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8th Festival of Poor Cinema Returns to Gibara

The city of Gibara, Holguin, will be once again the venue for the International Festival of Poor Cinema, in its eighth celebration; an encounter that promotes audiovisual materials made with little economic resources, but with an elevated aesthetic level that defends the originality.

Between April 19-25 film directors from over the world will be reunited there, a sample of the interest of keeping a space of artistic creation that doesn’t depend on the large commercial circuits and that always makes a bet for what’s authentic and against the grain of the current globalizing tendencies in the culture.

Besides the fiction, documentary film, experimental cinema, and video-art competition, the event awards Scale Projects and Unpublished Scripts for Feature films, includes theoretical forums and homage activities.

The Poor Cinema Festival was born off the hand of the teacher of celluloid in Cuba, Humberto Solas (1941 – 2008) who has become the spirit of this reunion and was always a committed artist to encourage the development of art.


10/04/2010 at 12:29 pm Leave a comment

More news on the Festival of New Producers – La Habana

The 9th edition of the Festival of New Producers, which will take place in this capital until Sunday, was inaugurated on Tuesday with a novel performance by Cuban filmmaker Juan Carlos Cremata at Havana’s Chaplin Movie Theater.

During the inaugural gala, by breaking usual standards of cinematographic screening, the audience enjoyed a show in which elements of Afro-Cuban folklore were harmoniously combined, in a stage performance that surprised the public. (more…)

24/02/2010 at 8:56 pm Leave a comment

Classic Film on Revolutionary Cuba in Minnesota

Carleton to Screen “Lucia,” Classic Film on Revolutionary Cuba

The Carleton College Art Gallery will present a screening of Humberto Solas’ 1969 movie “Lucia” on Tuesday, January 26 at 7 p.m. in the Boliou Hall auditorium. Carol Donelan, associate professor of cinema and media studies, and Yansi Perez, assistant professor of Spanish, will introduce the film, which charts women’s roles during three separate periods in Cuban history.

This showing coincides with the art gallery’s current exhibition of Latin American social and political posters from the 1950s to the present, which includes a publicity poster for the “Lucia.” This event is free and open to the public. (more…)

22/01/2010 at 9:00 pm Leave a comment

Cuban film season opened in Cairo

A week of Cuban cinema at the Egyptian Centre of International Cultural Cooperation was opeed on November 19.

Due to the strong links between the Cuban Embassy in El Cairo and the Sector of International Cultural Relationships of the Egyptian Cultural Ministry and following a proposal made by the Cuban Institute of Cinematographic Art and Industry (ICAIC, after its initials in Spanish), was opened the week of Cuban cinema at the Egyptian Centre of International Cultural Cooperation. (more…)

28/11/2009 at 8:49 pm

Argentinean film to open the Havana Film Festival

Argentine opens once again the event with a Juan José Campanellá‘s film.

As in previous edition, the 31st International Film Festival of New Latin American Cinema proves that south also exists. I evoke Pino Solanas’s emblematic film that won the Coral because Argentine opens once again the event with Juan José Campanella’s film “El secreto de tus ojos”.


28/11/2009 at 8:27 pm

Cuban film conquers India

NEW DELHI: Its rum and cigars are famous; its politics even more so. What is less known and seldom talked about is Cuba’s thriving art scene and film culture, the focus of ‘Cuban Arts and Revolution’, a series of events organized by Delhi University’s Germanic and Romance Studies department in collaboration with Cuban Embassy and LeftWord Books. The main features of the event were an art exhibition, a seminar and a film fest that ended on Wednesday. (more…)

28/11/2009 at 12:09 am Leave a comment

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