FICICA, Barranquilla´s Street Film Festival opens on high note with an opening party and press conference at Alianza Francesa.

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Photos by: Cristian Paternina

DJs Mr. Bignayo and Hoyo Negro brought down the house at the presentation night of the 17th edition of FICICA, the City’s Short Film Festival.

Cine a la Calle FICICA 4-28-2017 Barranquilla Life Cristian Paternina
The event that took place last Friday night at the Alianza Francesa started with a press conference at the AF Library, lead by the director of FICICA, Harold Ospina, and closed with the festive electronic party downstairs. The official inauguration of FICICA will be on May 9th in the amphitheater at the Sagrado Corazón Park.

Cine a la Calle FICICA 4-28-2017 Barranquilla Life Cristian Paternina
Besides the show of the first short films, this year’s inaugural ceremony will honor the Afro communities, and winners of the International Minute-Film contest ‘M1NI’ will be exhibited. After May 9th and until the 13th, more than 30 movie projections will be displayed in different parks, neighborhoods, educational and cultural centers of the city.

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During the press meeting, Ospina recalled that FICICA it’s not only about the films, but also about creating a space that helps filmmakers in highlighting the importance of these pieces as a work of art, in promoting their distribution, and encouraging their production and projection. To achieve this goal, they will also offer several workshops and academic events direct for local filmmakers.

Cine a la Calle FICICA 4-28-2017 Barranquilla Life Cristian Paternina
The Schedule of all the short film projections, the workshops, and the academic events are available here and here as well.

Cine a la Calle FICICA 4-28-2017 Barranquilla Life Cristian Paternina
Both Spain and Colombia are the two countries with the most films in the festival, as well as with the number of selections competing for the Maria Mulata price. There will also be projections from Portugal, France, Germany, United States, Poland, Argentina, The Netherlands, Singapore, and India among others, giving the festival a broad variety of choices.

Cine a la Calle FICICA 4-28-2017 Barranquilla Life Cristian Paternina
Two special categories were created for this year’s edition. First, content created for kids. And second, films that involve conflict solving and post-conflict topics or endings.

Here is an Interview in Spanish for Barranquilla Life with Harold Ospina, FICICA´s Director.
Barranquilla´s International Street Short Film Festival – FICICA was created in 2000 and was the first festival focused on this format of cinema in Colombia. This year’s topic of International Minute-Film contest ‘M1NI’ is Barranquilla’s Carnival histories, and the winners are selected by the public. So if you want to support any of them, you can cast your ballot up until the inauguration day at Cine a la Calle website.

 

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Fran graduated from Universidad de Palermo in Buenos Aires, Argentina in Journalism and Sports Journalism. Before returning to his native Barranquilla, he traveled extensively throughout Europe and North America. When he’s not busy writing or reporting on a game, he’s probably watching whatever sports news is on TV. He also enjoys dancing, learning new languages and cultures.

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