Filming in Colombia with Abbas Kiarostami / 2014

Creative Director

Liliana Díaz Castillo

Executif Producer

Estephania Bonnett Alonso

Associate Producer

Héctor Ulloque Franco — Medio de Contención

Screenings and Festivals

FICCI 2014, International Film Festival of Cartagena de Indias, 14/03/2014

BOGOSHORTS SESSIONS, Bogotá Shortfilm Festival


Prize best shortfilm ‘Una diversión curiosa’ by Libertad Gills

Berlín International Film Festival

La Orquidea Film Festival from Cuenca

Districtal Cinemateque from Bogotá


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For more than 15 years, the Iranian film director Abbas Kiarostami, one of the most influential and controversial filmmakers and photographers from post-revolutionary Iran, and one of the most consecrated directors in the cinematographic international community, had undertaken pedagogical work with young filmmakers throughout the whole world, in countries such as Italy, France, Germany, Spain, Korea, Japan, Morocco and Iran among others.
From this work was born the idea of creating for the very first time on the American continent a Workshop with Abbas Kiarostami, with the objective of stimulating a new generation of Latin-American filmmakers in the creation of new narrative structures. Colombia was privileged to be the country chosen for the workshop.

Black Factory Cinema created and produced in March 2014 the First Practical Workshop with Filmmakers “Filming in Colombia with Abbas Kiarostami”. Young Colombian filmmakers participated in the workshop, along with other students from Venezuela, Poland, Chile and Ecuador.

The visit of the Iranian director to Colombia was designed with the idea of generating different spaces for creation, screenings and training. As a parallel activity to the workshop, Black Factory Cinema organized a retrospective of 11 films by Abbas Kiarostami. His films were screened for the first time in Colombia, in the Districtal Cinematheca in Bogotá and the International Film Festival of Cartagena de Indias, FICCI 2014, with more than 2500 spectators.

There were also three Master classes, one in Bogota, and two in Cartagena, with more than 1000 attendees.