The Venezuelan Government through its Embassy here and the Venezuelan Institute for Culture and Cooperation (IVCC) “Hugo Chavez Frías” will be hosting the first edition of the Venezuelan Film Festival “See what we are.”

The event commemorates the 121st anniversary of the Venezuelan film industry.

It is being hosted in collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Commerce; the Ministry of Education, National Reconciliation, Ecclesiastical Affairs and Information; the Ministry of Tourism, Sports and Culture; the Vincentian Association of Artists Writers and Producers; the University of the West Indies Open Campus; the Venezuelan Vincentian Friendship Association (VENVIFA) and the SVG Community College.

The film festival takes place from November 26-30 at several venues.

The opening ceremony-premier of the Venezuelan Film Festival will be held on Monday, November 26 at 2:00pm at the Peace Memorial Hall, in Kingstown.

Venezuelan ambassador to St. Vincent and the Grenadines, His Excellency Francisco M. Perez Santana told WEFM News that the film festival will provide an opportunity for Vincentians to get to know some aspects of Venezuelan culture.

Ambassador Perez Santana said that of the eight Venezuelan-made films to be shown, three are targeted at children and teenagers.

The Venezuelan Ambassador said all of the films will be presented in Spanish with subtitles in English.

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