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The 13th New York Havana Film Festival was a Big Hit at the Box Office

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At the Closing Night Ceremony on April 20th, 7 pm, at the New York Directors Guild Theatre, Distancia / Distance by Sergio Ramirez (Guatemala) won the Havana Star Prize for Best Picture and Best Director while the Best Screenplay prize went to Jualiana Rojas and Marco Dutra for Trabalhar Cansa / Hard Labor (Brazil) in the Fiction competition, as voted by the jury members: Esmeralda Santiago, Angel Lara and Jairo Carrillo. Con mi corazón en Yambo / With My Heart in Yambo (Ecuador) by Maria Fer...

19 films compete for the Havana Film Festival New York

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The 13th annual Havana Film Festival New York (HFFNY) runs April 12-20 with more than 40 highly anticipated and influential films from and about Latin America, the Caribbean, and Latinos in the U.S. including Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala, Mexico, Spain, Puerto Rico, Venezuela, and the U.S will be in the festival's five venues and 3 boroughs. They span a variety of genres and themes, ranging from comedy, thrillers, action, drama and docume...

Havana Film Festival New york highlights

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  13th HAVANA FILM FESTIVAL NEW YORK (HFFNY) takes place April 12-20, with special events April 20th at the Bronx Museum of the Arts, and April 20-22 at the Museum of the Moving Image in Queens. HFFNY features more than 50 highly anticipated and influential films from and about Latin America, the Caribbean, and Latinos in the U.S. including Cuba, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Peru, Venezuela and the U.S. They span a variety ...

Gary Lucas --Music for Spanish "Dracula"

An excerpt from my live original solo guitar score accompanying the legendary 1931 Spanish "Dracula" (d. George Melford) at the World Premiere at the La Rampa Cinema in Havana at the 31st Havana Fil, Festival 12/9/2009 6:24 minutes (8 MB)

Boleto al paraíso & Operation Peter Pan: Flying Back to Cuba won the Havana Star Prize for Best Film & Best Documentary

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      At the Closing Night Ceremony on April 15th, 7 pm, at the New York Directors Guild Theatre Ticket to Paradise / Boleto al paraîso by Gerardo Chijona (Cuba) won the Havana Star Prize for Best Picture in the Fiction competition, as voted by the jury members: Maria Marta Antin, Irene Blecua and Antonio Tibaldi.  Operation Peter Pan: Flying Back to Cuba (U.S-Cuba) by Estela Bravo won the Havana Star Prize for Best Doc...

Havana Film Festival New York (HFFNY) opens April 7-15

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The 12th annual Havana Film Festival New York (HFFNY) opens April 7-15 with a program of award-winning films, panel discussions, and Q&A sessions with distinguished international directors, actors, and producers. HFFNY's Cuban films are part of ¡Sí Cuba! Festival, a city-wide celebration of Cuban arts and culture. 14 New York institutions convene to celebrate the rich artistic vitality of Cuba by showcasing the diversity of Cuban culture from the traditional to the modern. ...

The Havana Film Festival New York Awards

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  Memories of Overdevelopment / Memorias del Desarrollo by Miguel Coyula (U.S-Cuba) won the Havana Star Prize for Best Picture as voted by the jury members: Louis Perego Moreno, Michael Hausman, and Sandy Lieberson. The Havana Star for Best director went to Rafi Mercado for his film Miente / Lie (Puerto Rico); the Best Screenplay prize went to Ray Figueroa for La Bodega / The Warehouse (Guatemala) and the Special Jury Mention went to Huacho (Chile) directed by Alejandro Fernandez. The Closi...

Havana Film Festival – New York: April 16-23

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Entering its second decade the most important US film festival with a focus on Cuban film making has expanded its programs and venues including links with some of the most prestigious New York art institutions. As a member of the group which established the Havana Film Festival in New York in 2001 I was fortunate to secure some funding from the Ford Foundation for bringing Cuba film makers to the festival, a practice which was continued in the following years contingent on funding and the vaga...

Havana Film Festival New York Ready to Rumble

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Jointly presented with Havana, Cuba's International Festival of New Latin American Cinema, the Havana Film Festival New York is close, but no cigar. Subways and skyscrapers just can't match that fallen Habanero elegance as a habitat for Latino cinema. But if Cuba isn't on your itinerary and Manhattan is, you could do worse than to savor a week of Big Apple screenings from and about Latin America and the Caribbean, and about Latinos in the U.S. Opening Night w...

Havana Film Festival – New York: April 16-23

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Entering its second decade the most important US film festival with a focus on Cuban film making has expanded its programs and venues including links with some of the most prestigious New York art institutions. As a member of the group which established the Havana Film Festival in New York in 2001 I was fortunate to secure some funding from the Ford Foundation for bringing Cuba film makers to the festival, a practice which was continued in the following years contingent on funding and the vagar...

