All set for film frenzy

April 11, 2013 by  

Beginning tomorrow, the Havana Film Festival of New York (HFFNY) will be kicking off once again. Operated in conjunction with Havana’s International Festival of New Latin American Cinema, the event presents films created all over the Americas.

The emphasis is on films that feature the lives of Latinos in the United States or the emigration of Latinos from South America. The festival has panels as well as films, some of which are classics and others that are contemporary. It provides a look into the ever-growing Latino film industry.

The HFFNY began in 2000 and was created by the non-profit organization American Friends of the Ludwig Foundation of Cuba. Its goal is to foster the exchange of ideas between artists of the United States and Cuba, as well as to provide a greater cultural awareness of the Latino world. On a smaller level, the festival tries to create a dialogue between artists and the audience through the use of its discussion panels and provide insight into the industry.

Organizers are likely to turn to printing companies to see to some of their advertising needs. Flyers and promotional posters could help to alert people who have never been to the festival about its existence, and advertising in borough areas, like Long Island City, might prompt people to travel to the different theaters hosting the festival films.

The opening ceremonies will take place at the Directors Guild Theater and feature a showing of the film Amor Cronico. The festival runs until April 19 and will feature films in theaters around New York.