Latin Beat: Mexico's Feratum Announces First Details, Peru's A LOS 40 Breaks Records, Chile's Festival Darling

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Our writers in Latin America update us on what's happening in their respective territories in this edition of Latin Beat: A genre festival in Mexico announces its first details, a new local film is breaking records in Peru, and a festival darling prepares to open in Chile. 

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Eric Ortiz Garcia, Ernesto Zelaya Miñano and Jaime Grijalba Gomez contributed to this story.

Feratum 2014 Reveals Its First Details
by Eric Ortiz Garcia

From October 2 to 5, the Mexican town of Tlalpujahua will be hosting again the Feratum Film Festival. During a press conference in Mexico City, the festival’s organizers revealed the first details for the 2014 edition:

  • The theme will be “dolls and toys.”
  • The Bilbao Fantasy Film Festival (FANT Bilbao) will be guest of Feratum.
  • An exhibition of fantasy cinema from China and Hong Kong is confirmed; the films are yet to be announced.
  • Gary Pullin, who was one of the festival’s guests in 2013, is the artist of the official poster, displayed in the gallery above.
  • Feratum calls for entries in the following categories: International (shorts and features, fiction or documentary), National (Mexican short fictions), Script (for a fictional short film), and National Short Film through the social network VINE (make a 6 second short with your cellphone).

For more information, visit Feratum’s website.

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