In addition to being organized by non-profit organizations, the Dominican Republic Global Film Festival is distinguished for its role in promoting the DR as an excellent location to make and produce films, thus contributing to the Country's economic growth and competitiveness.
The Dominican Global Film Festival presents a selection of the best international, dramatic and documentary films to enrich the country’s film culture and to bring the seventh art into all sectors of Dominican society. The Festival contributes to raising awareness and understanding of global issues through stories about events and people that have left a mark on our lives. It uses film as a way to promote and encourage discussion about social issues, politics and economics.
To enrich the film culture of the Dominican Republic.
To show a wide variety of films that are generally not available to the Dominican public.more information
Santo Domingo: Funglode, Teatro Nacional, Auditorio Pedro Mir (UASD), Palacio del Cine Blue Mall, Centro Cultural Mauricio Baéz and the Centro Cultural de las Telecomunicaciones
Santiago (CURSA and Palácio del Cine)
Puerto Plata (CURA)
Haití (Puerto Príncipe)more information
America (2010) Puerto Rico
Americano (2011) Francia
Asalto al cine (2011) Mexico
Balada triste de trompeta (2010) España
Boleto al paraiso (2010) Cuba
Bicicleta, cuchara, manzana (2010) España
Binta y la gran idea (2005) España
Cápsulas (2011) Guatemala
Carlos (2010) Francia
Carro publico (2008) Enfoque Africa
Catching Hell (2011) Estados Unidos
Chico y Rita (2010) España
Como estrellas en la tierra (2007) India
Cuando el tambor esta latiendo (2011) Haiti
Detective Dee y el misterio de la llama fantasma (2010) China
Dev-D (2009) India
El Sotano (2011) República Dominicana
El dedo (2011) Argentina
El viaje silencioso (2007) Estados Unidos
G.W.B. (2011) Estados Unidos
Estados Unidos (2011) Estados Unidos
Jaque Mate (2011) República Dominicana
Jean Gentil (2010) República Dominicana
Hombres al dente (20101) Italia
Las llaves de la independencia (2005) España
Closing Night with Fernando Trueba (Chico and Rita) at Teatro Nacional
Tower Heist Film, Screening in Cap Cana
Panel: Actors Studio (by: Steven Bauer) at MAURICIO BAEZ
11 Finalists of 3rd Short Film Competition Winners
Tribute at National Palace
Opening Night with the Blue Carpet - TEATRO NACIONAL
Welcome Cocktail - FUNGLODE
Gathering for Special Guests - Hotel Embajador
Chico and Rita
IGM Shorts Contest (WINNING)
6:00 PM Teatro Nacional
Gun Hill Road
6:00 PM Centro Cultural Mauricio Baez
All your dead ones
5:00 PM UASD, Auditorium Manuel del Cabral
Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame
6:00 PM Centro Cultural de las Telecomunicaciones
CURE - HIGUEY
The Dominican Republic Global Film Festival is proud to honor and dedicate this year´s 5th edition of the Festival to María Montez, the first Dominican actress to achieve fame in Hollywood as she became a reference for filmmaking worldwide. Next year, 2012, is the 100 year anniversary of the birth of María Montez, “the Queen of Technicolor.” For that reason, the Dominican Global Film Festival has honor to of placing her name first on this year´s list of Tributes.
We are equally proud to welcome other national and international film and entertainment greats to this Festival. Welcome Geraldine Chaplin, Danny Glover, Vin Diesel, Agliberto Meléndez, Moctesuma Esparza and Rafael Solano.
