The independent film festival arrives in Bogotá, Colombia

The Bogota International Independent Film Fair (FECI) is in its seventh edition this year, with more than 80 productions in total, including short films, experimental music videos, documentaries and feature films.

The FECI programme, according to the organizers of the event, “aims to support the independent audiovisual sector”. On this occasion, the screenings, open to residents and tourists interested in cinema, will take place in five different locations in the capital: the Cinemateca de Bogotá, the Teatro Charlot, the Acto Latino, the Open House Bogotá and the Asilo Bar.

The festival will include five categories: documentary, fiction, animation, experimental music video and experimental animation.

The FECI 7 program includes titles such as We are nothing, by Peruvian documentary filmmaker and activist Javier Corcuera, which deals with the history of La Polla Records, the Basque punk rock band. It’s a journey through their last tour in 2021, after 40 years in the music world.

In addition, there will also be a seminar on the 40th anniversary of the death of prolific German filmmaker Reiner Werner Fassbinder.

The fair starts on June 14 and will run until June 25. On June 15, at the Cinemateca Distrital, a selection of short films from Spain, Mexico, Portugal and China will be screened, and there will be a party at El Goce Pagano. Admission will be free for both.