Movie: The 2012 festival agenda begins
On Thursday, January 19 begins the Sundance Film Festival and this event starts a world tour of great importance for both business professionals and the public lover of good films projected in a cinema.
Until Sunday 29th this festival will be held in Park City Utah, USA, and elsewhere, as every January since 1978. The powerful Hollywood steps back to provide a decent place to independent cinema from around the world and especially for the task of discover new talents in the film industry. In the 200 films will be screened Sundance selected from more than 9,000 titles submitted. This year they have chosen nine other major cities across the U.S. territory for the day Thursday 26 were present in each city a film director with a film, it exhibits, gave a lecture about his work and discuss with the public, a great idea when you have a truly federal conception of a cultural event.
So begins this long annual pilgrimage of filmmakers and moviegoers who walk the continents. While there are thousands of film festivals around the globe over a calendar year, some of them stand out as essential milestones or at least by-passed places. To get an idea of how this agenda continues to travel, see what we have closest:
From 25 January to 5 February, the International Film Festival Rotterdam, the Netherlands, will be attended by over 350,000 spectators. This festival is not only a meeting point for connoisseurs but also often the site where many directors and producers find a paved highway and fast way to finance their projects.
From 9 to 19 February, the International Film Festival Berlin, Germany, also known as the “Berlinale”. In the city of Berlin will bring together more than 115 countries competing, celebrated as one of the most famous and glamorous film festivals, with its 10 sections that lead to high-impact films like experimental cinema, avant-garde and young .
From 2 to 12 March, the International Film Festival in Guadalajara, Mexico, a key event for Latin American cinema and an excellent business opportunity that is offered in the market for the film industry of our country comes to big screen the world, generating an increasing number of spectators and foreign exchange.
From March 21 to April 15, the International Film Festival Hong Kong, China, in which more than 600,000 spectators expected. This event has evolved into one of the largest festivals in the world, with 330 titles from 50 countries, and bringing the cultures of the Far East and the West.
We return to Buenos Aires, Argentina, from 11 to 22 April to attend the BAFICI, Independent Film Festival of Buenos Aires, with an attendance of nearly 300,000 spectators eager to see new releases from around the world, with special emphasis on Argentine and Latin American cinema.
And now the King of the Festival, from 16 to 27 May, the Festival de Cannes, France, the traditional celebration of world cinema par excellence with the lovely beaches of the French Riviera, with its very famous and wealthy sections of the market, the Marché Films du, also patron of the Argentina international market version Ventana Sur, to be held in early December this year.
With the rising cost of subwaypassages in the city of Buenos Aires, we should consider that perhaps there is no longer much difference between commuting to Buenos Aires routes or travel the world enjoying the best of film art.