The fifth edition of Santiago Festival Internacional de Cine, SANFIC, arranged by CorpArtes Foundation, will have about 100 international and Chilean movies, including 10 worldwide premieres, 38 from Latin America and 41 from Chile. Inside the selection, two winners of the Cannes Film Festival and one of the Berlin International Film Festival are included.
Between August 18 and 25, will be carried out the fifth anniversary of Santiago Festival Internacional de Cine (SANFIC). About 100 excellent productions, including 10 worldwide premieres, 38 from Latin America and 41 from Chile will be exhibited this year, along with this, the organization confirmed Wagner Moura and Gael García Bernal as special guests this 2019.
“Throughout its 15 years SANFIC has become a unique platform, where the public can find a selection of the best films in the world, from various countries and internationally recognized directors, many of whom would not have the possibility of Presenting ourselves in Chile in another way, ”said Francisca Florenzano, Executive Director of CorpArtes Foundation.
Among other developments, an alliance was generated with the Berlin International Film Festival, through the Berlinale Spotlight program, which will add five short films that were part of the Berlinale Shorts selection, including the production that was worthy of the Golden Bear in this section.
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SANFIC Educa covers 12 regions
For the third consecutive year, SANFIC Educa -section of the festival whose main objective is to encourage the participation of children and young people with their families and deliver training tools in the audiovisual artistic language- will exhibit for free 10 productions presented and awarded at important international festivals such as Berlin, BAFICI, Cannes and Toronto, in addition to an animation cycle consisting of 14 independent short films: Carambola Cycle.
In Santiago, SANFIC Educa exhibitions will be free and will take place in CorpArtes and in schools and cultural centers in Santiago. In addition, and seeking to reach a wider audience, the section will extend to 12 regions of the country during September: Arica, Antofagasta, Coquimbo, Valparaíso, O’Higgins, Maule, Ñuble, Bío Bío, Los Ríos, Los Lagos, Aysén and Metropolitan region.
SANFIC Industria: new space of bond between cinema and television
The new edition of SANFIC Industria will take place between August 19 and 23. This space of the contest seeks to promote and strengthen the internationalization of national productions, in addition to encouraging new creators from Chile and Ibero-America, through contact and exchange between the various agents of the audiovisual industry, including directors, producers, distributors, agents of sales, national and international festival programmers, fund representatives, among others.
In its eighth version, thanks to the co-financing of the Support Program for the Conduct of International Meetings in Chile 2018 – 2019, of the Audiovisual Fund of the Ministry of Cultures, Arts and Heritage, it will have spaces such as Work In Progress Iberoamericano, Santiago LAB, SANFIC NET and special activities aimed at audiovisual professionals and open to the general public. One of the novelties of this year is the opening of a “SANFIC Series” space, which seeks to generate a new instance for the link between cinema and television by the year 2020.
Award-winning films and prestigious directors
SANFIC 15 will have extensive programming, where you can also enjoy the Visions of the World section, in its different categories. First, Visiones del Mundo/Documentary, which presents Apuntes para una película de atracos (Spain), by León Siminiani; El árbol negro(Argentina), by Máximo Ciambella and Damián Coluccio; Exit (Germany), by Karen Winther and Guitar days (Brazil), by Ciao Augusto Braga. Atlas (Germany) by David Nawrath will be shown in Visions of the World / Drama; A voz do silencio (Brazil), by Andrés Ristum; Delfín (Argentina), by Gaspar Scheuer; Divine Love (Brazil – Uruguay – Denmark – Norway – Chile), by Gabriel Mascaro; In the Aisles (Germany), by Thomas Stuber; Veneza (Brazil), by Miguel Falabella and Venezia (Argentina – France), by Rodrigo Guerrero. In Visiones del Mundo / at humor we find the film Los payasos (Argentina), by Tomás Sposato and Luca Bucci and in Visiones del Mundo / Thriller, the tape Cronofobia (Switzerland), by Francesco Rizzi.
One of the most anticipated categories of each SANFIC edition is Cinema Masters, which premieres in Chile the most recent works of prestigious directors, several of them awarded at the main film festivals in the world. This year, this section will feature ten titles, among them the winner of the Best Director award at the Cannes International Film Festival, Young Ahmed (Belgium – France), by Jean Pierre and Luc Dardenne, awarded the Special Mention in the Cannes International Film Festival, It Must Be Heaven (Palestine), by Elia Suleiman and By the Grace of God (France), by Francois Ozon, winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the Berlin International Film Festival. Together with these they will be exhibited during the Watercolor festival (Russia), by Victor Kossakovsky; All is True (United Kingdom), by Kenneth Branagh; Ghost Town Anthology (Canada), by Denis Côté; Gundermann (Germany), by Andreas Dresen; Ituzaingo V3rit4 (Argentina), by Raúl Perrone; Meeting Gorbachev (Germany – United Kingdom – United States), by Werner Herzog and Andre Singer; and Varda By Agnès (France), by Agnès Varda and Didier Rouget.
The Special Function section presents this year the premieres in Chile of Chicuarotes (Mexico), by Gael García Bernal; Clownvets (Chile), by Esteban Rojas; (Brazil), by Wagner Moura; Mystify: Michael Hutchence (Australia), by Richard Lowenstein; Tu Me Manques (Bolivia), by Rodrigo Bellott; and Víctima potential (Chile), by Nicolás Guzmán.
Complete the program of SANFIC 15 the selection of seven films of the Critics’ Week at the Cannes Festival: Abou Leila (Algeria – France – Qatar), by Amin Sidi; A White, White Day (Iceland – Sweden – Denmark), by Hlynur Palmason; Ceniza Negra (Costa Rica – Chile), by Sofía Quirós; I Lost My Body (France), by Jérémy Clapin; Litigante (Colombia), by Franco Lolli; Nuestras madres (Guatemala), by César Díaz and Vivarium (Ireland), by Lorcan Finnegan.
To buy tickets:
Season tickets (not applicable for Antofagasta) for the anniversary edition of SANFIC 15 can be purchased in person at CineHoyts Parque Arauco and La Reina ticket offices until August 17. Tickets have a single price of CLP3,100 each ticket and CLP2,200 with Club CineHoyts and Club La Tercera.
Kinds of tickets:
General public: 5 tickets for CLP13,000
Students or seniors: 5 tickets for CLP11.000