Young filmmakers will compete in Havana next week
The Young Cuban Film Festival, sponsored by the Cuban Film Institute –ICAIC-, will open at Havana’s Charles Chaplin Theater on Tuesday with the screening of Irremediablemente juntos (Hopelessly Together) by director Jorge Luis Sánchez.
On this occasion as of April 3, 37 fiction, 9 animated films and 41 documentaries will compete for the event’s awards, including La piscina (The swimming pool) by Carlos M. Quintela, and Pizza jamón (Pizza Ham) by Carlos Melián.
The jury is headed by director Miguel Coyula, who won the competition’s 10th edition with his movie Memorias del desarrollo (Memories of Overdevelopment), and also made up of actress Beatriz Viñas, photography directress Yanelvis González, sound engineer Rubén Valdés and producer Daniel Díaz Ravelo.
A master class about actors’ direction, a selection of films made with cell phones and a look at documentaries from the 1960’s and 1970’s never shown by ICAIC is part of the event’s agenda.
Photographer Jaime Prendes, who is scheduled to give a lecture on photography and the island’s reality at Chaplin Movies Theater’s lobby entitled The new man, an exhibition of posters by young designers awarded over the past 10 years and a personal exhibition by photographer Alain Aspiolea stand out among the most important activities.