Continental Focus: Africa
Guest of Honor: India
Lifetime Achievement Award: Geraldine Chaplin
"Arturo Rodríguez" Hispanic Pride in the Seventh Art Award": Moctesuma Esparza
"Camilo Carrau" National Film Pride Award: Agliberto Meléndez
Humanitarian Award: Danny Glover
Musical Contributions in the Audiovisual Arts: Rafael Solano
Support for National Cinema Award: Vin Diesel
People’s Choice Award for the Best Picture 2010: “Jean Gentil”
People’s Choice Honorable Mention for Best Picture 2010: “La Hija Natural”
1. Awards for the 3rd Short Films Competitions to be awarded by a special jury.
The prizes include the following: An iMac, The opportunity to make a short film under the auspices of the Dominican film production company, Panamericana, Scholarships to study at the Film School at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) and the Film and Television School of San Antonio de los Baños, Cuba (EICTV), Free online courses for one year offered by www.video2brain.com
2. Audience Awards (for best dramatic film and best documentary film), to be selected by ballot after each screening.view the winners
Laws Relative to the Film Industry
Dominican Film Law and its benefits
“I’m in L.A. Now What?”
Rubirosa: The Last Playboy
Journey of a Comedian
Journalists and Reporters in the Film Industry
Business of Film
Real Steel and its special effectsmore information
Santo Domingo, November 20, 2011
Film Nights at the National Theater
Santo Domingo, November 20, 2011
“GWB” Plays to a Full House in Santo Domingo
Santo Domingo, November 19, 2011
Advice from Hollywood Stars to Aspiring Dominican Actors: Work Hard with Passion
1. Bajo la Mesa
2. Bienvenida a Casa
3. Cara // Escudo
5. El Dinero
6. !Hola Mamá! (Third Place)
7. Iguales (Second Place)
8. Irresponsabilidad Cívica
9. La Mujer (First Place)
10. Promesa de Lechón
The Dominican film, “Jaque Mate,” will premier on the opening night of this year´s Film Festival, Wednesday November 16, at the National Theater. This is the first film made by young Dominican filmmaker, José María Cabral.
The Dominican Republic Global Film Festival (DRGFF) will inaugurate this year´s 2011 edition at the National Theater with Dominican film, “Jaque Mate”, DRGFF organizers announced on Tuesday.
Now in its fifth year, the DRGFF´s blue carpet opening will officially kick off the most important film festival in the Caribbean on Wednesday November 16 with the premier of this Dominican-made drama. “Jaque Mate” features a talented and popular cast and crew of Dominican and Caribbean film professionals and actors including Adrián Mas, Michelle Vargas, Frank Perozo, Sharlene Taule, Alfonso Rodríguez, Sergio Carlo, Evelyna Rodríguez, Luis Nova and Olga Bucarrelli.
Following their walk on the blue carpet, this year’s DRGFF identifying color, the cast and crew will attend the Festival’s inaugural ceremony. This year’s DRGFF will be featuring a total of 62 films and 16 shorts running from November 15 to 20th in five Dominican cities: Santo Domingo, Santiago, Puerto Plata, Higüey, Nagua and Haiti’s capital Port au Prince.
“Jaque Mate” (Checkmate) is the story of David, a popular host on one of most watched television talk shows in the Caribbean. In his phone-in segment with the viewers, David is surprised by a male caller who claims to have David’s wife and son kidnapped in their home. The kidnapper forces David to go along with the game, forbidding him to cut to a commercial break, to hang up and to play along with his “game” under the threat that he will kill his family.
The suspense remains high as the kidnapper’s game pushes the envelope and reveals what is behind one of the most widely viewed kidnappings in the world as David’s secrets become public on live TV.
Director, José María Cabral, wrote and directed his first film with a reliance on the acting talent of his Dominican cast, say the directors of the Dominican Global Film Festival who have witnessed the growth and commitment of Dominican talent since the first Film Festival which has consistently screened Dominican productions.
Last year, the DRFGG premiered Dominican film, “La Hija Natural,” by Leticia Tonos, as well as the closing film, “Tres al Rescate,” which is the first ever Dominican 3-D production.
In addition, every year the DRGFF organizes a Short Film Contest, with 11 finalists whose films are shown during the Festival in all venue cities. This program, which serves to stimulate and encourage Dominican filmmakers and develop the national film industry, has grown each year with more and more entrants. This year’s Contest organizers chose the 11 finalists from among a pre-selection of 44 films.