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The International Film Festival in Gibara

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The Ministry of Culture, the Cuban Institute of Art and Cinematographic Industry (ICAIC), the Government of Holguin, and Government of Gibara, joined forces to participate in the International Film Festival of Gibara, to be held from 16 to 22 April 2017.

Humberto Solás, the Cuban filmmaker,  was inspired to create the festival event aimed to open a wider spectrum to communication between the arts.

The Festival headquarters is located in Gibara because of its significant role in the history of Cuban cinema.

Materials in original language with subtitles in Spanish and made will be accepted after the year 2015 to the present.

Competition Categories:

-Feature film
-Short fiction
-Feature-length documentary
-Short documentary
-Cinema in construction, ranging from unpublished scripts to work in post-production period, both genders and footage.

10 materials in each category will be chosen by a selection committee composed of the Board of Directors.

The jury in each category will be integrated by prestigious figures of the audiovisual industry and the arts of Cuba and the world.

The decisions of these judges will be final.

Each winning work Rafael Pérez Alonso will receive the Lucia prize, consisting of a piece of sculpture allegorical to this classic of the Cuban cinema, made by the prestigious artist of the Visual Arts.

The Lucia prize will be awarded, in addition, to the following specialties:

-Best direction.
-Best female performance.
-Best male performance.

It will be awarded the prize in cash with the name of Humberto Solás those works in construction that honor most of the poor cinema manifesto defended by Solás.

All works must be sent in two copies, DVD, BluRay or DCP, since the launch of this call until March 15, 2017, to the following address:

Office of the International Film Festival of Gibara.
Calle 23, nro.1155, e/10 y 12, floor 6, building ICAIC, Vedado, Plaza de la Revolución, Havana, Cuba. CP 10400.


Collaboration project: contribution Danier: Translation: Information About the International Film Festival in Gibara

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