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VLAFF SERIES IN COSTA RICA

The Vancouver Latin American Film Festival is pleased to announce a film series at the Cine Magaly, in San José, Costa Rica.

This is in collaboration with the Costa Rican film director Jurgen Ureña. 

We would to thank the films and directors that allowed us to present this series:

- La Jaula de Oro, by Diego Quemada (México)

- El Notificador, by Blas Eloy Martínez (Argentina)

- Todo el Mundo Tiene Alguien Menos Yo, Raúl Fuentes (Mexico)

- Pacha, by Héctor Ferreiro (Bolivia)

LAS CONVOCATORIAS DEL FESTIVAL HAN SIDO CERRADAS /// VLAFF SUBMISSIONS HAVE NOW CLOSED

Las convocatorias para la edición número 12 del festival han cerrado. A los seleccionados se les notificará la segunda semana de junio. Gracias a todos los que postularon sus trabajos.

The call for submissions for the 12th edition of VLAFF have now closed. Those selected will be notified the second week of June. Thanks to everyone who submitted their works.

THE DEATH OF GARCIA MARQUEZ, A LOSS FOR THE WORLD OF FILM.

From Indiewire.com

Why the death of García Márquez is a loss for the world of film.

One of the things "/bent" is looking to explore in the coming months is the ever-potent relationship between literature, poetry and film. After the death this week of Gabriel Garcia Marquez we asked the poet Emma Scully Jones to reflect on his life and work in this context.

 

 

Marquez at the Movies - by Emma Scully Jones

SCREENING OF "CICLO": AUDIENCE AWARD, VLAFF 2013

On Tuesday, April 15th, join us for the screening of CICLO, VLAFF's Audience Favourite 2013.

Pachuca, Mexico. 1956. Brothers Arturo and Gustavo Martínez leave their hometown in central Mexico with the desire to cross the continent on bicycles. Eighty-two days and 5,600 km later, they arrive in Toronto, not knowing that this journey will change the entire route of their lives.

A beautiful journey of loss and hope for all of those who once left their hometown to make Canada their home.

VLAFF Youth Jury 2014

Make your mark! Be part of the VLAFF Youth Jury in 2014!

Youth from across BC between the ages of 18 and 30 are invited to be part of a youth-run jury at the 12th annual Vancouver Latin American Film Festival, August 28th– September 7th, 2014.

CALL FOR ENTRIES / CONVOCATORIA / CONVOCAÇÃO

The Vancouver Latin American Film Festival has now opened its Call for Entries for its different competition sections. For this year's New Directors competition, we have opened it up to include first and second films. The Al Jazeera Documentary Award continues for its fourth year, as well as the Short Film competition.

Please visit the links below for the guidelines:

New Directors Competition (First and second-time directors of a narrative film)

VLAFF SERIES AT THE MUSEUM OF ANTHROPOLOGY

The Vancouver Latin American Film Festival in collaboration with the UBC Department of History is pleased to present this series of films that offers a spotlight on issues in Mexico, Colombia and Cuba at the Museum of Anthropology at UBC. Museum admission $9 (includes film). Free for MOA members, UBC staff, students and faculty.

LA REVOLUCIÓN DE LOS ALCATRACES (Eufrosina's Revolution), Mexico

Tuesday-Jan-21st

CHOCÓ, Colombia

Tuesday-Feb-25th

NADA+, Cuba

VLAFF'S ANNUAL SURVEY OF THE TOP LATIN AMERICAN FILMS OF 2013!

This year was once again an outstanding year for Latin American cinema. At the beginning of the year the Chilean actress Paulina García was awarded at the Berlin Film Festival with the Silver Bear for the film GLORIA, by Sebastián Lelio. Later on in May, the Mexican director Amat Escalante took the prize for Best Director at the Cannes Film Festival for his film HELI, and in an unprecedented achievement in Venezuelan film history, PELO MALO, by Mariana Rondón won the Golden Shell at the San Sebastián Film Festival.

Donate to VLAFF before December 31st and receive two film tickets!

Please consider including VLAFF in your holiday gift list! As a charitable non-profit organization, we never could have made it this far without the support of our loyal audience and donors like you!

If you donate $50 or more before December 31st, as a thank you from VLAFF you will receive two film vouchers for use at any of our monthly screenings at The Cinematheque, valid until August 2014. 

 

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