Still Recording, by filmmakers Ghiath Ayoub and Saeed Al Batal, was crowned Best Picture at the 25th edition of the Valdivia International Film Festival 2018

Los Sueños del Castillo by director René Ballesteros obtained top prize in the Chilean Feature competition. Actress Blanca Lewin and Festival Director Raúl Camargo hosted the closing ceremony, held at the Aula Magna Auditorium in Universidad Austral de Chile. During the event, attendees, and those following the broadcast via Chilevisión’s online platform, were invited to…

Chilean Cinema and its contribution to Education was the debate topic at the Voces Cine panel this Thursday

Participating were directors Ignacio Agüero, Claudia Menéndez and Tomás Welss. The panel was moderated by Cinechile faculty and editor Antonella Estévez. The fourth session of the Voces Cine cycle took place this Thursday October 11, at the CECs Science Tent, with the title “Chilean Cinema and Education.” Three noted directors discussed the relationship between these…

Eminent filmmaker Jeannette Muñoz presents two of her essential short films at Paraninfo Hall, in Universidad Austral de Chile

The program will screen again this coming Friday 12, at 6:30pm, at Paraninfo Hall, in Universidad Austral de Chile. With words of gratitude to the organizers of the 25th edition of the Valdivia International Film Festival, and a brief description of the themes and personal meaning behind her work, renowned director Jeannette Muñoz presented two…

Three leading filmmakers were present at the second Voces Cine panel, during the 25th edition of the Valdivia International Film Festival

The second conversation panel in the dialog series Voces Cine was entitled “Chilean Cinema and Society,” which addressed the new challenges in the industry, and the role of women in cinema. Admittance to the series is free of charge, and the panels extend until Saturday, beginning a 12pm, everyday at the CECs Science Tent. The…

The 25th edition of the Valdivia International Film Festival kicked off this Monday with the presence of the Minister for Cultures, the Arts and Patrimony, and a tribute to Chilean directors and national cinema.

Researcher and academician Alicia Vega received the Honorary Pudú Award for her contributions to cinema and culture in the country, and her work of over 30 years, with children and teens. The Minister valued the function of the Festival as a cultural, social and economic contribution, qualifying it as a triumph of the love for…

Sebastián Lelio led the first Panel Conversation in the Voces Cine Cycle

During the activity, documentary filmmaker Maite Alberdi, and director and scriptwriter Alicia Scherson made a profound analysis of the challenges in the domestic industry regarding internationalization, and the cultural and generational changes new filmmakers face. Sebastián Lelio, Oscar-award-winner for Best Foreign Picture with Una Mujer Fantástica, talked and answered questions from the audience, regarding his…

FICValdivia Tributes: Ana Mendieta, 50 years of Tres Tristes Tigres by Raúl Ruiz, 25 years of Valdivian short films, Albert Lamorisse, Kung Fu and the Shaw Brothers, and Female Latin American Pioneers

This year, the Festival will review the legacy of two female pioneers in documentary filmmaking in Latin America, along with the work by experimental artist Ana Mendieta, tragically deceased in 1985. Also part of the program will be a special show of Tres Tristes Tigres, by Raúl Ruiz, celebrating its 50 years, and a review…