Top Things to Do During the Cartagena Film Festival - Where to find the bright lights, cameras and plenty of action during the Cartagena Film Festival

Film Festival GuideTop Things to Do During the Cartagena Film Festival

The Cartagena Film Festival and the red carpet roll into town every March, shortly after the Oscars.

As the final swansong of Cartagena's scintillating festival season, Latin America's oldest film festival serves up seven glorious Technicolor days of cinematographic fun and frolics in Cartagena.

It's a great opportunity to mingle with star-studded celebrities and sup Mojitos under the stars whilst watching the very best of Latin American cinema.

For the locals it's the highlight of the social calendar with Colombia's glitterati air kissing international stars of the silver screen as they try to schmooze their way to the very top.

More than 100,000 people make the most of the spectacular event. With more than 290 showings its impossible to see them all but you can get yourself organised with the official programme details on Ficci's website

All the showings are free and open to the public but let us take all the hassle of queuing up for tickets, grab you a VIP pass and get you the right hotel to be mingling with the likes of Vincent Cassel, one of this year's guests of honour.

When you book one of our all inclusive itineraries, we'll also show you the sights introduce you to some of our favourite local secrets and get you invited to all the right parties.

Send us an email to let us know what you're interested in. We'll have a few ideas of what you might like to do ourselves. What you waiting for?

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Coffee & Brunch @ Cafe Epoca

Coffee & Brunch @ Cafe Epoca
Escape to another era at Cafe Epoca, the illustrious new coffee shop in Cartagena that calls the (expresso) shots when in comes to serving the best coffee in town.

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The Main Attraction | 290 Free Films

The Main Attraction | 290 Free Films
Highlights of this year’s film festival include a host of premiers and several tributes to international cinema legends such as French film star, Vincent Cassel.

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Take a Cinematic Tour of the City

Take a Cinematic Tour of the City
Soak up the history and explore the picture perfect streets of the Old City with our unique Historic Walking Tour with our seriously charismatic certified city guide.

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A-List Lunch at Maria

A-List Lunch at Maria
If you're looking for a special setting to impress your leading lady, Maria is a gorgeous eatery in Cartagena's historic centre that never fluffs its lines.

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Time for Some Rum Fun

Time for Some Rum Fun
Drink like a star with a premium rum tasting in an inspired colonial setting.

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Hit the Red Carpet

Hit the Red Carpet
One of the big attractions of hanging out in Cartagena during the Cartagena Film Festival is the chance to pick up a little stardust at the celebrity soirées that take place throughout the city. Access All Areas with This Is Cartagena.

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Rub Shoulders with the Stars at La Movida

Rub Shoulders with the Stars at La Movida
La Movida lives up to its name with an urbane play-list that keeps Colombia's soap set dancing well into the early hours.

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Hit the Islands like a Film Star

Hit the Islands like a Film Star
Escape the crowds and the paparazzi with a Caribbean island escape on your own luxury yacht. Whether you are an A-, B- or D-list celebrity we’ve got a fleet of floating pleasure cruisers fit for you and your entourage.

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