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Holguín: Gibara International Film Festival postponed for July
Moment of the past inaguration of the XIII edition in 2017 of the International Film Festival of Gibara. Photo: Lisandra Cardoso
The Gibara film festival has a new date this year. The event, traditionally held in April, will celebrate its XIV edition, exceptionally, the first week of July. The process of parliamentary elections and the beginning of the Ninth Legislature, which will happen in April, constitute the main reason for the postponement, according to the website of the film event.

Maybe with a little more heat, but with the same intensity, FIC Gibara will come to this city of Holguín with a cultural program in which all the arts, as always, will have a place.

Although the date of April coincided with the school break week, the new one marks the beginning of the summer holidays, so that the children of Gibara will be able to enjoy the children's program planned for them.

Jorge Perugorría, president of the event, pointed out that the Festival will continue to grow, a desire that has been evident since last year with the change of name. The opening of FIC Gibara to accept any type of work with aesthetic-conceptual quality; the invitation to a greater number of artists of diverse manifestations, among other changes, ratify this intention.

This year the animation and video art category will be reincorporated to the competition. Perugorría explained that they considered their presence necessary because of the large number of artists and works of visual arts that unite the Festival. Also the unpublished scripts will have their own category, because last year they belonged to cinema in construction.

"The Festival continues to be inspired by the principles of Humberto Solás. In fact, in the Cinema in construction section, the prize that bears his name will be awarded to the work that most honors the Poor Cinema Manifesto. Although the budget does not determine the acceptance of the films, we will continue to encourage the auteur cinema, "said the president.

(With information taken from ficgibara.cult.cu)

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