A new film festival called 4+1, which runs in Bogota November 11-14, will show films that were displayed at major film festivals but failed to achieve commercial recognition.
The event, which is sponsored by the Spanish Foundation MAPFRE, will feature 12 international movies, and aims to “preserve the culture of films”, reports magazine El Dinero. The festival’s goal is to “bring back quality autor cinema.”
The festival will take place simultaneously in five cities across Latin America, namely Bogota, Buenos Aires, Mexico City, Sao Paolo, and Madrid. Bogota will be the only city with two exhibition rooms.
MAPFRE’s Spanish director Pablo Jimenez said “we believe in the films. We have to do something to save its culture as there cannot be only industry.”
Film directors will compete for the Audience Award for Best Film, which will be selected by the audience of all five countries. The winner will receive a prize of €20,000.