Today beginns the International Festival of New Latin American Cinema

Havana hosts from today, International Festival of New Latin American Cinema
HAVANA,  Dec 8 Greenlight, action! is the guideline that sets the beginning of the 44th edition of the International Festival of New Latin American Cinema in Havana.It will be “The Settlers”, the debut feature film by Chilean Felipe Galvez, -and nominated for best foreign film at the Oscar Awards 2024-, which will be screened tonight at the Chaplin Hall to start the most awaited event of cinematography by Cubans and foreigners.A total of 199 films in competition from almost twenty Latin American countries are part of this year’s selection to contest in categories such as Fiction Feature, Opera Prima, Documentary, Animation and Postproduction, which are grouped in the sections “Latin America in Perspective”, “Cinema and New Television”, “Special Presentations” and “Restored Classics”, said Tania Delgado Fernandez, the event’s director, recently.

She pointed out that most of the films are from Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Mexico and Chile, followed by Bolivia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, Honduras, Puerto Rico, Paraguay, Dominican Republic, Uruguay, Venezuela and Cuba, which has some 30 films on the official list.

FINCL’s director pointed out that the event welcomes films from beyond Latin America’s borders, so there will be films from Spain, the United States, Finland, Hungary, Belgium, Iran, Italy, Japan, France and India, among others, as well as 231 screenplays and 128 posters. 231 scripts and 128 posters.

A new feature of the 44th edition of FINCL will be its outing to the streets of the city in the form of a giant movie theater when a large screen will be installed on the iconic corner of 23rd and 12th for the enjoyment of the people.

The 44th edition of the International Festival of New Latin American Cinema will conclude on December 17.

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