2014 Lima Independent - International Film Festival

2014 Lima Independent - International Film Festival

The Lima Independent International Film Festival (Lima Independiente Festival Internacional de Cine) is the most important event for disseminating and discussing contemporary independent cinema in Peru. It is organised by the Peruvian Independent Cinema Association with the collaboration of public and private institutions that share the wish to disseminate a type of cinema that is artistically riskier than mainstream films. The festival’s organisers believe that films should not be classified by their degree of functionality or documentation or by their duration but by their aesthetic value and creative independence. This aesthetic value is based on their conception of artistic risk, which always seeks the least conventional routes for creating a work.   

The first festival was held from 20 to 25 June 2011 and consisted of screenings of more than 100 films in 10 cinemas of Lima. A handful of low-budget works in digital format had already been rewriting the history of Peruvian cinema. A young audience eager for new ideas thus had the chance to appreciate this valuable material, which was hitherto dispersed. 

The second festival (held from 16 to 24 June 2012) concentrated more on auteur, experimental, expressive and exploratory cinema and featured more than 100 films from renowned international festivals in America and Europe, which were screened in 8 cinemas (5 in Lima, 1 in Chiclayo, 1 in Huaraz and I in Arequipa). 

AC/E is collaborating in this year’s festival by enabling Spanish directors Lois Patiño, María Cañas and Javier H. Estrada to travel to Peru.
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