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OAS TO KICK OFF LATIN AMERICAN FILM FESTIVAL IN WASHINGTON

  September 11, 2003

The Organization of American States (OAS) will launch the 2003 Latin American Film Festival next Wednesday with a press conference to introduce participating filmmakers, followed by a reception that evening at 6:30 p.m.

The OAS helps sponsor the annual Latin American Film Festival, which is organized by the Cultural Foundation of the Americas, the American Film Institute (AFI) and the Association of Ibero-American Cultural Attachés. This year’s festival, which runs from September 18 to 28, will showcase a total of 36 films, including features, short films, films from literature and children’s movies.

Films from 14 countries in the Americas – Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Paraguay, Panama, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela – will be screened at the AFI National Film Theatre at the Kennedy Center and at the AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center in Silver Spring, Maryland. (For a complete schedule, click here, or call 202-458-FEST)


WHAT: Press conference to introduce participating Latin American filmmakers*

WHEN: Wednesday, September 17
11:30 a.m.

WHERE: Organization of American States (OAS),
Miranda Room- 2nd Floor
17th Street & Constitution, Ave., NW
Washington, D.C.


* Spanish/English interpretation will be available. A light lunch will be served.

For further information please contact Lucrecia Baracat-202-458-6824 (lbaracat@oas.org)

Reference: AVI-045/03