Cinema Chile


June 7, 2023

Annually May is defined as one of the most intense months within the audiovisual. Cannes, premieres and the beginning of the great agenda of international markets that are beginning to prepare for the coming months. This May was full of great news and also others that leave us a little sadder, but with a great legacy to follow.

Don’t miss the May news of the Chilean audiovisual here:

This new and renewed edition was marked by great milestones such as the great stand of Chile that stole the eyes within the Palais, the world premiere of The Settlers, industry meetings, the premiere of the International Catalog of Chilean cinema, new co-production agreements and the great integration of Ximena Baeza Roos as Executive Director to the CinemaChile team.

For now we say. See you soon Cannes! We are very happy for the great work onsite and the new beginnings for the national audiovisual. Relive all about  the festival and market here.

Next Stop , Guadalajara!

We’re still packing, now bound for Mexico. A country that not only stands out for its exquisite cuisine and the great soap operas, but also for the west where is held annually one of the most important festivals in Latin America that this year will take place from 3 to 9 June, where Chile will dazzle with 5 productions in official sections and a large participation in the industry. Follow us to keep up with all the details.

Don’t miss this month’s international awards

Professionals who succeed outside of Chile

More than 10 minutes of applause and great expectation left The Settlers after its world premiere in Cannes 2023. Before the premiere we talked with Felipe Gálvez, the director of this debut film that promises to excite and delight the audience. Relive the exclusive interview here.

Meet the new faces of Chilean audiovisual

The beginnings of his career stand out with characters in the series Inés del alma mía (2020) and the film La vaca que cantó una canción hacia el futuro (2022).

With an incredible display in front of cameras, Camilo has managed to make a big step in his career during 2023 by playing the role of José in Sayen (2023) and during May have his big debut on the red carpet of the Cannes Film Festival as one of the protagonists in The Settlers, Felipe Gálvez’s debut feature that delighted the festival audience.

“Camilo allowed me to discover new things about the role of Segundo, who until I met him, I had not understood”.

Felipe Gálvez

Chilean audiovisual says farewell to a great friend of Chilean culture

Noted for being a key journalist in opposition to the military regime, he worked as editor of the magazine Solidaridad (1976) to later join the news team Teleanálisis, where he worked as general editor (1984-1986) and as director (1986-1989). With the return to democracy (1990) Augusto joins TVN and begins to make cultural programs for the channel, then assumes as executive producer of culture. His success and great work in about 10 cultural programs such as Frutos del país and Hora 25 (2006-2010) among others, led him in 2016 to join as a member of the board of TVN.

His audiovisual experience stood out from the direction with documentaries such as Las armas de la paz, among others, and from the production in La recta provincia by Raúl Ruiz. In addition to this great trajectory, Maite Alberdi’s recent documentary, The Eternal memory (Sundance, and Berlin 2023), in which Augusto is the protagonist, is added. An intimate portrait of his life with Paulina Urrutia, his eternal love that accompanied him during the great fight against Alzheimer’s.

This month we honor Augusto Góngora, journalist, filmmaker and Chilean cultural manager who left a great legacy for the country’s culture and Chilean audiovisual.

Discover the participation of Chileans abroad

  • 1-11 june : The CineCCC team will be part of the Future Audiences Seminar in Ficunam
  • 3-9 june : More than 30 Chileans will participate in the new edition of FICG 2023
  • 3 june : Prelude of a Story by Ashley Salman will have its World Premiere at LALIFF (Los Angeles Latino Film Festival)
  • 5-7 june : First exhibition of Chilean women directors to be held in Portugal
  • 10 june : Ojo-piel will participate in Esto es para esto in Mexico
  • 14-19 june : Millionaire by José Isla & Felipe Isla y Artificial Clouds by Josefina Buschmann will be part of the MeetMarket at Sheffield DocFest
  • 20 june: Prelude of a Story by Ashley Salman will have its European Premiere at FEST New Directors New Films Festival (Portugal)
  • 22 june – 5 july : Poemas malditos will be part of the official competition of series at the CinemaJove film festival (Valencia).
  • 28 june : Ojo-piel to participate in the Frontier Arts Feminist Film Festival
  • 29 june – 5 july : Plasma by Daniel Aspillaga will participate at BIFAN (B.I.G NAFF Fantastic Film SchooL)