Dozens of national and international films will be screened at the Quito Ibero-American Free Film Festival

fifty movies coming from more than one dozen countries will be screened during the Free Cinema Ibero-American Festival of Quitowhich will begin this Wednesday, November 23.

The Argentine film Karnawalby Juan Pablo Félix, winner of the 2022 Platino Awards for Ibero-American Cinema, will be the first tape to be presented, at 7:00 p.m., before an audience that will attend the capitol theaterone of the venues of the event.

“We know that Covid hit the cultural sector hard and its workers and this festival is a way to mobilize resources, presences and participations, to see each other again and meet again at the cinema“, stressed Juan Martin CuevaSecretary of Culture of the Municipality of Quito.

The functions will last until November 27 in movie theaters in places like the Metropolitan Cultural Center, Casal Català, Multicines of El Recreoamong others, which in total add up to 11 designated spaces.

The film shows was also organized in commemoration of the Bicentennial of the Battle of Pichinchafor which reason “a very diverse film program was considered in terms of genres and forms of production“Cave specified.

“Cinema is the more collective artistic and cultural activity. The one that summons the most people. Putting together Free Cinema was the same: dozens of people to organize a festival that implies a look to rethink ourselves what is freedom and independencein the context of the Bicentennial”, expressed Diego Coral, director of the festival.

In addition to the film presentationwill be carried out Free Cinema Dialoguesspaces for academic reflection in various universities and institutions related to cinematography located in Quito.

The festival will celebrate two competitive sections: Panorama and New Horizons. The first will be dedicated to showing the current production of Ibero-American fiction cinema. On the other hand, the second will project on the screen singular views of Ibero-American cinema in genres close to hybrid.

In the same way, non-competitive sections will be presented. They are the following:

Women in short: composed of 13 short films made by Ibero-American women from various countries.

Hummingbird Awards: a selection of Ecuadorian feature films that have won the Colibrí awards, the highest award given to local production.

Volcanic: a series of films of different formats, genres and vintages that reflect on creative and personal freedom.

Africa: a section that has this continent as a guest.

Children’s cinema: that includes children and adolescents in the dialogues of the importance of cinema in the construction of identities and special functions.

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Dozens of national and international films will be screened at the Quito Ibero-American Free Film Festival