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Posted 24 October, 2016 by-Ministry of Culture and Sports in News
 
 

La Antigua Guatemala is experiencing a film festival with Icarus

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Those who love good movies and those who aspire to make them have an unmissable, between 22 and 29 October. The nineteenth Icaro Film Festival, held in Antigua Guatemala and the Fine Arts Theater, It offers a wide billboard comprising 270 works from 116 countries like the opportunity for students to hone their cinematic science knowledge.

During the first days of the meeting present Guatemalan Luis Argueta recognized as filmmakers made, Veronica Riedel and Rafael Tres. They were pleased with the momentum that the Ministry of Culture and Sports gives the nascent film industry, to take a leading role in organizing the festival.

Above 60 film students from different universities of the country and take advantage Casa Comal workshops taught at the Central Campus and conclude with the performance of audiovisual works, which they will be presented and awarded.

On Saturday, Patricia Howell Costa Rica and Puerto Rican Ray Figueroa, who were the first instructors to provide their knowledge, they highlighted the wealth of stories that have in Guatemala and predicted a great future for cinematography of the country.

The Deputy Minister Max Araujo said the training part is, undoubtedly one of the great contributions of this festival, which it has grown both in its proposal for the exhibition and the opportunity offered to young people to find a way in film.

In the coming days will be in Guatemala some of the organizers and directors who participate in local festivals Icarus, held in countries like Honduras, El Salvador, Panama, Nicaragua and Puerto Rico.

For a billboard of films on display and activities visit http://festivalicaro.mcd.gob.gt/. With its full support to the development of this festival, the Ministry of Culture and Sports reaffirms its commitment to the development of new talent in the cinema.

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-Ministry of Culture and Sports