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San Antonio de los Baños International Film School, founded 20 years ago, will be awarded the Salvador Allende Prize conferred by the Festival of Trieste on October 21, the organizers announced on Thursday.

The recognition expected to be accepted by the director of the institution, Cuban filmmaker Julio Garcia Espinosa, has been traditionally conferred to an entity or person highlighting the ideals proclaimed by the deceased Chilean President Salvador Allende (1908-1973).

Founded by Espinosa, Colombian writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez and Argentine filmmaker Fernando Birri in 1986, the Cuban school has trained new generations of Third World and European directors like Spanish Benito Zambrano.

Nearly 200 full-length productions will participate at the Trieste Festival in northern Italy this year.

Films like "Apocalipsur" (Colombia), "Mezcal"(México), "El Caracazo" (Venezuela) and "El amor y la ciudad" (Argentina) are some of the 16 included in the official section.

Source: CubaNow

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