Tuesday, March 24, 2009

12th cine las americas international film festival.

I'm interning this semester with an AWESOME organization called Cine Las Americas. We're hosting our 12th annual international film festival in just a few short weeks.

Click here to visit the website. Festival passes are available online, but individual screening tickets can be purchased at the door for $7.00.
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Here's a short blurb about us:

"The Cine Las Americas International Film Festival showcases contemporary films from North, Central, South America the Caribbean and Spain. Works made by or about Latinos and native groups of the Americas are invited to participate. The festival screens narrative and documentary feature and short films, as well as experimental, animation and youth films in competitive and non-competitive sections. This event is complemented with repertoire and special screenings, currently bringing an average of 90 films and 40 visiting filmmakers from Texas, the United States, Latin America and the rest of the world.

Since 1998, the annual Cine Las Americas International Film Festival has steadily grown to become an internationally recognized event. Each year the festival brings Latino and indigenous films and filmmakers to Austin, creates business opportunities for industry professionals and provides a rich cultural experience for statewide audiences. Four years after its inception in 1997, CLA became a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization."

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I really love being at CLA despite the fact that it's unpaid (although one day it might be). Recently I've been working on promotions/marketing... you've probably already received an invite to the festival from me on Facebook. CLA is really trying to ramp up its online presence. We've recently opened Twitter (oh god no!!), YouTube, and Flickr accounts as well.

I'm really excited about the festival and all the great films it will be bringing to Austin audiences. Hope you come out! Also note, the after parties are supposed to be FABULOUS.
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I'm not exactly head over heels about this year's graphic design (see above), but it's growing on me. LatinWorks (a company I would LOVE to work for one day) does all of our graphic design for free now. Check out these graphics & pics from past festivals below.

11th Cine Las Americas International Film Festival

Cine @ The Paramount

8th Cine Las Americas International Film Festival

10th Cine Las Americas International Film Festival

Eugenio Del Bosque (left) - Executive Director - CLA

CLA @ The Drafthouse

7th Cine Las Americas International Film Festival

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Oh and check this! Press release from yesterday. CHILE is our spotlighted country this year. It was so meant to be.

AUSTIN, TX (March 23, 2009) - Cine Las Americas is honored to announce the participation of Chile as the invited country for the 12th annual Cine Las Americas International Film Festival, scheduled for April 22 to 30 in Austin, Texas.

Chile is the first invited nation to participate in a planned annual guest country program that Cine Las Americas started in 2009. The goal of this year's program is to create a space for the screening of films that represent the best and most successful of contemporary Chilean cinema, focusing on films produced in the post-dictatorship period from 1994 to 2004. In addition, the program will feature new titles made both by young directors and established filmmakers from the South American country. The series will also include a few prominent films from the annals of Chilean film history.

The festival will also be honored with the attendance of Chilean filmmakers, who will offer an opportunity for Central Texas audiences to share the best of contemporary Chilean cinema in the presence of some of its creators.

The retrospective titles included in this series are:

CHILEAN CINEMA OF THE POST-DICTATORSHIP ERA:
Amnesia, Dir: Gonzalo Justiniano, 1994.
Historias de fútbol (Soccer Stories), Dir: Andrés Wood, 1997.
Coronación (Coronation), Dir: Silvio Caiozzi, 2000.
Taxi para tres (A Cab For Three), Dir: Orlando Lübbert, 2001.
La fiebre de loco (Loco Fever), Dir: Andrés Wood, 2001.
Sangre eterna (Eternal Blood), Dir: Jorge Holguín, 2002.
Sexo con amor (Sex With Love), Dir: Boris Quercia, 2003.
Promedio Rojo (Below Average), Dir: Nicolás Lopez, 2004.

All Chilean new releases will be announced on April 1st with the rest of the festival program.


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Let's hit up some screenings together :)

un besote
c.

1 comment:

anenews said...

sooo excited for this!! let me know the films on your must watch list por favor