Isla Verde Film Festival begins today – Radio Florida de Cuba

Isla Verde Film Festival begins today – Radio Florida de Cuba
Isla Verde Film Festival begins today – Radio Florida de Cuba

Havana, April 21.- The Isla Verde Film Festival will take place from today to April 27 in the special municipality of Isla de la Juventud, and this year it begins its competitive nature with a selection of 10 feature films and 20 short films in competition , according to its founder and president, Jorge Perugorría.

He told the press that, in accordance with the Festival’s theme, there will be two juries, one made up of international and Cuban film personalities, and another made up of scientists of international and national importance.

Perugorría, Cuban actor and director recently awarded the 2024 National Film Award, explained that the final selection resulted from the prior presentation of more than 70 works from 15 countries.

Regarding the event, Isabel Brilhante, ambassador of the European Union (EU) in Havana, highlighted that it is one of the main activities of the Month of Europe in Cuba, which runs until May 9.

He also praised the Festival’s strong work to promote the fight against climate change, reduce the carbon footprint, promote a clean environment, sustainable tourism and local and cultural development on one of the best preserved islands in the Caribbean.

It was learned that the event will have a parallel exhibition in which the documentary “Ciclón” (1963), by the relevant Cuban filmmaker Santiago Álvarez, will be screened, in tribute to his legacy and in salute to the 65th anniversary of the Cuban Institute of Cinematographic Art and Industry. (Icaic).

In this context, the Isla Verde awards will be presented, one posthumous to the recently deceased Cuban director Daniel Diez; and also Diana Ruiz, Colombian oceanographer and climatologist, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize (2007).

Likewise, the public will be able to see audiovisuals from Televisión Serrana, a successful initiative founded decades ago by Diez to make visible the life and contributions of the population of the eastern mountains of Cuba, reported the site (Text and photo: ACN)

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