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The screenings of the film Mandrill have been cancelled. We apologize for any inconvenience.

In its place we will screen:

Wednesday April 13th @ 2:50 pm: Operation Peter Pan: Flying Back to Cuba
Thursday April 14th @ 9:45 pm: Interactivo, the movie

INDIGENOUS FILMS

Corazon del Tiempo


The emerging voices of the indigenous peoples of Latin America are showcased in features, shorts and documentaries:

Robatierra / Stolen Land
Corazón del tiempo / Hearth of Time
Newen Mapuche
Voladora / Voladora: A Flying Woman
Ri-Wachik (Mi sueño / My Dream)
El llanto de la tierra / The Crying of the Earth
La pila / The Wash House
Ixquic



SPECIAL SCREENING FOR CHILDREN

Sunday April 10 at 12:00pm

Valentino and the Clan of the Can
David Bisbano. 80 min. Animation. Peru.

Free entrance for Children 12yrs. & under.

gerardo chijona

TRIBUTE TO GERARDO CHIJONA

This year, HFFNY will pay tribute to the Cuban filmmaker Gerardo Chijona.

Born in Havana in 1949, Chijona is a graduate of the University of Havana, where he majored in English and American literature… More Info

LGBT PROGRAM

See the wide spectrum of the LGBT communities in Latin America
through our selection of films:


Blattángelus Como esquecer / So Hard to Forget

Yo / Me Viaje Redondo / Round Trip


Dying in Monte Cristi Casa Vieja / Old House

CLOSING NIGHT CEREMONY HAVANA STAR PRIZE


Friday April 15 at 7:00pm
NY Directors Guild Theatre
Del amor y otros demonios / Of Love and Other Demons
Hilda Hidalgo. 97 min. Costa Rica-Colombia.
Director present for Q&A

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LIST OF FILMS BY NATION


Argentina

Agua / Water
Fabián Sarla. 2008. Fiction.

Minimercado Champion / Champion Minimarket
Florencia Percia. 2010. Fiction.

Te extraño / I Miss You
Fabián Hofman. 2010. Fiction.


Brazil

Alucinados / Riding High
Roberto Santucci. 2009. Fiction.

Como Esquecer / So Hard to Forget
Malu De Martino. 2010. Fiction.

Chile

Qué pena tu vida / F*** My Life
Nicolás López. 2010. Fiction.

Newen Mapuche: La fuerza de la gente de la tierra
Newen Mapuche: the force of the people from the land

Elena Varela. 2011. Documentary.

Colombia

El almuerzo / The Lunch
Julio Hernán Contreras. 2010. Fiction.

Los colores de la montaña / The Colors of the Mountain
Carlos César Arbeláez. 2010. Fiction.

Robatierra / Stolen Land
Margarita Martínez & Miguel Salazar. 2010. Documentary.

Costa Rica

Del amor y otros demonios / Of Love and Other Demons
Hilda Hidalgo. 2009. Fiction.

Gestación / Gestation
Esteban Ramírez. 2009. Fiction.

Cuba

Adorables mentiras / Adorable Lies
Gerardo Chijona. 1991. Fiction.

Afinidades
Jorge Perugorría & Vladimir Cruz. 2010. Fiction.

Asepsia
Gustavo Vinagre. Documentary.

Boleto al paraíso / Ticket to Paradise
Gerardo Chijona. 2010. Drama.

Casa vieja / Old House
Lester Hamlet. 2010. Fiction.

Cuando termina el baile / After the Ball is Over
Gerardo Chijona. 1985. Documentary.

Eso que anda / Van Van Fever
Ian Padrón. 2010. Documentary.

Interactivo, la película / Interactivo, the Movie
Tané Martínez. 2011. Documentary.

Kid Chocolate
Gerardo Chijona. 1987. Documentary.

Lisanka
Daniel Díaz Torres. 2009. Fiction.

Operation Peter Pan: Flying Back to Cuba
Operación Peter Pan: Cerrando el círculo en Cuba

Estela Bravo. 2010. Documentary.

Pasajeros / Passengers
Claudia Alves. 2009. Documentary.

Perfecto amor equivocado / Love by Mistake
Gerardo Chijona. 2004. Drama.

Mi Pogolotti Querido / My Beloved Pogolotti
Enrica Viola. 2010. Documentary.

La Salsa Cubana
Eric Johnson & Sarita Streng. 2011. Documentary.

Si seguimos vivos / If Alive
Juliana Fanjual. 2010. Documentary.

The Illusion
Susana Barriga. 2008. Documentary.

Una vida para dos / A Life for Two
Gerardo Chijona. 1984. Documentary.

Yo dual
Alana Simoes. 2007. Documentary.

Dominican Republic

García
Student Collective (FUNGLODE). 2010. Fiction.

Morir en Monte Cristi /Dying in Monte Cristi
Frank López. 2010. Fiction.

Papá está en el cielo / Daddy’s in Heaven
Francisco Rodríguez. 2010. Fiction.

Pedro de Bella Vista y su sueño
Pedro de Bella Vista and his Dream

Rodrigo Montealegre. 2011. Documentary.

¿Tú te acuerdas? / Do You Remember?
Jorgy Cruz Soto. 2010. Documentary.

Ecuador

Prometeo deportado / Deporting Prometeo
Fernando Mieles. 2010. Fiction.

El Salvador

Yo / Me
Francisco Flores. 2010. Fiction.

Italia

Pogolotti Querido / My Beloved Pogolotti
Enrica Viola. 2010. Documentary.


Guatemala

El regreso de Lencho / The Return of Lencho
Mario Rosales. 2011. Fiction.

Ixquic
Cesar Manuel León Osorio. 2010. Fiction.

La pila / The Wash House
Fernando Martínez. 2010. Fiction.

Pastillitas de Colores / Colored Little Pills
Carlos F. Lux Oliveros. 2010. Documentary.

Ri Wachik (Mi sueño / My Dream)
Berta Lidia Chirix. 2010. Fiction.

Honduras

¿Va querer café? / Do You Want Some Coffee?
Salvador Fernando Aquilar Estrada. 2010. Fiction.

Mexico

Blattángelus
Araceli Santana. 2010. Documentary.

Corazón del tiempo / Heart of Time
Alberto Cortés. 2009. Fiction.

Te extraño / I Miss You
Fabián Hofman. 2010. Fiction.

Viaje Redondo / Round Trip
Gerardo Tort. 2009. Fiction.

Voladora / Voladora: A Flying Woman
Chloe Campero. 2008. Documentary.

El llanto de la tierra / The Crying of the Earth
Lucio Olmos. 2008. Fiction.


Nicaragua

Persecución / Chase
Emanuel Girón. 2010. Fiction.

Panama

Hombre atado a una silla / A Man Tied to a Chair
Enrique Pérez. 2008. Fiction.

Peru

Valentino y el clan del can / Valentino and the Clan of the Can
David Bisbano. 2008. Animation.

United States

La Mitad
Ben Chace. 2010. Documentary.

La Salsa Cubana
Eric Johnson & Sarita Streng. 2011. Documentary.

Los rostros detrás de las muñecas / The Faces Behind the Dolls
Freddy Vargas. 2010. Documentary.

Operation Peter Pan: Flying Back to Cuba
Operación Peter Pan: Cerrando el círculo en Cuba

Estela Bravo. 2010. Documentary.

Villa-Lobos por uma soprano / Villa-Lobos by a Soprano
Ivy Goulart. 2011. Documentary.

Jagger
Gabriel Flores. 2010. Fiction.

Interactivo, la película / Interactivo, the Movie
Tané Martínez. 2011. Documentary.

Venezuela

Jagger
Gabriel Flores. 2010. Fiction.







Tribute to Gerardo Chijona


Gerardo Chijona

Born in Havana in 1949, Chijona is a graduate of the University of Havana, where he majored in English and American literature. He worked in the Cuban Film Institute (ICAIC) as a film critic and assistant director in fiction films, working with some of the most important directors of Cuban cinema. In 1984, he was promoted to directing documentaries, obtaining many awards in the most important festivals of the world. In 1992, he finished his first feature film: Adorable Lies, which he developed at the Sundance Institute by attending screenwriting and directing labs. The film had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival and was a finalist in the Camera d’Or in Cannes. His two following features, A paradise under the stars (1999) and Love by Mistake (2004), also premiered at Sundance. His works have received many awards in numerous national and international film festivals. He regularly offers screenwriting and directing workshops at the Cuban International Film School at San Antonio de los Baños.

FILMS TRIBUTE TO GERARDO CHIJONA



Adorables Mentiras / Adorable Lies

Boleto al Paraiso / Tickets to Paradise

Cuando Termina el Baile / After the Ball is Over

Kid Chocolate

Perfecto Amor Equivocado / Love by Mistake

Una Vida para dos / A Life for Two

HFFNY BY VENUE



QUAD Cinema
34 West 13th St # B
New York, NY 10011
(212) 255 8800

Museum of the Moving Image
36-01 35 Avenue
Astoria, NY 11106
(718) 777 6888

King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center, NYU
53 Washington Square South
New York, NY 10012
(212) 998 3650

Directors Guild Theatre
110 W 57th St # 6
New York, NY 10019-3385
(212) 581-0370

The 8th Floor
17 W 17th Street, 8th Floor
New York, NY 10011

Center for Cuban Studies
231 West 29th St # 401
New York, NY 10001

QUAD CINEMA

Saturday 9 - Sunday 10 - Monday 11 - Tuesday 12 - Wednesday 13 - Thursday 14


FRIDAY 8 - 1:00 PM


Chile
QUE PENA TU VIDA / FUCK MY LIFE
Nicolás López. 2010.
Chile. Fiction. 94 min. N.Y. Premiere.
Film in Competition.


Javier wants to forget his ex Sofía, but it is impossible when she is always online. Getting drunk and partying seems to be the way to get over his bad luck. Or maybe not.


FESTIVALS/AWARDS
SXSW South by Southwest 2011, U.S.A.
32th International Festival of New Latin American Cinema 2010, Cuba.
Valdivia International Film Festival 2010, Chile.
NICOLÁS LÓPEZ

NICOLÁS LÓPEZ

Director, writer, producer and actor Nicolás López (Chile, 1983) made is debut with the dark teen comedy Promedio rojo (2004), a box-office hit in Chile which Tarantino declared as “the funniest movie of 2005).” In 2006 he directed Santos, la película, which gave him the Jury Prize at Fantastic Fest. Fuck my Life was the most successful film of 2010 in Chile.


QUAD CINEMA, Friday April 8, 1:00 pm - Buy Tickets

QUAD CINEMA, Tuesday April 12, 7:00 pm - Buy Tickets


El Almuerzo

Colombia
EL ALMUERZO / THE LUNCH
Julio Hernán Contreras. 2010.
Colombia. Fiction. 8 min. NY Premiere.


At Juliana’s home there is nothing to eat, so she decides to trick a friend who belongs to the community dining room’s lunch program so that her little sister may eat in his place.


FESTIVALS/AWARDS
Special Mention, Festival Lationamericano de Video Rosario 2010, Argentina.
Havana Film Festival 2010, Cuba.
Festival du film documentaire et de fiction Latino Americain de Bruxelles 2010, Belgium.
Julio Hernan

JULIO HERNÁN CONTRERAS

Contreras holds a bachelor’s degree in Philology from Universidad Nacional de Colombia and studied Film and TV production at Universidad Nacional de Córdoba in Argentina. Among his television screenplays are Francisco el matemático and A mano limpia. He is also the director of the short film Taxi equivocado (2006). Contreras currently teaches script writing at the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana in Bogotá.


QUAD CINEMA, Friday April 8, 1:00 pm - N.Y. Premiere - Buy Tickets


FRIDAY 8 - 3:00 PM


Robatierra

Colombia
ROBATIERRA / STOLEN LAND
Margarita Martínez & Miguel Salazar. 2010.
Colombia. Documentary. 73 min. N.Y. Premiere.
Film in Competition.

This riveting documentary illustrates the decades-long, often violent resistance movement of the indigenous Nasa people of Colombia over rights to their native land stolen from their ancestors.

FESTIVALS/AWARDS
Best Documentary from the South, 32th International Festival of New Latin American Cinema 2010, Cuba.
MARGARITA MARTÍNEZ & MIGUEL SALAZAR

MARGARITA MARTÍNEZ & MIGUEL SALAZAR

Born in Colombia, Martínez studied law and earned masters degrees in journalism and international affairs from Columbia University. She got her start at NBC in New York in 1998 and covered Colombia’s civil conflict for the Associated Press for 7 years. Her documentary depicting Medellín street gangs, La Sierra (2005), won numerous awards. She is about to complete Sniffing the Rainforest.
Born in Colombia, Salazar has a masters’ degree in film from NYU. He is the producer and director of the Martillo, Best Short Fiction Film at the Cartagena International Film Festival. Currently, Salazar is co-directing Looking for Colombia about the siege of the Palace of Justice by the M19 guerrillas in 1985.


QUAD CINEMA, Friday April 8, 3:00 pm - N.Y. Premiere - Buy Tickets

QUAD CINEMA, Thursday April 14, 6:30 pm - N.Y. Premiere - Buy Tickets


FRIDAY 8 - 4:45 PM


Mexico
CORAZÓN DEL TIEMPO / HEART OF TIME
Alberto Cortés. 2009.
Mexico/Spain. Fiction. 90 min. N.Y. Premiere.
Film in Competition.

In the middle of the Zapatista struggle in Chiapas, Sonia has been betrothed. But her passion for the rebel fighter Julio puts the security of her community and the rebels in jeopardy and Sonia will have to take on the struggles of love in the heart of time.

FESTIVALS/AWARDS
Mayahuel Award for Best Director, Guadalajara International Film Festival, 2009, Mexico.
Alberto-Cortes

ALBERTO CORTÉS

Born in Mexico City in 1952, Alberto Cortés studied film at the Centro Universitario de Estudios Cinematográficos, majoring in Directing and Editing in 1979. He has directed numerous feature films, documentaries, telefilms and shorts. Among them are his first documentary La tierra de los Tepehuas (1982), for which he won an Ariel, and his first feature Amor a la vuelta de la esquina (1985), followed by Ciudad de ciegos (1991) and Violeta (1997).


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Ri_Wachik

Guatemala
RI WACHIK (MI SUEÑO) / RI WACHIK (MY DREAM)
Berta Lidia Chirix. 2010.
Guatemala. Fiction. 9 min. U.S. Premiere

Jacinta, a six-year-old MayaKaqchikel indigenous girl from the interior of Guatemala dreams of being a shoemaker like her father. However, her environment is very traditional and women are expected to stick to housework.

Berta_Lidia

BERTA LIDIA CHIRIX

Berta, a Mayan filmmaker, has worked in production in the short film De azul al cielo (2005) and in the report about adolescent mothers for the CNN. In 2010 she directed Ri Wachik inside the Film and TV Central American Workshop by Casa Comal and she has recently worked in the program “Sabor de tierra.”


QUAD CINEMA, Friday April 8, 4:45 pm U.S. Premiere - Buy Tickets

King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center, Wednesday April 13, 6:00 pm
U.S. Premiere - FREE & Open to the Public


FRIDAY 8 - 6:45 PM


Guatemala
EL REGRESO DE LENCHO / THE RETURN OF LENCHO
Mario Rosales. 2011.
Guatemala. Fiction. 100 min. World Premiere.
Film in Competition.

After a decade in New York, graffiti artist Lencho returns to Guatemala. Eager to bring artistic expression to his country, Lencho assembles a collective of artists to produce public art projects of social impact and organizes an art festival in a small indigenous village.


MARIO ROSALES

Mario Rosales

Rosales received his BA in Communication Studies from Rafael Landivar University in Guatemala City and moved to New York in 2002 to pursue an MFA in Media Arts Production. His thesis film, The Killing of Diogenes (2004), won best cinematography at the Cityvisions Film Festival. He is currently a Senior Editor at CUNY TV, where his show Nueva York won the NY Emmy for Best Magazine Series 2009-2010.


QUAD CINEMA, Friday April 8, 6:45 pm - World Premiere - Q&A with Director - Buy Tickets

QUAD CINEMA, Monday April 11, 1:00 pm - World Premiere - Buy Tickets


FRIDAY 8 - 9:00 PM


Cuba
BOLETO AL PARÍSO / TICKET TO PARADISE
Gerardo Chijona. 2010.
Cuba/Spain/Venezuela. Drama. 88 min. NY Premiere
Film in Competition.

Eucine is a teenager running away from her father´s sexual abuse. On the road, she connects with Alejandro, a young boy who escapes to Havana after robbing a pharmacy. Together, they will search for a paradise that will change their lives.

FESTIVALS/AWARDS
Official Selection, Sundance Film Festival 2011, USA
32th International Festival of New Latin American Cinema 2010, Cuba.

TRIBUTE TO GERARDO CHIJONA


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Cuando-termina-el-baile

Cuba
CUANDO TERMINA EL BAILE / AFTER THE BALL IS OVER
Gerardo Chijona. 1985. Cuba.
Documentary. 10 min. U.S. Premiere.

The documentary explores the world of models and cabaret dancers and the quotidian conflicts between their professional and their private life.

FESTIVALS/AWARDS
Mention Competition 26 July by Cuban Journalist Union UPEC 1986, Cuba.
Annual Selection, 1987, Cuba.

