An event for stimulating awareness and consideration of new video/filmmakers and getting into contact with daring and inquisitive works usually produced outside the official production. The competition part of the event is directed at young Cuban filmmakers under 35 who will compete for prizes in the categories of feature film, documentary, animation, music and poster.
The event encourages spreading knowledge about and reflecting on audiovisual creations by new film-makers. Some daring and controversial work is exhibited; almost always work that has been produced on the fringes of official institutions. The competition covers fiction, animated and documentary films, unpublished scripts, posters by young Cuban artists, international contemporary film screenings, theoretical encounters, debates, seminars and workshops with significant filmmakers.
The event includes three different sections apart from the competition: La Mirada del Otro, which will screen feature films, documentaries and animated films about Cuban themes by filmmakers from abroad, also under 35; Muestra Internacional, a sample of selected foreign films; and Muestra ICAIC, which screens films from the archives of the Cuban Film Institute.
The event also includes theoretical meetings, discussions, seminaries and workshops with important Cuban filmmakers, critics and authors; master classes by outstanding filmmakers regarding some of their films; and photographic, poster and visual arts exhibitions.