12th Cine Las Americas International Film Festival News and Updates

2009 Film Festival Schedule

Cine Las Americas is pleased to announce the official schedule and full program for the
12th Cine Las Americas International Film Festival

Read more: 2009 Film Festival Schedule

 

 

Austin Metro Marquee

The 12th Cine Las Americas International Film Festival (CLAIFF) was held from April 22-30, 2009 in Austin, Texas. With 3,200 audience members, CLAIFF screened a total of 116 films representing 23 countries including, Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Ecuador, Germany, South Korea, Japan, India, France, Guatemala, Italy, Mexico, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Peru, Spain, United Kingdom, Uruguay, United States and Venezuela. This year’s festival also hosted 5 final jury members and 35 international, national and local filmmakers, including directors, producers, actors, screenwriters and music composers.

 

- Click here to see a photo gallery of the festival

- Download a PDF version of the Film Festival Final Report

 

The festival received more than 350 films for review, and the Cine Las Americas film selection committee reviewed over 500 films in total. The program sections for the 2009 festival included New Releases, Narrative Feature Competition, Documentary Feature Competition, Narrative Shorts in Competition, Documentary Shorts in Competition, Animation, Hecho en Tejas, Panorama and Emergencia Youth Film Festival. The 2009 festival also presented a film retrospective from the year’s invited country of honor, Chile. The selected program covered a wide range of genres, themes, and styles from the years 1994-2004, in the retrospective entitled “Chilean Cinema of the Post-Dictatorship Era.”

 

 

Read more: 12th Cine Las Americas International Film Festival Recap

 

ARRÁNCAME LA VIDA
TEAR THIS HEART OUT

Arrancame La Vida Poster

Directed by Roberto Sneider
Mexico/Spain, 2008
Based on the novel by Ángeles Mastretta
Starring: Ana Claudia Talancón, Daniel Giménez Cacho, and José María de Tavira


Thursday, April 30, 7PM
Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar

1120 S Lamar, Austin, TX 78704 (Map)
(512) 476-1320

Tickets are $10. On-line ticket sales are closed. A limited number of tickets will be available at the box office of the Alamo South. These tickets will be sold on a first come-first served basis.


Amidst the political turmoil and machismo of post-revolutionary Mexico, a young woman searches for freedom and identity in an era that would define a nation.

Read more: Closing Night

 

The 12th Cine Las Americas International Film Festival announces the winners of the five categories of its jury competition: Best First or Second Narrative Feature, Best Narrative Short, Best Documentary Feature, Best Documentary Short, and Best Youth Film.

The Festival also recognizes the winners of Audience Awards.

 

 

Read more: 2009 Festival Awards

 

Cine Las Americas is honored to announce the participation of Chile as the invited country for the 12th annual Cine Las Americas International Film Festival. The festival features a retrospective of films from 1994 to 2004, and a great selection of new titles.

 

Chile is the Guest Country

 

The 12th Cine Las Americas International Film Festival will show film at several different venues.

 

Read more: Festival Venues

 

All Inclusive PosterALL INCLUSIVE
Directed by Rodrigo Ortúzar Lynch

Mexico/Chile, 2008
Starring: Jesús Ochoa, Martha Higareda, Maya Zapata, Ana Serradilla, Jaime Camil, Leonor Varela

 

Wednesday, April 22, 7PM
Paramount Theatre

713 Congress AvenueAustin, TX 78701
(512) 472-5470 Map


Tickets are $10 BUY TICKETS NOW
Tickets will also be available the day of the screening at the theater box office.  Student discounts available.

 

All Inclusive is an appealing movie that talks about the search of happiness, the things we don't say, tolerance and family love.

Read more: Opening Night

 

Cine Las Americas is honored to welcome filmmakers in attendance at screenings throughout the festival. These directors, producers, cinematographers and other creative talent travel from near and far to share the experience of viewing their work with audiences in Austin.

Read more: 2009 Filmmakers in Attendance

 

The 12th Cine Las Americas International Film Festival presents films in thirteen different program sections. By browsing this area of the site, you can find a description of each section and the films that are screened in each one of them.

Read more: 2009 Film Festival Program Sections

 

The 12th Cine Las Americas International Film Festival features over 100 films. Here you can find a complete list of films organized by country of origin. Click on each film title to see more about each film.

Read more: 2009 Films by Country

 

The 12th Cine Las Americas International Film Festival features over 100 films. Here you can find a complete list of films organized by program section. Click on each film title in order to see more about each film.

Read more: Complete list of films

 

Cine Las Americas is honored to announce the participation of Chile as the invited country for the 12th annual Cine Las Americas International Film Festival. The festival features a retrospective of films from 1994 to 2004, and a great selection of new titles.

 

Chile is the Guest Country