TRIBUTE TO GERARDO CHIJONA


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QUAD CINEMA

Friday 8 - Sunday 10 - Monday 11 - Tuesday 12 - Wednesday 13 - Thursday 14


SATURDAY 9 - 1:00 PM


Cuba
BOLETO AL PARÍSO / TICKET TO PARADISE
Gerardo Chijona. 2010.
Cuba/Spain/Venezuela. Drama. 88 min. NY Premiere. Film in Competition.

Eucine is a teenager running away from her father´s sexual abuse. On the road, she connects with Alejandro, a young boy who escapes to Havana after robbing a pharmacy. Together, they will search for a paradise that will change their lives.

FESTIVALS/AWARDS
Official Selection, Sundance Film Festival 2011, USA
32th International Festival of New Latin American Cinema 2010, Cuba.

TRIBUTE TO GERARDO CHIJONA


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QUAD CINEMA, Saturday April 9, 1:00 pm Buy Tickets


SATURDAY 9 - 3:00 PM


Newen Mapuche

Chile
NEWEN MAPUCHE: LA FUERZA DE LA GENTE DE LA TIERRA
NEWEN MAPUCHE, THE FORCE OF THE PEOPLE FROM THE LAND

Elena Varela. 2011.
Chile. Documentary. 124 min. U.S. Premiere.
Film in Competition.

Filmmaker Elena Varela embarks on an investigation with one purpose: to tell the story of the last 10 years of struggle of the Mapuche community. After the police detain her and confiscate her film material, the filmmaker now narrates the story from her own experience.

FESTIVALS/AWARDS
Festival Internacional de documentales de México DF DOCDF
Festival Internacional de cine de Viña del Mar Festival
Rencontres de Cine Latinoamericano de Toulouse
Guadalajara International Film Festival, Mexico
Elena Varela

ELENA VARELA LÓPEZ

Filmmaker, producer, screenwriter, composer, and culture manager, Elena Varela is a graduate of music from the University of Chile and film and journalism in ARCIS University. She is currently the director of the art, film and audiovisual creation department of the Chilean production company OjoFilms. Her work includes the documentaries Miradas del Sur, Zula Zomo Ñuque Mapu and Tres mujeres y la madre tierra.



QUAD CINEMA, Saturday April 9, 3:00 pm - U.S. Premiere - Q&A with Director - Buy Tickets


SATURDAY 9 - 5:30 PM


Blattangelus

Mexico
BLATTANGELUS
Araceli Santana. Mexico. 2010.
Documentary. 70 min. U.S. Premiere
Film in Competition.

Since childhood, Jorge’s homosexuality had created a conflict that ended when he moved away from the precepts of his religion. But the counsel of a priest reconciles him with his faith and leads him to head a church that brings gays closer to a God who promotes responsibility and awareness of their freedom.

FESTIVALS/AWARDS
Morelia International Film Festival 2010, Mexico.
Araceli_Santana

ARACELI SANTANA

Born in Mexico City, Araceli Santana studied Business Administration at the University of Las Américas, and holds an MA in Literary Appreciation and Creation from the Casa Lam Culture Centre. She is a member of the General Association of Writers of Mexico (SOGEM) and the Mexican Association of Directors and Makers of Audiovisual Works. She is currently preparing her next full-length documentary project.




QUAD CINEMA, Saturday April 9, 5:30 pm - N.Y. Premiere - Q&A with Director - Buy Tickets

QUAD CINEMA, Tuesday April 12, 1:00 pm - Buy Tickets


SATURDAY 9 - 7:10 PM


La Salsa Cubana

Cuba United States
LA SALSA CUBANA
Eric Johnson & Sarita Streng. 2011.
USA/Cuba. Documentary. 81min. World Premiere.
Film in Competition.

A true story about Cuban salsa dancing, the film follows a dance group from Havana striving to win the national dance competition. Enter a world of vibrant dancing, fascinating relationships, wonderful music, and colorful imagery.

salsa cubana

ERIC JOSEPH & SARITA STRENG

After receiving engineering degrees from UC Berkeley and Stanford, in 2003 Johnson moved to Cuba to study dance at the Instituto Superior de Arte. He is currently the director and choreographer of the performing dance group Rueda San Diego and teaches Cuban dance at the University of California. Streng has an M.A. in Dance from UCLA and has taught dance at various community colleges in California and at the University of New Mexico. She currently runs the Community Dance Program at the National Hispanic Cultural Center in Albuquerque.



QUAD CINEMA, Saturday April 9, 7:10 pm - World Premiere - Q&A with Director - Buy Tickets


SATURDAY 9 - 8:50 PM


argentina Mexico
TE EXTRAÑO / I MISS YOU
Fabián Hofman. 2010.
Mexico/Argentina. Fiction. 96 min. N.Y. Premiere.
Film in Competition.

I Miss You explores adolescence and the birth of individual identity following Javier, a 15-year-old Argentinean boy who leaves his home for Mexico City burdened with the tragedy of his missing brother, a premature separation from his family and the weight of collective guilt.

FESTIVALS/AWARDS
Berlin International Film Festival 2010, Germany.
Guadalajara International Film Festival 2010, Mexico.
Seattle International Film Festival 2010, U.S.A.
Montreal World Film Festival 2010, Canada.
Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival, 2010, Brazil.
Chicago International Film Festival 2010, U.S.A.
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FABIAN HOFMAN

Born in Buenos Aires in 1960, Hofman graduated as a photographer at the Neri Bloomfield School of Design in Haifa, Israel in 1982. Throughout his long career, he has received numerous awards, such as the Coca Cola in Science and Arts photography award and the Grant “Intercultural Film/Video.” Since 1998 he has held the position of Academic Director of the Mexican Centro de Capacitación Cinematográfica and Project Chairman of new technologies in the Multimedia Department.


QUAD CINEMA, Saturday April 9, 8:50 pm - N.Y. Premiere - Q&A with Director - Buy Tickets

QUAD CINEMA, Monday April 11, 3:00 pm - Buy Tickets

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Friday 8 - Saturday 9 - Monday 11 - Tuesday 12 - Wednesday 13 - Thursday 14


SUNDAY 10 - 12:00 PM


Peru
VALENTINO Y EL CLAN DEL CAN / VALENTINO AND THE CLAN OF THE CAN
David Bisbano. 2008.
Peru. Animation. 80 min. NY Premiere


The film depicts the life of Valentino, a small brave dog who, after losing his family is lucky to find The Clan of the Can, a group of dogs that are fun and loving and with whom Valentino will have many adventures.


FESTIVALS/AWARDS
Best Animation Guadalajara Film Festival 2009, Mexico.

DAVID BISBANO

Born in Buenos Aires in 1974, David Bisbano is the director, screenwriter and editor of the feature fiction film María y Juan -no se conocen y simpatizan- (2005).

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Water

Argentina
Agua / Water
Fabián Sarla. 2008.
Argentina. Fiction. 1 min.



A child’s innocent and brilliant idea shows his mother her lack of consideration for the water problem.

FESTIVALS/AWARDS
FRI-CINE International Socio-Enviromental Film Festival 2009, Brazil.
Short Film Festival Mirada en Cortos 2009, Argentina.
Fabian Sarla

FABIÁN SARLA

Born in 1978 in Argentina, Fabián Sarla has directed, written, and edited several short films including Un pasado futuro (2003), Sin cambio (2005), and Cuando sea el tiempo (2007). He works in Argentina´s television media.



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SUNDAY 10 - 1:30 PM


La Mitad

United States
LA MITAD
Ben Chace. 2010.
USA. Documentary. 33 min. World Premiere.

Andrés, a young Cuban-American travels to Havana to find the places that his father, who left Cuba at age 13, described in childhood stories. As he meanders through Cuba, the melancholy of his father’s memories and the early moments of the Revolution reappear.

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BEN CHACE

Ben Chace is a 28 year-old filmmaker and musician who lives in Brooklyn. His first feature, Wah Do Dem, won the juror’s award at the 2009 Los Angeles Film Festival and had international theatrical distribution. He met Mario and Andrés while studying at St. Paul’s School in Concord, NH. Ben performs regularly with his band Bird Dog in and around New York City.



QUAD CINEMA, Sunday April 10, 1:30 pm - World Premiere - Q&A with Director
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Villa_Lobos_por_una_soprano

United States
VILLA-LOBOS POR UMA SOPRANO / VILLA-LOBOS BY A SOPRANO
Ivy Goulart. 2011.
USA. Documentary. 35 min. World Premiere.

An inspiring and intimate reflection on the work of the greatest Brazilian composer, Heitor Villa-Lobos, by Brazilian soprano Stela Brandão.

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IVY GOULART

Ivy Goulart is a Brazilian actor, filmmaker and producer. He has written, directed and co-produced seven award winning films (documentary and fiction), most notably his first feature film “Beyond the Light” (2010), which was also honored by the United Nations and UNESCO. The young director has recently received the “Brazilian Press Award” for his achievement in cinema and was named “Lusophone Personality of the Year” by the Strasbourg University.



QUAD CINEMA, Sunday April 10, 1:30 pm - World Premiere - Q&A with Director - Buy Tickets


Minimercado Champion

Argentina
Minimercado Champion / Champion Minimarket
Florencia Percia. 2010.
Argentina. Fiction.19 min. NY Premiere


The chain Minimercados Champions awards Ana with a trip for two to a seaside town. Suddenly, she finds herself engulfed in a tour through a world in which she appears to not belong.

FESTIVALS/AWARDS
Second Award, 9º International Festival Buenos Aires Films Schools 2010, Argentina.
21º Sao Paulo Short Film International Film Festival 2010, Brazil.
Florencia Percia

FLORENCIA PERCIA

Florencia Percia (Argentina, 1984) studied cinematography at the University of Cinema of Buenos Aires and is the director of the shorts Desierto (2006), Departamento Chico (2008), and Exterior Noche (2009). She has worked as art director and assistant director for various short and mid-length films and collaborated creating a video for the installation Autoportraits- Robots displayed at the Claude Samuel Gallery in Paris.


QUAD CINEMA, Sunday April 10, 1:30 pm - Q&A with Director - Buy Tickets


SUNDAY 10 - 3:40 PM



Cuba United States
INTERACTIVO, LA PELÍCULA / INTERACTIVO, THE MOVIE
Tané Martínez. 2011.
Cuba/Usa. Documentary. 72 min. World Premiere.
Film in Competition.

Interactivo is a Cuban band led by Roberto Carcassés. The launch of its new album "Cubans around the World" drives the story as we journey with their members through a profound meditation on migration, freedom, and Cuban music.

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TANÉ MARTÍNEZ

Director and editor Tané Martínez (1981, Cuba) studied acting at the Cuban Escuela Nacional de Arte and filmmaking at Mexico’s Centro de Capacitación Cinematográfica. She is the director of the documentaries Paquete familiar (2004) and Tengo lo que tenía que tener (2008) and the short film Malos días mi amor (2005).


QUAD CINEMA, Sunday April 10, 3:40 pm - World Premiere - Q&A with Director - Buy Tickets

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Venezuela
JAGGER
Gabriel Flores. 2010.
Venezuela/USA. Fiction. 9 min.

After leaving The Rolling Stones, Mick Jagger looks for an opportunity to continue his career as a solo artist.

FESTIVALS/AWARDS
Gizzi’s Caffe Sunday Night Screenings 2010, USA.
Corto Circuito Latino Short Film Festival of New York 2010, USA.
Gabriel_Flores

GABRIEL FLORES

Born in Venezuela, Gabriel started his career writing and directing children’s plays. In 2000, he relocated to New York, where he obtained a BFA in Filmmaking and a MFA in Writing and Directing at the City College of New York. His production “We Are Not Garbage, Nor Are We Pollution. What Is The Solution?” will be launched in 2011 as part of the Harlem Recycling Project.




QUAD CINEMA, Sunday April 10, 3:40 pm - Q&A with Director - Buy Tickets


SUNDAY 10 - 5:30 PM


Operation_PP

Cuba United States
OPERATION PETER PAN: FLYING BACK TO CUBA / OPERACIÓN PETER PAN: CERRANDO EL CÍRCULO EN CUBA
Estela Bravo. 2010.
USA/Cuba. Documentary. 57 min. U.S. Premiere
Film in Competition.


Between 1960-1962 more than 14.000 unaccompanied Cuban children were sent by their parents to the US to "save them from the Revolution", in an Operation by the State Department called Peter Pan. 50 years later, a group of Peter Pans return to Cuba to make peace with their past.

FESTIVALS/AWARDS
Coral Award for Best Documentary of a Non Latin American Filmmaker, 32th International Festival of New Latin American Cinema 2010, Havana.
Estela_Bravo

ESTELA BRAVO

For the last 40 years Estela Bravo's 30 award winning films on Latin America, the Caribbean, Africa, and the US  focus on the victims (especially children) of unjustice, poverty and war.  Some of her most outstanding films are Missing Children (1985), Holy Father and Gloria (1987), The Cuban Excludables (1994), Fidel (2002) and Who am I? (2007).



QUAD CINEMA, Sunday April 10, 5:30 pm - U.S. Premiere - Q&A with Director - Buy Tickets


SUNDAY 10 - 7:10 PM


Mexico
VIAJE REDONDO / ROUND TRIP
Gerardo Tort. 2009. Mexico.
Fiction. 102 min. N.Y. Premiere.
Film in Competition.

Two women who casually meet at the same bus stop are forced by circumstance to spend two nights together in an environment completely unknown to them. Despite their differences, they create bonds of sympathy, tenderness and friendship.

FESTIVALS/AWARDS
Best Mexican Feature, Best Actress & Reccommended Mexican feature for the Golden Globes, Guadalajara Film Festival 2009, Mexico.
Best Actress, 50th Cartagena Film Festival 2010, Colombia.
Best Actress, Amiens International Film Festival 2009, France.
Gerardo_Tort

GERARDO TORT

Gerardo Tort (Mexico, 1958) studied film at the Ibero-American University. For 15 years he has worked in the film industry and director and producer of commercials. He is the director of the features Streeters (2001), which won 11 Ariel awards (the Mexican equivalent of the Oscars), and 13 latidos de amor (2006). His short film The Departure (2003) was selected by Critic’s Week at Cannes Film Festival.


QUAD CINEMA, Sunday April 10, 7:10 pm - N.Y. Premiere - Q&A with Director - Buy Tickets

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SUNDAY 10 - 9:15 PM



Lisanka

Cuba
LISANKA
Daniel Díaz Torres. 2009.
Cuba. Fiction. 113 min. NY Premiere.
Film in Competition.

In a fictional village near a Soviet military base in 1960s Cuba, a love triangle develops and becomes a metaphor for the tense political situation of the Cold War as everyday life changes in the village and for the characters.


FESTIVALS/AWARDS
Best Actress Award, Ceará Ibero American Film Festival 2010, Brazil.
Best Script Award, Cuenca International Film Festival 2010, Ecuador.
Daniel_Diaz_Torres

DANIEL DÍAZ TORRES

Daniel Díaz (Cuba, 1948) graduated in Political Science from the University of Havana. Deputy director of the Latin American ICAIC newsreel from 1975 to 1981, he is a founder of EICTV, where he has worked in various capacities. His films have been nationally and internationally acclaimed, including Alicia en el pueblo de Maravillas (1994), Quiéreme y verás (1997), Kleines Tropicana (2000) and Hacerse el sueco (2006).


QUAD CINEMA, Sunday April 10, 9:15 pm - N.Y. Premiere - Q&A with Actor Enrique Molina - Buy Tickets

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Friday 8 - Saturday 9 - Sunday 10 - Tuesday 12 - Wednesday 13 - Thursday 14


MONDAY 11 - 1:00 PM



Guatemala
EL REGRESO DE LENCHO / THE RETURN OF LENCHO
Mario Rosales. 2011.
Guatemala. Fiction. 100 min. World Premiere.
Film in Competition.

After a decade in New York, graffiti artist Lencho returns to Guatemala. Eager to bring artistic expression to his country, Lencho assembles a collective of artists to produce public art projects of social impact and organizes an art festival in a small indigenous village.


MARIO ROSALES

Mario Rosales

Rosales received his BA in Communication Studies from Rafael Landivar University in Guatemala City and moved to New York in 2002 to pursue an MFA in Media Arts Production. His thesis film, The Killing of Diogenes (2004), won best cinematography at the Cityvisions Film Festival. He is currently a Senior Editor at CUNY TV, where his show Nueva York won the NY Emmy for Best Magazine Series 2009-2010.


QUAD CINEMA, Friday April 8, 6:45 pm - World Premiere - Q&A with Director - Buy Tickets

QUAD CINEMA, Monday April 11, 1:00 pm - World Premiere - Buy Tickets


MONDAY 11 - 3:00 PM



argentina Mexico
TE EXTRAÑO / I MISS YOU
Fabián Hofman. 2010.
Mexico/Argentina. Fiction. 96 min. N.Y. Premiere.
Film in Competition.

I Miss You explores adolescence and the birth of individual identity following Javier, a 15-year-old Argentinean boy who leaves his home for Mexico City burdened with the tragedy of his missing brother, a premature separation from his family and the weight of collective guilt.

