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Sunday, April 11, 2010

1st Annual New England Festival of Ibero-American Cinema

Providence, RI (March 31, 2010) --- The 1st Annual New England Festival of Ibero-American Cinema (NEFIAC) will be held Saturday September 18, 2010 through Saturday September 25, 2010 in Providence, RI. NEFIAC will be screening films at the Avon Cinema, the Cable Car Cinema, as well as various local University locations. Screenings in other cities in the area will include Cambridge, MA (Harvard Film Archives), New Haven, CT (Yale University), and Williamsburg, VA (William & Mary College).

The New England Ibero-American Film Festival (NEFIAC) is a ground breaking competitive film festival dedicated to the promotion of the Hispanic and Portuguese cultures through the exhibition and discussion of feature films, documentaries, shorts and animations, as well as through other artistic manifestations, produced in or about Latin America, Spain and Portugal.NEFIAC's mission is to link the rich academic knowledge available in the New England region to the community at large.

NEFIAC's Executive Director, José Torrealba, a filmmaker himself, has extensive experience in film festival organization (The Providence Latin American Film Festival, Montreal World Film Festival, CineBRAZIL at Brown), as well as in community relations. Under his leadership and as the Outreach Coordinator at the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies at Brown University, NEFIAC will be able to accomplish its principal educational goals and purposes:

· To encourage the appreciation and production of Latin American, Spanish and Portuguese cinema, both as an art form and as a medium of information and education, by means of showing and discussing films, giving lectures and creating debates on issues presented by specific films.

· To enrich and enliven the cultural resources of the New England community and to foster the understanding of Ibero-America by facilitating academic exchanges, conferences and direct access to Ibero-American and Latino filmmakers and artists.

A jury formed of industry professionals and academics will be selecting the winners of the cash awards offered under the different categories: Emerging Directors, Best Documentary film, Best Short and even a prize for Audience Award. A special program of Cuban cinema, Desde Cuba: New Cinema, will be screening its third edition during our event, premiering the newest Cuban independent productions of the year.

For more information or to keep up to date with our 2010 schedule of events, please visit our website www.nefiac.com and join our members' list. You can also come and share your ideas, thoughts and send suggestions of films you want us to bring to New England through our facebook page or follow us on twitter http://twitter.com
(This is not an RIFC Production)


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