We continue to talk about one of the arts that we are most passionate about, the cinema; especially now that the International Film Festival of Cartagena de Indias (FICCI) approaches. It will be held from March 6 to 11, 2019 – get it in your diaries now to make the most of all that this celebration has to offer.
This year, the 59th edition of the most traditional and prestigious film festival in Latin America, will celebrate our América Mestiza with new initiatives and a wide range of on-screen experiences. You can enjoy 10 official shows and 85 titles from more than 62 participating countries. All of them share a common factor: diversity and creative freedom.
One of the sections that caught our eye was the ‘Migración y Mestizaje’ – Migration and Mixing. In it, seven works, including feature films, short films, documentaries and fiction, will enrich your viewpoint on global migration and mixing. Among the Colombians present are the documentary Nijole by Sandro Bozzolo, produced in association with Lithuania and Italy; and the short film Vendo Pipas, by Juan Diego Aguirre Flores.
Festival Internacional de Cine de Cartagena de Indias (FICCI) celebrates América Mestiza
Now is a good time to choose which of the incredible screenings at FICCI you want to see – there’s something to suit every taste and interest. You will find the best of Colombian, Latin American and world cinema, with a great emphasis placed on French proposals.
You can choose between ‘Fictions’, ‘Documents’, ‘The people who make cinema and what the cinema does to people’, ‘Short Wave’, ‘Cortizona’, ‘De Indias’, ‘It’s hot’, ‘Omnivore’, ‘Work in Process’, ‘Puerto Lab’, ‘Cinema and adolescence’, ‘Classics’ and ‘Children’. There’s also special screenings, animated and international short films, Afro Colombian and Indigenous Colombian cinema, French animation and finally, tributes to Michael Shannon, Ethan Coen and the Colombian filmmaker Víctor Gaviria.
Have a look at the program on their website and follow them on their social networks to keep up with the latest news and make sure you don’t miss any of what FICCI has in store for you.