FESTIVALS/AWARDS
Berlin International Film Festival 2010, Germany.
Guadalajara International Film Festival 2010, Mexico.
Seattle International Film Festival 2010, U.S.A.
Montreal World Film Festival 2010, Canada.
Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival, 2010, Brazil.
Chicago International Film Festival 2010, U.S.A.
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FABIAN HOFMAN

Born in Buenos Aires in 1960, Hofman graduated as a photographer at the Neri Bloomfield School of Design in Haifa, Israel in 1982. Throughout his long career, he has received numerous awards, such as the Coca Cola in Science and Arts photography award and the Grant “Intercultural Film/Video.” Since 1998 he has held the position of Academic Director of the Mexican Centro de Capacitación Cinematográfica and Project Chairman of new technologies in the Multimedia Department.


QUAD CINEMA, Saturday April 9, 8:50 pm - N.Y. Premiere - Q&A with Director - Buy Tickets

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MONDAY 11 - 5:00 PM



Perfecto Amor Equivocado

Cuba
PERFECTO AMOR EQUIVOCADO/ LOVE BY MISTAKE
Gerardo Chijona. 2004.
Cuba. Drama. 94 min.

As he approaches middle age, successful writer Julio del Toro’s peaceful life spins out of control when the women in his life begin to make decisions that talke his all of their lives in unexpected directions.

TRIBUTE TO GERARDO CHIJONA

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Una-Vida-para-dos

Cuba
UNA VIDA PARA DOS / A LIFE FOR TWO
Gerardo Chijona. 1984.
Cuba. Documentary. 18 min.

A pair of internationalist veterans, united by a beautiful, strong, and emotional relationship for 56 years, retell their experiences during the fight against Fascism during the Spanish Civil War and World War Two.

FESTIVALS/AWARDS
Documentary Direction Award, UNEAC Film Festival 1985, Cuba.
Coral Award for Best Documentary, 6th Annual International Film of New Latin American Cinema 1984, Cuba.


TRIBUTE TO GERARDO CHIJONA

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MONDAY 11 - 7:10 PM



Colombia
LOS COLORES DE LA MONTAÑA / THE COLORS OF THE MOUNTAIN
Carlos César Arbeláez. 2010.
Colombia/ Panama. Fiction. 88 min. N.Y. Premiere.
Film in Competition.

One day, while playing a game of soccer, Manuel’s precious ball is kicked into a minefield. Amid the adventures and kids' games, the signs of armed conflict start to appear in the lives of the inhabitants of ‘La Pradera.

FESTIVALS/AWARDS
New Directors Award, San Sebastian International Festival 2010, Spain.
Films in Progress 17 Award, Toulouse Latin American Film Festival 2010, France.
Official Selection, Rome International Film Festival 2010, Italy.
Official Selection, Stockholm International Film Festival 2010, Sweden.
Carlos-Cesar

CARLOS CÉSAR ARBELÁEZ

Carlos Cesar Arbeláez holds a degree from the Communications Faculty of the University of Antioquia, and studied script writing and cinema studies at EICTV and at the ENERC. In addition to having written the screenplay for several features, Arbeláez wrote and directed the shorts La edad de hielo (1999) and La serenata (2007), the documentary El cine en casa (1999) and numerous documentaries for television. Los colores de la montaña is his first fiction feature.


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ixquic

Guatemala
IXQUIC
Cesar Manuel León Osorio. 2010.
Guatemala. Fiction. 5 min. U.S Premiere.

Ixquic, a 12-year-old girl, is placed in a Catholic school and decides to express her Mayan faith at the time of her baptism. Although she is punished for this transgression, her spirit inspires her comrades.

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CESAR MANUEL LEÓN OSORIO

Originally from Quiche, Guatemala, he graduated with a degree in Graphic Design with a concentration in Publicity from the University of San Carlos in Guatemala City. Coordinator of the first Cultural Festival of Chichicastenango in 2009, he has also worked as the designer of the launch campaign of the touristic image of Chichicastenango.


Museum of the Moving Image, Friday April 8, 7:00 pm - U.S. Premiere - Buy Tickets

QUAD CINEMA, Monday April 11, 7:10 pm - N.Y. Premiere - Q&A with Director - Buy Tickets


MONDAY 11 - 9:10 PM



Cuba
CASA VIEJA / OLD HOUSE
Lester Hamlet. 2010.
Cuba. Fiction. 95 min. U.S Premiere.
Film in Competition.

Based on the classic Cuban piece The Old House by Abelardo Estorino, the film tells the story of Esteban, who returns home after a 14-year absence when he learns of the imminent death of his father.

FESTIVALS/AWARDS
Grand Prize for Best Feature Film, Humberto Solás International Low-Budget Film Festival 2010, Cuba.
Jury Mention 32º Festival Internacional del Nuevo Cine Latinoamericano 2010, Cuba.
Audience Award at 32º Festival Internacional del Nuevo Cine Latinoamericano 2010, Cuba
Lester_Hamlet

LESTER HAMLET

Born in Havana in 1971, Lester studied Theater Direction at the Escuela de Instructores de Arte. He has also studied at the International School of Film and TV of San Antonio de los Baños and at other art institutions. He is currently working on his thesis in directing with the department of Arts and Audiovisual Communication Media at the Cuban Instituto Superior de Arte.


Museum of the Moving Image, Saturday April 9, 6:30 pm - U.S. Premiere - Q&A with Director - Buy Tickets

QUAD CINEMA, Monday April 11, 9:10 pm - Q&A with Director Buy Tickets

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Friday 8 - Saturday 9 - Sunday 10 - Monday 11 - Wednesday 13 - Thursday 14


TUESDAY 12 - 1:00 PM



Blattangelus

Mexico
BLATTANGELUS
Araceli Santana. Mexico. 2010.
Documentary. 70 min. U.S. Premiere
Film in Competition.

Since childhood, Jorge’s homosexuality had created a conflict that ended when he moved away from the precepts of his religion. But the counsel of a priest reconciles him with his faith and leads him to head a church that brings gays closer to a God who promotes responsibility and awareness of their freedom.

FESTIVALS/AWARDS
Morelia International Film Festival 2010, Mexico.
Araceli_Santana

ARACELI SANTANA

Born in Mexico City, Araceli Santana studied Business Administration at the University of Las Américas, and holds an MA in Literary Appreciation and Creation from the Casa Lam Culture Centre. She is a member of the General Association of Writers of Mexico (SOGEM) and the Mexican Association of Directors and Makers of Audiovisual Works. She is currently preparing her next full-length documentary project.




QUAD CINEMA, Saturday April 9, 5:30 pm - N.Y. Premiere - Q&A with Director - Buy Tickets

QUAD CINEMA, Tuesday April 12, 1:00 pm - Buy Tickets


TUESDAY 12 - 3:00 PM



Mexico
VIAJE REDONDO / ROUND TRIP
Gerardo Tort. 2009. Mexico.
Fiction. 102 min. N.Y. Premiere.
Film in Competition.

Two women who casually meet at the same bus stop are forced by circumstance to spend two nights together in an environment completely unknown to them. Despite their differences, they create bonds of sympathy, tenderness and friendship.

FESTIVALS/AWARDS
Best Mexican Feature, Best Actress & Reccommended Mexican feature for the Golden Globes, Guadalajara Film Festival 2009, Mexico.
Best Actress, 50th Cartagena Film Festival 2010, Colombia.
Best Actress, Amiens International Film Festival 2009, France.
Gerardo_Tort

GERARDO TORT

Gerardo Tort (Mexico, 1958) studied film at the Ibero-American University. For 15 years he has worked in the film industry and director and producer of commercials. He is the director of the features Streeters (2001), which won 11 Ariel awards (the Mexican equivalent of the Oscars), and 13 latidos de amor (2006). His short film The Departure (2003) was selected by Critic’s Week at Cannes Film Festival.


QUAD CINEMA, Sunday April 10, 7:10 pm - N.Y. Premiere - Q&A with Director - Buy Tickets

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TUESDAY 12 - 5:00 PM



Brazil
ALUCINADOS / RIDING HIGH
Roberto Santucci. 2009.
Brazil. Fiction. 90 min. N.Y. Premiere.
Film in Competition.

Two youngsters from the slums of Rio de Janeiro kidnap a housewife from her armored car. What at first sight seems a clash between rich and poor, turns into a complex plot linking the past and present of the characters.

FESTIVALS/AWARDS
Best Film, Brazilian Film festival of Madrid 2008, Spain.
Best Film, Brazilian Film Festival of Los Angeles 2008, USA.
Roberto Santucci

ROBERTO SANTUCCI

Born in Rio de Janeiro, Santucci completed the Certificate Program from UCLA Extension in Film and TV in 1991 and graduated from Columbia College in Hollywood with a B.A. in Cinema (1995). His first feature film, Olé (1996), is a dark comedy about a foreigner lost in the underground Latino world of Los Angeles. In 2000 he shot Bellini and the Sphinx and began his third feature film, Alucinados, in 2008.



Museum of the Moving Image, Sunday April 10, 6:30 pm - N.Y. Premiere - Producer Francisco Chagas present for Q&A - Buy Tickets

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Hombre_atado_auna_silla

Panama
HOMBRE ATADO A UNA SILLA / A MAN TIED TO A CHAIR
Enrique Pérez. 2008.
Panama. Fiction. 9 min.

A man wakes up in the middle of a desolate road and realizes that he is tied to a chair. The man asks for help to everyone who is on the road, but no one seems willing to untie him.

FESTIVALS/AWARDS
Cortocircuito Short Film Festival 2010, U.S.A.
Best Short, Festival Icaro of Film and Video 2008, Guatemala.
Enrique_Perez

ENRIQUE PÉREZ

Born in Panama, Enrique Pérez travelled to Cuba after producing and directing several short films to study at the International School of Film and Television of Cuba. He recently directed his first feature film, Pure Mule (2009), in Guatemala City and is preparing to direct his second film.




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TUESDAY 12 - 7:00 PM



Chile
QUE PENA TU VIDA / FUCK MY LIFE
Nicolás López. 2010.
Chile. Fiction. 94 min. N.Y. Premiere.
Film in Competition.


Javier wants to forget his ex Sofía, but it is impossible when she is always online. Getting drunk and partying seems to be the way to get over his bad luck. Or maybe not.

FESTIVALS/AWARDS
SXSW South by Southwest 2011, U.S.A.
32th International Festival of New Latin American Cinema 2010, Cuba.
Valdivia International Film Festival 2010, Chile.
NICOLÁS LÓPEZ

NICOLÁS LÓPEZ

Director, writer, producer and actor Nicolás López (Chile, 1983) made is debut with the dark teen comedy Promedio rojo (2004), a box-office hit in Chile which Tarantino declared as “the funniest movie of 2005).” In 2006 he directed Santos, la película, which gave him the Jury Prize at Fantastic Fest. Fuck my Life was the most successful film of 2010 in Chile.


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TUESDAY 12 - 8:45 PM



Cuba
AFINIDADES
Jorge Perugorría & Vladimir Cruz. 2010.
Cuba/Spain. Fiction. 87 min. U.S Premiere
Film in Competition.

Faced with emptiness and a lack of answers for many problems of the contemporary world, the main characters of this story take refuge in sex. But the result is fleeting, and the attempt has unpredictable consequences.

FESTIVALS/AWARDS
32th International Festival of New Latin American Cinema 2010, Cuba.
Esteban_Ramirez

JORGE PERUGORRÍA & VLADIMIR CRUZ

Perugorría (Havana, 1965) is considered the most internationally recognized Cuban actor, and his work includes theatre, TV and film, where he made his debut in 1993 with the acclaimed Strawberry and Chocolate. In 2003 he began his directorial career with Habana abierta, co-directed by Arturo Sotto.
Cruz (Cuba, 1965) graduated in Scenic Arts by the Cuban Instituto Superior de Arte. After acting in theatre and TV, he made his film debut in 1993 with Strawberry and Chocolate. Since 2005 he has also worked writing scripts. Afinidades is his first film as director.


QUAD CINEMA, Tuesday April 12, 8:45 pm - Q&A with Director - Buy Tickets

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Friday 8 - Saturday 9 - Sunday 10 - Monday 11 - Tuesday 12 - Thursday 14


WEDNESDAY 13 - 1:00 PM



Brazil
COMO ESQUECER / SO HARD TO FORGET
Malu De Martino. 2010.
Brazil. Fiction. 98 min. N.Y. Premiere.
Film in Competition.

After breaking up with her girlfriend, Julia is thrown into a desperate situation. But during this process she meets Helena, who also struggles with a similar situation. Sharing the same experience of pain and solicitude, the two women become closer...

FESTIVALS/AWARDS
Rio de Janeiro International Film Festiva 20l0, Brazil.
32th International Festival of New Latin American Cinema 2010, Cuba.
Malu-De-Martino

MALU DE MARTINO

Malu De Martino graduated in Communication at the Hélio Alonso University in 1979. She studied video, lighting and editing at different New York institutions such as the Global Village New School and the New York TV Academy. She has directed and edited several cultural, institutional and documentary videos. Her first long feature film was Mulheres do Brasil (2006).



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WEDNESDAY 13 - 2:50 PM



Operation_PP

Cuba United States
OPERATION PETER PAN: FLYING BACK TO CUBA / OPERACIÓN PETER PAN: CERRANDO EL CÍRCULO EN CUBA
Estela Bravo. 2010.
USA/Cuba. Documentary. 57 min. U.S. Premiere
Film in competition.


Between 1960-1962 more than 14.000 unaccompanied Cuban children were sent by their parents to the US to "save them from the Revolution", in an Operation by the State Department called Peter Pan. 50 years later, a group of Peter Pans return to Cuba to make peace with their past.

FESTIVALS/AWARDS
Coral Award for Best Documentary of a Non Latin American Filmmaker, 32th International Festival of New Latin American Cinema 2010, Havana.
Estela_Bravo

ESTELA BRAVO

For the last 40 years Estela Bravo's 30 award winning films on Latin America, the Caribbean, Africa, and the US  focus on the victims (especially children) of unjustice, poverty and war.  Some of her most outstanding films are Missing Children (1985), Holy Father and Gloria (1987), The Cuban Excludables (1994), Fidel (2002) and Who am I? (2007).



QUAD CINEMA, Sunday April 10, 5:30 pm - U.S. Premiere - Q&A with Director - Buy Tickets

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WEDNESDAY 13 - 4:30 PM



Lisanka

Cuba
LISANKA
Daniel Díaz Torres. 2009.
Cuba. Fiction. 113 min. NY Premiere.
Film in Competition.

In a fictional village near a Soviet military base in 1960s Cuba, a love triangle develops and becomes a metaphor for the tense political situation of the Cold War as everyday life changes in the village and for the characters.


FESTIVALS/AWARDS
Best Actress Award, Ceará Ibero American Film Festival 2010, Brazil.
Best Script Award, Cuenca International Film Festival 2010, Ecuador.
Daniel_Diaz_Torres

DANIEL DÍAZ TORRES

Daniel Díaz (Cuba, 1948) graduated in Political Science from the University of Havana. Deputy director of the Latin American ICAIC newsreel from 1975 to 1981, he is a founder of EICTV, where he has worked in various capacities. His films have been nationally and internationally acclaimed, including Alicia en el pueblo de Maravillas (1994), Quiéreme y verás (1997), Kleines Tropicana (2000) and Hacerse el sueco (2006).


QUAD CINEMA, Sunday April 10, 9:15 pm - N.Y. Premiere - Q&A with Actor Enrique Molina - Buy Tickets

QUAD CINEMA, Wednesday April 13, 4:30 pm - World Premiere - Q&A with Director
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WEDNESDAY 13 - 6:45 PM



Costa Rica
GESTACIÓN / GESTATION
Esteban Ramírez. 2009.
Costa Rica. Fiction. 91 min. N.Y. Premiere.
Film in Competition.

Jessie, girl from the slums, daughter of a single mother, scholarship recipient at a conservative Catholic school and Teo, affectionate adolescent, only child of a strict professional, find themselves in the emotional whirlwind of their first love and its consequences.

FESTIVALS/AWARDS
Nominated for Best Feature Film, Goya Awards 2010, Spain.
Special Mention to actress Adriana Álvarez, International Showcase of Film of Santo Domingo 2010, Dominican Republic.
Best Director, Bogota International Film Festival 2010, Colombia.
Best Production, XIII Icaro Festival 2010, Guatemala.
Best Film, Director and Best Performance (Adriana Alvarez), Latin American Film Festival 2010, Italy.
Esteban_Ramirez

ESTEBAN RAMÍREZ

Since attending the Collective Communication Science faculty at the University of Costa Rica, Ramírez has created several documentaries and fictional short films in several styles and formats. His first film Caribe (2004) reached a prominent and historic place in Costa Rican film, obtaining eight international awards. His second feature film, Gestación (2009), is an authentic phenomenon with the highest box office sales in the history of Costa Rican cinema.


QUAD CINEMA, Wednesday April 13, 6:45 pm - N.Y. Premiere - Q&A with Director - Buy Tickets

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WEDNESDAY 13 - 8:45 PM



Prometeo_deportado

Ecuador
Prometeo Deportado / Deporting Prometeo
Fernando Mieles. 2010.
Ecuador/Venezuela. Fiction. 112 min. N.Y. Premiere.
Film in Competition.

A group of Ecuadorian travelers wait at an airport in the First World for a response from the immigration officials. As time passes, there are more and more Ecuadorians and the waiting unveils illusions, fears, and their real reasons of travel, mirroring a country: Ecuador.


