Film School in Cuba Will Pay Homage to García Márquez

Havana, Sep 30 (Prensa Latina) Gabriel García Márquez’ presence as founder and promoter of the International School of Film and Television (EICTV) is the main theme of a book to be released by this institution next December, its director, Geronimo Labrada, announced today.

The presentation of the book and the EICTV tribute to the late Colombian writer and journalist will be included in the activities of the XXXVI Festival of New Latin American Cinema, as well as a symposium with the participation of personalities associated to his life and his work.

In statements to Prensa Latina, Labrada explained that by December 2015 the so-called School of All Worlds will resume its annual international workshop “¿Cómo se cuenta un cuento?”, assumed by the author of One Hundred Years of Solitude in the early years of the school.

Many of the personalities who accompanied Gabo in his teaching will participate in this course.

In its 27 years, EICTV has graduated 841 filmmakers in the various specialties of its regular course. Of these, 87% are from Latin America and the Caribbean.

Founded on December 15, 1986 by the leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, EICTV was devised by García Márquez and was first directed by the Argentinian filmmaker, director and actor Fernando Birri.


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