Colombia

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  • Where: Bogota, Cali, Manizales
    When: July 9-14, 2012

    Attending Filmmakers: Andrew Okpeah MacLean (writer/director ON THE ICE) & Sofia Santana (Co-Producer BUCK)

    FILM FORWARD will be in Colombia for the first time collaborating with the U.S. Embassy, Colombia, Centro Cultural Colombo Americano, and Proimagenes. Colombia has a long history of film and is experiencing a revived interest in the use of film as a medium to encourage community action and empowerment. The FILM FORWARD Colombia program is particularly relevant as a vehicle to create discussions around powerful films that address important social issues. FILM FORWARD will be traveling to Bogota, Cali, and Manizales with filmmakers Andrew Okpeaha MacLean (On the Ice) and Sofia Santana (Buck). Collectively, their films address the universal theme of empowerment – empowerment to make a choice or to take responsibility for the direction of one’s life. The films illustrate the necessity of compassion and friendship in overcoming the adversity and obstacles that shape one’s life. FILM FORWARD will be reaching students, youth from underprivileged communities, indigenous filmmakers, documentarians, coffee collectors, community leaders, the local film industry, and the general public through screenings, Q&As, workshops, and filmmaker round-tables.

    Schedule Of Events

    All screenings and events are free! Unless otherwise noted, all screenings are open to the public.

    Bogota   Cali   Manizales
    Monday, July 9
    10:00 am
    On The Ice
    Conversation with director Andrew Okpeaha MacLean. Film will be screened before event.
    Location: Centro Atico - Universidad Javeriana
    Private screening
           
    12:30 pm
    Bran Nue Dae
    Location: Cinemateca Distrital - Carrera 7° No 22-79
           
    3:00 pm
    Unfinished Spaces
    (Espacios Inconclusos)
    Location: Cinemateca Distrital - Carrera 7° No 22-79
           
    4:00 pm
    Buck
    Q&A conversation with producer Sofia Santana to follow the screening.
    Location: Guatavita community school
    Private screening
           
    6:00 pm
    On The Ice
    Q&A conversation with director Andrew Okpeaha MacLean to follow the screening.
    Location: Cinemateca Distrital - Carrera 7° No 22-79
           
        7:00 pm
    Senna
    Location: Cinemateca La Tertulia
       
    Tuesday, July 10
    10:00 am
    Bam Brunch
    Location: Cámara de Comercio de Bogotá
    Private Screening
           
    12:30 pm
    Another Earth
    (Otra Tierra)
    Location: Cinemateca Distrital - Carrera 7° No 22-79
           
    3:00 pm
    Beginners
    (Así Se Siente El Amor)
    Location: Cinemateca Distrital - Carrera 7° No 22-79
           
    3:00 pm
    On The Ice
    Q&A conversation with director Andrew Okpeaha MacLean to follow the screening.
    Location: Casa de la Cultura de Ciudad Bolivar
    Private screening
           
    6:00 pm
    Buck
    Q&A conversation with producer Sofia Santana to follow the screening.
    Location: Cinemateca Distrital - Carrera 7° No 22-79
           
        7:00 pm
    Bran Nue Dae
    Location: Cinemateca La Tertulia
       
    Wednesday, July 11
    12:30 pm
    On The Ice
    (Sobre El Cielo)
    Location: Cinemateca Distrital - Carrera 7° No 22-79
           
            2:00 pm
    On The Ice
    Q&A/workshops with director Andrew Okpeaha MacLean.
    Location: Universidad de Caldas
            2:00 pm
    Buck
    Q&A/workshops with producer Sofia Santana.
    Location: Universidad de Caldas
    3:00 pm
    Buck
    Location: Cinemateca Distrital - Carrera 7° No 22-79
           
    5:00 pm
    Another Earth
    (Otra Tierra)
    Location: Cinemateca Distrital - Carrera 7° No 22-79
           
    7:00 pm
    Bran Nue Dae
    Location: Cinemateca Distrital - Carrera 7° No 22-79
      7:00 pm
    Buck
    Location: Cinemateca La Tertulia
       
    Thursday, July 12
            9:00 am
    Buck
    Q&A conversation with producer Sofia Santana to follow the screening.
    Location: Casa de la cultura San Jorge
            9:00 am
    On The Ice
    Q&A conversation and workshop with director Andrew Okpeaha MacLean to follow the screening.
    Location: Casa de la cultura TBC
    12:30 pm
    Bran Nue Dae
    Location: Cinemateca Distrital - Carrera 7° No 22-79
           