FESTIVALS/AWARDS
32th International Festival of New Latin American Cinema 2010, Cuba.
Fernando_Mieles

FERNANDO MIELES

Fernando Mieles studied film at EICTV in Cuba, where he directed many short films like Opus Nigrum. Between 2001-2006, he filmed the material that he made into his documentary Descartes (2007). Deporting Prometeo is considered the highest grossing Ecuadorian film of the year and is based on the personal experience of the director, who was deported from Madrid’s airport.


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Friday 8 - Saturday 9 - Sunday 10 - Monday 11 - Tuesday 12 - Wednesday 13


THURSDAY 14 - 1:00 PM



Costa Rica
GESTACIÓN / GESTATION
Esteban Ramírez. 2009.
Costa Rica. Fiction. 91 min. N.Y. Premiere.
Film in Competition.

Jessie, girl from the slums, daughter of a single mother, scholarship recipient at a conservative Catholic school and Teo, affectionate adolescent, only child of a strict professional, find themselves in the emotional whirlwind of their first love and its consequences.

FESTIVALS/AWARDS
Nominated for Best Feature Film, Goya Awards 2010, Spain.
Special Mention to actress Adriana Álvarez, International Showcase of Film of Santo Domingo 2010, Dominican Republic.
Best Director, Bogota International Film Festival 2010, Colombia.
Best Production, XIII Icaro Festival 2010, Guatemala.
Best Film, Director and Best Performance (Adriana Alvarez), Latin American Film Festival 2010, Italy.
Esteban_Ramirez

ESTEBAN RAMÍREZ

Since attending the Collective Communication Science faculty at the University of Costa Rica, Ramírez has created several documentaries and fictional short films in several styles and formats. His first film Caribe (2004) reached a prominent and historic place in Costa Rican film, obtaining eight international awards. His second feature film, Gestación (2009), is an authentic phenomenon with the highest box office sales in the history of Costa Rican cinema.


QUAD CINEMA, Wednesday April 13, 6:45 pm - N.Y. Premiere - Q&A with Director - Buy Tickets

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THURSDAY 14 - 2:45 PM



Prometeo_deportado

Ecuador
Prometeo Deportado / Deporting Prometeo
Fernando Mieles. 2010.
Ecuador/Venezuela. Fiction. 112 min. N.Y. Premiere.
Film in Competition.

A group of Ecuadorian travelers wait at an airport in the First World for a response from the immigration officials. As time passes, there are more and more Ecuadorians and the waiting unveils illusions, fears, and their real reasons of travel, mirroring a country: Ecuador.


FESTIVALS/AWARDS
32th International Festival of New Latin American Cinema 2010, Cuba.
Fernando_Mieles

FERNANDO MIELES

Fernando Mieles studied film at EICTV in Cuba, where he directed many short films like Opus Nigrum. Between 2001-2006, he filmed the material that he made into his documentary Descartes (2007). Deporting Prometeo is considered the highest grossing Ecuadorian film of the year and is based on the personal experience of the director, who was deported from Madrid’s airport.


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THURSDAY 14 - 4:45 PM



Mexico
CORAZÓN DEL TIEMPO / HEART OF TIME
Alberto Cortés. 2009.
Mexico/Spain. Fiction. 90 min. N.Y. Premiere.
Film in Competition.

In the middle of the Zapatista struggle in Chiapas, Sonia has been betrothed. But her passion for the rebel fighter Julio puts the security of her community and the rebels in jeopardy and Sonia will have to take on the struggles of love in the heart of time.

FESTIVALS/AWARDS
Mayahuel Award for Best Director, Guadalajara International Film Festival, 2009, Mexico.
Alberto-Cortes

ALBERTO CORTÉS

Born in Mexico City in 1952, Alberto Cortés studied film at the Centro Universitario de Estudios Cinematográficos, majoring in Directing and Editing in 1979. He has directed numerous feature films, documentaries, telefilms and shorts. Among them are his first documentary La tierra de los Tepehuas (1982), for which he won an Ariel, and his first feature Amor a la vuelta de la esquina (1985), followed by Ciudad de ciegos (1991) and Violeta (1997).


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THURSDAY 14 - 6:30 PM



Robatierra

Colombia
ROBATIERRA / STOLEN LAND
Margarita Martínez & Miguel Salazar. 2010.
Colombia. Documentary. 73 min. N.Y. Premiere.
Film in Competition.

This riveting documentary illustrates the decades-long, often violent resistance movement of the indigenous Nasa people of Colombia over rights to their native land stolen from their ancestors.

FESTIVALS/AWARDS
Best Documentary from the South, 32th International Festival of New Latin American Cinema 2010, Cuba.
MARGARITA MARTÍNEZ & MIGUEL SALAZAR

MARGARITA MARTÍNEZ & MIGUEL SALAZAR

Born in Colombia, Martínez studied law and earned masters degrees in journalism and international affairs from Columbia University. She got her start at NBC in New York in 1998 and covered Colombia’s civil conflict for the Associated Press for 7 years. Her documentary depicting Medellín street gangs, La Sierra (2005), won numerous awards. She is about to complete Sniffing the Rainforest.
Born in Colombia, Salazar has a masters’ degree in film from NYU. He is the producer and director of the Martillo, Best Short Fiction Film at the Cartagena International Film Festival. Currently, Salazar is co-directing Looking for Colombia about the siege of the Palace of Justice by the M19 guerrillas in 1985.


QUAD CINEMA, Friday April 8, 3:00 pm - N.Y. Premiere - Buy Tickets

QUAD CINEMA, Thursday April 14, 6:30 pm - N.Y. Premiere - Buy Tickets


THURSDAY 14 - 7:40 PM



Brazil
COMO ESQUECER / SO HARD TO FORGET
Malu De Martino. 2010.
Brazil. Fiction. 98 min. N.Y. Premiere.
Film in Competition.

After breaking up with her girlfriend, Julia is thrown into a desperate situation. But during this process she meets Helena, who also struggles with a similar situation. Sharing the same experience of pain and solicitude, the two women become closer...

FESTIVALS/AWARDS
Rio de Janeiro International Film Festiva 20l0, Brazil.
32th International Festival of New Latin American Cinema 2010, Cuba.
Malu-De-Martino

MALU DE MARTINO

Malu De Martino graduated in Communication at the Hélio Alonso University in 1979. She studied video, lighting and editing at different New York institutions such as the Global Village New School and the New York TV Academy. She has directed and edited several cultural, institutional and documentary videos. Her first long feature film was Mulheres do Brasil (2006).



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THURSDAY 14 - 9:45 PM



Cuba United States
INTERACTIVO, LA PELÍCULA / INTERACTIVO, THE MOVIE
Tané Martínez. 2011.
Cuba/Usa. Documentary. 72 min. World Premiere.
Film in Competition.

Interactivo is a Cuban band led by Roberto Carcassés. The launch of its new album "Cubans around the World" drives the story as we journey with their members through a profound meditation on migration, freedom, and Cuban music.

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TANÉ MARTÍNEZ

Director and editor Tané Martínez (1981, Cuba) studied acting at the Cuban Escuela Nacional de Arte and filmmaking at Mexico’s Centro de Capacitación Cinematográfica. She is the director of the documentaries Paquete familiar (2004) and Tengo lo que tenía que tener (2008) and the short film Malos días mi amor (2005).


QUAD CINEMA, Sunday April 10, 3:40 pm - World Premiere - Q&A with Director - Buy Tickets

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Asepsia

Cuba
Asepsia
Gustavo Vinagre
Cuba. Documentary. 6 min. N.Y. Premiere. 2010.


Marta lives in a small Cuban village. Her life consists of cooking and of washing her clothes in an old Russian washing machine. But nothing is what it seems and the arrival of a film crew will uncover secrets.

FESTIVALS/AWARDS
Muestra Joven ICIAC 2010, Cuba.
Gustavo_Vinagre

GUSTAVO VINAGRE

Graduated from the University of São Paulo in Liberal Arts, he is a poet and studies screenwriting in EICTV, where he has directed the shorts Pérolas (2008), Cristalino y Pájaros de Hitchcock (2010). He also directed the documentary Dykeland (2009), screened at The Berlinale.


THE 8TH FLOOR, Monday April 11, 6:00 pm - EICTV 25 YEARS - FREE ADMISSION



ILLUSION

Cuba
The Illusion
Susana Barriga. 2008.
Cuba. Documentary. 24 min. U.S. Premiere

After 26 years of picturing her father in her imagination, Susana travels from Cuba to England to see him for the first time in her life. Now, she tries to recall his face, but all she has are a few hazy images secretly recorded.

FESTIVALS/AWARDS
Berlin International Film Festival 2009, Germany.
Susana Barriga

SUSANA BARRIGA

Susana Barriga studied film in EICTV; The Illusion is her graduation film. She has also directed the fiction short films The Window (2005) and Parents (2005), and the documentary shorts How to build a boat (2006), Fatherland (2007) and The Earth Goes Round (2007).


THE 8TH FLOOR, Monday April 11, 6:00 pm - EICTV 25 YEARS - FREE ADMISSION



Pasajeros

Cuba
Pasajeros / Passengers
Claudia Alves. 2009.
Cuba. Documentary. 14 min. N.Y. Premiere.

In a country where nobady can travel freely to foreign countries, every passenger continues stubbornly through their journey while coming and going in their daily routine.

Claudia Alves

CLAUDIA ALVES

Claudia Alves (Portugal, 1980) studied painting at the University of Lisbon and at the Academy of Fine Arts of Brera, Italy. She is co-director of the award-winning documentary La ocasión and La ocasión siguiente. Her thesis documentary for EICTV, where she studies documentary film making, will be filmed in Havana this coming May.


THE 8TH FLOOR, Monday April 11, 6:00 pm - EICTV 25 YEARS - FREE ADMISSION



Si Seguimos Vivos

Cuba
Si Seguimos Vivos / If Alive
Juliana Fanjual. 2010.
Cuba. Documentary. 23 min. N.Y. Premiere.

A brief look at the life of an elderly group of women who live in a nursing home. Their bodies, their voices, their time, their rituals, their obsession.


FESTIVALS/AWARDS
32 International Festival of New Latin American Cinema 2010, Cuba.
All It’s True International Film Festival 2010, Brazil.
Juliana Fanjul

JULIANA FANJUL

Juliana Fanjul studied Communications at the Universidad Iberoamericana and studied film at EICTV, Cuba. She has worked as assistant director on three feature films and several commercials. She is currently preparing to participate as a guest student at the University of Konrad Wolf Film and Television.

THE 8TH FLOOR, Monday April 11, 6:00 pm - EICTV 25 YEARS - FREE ADMISSION



Yo Dual

Cuba
Yo Dual
Alana Simoes. 2007.
Cuba. Documentary. 15 min. N.Y. Premiere.

A documentary on a Cuban artist dealing with the duality of his own personality that reflects aspects of the duality of his own country.

FESTIVALS/AWARDS
Barcelona Gay & Lesbian International Film Festival 2009, Spain.
Alana Simoes

ALANA SIMOES

Alana Simoes studied film at EICTV in Cuba. She has directed Martí (2007), Taxi Libre (2008), and Script (2000).

THE 8TH FLOOR, Monday April 11, 6:00 pm - EICTV 25 YEARS - FREE ADMISSION

MUSEUM OF THE MOVING IMAGE

Saturday 9 - Sunday 10


FRIDAY 8 - 7:00 PM



Colombia
LOS COLORES DE LA MONTAÑA / THE COLORS OF THE MOUNTAIN
Carlos César Arbeláez. 2010.
Colombia/ Panama. Fiction. 88 min. N.Y. Premiere.
Film in Competition.

One day, while playing a game of soccer, Manuel’s precious ball is kicked into a minefield. Amid the adventures and kids' games, the signs of armed conflict start to appear in the lives of the inhabitants of ‘La Pradera.

FESTIVALS/AWARDS
New Directors Award, San Sebastian International Festival 2010, Spain.
Films in Progress 17 Award, Toulouse Latin American Film Festival 2010, France.
Official Selection, Rome International Film Festival 2010, Italy.
Official Selection, Stockholm International Film Festival 2010, Sweden.
Carlos-Cesar

CARLOS CÉSAR ARBELÁEZ

Carlos Cesar Arbeláez holds a degree from the Communications Faculty of the University of Antioquia, and studied script writing and cinema studies at EICTV and at the ENERC. In addition to having written the screenplay for several features, Arbeláez wrote and directed the shorts La edad de hielo (1999) and La serenata (2007), the documentary El cine en casa (1999) and numerous documentaries for television. Los colores de la montaña is his first fiction feature.


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ixquic

Guatemala
IXQUIC
Cesar Manuel León Osorio. 2010.
Guatemala. Fiction. 5 min. U.S Premiere.

Ixquic, a 12-year-old girl, is placed in a Catholic school and decides to express her Mayan faith at the time of her baptism. Although she is punished for this transgression, her spirit inspires her comrades.

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CESAR MANUEL LEÓN OSORIO

Originally from Quiche, Guatemala, he graduated with a degree in Graphic Design with a concentration in Publicity from the University of San Carlos in Guatemala City. Coordinator of the first Cultural Festival of Chichicastenango in 2009, he has also worked as the designer of the launch campaign of the touristic image of Chichicastenango.


Museum of the Moving Image, Friday April 8, 7:00 pm - U.S. Premiere - Buy Tickets

QUAD CINEMA, Monday April 11, 7:10 pm - N.Y. Premiere - Q&A with Director - Buy Tickets

MUSEUM OF THE MOVING IMAGE

Friday 8 - Sunday 10


SATURDAY 9 - 6:30 PM



Cuba
CASA VIEJA / OLD HOUSE
Lester Hamlet. 2010.
Cuba. Fiction. 95 min. U.S Premiere.
Film in Competition.

Based on the classic Cuban piece The Old House by Abelardo Estorino, the film tells the story of Esteban, who returns home after a 14-year absence when he learns of the imminent death of his father.

FESTIVALS/AWARDS
Grand Prize for Best Feature Film, Humberto Solás International Low-Budget Film Festival 2010, Cuba.
Jury Mention 32º Festival Internacional del Nuevo Cine Latinoamericano 2010, Cuba.
Audience Award at 32º Festival Internacional del Nuevo Cine Latinoamericano 2010, Cuba
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LESTER HAMLET

Born in Havana in 1971, Lester studied Theater Direction at the Escuela de Instructores de Arte. He has also studied at the International School of Film and TV of San Antonio de los Baños and at other art institutions. He is currently working on his thesis in directing with the department of Arts and Audiovisual Communication Media at the Cuban Instituto Superior de Arte.


Museum of the Moving Image, Saturday April 9, 6:30 pm - N.Y. Premiere - Q&A with Director - Buy Tickets

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MUSEUM OF THE MOVING IMAGE

Friday 8 - Saturday 9


SUNDAY 10 - 6:30 PM



Brazil
ALUCINADOS / RIDING HIGH
Roberto Santucci. 2009.
Brazil. Fiction. 90 min. N.Y. Premiere.
Film in Competition.

Two youngsters from the slums of Rio de Janeiro kidnap a housewife from her armored car. What at first sight seems a clash between rich and poor, turns into a complex plot linking the past and present of the characters.

FESTIVALS/AWARDS
Best Film, Brazilian Film festival of Madrid 2008, Spain.
Best Film, Brazilian Film Festival of Los Angeles 2008, USA.
Roberto Santucci

ROBERTO SANTUCCI

Born in Rio de Janeiro, Santucci completed the Certificate Program from UCLA Extension in Film and TV in 1991 and graduated from Columbia College in Hollywood with a B.A. in Cinema (1995). His first feature film, Olé (1996), is a dark comedy about a foreigner lost in the underground Latino world of Los Angeles. In 2000 he shot Bellini and the Sphinx and began his third feature film, Alucinados, in 2008.



Museum of the Moving Image, Sunday April 10, 6:30 pm - N.Y. Premiere - Producer Francisco Chagas present for Q&A - Buy Tickets

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Hombre_atado_auna_silla

Panama
HOMBRE ATADO A UNA SILLA / A MAN TIED TO A CHAIR
Enrique Pérez. 2008.
Panama. Fiction. 9 min.

A man wakes up in the middle of a desolate road and realizes that he is tied to a chair. The man asks for help to everyone who is on the road, but no one seems willing to untie him.

FESTIVALS/AWARDS
Cortocircuito Short Film Festival 2010, U.S.A.
Best Short, Festival Icaro of Film and Video 2008, Guatemala.
Enrique_Perez

ENRIQUE PÉREZ

Born in Panama, Enrique Pérez travelled to Cuba after producing and directing several short films to study at the International School of Film and Television of Cuba. He recently directed his first feature film, Pure Mule (2009), in Guatemala City and is preparing to direct his second film.




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FRIDAY 15 - 5:00 PM



Cuba
AFINIDADES
Jorge Perugorría & Vladimir Cruz. 2010.
Cuba/Spain. Fiction. 87 min. U.S Premiere
Film in Competition.

Faced with emptiness and a lack of answers for many problems of the contemporary world, the main characters of this story take refuge in sex. But the result is fleeting, and the attempt has unpredictable consequences.

FESTIVALS/AWARDS
32th International Festival of New Latin American Cinema 2010, Cuba.
Esteban_Ramirez

JORGE PERUGORRÍA & VLADIMIR CRUZ

Perugorría (Havana, 1965) is considered the most internationally recognized Cuban actor, and his work includes theatre, TV and film, where he made his debut in 1993 with the acclaimed Strawberry and Chocolate. In 2003 he began his directorial career with Habana abierta, co-directed by Arturo Sotto.
Cruz (Cuba, 1965) graduated in Scenic Arts by the Cuban Instituto Superior de Arte. After acting in theatre and TV, he made his film debut in 1993 with Strawberry and Chocolate. Since 2005 he has also worked writing scripts. Afinidades is his first film as director.


