The Week of Chilean Cinema


Constanza Arena
Executive Director of CinemaChile

As long as Chile continues to have limited, scarce and almost unreachable windows of film distribution for our cinema, CinemaChile will continue opening doors of international opportunities for our production. Over the past 10 years we achieved this within an industry context that houses only a specialized circuit. For the next 10 years, we will look to accomplish this on a broader level, with the international audience and public.

We will begin this 2019 first semester with three European capitals of world cinema: Madrid-Paris-Berlin, to later on move to Los Angeles during the second semester. In each of these four destinations, the best Chilean films of the last decade will be shown in one week, films chosen by a prestigious international selection committee, made up of directors and programmers of festivals as important as the Berlinale, Sundance, Toronto, Tribeca, Karlovy Vary, Venice and San Sebastian. In the pages of this catalogue you can
find out the detailed information of our committee, and share with us the honor of having such outstanding personalities deeply involved with Chilean cinema.

Our international committee received a list of 60 Chilean titles, premiered between 2009 and 2018 in A class festivals. Among those titles, each member of the committee selected 10 films: one title per year, corresponding to what each considered the most outstanding film in each of the years of CinemaChile’s existence. And this is how we arrived to the 10 films in THE WEEK OF CHILEAN CINEMA, which is of course a small but very significant sample of talent and quality that identifies us as a cinematographic country.

We take this opportunity to give our heart-to-heart recognition and thanks to our friends and collaborators who accepted with such enthusiasm to participate in this anniversary endeavor!

The Week of Chilean Cinema Catalogue

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