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International Film Festival (FICCI) 59

Cartagena de Indias International Film Festival (FICCI) 59

Planning for the 59th iteration of the Cartagena de Indias International Film Festival (FICCI) 59 is picking up steam. Judges are accepting entrants into the festival until December of this year (2018) and the creative team in charge of this year’s hottest international festival in Cartagena is arranging special guests, contacting amazing directors from all over the world, and plotting unforgettable conversations with industry insiders all for your enjoyment.

And while Cartagena de Indias International Film Festival (FICCI) is still months away, now is the time to start planning your vacation in Cartagena to coincide with Cartagena de Indias International Film Festival in March of 2019. This festival is a tremendous draw and many accommodations in Cartagena book months in advance. If you want to secure your own private luxury vacation rental home in Cartagena, contact us today.

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About Cartagena de Indias International Film Festival (FICCI)

The festival was created in 1960 and for the past 58 years has imbibed the creative and artistic community within Cartagena and Colombia as a whole with enthusiasm, excitement, and resources in order to make Colombian cinema better than ever.

While the main focus of the festival are films presented from acclaimed and up-and-coming directorial teams (many from Colombia and other parts of South America) there are also amazing opportunities for young film makers to learn from some of the greats in the industry as well as opportunities for fans to meet some of their favorite directors, actors/actresses, and industry icons.

Past guests have included:

• Owen Wilson
• Vincent Cassel
• Susan Sarandon
• Clive Owen
• Harvey Keitel
• Aaron Eckhart

New Festival, New Art Director

This year’s festival will see Colombian director and cultural manager Felipe Aljure assume the role of Artistic Director of the Cartagena de Indias International Film Festival.
Aljure is one of the most important figures in Colombian cinema with over three decades of historic work under his belt. His directorial debut (La Gente de La Universal) possessed such unique narrative tools that it quickly became a cult hit and is regarded as one of the best feature films ever created by a Colombian director.

This revolutionary artists has promised that his first priority is to preserve the legacy of Cartagena de Indias International Film Festival and honor the work of his forbearers who have made Cartagena de Indias International Film Festival such a wonderful experience for artists and film fan from all over the world.

It’s too early to see just what sort of surprises Aljure has in mind for Cartagena de Indias International Film Festival (FICCI) 59 but you can bet that with such an impressive mind at the helm this upcoming festival will be one you don’t want to miss.

When and Where

Cartagena de Indias International Film Festival (FICCI) 59 will take place between March 6th and March 11th of next year (2019). There will be events related to the festival all throughout Cartagena with films screening in multiple locations as well as performances, talks, and educational experiences throughout the city.

Keep checking the Cartagena de Indias International Film Festival’s official website for details, locations, and times but don’t wait to book your stay in Cartagena.

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Martha Hampton

Martha Hampton
Home Curator
Founder of Cartagena Colombia Rentals & Hampton Property Rentals LLC

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