As reported by the cultural unit, from 23 March, it opened calls for a competition, which will also feature a large sampling of posters, as a hundred artists signed their participation.
Similarly, until this 10 September, the candidacy phase remains open for projects in post-production that will be part of the industry section, while pieces created in 2020, 2021 and 2022 exceptionally complete the sample.
In this sense, the text published on the unit’s website states that the acceptance of the actions of previous years is due to the impact of the health crisis caused by Covid-19, which “changed the event beyond the will of the organisers”.
As a novelty on the occasion, the Variety Award for Best Latin American Queer-Themed Work stands out, which will be selected by an independent jury appointed by the Festival.
In this way, the Havana Festival maintains its premises around the proliferation of a cinema that contributes to the promotion and reaffirmation of Latin American and Caribbean cultural identities.
As usual, awards will be given in the categories of Fiction Feature Film, First Feature Film, Documentary Feature Film, Short Film, Animation, Unpublished Screenplay, Poster and Postproduction.
The program’s program includes a wide and representative sample of contemporary cinema from the rest of the world, industry activities as well as meetings and seminars on various topics of cultural and especially cinematographic interest, text descriptions.
Established on December 3, 1979, by Cuban filmmaker Alfredo Guevara, the annual event Seventh is a platform for the exchange of art and its expression with other aesthetic expressions.