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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).


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:

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. 

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

https://vimeo.com/227339637


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.

Insania: short film directed by Renata Piña, winner of 2018 Institute Panamericano(IPA) Film Festival, Panama’s first High School Film program established by Jorge Ameer and supported by Viva Panama Organization through its Films from Panama Festival.  
Synopsis: The Allen family suffers a sudden tragedy which causes them a disease and  family breakdown.

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://vimeo.com/216162997