April 22, 2012

10th Festival Internacional de Cine Pobre

17 - 22 April / Gibara, Province of Holguín

Since 2003, the International Low-Budget Film Festival has been held in the small town of Gibara close to the eastern city of Holguín. Besides the competition itself, which awards prizes for fiction and documentary films, there are also meetings, concerts, recitals and art exhibitions. The festival promotes artistic quality with production costs kept to a minimum. After much debate last year due to disagreements among those involved in the celebration of the Cine Pobre Festival, which led to the screening in Havana of films from prior festivals and other significant films, the event returns to Gibara and will be directed now by filmmaker Lester Hamlet.