More than 80 works form 19 countries will compete at the 6th Documentary Festival Santiago Alvarez In Memoriam, the Organizing Committee confirmed for Prensa Latina Sunday.+ Filmmakers from Argentina, Mexico, Brazil, Bolivia, Peru, Colombia, Algeria, Germany, Italy, India, Canada, Morocco and Puerto Rico will take part in this, the first international festival, at this eastern Cuban city from March 5 through 8.
Cinematographers from South Korea, Chile, the United States, Uruguay, France and Spain sent works to the competition, while six projects of screenplays to film from five nations were inscribed to compete.
Along with the work by foreigner artists, 22 works by Cuban documentary makers aspired to one of the 14 official awards and 19 side awards granted in the fest to remember one of the most important Latin American filmmakers.
The lectures will deal with aspects such as impossible neutrality and the documentary facing the great issues of our times; a look into the future from Santiago Alvarez´s works and challenges of the genre in contemporary world.
Seven parallel exhibitions will be screened during the festival, including a retrospective on Cuban filmmaker Fernando Perez´s work, a special on ICAIC News on its 45th anniversary, and other on Italian and Venezuelan documentaries.