, Peru, the Dominican Republic, Venezuela, Honduras, Cuba, Puerto Rico and Colombia, among other countries.
The second stage, film contest as such, will take place March 11 through 21, 2021, also including lectures, theme presentations and discussion and a debate on the Latin American youth film making.