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Closing in... brings Hispanic cinema to Latin Americans online

by Sydney Levine
May 23, 2012 12:28 AM
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Fourteen films have been competing in, the first-ever Latin American film festival online, organized by VoD platform “The aim is to bring Hispanic cinema closer to Latin American communities from both continents, America and Europe, through new distribution channels,” said festival and platform director Juan Alía. “Internet is the ideal venue for the general public to have access to these types of films, that are of great quality but have not been released either in cinemas or as DVDs.” Until April 16, the platform’s Latin American visitors will be able to see the films for free, with up to 10,000 viewings possible for each film. The selected films, produced in Latin American countries between 2009 and 2011, will vie for the Critics Award, decided on by a jury made up of five journalists and with a prize of $3,000, and for the Audience Award. Fifteen countries, from Argentina to Mexico via Spain, Nicaragua, and Colombia, are represented in a selection that includes:

Ticket to Paradise (ISA: ICAIC) by Gerardo Chijona Valdés

Undertow (ISA: Greenburg Taurig) by Javier Fuentes León

Des-autorizados by Elia Schneider

García (ISA: Bogeydom Liscensing) by José Luis Rugeles

Guest (ISA: Roxbury) by José Luis Guerín

Jean Gentil (ISA: Aurora Dominicana) by Laura Amelia Guzmán and Israel Cárdenas

The Colors of the Mountain (ISA: Urban Distribution Int.) by Carlos César Arbeláez

La mala verdad (lit. “The bad truth”) by Miguel Ángel Rocca

Half of Oscar (ISA: FiGa FIlms) by Manuel Martín Cuenca

La Yuma (ISA: All Rights Ent.) by Florence Jauguey

Medianeras by Gustavo Taretto

Norberto’s Deadline (ISA: Outsider Pictures) by Daniel Hendler

Pescador (ISA: Latinofusion) (lit. “Fisherman”) by Sebastián Cordero 

Transeúnte by Eryck Rocha is supported by the ICAA, the Latin American Federation of Cinema and Audiovisual Producers (FIPCA), and the Cervantes Institute. 

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  • ralch | May 23, 2012 1:12 AMReply

    Alas, it is no more.

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