II Dominican Republic Global Film Festival - 2008

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II Dominican Republic Global Film Festival - 2008
DRGFF at the 62nd Cannes Film Festival
Washington, DC, May 30, 2009
DRGFF Participates in 2009 Tribeca Film Festival
New York, April 22 - May 3, 2009
Dominican Republic Global Film Festival Website Honored by The Webby Awards in the Category of Events & Live Webcasts
New York, April 16, 2009
Download Your Own Version of the II Dominican Republic Global Film Festival Magazine
New York, April 15, 2009
Exclusive: The Makers of Sugar
March 30, 2009
DRGFF Supports Celebration of First Dominican Film Screening in Nagua
Santo Domingo, January 28, 2009
DRGFF Begins Its Journey to Visit World’s Most Renowned Film Festivals
Park City, Utah, January 26,
Iron Road and Emmanuel Jal: War Child Win Audience Awards
New York, December 18,
Dominican Republic Global Film Festival Participates in International Film Festival Summit
Santo Domingo, December 15, 2008
The Path to 2009
New York, December 1, 2008.
Baseball and film find perfect mix
Santo Domingo, December 2, 2008.
Music to Cure Your Soul at the Closure of the II Dominican Global Film Festival
Santo Domingo, November 24, 2008.
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II Dominican Republic Global Film Festival - 2008


DRGFF Participates in 2009 Tribeca Film Festival
New York, April 22 - May 3, 2009

Representatives of the Dominican Republic Global Film Festival (DRGFF), an initiative of Global Foundation for Democracy and Development (GFDD) and Fundación Global Democracia y Desarrollo (FUNGLODE), attended the eighth edition of the Tribeca Film Festival (TFF) in New York City, in order to identify quality films for the 2009 edition of DRGFF that will take place this November.

During the Tribeca Film Festival, famed for showcasing world-class films and exciting new talent, the DRGFF team had the opportunity to view a large cross section of the 85 features and 46 shorts from 32 countries.

Historically, TFF has sought to enable the international film community and the general public to experience the power of film by redefining the film festival experience. The Festival has become a cultural phenomenon in New York City. Its program line-up offers moviegoers a wide variety of independent features including documentaries, narratives and shorts, as well as a program of family-friendly films. The Festival also features panel discussions with personalities from the entertainment and film industries.

Notably leaner due to  the prevailing world economic conditions affecting the industry, this year’s Festival showed just 86 features compared to the 120 screened in 2008. The economic situation has also seen sponsorship dwindle and the number of venues reduced. As a result of the global economic crisis, the types of movies being realized tend to be lower-budget and more experimental.

Through participating in TFF, the DRGFF team was able to network with prominent industry professionals, analyze industry trends, visit with old friends, develop new allegiances and identify possible funding opportunities.  The team was also able to jump-start preparations for the third edition of the Festival, which will take place November 18-22, 2009 in seven cities in the Dominican Republic.

DRGFF plays a leading role in nurturing film culture in the Dominican Republic by bringing the best of international narrative and documentary film to a wide audience. The Festival raises awareness and deepens understanding of global challenges while using film as a modern platform for the discussion of political, social and economic issues. The Festival supports capacity building, provides network opportunities for Dominican professionals and fosters the development of a strong and sustainable national film industry.





II Dominican Republic Global Film Festival - 2008