Film Fest. 2018

As part of the International Week of Panama in Los Angeles, VPO has also its Films from Panama Festival, on Saturday, August 18, 2018, from 12 pm to 8 pm, at AHF Theater, sponsored by AIDS Healthcare Foundation and located at the 6500 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90028.  Admission to the festival is free (tickets at vivapanama.org).  AHF will be offering free HIV testing and counseling to the community in its clinic on wheel during the hours of the festival.

As part of the International Week of Panama in Los Angeles, VPO has also its Films from Panama Festival, on Saturday, August 18, 2018, from 12 – 8 pm, at AHF Theater, sponsored by AIDS Healthcare Foundation and located at 6500 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90028.  Admission to the festival is free (tickets at vivapanama.org).  AHF will be offering free HIV testing and counseling to the community in its Mobile Testing Unit, during the hours of the festival. 


​Films from Panama Festival was designed to cast a spotlight on the emerging film industry in Panama and the Americas, featuring works by up and coming filmmakers from the area.  Film festival will include Inauguration & Ribbon cutting by our special Panamanian guests, Dr. Adan Rios and Ana Victoria Castillo (Queen of Calle Arriba Las Tablas).

Sharing the Culture of Panama with the World.

Old Panama City

Founded on Aug. 15, 1519


Films from Panama 2018 will screen feature films and short films, representing the harvest of the film industry in Panama, along with Q&A panels, and a special Tribute to the Panamanian Carnival.   Among the films to be screened are Shorts; feature films:
                         

                            Donaire y Esplendor: feature film directed by Arturo Montenegro.
                            Synopsis: In the traditional carnival of the small town called Las Tablas, there are two rival streets: Up Street and Down Street.                                  After an unexpected encounter at the airport, a young couple falls hopelessly in love.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?                                            v=BuS5l6RY_4k



                            Panamá Al Brown: documentary directed by Carlos Aguilar.
                            Synopsis: No one like him was able to exalt Panama’s name so high and so far in the early twentieth century. He was a sensation                              in Paris from 1926 to 1938.  He became a close friend of Jean Cocteau and Coco Chanel, mingling with the most important                                        members of the universal culture of the time, who wandered like him, in a Paris that flourished in the European artistic avant-                                    garde. This is the story of defiance.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uV7p3cP6Wpo       https://vimeo.com/216162997


                           

                            Toast to Sybil: documentary directed by Jorge Ameer.
                            Synopsis: A chronicle of the life and times of Mrs. Sybil Ameer.  The story of a remarkable woman whose faith, family, and friends                              were paramount, despite changing times and values. 




                           

                            Paname: documentary directed by Daniel Zapateiro.

                            Synopsis:  A film about the adventures of a Frenchman in Panama to unite two oceans and one of the biggest financial scandals             of all time.  The story of Panama and France and what happened with the French Canal, from a more objective point of view. 




                            El Ilegítimo: feature film directed by Juan Camilo Gamba.

                            Synopsis: Juancho is in search of his real family after the death of his adoptive mother, only to find out his father is a corrupt                                      politician who tried to kill him.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PHG8xfycEGs         



For more information:
Visit vivapanama.org, write to VGrimaldo@vivapanama.org  or call (818) 915-2121.
Tickets available for purchase with VPO representative and online at vivapanama.orgal


Your Gala ticket gives you a VIP entrance to the Film Festival, general admission is also free,

but registration is needed.