Yesterday one of my favorite events started in Havana: La Muestra del Cine Jovén.
Basically it is a film festival for young Cuban directors to present their latest work. They present a great variety of short films and documentaries. During the festival there also a lot workshops and interesting talks from local and international realizers.
Every year the Muestra is a interesting way to engage with Cuban culture from different perspectives and get to know young Cuban art.
The festival mainly takes Places in the Cine Chaplin (23rd Street between 10 and 12 in the Vedado), but there are also activities in the cultural Centre Fresa y Chocolate across the street and in the Cine 23 y 12, just one block away.
The 16th Muestra de Cine Joven started yesterday April 4th and finishes on the 9th. Make sure to stop by while your in Havana you won’t regret it.
The films have English subtitles, so even if do not speak Spanish you won’t be lost!