QUAD CINEMA, Tuesday April 12, 8:45 pm - Q&A with Director - Buy Tickets

NY Directors Guild Theatre, Friday April 15, 5:00 pm - N.Y. Premiere Buy Tickets


FRIDAY 15 - 8:00 PM



Costa Rica
DEL AMOR Y OTROS DEMONIOS/ OF LOVE AND OTHER DEMONS
Hilda Hidalgo. 2009.
Costa Rica/Colombia. Fiction. 97 min. NY Premiere.

Based on the eponymous novel by García Márquez, the film tells the story of Sierva María. When a rabid dog bites her, the bishop declares she is possessed and orders her exorcism, but the priest and the girl find themselves seduced by a demon more powerful than faith and reason.

FESTIVALS/AWARDS
Third Coral at Festival del Nuevo Cine Latinoamericano, Cuba
Best Art Direction at Ceara Film Festival, Brazil
Costa Rica’s Submission for the 83rd Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film 2010, U.S.A.
Hilda-Hidalgo

HILDA HIDALGO

Hilda Hidalgo (Costa Rica) graduated as director at the International Film and Television School in San Antonio de los Baños, Cuba. She has written and directed half a dozen short films and documentaries and her films have been shown at film festivals in Turkey, Cuba, Cartagena, Amsterdam and San Francisco, among others. Together with producer Laura Pacheco, Hidalgo funded the Costa Rican based production company, Alicia Films, where she works as scriptwriter, director and producer.




NY Directors Guild Theatre, Friday April 15, 8:00 pm - N.Y. Premiere
Closing Night Ceremony - Q&A with Director - Buy Tickets

KING JUAN CARLOS I OF SPAIN CENTER, NYU Wednesday 13


TUESDAY 12 - 6:00 PM - FREE ADMISSION



Pedro-de-Bella-Vista-y-su sueno

Dominican
Pedro de Bella Vista y su sueño / Pedro de Bella Vista and his Dream
Rodrigo Montealegre. 2011.
Dominican Republic. Documentary. 15 min.



Rodrigo Montealegre wants to make a documentary about Pedro, a Dominican shoe-shiner he has known since he was four years old. But Pedro has his own project and an uneasy collaboration is born between the two.

Pedro-Rodrigog

RODRIGO MONTEALEGRE

After graduating from Brad College in 2009, Rodrigo Montealegre moved back to Dominican Republic, where he is currently writing the script for his first feature film, a post-apocalyptic action movie.



King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center, Tuesday April 12, 6:00 pm
FREE & Open to the Public



papa esta en el cielo

Dominican
Papá está en el cielo / Daddy's in Heaven
Francisco Rodríguez. 2010.
Dominican Republic. Fiction. 6 min. N.Y. Premiere

During the Trujillo dictatorship, Manolo is forced into hiding due to his opposition to the regime. His wife and son will have to confront the authorities and conceal Manolo.

Francisco Rodriguez

FRANCISCO RODRIGUEZ

Francisco Rodríguez (Dominican Republic, 1977) studied film, TV and photography at the Universidad Autónoma de Santo Domingo. He has written and directed the shorts La carta and La enemiga, and he is currently working on the script for his first feature, an adaptation of Luis R. Santos’ Princesa de capotillo.



King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center, Tuesday April 12, 6:00 pm - N.Y. Premiere
FREE & Open to the Public



morir en montecristi

Dominican
Morir en Montecristi / Dying in Montecristi
Frank López. 2010.
Dominican Republic. Fiction. 8 min. NY Premiere.

Dying in Montecristi tells the story of Fernando, a foreigner who decides to spend his dying days in a small, coastal town situated on the far northeastern corner of the Dominican Republic. Fernando battles his terminal illness by writing a letter full of nostalgia and memories that reveals Fernando’s final journey to his destiny.

King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center, Tuesday April 12, 6:00 pm - N.Y. Premiere
FREE & Open to the Public




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Garcia

Dominican
García
Student Collective (FUNGLODE). 2010.
Dominican Republic. Fiction. 5 min.

For Garcia, that fateful day many of us fear finally arrives: his employer tells him his services are no longer needed. But Garcia won’t be leaving without a fight.


DIRECTED BY

García was made in the Dominican Republic under the auspices of FUNGLODE (Global Foundation for Democracy and Development), Basanta Films and Vin Diesel's One Race Film Foundation in the framwork of a film worshop tought by NYU professor Irving Vincent.

King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center, Tuesday April 12, 6:00 pm
FREE & Open to the Public


tu te acuerdas

Dominican
¿Tú te acuerdas? / Do You Remember?
Jorgy Cruz Soto. 2010.
Dominican Republic. Documentary. 13 min. U.S. Premiere

The film leads us through a chain of events in Santo Domingo that express the unmistakable naturalness of the Dominican islander and the inherited, accepted, and double moral standards and chauvinism that grows in the environment.


JORDY CRUZ SOTO

Jordy Cruz studied Media in the Film and TV School Septima-Ars, Madrid, and Film Production and Direction at the New School University in New York. He has worked in production, direction and lighting in numerous short films and TV commercials for the U.S.

King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center, Tuesday April 12, 6:00 pm - U.S. Premiere
FREE & Open to the Public

KING JUAN CARLOS I OF SPAIN CENTER, NYU Tuesday 12


WEDNESDAY 13 - 6:00 PM
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El Salvador
YO / ME
Francisco Flores. 2010.
El Salvador. Fiction. 10 min. U.S. Premiere.

In a visit to the corner of his dreams, José finds the beauty of the woman he wants to be. The short dream and the joining of the “real” world will invite him to stay in his magic corner.

FESTIVALS/AWARDS
Special Mention, XIII Film and Video Festival of Central America 2010, Guatemala.
Francisco_Flores

FRANCISCO FLORES

Francisco Flores worked as assistant producer on the documentary Llevarte al mar and as producer in La piedra y la semilla, a film about the indigenous communities in Guatemala. He is currently the producer of Tripode Audiovisual in San Salvador.


King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center, Wednesday April 13, 6:00 pm - U.S. Premiere
FREE & Open to the Public



va-querer-cafe

Honduras
¿VA QUERER CAFÉ? / DO YOU WANT SOME COFFEE?
Salvador Fernando Aquilar Estrada. 2010.
Honduras. Fiction. 17 min. U.S. Premiere.

It’s 1969 and during the war between Honduras and El Salvador, a soldier is sent to guard the border from a hill where a small house where an old woman and her daughter live and where a love story based on a whim and disillusionment from the war begins.

FESTIVALS/AWARDS
Special Mention, XIII Film and Video Festival of Central America 2010, Guatemala.
Salvador_Fernando

SALVADOR FERNANDO AGUILAR ESTRADA

Salvador (Honduras, 1988) has directed the shorts Les filles du majordomes, Le destin de Salvatore y La chute d’un Ange, which participated in the French competitions of Central America. He has also directed 2 videos for English language learning and an ad for the French Alliance of Tegucigalpa, Honduras.




King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center, Wednesday April 13, 6:00 pm
U.S. Premiere FREE & Open to the Public



persecucion

Nicaragua
PERSECUCIÓN / CHASE
Emanuel Girón. 2010.
Nicaragua. Fiction. 4 min. N.Y. Premiere.

Persecution delves into the physiology of a woman who is subjected to a lack of freedom and security as a result of the unequal conditions that rule the patriarchal society in which she lives.

FESTIVALS/AWARDS
Special Mention, XIII Film and Video Festival of Central America 2010, Guatemala.
Emanuel_Giron

EMANUEL GIRÓN

Born in Colombia, Emanuel worked first in film photography and later as social researcher and interviewer for a documentary about domestic violence. Since then his work focuses on socio-political themes.




King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center, Wednesday April 13, 6:00 pm
U.S. Premiere FREE & Open to the Public



Pastillas de colores

Guatemala
PASTILLITAS DE COLORES / COLORED LITTLE PILLS
Carlos F. Lux Oliveros. 2010.
Guatemala. Documentary. 22 min. U.S. Premiere.

The film shows the reality of a group of Guatemalan children housed in the Hospice of San Jose, dedicated to helping and allowing children with HIV to live with dignity. Despite their problems, we see how their life is full of color, imagination, and innocence.

FESTIVALS/AWARDS
Best Documentary Film School of Film and TV Casa Comal, XIII Film and Video Festival of Central America 2010, Guatemala.
Carlos_Lux_Oliveros

CARLOS F. LUX OLIVEROS

Born in California in 1991, Carlos has lived in Guatemala for the most part of his life. Having graduated from the Film and TV School Casa Comal in 2010, he is the producer of the short film Le pasó al amigo de un amigo (2009) and has worked as assistant director in the feature film Toque de queda (2010).


King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center, Wednesday April 13, 6:00 pm - U.S. Premiere
FREE & Open to the Public


PLUS INDIGENOUS FILMS SHOWCASE - FREE ADMISSION



voladora

Mexico
VOLADORA / VOLADORA: A FLYING WOMAN
Chloe Campero. 2008.
Mexico. Documentary. 11 min. N.Y. Premiere.

An intimate portrait about a flying woman dancer from Veracruz who dreams of continuing “flying,” and a look at the communities of the Veracruz sierra and their mysticism, their festivities, their rituals and illusions.

FESTIVALS/AWARDS
Best Film, Morelia Indigenous Video Festival 2009, Mexico.
Expresión en Corto International Film Festival 2008, Mexico.
CHLOE CAMPERO

CHLOE CAMPERO

Born in Mexico City, Chloe Campero works and is one of the promoters of the House of Media and Communication Center for Indigenous Arts of Papantla, Veracruz. She has also worked as assistant director on the documentaries Turbulencias (1996) and Los músicos (2002).


King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center, Wednesday April 13, 6:00 pm
N.Y. Premiere FREE & Open to the Public



Ri_Wachik

Guatemala
RI WACHIK (MI SUEÑO) / RI WACHIK (MY DREAM)
Berta Lidia Chirix. 2010.
Guatemala. Fiction. 9 min. U.S. Premiere

Jacinta, a six-year-old MayaKaqchikel indigenous girl from the interior of Guatemala dreams of being a shoemaker like her father. However, her environment is very traditional and women are expected to stick to housework.

Berta_Lidia

BERTA LIDIA CHIRIX

Berta, a Mayan filmmaker, has worked in production in the short film De azul al cielo (2005) and in the report about adolescent mothers for the CNN. In 2010 she directed Ri Wachik inside the Film and TV Central American Workshop by Casa Comal and she has recently worked in the program “Sabor de tierra.”


QUAD CINEMA, Friday April 8, 4:45 pm U.S. Premiere - Buy Tickets

King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center, Wednesday April 13, 6:00 pm
U.S. Premiere - FREE & Open to the Public



El-llanto-de-la-tierra

Mexico
EL LLANTO DE LA TIERRA / THE CRYING OF THE EARTH
Lucio Olmos. 2008.
Mexico. Fiction. 8 min. N.Y. Premiere.

The film shows the damage people have done to the environment by its consumptive lifestyle and how the Totonac people respect their environment and the natural resources, which are so sacred to them.

FESTIVALS/AWARDS
Morelia Indigenous Film Festival 2009, Mexico.
The Dreaming Film Festival 2009 & 2010, Australia.
La Cinta Corta Film Festival 2008, Ecuador.
Lucio

LUCIO OLMOS

Born in Veracruz in 1963, Lucio Olmos studied in Center for the Indigenous Arts of Papantala, Veracruz and currently manages the broadcast area of the Northern State Region of Veracruz. He has directed numerous shorts and documentaries shown in festivals in Mexico and abroad.


King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center, Wednesday April 13, 6:00 pm
N.Y. Premiere FREE & Open to the Public



la-pila_photo

Guatemala
LA PILA / THE WASH HOUSE
Fernando Martínez. 2010.
Guatemala. Fiction. 9 min. U.S. Premiere.

In everyday conversations of a group of women around the washhouse in a small rural village, Tencha, Joan, and Christina discover their lives are connected by a lie.

FESTIVALS/AWARDS
XIII Film and Video Festival of Central America 2010, Guatemala.
Fernando_Martinez

FERNANDO MARTÍNEZ

Fernando (Guatemala, 1984) directed his first short El burlador de Antigua prior to his collaboration with the new wave of Guatemalan productions (Gerardi, La vaca, Fe or Toque de queda). He directed La pila in Casa Comal’s Central America film workshop and he is currently producing a feature documentary about Guatemalan rural films.


King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center, Wednesday April 13, 6:00 pm - U.S. Premiere
FREE & Open to the Public



ixquic

Guatemala
IXQUIC
Cesar Manuel León Osorio. 2010.
Guatemala. Fiction. 5 min. U.S Premiere.

Ixquic, a 12-year-old girl, is placed in a Catholic school and decides to express her Mayan faith at the time of her baptism. Although she is punished for this transgression, her spirit inspires her comrades.

ixquic manuel

CESAR MANUEL LEÓN OSORIO

Originally from Quiche, Guatemala, he graduated with a degree in Graphic Design with a concentration in Publicity from the University of San Carlos in Guatemala City. Coordinator of the first Cultural Festival of Chichicastenango in 2009, he has also worked as the designer of the launch campaign of the touristic image of Chichicastenango.


Museum of the Moving Image, Friday April 8, 6:30 pm - U.S. Premiere - Buy Tickets

QUAD CINEMA, Monday April 11, 7:10 pm - N.Y. Premiere - Q&A with Director - Buy Tickets

King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center, Wednesday April 13, 6:00 pm - U.S. Premiere
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 Adorables-mentiras

Cuba
ADORABLES MENTIRAS / ADORABLE LIES
Gerardo Chijona. 1991.
Cuba/Spain. Fiction. 108 min.

A young man with dreams of becoming a screenwriter and film director seeks the attention of the beautiful Sissy by pretending to be a film director looking for a non-professional actress. Thus begins a relationship where the two act not as they really are but how they want to be.

FESTIVALS/AWARDS
Coral & Quijote Awards, XIII International Festival of New Latin American Cinema 1991, Cuba.
Best Direction & Script, Film, Radio & TV UNEAC Festival 1991, Cuba.
Colón de Oro (ex aequo), Huelva Iberoamerican Film Festival 1992, Cuba.
APCLAI Award to Best Script and Best Scenography, VII Trieste Latinoamerican Film Festival 1992, Italy.

TRIBUTE TO GERARDO CHIJONA


King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center, Wednesday April 13, 7:30 pm - Q&A with Director -
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Kid-chocolate

Cuba
KID CHOCOLATE
Gerardo Chijona. 1987.
Cuba. Documentary. 20 min.

A portrait of the famous Cuban boxer Kid Chocolate, Cuba’s first boxing world champion. Through interviews with him and people who met him the film reflects on his professional career as a sporting celebrity and other aspects of his life.

FESTIVALS/AWARDS
Special Mention, Latino Festival of New York 1789, USA.
Gold Mikeldi, Documentary and Short Film International Competition of Bilbao 1987, Spain.
Bronze Tatú, International Film Festival of Bahía 1987, Brasil.  
Historic Award: Press Award, JIFAS in Annecy 1988, France.

TRIBUTE TO GERARDO CHIJONA


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Water

Argentina
Agua / Water
Fabián Sarla. 2008.
Argentina. Fiction. 1 min.



A child’s innocent and brilliant idea shows his mother her lack of consideration for the water problem.


FESTIVALS/AWARDS
FRI-CINE International Socio-Enviromental Film Festival 2009, Brazil.
Short Film Festival Mirada en Cortos 2009, Argentina.
Fabian Sarla

FABIÁN SARLA

Born in 1978 in Argentina, Fabián Sarla has directed, written, and edited several short films including Un pasado futuro (2003), Sin cambio (2005), and Cuando sea el tiempo (2007). He works in Argentina´s television media.



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Minimercado Champion

Argentina
Minimercado Champion / Champion Minimarket
Florencia Percia. 2010.
Argentina. Fiction.19 min. NY Premiere

The chain Minimercados Champions awards Ana with a trip for two to a seaside town. Suddenly, she finds herself engulfed in a tour through a world in which she appears to not belong.

FESTIVALS/AWARDS
Second Award, 9º International Festival Buenos Aires Films Schools 2010, Argentina.
21º Sao Paulo Short Film International Film Festival 2010, Brazil.
Florencia Percia

FLORENCIA PERCIA

Florencia Percia (Argentina, 1984) studied cinematography at the University of Cinema of Buenos Aires and is the director of the shorts Desierto (2006), Departamento Chico (2008), and Exterior Noche (2009). She has worked as art director and assistant director for various short and mid-length films and collaborated creating a video for the installation Autoportraits- Robots displayed at the Claude Samuel Gallery in Paris.


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Brazil
ALUCINADOS / RIDING HIGH
Roberto Santucci. 2009.
Brazil. Fiction. 90 min. N.Y. Premiere.
Film in Competition.

Two youngsters from the slums of Rio de Janeiro kidnap a housewife from her armored car. What at first sight seems a clash between rich and poor, turns into a complex plot linking the past and present of the characters.

