Magazine article Screen International

New LatAm Fest Kicks off in Argentina

Magazine article Screen International

New LatAm Fest Kicks off in Argentina

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A week after Argentina's Un cuento chino (A Chinese Tale) directed by Sebastián Borensztein picked up a Goya for Best Latin American film, the region is set to host a film festival which launches its first edition this September, in San Juan, Argentina.

The international Unasur Cine festival, an initiative between San Juan's government, producer Mariana León Echevarría and director Paula de Luque, aims to gather the continent's countries at one festival, creating an inclusive cultural space which allows each nation to shine while maintaining its own identity.

Unasur, the Union of South American nations, is a regional group formed of 12 member nations and León Echevarría is keen to see maximum participation. With the aim of creating ties between film-makers from Unasur member nations, the festival will include jury members from each of the 12 who will judge the feature-length and short fiction and documentary competitions. …

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