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Film screenings under the stars at FICCI 60. Photo: Instagram.
Film screenings under the stars at FICCI 60. Photo: Instagram.

The Cartagena International Film Festival is back

Regular programming at the Cartagena Film Festival returns in 2022.

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After canceling the festival just a few days after it began in 2020 and running 2021 with varied programs throughout the year, the Cartagena International Film Festival (FICCI) returns to its regular programming between March 16 and 21 this year.

Created in 1960, the Cartagena International Film Festival is the oldest film event in Latin America. Since its founding, FICCI has welcomed and celebrated the risk and renewal of visions in Ibero-American and world cinematography, with special attention to the development of Colombian cinema and its international expansion.

This year's FICCI will feature 154 films from 38 countries, which will be divided into 17 official screenings. Among them will be five world premieres, 15 Latin American premieres and 19 national premieres. There will also be a tribute paid to Spanish actress Rossy de Palma, who will visit Cartagena. Two cycles of classic films will also pay tribute to two great European filmmakers: Pier Paolo Passolini and François Truffaut.

In addition to exhibitions held at past editions, such as 'Fictions from here, there and everywhere,' 'Inland,' 'The people who make films and what cinema does to people,' 'Documentaries,' and exhibitions of Afro and Indigenous cinema, among others, there will be a section called 'Erotika,' which will explore the concept (not only from the biological and sexual point of view, but also religious and spiritual) through several films.

In addition, there will be a large academic day that highlights the themes of eroticism in film, sexuality, women behind and in front of the camera and local film initiatives in Cartagena. There will also be a screenwriting lab for university students and spaces for students to meet with professional filmmakers through talks, master classes and workshops.

The film festival is currently accepting accreditations for the event through its website, ficcifestival.com  

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