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The third edition of FIDAAC, the Travelling Colombian Media Arts Festival (Festival Itinerante de Artes Audiovisuales Colombianas) will be taking place at the 13th Vancouver Latin American Film Festival.

In its prior editions, FIDAAC was hosted at the Bordeaux International Independent Film Festival in France (2013) and in Vilnius, Lithuania (2014).

FIDAAC develops activities in Colombia and travels to other countries to promote Colombian cinema. It offers the public a journey through the past, present and future of Colombian cinema by showcasing feature-length films, short films and music video clips.

Feature Films

Boys of Buenaventura (Las últimas vacaciones) by Manuel F. Contreras
Saturday, September 5 | 5 PM | The Cinematheque

Good People (Gente de bien) by Franco Lolli
Saturday, September 5 | 7 PM | The Cinematheque

Videoclips and Short Film Competition

This is a new space dedicated to highlighting the work and creativity of emerging directors and students on an international level, emphasizing the use of different resources, techniques and narratives focusing on originality, aesthetics and identity.

Friday, September 4 | 3 PM | The Cinematheque
Free Admission

FIDAAC at Douglas College

Program 1

¡PACIFISTA!, a VICE Colombia project. A platform for peacemaking that contributes to the opening of spaces for analysis and reflection in Colombia through documentary filmmaking.

Program 2:

“Medellín in one minute” and “Antioquia in one minute.”

Wednesday, September 9 | 7 PM
Douglas College Concourse, New Westminster Campus
Free Admission

FIDAAC at the Vancouver Public Library

In honour of Gabriel García Márquez, FIDAAC presents a screening of the surrealist short film, The Blue Lobster, followed by a conference on Gabriel García Márquez led by Jon Beasley-Murray (Associate Professor in the Department of French, Hispanic, and Italian studies at the University of British Columbia).

The Blue Lobster (La langosta azul)

Colombia, 1954
Silent / 29 min
Directors: Alvaro Cepeda Samudio, Gabriel García Márquez, Enrique Grau Araújo, Luis Vicens.

Friday, September 11 | 7 PM
VPL Vancouver Public Library | Central Library (Alice MacKay Room)
Free Admission