Cuba’s Young Filmmakers Event April 3-8 in Havana

By Irina Echarry

HAVANA TIMES – “Los lobos de este”, the third feature film by Carlos Machado Quintela, will open the 17th edition of the ICAIC Young Filmmakers Event at 2 pm on Tuesday, April 3 at the Charles Chaplin Cinema in Havana.

Filmed completely in Japan, the public will closely follow this film by the director of “La Piscina”, and “La obra del siglo”. However, the official opening of the week long film event will be in that same space at 8.30 at night.

The young fillmakers event got a lot of publicity this year as one of the films proposed to be shown outside the competition was censored. The censorship, of course, was from the Cuban Film Industry Institute (ICAIC), which immediately issued a statement explaining their reasons.

The film in question is titled “I want to make a movie”, by Yimit Ramirez. The Organizing Committee of the Show expressed its disagreement with the ICAIC statement and with the cancellation of its Press Conference about the event.

In spite of the pitfalls, this year 29 works will come to moviegoers in their three categories: 14 in Fiction, 12 in Documentary and three in Animation. As well as the presentation of 18 materials that are outside of competition, but contain high thematic value and that will be exhibited in the Bonus section.

The topics to be discussed in the debates of the Moving Ideas section will be gender violence, new explorations in horror genres and comedies, and the confluences between documentary and fiction.

The mirada del otro project will present 10 films and a web series filmed in Cuba by young foreign filmmakers. A selection of works from the Short Film Festival of Clemont-Ferrand, France, will also be shown.

Do not miss the opportunity to appreciate on the big screen this diverse sample of the young Cuban audiovisual works.  For those visitors who have a good grasp on Spanish we highly recommend this festival from April 3-8. Click here to check out the programming of the films.

 WORKS COMPETING IN THE 17TH YOUNG FILMMAKERS CONTEST

FICTION
1. “Campeonato Nacional de Ajedrez”/ Emmanuel Martin Hernández
2. “La especie dominante”/ Carolina Fernández Vega Charadán
3. “Fotogenia”/ Fernando Cruz Ramírez
4. “Gloria eterna”/ Yimit Ramírez
5. “I love Papuchi”/ Rosa María Rodríguez
6. “La memoria de la piel”/ Indiana Díaz Caraballo
7. “La sed humana”/ Danilo C. París y Gabriel Alemán Montero
8. “Nitrox”/ Carlos Alberto Méndez
9. “Orilla”/ Luis Ernesto Doñas
10. “Paco y Lucía”/ Francisco Castro Carracedo
11. “Reencuentro”/ Raúl Capote Braña
12. “Rocaman”/ Marco Díaz Sosa
13. “Sangre”/ Giselle Lominchar
14. “Summertime”/ José Luis Aparicio Ferrera

DOCUMENTARIES
1. “Apuntes en la orilla”/ Luis Alejandro Yero
2. “Briana”/ Sarmiento Ramírez
3. “El cementerio se alumbra”/ Luis Alejandro Yero
4. “Cosplayer”/ Orlando Mora Cabrera
5. “Dos islas”/ Adriana F. Castellanos
6. “El futuro”/ Janis Reyes
7. “Metatrón”/ Alejandro Alonso Estrella
8. “La música de las esferas”/ Marcel Beltrán
9. “Los perros de Amundsen”/ Rafael De Jesús Ramírez Pupo
10. “El Proyecto”/ Alejandro Alonso Estrella
11. “¿Qué remedio? La Parranda”/ Daniela Muñoz Barroso
12. “Roma”/ Violena Ampudia Rodríguez

ANIMATION
1. “La brújula del viajante”/ Leandro de la Rosa
2. “Descompuesto”/ Jarol Cuéllar Valle
3. “MAMIYA CR7”/ Danny de León y Eisman Sánchez

OUTSIDE THE COMPETITION

FICTION
1. “Abre firme”/ Yimit Ramírez
2. “Adiós para siempre, preciosidad”/ Emmanuel Martin
3. “Alguien desordena los girasoles”/ Meilin Quiles Durañona
4. “Bolo (Cake)”/ Yasser Socarrás
5. “Dogma”/ Sisy Gómez
6. “Photoshock”/ Hugo Navarro Ramírez
7. “Ramona”/ Pedro Pulido Brizuela
8. “La sal del caramelo”/ Indiana Díaz Caraballo

DOCUMENTARIES
1. “Años de entrega”/ Luis Alejandro Yero
2. “Aves del paraíso”/ Reggi Guedes
3. “Olvidados”/ Arletty White Morales
4. “Por esfuerzo propio”/ Yoanny Oliva Díaz
5. “Sí, quiero”/ Raymon Dariel Rodríguez González
6. “Sopa”/ Lilián Broche
7. “El viaje de Wilfre”/ Leonardo Rego Rivero

ANIMATION
1. “Despistados” / Fernando Almeida y Darian Hernández
2. “Todo pasa” / Daniel Ross Dieguez

SECCIÓN HACIENDO CINE (Making cinema section)
1.“La huida”/
Guion | Ivette Avila Martín
Dirección | Ivette Ávila Martín / Ariadna Liz Pimentel Rodríguez
Producción | Elaine Del Valle Cala
2.“Bichitos de la luz”
Guion y dirección | Carlos Alejandro Rodriguez Halley
Producción | Fabián Suárez
3.“Cositas malas”
Guion | Marbelis Marrero / Victor Alfonso Cedeño
Dirección | Víctor Alfonso
Producción | Claudia Ruiz
3.“El secadero”
Guion | Daniel Delgado / José Luis Aparicio Ferrera
Dirección | José Luis Aparicio Ferrera
Producción | Leila Montero
4.“El secreto”
Guion, dirección y producción | Leandro de la Rosa
5.“Famulus”
Guion y dirección | Yoe Pérez
Producción | Altinay Martínez
6.“Gemini”
Guion, dirección y producción | Orlando Mora Cabrera
7.“Hacia la luz”
Guion y dirección | Aracelys Avilés
Producción | Carlos Melián
8.“Hasta el último papelito”
Guion, dirección y producción | Carla Valdés León
9.“Órgano. Al ritmo del son molío”
Guion y dirección | Rosa María Rodríguez Pupo
Producción | Yamila Marrero Montero

 


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