April 20 – 25, 2016

The third version of the Biobío Cine International Festival will take place from Wednesday 20 to Monday 25. Its purpose is to create spaces for intercultural, social and artistic dialogue through cinema, supporting the growth of this industry.

Admission to this festival is free with invitations required. These will be provided at the “culture spot” of Federico Ramírez Hall, Municipality of Concepción, from 17.00 to 19.30.

Sixty-two films will participate in the official competition of the Festival, in four categories (Fiction Feature Length Films, Documentaries, Student Documentaries and Student Short Films). The BioBioCine Festival will be opened with the Latin American premiere of “Colonia”.

There will also be film selections for every taste. They include films in non-competitive categories intended to delight the audience in two centrally-located halls in the capital city of the Biobío Region: the UdeC Theater and the Concepción Archdiocese’s Aula Magna.


The Children’s Window is aimed at 4 to 7 year-olds or children until the second-grade at school. This space is made of six films: “Doña Ubenza” (Argentina), “Un Solo Cabrito” (Argentina), “Looks” (Germany), “Le Petit Cordonnier” (France), “Neïla” (France) and “Tombes & Manèges” (France).

The purpose of the Children’s Window is to be a space for bringing children closer to cinematography. The program is a selection of international works with diverse animation techniques, all centered on topics enhancing values such a respect, self-acceptance, kindness and cultural diversity.


Made in Biobío is one of the novelties of this fourth version. It includes four works: “Ancestros” by Lorenzo de la Maza; “Currarehue: Cantatas y Sopaipillas” by Ángela Jarpa; “Adventum” by Carlos Vergara, and “Las Horas y los Siglos” by Nelson Oyarzúa.

This section will screen the most outstanding feature length films from the city of Concepción in the Biobío Region, cradle of this festival.


The most acclaimed feature length films of 2015 in Chile will be screened in the Chilean Cinema Selection of the BioBioCine International Festival.

This section includes four works by Chilean filmmakers: “La Mujer de Barro” by Sergio Castro San Martín; “Surire” by Bettina Perut and Iván Osnovikoff; “No Soy Lorena” by Isidora Marras, and “Ventana” by Rodrigo Susarte.


Aiming to offer new visions to cinema, C-Inexperience comes back for its second year in BioBioCine. Its format combines the audiovisual productions with different aspects of art.

As C-Inexperience curator Luis Corvalán explained, the purpose of this space including short and medium-length films is to bring these creations closer to the audience.

“C-Inexperience covers two areas: art cinema and experimental cinema. We tried to find differences, to offer a wide range of possibilities in this language, so it can be very conceptual or very narrative”, he said.

The works in this area are: “Action Painting 1-2” (Brazil), “Misoginia EVA” (Chile), “Caer” (Chile), “Adiós Amigo mío, sin gestos ni palabras” (Chile), “Improvisación AGITE” (Chile/ France), “Chocolate Darwin” (Germany), “El Escape” (Colombia), “11 habitación en la Antártica” (Chile), “Single/Double/Triple” (Italy), “Irminsul” (France) and “Deshabitado” (Chile)

“The interesting thing this year is that we have three projects by people I’m acquainted with and I invited directly: José Luis Torres Leiva, an English-Chilean filmmaker who works in France, and Francisco Olivares, a native from Concepción. In C-Inexperience, we offer the invitation to question how to make cinema from other dimensions”, Corvalán stated.


Sport fans will also have their space in the DocuRedBull area, which will screen the films “A medio camino del cielo”, on rally rider Francisco “Chaleco” López, and “Surfing Antartica”, on surfer Ramón Navarro.

BioBioCine is supported by the Fund for Audiovisual Promotion 2016 from the National Council for the Arts and Culture. It’s organized and produced by Imaginaria Audiovisual, Molotov Cine and the Douc UC School of Comunication. It’s sponsored by Filmosonido, Corcudec, Municipality of Concepción and Duoc UC.

More information can be found on the website www.biobiocine.com and the “biobiocine” social networks.

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