Havana Film Festival

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The Havana Film Festival is a Cuban festival that focuses on the promotion of latinamerican filmmakers. It is also known in Spanish as Festival Internacional del Nuevo Cine Latinoamericano de La Habana, and in English as Festival of New Latinamerican Cinema of La Havana.[1]

The festival takes place every year during December in the city of Havana, Cuba.

The festival first began on December 3, 1979. The president of the first organizing committee was Alfredo Guevara and more than 600 film directors of Latin America responded to the first call made by the Cuban Institute of the Cinematographic Art and Industry (ICAIC).

Awards[edit]

Within the following categories, approximately 40 awards are given:[2]

  • Films
  • Documentaries
  • Animation
  • First Work
  • Direction
  • Cinematography
  • Other Awards, including a FIPRESCI prize

Grand Coral - First Prize winners[edit]

Year English title Original title Director(s) Country
1979 (s) Colonel Delmira Gouveia Coronel Delmiro Gouveia Geraldo Sarno  Brazil
1979 (s) Maluala N/A Sergio Giral  Cuba
1980 Gaijin, a Brazilian Odyssey Gaijin - Os Caminhos da Liberdade Tizuka Yamasaki  Brazil
1981 They Don't Wear Black Tie Eles Não Usam Black-Tie Leon Hirszman  Brazil
1982 Time for Revenge Tiempo de Revancha Adolfo Aristarain  Argentina
1983 Up to Certain Point Hasta cierto punto Tomás Gutiérrez Alea  Cuba
1984 Memoirs of Prison Memórias do Cárcere Nelson Pereira dos Santos  Brazil
1985 (s) Frida Frida, naturaleza viva Paul Leduc  Mexico
1985 (s) Tangos, the Exile of Gardel El exilio de Gardel: Tangos Fernando Solanas  Argentina
1986 Hour of the Star A Hora da Estrela Suzana Amaral  Brazil
1987 A King and His Movie La película del rey Carlos Sorín  Argentina
1988 The South Sur Fernando Solanas  Argentina
1989 Last Images of the Shipwreck Últimas imágenes del naufragio Eliseo Subiela  Argentina
1990 Hello Hemingway N/A Fernando Pérez  Cuba
1991 Jericho Jericó Luis Alberto Lamata  Venezuela
1992 Forbidden Homework La tarea prohibida Jaime Humberto Hermosillo  Mexico
1993 Strawberry and Chocolate Fresa y chocolate Tomás Gutiérrez Alea and Juan Carlos Tabío  Cuba
1994 The Beginning and the End Principio y fin Arturo Ripstein  Mexico
1995 Midaq Alley El callejón de los milagros Jorge Fons  Mexico
1996 Deep Crimson Profundo Carmesí Arturo Ripstein  Mexico
1997 Martín (Hache) N/A Adolfo Aristarain  Argentina
1998 Life is to Whistle La Vida es Silbar Fernando Pérez  Cuba
1999 Olympic Garage Garage Olimpo Marco Bechis  Argentina
2000 Me You Them Eu Tu Eles Andrucha Waddington  Brazil
2001 The Swamp La Ciénaga Lucrecia Martel  Argentina
2002 (s) City of God Cidade de Deus Fernando Meirelles and Kátia Lund  Brazil
2002 (s) Suddenly Tan de repente Diego Lerman  Argentina
2003 Havana Suite Suite Habana Fernando Pérez  Cuba
2004 Whisky N/A Juan Pablo Rebella and Pablo Stoll  Uruguay
2005 Blessed by Fire Iluminados por el fuego Tristán Bauer  Argentina
2006 Love for Sale O Céu de Suely Karim Aïnouz  Brazil
2007 Silent Light Stellet Lijcht Carlos Reygadas  Mexico
2008 Tony Manero N/A Pablo Larraín  Chile
2009 The Milk of Sorrow La Teta Asustada Claudia Llosa  Peru
2010 A Useful Life La vida útil Federico Veiroj  Uruguay
2011 Hell El Infierno Luis Estrada  Mexico
2012 NO NO Pablo Larraín  Chile
2013 Heli N/A Amat Escalante  Mexico

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