Gibara Film Festival Dedicates Edition to Infants

Gibara Film Festival Dedicates Edition to Infants

Film & Television

Prensa Latina

The organizing committee of the Gibara International Film Festival (FIC Gibara) in the niortheastern Cuban province of Holguin announced the call for the 14th edition dedicated this time to the children.

The event will take place from July 1 to 7, in which adolescents will also enjoy movie programs thought for the most diverse and demanding tastes.

On this occasion organizers will focus on quality of films in contest, reason why the team in charge of the event will reopen Animation and Videoart categories, areas of audiovisuals with great creative potentialities.

For Jorge Perugorria, president of the Festival, the money prize Humberto Solas is one of the greatest efforts to stimulate programming inspired on the foundational manifestó of the so-called poor, or low-resource cinema, objective for which this festival was created.

Also, the Prize Lucia, which began to be given since the last Festival, represents a tribute to the production of Solas –deceased 10 years ago- and to Gibara, -from the native voice Jibá- as ideal scenario for the production of movies.

The classic film Lucia is one of the most important of this director’s production, together with Memories of Underdevelopment by Tomas Gutierrez Alea (Titon), also deceased.

Both films of utmost importance to understand the history of the seventh art in Cuba, will be the leitmotiv of the panel discussion in this event, titled precisely, 1968, commemorating now the 50th anniversary of both Memories of Underdevelopment and Lucía.

A photo exhibition on the life and work of both directors is also in the program; theoretical events and the performance of artists in different cultural expressions.

Each year Gibara is visited by notable personalities of the art world; among them, creators of the stature of Cosme Proenza, Ernesto Rancaño and Osneldo Garcia of fine arts, who during the creation of mural paintings talk with Gibara dwellers and interact with other expressions, such as dancing and theater.