Cuba, Libre? has been named a Finalist in the competition for the “Best Documentary” award at this year’s Chicago Amarcord Arthouse Television Awards.
Here’s how the festival describes itself:
“The AMARCORD ARTHOUSE TELEVISION AWARDS (AATVA) is a web-only competition with the focus on arthouse films made primarily for television and video. The event has no screening.
“AATVA is a division of the Blow-up Arthouse Film festival. It links the most creative artists together with very intelligent audiences for its annual festival of narrative, musical and documentary films, shorts, animations, experimental films, and student work. The Festival was named after the Fellini’s iconic film “Amarcord”.
“The event pursues goals to introduce more people to the arthouse film. We would like to see films made primarily for aesthetic and philosophical reasons.
“We believe that a story driven by a genuine expression can stimulate new thoughts that have the power to promote the fundamental principles of humanism, expand creative frontiers, stimulate new levels of compassion, and even lead to social change.
“The Festival is an organization dedicated to the discovery and development of new artists and audiences. The Festival seeks to support and inspire independent film and theatre artists from the United States and around the world, and to introduce audiences to their new work.
“We also welcome established Arthouse filmmakers, who already attained a major contribution to the art of filmmaking.”