The seventh edition of the Dominican Global Film Festival (FCGD) met with the jury on Monday to direct them in their task of selecting the winners of the
new initiative, the Opera Prima Award, from among eight Latin American film entries. This award is being given for the first time as part of FCGD
FCGD announces the jury for the Latin American Opera Prima Competition
(Santo Domingo, November 4, 2013) – The seventh edition of the Dominican Global Film Festival (FCGD) met with the jury on Monday to direct them in their task of selecting the winners of the new initiative, the Opera Prima Award, from among eight Latin American film entries. This award is being given for the first time as part of FCGD activities.
Festival’s director, Omar de la Cruz, announced that the members of the jury are Juan Carlos Arciniegas, well-known Colombian journalist and host of CNN’s “Showbizz” who is the acting president of the jury committee. Marivell Contreras, distinguished Dominican journalist and writer and Carlos Mario Pineda, Colombian film appreciation professor and Cultural Management and Promoter.
The film entries that comprise this new Opera Prima section and to be voted on by this important jury are: the Brazilian Cores by director Francisco García; Chilean-French co-production, El Verano de los peces voladores (The Summer of Flying Fish), by Marcela Said; the Spanish film,Fin (The End), by Jorge Torregrosa; Las Mariposas de Sadourní (Sadourní’s Butterflies), an Argentine film by Darío Nardi; Cuban film, Melaza (Molasses), by Carlos Lechuga; the Uruguayan, Tanta Agua (So Much Water), by directors Ana Guevara and Leticia Jorge; another Argentine film Todos tenemos un plan (Everyone has a Plan) by Ana Piterbarg and, finally, Mexican-German co-production, Workers, by José Luis Valle.
In addition to this Opera Prima competition, Dominican Global Film Festival is also holding its customary short films competition, which this year is called “Corto Global” (Global Shorts), named as such for the decision on behalf of FCGD organizers to make this an international competition. The jury for this competition is comprised of Jacqueline Bello, renowned Dominican filmmaker and currently Director of Film Education and Training at the General Directorate of Film (DGCINE) who will be the president of the jury committee; Tanya Valette, seventh director of the International Film and Television School of San Antonio de los Baños, Cuba who is the first graduate of the school to become director and advisor for DGCINE. Ciro Cappellari, the third judge, is an Argentine director, producer and screenwriter.
Of the 47 short films entered into the competition this year, eleven have been preselected by the members of this distinguished jury and they are: Ciclos (Cycles), by Damián Dionisio and Marxi Bearz from Argentina; Nina by Rodrigo Zerbetto from Brazil; Macbeth by Tomás Pichardo from the United States; Vivre by Maharak from Martinique, Guadalupe; Y al tercer día (And on the Third Day) by Osvaldo Ortiz Faiman from Paraguay; Picture Element, by Jorge Guzmán from Spain and the Dominican Republic; Yolanda by Cristian Carretero from Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic; Luz Roja (Red Light) by Lucas Estrella from the Dominican Republic; El postergado (Posponed) by Daniel Guerrero from the Dominican Republic; Los hijos de la adicción (Children of Addiction) by Luis Miguel Abreu from the Dominican Republic and Negra noche (Black Night) by Francisco Rojas from the Dominican Republic.
All of these short films will be shown throughout the Dominican Global Film Festival where the public will be asked to vote on their favorite film through the Festival’s official webpage: www.festivaldecineglobal.org
The awards ceremony for both competitions will be held on Sunday November 17th at 5 pm at the Palace Cinema of the Blue Mall
Miller and Mazola are contributing to this event.