Today starts a new edition of the International Cinema Festival of Lebu

The cinematic sample, which gathers the commune of Lebu, Cañete and Concepción will exhibit a whole billboard of the latest in Chilean and foreign films, short films and documentaries until February 21. In addition, it is not just about that, it will have children’s programming and music, and it will keep developing the Lab CineLebu encounter.

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At 20:30 p.m., in the Hall of Culture and Arts Walter Ramírez (Pérez 541, Lebu) will start the 19th version of International Cinema Festival of Lebu, an event that freely exhibits various cinematic pieces for all audiences. At that hour it will be exhibited the short film made in the stop-motion workshop of the sponsoring commune, followed by the international premiere of the film Apego (Chile – Costa Rica) directed by Patricia Velásquez.

At twelve o’clock on the same day, the participants of the Filma Bío Bío competition were received, a category that seeks to enhance the landscapes of the region by showing short films that integrate the three organizing communes as a stage. There will be sections for all tastes, highlighting among them the documentary competitions of native peoples, pieces of regional and international fiction and the category of best video clip.

However, the festival of the eighth region is not limited to only projecting films: it also seeks to discuss it and propose new paths within the industry. That is the main reason for LAB CineLebu, a space focused on filmmakers who have an audiovisual project and who seek to promote it and make it viable, promoting a new generation of Chilean and international producers, producers and post-producers.

In addition to involving different professionals related to the festival, Cine Lebu opened a call for children and young people called Corto, Escuela, Acción!, Where students between 4th grade and the last grade of high school of any of the three communes can make short fiction films , documentary and animation that will then be premiered by the same event.

The Cinema Lebu School, as it is called the program, has pre-selection and induction stages for the participants by guides teacher, as well as loans from editing rooms, sound studios and television rooms of the Santo Tomás de Concepción Professional Institute to carry out your projects.

Another novelty that the event brings is the exhibition of the short films nominated for the Oscars 2019 Awards, including Bao (United States), Late Afternoon (Ireland) and Animal Behavior (Canada). It should be noted that the festival fulfills the role of qualify short films for the selection of prizes of the Academy of Arts and Cinematographic Sciences of the United States.

Check the whole program of Cinema Festibal of Lebu here



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