International Festival of New Latin American Cinema
The 35th International Festival of New Latin American Cinema in Havana, Cuba, from December 5 to 15th, 2013, promotes and awards those works whose significance and artistic values contribute to enrich and reaffirm the Latin American and Caribbean cultural identity.
The 1st International Festival of New Latin American Cinema took place on December 3, 1979, in Havana. On that occasion, the event hosted over 600 filmmakers from Latin America and had jury presidents Gabriel García Márquez (Fiction) and Santiago Álvarez (Documentaries and Cartoons). Grand Prize Winners were Geraldo Sarno Coral (Colonel Delmiro Gouveia, Brazil) and Sergio Giral (Maluala, Cuba), in Fiction, Patricio Guzmán (The Battle of Chile: the struggle of a people without weapons, Chile), Documentary, and Juan Padrón (Elpidio Valdés, Cuba) in Animation.