Bathed by the waters of the Atlantic Ocean, Puerto Plata is one of the country’s main tourism spots where people come to enjoy its 125-kilometer coast, known as the “Amber Coast.” Puerto Plata’s hotel and rum industry add to the attraction.
Puerto Plata’s community, made up of immigrants from various places, is home to one of the country’s most diverse cultural centers. On a daily basis, Europeans, North Americans, Dominicans and visitors from many other countries converge in Puerto Plata’s main plaza and seaside boardwalk, known as the malecón.
Puerto Plata will host the Dominican Global Film Festival in the Auditorium of the Regional University Center of the Atlantic (CURA), Casa de Cultura and the Amhsa Marine Grand Paradise Hotel viewers can see “Film Under the Stars.” Puerto Plata and its gold coast will merge with the celluloid of the film screens.
Casa de Cultura
Casa de Cultura is joining the Dominican Global Film Festival for the first time this year as a screening venue.
Films will be screened in an impressive Victorian 3-story home called: “Fe en el porvenir” (Faith in the future); the same sign is in the historic center of Puerto Plata. It has numerous halls for theatrical performances, film, conferences and concerts.
Casa de Cultura seeks to contribute to critical thought, democratic criteria in an inclusive and participatory way by contributing to the development of the country and by promoting the Caribbean identity on a national and provincial level.
Breathing, producing and reproducing art in every corner of this venue, Casa de Cultura is an optimal place on the Atlantic Coast to enjoy in the Dominican Global Film Festival (FCGD), as the people of Puerto Plata are known to do.
Centro Universitario Regional del Atlántico (CURA)
This is an extension of the Autonomous University of Santo Domingo in Puerto Plata and has been functioning since August 2006. It serves over 2,000 students at its main campus of 35,000 square meters in a series of buildings with classrooms on three floors. There are 72 classrooms in all and three laboratories of Science, Tourism and Law. It also has ample plazas and gardens along a lake that forms part of this building’s beautiful landscape. The Dominican Global Film Festival will use the 360-seat auditorium to screen films for those who attend this most important film event in the country.
Amhsa Marina Grand Paradise Hotel, Playa Dorada
Thanks to the support of one of our patrons, Amhsa Marina, the Dominican Global Film Festival will be held along the shores of the Amber Coast, honoring the name of this beautiful beach. The Grand Paradise Playa Dorada will be the venue to view films under the stars with the background of the Atlantic Ocean.
Playa Dorada is located twenty minutes from Puerto Plata International Airport and some fifteen minutes, walking, from the center of the city.