Chilean Film Festival ratifies its decentralizing role and shows more than 50 films for free

In order to encourage the dissemination of local productions, the Quilpué Audiovisual Cultural Center will hold, until February 11, the 14th version of the Chilean Film Festival (FECICH).

In this opportunity, the contest will show more than 50 films for free and will have virtual functions and face-to-face exhibitions in Quintero, Quillota, Llay Llay and La Ligua.

That way, the sample will be presented “Audiences of the Future”, section that will feature works such as Los Fuertes, Las Cruces, Bomb Dog Y The other. To this selection is added the cycle “Harvest of the year”, which brings together 14 outstanding documentary and fiction films, among them, Agent Mole by Maite Alberdi, The Cordillera of Dreams by Patricio Guzmán and Piola by Luis Alejandro Pérez when we have the information.

In addition, 12 feature films and 12 short films will be part of the National Radiography Competition. These works will be exhibited in Quilpué between Friday 14 and Wednesday 19 January. Most of these audiovisual pieces are previews that seek to portray and make visible the different and diverse realities of our territory and its people. During the meeting, There will also be an award for the Best Film of the contest.

In that sense, the actress Silvia Novak, Ambassador of the festival, she was enthusiastic about the return of the activity to the presence and invited the public to participate in this milestone of Chilean cinema: “We are happy, excited to see the theaters open, to see the public again. Here we can enjoy and watch the Chilean films that are made with so much affection, with so much passion (…). I want to invite you all. We want to know you, we want to see you, we want to be able to share with you, talk with you ”, he said.

For his part, the actor Patricio Contreras Pavez, who was recognized with the Chilean Cinema Award last Saturday in the framework of the opening of the festival, he valued the decentralizing nature of the activity and highlighted the arrival of the contest to heritage sites such as the Juan Bustos Ramírez Municipal Theater in Quilpué. Likewise, he indicated that, in the face of the constitutional process that our country is experiencing, cinema is a key resource that allows us to reflect on our identity and future.

“Cinema is one of the most extraordinary resources for communication and discussion in defense of identity and, at this moment in Chile, when so many hopes are being opened, so many perspectives for change, It is exciting that there is a Chilean film festival, because it will be destined to account for all these changes that are coming ”, he commented.

During the activity there will also be an exhibition dedicated to the director Raúl Ruiz. For this reason, films such as Suitcase (1963), White Dove (1992) and The Errant Telenovela (2017), among others. Meanwhile, between January 17 and 30, a strip will be presented online about Chilean female directors and social changes in Chile.

The contest will be held until February 11. All tickets are free and can be purchased through a form on the website of FECICH.

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