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Fifteenth edition of the Gibara International Film Festival inaugurated

Fifteenth edition of the Gibara International Film Festival inauguratedHOLGUIN, Cuba, Jul 8 (ACN) The renowned Cuban actor Jorge Perugorría, director of the Gibara International Film Festival (FIC), officially opened this Sunday night the XV edition of this event that will run until next Saturday in this coastal city, located about 30 kilometers from the capital of Holguín.

The opening day took place with the usual inaugural parade, attended by participants and guests from different countries such as Spain, Germany, Switzerland, Chile, Brazil and the United States, along with representatives of the movement of amateur artists, the Guiñol Theatre, the Concert Band and art instructors from the eastern territory.
In the central words, offered in the historic center of the city of Gibraltar, declared a National Monument, Perugorria especially thanked the people of the so-called White Village of the Crabs for welcoming the meeting with fervor and enthusiasm and insisted on recognizing them as its main protagonists, in their desire to keep alive the dream of founder Humberto Solás.
Filling the projection spaces is the main goal on this occasion, said the president of the Organizing Committee, who also convened, mainly young people to attend the Festival and enjoy the wonderful experience sure that freedom is in culture.
Afterwards, the inauguration gala took place inside the emblematic Jibá cinema, where those present appreciated the performances of the company Codanza de Holguín and the choreography Eden of the renowned Spanish artist living in Cuba, Susana Pous, which was performed by three young dancers of the dance group directed by her.
The space was also the setting for the presentation of the Lucía de Honor Awards to actress Daisy Granados and filmmaker Fernando Pérez, as a stimulus to their professional careers, reflected in years of commitment to the magic of the seventh art.
FIC Gibara- 2019 has an extensive program in which all the artistic manifestations are present, in addition, more than 70 works will compete among audiovisual materials and scripts, in the categories of documentary feature film, cinema in construction, fiction short film and animated.
Gibara, distinguished for its natural attractions, was visited by outstanding exponents of Cuban filmography, among them actresses Jaqueline Arenal, Laura de la Uz and María Isabel Díaz, who expressed the emotion they feel when exchanging in this context.
Also during the first day of the Festival, singer-songwriters Kelvis Ochoa and David Torrens delighted the audience with a concert dedicated to Pablo Milanés and Silvio Rodríguez, and then Isaac Delgado made everyone dance with anthological themes from his repertoire.
The meeting was attended by Ernesto Santiesteban Velázquez, first secretary of the Provincial Committee of the Communist Party in Holguín and Julio César Estupiñán Rodríguez, president of the Provincial Assembly of People's Power.
The Gibara Film Festival was created in 2003 by the late Cuban filmmaker Humberto Solás, after shooting scenes from his film Honey for Oshún.

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