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 Cuban Female Film Makers is one of the subjects in the agenda of the XVII National
 Cinema Critics Workshop, an event that will take place on March 16 until March 21 in Camaguey. 

This year version, to be celebrated in this capital, permanent setting of the event, will be held at Nuevo Mundo Video Hall, the first of its kind in Cuba, inaugurated in October, 1986.

The subjects to be discussed, besides the already mentioned Cuban Female Film Makers, will deal with the 50th Anniversary of Cuban Film Library and the work of young Cuban film makers, affirmed essayist Juan Antonio García, member of the event organizing committee.

García asserted that invitations have been sent to representatives of different cinema branches like film library members, movie makers, actors, script writers and specialized critics.

A movie sample will be also part of the event; the program includes the exhibition of movies during the whole month of March and the presentation of books and plastic arts expositions.

An idea born in Camagüey, the National Workshop is an example of the development achieved by audiovisual creators in the province, mostly shown through their labor at the local TV station, the studios of the Higher Arts Institute local branch, cinema-clubs and movie related events, two of the last showing already an international character.

The first images filmed in the territory were taken back in 1909, a couple of short-films, produced and directed by Enrique Pérez Quesada, regarded as the founder of Cuban cinematography.

Between 1959 and 1961, there was a local channel in town, Channel 11, which is considered as the first TV station out of Havana.

Source: Adelante Online

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