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Icaro Film Festival Panama 2016. During the month of September movie fans around the country will be able to enjoy the ninth edition of the “Icaro International Film Festival, Panama 2016” which this year will take place in three different cities (Panama City, Colon and David) opening it up to a wider audience
This festival was born in 1998 in the city of Guatemala, and later expanded into a Central American event. The Panama version aims to encourage the production of local films to represent Panama in the regional festival, which takes place in the City of Guatemala each year.
Among the audiovisual material that will be presented are Central American and international films which were winners in the last festival, as well as a compilation of Panamanian films selected to represent the country in the next regional festival. Local winners will be announced by the jury during the opening night of the Festival, each film selected will receive recognition to empower and recognize the work of local film-makers.
This year will also feature a program of training activities aimed at strengthening the skills and knowledge of national filmmakers, especially the younger ones. This includes a workshop, lectures with international speakers and a discussion panel on today’s national film industry.
Films will be screened in Panama City from Wednesday, September 21 to Tuesday, September 27, at venues such as the Amador Theater, the Alliance Francaise, “Casa del Soldado”, the Cultural Center of Spain – and the multipurpose studio of GECU at the University of Panama.
On the following week screening will take place in the city of David in Chiriqui, from Monday, 26 to Friday, September 30, at the Oteima University and other locations. That same week the city of Colon will host the festival from Monday, 26 to Wednesday, September 28, in the Theater.
Entrance to screenings in Panama City and Colon are free, while in David it will cost $2 for the general public and $1 for students and seniors.