11th HAVANA Film Festival New York

Havana Film Festival New York (HFFNY), a highly anticipated cultural event, now in its 11th year, will once again showcase classics and premiere award-winning cinema with over 40 films from 13 countries, and provide stimulating audience/artist dialogue with panel discussions, workshops, and Q&A; sessions with international filmmakers, actors, and producers.

On April 16th, HFFNY begins with the New York Premiere of the Brazilian film, Veronica, at 1 pm at the Quad Cinema, the festival’s primary screening venue. The Opening Night Ceremony will feature the New York premiere of Los Dioses Rotos, the box office sensation and award-winning film by Cuban director Ernesto Daranas, at 7 pm at the New York Directors Guild Theatre.

HFFNY will highlight the career of Cuban master Enrique Pineda Barnet (I Am Cuba, La Bella de la Alhambra, La Anunciación, Giselle).

To celebrate Mexico’s Bicentennial of Independence and Centennial of its Revolution, the festival will present Crafts, Humors and Short Stories of the Mexican Independence and Revolution, a collection of 26 one-minute films made by five of the best known Mexican animation directors.

Special events and screenings in Manhattan, Queens and the Bronx give a rare opportunity to see films from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico, Peru, Puerto Rico, United States, Uruguay, and Venezuela.

The first Havana Star prize will be awarded at the Closing Night Ceremony on April 23rd at the New York Directors Guild Theatre at 6 pm.

HFFNY 2010 is collaborating with the Metropolitan Museum of Art, El Museo del Barrio, the Bronx Museum of the Arts, Queens Theatre in the Park, and King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center (NYU) to offer free and low-cost events celebrating Latin American and Latino culture. All foreign language films are subtitled in English.

A complete schedule of events and venues will be available starting March 11th at www.hffny.com


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