Posted 28 August, 2014 by-Ministry of Culture and Sports in News

Start the XIV edition of the Festival Eurocine

With the slogan "a different look" at its Eurocine XIV Festival was inaugurated on Wednesday 27 August in the Great Hall "Efraín Recinos" Cultural Center "Miguel Angel Asturias", with the projection of the Italian quote "The Acrobats" director Ivano De Matteo.

The activity began with a formal ceremony where the Swiss ambassador Zervoudaki Stella was responsible for giving the opening remarks. Regarding the festival ambassador expressed "I am glad to here that since May our statistics indicate that more than 110 thousand 500 children and youth, -many poor- have enjoyed free Festival ".

The event was attended by representatives of the Ministry of Culture and Sports, Diplomatic Corps and over 1,000 spectators who gathered for the presentation of the inaugural film.

The European Film Festival is a project organized by the Association for the Dissemination of European Art Film in Guatemala "Association Eurocine". Nonprofit Association, integrated by the Delegation of the European Union in Guatemala, with support from the Embassy of the United States and members of the European Union; Germany, Spain, France, Italy, Sweden, Netherlands and the Consulate General of Finland.

The Eurocine Festival is celebrated in Guatemala since 2000, approximately far 233 thousand Guatemalans, among them 157 thousand children have witnessed poor films that are projected free, emphasized Mahishin event organizer Marroquín.

This year has Eurocine participation program "Youth Employment". A project implemented with the Guatemalan State University where he participated Mesoamerican, Universidad Rafael Landivar and Production of educational programs for young people at the University of San Carlos. This program also featured Intecap students "to contribute their creativity and skill" said Stella Zervoudaki.

The projection rooms planned for the Festival 2014 Guatemala City are the Circuito Alba. The festival will be at 8 departments: Guatemala, Sacatepéquez, Quetzaltenango, Huehuetenango, Mazatenango, Chimaltenango, Petén and Escuintla.

The tapes will be screened this year are 36 films of different genres such as drama, comedy, suspended documentaries, inter alia. Functions Eurocine are completely free both in the capital and in the departments, The festival concludes 20 September. For more information and inquiries on the agenda you can visit the Web site www.eurocine.org.gt.

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-Ministry of Culture and Sports