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Opening night film premiere, El Cuerno de la Abundancia (Horn of Plenty), a comedy by award winning Cuban filmmaker Juan Carlos Tabío and reception at The Directors Guild Theatre

50 years of the Development of Cuban Cinema
• Retrospective of Cuban master, Santiago Alvarez’ bold and unexpected images.
• Remembering Humberto Solas (1941-2008): Legendary filmmaker whose works encompassed key moments in Cuban and Latin American history
• Showcase of works by young Cuban filmmakers

Recent Puerto Rican Cinema: films by leading directors, Jacobo Morales, Raul Marchand, Edmundo Rodriguez, and Lilian Rosado

Stranger than Fiction:  A Tribute to award-winning Colombian director, Luis Ospina

Nuevas Miradas, New Views: the latest films produced by graduate students from the International School of Film and TV (EICTV), San Antonio de los Baños, Cuba

A selection of compelling documentaries

Premieres of award-winning films from the Festival Internacional del Nuevo Cine Latinoamericano that takes place each December in Havana

Special programming for children at The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Educational programs including panel discussions, workshops, and Q&A sessions with filmmakers

Events with Filmmakers

Receptions and parties with Latin American delegates

Festival Passes

Your passes and a full program schedule will be mailed to you 1-2 weeks before the festival.
For more information email

A Havana Night Benefit Gala

  • Dinner and silent auction (Fri., April 3, 2009)
Table of 10: $2500

Single (1) ticket: $250

VIP Festival Pass - $400
Admission to

  • A Havana Night Gala – dinner, auction
  • Opening Night Screening and Reception
  • All screenings*, panel discussions with receptions
  • Closing Night Screening and A Latin Night Party

Festival Pass - $200
Admission to

  • Opening Night Film and Reception
  • All Screenings*, panel discussions with receptions
  • Closing Night Screening and A Latin Night Party

Weekend Pass - $75

  • Admission to all weekend (Fri-Sun) screenings*

Weekday Pass (Perfect for students and seniors) - $40

  • Admission to all weekday (Mon-Fri) screenings* before 6:00pm

Opening Night Film and Reception (4/16) - $100

Closing Night Film and A Latin Night Party (4/23) - $100

*Theater seats will be held for Festival Pass holders up to 15 minutes before the beginning of each film.

A portion of your ticket cost is tax-deductible as permitted by law