FESTIVALS/AWARDS
Best Film, Brazilian Film festival of Madrid 2008, Spain.
Best Film, Brazilian Film Festival of Los Angeles 2008, USA.
Roberto Santucci

ROBERTO SANTUCCI

Born in Rio de Janeiro, Santucci completed the Certificate Program from UCLA Extension in Film and TV in 1991 and graduated from Columbia College in Hollywood with a B.A. in Cinema (1995). His first feature film, Olé (1996), is a dark comedy about a foreigner lost in the underground Latino world of Los Angeles. In 2000 he shot Bellini and the Sphinx and began his third feature film, Alucinados, in 2008.



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Brazil
COMO ESQUECER / SO HARD TO FORGET
Malu De Martino. 2010.
Brazil. Fiction. 98 min. N.Y. Premiere.
Film in Competition.

After breaking up with her girlfriend, Julia is thrown into a desperate situation. But during this process she meets Helena, who also struggles with a similar situation. Sharing the same experience of pain and solicitude, the two women become closer...

FESTIVALS/AWARDS
Rio de Janeiro International Film Festiva 20l0, Brazil.
32th International Festival of New Latin American Cinema 2010, Cuba.
Malu-De-Martino

MALU DE MARTINO

Malu De Martino graduated in Communication at the Hélio Alonso University in 1979. She studied video, lighting and editing at different New York institutions such as the Global Village New School and the New York TV Academy. She has directed and edited several cultural, institutional and documentary videos. Her first long feature film was Mulheres do Brasil (2006).

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Chile
QUE PENA TU VIDA / FUCK MY LIFE
Nicolás López. 2010.
Chile. Fiction. 94 min. N.Y. Premiere.
Film in Competition.


Javier wants to forget his ex Sofía, but it is impossible when she is always online. Getting drunk and partying seems to be the way to get over his bad luck. Or maybe not.

FESTIVALS/AWARDS
SXSW South by Southwest 2011, U.S.A.
32th International Festival of New Latin American Cinema 2010, Cuba.
Valdivia International Film Festival 2010, Chile.
NICOLÁS LÓPEZ

NICOLÁS LÓPEZ

Director, writer, producer and actor Nicolás López (Chile, 1983) made is debut with the dark teen comedy Promedio rojo (2004), a box-office hit in Chile which Tarantino declared as “the funniest movie of 2005).” In 2006 he directed Santos, la película, which gave him the Jury Prize at Fantastic Fest. Fuck my Life was the most successful film of 2010 in Chile.


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Newen Mapuche

Chile
NEWEN MAPUCHE: LA FUERZA DE LA GENTE DE LA TIERRA
NEWEN MAPUCHE, THE FORCE OF THE PEOPLE FROM THE LAND

Elena Varela. 2011.
Chile. Documentary. 124 min. U.S. Premiere.
Film in Competition.

Filmmaker Elena Varela embarks on an investigation with one purpose: to tell the story of the last 10 years of struggle of the Mapuche community. After the police detain her and confiscate her film material, the filmmaker now narrates the story from her own experience.

FESTIVALS/AWARDS
Festival Internacional de documentales de México DF DOCDF
Festival Internacional de cine de Viña del Mar Festival
Rencontres de Cine Latinoamericano de Toulouse
Guadalajara International Film Festival, Mexico
Elena Varela

ELENA VARELA LÓPEZ

Filmmaker, producer, screenwriter, composer, and culture manager, Elena Varela is a graduate of music from the University of Chile and film and journalism in ARCIS University. She is currently the director of the art, film and audiovisual creation department of the Chilean production company OjoFilms. Her work includes the documentaries Miradas del Sur, Zula Zomo Ñuque Mapu and Tres mujeres y la madre tierra.



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Mandrill

Chile
MANDRILL
Ernesto Díaz. 2010.
Chile. Fiction. 90 min.

Antonio's parents were murdered when he was a child. As an adult, he becomes a ruthless bounty hunter, code-named "Mandrill,” with the sole aim of finding the murderer and avenging his parents.

FESTIVALS/AWARDS
Best Film & Best Actor Award, Fantastic Fest 2009, USA.
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ERNESTO DÍAZ

Ernesto Diaz (1978) studied visual communication at the Catholic University in Chile. In Barcelona, he attended an intensive screenwriting at the University Pompeu Fabra. His work as a filmmaker began in 2002 in Los Angeles in film and television, where he created the Mandrill Films Production company, with Marko Zaror and Derek Rundell. His first feature was Kiltro (2006) and he is currently working on his new project, Violent Santiago.



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El Almuerzo

Colombia
EL ALMUERZO / THE LUNCH
Julio Hernán Contreras. 2010.
Colombia. Fiction. 8 min. NY Premiere.


At Juliana’s home there is nothing to eat, so she decides to trick a friend who belongs to the community dining room’s lunch program so that her little sister may eat in his place.

FESTIVALS/AWARDS
Special Mention, Festival Lationamericano de Video Rosario 2010, Argentina.
Havana Film Festival 2010, Cuba.
Festival du film documentaire et de fiction Latino Americain de Bruxelles 2010, Belgium.
Julio Hernan

JULIO HERNÁN CONTRERAS

Contreras holds a bachelor’s degree in Philology from Universidad Nacional de Colombia and studied Film and TV production at Universidad Nacional de Córdoba in Argentina. Among his television screenplays are Francisco el matemático and A mano limpia. He is also the director of the short film Taxi equivocado (2006). Contreras currently teaches script writing at the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana in Bogotá.


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Colombia
LOS COLORES DE LA MONTAÑA / THE COLORS OF THE MOUNTAIN
Carlos César Arbeláez. 2010.
Colombia/ Panama. Fiction. 88 min. N.Y. Premiere.
Film in Competition.

One day, while playing a game of soccer, Manuel’s precious ball is kicked into a minefield. Amid the adventures and kids' games, the signs of armed conflict start to appear in the lives of the inhabitants of ‘La Pradera.

FESTIVALS/AWARDS
New Directors Award, San Sebastian International Festival 2010, Spain.
Films in Progress 17 Award, Toulouse Latin American Film Festival 2010, France.
Official Selection, Rome International Film Festival 2010, Italy.
Official Selection, Stockholm International Film Festival 2010, Sweden.
Carlos-Cesar

CARLOS CÉSAR ARBELÁEZ

Carlos Cesar Arbeláez holds a degree from the Communications Faculty of the University of Antioquia, and studied script writing and cinema studies at EICTV and at the ENERC. In addition to having written the screenplay for several features, Arbeláez wrote and directed the shorts La edad de hielo (1999) and La serenata (2007), the documentary El cine en casa (1999) and numerous documentaries for television. Los colores de la montaña is his first fiction feature.


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Robatierra

Colombia
ROBATIERRA / STOLEN LAND
Margarita Martínez & Miguel Salazar. 2010.
Colombia. Documentary. 73 min. N.Y. Premiere.
Film in Competition.

This riveting documentary illustrates the decades-long, often violent resistance movement of the indigenous Nasa people of Colombia over rights to their native land stolen from their ancestors.

FESTIVALS/AWARDS
Best Documentary from the South, 32th International Festival of New Latin American Cinema 2010, Cuba.
MARGARITA MARTÍNEZ & MIGUEL SALAZAR

MARGARITA MARTÍNEZ & MIGUEL SALAZAR

Born in Colombia, Martínez studied law and earned masters degrees in journalism and international affairs from Columbia University. She got her start at NBC in New York in 1998 and covered Colombia’s civil conflict for the Associated Press for 7 years. Her documentary depicting Medellín street gangs, La Sierra (2005), won numerous awards. She is about to complete Sniffing the Rainforest.
Born in Colombia, Salazar has a masters’ degree in film from NYU. He is the producer and director of the Martillo, Best Short Fiction Film at the Cartagena International Film Festival. Currently, Salazar is co-directing Looking for Colombia about the siege of the Palace of Justice by the M19 guerrillas in 1985.


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Costa Rica
DEL AMOR Y OTROS DEMONIOS/ OF LOVE AND OTHER DEMONS
Hilda Hidalgo. 2009.
Costa Rica/Colombia. Fiction. 97 min. NY Premiere.

Based on the eponymous novel by García Márquez, the film tells the story of Sierva María. When a rabid dog bites her, the bishop declares she is possessed and orders her exorcism, but the priest and the girl find themselves seduced by a demon more powerful than faith and reason.

FESTIVALS/AWARDS
Third Coral at Festival del Nuevo Cine Latinoamericano, Cuba
Best Art Direction at Ceara Film Festival, Brazil
Costa Rica’s Submission for the 83rd Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film 2010, U.S.A.
Hilda-Hidalgo

HILDA HIDALGO

Hilda Hidalgo (Costa Rica) graduated as director at the International Film and Television School in San Antonio de los Baños, Cuba. She has written and directed half a dozen short films and documentaries and her films have been shown at film festivals in Turkey, Cuba, Cartagena, Amsterdam and San Francisco, among others. Together with producer Laura Pacheco, Hidalgo funded the Costa Rican based production company, Alicia Films, where she works as scriptwriter, director and producer.




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Costa Rica
GESTACIÓN / GESTATION
Esteban Ramírez. 2009.
Costa Rica. Fiction. 91 min. N.Y. Premiere.
Film in Competition.

Jessie, girl from the slums, daughter of a single mother, scholarship recipient at a conservative Catholic school and Teo, affectionate adolescent, only child of a strict professional, find themselves in the emotional whirlwind of their first love and its consequences.

FESTIVALS/AWARDS
Nominated for Best Feature Film, Goya Awards 2010, Spain.
Special Mention to actress Adriana Álvarez, International Showcase of Film of Santo Domingo 2010, Dominican Republic.
Best Director, Bogota International Film Festival 2010, Colombia.
Best Production, XIII Icaro Festival 2010, Guatemala.
Best Film, Director and Best Performance (Adriana Alvarez), Latin American Film Festival 2010, Italy.
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ESTEBAN RAMÍREZ

Since attending the Collective Communication Science faculty at the University of Costa Rica, Ramírez has created several documentaries and fictional short films in several styles and formats. His first film Caribe (2004) reached a prominent and historic place in Costa Rican film, obtaining eight international awards. His second feature film, Gestación (2009), is an authentic phenomenon with the highest box office sales in the history of Costa Rican cinema.


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 Adorables-mentiras

Cuba
ADORABLES MENTIRAS / ADORABLE LIES
Gerardo Chijona. 1991.
Cuba/Spain. Fiction. 108 min.

A young man with dreams of becoming a screenwriter and film director seeks the attention of the beautiful Sissy by pretending to be a film director looking for a non-professional actress. Thus begins a relationship where the two act not as they really are but how they want to be.

FESTIVALS/AWARDS
Coral & Quijote Awards, XIII International Festival of New Latin American Cinema 1991, Cuba.
Best Direction & Script, Film, Radio & TV UNEAC Festival 1991, Cuba.
Colón de Oro (ex aequo), Huelva Iberoamerican Film Festival 1992, Cuba.
APCLAI Award to Best Script and Best Scenography, VII Trieste Latinoamerican Film Festival 1992, Italy.

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Cuba
AFINIDADES
Jorge Perugorría & Vladimir Cruz. 2010.
Cuba/Spain. Fiction. 87 min. U.S Premiere
Film in Competition.

Faced with emptiness and a lack of answers for many problems of the contemporary world, the main characters of this story take refuge in sex. But the result is fleeting, and the attempt has unpredictable consequences.

FESTIVALS/AWARDS
32th International Festival of New Latin American Cinema 2010, Cuba.
Esteban_Ramirez

JORGE PERUGORRÍA & VLADIMIR CRUZ

Perugorría (Havana, 1965) is considered the most internationally recognized Cuban actor, and his work includes theatre, TV and film, where he made his debut in 1993 with the acclaimed Strawberry and Chocolate. In 2003 he began his directorial career with Habana abierta, co-directed by Arturo Sotto.
Cruz (Cuba, 1965) graduated in Scenic Arts by the Cuban Instituto Superior de Arte. After acting in theatre and TV, he made his film debut in 1993 with Strawberry and Chocolate. Since 2005 he has also worked writing scripts. Afinidades is his first film as director.


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Cuba
BOLETO AL PARAÍSO / TICKET TO PARADISE
Gerardo Chijona. 2010.
Cuba/Spain/Venezuela. Drama. 88 min. NY Premiere
Film in Competition.

Eucine is a teenager running away from her father´s sexual abuse. On the road, she connects with Alejandro, a young boy who escapes to Havana after robbing a pharmacy. Together, they will search for a paradise that will change their lives.

FESTIVALS/AWARDS
Official Selection, Sundance Film Festival 2011, USA
32th International Festival of New Latin American Cinema 2010, Cuba.

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Cuba
CASA VIEJA / OLD HOUSE
Lester Hamlet. 2010.
Cuba. Fiction. 95 min. U.S Premiere.
Film in Competition.

Based on the classic Cuban piece The Old House by Abelardo Estorino, the film tells the story of Esteban, who returns home after a 14-year absence when he learns of the imminent death of his father.

FESTIVALS/AWARDS
Grand Prize for Best Feature Film, Humberto Solás International Low-Budget Film Festival 2010, Cuba.
Jury Mention 32º Festival Internacional del Nuevo Cine Latinoamericano 2010, Cuba.
Audience Award at 32º Festival Internacional del Nuevo Cine Latinoamericano 2010, Cuba
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LESTER HAMLET

Born in Havana in 1971, Lester studied Theater Direction at the Escuela de Instructores de Arte. He has also studied at the International School of Film and TV of San Antonio de los Baños and at other art institutions. He is currently working on his thesis in directing with the department of Arts and Audiovisual Communication Media at the Cuban Instituto Superior de Arte.


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Cuando-termina-el-baile

Cuba
CUANDO TERMINA EL BAILE / AFTER THE BALL IS OVER
Gerardo Chijona. 1985. Cuba.
Documentary. 10 min. U.S. Premiere.

The documentary explores the world of models and cabaret dancers and the quotidian conflicts between their professional and their private life.

FESTIVALS/AWARDS
Mention Competition 26 July by Cuban Journalist Union UPEC 1986, Cuba.
Annual Selection, 1987, Cuba.

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Cuba
ESO QUE ANDA / VAN VAN FEVER
Ian Padrón. 2010.
Cuba. Documentary. 70 min.

The documentary follows Los Van Van, the most popular band in Cuba since 1969, during their most recent tour in Cuba -attended by ore than 1 million people- and examines the band’s history and future plans.


FESTIVALS/AWARDS
Best Film, Best Editing & Best Sound Design at Santiago Álvarez International Documentary Film Festival 2010, Cuba.
Special Mention at Festival of New Filmmakers 2010, Cuba.
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IAN PADRÓN

Havana-born Ian Padrón began collaborating with the ICAIC in 1996 with the making of Amor Vertical (1997). His short Motos (2000) was the first student thesis project shot in 35 mm film at the Cuban Instituto Superior de Arte. He is the director of the acclaimed documentaries Luis Carbonell: Despues de tanto tiempo (2001) and Dreaming in Blue (2008). His latest film, Pleiesteichon, in postproduction, is his first fictional work.


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Cuba United States
INTERACTIVO, LA PELÍCULA / INTERACTIVO, THE MOVIE
Tané Martínez. 2011.
Cuba/Usa. Documentary. 72 min. World Premiere.
Film in Competition.

Interactivo is a Cuban band led by Roberto Carcassés. The launch of its new album "Cubans around the World" drives the story as we journey with their members through a profound meditation on migration, freedom, and Cuban music.

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TANÉ MARTÍNEZ

Director and editor Tané Martínez (1981, Cuba) studied acting at the Cuban Escuela Nacional de Arte and filmmaking at Mexico’s Centro de Capacitación Cinematográfica. She is the director of the documentaries Paquete familiar (2004) and Tengo lo que tenía que tener (2008) and the short film Malos días mi amor (2005).


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Kid-chocolate

Cuba
KID CHOCOLATE
Gerardo Chijona. 1987.
Cuba. Documentary. 20 min.

A portrait of the famous Cuban boxer Kid Chocolate, Cuba’s first boxing world champion. Through interviews with him and people who met him the film reflects on his professional career as a sporting celebrity and other aspects of his life.

FESTIVALS/AWARDS
Special Mention, Latino Festival of New York 1789, USA.
Gold Mikeldi, Documentary and Short Film International Competition of Bilbao 1987, Spain.
Bronze Tatú, International Film Festival of Bahía 1987, Brasil.  
Historic Award: Press Award, JIFAS in Annecy 1988, France.

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Lisanka

Cuba
LISANKA
Daniel Díaz Torres. 2009.
Cuba. Fiction. 113 min. NY Premiere.
Film in Competition.

In a fictional village near a Soviet military base in 1960s Cuba, a love triangle develops and becomes a metaphor for the tense political situation of the Cold War as everyday life changes in the village and for the characters.


FESTIVALS/AWARDS
Best Actress Award, Ceará Ibero American Film Festival 2010, Brazil.
Best Script Award, Cuenca International Film Festival 2010, Ecuador.
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DANIEL DÍAZ TORRES

Daniel Díaz (Cuba, 1948) graduated in Political Science from the University of Havana. Deputy director of the Latin American ICAIC newsreel from 1975 to 1981, he is a founder of EICTV, where he has worked in various capacities. His films have been nationally and internationally acclaimed, including Alicia en el pueblo de Maravillas (1994), Quiéreme y verás (1997), Kleines Tropicana (2000) and Hacerse el sueco (2006).