            2:00 pm
    Buck
    Q&A conversation with producer Sofia Santana to follow the screening.
    Location: Neira, Caldas (30 mins drive from Manizales)
    3:00 pm
    On The Ice
    (Sobre El Cielo)
    Location: Cinemateca Distrital - Carrera 7° No 22-79
           
    5:00 pm
    Buck
    Location: Cinemateca Distrital - Carrera 7° No 22-79
           
            6:00 pm
    On The Ice
    Q&A conversation and workshop with director Andrew Okpeaha MacLean to follow the screening.
    Location: BNC Manizales
    Private screening
        6:30 pm
    Grbavica
    Location: French Alliance Cultural Center
       
    7:00 pm
    Unfinished Spaces
    (Espacios Inconclusos)
    Location: Cinemateca Distrital - Carrera 7° No 22-79
      7:00 pm
    On The Ice
    Location: Cinemateca La Tertulia
       
    Friday, July 13
        2:30 pm
    Buck
    Q&As with producer Sofia Santana to follow screening.
    Location: Universidad del Valle Auditorium
       
        2:30 pm
    On The Ice
    Q&As with director Andrew Okpeaha MacLean to follow screening.
    Location: Universidad del Valle Auditorium
       
    Saturday, July 14
        9:00 am
    Filmmaker Round Table
    Director Andrew Okpeaha MacLean (ON THE ICE) and producer Sofia Santana (BUCK) chat with the members of the "Cali´s Cluster of Cinematography"
    Location: Cinemateca La Tertulia
       
        2:15pm
    Filmmaker Round Table
    Director Andrew Okpeaha MacLean (ON THE ICE) and producer Sofia Santana (BUCK) chat with community leaders who use media, filmmaking and AV production as a tool for empowerment in their community.
    Location: Centro de Empredimiento Cultural de la Comuna 13
       

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  • Program Collaborators

    US Embassy, Bogota, Colombia

    The Embassy in Bogotá is the official mission of the U.S. government in Colombia.  Its officers deal with a variety of topics which unite the two countries, among them political, economic, commercial, military and cultural themes.

    Proimagenes

    The Film Promotion Fund "Proimágenes COLOMBIA" is a non-profit, part of the system of science and technology activities and private entities, and included public and private entities under, rule of law 397 1997, General Law of Culture. COLOMBIA Proimágenes seeks to consolidate and solidify the Colombian film industry, becoming a prime setting for the conclusion of public policies and sectoral, and to articulate rules that materialize and boost the country's film industry. COLOMBIA Proimágenes also administers the Film Development Fund. 

    From a wide range of films, Proimágenes COLOMBIA has become the mediator par excellence of Colombian films in international and domestic markets.  It also promotes the exchange of technology and human resources, research, training and coordinating meetings, exhibitions and festivals related to cine.Desde 2006.  authorized by its board of directors, develops all efforts to operate in Colombia a Film Commission (Film Commission) to serve as a means of brokering and facilitating contact all film industries, tourism and other necessary with all those who are interested in co-production with the country or shoot at.

    Mission: Promoting and strengthening the Colombian film industry as a cultural and education through the creation of mechanisms and support spaces in line with industry needs, with the participation and coordination of public and private entities. 

    Vision: In 2016 Proimagenes will be an internationally prominent institution for knowledge management and promotion of Colombian cinema meeting the highest standards of quality. 

    Colombian/American Bi-national Centers

    The bi-national centers (BNCs) in Colombia are autonomous, non-profit cultural and educational institutions created during the Second World War to contribute to good relations between Colombia and the United States. Several BNCs were founded in 1942. Each month these Centers collectively host 32,500 students of English. In addition, they maintain a slate of cultural activities, a library and US educational advising programs. The BNCs liaison with the Embassy, under the auspices of the Public Affairs Section, in a wide array of mutually beneficial projects, but they do not depend economically on the U.S. government.

    Currently, there are BNCs of different sizes in Armenia, Barranquilla, Bogota, Bucaramanga, Cali, Cartagena, Manizales, Medellin, and Pereira. Some have satellite branches in their cities. Each BNC is managed by a board of directors, generally comprised of Colombian and U.S. nationals resident in Colombia and some have U.S. citizen executive directors.

    Venues

    Centro Cultural Colombo Americano

    Universidad del Valle

    Calidoscopio Network, Cali

    Camera de Comercio de Cali

    Industrias Culturales Cali

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