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Havana Film Festival

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 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).

AwardsEdit

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 winnersEdit

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
2001 90 Miles 90 Millas Juan Carlos Zaldivar   United States
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 N/A Pablo Larraín   Chile
2013 Heli N/A Amat Escalante   Mexico
2014 Behavior Conducta Ernesto Daranas   Cuba
2015 The Club El club Pablo Larraín   Chile
2016 Desierto N/A Jonás Cuarón   Mexico
2017 Alanis N/A Anahí Berneri   Argentina
2018 Birds of Passage Pájaros de verano Ciro Guerra and Cristina Gallego   Colombia

Awards by nationEdit

  Argentina 11
  Mexico 9
  Brazil 8
  Cuba 7
  Chile 3
  Uruguay 2
  Peru 1
  United States
  Venezuela
  Colombia

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