For 16 consecutive days (August 8 - 23rd) eight filmmakers from the Central American and Caribbean region will meet via streaming, to talk about their experiences, knowledge, concerns, humour and solidarity as a way to generate an exchange between the Film Industry of the region.
Filmmakers from Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Dominican Republic and Guatemala will share.
These live talks will take place every day from Saturday, August 8 to Sunday, August 23, at 7pm (Belize time), and will be broadcast on CCEG's Facebook CCE Guatemala
THE 8P 16C (8 paises/countries 16 cineastas/filmmakers) project is being presented by AGACINE (Asociación Guatemalteca del Audiovisual y la Cinematografía) in collaboration with El Centro Cultural de España en Guatemala. The 8P 16C project seeks to widen the discussion about film in the Central American and Caribbean region and strengthen industry ties.
FRIDAY, JULY 17th (Tonight): Cuban film: GUANTANAMERA @ 8 pm on LOVE TV. On the occasion of the 25th Anniversary of diplomatic relations between Belize and Cuba. the Embassy of Cuba in Belize and Love FM will be showcasing three Cuban films. "For Life" (July 14,) documentary, fiction movies "Guantanamera" (July 17) and "Kangamba" (July 21). All at 8:00 pm. Don't miss this wonderful cultural exchange through film.
Directed by acclaimed Cuban filmmakers: Tomás Gutiérrez Alea and Juan Carlos Tabío, GUANTANAMERA is a romantic comedy featuring an ensemble cast including Carlos Cruz, Mirta Ibarra, Jorge Perugorria, Raúl Eguren. SYNOPSIS: When Aunt Yoyita dies during a visit to Gina in Guantánamo, Gina, along with Yoyita's childhood sweetheart, the aging Cándido, must take the body to Havana. To their annoyance, Gina's overbearing husband Adolfo, a punctilious undertaker with political ambitions, takes charge of the journey, including several transfers along the way between hearses. On the road, they keep crossing paths with Mariano, a playboy trucker with a woman at every way station. He and Gina recognize each other: he was her student and wrote her of how much he loved her, then dropped out of school in embarrassment. Before they reach Havana, Gina realizes she can choose between Adolfo and Mariano. The film is noted for depicting life in Cuba during the "Special Period" of the 1990s, a period of relative poverty for Cuba following the termination of Soviet aid to the country. The male protagonist, for example, was an engineer under the Soviet-supported regime, and now makes a living as a truck driver. ... See MoreSee Less
France 1902 Directed by George Méliès Production Company Star-Film Running time 8 min Certificate U
Widely considered to be the first ever sci-fi film, A Trip to the Moon is one of cinema’s most celebrated treasures. Georges Méliès was a special effects pioneer who made use of innovative camera trickery and plenty of imagination. The story, a fusion of H.G. Wells and Jules Verne novels, follows a team of astronomers who make an exploratory (and extraordinary) trip to the moon on a rocket ship.
Full of classic imagery, from the chorus girls loading the space gun to the rocket landing in the man in the moon’s eye, this enchanting film exquisitely showcases cinema’s unique ability to depict the fantastical. ... See MoreSee Less
Exactly what We have in mind for the 15th Edition of Belize International Film Festival (BelizeIFF), albeit on a smaller scale and in 2021! The planning begins now, though so volunteers and partners welcome! Digital Tech support a huge plus. Inbox us ... See MoreSee Less
Our new short film "REFLEXION", created during the coronavirus quarantine, won a SPECIAL MENTION in the MONSTERFLIX AWARDS! Big thanks to the Monsterflix Awards and its entire staff! . Big thanks to Pagod Films, Chantal Sacarabany-perro, Elaine Cristina, José Nerain and my family! And big thanks to all our followers! 🙂 . Have an amazing day, everyone! 🙂 🙂 ... See MoreSee Less
JULY 1st WEBINAR: 10:00 am UPDATE ON COVID 19 PROTOCOLS FOR THE REOPENING OF BELIZE BELIZE: IMPACT ON THE FILM INDUSTRY. IF YOU MISSED THIS SESSION, PLEASE CHECK OUT THE RECORDING HERE: us02web.zoom.us/rec/share/3uooN7Wvr3JOe6fksWCOcYBiMKjfT6a813VIqPYJyUmlMM0FwBCA4I8Un6MuMkLd?startT... Good Morning everyone! Today is July 1st and we are halfway through 2020, one of the strangest years in recent times. Today at 10 am, I welcomed my special guest, Michael Singh for a great discussion on the reopening of Belize and its Impact on the Film Industry for Belize. As a member of the National Task Force he was uniquely able to give us some insights into the Government of Belize’s announcement last week that on August 15th, 2020, Belize's International Airport (PGIA) will be opened for commercial traffic. My sincere thanks to those who attended and gave us input as we plot a way forward for our Film Sector. ... See MoreSee Less