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World and national premieres with the most remarkable actors and filmmakers of the colombian film industry in Tribeca Cinemas, March 20th-24th, 2013.
New York- Within the context of Colombia’s Promotion Plan Abroad, which is coordinated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Colombian Embassy to the United States and the Colombian Consulate in New York are very pleased to present you the first edition of the Colombian Film Festival NYC- CFFNYC- which will be held from March 20th-24th in Tribeca Cinemas (54 Varick Street). More than 16 films, 3 of them are world premieres and 8 are national and local premieres that will be shown to the New York’s public during the 5-day festival. This event is promising to be the biggest celebration to the Colombian film industry out of the Colombian boundaries. More than 25 actors and filmmakers will flight straight from Colombia: Carolina Gomez, Álvaro Rodríguez, Martina García, Andy Baiz, Angélica Blandón, Karent Hinestroza, Carlos Moreno and Paola Turbay among others.

The Colombian Ambassador to the United States, Carlos Urrutia Valenzuela, expressed that the kind of events like this festival “strengthen the government strategy to promote the Colombian territory as scenario for films production, stated in the Filmic Colombian Law”
When explaining why the Diplomatic and Consular Mission of Colombia in the U.S was joining this initiative, the General Central Consul of Colombia in New York, Elsa Gladys Cifuentes Aranzazu, stated: “One of the main objectives of the Diplomatic and consular mission of Colombia in the U.S has been the diffusion and strengthening of the Colombian culture, and which better way than through our film industry that has given us so much joy and awards lately”.

The program, which includes a wide range of films genres from comedy to black cinema, from thriller to police drama, including also documentaries and animation, starts on Wednesday March 20th, 6:30pm, with the guests walk on the red carpet, followed by the premiere ofChocó in New York of the filmmaker Jhonny Hendrix and ending with the presentation of the musical group “Kinteto Pacífico” which is leaded by the actor Esteban Copete; the party in the Tribeca Cinema Lounge will have also the performance of DJ Funkenstein

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