Cine Entre Glaciares: a free festival to celebrate the best of audiovisual production

the fInternational Film Festival Entre Glaciares will be made ofSeptember 1st to 4th at the Hotel Kosten Aike in El Calafate, and 5, 6 and 7 of the same month at the Chaltén Suites in El Chaltén, both towns in the province of Santa Cruz. It should be clarified, for those who are not in the area, that almost all of the programming can be viewed online on the October TV platform between 1 and 7.

The first edition had the presence of Graciela Borges as a special guest.

The to call of movies was made without thematic restrictions, exceeding the 200 proposals received, belonging to 28 countries (Albania, Germany, Argentina, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Spain, United States, Philippines, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Mexico, Norway, Netherlands, Paraguay, Peru, Portugal, Russia, Serbia, Switzerland, Thailand, Uruguay and Venezuela). Among all this material, the programmer Javier Luzzi selected long and short films, documentaries and fiction, animation, traditional stories and experimental films that will be in competition. During the festival, and at both venues, all screenings will be free and open to the general public.

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Javier Luzzi, festival programmer.

This meeting is preceded by the International Film Festival of El Calafate and El Chalten, which was held from September 17 to 21, 2021, becoming the first of its kind in the province of Santa Cruz. For this reason it was declared interest provincial by the Honorable Chamber of Deputies of Santa Cruz and the Honorable Chamber of Representatives of El Calafate. For this reason, the Festival also aroused the concern of INCAA (National Institute of Cinema and Audiovisual Arts), which supported it from the outset (and continues to do so) incorporating it into its federal development management.
Under the new, more comprehensive name of Cine Entre Glaciares, maintains the initial spirit and the characteristic of equal in the competition fiction, animation and documentary films, as well as long, medium and short films, understanding that art, as a language that transmits the deepest emotions of the human being, cannot be qualified by its extension or its genre.
In addition it has a $120,000 prize who delivers the National Endowment for the Arts for the best Argentine film in competition and a prize from Argentores to the best screenplay. This does not mean that it loses its international character, making room for productions from all over the continent and the world.

Juries and organization

The festival has an official jury made up of personalities from the audiovisual production with the condition of belonging to three different countries. On this occasion they will be: the Uruguayan director, producer and teacher Andrés Varela; the Brazilian journalist and businesswoman Vera Carneiro and the Argentine journalist and critic Catalina Dlugi. The Argentores Jury will be made up of the Bachelor of Arts and Professor of Letters Sol Pérez, the Bachelor of Advertising and screenwriter Salvador Valverde, and the film director and screenwriter Santiago Fernández Calvete.

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Roxana Ukmar and Alejandrina Morelli, the organizers of the meeting.

For her part, Graciela Garzelli, President of the Village of Lights Foundation, will coordinate the Young Jury made up of university students of the audiovisual branch, which will award the prize for the best short film of the national competition. It should be noted that this Festival is a initiative joint of the cultural manager Arq. Roxana Ukmar and the journalist Alejandrina Morelli. Both have a long history in the management of exhibitions and festivals, among which the Punta del Este International Film Festival and the First Edition of the End of the World Film Festival that took place in Ushuaia in May of this year stand out.

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