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International Festival of New Latin American Cinema

The annual International Festival of New Latin American Cinema gives film lovers a chance to see new independent feature films, documentaries, shorts and animations exploring Latin American and Caribbean culture in cinemas across Havana. The festival exists to promote and acknowledge cinema that enriches or reaffirms the Latin American and Caribbean cultural identity and 2012 marks its 34th year. Categories in the competition include Fiction, Documentary, Animation and Opera Prima (for filmmakers on debut). Be sure to catch films from the 'Made in Cuba' category for the best local flavour. The festival also showcases international cinema and attracts many filmmakers from all over the world. The organisers host seminars and workshops in various venues, to promote the art of filmmaking in Latin America and to instigate discussion on cultural and artistic issues. Pick up a copy of the Film Diary for information and reviews of all participating films. This festival finishes just before the International Jazz Festival begins in Havana and many people like to get a taste of both; December is a period of jubilant cultural celebration in the city and a popular time to visit.

Venue: Various venues around Havana

Date: 4 - 14 December 2014

Website: www.habanafilmfestival.com