Cartagena Film Festival 2014
The oldest cinema event in Latin America takes place in Cartagena, Colombia. The Cartagena Film Festival featured 135 films from around the world.
The annual International Film Festival of Cartagena is the only festival in the region that specializes in Ibero-American movies. It has a top international jury and exhibits the best audio-visual work of Latin America. It also serves to promote Cartagena as an international tourist destination.
The festival strengthens the national and Ibero-American film industry and encourages the presentation of cultural expressions of Latin American identity through films. It is a true audio-visual showcase of Colombia and the countries in the region, a gift from Cartagena to the world.
History of the Festival
The history of this event started in 1960, when the Teatro de Cartagena witnessed the first version of the festival. In 1976 the event began to focus on Latin American films and became the first event of its kind in Latin America.
Over the course of the years, and in the light of new technologies, the festival began to accept new categories like international videos and short films, inasmuch as they were considered valuable creative and cultural expressions.