Festival Calendar

Havana International Festival of New Latin American Cinema

Festival Internacional del Nuevo Cine Latinoamericano ICAIC
Calle 2 No. 411 entre 17 y 19
Vedado
CP 10400 La Habana
Afghanistan
phone +5 37-55-2841, +5 37-55-2849
fax +5 37-33-4273, +5 37-33-3078
http://www.habanafilmfestival.com
email: festival@festival.icaic.cu

Program Director
Mrs. Zita M. Morrina

Director
Mr. Ivan Giroud

Year of Foundation 1979

Event Date from 06 December 2018 till 16 December 2018

in Havana, Cuba

Sections Competition (Latin American and Caribbean films only), New Directors (first features by Latin American directors), Latin American/International Contemporary Panorama, Informative Section (video documentaries), Showcases, Tributes, Retrospectives, Special Presentations

Terms of Entry Films for the competition must have been produced in 2016 or 2017. Prior screenings are accepted. submission format: DVD or BluRay only.

Subtitles English subtitles recommended Spanish subtitles necessary

Format DVD PAL, Blu-ray, DCP

Registration Deadline 30 August 2017

Fees none

Attendance Figures 500,000

Participants of the Film Industry industry representatives from Latin America and Europe

Prizes/Awards Coral Prizes: Best Three Feature Films, Best Short/Medium-Length Film, Best Film by Non-Latin American Filmmakers on a Latin American Issue, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best Actor/Actress, Best Art Direction, Best Editing, Best Music, Best Sound, Best Three Documentaries, Best Documentary by a Non-Latin American Filmmaker on a Latin American Issue, Best Experimental Audiovisual Work, Best Three Animated Films, Best Poster, Best Unpublished Script, Best First Feature; FIPRESCI Prize, OCIC Prize, Saúl Yelín Award, Audience Award

German Films

2018


Official Competition – Feature Films
OUR TIME by Carlos Reygadas (MX/FR/DE/DK/SE, ZDF)
ROJO by Benjamin Naishtat (AR/BR/FR/NL/DE, Sutor Kolonko)

Official Competition – First Feature Films
THE EXTRAORDINARY JOURNEY OF CELESTE GARCIA by Arturo Onfante (CU/DE, FassB Filmproduktion)
THE HEIRESSES by Marcelo Martinessi (PY/UY/DE/BR/NO/FR, Pandora Film Produktion)
IMMERSED FAMILY (DIE UNTERGEGANGENE FAMILIE) by María Alché (AR/BR/DE/NO, Pandora Film Produktion)
RETABLO by Alvaro Delgado-Aparicio (PE/DE/NO, Catch of the Day Films)

Official Competition – Documentary
THE TRIAL by Maria Augusta Ramos (BR/DE/NL, Autentika Films)

Official Competition – Animation
32-RBIT by Víctor Orozco Ramírez (DE/MX)

Galas
YULI by Icíar Bollaín (ES/CU/GB/DE, Match Factory Productions)

German Cinema Showcase
3 DAYS IN QUIBERON (3 TAGE IN QUIBERON) by Emily Atef (DE/AT/FR, Rohfilm Productions)
THE GARDEN (SOMMERHÄUSER) by Sonja Maria Kröner (Walker + Worm Film)
IN THE AILES (IN DEN GÄNGEN) by Thomas Stuber (Sommerhaus Filmproduktion, Rotor Film, Departures Film)
TRANSIT by Christian Petzold (DE/FR, Schramm Film Koerner & Weber)
WESTERN by Valeska Grisebach (DE/BG/AT, Komplizen Film)

International Contemporary Panorama
ANOTHER DAY OF LIFE by Raul de la Fuente, Damian Nenow (PL/ES/BE/DE, Wüste Film, Animationsfabrik)
AYKA by Sergey Dvortsevoy (RU/DE/PL/KZ, Pallas Film)
THE HOUSE THAT JACK BUILT by Lars von Trier (DK/FR/DE/SE, Zentropa Köln)

Documentary Panorama
CENTRAL AIRPORT THF (ZENTRALFLUGHAFEN THF) by Karim Ainouz (DE/FR/BR, Lupa Film)
SONITA by Rokhsareh Ghaem Maghami (DE/IR/CH, TAG/TRAUM Filmproduktion)

Environment
POPE FRANCIS – A MAN OF HIS WORD (PAPST FRANZISKUS – EIN MANN SEINES WORTES) by Wim Wenders (IT/CH/DE/FR, Neue Road Movies)

Number of Films Shown more than 530 films from 38 different countries

Media Coverage more than 100 national and international journalists

Evaluation In spite of the economic and political situation in Cuba the festival is a classic film event. Although the festival has its emphasis on Latin American films it can also be a good platform for European films. The festivals attracts a large audience, as the long lines in front of the ticket office prove. However, the lack of money does influence the quality of the program and causes organisational deficiency.

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