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Perfecto Amor Equivocado

Cuba
PERFECTO AMOR EQUIVOCADO/ LOVE BY MISTAKE
Gerardo Chijona. 2004.
Cuba. Drama. 94 min.

As he approaches middle age, successful writer Julio del Toro’s peaceful life spins out of control when the women in his life begin to make decisions that talke his all of their lives in unexpected directions.

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Una-Vida-para-dos

Cuba
UNA VIDA PARA DOS / A LIFE FOR TWO
Gerardo Chijona. 1984.
Cuba. Documentary. 18 min.

A pair of internationalist veterans, united by a beautiful, strong, and emotional relationship for 56 years, retell their experiences during the fight against Fascism during the Spanish Civil War and World War Two.

FESTIVALS/AWARDS
Documentary Direction Award, UNEAC Film Festival 1985, Cuba.
Coral Award for Best Documentary, 6th Annual International Film of New Latin American Cinema 1984, Cuba.


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Asepsia

Cuba
Asepsia
Gustavo Vinagre
Cuba. Documentary. 6 min. N.Y. Premiere. 2010.


Marta lives in a small Cuban village. Her life consists of cooking and of washing her clothes in an old Russian washing machine. But nothing is what it seems and the arrival of a film crew will uncover secrets.

FESTIVALS/AWARDS
Muestra Joven ICIAC 2010, Cuba.
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GUSTAVO VINAGRE

Graduated from the University of São Paulo in Liberal Arts, he is a poet and studies screenwriting in EICTV, where he has directed the shorts Pérolas (2008), Cristalino y Pájaros de Hitchcock (2010). He also directed the documentary Dykeland (2009), screened at The Berlinale.


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Pasajeros

Cuba
Pasajeros / Passengers
Claudia Alves. 2009.
Cuba. Documentary. 14 min. N.Y. Premiere.

In a country where nobady can travel freely to foreign countries, every passenger continues stubbornly through their journey while coming and going in their daily routine.

Claudia Alves

CLAUDIA ALVES

Claudia Alves (Portugal, 1980) studied painting at the University of Lisbon and at the Academy of Fine Arts of Brera, Italy. She is co-director of the award-winning documentary La ocasión and La ocasión siguiente. Her thesis documentary for EICTV, where she studies documentary film making, will be filmed in Havana this coming May.


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ILLUSION

Cuba
The Illusion
Susana Barriga. 2008.
Cuba. Documentary. 24 min. U.S. Premiere

After 26 years of picturing her father in her imagination, Susana travels from Cuba to England to see him for the first time in her life. Now, she tries to recall his face, but all she has are a few hazy images secretly recorded.

FESTIVALS/AWARDS
Berlin International Film Festival 2009, Germany.
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SUSANA BARRIGA

Susana Barriga studied film in EICTV; The Illusion is her graduation film. She has also directed the fiction short films The Window (2005) and Parents (2005), and the documentary shorts How to build a boat (2006), Fatherland (2007) and The Earth Goes Round (2007).


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Si Seguimos Vivos

Cuba
Si Seguimos Vivos / If Alive
Juliana Fanjual. 2010.
Cuba. Documentary. 23 min. N.Y. Premiere.

A brief look at the life of an elderly group of women who live in a nursing home. Their bodies, their voices, their time, their rituals, their obsession.


FESTIVALS/AWARDS
32 International Festival of New Latin American Cinema 2010, Cuba.
All It’s True International Film Festival 2010, Brazil.
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JULIANA FANJUL

Juliana Fanjul studied Communications at the Universidad Iberoamericana and studied film at EICTV, Cuba. She has worked as assistant director on three feature films and several commercials. She is currently preparing to participate as a guest student at the University of Konrad Wolf Film and Television.

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Yo Dual

Cuba
Yo Dual
Alana Simoes. 2007.
Cuba. Documentary. 15 min. N.Y. Premiere.

A documentary on a Cuban artist dealing with the duality of his own personality that reflects aspects of the duality of his own country.

FESTIVALS/AWARDS
Barcelona Gay & Lesbian International Film Festival 2009, Spain.
Alana Simoes

ALANA SIMOES

Alana Simoes studied film at EICTV in Cuba. She has directed Martí (2007), Taxi Libre (2008), and Script (2000).

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Pedro-de-Bella-Vista-y-su sueno

Dominican
Pedro de Bella Vista y su sueño / Pedro de Bella Vista and his Dream
Rodrigo Montealegre. 2011.
Dominican Republic. Documentary. 15 min.



Rodrigo Montealegre wants to make a documentary about Pedro, a Dominican shoe-shiner he has known since he was four years old. But Pedro has his own project and an uneasy collaboration is born between the two.

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RODRIGO MONTEALEGRE

After graduating from Brad College in 2009, Rodrigo Montealegre moved back to Dominican Republic, where he is currently writing the script for his first feature film, a post-apocalyptic action movie.



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papa esta en el cielo

Dominican
Papá está en el cielo / Daddy's in Heaven
Francisco Rodríguez. 2010.
Dominican Republic. Fiction. 6 min. N.Y. Premiere

During the Trujillo dictatorship, Manolo is forced into hiding due to his opposition to the regime. His wife and son will have to confront the authorities and conceal Manolo.

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FRANCISCO RODRIGUEZ

Francisco Rodríguez (Dominican Republic, 1977) studied film, TV and photography at the Universidad Autónoma de Santo Domingo. He has written and directed the shorts La carta and La enemiga, and he is currently working on the script for his first feature, an adaptation of Luis R. Santos’ Princesa de capotillo.



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morir en montecristi

Dominican
Morir en Montecristi / Dying in Montecristi
Frank López. 2010.
Dominican Republic. Fiction. 8 min. NY Premiere.


Dying in Montecristi tells the story of Fernando, a foreigner who decides to spend his dying days in a small, coastal town situated on the far northeastern corner of the Dominican Republic. Fernando battles his terminal illness by writing a letter full of nostalgia and memories that reveals Fernando’s final journey to his destiny.

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Garcia

Dominican
García
Student Collective (FUNGLODE). 2010.
Dominican Republic. Fiction. 5 min.

For Garcia, that fateful day many of us fear finally arrives: his employer tells him his services are no longer needed. But Garcia won’t be leaving without a fight.


DIRECTED BY

García was made in the Dominican Republic under the auspices of FUNGLODE (Global Foundation for Democracy and Development), Basanta Films and Vin Diesel's One Race Film Foundation in the framwork of a film worshop tought by NYU professor Irving Vincent.

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tu te acuerdas

Dominican
¿Tú te acuerdas? / Do You Remember?
Jorgy Cruz Soto. 2010.
Dominican Republic. Documentary. 13 min. U.S. Premiere

The film leads us through a chain of events in Santo Domingo that express the unmistakable naturalness of the Dominican islander and the inherited, accepted, and double moral standards and chauvinism that grows in the environment.


JORDY CRUZ SOTO

Jordy Cruz studied Media in the Film and TV School Septima-Ars, Madrid, and Film Production and Direction at the New School University in New York. He has worked in production, direction and lighting in numerous short films and TV commercials for the U.S.

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Prometeo_deportado

Ecuador
Prometeo Deportado / Deporting Prometeo
Fernando Mieles. 2010.
Ecuador/Venezuela. Fiction. 112 min. N.Y. Premiere.
Film in competition.

A group of Ecuadorian travelers wait at an airport in the First World for a response from the immigration officials. As time passes, there are more and more Ecuadorians and the waiting unveils illusions, fears, and their real reasons of travel, mirroring a country: Ecuador.


FESTIVALS/AWARDS
32th International Festival of New Latin American Cinema 2010, Cuba.
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FERNANDO MIELES

Fernando Mieles studied film at EICTV in Cuba, where he directed many short films like Opus Nigrum. Between 2001-2006, he filmed the material that he made into his documentary Descartes (2007). Deporting Prometeo is considered the highest grossing Ecuadorian film of the year and is based on the personal experience of the director, who was deported from Madrid’s airport.


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El Salvador
YO / ME
Francisco Flores. 2010.
El Salvador. Fiction. 10 min. U.S. Premiere.

In a visit to the corner of his dreams, José finds the beauty of the woman he wants to be. The short dream and the joining of the “real” world will invite him to stay in his magic corner.

FESTIVALS/AWARDS
Special Mention, XIII Film and Video Festival of Central America 2010, Guatemala.
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FRANCISCO FLORES

Francisco Flores worked as assistant producer on the documentary Llevarte al mar and as producer in La piedra y la semilla, a film about the indigenous communities in Guatemala. He is currently the producer of Tripode Audiovisual in San Salvador.


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Ri_Wachik

Guatemala
RI WACHIK (MI SUEÑO) / RI WACHIK (MY DREAM)
Berta Lidia Chirix. 2010.
Guatemala. Fiction. 9 min. U.S. Premiere

Jacinta, a six-year-old MayaKaqchikel indigenous girl from the interior of Guatemala dreams of being a shoemaker like her father. However, her environment is very traditional and women are expected to stick to housework.

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BERTA LIDIA CHIRIX

Berta, a Mayan filmmaker, has worked in production in the short film De azul al cielo (2005) and in the report about adolescent mothers for the CNN. In 2010 she directed Ri Wachik inside the Film and TV Central American Workshop by Casa Comal and she has recently worked in the program “Sabor de tierra.”


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Pastillas de colores

Guatemala
PASTILLITAS DE COLORES / COLORED LITTLE PILLS
Carlos F. Lux Oliveros. 2010.
Guatemala. Documentary. 22 min. U.S. Premiere.

The film shows the reality of a group of Guatemalan children housed in the Hospice of San Jose, dedicated to helping and allowing children with HIV to live with dignity. Despite their problems, we see how their life is full of color, imagination, and innocence.

FESTIVALS/AWARDS
Best Documentary Film School of Film and TV Casa Comal, XIII Film and Video Festival of Central America 2010, Guatemala.
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CARLOS F. LUX OLIVEROS

Born in California in 1991, Carlos has lived in Guatemala for the most part of his life. Having graduated from the Film and TV School Casa Comal in 2010, he is the producer of the short film Le pasó al amigo de un amigo (2009) and has worked as assistant director in the feature film Toque de queda (2010).


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ixquic

Guatemala
IXQUIC
Cesar Manuel León Osorio. 2010.
Guatemala. Fiction. 5 min. U.S Premiere.

Ixquic, a 12-year-old girl, is placed in a Catholic school and decides to express her Mayan faith at the time of her baptism. Although she is punished for this transgression, her spirit inspires her comrades.

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CESAR MANUEL LEÓN OSORIO

Originally from Quiche, Guatemala, he graduated with a degree in Graphic Design with a concentration in Publicity from the University of San Carlos in Guatemala City. Coordinator of the first Cultural Festival of Chichicastenango in 2009, he has also worked as the designer of the launch campaign of the touristic image of Chichicastenango.


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la-pila_photo

Guatemala
LA PILA / THE WASH HOUSE
Fernando Martínez. 2010.
Guatemala. Fiction. 9 min. U.S. Premiere.

In everyday conversations of a group of women around the washhouse in a small rural village, Tencha, Joan, and Christina discover their lives are connected by a lie.

FESTIVALS/AWARDS
XIII Film and Video Festival of Central America 2010, Guatemala.
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FERNANDO MARTÍNEZ

Fernando (Guatemala, 1984) directed his first short El burlador de Antigua prior to his collaboration with the new wave of Guatemalan productions (Gerardi, La vaca, Fe or Toque de queda). He directed La pila in Casa Comal’s Central America film workshop and he is currently producing a feature documentary about Guatemalan rural films.


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Guatemala
EL REGRESO DE LENCHO / THE RETURN OF LENCHO
Mario Rosales. 2011.
Guatemala. Fiction. 100 min. World Premiere.
Film in Competition.

After a decade in New York, graffiti artist Lencho returns to Guatemala. Eager to bring artistic expression to his country, Lencho assembles a collective of artists to produce public art projects of social impact and organizes an art festival in a small indigenous village.


MARIO ROSALES

Mario Rosales

Rosales received his BA in Communication Studies from Rafael Landivar University in Guatemala City and moved to New York in 2002 to pursue an MFA in Media Arts Production. His thesis film, The Killing of Diogenes (2004), won best cinematography at the Cityvisions Film Festival. He is currently a Senior Editor at CUNY TV, where his show Nueva York won the NY Emmy for Best Magazine Series 2009-2010.


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va-querer-cafe

Honduras
¿VA QUERER CAFÉ? / DO YOU WANT SOME COFFEE?
Salvador Fernando Aquilar Estrada. 2010.
Honduras. Fiction. 17 min. U.S. Premiere.

It’s 1969 and during the war between Honduras and El Salvador, a soldier is sent to guard the border from a hill where a small house where an old woman and her daughter live and where a love story based on a whim and disillusionment from the war begins.

FESTIVALS/AWARDS
Special Mention, XIII Film and Video Festival of Central America 2010, Guatemala.
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SALVADOR FERNANDO AGUILAR ESTRADA

Salvador (Honduras, 1988) has directed the shorts Les filles du majordomes, Le destin de Salvatore y La chute d’un Ange, which participated in the French competitions of Central America. He has also directed 2 videos for English language learning and an ad for the French Alliance of Tegucigalpa, Honduras.




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Blattangelus

Mexico
BLATTANGELUS
Araceli Santana. Mexico. 2010.
Documentary. 70 min. U.S. Premiere
Film in Competition.

Since childhood, Jorge’s homosexuality had created a conflict that ended when he moved away from the precepts of his religion. But the counsel of a priest reconciles him with his faith and leads him to head a church that brings gays closer to a God who promotes responsibility and awareness of their freedom.

FESTIVALS/AWARDS
Morelia International Film Festival 2010, Mexico.
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ARACELI SANTANA

Born in Mexico City, Araceli Santana studied Business Administration at the University of Las Américas, and holds an MA in Literary Appreciation and Creation from the Casa Lam Culture Centre. She is a member of the General Association of Writers of Mexico (SOGEM) and the Mexican Association of Directors and Makers of Audiovisual Works. She is currently preparing her next full-length documentary project.




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Mexico
CORAZÓN DEL TIEMPO / HEART OF TIME
Alberto Cortés. 2009.
Mexico/Spain. Fiction. 90 min. N.Y. Premiere.
Film in Competition.

In the middle of the Zapatista struggle in Chiapas, Sonia has been betrothed. But her passion for the rebel fighter Julio puts the security of her community and the rebels in jeopardy and Sonia will have to take on the struggles of love in the heart of time.

FESTIVALS/AWARDS
Mayahuel Award for Best Director, Guadalajara International Film Festival, 2009, Mexico.
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ALBERTO CORTÉS

Born in Mexico City in 1952, Alberto Cortés studied film at the Centro Universitario de Estudios Cinematográficos, majoring in Directing and Editing in 1979. He has directed numerous feature films, documentaries, telefilms and shorts. Among them are his first documentary La tierra de los Tepehuas (1982), for which he won an Ariel, and his first feature Amor a la vuelta de la esquina (1985), followed by Ciudad de ciegos (1991) and Violeta (1997).


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argentina Mexico
TE EXTRAÑO / I MISS YOU
Fabián Hofman. 2010.
Mexico/Argentina. Fiction. 96 min. N.Y. Premiere.
Film in competition.

I Miss You explores adolescence and the birth of individual identity following Javier, a 15-year-old Argentinean boy who leaves his home for Mexico City burdened with the tragedy of his missing brother, a premature separation from his family and the weight of collective guilt.

FESTIVALS/AWARDS
Berlin International Film Festival 2010, Germany.
Guadalajara International Film Festival 2010, Mexico.
Seattle International Film Festival 2010, U.S.A.
Montreal World Film Festival 2010, Canada.
Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival, 2010, Brazil.
Chicago International Film Festival 2010, U.S.A.
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FABIAN HOFMAN

Born in Buenos Aires in 1960, Hofman graduated as a photographer at the Neri Bloomfield School of Design in Haifa, Israel in 1982. Throughout his long career, he has received numerous awards, such as the Coca Cola in Science and Arts photography award and the Grant “Intercultural Film/Video.” Since 1998 he has held the position of Academic Director of the Mexican Centro de Capacitación Cinematográfica and Project Chairman of new technologies in the Multimedia Department.


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Mexico
VIAJE REDONDO / ROUND TRIP
Gerardo Tort. 2009. Mexico.
Fiction. 102 min. N.Y. Premiere.
Film in Competition.

Two women who casually meet at the same bus stop are forced by circumstance to spend two nights together in an environment completely unknown to them. Despite their differences, they create bonds of sympathy, tenderness and friendship.

FESTIVALS/AWARDS
Best Mexican Feature, Best Actress & Reccommended Mexican feature for the Golden Globes, Guadalajara Film Festival 2009, Mexico.
Best Actress, 50th Cartagena Film Festival 2010, Colombia.
Best Actress, Amiens International Film Festival 2009, France.
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GERARDO TORT

Gerardo Tort (Mexico, 1958) studied film at the Ibero-American University. For 15 years he has worked in the film industry and director and producer of commercials. He is the director of the features Streeters (2001), which won 11 Ariel awards (the Mexican equivalent of the Oscars), and 13 latidos de amor (2006). His short film The Departure (2003) was selected by Critic’s Week at Cannes Film Festival.


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voladora

Mexico
VOLADORA / VOLADORA: A FLYING WOMAN
Chloe Campero. 2008.
Mexico. Documentary. 11 min. N.Y Premiere.

