Posted 12 November, 2013 by Ministry of Culture and Sports in News

Audiovisual art will be represented en Icarus Festival

Representatives of the Central American countries participate in the XVI edition of Icarus Film Festival in Central. This activity will start the 14 November in an artistic and cultural event to be held in the park Enrique Gómez Carrillo, together with the proceedings of the Historic Center Festival, from the 18:30 Hrs.

The convergence of both celebrations strengthens the generation of cultural spaces in the city of Guatemala and allows government institutions to work together. Both festivals have the support of the Ministry of Culture and Sports MCD.

The opening ceremony will feature the artistic and Modern Ballet Folklorico Nacional of MCD, which will be presented from the 18:30 Hrs. Subsequently the film The Golden Cage will be screened, awarded at numerous international festivals and the Guatemalan actors involved.


Leandro Yax, Deputy Culture, Guatemalans invited to attend the inauguration of the Icarus Festival 2013. “Central Americans should be proud of having a high-level film industry and Guatemala has led the audiovisual movement in the region”, expressed.

Participate in this festival works of Central American countries, Puerto Rico and Dominican Republic. Will be a special tribute at this year's edition to France for supporting the artistic development. Las categories involved are fiction, documentary, animation and experimental.

During 8 days films will be screened in commercial cinemas in Guatemala and the closing day, 21 November, will be awarded to the most outstanding productions. The Ministry collaborates this time nearly Q385 thousand quetzals for logistical support of the international jury.

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