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…