An intimate portrait about a flying woman dancer from Veracruz who dreams of continuing “flying,” and a look at the communities of the Veracruz sierra and their mysticism, their festivities, their rituals and illusions.

FESTIVALS/AWARDS
Best Film, Morelia Indigenous Video Festival 2009, Mexico.
Expresión en Corto International Film Festival 2008, Mexico.
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CHLOE CAMPERO

Born in Mexico City, Chloe Campero works and is one of the promoters of the House of Media and Communication Center for Indigenous Arts of Papantla, Veracruz. She has also worked as assistant director on the documentaries Turbulencias (1996) and Los músicos (2002).


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El-llanto-de-la-tierra

Mexico
EL LLANTO DE LA TIERRA / THE CRYING OF THE EARTH
Lucio Olmos. 2008.
Mexico. Fiction. 8 min. N.Y.Premiere.

The film shows the damage people have done to the environment by its consumptive lifestyle and how the Totonac people respect their environment and the natural resources, which are so sacred to them.

FESTIVALS/AWARDS
Morelia Indigenous Film Festival 2009, Mexico.
The Dreaming Film Festival 2009 & 2010, Australia.
La Cinta Corta Film Festival 2008, Ecuador.
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LUCIO OLMOS

Born in Veracruz in 1963, Lucio Olmos studied in Center for the Indigenous Arts of Papantala, Veracruz and currently manages the broadcast area of the Northern State Region of Veracruz. He has directed numerous shorts and documentaries shown in festivals in Mexico and abroad.


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persecucion

Nicaragua
PERSECUCIÓN / CHASE
Emanuel Girón. 2010.
Nicaragua. Fiction. 4 min. N.Y. Premiere.

Persecution delves into the physiology of a woman who is subjected to a lack of freedom and security as a result of the unequal conditions that rule the patriarchal society in which she lives.

FESTIVALS/AWARDS
Special Mention, XIII Film and Video Festival of Central America 2010, Guatemala.
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EMANUEL GIRÓN

Born in Colombia, Emanuel worked first in film photography and later as social researcher and interviewer for a documentary about domestic violence. Since then his work focuses on socio-political themes.




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Hombre_atado_auna_silla

Panama
HOMBRE ATADO A UNA SILLA / A MAN TIED TO A CHAIR
Enrique Pérez. 2008.
Panama. Fiction. 9 min.

A man wakes up in the middle of a desolate road and realizes that he is tied to a chair. The man asks for help to everyone who is on the road, but no one seems willing to untie him.

FESTIVALS/AWARDS
Cortocircuito Short Film Festival 2010, U.S.A.
Best Short, Festival Icaro of Film and Video 2008, Guatemala.
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ENRIQUE PÉREZ

Born in Panama, Enrique Pérez travelled to Cuba after producing and directing several short films to study at the International School of Film and Television of Cuba. He recently directed his first feature film, Pure Mule (2009), in Guatemala City and is preparing to direct his second film.




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Peru
VALENTINO Y EL CLAN DEL CAN / VALENTINO AND THE CLAN OF THE CAN
David Bisbano. 2008.
Peru. Animation. 80 min. NY Premiere


The film depicts the life of Valentino, a small brave dog who, after losing his family is lucky to find The Clan of the Can, a group of dogs that are fun and loving and with whom Valentino will have many adventures.


FESTIVALS/AWARDS
Best Animation Guadalajara Film Festival 2009, Mexico.

DAVID BISBANO

Born in Buenos Aires in 1974, David Bisbano is the director, screenwriter and editor of the feature fiction film María y Juan -no se conocen y simpatizan- (2005).

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La Mitad

United States
LA MITAD
Ben Chace. 2010.
USA. Documentary. 33 min. World Premiere.

Andrés, a young Cuban-American travels to Havana to find the places that his father, who left Cuba at age 13, described in childhood stories. As he meanders through Cuba, the melancholy of his father’s memories and the early moments of the Revolution reappear.

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BEN CHACE

Ben Chace is a 28 year-old filmmaker and musician who lives in Brooklyn. His first feature, Wah Do Dem, won the juror’s award at the 2009 Los Angeles Film Festival and had international theatrical distribution. He met Mario and Andrés while studying at St. Paul’s School in Concord, NH. Ben performs regularly with his band Bird Dog in and around New York City.



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La Salsa Cubana

Cuba United States
LA SALSA CUBANA
Eric Johnson & Sarita Streng. 2011.
USA/Cuba. Documentary. 81min. World Premiere.
Film in Competition.

A true story about Cuban salsa dancing, the film follows a dance group from Havana striving to win the national dance competition. Enter a world of vibrant dancing, fascinating relationships, wonderful music, and colorful imagery.

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ERIC JOSEPH & SARITA STRENG

After receiving engineering degrees from UC Berkeley and Stanford, in 2003 Johnson moved to Cuba to study dance at the Instituto Superior de Arte. He is currently the director and choreographer of the performing dance group Rueda San Diego and teaches Cuban dance at the University of California. Streng has an M.A. in Dance from UCLA and has taught dance at various community colleges in California and at the University of New Mexico. She currently runs the Community Dance Program at the National Hispanic Cultural Center in Albuquerque.



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LosRostrosFacesBehind

United States
LOS ROSTROS DETRÁS DE LAS MUÑECAS / THE FACES BEHIND MADAME ALEXANDER DOLLS
Freddy Vargas. 2010.
EEUU/Dominican Republic. Documentary. 60 min. World Premiere.
Film in Competition.

This documentary is a tribute to the Dominican and Latin American workers of the “Madame Alexander Doll Company”, because of their dedication to the creation of beautiful dolls that have delighted children and adults around the world. Doll collectors range from queens, business women, actresses, to world leaders. They are the artists, seamstress and stylists, who dress, put together, and take apart these dolls. These workers contribute to the culture, fame and elegance of this industry. The factory was founded by Beatrice Alexander Behrman, a Brooklyn woman from Russian descent in 1923.

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FREDDY VARGAS

Freddy Vargas (Dominican Republic) studied film at St. John's University, where he won multiple awards for his shorts Uptown (1994) and Víctor (1995). Since graduating, he has directed, produced, and written multiple award-winning films. His screenplay for Hispaniola (2007) won the HBO/NYILFF Short Film Competition, which awarded him $15,000 to produce the film. Currently, he is developing his fiction film debut Pinchos y Rolos, a musical comedy, from the 2008 short of the same title.



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Operation_PP

Cuba United States
OPERATION PETER PAN: FLYING BACK TO CUBA / OPERACIÓN PETER PAN: CERRANDO EL CÍRCULO EN CUBA
Estela Bravo. 2010.
USA/Cuba. Documentary. 57 min. U.S. Premiere
Film in competition.


Between 1960-1962 more than 14.000 unaccompanied Cuban children were sent by their parents to the US to "save them from the Revolution", in an Operation by the State Department called Peter Pan. 50 years later, a group of Peter Pans return to Cuba to make peace with their past.

FESTIVALS/AWARDS
Coral Award for Best Documentary of a Non Latin American Filmmaker, 32th International Festival of New Latin American Cinema 2010, Havana.
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ESTELA BRAVO

For the last 40 years Estela Bravo's 30 award winning films on Latin America, the Caribbean, Africa, and the US  focus on the victims (especially children) of unjustice, poverty and war.  Some of her most outstanding films are Missing Children (1985), Holy Father and Gloria (1987), The Cuban Excludables (1994), Fidel (2002) and Who am I? (2007).



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Villa_Lobos_por_una_soprano

United States
VILLA-LOBOS POR UMA SOPRANO / VILLA-LOBOS BY A SOPRANO
Ivy Goulart. 2011.
USA. Documentary. 35 min. World Premiere.

An inspiring and intimate reflection on the work of the greatest Brazilian composer, Heitor Villa-Lobos, by Brazilian soprano Stela Brandão.

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IVY GOULART

Ivy Goulart is a Brazilian actor, filmmaker and producer. He has written, directed and co-produced seven award winning films (documentary and fiction), most notably his first feature film “Beyond the Light” (2010), which was also honored by the United Nations and UNESCO. The young director has recently received the “Brazilian Press Award” for his achievement in cinema and was named “Lusophone Personality of the Year” by the Strasbourg University.



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JAGGER
Gabriel Flores. 2010.
Venezuela/USA. Fiction. 9 min.

After leaving The Rolling Stones, Mick Jagger looks for an opportunity to continue his career as a solo artist.

FESTIVALS/AWARDS
Gizzi’s Caffe Sunday Night Screenings 2010, USA.
Corto Circuito Latino Short Film Festival of New York 2010, USA.
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GABRIEL FLORES

Born in Venezuela, Gabriel started his career writing and directing children’s plays. In 2000, he relocated to New York, where he obtained a BFA in Filmmaking and a MFA in Writing and Directing at the City College of New York. His production “We Are Not Garbage, Nor Are We Pollution. What Is The Solution?” will be launched in 2011 as part of the Harlem Recycling Project.




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Venezuela United States
JAGGER
Gabriel Flores. 2010.
Venezuela/USA. Fiction. 9 min.

After leaving The Rolling Stones, Mick Jagger looks for an opportunity to continue his career as a solo artist.

FESTIVALS/AWARDS
Gizzi’s Caffe Sunday Night Screenings 2010, USA.
Corto Circuito Latino Short Film Festival of New York 2010, USA.
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GABRIEL FLORES

Born in Venezuela, Gabriel started his career writing and directing children’s plays. In 2000, he relocated to New York, where he obtained a BFA in Filmmaking and a MFA in Writing and Directing at the City College of New York. His production “We Are Not Garbage, Nor Are We Pollution. What Is The Solution?” will be launched in 2011 as part of the Harlem Recycling Project.




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Italia Cuba
MI POGOLOTTI QUERIDO / MY BELOVED POGOLOTTI
Enrica Viola. 2010.
Italy-Cuba. Documentary. 57 min. U.S. Premiere.

Graziella Pogolotti is a high cultivated woman, a scholar, and, moreover, a respected Cuban intellectual. She pieces together the story of her ancestors, caught between historical events and family memories: from her grandfather Dino, the Italian emigrant who built the eponymous neighborhood, to her father Marcelo, an important Caribbean avant-garde painter. The tale of her family is intertwined with accounts of people who will bring to life the Barrio Pogolotti. We enter homes where people practice Santeria, meet elders playing dominoes and recalling the good old days, and spend time wtih famous artists, such as the musician Oscar Valdes, proudly living in a working-class neighborhood.

FESTIVALS/AWARDS
Special screening, 32th International Festival of New Latin American Cinema 2010, Cuba.
ENRICA VIOLA

ENRICA VIOLA

Enrica Viola is born in Turin (Italy) In 1997 she attended a social documentary school in Turin and graduate in cinema semiotics. Her first work was a video-portrait of the artist Marcello Piccardo. She worked as both director and author for several magazines and documentaries for Raisat (the Italian national satellite broadcasting channel). Since 2008 she acts as an independent author and producer. “My Pogolotti Querido” is her most recent documentary.


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MI POGOLOTTI QUERIDO / MY BELOVED POGOLOTTI
Enrica Viola. 2010.
Italy-Cuba. Documentary. 57 min. U.S. Premiere.

Graziella Pogolotti is a high cultivated woman, a scholar, and, moreover, a respected Cuban intellectual. She pieces together the story of her ancestors, caught between historical events and family memories: from her grandfather Dino, the Italian emigrant who built the eponymous neighborhood, to her father Marcelo, an important Caribbean avant-garde painter. The tale of her family is intertwined with accounts of people who will bring to life the Barrio Pogolotti. We enter homes where people practice Santeria, meet elders playing dominoes and recalling the good old days, and spend time wtih famous artists, such as the musician Oscar Valdes, proudly living in a working-class neighborhood.

FESTIVALS/AWARDS
Special screening, 32th International Festival of New Latin American Cinema 2010, Cuba.
ENRICA VIOLA

ENRICA VIOLA

Enrica Viola is born in Turin (Italy) In 1997 she attended a social documentary school in Turin and graduate in cinema semiotics. Her first work was a video-portrait of the artist Marcello Piccardo. She worked as both director and author for several magazines and documentaries for Raisat (the Italian national satellite broadcasting channel). Since 2008 she acts as an independent author and producer. “My Pogolotti Querido” is her most recent documentary.


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Italia Cuba
MI POGOLOTTI QUERIDO / MY BELOVED POGOLOTTI
Enrica Viola. 2010.
Italy-Cuba. Documentary. 57 min. U.S. Premiere.

Graziella Pogolotti is a high cultivated woman, a scholar, and, moreover, a respected Cuban intellectual. She pieces together the story of her ancestors, caught between historical events and family memories: from her grandfather Dino, the Italian emigrant who built the eponymous neighborhood, to her father Marcelo, an important Caribbean avant-garde painter. The tale of her family is intertwined with accounts of people who will bring to life the Barrio Pogolotti. We enter homes where people practice Santeria, meet elders playing dominoes and recalling the good old days, and spend time wtih famous artists, such as the musician Oscar Valdes, proudly living in a working-class neighborhood.

FESTIVALS/AWARDS
Special screening, 32th International Festival of New Latin American Cinema 2010, Cuba.
ENRICA VIOLA

ENRICA VIOLA

Enrica Viola is born in Turin (Italy) In 1997 she attended a social documentary school in Turin and graduate in cinema semiotics. Her first work was a video-portrait of the artist Marcello Piccardo. She worked as both director and author for several magazines and documentaries for Raisat (the Italian national satellite broadcasting channel). Since 2008 she acts as an independent author and producer. “My Pogolotti Querido” is her most recent documentary.


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La Salsa Cubana

Cuba United States
LA SALSA CUBANA
Eric Johnson & Sarita Streng. 2011.
USA/Cuba. Documentary. 81min. World Premiere.
Film in Competition.

A true story about Cuban salsa dancing, the film follows a dance group from Havana striving to win the national dance competition. Enter a world of vibrant dancing, fascinating relationships, wonderful music, and colorful imagery.

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ERIC JOSEPH & SARITA STRENG

After receiving engineering degrees from UC Berkeley and Stanford, in 2003 Johnson moved to Cuba to study dance at the Instituto Superior de Arte. He is currently the director and choreographer of the performing dance group Rueda San Diego and teaches Cuban dance at the University of California. Streng has an M.A. in Dance from UCLA and has taught dance at various community colleges in California and at the University of New Mexico. She currently runs the Community Dance Program at the National Hispanic Cultural Center in Albuquerque.



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Operation_PP

Cuba United States
OPERATION PETER PAN: FLYING BACK TO CUBA / OPERACIÓN PETER PAN: CERRANDO EL CÍRCULO EN CUBA
Estela Bravo. 2010.
USA/Cuba. Documentary. 57 min. U.S. Premiere
Film in competition.


Between 1960-1962 more than 14.000 unaccompanied Cuban children were sent by their parents to the US to "save them from the Revolution", in an Operation by the State Department called Peter Pan. 50 years later, a group of Peter Pans return to Cuba to make peace with their past.

FESTIVALS/AWARDS
Coral Award for Best Documentary of a Non Latin American Filmmaker, 32th International Festival of New Latin American Cinema 2010, Havana.
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ESTELA BRAVO

For the last 40 years Estela Bravo's 30 award winning films on Latin America, the Caribbean, Africa, and the US  focus on the victims (especially children) of unjustice, poverty and war.  Some of her most outstanding films are Missing Children (1985), Holy Father and Gloria (1987), The Cuban Excludables (1994), Fidel (2002) and Who am I? (2007).



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TE EXTRAÑO / I MISS YOU
Fabián Hofman. 2010.
Mexico/Argentina. Fiction. 96 min. N.Y. Premiere.
Film in competition.

I Miss You explores adolescence and the birth of individual identity following Javier, a 15-year-old Argentinean boy who leaves his home for Mexico City burdened with the tragedy of his missing brother, a premature separation from his family and the weight of collective guilt.

FESTIVALS/AWARDS
Berlin International Film Festival 2010, Germany.
Guadalajara International Film Festival 2010, Mexico.
Seattle International Film Festival 2010, U.S.A.
Montreal World Film Festival 2010, Canada.
Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival, 2010, Brazil.
Chicago International Film Festival 2010, U.S.A.
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FABIAN HOFMAN

Born in Buenos Aires in 1960, Hofman graduated as a photographer at the Neri Bloomfield School of Design in Haifa, Israel in 1982. Throughout his long career, he has received numerous awards, such as the Coca Cola in Science and Arts photography award and the Grant “Intercultural Film/Video.” Since 1998 he has held the position of Academic Director of the Mexican Centro de Capacitación Cinematográfica and Project Chairman of new technologies in the Multimedia Department.


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INTERACTIVO, LA PELÍCULA / INTERACTIVO, THE MOVIE
Tané Martínez. 2011.
Cuba/Usa. Documentary. 72 min. World Premiere.
Film in Competition.

Interactivo is a Cuban band led by Roberto Carcassés. The launch of its new album "Cubans around the World" drives the story as we journey with their members through a profound meditation on migration, freedom, and Cuban music.

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TANÉ MARTÍNEZ

Director and editor Tané Martínez (1981, Cuba) studied acting at the Cuban Escuela Nacional de Arte and filmmaking at Mexico’s Centro de Capacitación Cinematográfica. She is the director of the documentaries Paquete familiar (2004) and Tengo lo que tenía que tener (2008) and the short film Malos días mi amor (2005).


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