For more than half a century, Festival Internacional de Cine de Cartagena de Indias (FICCI) has shone an illuminating spotlight on filmmaking and some of its most important creations. Throw yourself into the lights, cameras and action at the oldest film festival in the region and enjoy a glittering showbiz event that takes place every year in March.
Date: 05 Mar, 2020
Price : VIP Pass USD$50
The five-day Cartagena Film Festival and celebration of the silver screen will not only give you a chance to see some of the best movies in Latin America, but also mingle with the Colombian Beau Monde and a sprinkling of well-known international celebrities.
A handy timetable will show you which films are playing at the various locations across Old Town. Choose your favourites and conveniently skip between showings. If you’re worried you’ll miss out on some great films because you don’t speak Spanish, fear not – many of them have English subtitles.
You can also expect to find workshops, special events and film premiers, as well as educational talks that will give you insight into new trends in filmmaking. Where there are celebs there are also a host of late-night parties and red-carpet soirees.
While the festival is essentially free, a VIP pass will set you back about USD$50. This gives you priority entry into any film shown during the festival – a great way to avoid the queues and ensure you get to see everything you want to.
Cartagena's nerve centre serves up breathtaking colonial architecture, the city's top attractions, finest hotels, eateries and drinking dens as well as being the administrative and cultural heart of the city.
Centro has lost none of its importance thanks to the universal lure of its colonial pomp and the concentration of government buildings, hotels, tourist attractions, bars and restaurants in the area.
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