Icaro Film Festival, Sept. 9-13 in NYC

Launched in 2012, the Ícaro Central American Film Festival came to New York (Ícaro NY) and was well receive amongst the Latino community and the demanding film audience in the New York and tri-state area, positioning Icaro New York at the forefront of the film festival circuit.

The 2nd edition of Icaro New York will continue the tradition of showcasing diverse films, including the newest feature films by established, award-wining directors and complemented by screening short films, by the next generation of groundbreaking filmmakers of Central America and Mexico.

Ícaro NY is taking place from September 9th - 11th at the Instituto Cervantes in Manhattan and from the 12th and 13th at LaGuardia Performing Arts Center – LAPAC - in Queens.

All screenings are free and open to the public. All films have English subtitles.

Opening night will be at Instituto Cervantes Monday September 9th at 6:00 p.m. with the special screening of El Regreso/ The Return from Hernán Jiménez, award winning film of last year edition of the festival in Guatemala. The Director will be present for a Q/A after the screening. Reception to follow.

Ícaro NY is supported by Casa Comal, Havana Film Festival New York, LaGuardia Performing Arts Center, Instituto Cervantes NY, the New York State Senator José Peralta and WellCare.

For more information please visit: www.facebook.com/NYIcaroFilmFestival

About The Icaro Film Festival

The Icaro Film Festival is now the largest festival of film in Central American region and recognized amongst the most important film festivals in Latin America. On average, the Icaro Festival holds an annual admission of about 400 films and 25 participating countries and shows the most recent Works of Latin American and worldwide cinema.

In existence since 1998, the Icaro Film Festival and the Icaro Awards have acquired international credibility and prestige. With 16 competing categories, constant growth, forming regional audiovisual advancement, increasing the quality of standards for its
film production while supporting the arts and artist, the most important achievement of the Icaro film Festival is that it stimulated the Central American audiovisual production and the appreciation for their own stories and positioned the production on an international level.