Call to The 29th International Festival of the New Latin American Cinema by its President Alfredo Guevara
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- Arts and Culture
- Central America
- South America
- 10 / 20 / 2007
The Festivals program comprises the main Contest with its competing sections, as usual the General Information Program on the works in contest, a comprehensive panorama of the New Cinema and of Contemporaneous Cinema displayed in Showings and Homage Activities, Retrospectives, Posters Contest and Exhibitions, Plastic Art Exhibitions, Concerts, Dance Performances, Presentation of new books, a Contest of Unpublished Scripts and if feasible a workshop would be included aimed at the search of new ideas and scripts. In this respect the more abundant and appealing, the better.
Loyal to its self-renovating tradition, the 29th edition of the festival would count on Reflection Seminars-Workshops in the search for new questions and answers. However, as the non-existence of absolute answers is a known fact, to provoke concern is the main objective in these workshops.
The Festival abides by the following principle: to get acquainted and promote knowledge; to compare works, develop debates; to facilitate encounters, dialogues, meetings; to discover differences and learn from them, to benefit all from the astonishing amplitude of diversity. By deepening knowledge on our peoples in such a face to face manner we would be planting bridges of solidarity, and planting bridges seems a good motto for the International Festival of the New Latin American Cinema. And I hope that this same motto would pervade all forms of encounters and exchange between Latin American filmmakers and of the world too. Bridges and more bridges to be built up and crossed, is for the cinematographic movement, the main task and objective of the 29th International Festival of the New Latin American Cinema.
* Alfredo Guevara, President of the 29th International Festival of the New Latin American Cinema and founder of the Cuban Cinematographic Arts and Industry Institute.