With exhibitions in Cavancha, regional museum and Jorge Iturra room, the Iquique Film Festival is back


The Iquique International Film Festival (FICIQQ), in its 14th version, returns from December 5 to 9 with exhibitions at the Regional Museum of Iquique, Sala Jorge Iturra of the Regional Government, as well as outdoor exhibitions at Cavancha Beach , which will include music and sessions cinematic.

The cinematic event which will be animated by the actress Natalia Valdebenito and which is free, is financed by the Regional Government of Tarapacá, the Illustrious Municipality of Iquique and the Seremía de las Culturas, las Artes y Patrimonio de Tarapacá.

For the director of the festival, Katherina Harder Sacre, “it will be an opportunity to meet our FICIQQ audience again, to look at each other again, talk and build community. It’s the moment we’ve been waiting for so long.”

As for the open-air presentations on Cavancha beach, a screen will be installed in the “Los Lobos” sector (in the center of the beach), where the public will be able to enjoy films and music from local artists. In addition, the inauguration and closing ceremonies will take place there.

The film that will open the event will be “Nahuel and the Magic Book”, a Chilean-Brazilian animated film, directed by Germán Acuña. This film won first place in the 9th edition of the Chilemonos International Animation Festival and was nominated at the Qurino Awards in the categories of Best Ibero-American Animated Feature Film and Best Animation Design of Ibero-American Animation Works. According to the director, it is a film for children, “with the aim of inviting people to come as a family and enjoy the festival”.

As for the programming, it will be divided into four competitions: International Feature Film Cinema of the Extremes, National Feature Film, International Short Film and Big North Short Film. Added to the above are two shows, one with the Cineteca Nacional and the other with the Cineteca de la Universidad de Chile. Much of the programming will be in presence, but some titles from the respective film libraries will also go online throughout Chile, via the web, where registration is required to participate in the event.

“This year we continue with our competing categories, highlighting the strengthening of the Norte Grande short film competition. We are interested in being able to exhibit works marked by territoriality and reflection on themes that bring our communities together in northern Chile,” said festival director Katherina Harder Sacre.

In addition to the exhibitions, the festival will have several educational activities, among which a discussion with the actor Daniel Muñoz stands out, in which he will tell his experience with a tour of his outstanding career in cinema and television; an audiovisual production workshop by director Alba Gaviraghi; a speech on the distribution of short films with José Gil, coordinator of Chileshorts and a masterclass on the making of video clips by Tomás Alzamora, director, screenwriter, editor and Chilean rapper.

As for the competition jury, for the International Feature Film Cinema degli Estremi, it will be composed of Alexandra Galvis, producer and distributor, Daniel Muñoz, actor, and Juan Carlos Maldonado, actor. For the National Feature Film, the jury will be composed of: Silvia Novak, actress; Lorena Giachino, director and Tomas Alzamora, director. As regards the International Short Film, those who will decide will be: Jose Gil, coordinator of Chileshorts and director of Short Films en Grande; Alba Gaviraghi, producer and director, and Génesis Ibarra, actress from Iquica. For its part, the jury of the Short Film Norte Grande will be composed of Gisela Villalobos, actress and cultural manager from Iquica; Antonio Luco, director and teacher, and Loreto González, cultural manager of Iquica.

Cinema of the Extremes feature film competition
Balika (Spain, 2022) Documentary 63 minutes. Directors: Lander Ibarretxe and Aitor Sánchez Smith.
Danube (Argentina, 2021) Documentary 62 minutes. Director: Agustina Pérez Rial.
La Pampa (Peru, 2022) Fiction 106 minutes. Director: Dorian Fernández Moris.
The fragile bones of death (Bolivia, 2021) Documentary 71 minutes. Director: Claudio Araya Silva.
Roza (Guatemala-Mexico 2022) Fiction 76 minutes. Director: Andrés Rodríguez Alcérreca.

National Feature Film Competition

Old old (Chile, 2022) Fiction 79 minutes. Director: Ignacio Pavez.
Ghost project (Chile, 2022) Fiction 97 minutes. Director: Roberto Doveris.
The announced death of Willy Semler (Chile, 2022) Fiction 74 minutes. Director: Benjamin Red.
Desert space (Chile, 2021) Documentary 70 minutes. Director: Yerko Ravlic
Edita (Chile, 2022) Documentary 74 minutes. Director: Pamela Pollack
1976 (Chile, 2022) Fiction 95 minutes. Director: Manuela Martelli

International short film competition

Flowing water carries no poison (Italy, 2021) Fiction 10 minutes. Director: Letizia Zatti.

Aents: Identity and Territory (Peru, 2022) Documentary 20 minutes. Director: Ricardo Reátegui Marchesi.

Baby (Colombia, 2022) Documentary 15 minutes. Director: Cristina Sanchez Salamanca

Water notebook (Chile, 2022) Documentary 15 minutes. Director: Felipe Rodríguez Cerda

Destination Paradise (Czech Republic, 2022) Fiction 20 minutes. Conductor: Eshaan Rajadhyaksha

Who will dance two pieces! (Spain, 2022) Fiction 8 minutes. Director: R. Ruvens

Redemption (Chile, 2021) Fiction 15 minutes. Director: Diego Rojas Sastre

Talcahuano (Argentina, 2021) Fiction 14 minutes. Director: Ramiro Velasco

Storm (Chile, 2021) Fiction 12 minutes. Director: Francisco Parra

All inclusive (Colombia, 2022) Fiction 20 minutes. Director: Duvan Duque Vargas

Norte Grande Regional Short Film Competition

By reason or by force (Chile, 2021) Fiction 18 minutes. Director: Giarella Araya

Fantasmagoría (Chile, 2022) Documentary 14 minutes. Director: Juan Francisco Gonzalez

Tomorrow / the day after (Chile, 2021) Fiction, 14 minutes. Director: Alejandra Andino

The Bullets of October (Chile, 2022) Documentary, 27 minutes. Director: Christian Lagos

Devoted Skin (Chile, 2022) Documentary, 27 minutes. Conductors: Constanza Cáceres and Francisca Basaure

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