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Spanish-American cinema on display in equatorial Quito

The Ecuadorian capital Quito will hold the 6th annual Zero Latitude Film Festival, or Cerolatiud, as it is know among locals.

From October 9th – 19th the city will become the focus for the Spanish-American cinematic community as it promotes the output of this burgeoning industry.

The festival, so named because of Qutio”s equatorial location, will see more than a hundred films shown across a range of venues.

A mix of genres such as shorts, animation, student cinema and feature-length films are all on offer.

Each year the festival concentrates on a different area: this year it will be Mexican cinema.

Since 2000, the cinematic output of Mexico has had an increasingly high profile on the global stage, with the success of stars such as Gael Garcia Bernal becoming a part of the mainstream.

What”s more, directors such Guillermo del Toro and Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu have gone from strength to strength, staking their claim to be among the Hollywood elite.

The festival will also hold a number of workshops and educational events aimed at increasing participation in Spanish-American film, and generating interest in cinema in general around the region.

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