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IFF Panama: Opening the World’s Eyes to Central America

By Christopher Pickard

PANAMA – Panama and Panamanians can stand proud. Not only did it and they host the historic Summit of the Americas, but in just its fourth edition the IFF Panama has consolidated itself as an important and influential gathering of Cent...


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IFF Panama: FiGa Films Is Helping Introduce the World to Latin American Film

By Christopher Pickard

PANAMA — Alex Garcia, co-owner of L.A.-based (soon to be Miami-based) sales-distribution-production house FiGa Films, is attending IFF Panama to check on the five new works in progress being unveiled in the festival's Primera Mirada. G...


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IFF Panama: Distributors Optimistic for Central America and the Caribbean

By Christopher Pickard

Reflecting just how far IFF Panama has come in four years, the festival's closing film, "Whiplash," marks the first time one of the major studios has chosen to use the festival as a launch platform for a release. The company in question is 2...


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IFF Panama: Guatemala’s Sergio Ramirez on Racism, Violence, Second Film, ‘1991’

By John Hopewell

Part of Guatemala’s production build, Sergio Ramirez’s first feature, “Distancia,” which won best first work at the 2011 Havana Fest, was a delicate father-daughter re-encounter drama, following a father as he travele...


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IFF Panama: 'Angelica' Aims to Get People Talking and Thinking

By Christopher Pickard

PANAMA – Puerto Rican filmmaker and artist Marisol Gómez-Mouakad expects and hopes to touch a raw nerve with Latin American and Caribbean audiences when she releases her first feature, "Angelica." The film -- one of five chosen ...


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IFF Panama 'Maikol Yordan' Laughing All the Way to the Box Office

By Christopher Pickard

PANAMA -- Reflecting the inclusive programming of IFF Panama, the festival hosted the international premier of the record-breaking comedy from its northerly neighbor, Costa Rica. Supported by key cast members, Miguel Gómez’s &ld...


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IFF Panama: Double Standards and Other Addictions

By Christopher Pickard

PANAMA --  "Kenke," a popular term for marihuana in Panama, is the name of Enrique Perez Him's comic morality tale that was chosen as one of five films put forward for the IFF Panama's Primera Mirada for works in progress. Written by Pe...


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Engineering Firm Finances History's Panama Canal Doc

By Peter Caranicas

Of the many ways to get a show made, collaborating with a large engineering firm is not high on the list. Yet that’s just what documentary shop Radiant Features did to produce “Panama Canal Supersized,” a challenging shoot ...


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