- Short films from all over Latin America converge at FACIUNI, and a selection of these works will screen at the Valdivia International Film Festival.
- FACIUNI was established in 2016, and in addition to showcasing shorts, it distributes grants and carries out master classes by renowned filmmakers.
Valdivia is open to good experiences, wanting to strengthen ties with the best festivals in Latin America. For this reason, this year FICValdivia established an alliance with FACIUNI, which, since 2016, has endeavored in innovating in the promotion of international academic integration, selecting and screening works by university film students, hailing from different countries in the region, stimulating the interaction and exchange in the nascent generation of filmmakers.
Eight countries participated at FACIUNI 2018, through eight universities, featuring the latest works by novel filmmakers that are still in training. These pieces can be watched in the Festival’s website, once the on-site activities are over, increasing and expanding the dialog beyond the event itself.
The Valdivia International Film Festival has selected a number of short films that were part of the FACIUNI 2018 program, creating an alliance with a festival that is concerned with the future of cinema in our region.
The shorts showing at FICValdivia 2018 are: Amor al Primer Delirio, by Julián Cortizo (Argentina, 2015, 5’); Censurado, by Pedro Buson (Brazil, 2017, 9’); Depende de Mi, by Matias Aroca (Chile, 2017, 1’); Desde el Principio, by Miguel J. Soliman (United States, 2017, 10’); De Vuelta, by M. Pierina Espinoza (Venezuela, 2017, 8’); El Baile de los Muñecos, by Denis Arroyo (Peru, 2018, 8’); Historias de Ella, de Ti y de Mi, by Camila Guerrero (Colombia, 2016, 11’); Las Crónicas de Boldman, by Agustín Álvarez (Uruguay, 2017, 10’); and Niño Canibal, by Hamilton Monar (Ecuador, 2015, 8’)