MONDAY, APRIL 13

SVA THEATRE @ 7:30pm
333 West 23rd Street (bet 8th & 9th Avenues) – Manhattan
FREE ADMISSION / ENTRADA LIBRE Y GRATUITA

 Panel: New opportunities and incentives to shoot your indie movie in Latin America and NY State

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This dialogue aims to offer options, tips, and accurate information about opportunities to shoot a low-to-medium budget movie in places such as Colombia, Cuba and New York State. In Colombia, the government provides soft money in the form of tax subsidies or cash rebates; in New York, the State Film Commission offers tax incentives; and in Cuba, now that diplomatic relations with the U.S. are being re-established, possibilities to shoot in the Island might emerge.

This will also be the opportunity to discuss a range of new regulations that various Latin American countries, as well as New York State and New York City, have instituted to help promote their cities as film locations, entice local productions and co-productions, and generate interaction between their local film industry and the international film market.

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Este diálogo tiene como objetivo ofrecer opciones, consejos e información precisa acerca de las oportunidades para rodar una película de bajo a mediano presupuesto en lugares como Colombia, Cuba y el estado de Nueva York. En Colombia, el gobierno ofrece dinero en forma de subvenciones fiscales o bonificaciones en efectivo; en Nueva York, la Comisión Estatal de Cine ofrece incentivos fiscales; y en Cuba, ahora que las relaciones diplomáticas con los EE.UU. están siendo restablecidas, podrían surgir posibilidades para rodar en la Isla .

Esta será también la oportunidad de discutir una serie de nuevas regulaciones que varios países de América Latina, así como de del Estado y  la Ciudad de Nueva York, han instituido para ayudar a promover sus ciudades como lugares de rodaje, atraer producciones locales y coproducciones, y generar interacción entre su industria cinematográfica local y el mercado internacional de cine.

Panelists:

Connie McFeeley, Director of Film Tax Credit Program of Governor’s Office of Motion Picture & Television Development.

Adelfa Martínez, Director of the Colombian Film Institute.

Ivan Giroud, Cuban producer and Director of the Festival del Nuevo Cine Latinoamericano de la Habana.

Moderated by Louis Perego, Director of Prime Latino Media.

Simultaneous translation available. Co-presented by the BFA Film and Video Department at the School of Visual Arts, Prime Latino Media and Latino Artist Round Table.


WEDNESDAY, APRIL 15

King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center at NYU @ 7:00pm
53 Washington Square South (between Sullivan & Thompson Streets)
FREE ADMISSION / ENTRADA LIBRE Y GRATUITA

RSVP Required – rsvp@hffny.com

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Panel: Gabriel García Márquez: The Cinephile

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García Márquez’s passion for film went beyond adaptations of his novels and short tales, and a good way to remember him is to explore his cinematic universe. HFFNY’s tribute provides an opportunity to discover and learn about his involvement as screenwriter and director. This special program to take place at NYU’s King Juan Carlos of Spain Center (KJCC),  showcases a panel discussion followed by screenings of two unique works that portray Gabo’s own take on cinema and help discover the creative contribution that made the Nobel Prize Winner a remarkable figure among contemporary Latin American Cinema.

La pasión de García Márquez por el cine fue más allá de las adaptaciones de sus novelas y cuentos cortos, y una buena manera de recordarlo es explorar su universo cinematográfico. El homenaje de HFFNY ofrece la oportunidad de descubrir y aprender acerca de su participación como guionista y director. Este programa especial que tendrá lugar en el Rey Juan Carlos de España Center (KJCC), en la Universidad de Nueva York , contará con una mesa redonda seguida de la proyección de dos obras distintivas en las que  Gabo trabajó directamente y que ayudan a descubrir la contribución creativa que hiciera al ganador del Premio Nobel una figura notable dentro cine latinoamericano  contemporánea.

Guests:

Nereo López, a legendary Colombian photographer based in New York City. Nereo worked as director of photography and actor in The Blue Lobster (1956). He will share his experiences working alongside Gabo and some Colombian intellectuals in the Barranquilla Group, an influential collective where Gabo was a key member.

Luciano Castillo, a Cuban film critic, programmer and historian. Castillo is the head of the Cuban Cinematheque and an active member of the Cuban Association of Film Critics. He has published several books on Cuban and World Cinema.

Moderated by Alan McLane, a Mexican film curator and programmer residing in Brooklyn. McLane has been involved in the New York independent film circuit as programmer for the Bushwick Film Festival and member of the jury at the Art of Brooklyn Film Festival.

In collaboration with YPA and Editorial Campana. Sponsored by King Juan Carlos of Spain Center. Simultaneous translation provided by LART

Followed by the screening of

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La langosta azul / The blue lobster

Álvaro Cepeda Zamudio & Gabriel García Márquez & Enrique Grau & Luis Vicens | Colombia | 1954 | Experimental | 29min

A man arrives in a poor fishing town to investigate a mysterious animal, a tasteless blue lobster whose uses are “under investigation.” The search for the lobster becomes an anthropological excursion in which the protagonist observes the daily goings on of the townsfolk. The lobster, this strange leitmotif, serves as the connection during the at times dream-like odyssey. The Blue Lobster is the only film in which Gabriel Garcia Marquez was involved as director, alongside three personalities from Colombian literature, journalism and art.

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Conversando con García Márquez sobre su amigo Fidel / A Conversation with García Márquez About His Friend Fidel

Estela Bravo | Cuba – U.S. | 2014 | Documentary | 32min – U.S. Premiere

This film is based on a 1996 conversation between filmmaker Estela Bravo and Gabriel García Márquez about his close friendship with Fidel Castro.