Cinema Chile


September 4, 2023

Discover the vibrant month of August and all about the Chilean audiovisual panorama! From the international awards analysis to exciting September festivals on the horizon, this roundup will take you through the highlights of the industry.

Read it all here on our monthly wrap.


Chilean audiovisual crossing borders

This month Chile made an impact on the international scene. With The Settlers as a candidate to represent Chile for the Oscars and The Eternal Memory in representation of the country for the Goya Awards which predicts a great future for the local cinematography.

Also during this month the important analysis carried out by CinemaChile was published, making visible the international impact of our audiovisual, where it was revealed that from January to June of this year Chilean films have received 103 Awards during the first semester, 58 more than in 2022.

Check it all here!


Chile lands in Europe

An intense and moving September is coming for the Chilean audiovisual. With a delegation of more than 15 Chileans in Venice and a large presence at the San Sebastian Film festival, the national industry is starting to prepare for a month with major international activities.

Don’t miss out on the details and check out our September line up at the end of this article



Chilean Professionals on the rise

25 awards and a powerful message that moves audiences around the world is what Senel Muñoz seeks to convey with his first short film Somos Bullying. CinemaChile had the opportunity to interview the director and learn all the details of this short film that excites festivals around the world.

Here the exclusive interview with the Director.


This month we bid farewell with great sadness to Luis Alarcon, renowned Chilean actor, director and activist, who participated in films by filmmakers Raúl Ruiz , Miguel Littin , Gonzalo Justiniano, among others, participating in 51 films total,  as well as 45 iconic soap operas from the 90s where his roles in Marrón glacé and Romané stand out.

During his career he also worked for art, being president of Sidarte and then founder of ChileActores. In life he received about 22 awards, such as the APES, Altazor and Golden Lion at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, the most important advertising festival in the world, where Luis made a mark with his character “Indio”.

We hope that his legacy will always live in the memory of Chilean culture.


Check the Chilean audiovisual line up at international meetings

  • 7-17 september The Movie Teller by Lone Scherfig  will be part of the Special Gala of Toronto International Film Festival
  • September 14-17 In the shadow of the light by Ignacia Merino and Isabel Reyes will be participating in CIFF’s Cinematic Vision Competition.
  • 21-28 september El Festín de las Bestias will have its north american premiere at Fantastic Fest en Austin, Texas.
  • 23- 29 september Yaya by Leticia Akel Escárate will participate in the Short Films section of the Biarritz Amérique Latine Film Festival
  • 22-30 september Chile will have a big presence at the San Sebastián Film Festival and its Industry Club section.
  • 23 September Ojo piel by Fanny Leiva will be participating in Experimental Film Fest – USA.
  • 28 September – 1 October Ojo piel by Fanny Leiva will be participating in the Official Documentary Short Film Competition at FESTIHUR.