(Santo Domingo, February 1, 2019) The second day of the twelfth Dominican Global Film Festival (FCGD), held from January 31 to February 6, had a broad agenda that included the screening of a select list of films, as well as a series of activities closely linked to the seventh art.
For the second consecutive day, the Festival screened a local film that received wide support from the public; in this case, it was the film “Sol y Luna” by the director Pinky Pintor and in which Frank Perozo, Nerea Barros, Manuel Manquiña, Dalisa Alegría, and Marcos Javier Fernández Eimil participate as actors. The story revolves around the experience of a documentary maker who leaves Santo Domingo and travels to Galicia to try to find the reasons that emigrants have to leave their entire lives and leave their country of origin.
As the directors of the event had promised, the selection of films kept the interest of the audience and the critics who flocked to the Blue Mall Cinema Palace, to enjoy “Kai”, “Virgin & Extra: Jaén, The Land Of The Olive Oil “, “La Camarista”, “The Pepe, A Supreme Life”, “Too Late To Die Young”, “Nannan: Alternate Art Explorations #Martinique”, “The Ordchard Girl”, “The Wailing”, “Marilyn”, “Cakemaker” and “My Foolish Heart”.
Education remains the key to FCGD
During the activities that took place at the Hotel Intercontinental on Friday, the talk “Creative writing for scripts” was the highlight of the evening, dictated by the writer, filmmaker, and playwright Alejandro Normand, graduated from the Higher Institute of Art of Havana, Cuba, in the “Theater and Dramaturgy” career, and the International Film and Television School of San Antonio de Los Baños, Cuba, specializing in “Film and Television Direction”. Normand, dedicated more than two hours to those present and held that “The turning point or final false is fundamental in the writing of a script so that then you can have the most exciting moment in history: the climax and then the outcome or final”.
Earlier, the participants and industry representatives attended the first Actor’s Studio of the Festival with the renowned director John Singleton, who was the first African-American and the youngest filmmaker in history to achieve an Oscar nomination for his film “The boys of the neighborhood. ”
Meanwhile, the Cuban film producer Claudia Calviño gave a master class on the production of independent films in Central America and the Caribbean, in which both filmmakers participated in the V Dominicana Film Lab – the project development laboratory that seeks to enhance talent cinematographic through spaces of training, formation and meetings-, as representatives of the industry and young people.
The last educational and professional session of the day was in charge of Nicolas Mugnier, Coordinator of international projects of the renowned French school of the GOBELINS image. During the talk, the specialist explained the reasons that have allowed this center has remained for more than fifty years as a global reference in the fields of digital communication, interactive design, and entertainment.
All information on the activities of the Dominican Global Film Festival is available on the tamoencine.org web platform and the free “DRGLOBALFILMFEST” app available for iOS and Android.
The festival is sponsored by Claro Video, Dgcine, Distribuidora Corripio, Palacio del Cine, Procomunicaciones, Sigma Petroleum Corporation, Aeromexico, Cap Cana, Telesistema, Plaza Lama, Telemicro, Julietta Beauty Supply, LM Constructora, Tiendas Katia, Tony BOGA, Burger King, The Willbes & Co., Ltd, Digital 15, IGlobal, La 91, Panamericana Films y Telemicro Internacional.
Also,Jet Set Club, Zol 106, Emax Group Corp, Bocatips, Capuccino, Diario Libre, El Nacional, Eventival, Ibermedia, Jorge Mochón Academy, Krispy Kreme, Listín Diario, Ministerio de Cultura, Ministerio de Educación (Minerd), Ministerio de Educación Superior Ciencia y Tecnología (Mescyt), Movibeta y Papa John’s.
And, Periódico Hoy, Revista Global, Sala de Espera, Teatro Nacional, Instituto Tecnológico de Santo Domingo, Escuela Altos de Chavón, Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra, Universidad Iberoamericana, Embajada de Alemania, Embajada del Reino Unido, Embajada España-AECI, Embajada EE.UU, Centro Franklin, Embajada República de Corea y la Embajada México.