The International Film Festival of Uruguay aims to create and hold interest in the cinema by introducing worthwhile films to a huge audience, making a positive contribution to the art forms of film and video, and stimulating intelligent film-viewing among the general public. It aims to present films of merit which might not otherwise be shown in this region, to gain attention and publicity for the films shown and to assist in their wider distribution in this region. It aim to be a frame for meetings and discussions of regional projects of interest and to promote better understanding among people and nations through the film medium.
The Festival is independent and prizes shall be granted by a Jury of Critics and by the audience.
The Festival has four sections:
1.) the International Full Length Films and Shorts Show
2.) the International Documentary, Animation and Experimental Film Show
3.) the Informative Show
4.) the Espacio Uruguay (devoted to productions of Uruguay)
The Festival Jury shall award:
1) a First Prize to the best full length film shown at the festival
2) Prizes to the best short, best documentary film, and best experimental and/or animation film
3) a Jury Special Prize for Artistic Quality
4) a prize to the Best Ibero-American Film (sponsored by I.C.I., Instituto de Cooperación Iberoamericana)
5) any honorable mentions the Jury reccommend. The Audience Award shall be decided by the audiences of all screenings during the whole festival.
6.) there will be an O.C.I.C. Prize, the Opera Prima Prize and the FIPRESCI Uruguay Prize.
The International Film Festival of Uruguay provides a meeting place for many press, filmmaker delegates and industry professionals. With the goal of promoting discussion and exchange of experiences of the film industry in Ibero-Latin America, the festival organizes several seminars with the participation of all national and international professional organizations.
The organizers endeavor to give major publicity to the films to be screened, publishing directories of producers, authors and distributors for their promotion among regional distributors and specialized journalists.
The Festival is organized by Cinemateca Uruguaya, a member of FIAF (Fédération Internationale des Archives du Film), under the sponsorship of the Ministry of Education and Culture, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Tourism and the Municipality of Montevideo.
***THERE IS NO FEE TO ENTER THIS FESTIVAL***
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