The 8th edition of Premio Maguey is honored to present a collaboration with the International Festival of New Latin American Cinema of Havana, Cuba.
Conceived as a continuation of the festivals of Viña del Mar (1967 and 1969), Mérida (1968 and 1977) and Caracas (1974), which brought together films and filmmakers representative of the most innovative film trends in Latin America, the International Festival of New Latin American Cinema -founded by Alfredo Guevara, Julio García-Espinosa Romero and Pastor Vega Torres in 1979- was the definitive answer to the urgent demand for a space that would guarantee a systematic encounter between the continent's cinematography and their creators.
During all these years the festival has set out to recognize and promote cinematographic productions that contribute, through their meaning and their artistic values, to the enrichment and reaffirmation of the Latin American and Caribbean cultural identity. Every year the event calls for Fiction, Documentary and Animation Contests, Debut Features, Unpublished Scripts and Posters. In addition, meetings and seminars are organized on various topics of cultural interest and especially of film. Also, the festival’s program hosts a broad and representative sample of contemporary cinema from the rest of the world.
The International Festival of New Latin American Cinema, in collaboration with Premio Maguey, presents the films Retablo (Peru/Germany/Norway), Sócrates (Brazil) and Being Impossible (Venezuela/Colombia), and will also welcome its director, Yumey Besú.
Premio Maguey has collaborated in past editions with the Vancouver Queer Film Festival, Frameline, Berlinale Teddy Award, LesGaiCineMad, Diversidad em Animacao, Festival Gay de Río de Janeiro, Porn Film Festival Berlin, Torino International Film Festival, Donostia Zinemaldia Festival de San Sebastián, Cork Film Festival, Rencontres Cinématographiques In&Out of Niza, International Jewish Film Festival in Mexico, and the Festival Mix Brasil de Cultura da Diversidade.