“Cuba, Libre?” Picked Once More!

Cuba Libre? has just been made a film festival Official Selection for the 5th time in the last 30 days and 61st time since it was released in January of 2016.

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The San Pedro International Film Festival which will take place from November 5-8, 2020 online only due to the COVID-19 pandemic is that latest festival to select the documentary.

Cuba, Libre? is still under consideration by twenty more film festivals scheduled to take place this year and next in the United States and England.

“Cuba, Libre?” Chosen For The 60th Time!

For the third time in two weeks a film festival has made Cuba, Libre? an Official Selection.

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The latest pick by Louisville’s International Film Festival marks the 60th time the film has been chosen by a festival since its release in January of 2016.

The festival will take place online from November 5th through 7th this year.

“STIFF” MAKES IT 59 FOR “CUBA, LIBRE?”

Today STIFF (Seattle True Independent Film Festival) announced the Official Selection of Cuba, Libre? for its festival that begins on August 27, 2020.

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STIFF’s Website states:

“The world has changed andSTIFF has changed in response.

“COVID-19 has disrupted all facets of life as we know it worldwide and that includes film festivals. For the safety of everyone involved including filmmakers, audience members, and festival staff, we are changing the format of this year’s planned festival. We remain firmly committed to supporting independent filmmakers from around the globe and are going to provide the best possible alternative to a conventional film festival that we can, given the unique circumstances that we are all currently facing. The revised structure of STIFF 2020 is as follows:

  • Online screening of select films beginning on the originally planned weekend of Thursday August 27 – Sunday August 30. Instead of holding screenings in a physical location, we will screen a portion of the films online so that viewers may watch films from the comfort and safety of their own homes. Though it is a different experience than a conventional festival setting, holding an online screening allows everyone involved to plan on a known date which is unaffected by current gathering restrictions. This also allows filmmakers from outside the Seattle area to be a part of the festival remotely.
  • Safe live viewing. In the months following the online screening, we will be having limited size live screenings as permitted by local and national safety guidelines. Possible options include outdoor screens, pop up drive-ins, and isolated kiosks.
  • Post-pandemic mini-festival. When the world gets the COVID-19 virus under control and we regain normalcy, we will have a mini-festival which will include a limited amount of screenings, filmmaker networking, and of course a party!

“Although it isn’t the same as the usual STIFF event, we are dedicated to putting on the best and festival possible while still complying with the appropriate safety guidelines. We will continue to update on all available channels as dates, times, and locations are confirmed. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we all adapt to the extenuating conditions put upon us by the pandemic.”

Cuba, Libre? filmmaker, Dick Jordan, grew up in Seattle and hoped that not only would STIFF select the documentary that he would be able to attend the festival in-person. Hopefully he will be able to make the journey from his current hometown, Eugene, Oregon, to his old hometown for STIFF’s “post-pandemic mini-festival.”