Cine de las Alturas: the festival that sets its sights on the Andean market returns

The new edition of the Festival de las Alturas will be held in various parts of the province of Jujuy (Télam)

the 8th edition of the International Film Festival of the Heights will begin tomorrow with the screening of the andean screenof the Catalan Carmina Balaguerat the Cine Annuar Shopping in the capital of Jujuy, headquarters of the event that will take place from September 2 to 11.

In total, there will be 120 films, which will be divided into 24 feature films, 12 short films and 8 projects in development in their competitive sections, which will be presented in San Salvador de Jujuy, Tilcara and Palpalá, the other two meeting points of the local cinephile which will have in its catalog tapes from Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Venezuela and Brazil, the country, the latter, guest of honor.

Among the featured films are tapes of Kiro Russian, Maximilian Schonfeld, Solitude St. Julian, Adriana Bernal Mor Y Ginna Ortega Henry Vallejo Y Claudia Huaiquimillaamong other filmmakers, and the prize they aspire to in each international competition will be 400,000 pesos, the best project in development will receive 250,000 pesos and the best NOA short film 180,000 pesos.

"the big move"by Bolivian director Kiro Russo, has already received awards at other festivals and will be one of the attractions of this edition.  EFE/RICARDO MALDONADO ROZO/Archive
“The Great Movement”, by Bolivian director Kiro Russo, has already received awards at other festivals and will be one of the attractions of this edition. EFE/RICARDO MALDONADO ROZO/Archive

Among the films that will be at the event, out of competition, the award-winning Chango, the light discoversof the directors Alexandra Martin Y Paola RizziOfficial Competition of Mariano Cohn Y Gaston Duprat, The Photographer and the Postman: The Crime of Cabezaswith the address of alexander hartman Y The dog that doesn’t shut upof Ana Katz. will also be featured Erdosainwork directed by Fernando Spiner Y Ana Peterbargbased on the character of Roberto Arlt.

The Environmental Cinema will present with Bosquecito by the director Paulina Muratore; Sentinels of Rosario Jiménez Gil; Suquía’s cry of Andrew Dunayevich; Jaguar: voice of a territoryof Simon Gonzalez Velez; The conquest of the ruinsof Eduardo Gomes; Nestof Miguel BarataY sentientof Juan Baldana.

In addition, it will be possible to see animated films, others on Cinema and Cannabis and the Gender and Diversity Perspective (Transfeminist Billboard). There will also be the Corredor de Andes, with productions from the region; Terror Córdoba, with genre films from the Mediterranean province; dome projections in New Technologies, a tribute to July Lencina and another to Agustin Burgos. Brazil will be the guest country for this edition.

"official competition" (2021), by the duo Mariano Cohn and Gastón Duprat, can be seen at the festival
“Official Competition” (2021), by the duo Mariano Cohn and Gastón Duprat, can be seen at the festival

As for the projects under development, seven documentaries from the NOA and one from Bolivia were selected for the 4th. DocuLab de las Alturas, which for the fourth consecutive year will be held in Jujuy with the aim of promoting directors and producers who are in the initial stage of their projects through an intensive clinic, reported the organizing body of the event.

The special activities will begin on Saturday at 6 pm, when Santiago Podesta of the Association of Independent Producers of Audiovisual Media (Apima) share the talk related to “How to produce an Argentine film with national and international funds”, a meeting that will take place at the Macedonio Graz Cultural Center and Museum. There will also be talks and workshops will be by Argentores, others on new technologies, character creation, montage, genre, cinematography and another on sound.

The programming referring to “new technologies” will include the participation of Sumo Inmersiva and the production company Mataca Films, which will allow the installation of a dome in a square next to the local Government House, in the capital city, and which will come to life with a projection and 360° sound where you can enjoy different audiovisual content.

This year's focuses include, among others, Environmental Cinema, Cinema and Cannabis and Gender and Diversity Perspective (Télam)
This year’s focuses include, among others, Environmental Cinema, Cinema and Cannabis and Gender and Diversity Perspective (Télam)

In that same space, Mataca Films will present “the unearthing, an ancestral experience”, a technological-cultural experience that recreates the Andean carnival, simultaneously applying several technologies such as augmented reality, mapping, artificial intelligence, holography, among others.

Another attraction will be the mobile cinema, which this time will make three stops: in the jungle area of ​​San Francisco, in Tumbaya (Quebrada de Humahuaca), Abra Pampa and in Aguas Calientes (Yungas).

Luciano Caceres, Diego Lerman, Andrea Frigerio Y Celeste Cid They will be present for the section “Exhibit of the Academy of Cinematographic Arts and Sciences of Argentina”, which reviews national films.

Source: Telam

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