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Libre Cinema Festival to be held in Mérida

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The eighth edition of the Libre Cinema Festival will be held from November 25 to December 2. The festival expects to receive more than 100 entries to make up the two short film program, the venue will be the Centro Cultural Olimpo.

MÉRIDA, Yucatan, October 17, 2023. – Emmanuel Tatto Perez director and founder of the festival, said that last year they received 100 works and for this edition they hope to equal or exceed that number, he noted that festivals play a very important role in the film industry.

“There are more and more festivals and this is good because it is the perfect opportunity for filmmakers to showcase their work, in Yucatán there is a lot of talent, there has been a boom of filmmakers in the last 10 years and we hope that festivals like this one contribute to make their films known.”

Emmanuel Tatto, pointed out that this new edition seeks to reconnect with the public so that they can feel the cinema and the identity of the state.

“With the selection we want attendees to reflect on the fact that cinema is not only entertainment, laughter and watching famous actresses and actors, but it can also be a channel of emotions, connection, identity and values that lead us to the feeling of the southeast,” he added.

During this edition of Libre Cinema Festival will premiere “Xquipi”, a co-production of Libre Cinema and Juan Pablo Villalobos, who was the winner of the screenplay contest held in the 2021 edition. This short film has been selected for the Morelia International Film Festival 2023.

During the festival, in addition to the exhibition of short and feature films, there will be workshops, discussions and a statewide meeting of filmmakers, in order to bring attendees closer to Mexican cinema and break with prejudices or paradigms that erroneously demerit its quality or the very capacity of Mexican filmmakers.

Among the films to be screened are “Norte sobre el vacío”, which premiered on Amazon Prime and won the Ariel 2023 Award, “Ch’ul be, senda sagrada” by Humberto Gómez Pérez will also be shown, which shows community and Mayan Tsotsil cinema, as well as “La Montaña” which addresses the theme of the pandemic and the Zapatista Army of National Liberation, under the direction of Diego Osorno, one of the most established filmmakers in the country today.

Fernanda Camacho Bautista, producer of Libre Cinema Festival, said that on Saturday, November 25 there will be a discussion on “Women and audiovisual production” as part of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women in which participants can talk and make agreements on safe spaces in filming and audiovisual production.

Tickets will cost 40 pesos per screening, 60 pesos per day or 350 pesos for the Free Pass, which will allow access to the complete program. For more information, please visit Libre Cinema Festival’s social networks.

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