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9th Havana Film Festival New York

Havana Film Festival New York (HFFNY) is an internationally recognized film festival celebrating Latin American cinema. In its 9th year, HFFNY features the most current cinematic talent alongside the familiar from Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico, Nicaragua, Peru, Uruguay, Venezuela, Puerto Rico and the United States.

HFFNY carries on the reputation for which it is known: enriching and expanding the vision of Latino culture here in the United States. The films chosen each year reflect strong cultural and social identities rooted in their respective cities and countries. Our audience has an opportunity to see award-winning full-length feature films, documentaries, shorts, animation and classics as well as new independent films that are rarely screened in the U.S. All foreign language films are subtitled in English.

HFFNY has paid tribute to some of the most important directors and actors including: Walter Salles (Brazil), Fernando Birri (Argentina), Tomás Gutiérrez Alea (Cuba), Humberto Solas (Cuba), Silvio Caiozzi (Chile), Victor Gaviria (Colombia), Eliseo Subiela (Argentina), and Arturo Ripstein (Mexico).

We continue to build a close relationship with our community and provide a multi-cultural experience to different age groups. Our patrons are educated through panel discussions designed to give a behind-the-scenes look at an industry that continues to gain recognition on a global level. By collaborating with other institutions and festivals, HFFNY caters to the most dynamic and rapidly growing international population.

Havana Film Festival New York is a project of American Friends of the Ludwig Foundation of Cuba, a non-profit 501 (c) (3) tax-exempt organization.

American Friends of the Ludwig Foundation (AFLFC)

Building cultural bridges between the United States and Cuba through exchange programs in the arts. The American Friends of the Ludwig Foundation of Cuba (AFLFC) is proud to be the leading organization fostering the exchange of artistic ideas and information between the U.S. and Cuba. We strive hard to create a platform for free and creative expression between artists, educators and art professionals in both countries. Our programs use art as a catalyst to strengthen social consciousness and cultural awareness. AFLFC partners with the renowned Ludwig Foundation of Cuba (LFC), an autonomous non-governmental and non-profit art and cultural institution in Havana. With our expert team of educators and professionals, we remain a key player in introducing America’s top art and academic institutions to Cuban art and culture. AFLFC collaborates with such prestigious institutions such as The Metropolitan Museum of Art, MoMA, Cleveland Museum of Art, Museum of the Moving Image, Lincoln Center Theater Directors Lab, Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute, Vermont Studio Center, Tisch School of the Arts, New York University, Hunter College to present compelling and provocative exhibitions, performances and lectures that expose public audiences to modern-day Cuban work.

http://www.aflfc.org