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

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

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

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

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

A selection of compelling documentaries

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

Special programming for children at The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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

Events with Filmmakers

Receptions and parties with Latin American delegates

Havana Film Festival New York Sponsors

Sponsorship opportunities are currently available for the 2009 HFFNY edition. For information on the many benefits that come along with being a festival sponsor, please navigate to Corporate Support.

HFFNY would like to thank all of our past sponsors for their support over the past 10 years! Your generosity has allowed us to grow and cement our festival as a landmark in the cultural landscape of New York City.

HFFNY 2009 Sponsors to date:

Latin Media & Entertainment CommissionNew York State Council on the ArtsNew York City Dept. of Cultural AffairsImmigrant Heritage Week/ Mayor's Office

HFFNY 2009 is made possible with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency and in part by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.


NBCTelemundo 47


El Diario La PrensaThe Maritime HotelThe Bowery HotelNational Arts ClubTD Bank/Hispanic Chamber of Commerce


King Juan Carlos I of Spain CenterQueens Theatre in the ParkCopacabana PizzaLatino Artists Round TableNYRemezclaWBAI


Divino MagazineLICP GraphicsXael Charters


Centro de Estudios Puertorriqueños, Hunter College, CUNYBronx Museum of the ArtsThe Metropolitan Museum of ArtThe Plumm

Il BucoQuad CinemaRockamediaMarazul ChartersCaribe Cargo

Alternalatino.comCL LOUNGELuque Productions

Bloc Group Flowers By Special ArrangementLexPark Studio

Academic Arrangements AbroadCenter for Cuban StudiesGiovanna's Restaurant