Special Events

Havana Film Festival New York 2016 Special Events

CHANGE OF SCHEDULE: The program held on Tuesday, April 12 at the King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center now begins at 5:00pm

 INSTITUTO CERVANTES  (Free and open to the public)

Monday April 11

Tribute to Isabel Santos


Tribute to Isabel Santos


Followed By Panel Discussion: The Actor and the Cámara: a conversation between actress Isabel Santos and cinematographer Rafael Solis, moderated by Louis Perego of Prime Latino Media.
Reception to follow.

NYU’s KING JUAN CARLOS I OF SPAIN CENTER  (Free and open to the public)

Tuesday April 12


In Memory: Celebrating Tomás Gutiérrez Alea’s Legacy

Followed By Book Presentation: La Biblia del Cinefilo / A Cinephile’s Bible, the newest book by film critic and Cuban Film Archives Director, Luciano Castillo. Presented by Michelle Farrell


Panel Shooting in Cuba

In light of the reestablishment of diplomatic ties between Cuba and the US, the dream of many US-based filmmakers is to film in Cuba. Join us for a very special conversation with professionals sharing their experiences while filming on the island. The discussion will feature Bob Yari, director of Papa, the first Hollywood picture filmed in Cuba since 1959; NYC-based Cuban director Asori Soto, who returned to the island to film a road movie honoring Cuban cuisine; and US filmmaker, activist, and educator Catherine Murphy, who has field produced American movies in Cuba.


Wednesday April 12


In Memory: Celebrating Tomás Gutiérrez Alea’s Legacy


Tribute to Enrique Molina

Followed by: A conversation with actor Enrique Molina.