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  • Where: Bogota, Bucaramanga, Medellin
    When: March 18-23, 2013

    FILM FORWARD heads to Colombia for a second year, collaborating with the U.S. Embassy, Bogota, Proimagenes, and the bi-national centers (BNCs) of Medellin and Bucaramanga.  FILM FORWARD will be traveling to Bogota, Bucaramanga, and Medellin with filmmakers Jeff Orlowski (Chasing Ice) and Nancy Buirski (The Loving Story), providing screenings, workshops, and discussions with filmmakers in a wide-range of venues throughout the country.  

    Both films share powerful stories that address important social issues prevalent all over the world. Chasing Ice follows acclaimed photographer, James Balog, and reveals visually stunning time-lapse videos of vanishing glaciers, delivering fragile hope to our carbon-powered planet. The Loving Story is a journey into the heart of race relations in America, sharing the racially-charged criminal trial and heart-rendering love story about Mildred and Richard Loving.  

    In addition to Chasing Ice and The Loving Story, they program will screen five other films including Bones Brigade, Town of Runners, La Misma Luna, Valley of Saints, and The Light in Her Eyes

    Schedule Of Events

    All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.

    Thursday, March 14
    Medellin
    10:00am: Valley of Saints without Spanish subtitles
    Medellin BNC – Colombo Americano 

    12:00pm: Valley of Saints con subtítulos en Español
    Medellin BNC – Colombo Americano 

    Bucaramanga
    4:00pm: Valley of Saints con subtítulos en Español
    En Medio De

    6:00pm: Town of Runners con subtítulos en Español
    En Medio De

    8:00pm: La Misma Luna (Under the Same Moon) con subtítulos en Español
    En Medio De

    Friday, March 15
    Medellin
    10:00am: Town of Runners without Spanish subtitles
    Medellin BNC – Colombo Americano 

    12:00pm: Town of Runners con subtítulos en Español
    Medellin BNC – Colombo Americano 

    Bucaramanga
    4:00pm: The Light In Her Eyes (English version)
    En Medio De

    6:00pm: Beasts of the Southern Wild with subtitles
    En Medio De      

    6:00pm: La Misma Luna (Under the Same Moon) without Spanish subtitles
    CCAB Cine Club  

    8:00pm: Bones Brigade: An Autobiography con subtítulos en Español
    En Medio De

    Saturday, March 16
    Medellin
    10:00am: Beasts of the Southern Wild without subtitles
    Medellin BNC – Colombo Americano 

    Bucaramanga
    11:00am: Beasts of the Southern Wild without subtitles
    CCA Sala Audiovisuales

    Medellin
    12:00pm: Beasts of the Southern Wild con subtítulos en Español
    Medellin BNC – Colombo Americano 

    Bucaramanga
    4:00pm: Town of Runners con subtítulos en Español
    En Medio De

    6:00pm: Valley of Saints con subtítulos en Español
    En Medio De

    8:00pm: Beasts of the Southern Wild con subtítulos en Español
    En Medio De

    Monday, March 18
    Bucaramanga
    9:00am: The Light In Her Eyes without Spanish subtitles
    CCA Sala Audiovisuales

    Bogota
    10:00am: Chasing Ice (Private)
    Director Jeff Orlowski will be in attendance for Q&A following the film.
    Pontificia Javeriana University, Environment and Rural Studies Faculty, Félix Restrepo Auditorium, Carrera 7 con 45

    10:00am: The Loving Story (Private) 
    Director Nancy Buirski will be in attendance for Q&A following the film.
    Jorge Tadeo Lozano University - Aula Máxima Luis Córdoba Mariño First Floor – 2nd Module; Carrera 4 No. 22-61

    Medellin
    10:00am: Bones Brigade: An Autobiography without subtitles
    Medellin BNC – Colombo Americano 

    12:00pm: Bones Brigade: An Autobiography con subtítulos en Español
    Medellin BNC – Colombo Americano 

    Bogota
    2:00pm: The Loving Story (Private)
    Director Nancy Buirski will be in attendance for Q&A following the film.
    Javeriana University – Centro Atico, Calle 40 No. 6-39

    2:00pm: Chasing Ice (Private)
    Director Jeff Orlowski will be in attendance for Q&A following the film.
    Jorge Tadeo Lozano University- Aula Máxima Luis Córdoba Mariño First Floor – 2nd Module, Carrera 4 No. 22-61

    Tuesday, March 19  
    Medellin
    10:00am: The Light In Her Eyes
    Medellin BNC – Colombo Americano 

    12:00pm: The Light In Her Eyes
    Medellin BNC – Colombo Americano 

    Bucaramanga
    2:00pm: Roundtable with local filmmakers (Private)
    “En Medio De” Film Institute

    4:30pm: The Loving Story (Private)
    Director Nancy Buirski will be in attendance for Q&A following the film.
    UNAB Auditorium  

    Wednesday, March 20
    Bucaramanga
    8:00am: Chasing Ice & The Loving Story
    Directors Jeff Orlowski and Nancy Buirski will be in attendance for Q&As following their films.
    Colegio Agroecológico Holanda 

    Medellin
    10:00am: La Misma Luna (Under the Same Moon)
    Medellin BNC – Colombo Americano 

    12:00pm: La Misma Luna (Under the Same Moon)
    Medellin BNC – Colombo Americano 

    Bucaramanga
    4:30pm: Chasing Ice (Private)
    Director Jeff Orlowski will be in attendance for Q&A following the film.
    UNAB Auditorium

    Thursday, March 21  
    Medellin
    10:00am: Chasing Ice without subtitles
    Medellin BNC – Colombo Americano 

    12:00pm: Chasing Ice con subtítulos en Español
    Medellin BNC – Colombo Americano 

    2:30pm: The Loving Story (Private)
    Director Nancy Buirski will be in attendance for Q&A following the film.
    CES University 

    2:30pm: Chasing Ice (Private)
    Director Jeff Orlowski will be in attendance for Q&A following the film.
    Antioquia University 

    Friday, March 22
    Medellin
    9:00am: The Loving Story (Private)
    Director Nancy Buirski will be in attendance for Q&A following the film.
    Medellin BNC – Colombo Americano 

    2:30pm: Chasing Ice (Private)
    Director Jeff Orlowski will be in attendance for Q&A following the film.
    ITM University 

    Saturday, March 23
    Bogota
    2:00pm: TBD
    Casa de la Cultura de Ciudad Bolívar

    3:00pm: TBD

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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.

     

    This program is generously supported by Sundance Channel Global.

     


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