This Thursday, April 7th, there will be an inaugural press conference at 2:30 p.m. in American Trade Hotel’s Salon Viejo. The interview will be headed by the directors of Iff Panama, the President of Iff Panama Foundation, the Minister of Commerce and Industry (Mici), and the actors Luis Silva
-protagonist of the movie "From Afar," winner of the Golden Lion of Venice- and the talented Luis Alberto García
, who heads the cast of "Viva
," which will open the festival.
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Among the events that the International Film Festival of Panama brings for its fifth anniversary celebration are: educational and industry programs that cover more than twenty different activities between seminars, workshops, chats and panels, 14 red carpets along with three nights of free outdoors screenings and the presence of more than one hundred special guests; not to mention 75 of the best films the world has to offer.
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At 1:00 p.m. that same day, world renowned documentary filmmaker Patricio Guzmán
will begin a four-day Documentary Seminar that he will conduct for members of the cinematographic industry in the American Trade Hall.
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At 6:45 p.m.,the Red Carpet event of the Iff Panama's Opening Gala will start at Teatro Balboa, with international and national special guests attending. The Inaugural Ceremony starts at 8:00 p.m. and at 8:45 the screening of "Viva
" will commence.
For more information on the entire festival program and events visit Here.