From March 26 to April 1, the Panamanian capital will host this gathering that has become one of the most important film industry events in the region.
The ninth International Film Festival Panama is almost here. As usual, it will offer an outstanding selection of narrative and documentary films from around the world. The festival also serves as a platform for introducing the most notable works of Panamanian cinema to an international audience.
Films will be screened at the Cinépolis Multiplaza, the Canal Museum, and the Biomuseo. This year, red-carpet galas and international guests will once again be hosted at the recently-renovated National Theatre, while free outdoor screenings will continue at the Mirador del Pacífico on the Coastal Beltway.
Festival events for industry professionals will include “Panama Film Match: The First Co-production Forum in Central America and the Caribbean.” Ten projects in progress will compete for a co-production grant of 10,000 dollars, contributed by the BID Lab.
“Panama Film Match seeks to become a meeting ground for artistic, economic, and creative collaboration between countries in this region. These emerging cinema industries could benefit from the help and support of an already established entity like the IFF Panama Foundation, the driving force behind the IFF Panama, a film festival that has shown striking and sustained growth since it was first founded nine years ago,” noted Pituka Ortega Heilbron, director of IFF Panama.
There will also be several educational workshops, including “Costume Design for Films,” presented by Gabriela Fernández, and “The Power of Partnerships: Foundation Setting,” led by Jennifer Frees.
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