These are films from local universities and from Latin America. It’s the first edition of the festival
The first edition of the Naranjal International Student Film Festival has been taking place since last Monday, December 27, online and in person in the Canton of Guayacines.
The festival was born in Ecuador with the aim of displaying student work and promoting cinema in Latin America. “We aspire to become a point of discussion and training so that these new visions of the world meet the public,” explains Luigi Rivera, Mayor of Naranjal.
The films are divided into two groups: the official selection and the panorama, and the diversity of themes predominates. There are short films of fantasy, comedy, horror, genre themes, environment, and lore.
They highlight “Vaivén” (Nisha Platzer, 2020), which was presented at the Raindance and Vancouver festivals; ‘Chigualo’ (Cristian Rojas, 2020), ranked in the official selection of several festivals; and two short films made by Ecuadorean filmmakers in their college years: “Alert Naranja” (1999), by Gabriela Calvache, and “Pía” (2004) by Javier Andrade.
The participating universities are: Univ. De la Sabana (Colombia) Univ. De Antioquia in Medellín (Colombia), Univ. De La Plata (Argentina), Univ. De Buenos Aires (Argentina), Univ. De Columbia (USA), Univ. Del Desarrollo (Chile), EICTV San Antonio de los Baños (Cuba).
Participating in Ecuador are films from UDLA, INCINE, Instituto Sucre, University of San Francisco de Quito, Catholic University of Guayaquil, Espol, University of the Arts, Instituto Sucre and University of Cuenca.
To watch movies, you have to go to https://festivaldecine.naranjal.gob.ec/ (e)
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