IFFBoston 2009 – Day Four – Involuntary Travelers with Forbidden: 2 of 3

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Geralyn Pezanoski’s Mine begins with a simple premise: What happened to the pets displaced by Hurricane Katrina? Once you begin there, however, every question answered gives rise to another unanswered.  Where are they displaced to?  Where will they go once they are delivered to safety?  Who will feed them, house them, give them medical care?  Does anyone remember where this pet came from?  Or that one? Can you find the original owners?  Should you? Or are the pets better off in ne...

The puppeteer of Havana

Director: Wolf Hermsen.
Roberto, a puppeteer from Havana, has a dream. He hopes that a festival manager, whom he met years before, invites him and his puppets to Oslo. His dream turns into an obsession and his family starts doubting his mental state. They don't know that Roberto owns another set of puppets in an old ruinous shed in a backyard. He once prepared these puppets with the hair and blood of his deceased wife Olga to lend the puppet a stronger artistic expression.

PELEADOR

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Director: PABLO LOZANO.
PELEADOR tells the story of a 10 year old boy who's training to become the world's international boxing champion. He lives in a poor neighborhood in Habana Vieja, Cuba.

PELEADOR, my thesis film shot in Cuba.

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Filmed in May/June 2009, PELEADOR tells the story of a 10 year old boy who's training to become the world's international boxing champion. He lives in a poor neighborhood in Habana Vieja, Cuba....

International Gibara, Cuba Non-budget Film Festival

International Non-Budget Film Festival in beautiful Gibara, northeastern Cuba presided by important Cuban filmmaker Humberto Solás, anthological author of IberoAmerica.Awards allow winning filmmakers to initiate or continue their film careers.

Havana International Latin American Film Festival

Cinema, video and script competitions. Coral awards. Specialises in Latin American films.

Hear beautiful Cuban music in Love & Suicide, the movie!

If you want to see Kamar de los Reyes like YOU HAVE NEVER SEEN HIM BEFORE-you get once chance in California on Sept 6th, 2008, in Beverly Hills, Ca. He plays ‘Tomas' a tortured soul, a man who goes to Cuba to discover the one thing between LOVE & SUICIDE. He experienced 10 record breaking weeks at the AMC Coconut Grove in FL. Now, he's back a one time only screening of LOVE & SUICIDE; and two other amazing Cuban films by Cuban American filmmakers; A MAN OF TWO HAVANA'S and HAVANA KID...

Wach 3 Amazing new American Filmmakers roast the big screen with their explosive, moving tales of Cuba. Shot in Havana, Cuba.

  Alberto Gonzalez, filmmakerHavana Kidz An accomplished filmmaker, Alberto brings to the screen Cuba's next generation of musicians. He spent many years documenting the day to day life of Cuban families as they struggle to guarantee their children's musical dreams....

Inside the making of Love & Suicide.

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* A critics interview with the making of the history making film Love & Suicide cast and crew, on their accomplishment in filming a feature length film in Havana, Cuba without the expressed concent of either government. LOVE & SUICIDEA Lisa France Film   After their film Anne B. Real, which was nominated for two Independent Spirit Awards, had been accepted into the Havana International Film Festival, producer-writer Luis Moro and writer-director Lisa France played with the idea of...

Election 08: Free Cuba Film Series

If there are images in this attachment, they will not be displayed. Download the original attachment Page 1        www.EveryThingCuba.com Contact: Bobbi Miller    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Direct: (818) 857-7457 August 21 st , 2008. Email: Bobbi@EveryThingCuba.com ELECTION 08 FREE CUBA FILM SERIES Filmmakers Present the Real Cuba to America. Saturday, September 6 th , 2008 at 6:PM American Filmmakers Kick off a natio...

Election 08 Free Cuba Film Series

See the real Cuba. Saturday, September 6th, 2008; Join us at a special one time only film screening event. See three extraordinary films shot on location in Havana, Cuba. The filmmakers bring to the big screen a world of undeniable passionate love, political warfare, deceit and terrorism with soulfully freeing Cuban music. Cuba's Love and Suicide, the movie: The first and only feature film in 50 years to be shot

The Man of Two Havanas Screens at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival

Vivien Lesnik Weisman thought that hearing the sound of gunshots as a child was a normal occurance. Her father, Max Lesnick, is a former Castro confidant and an important and controversial figure in the Cuban community. He is also the subject of this film. In this audio interview, Vivien talks about the project while at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival's Fund for Santa Barbara Social Justice Award Reception. To see a trailer of the film, visit: 5:25 minutes (1.24 MB)
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