The Festival Cinematográfico Internacional del Uruguay

The Festival Cinematográfico Internacional del Uruguay was created by the Uruguayan cinemateque in 1981. From that modest festival, which screened 14 films in only one movie theater, to its current edition, featuring over 250 films in seven movie theaters as well as travelling screenings, 35 years of discoveries, tributes, retrospectives and parallel film exhibitions have gone by. In this journey, the festival has become a privileged place for high quality Latin American and world cinema. In this seventh year as a partner, the Festival will screen the winner of the Best Feature Film awarded by the 8th Directors’ Week official jury. The Festival Cinematográfico Internacional del Uruguay will take place between 6 and 15 april, 2017.

IndieLisboa (Portugal) 

“IndieLisboa is an international film festival held annually in Lisbon since 2004. It features films from all genres and formats. Its program includes films by national and foreign directors, whose selection is based on originality, quality and relevance. These films reach the general public and the industry professionals for the first time through the festival, which takes place in several Lisbon cultural centers, promoting urban dynamics of these cultural centers, that is, circulation of people and appropriation of the city. These have been the cause of the audience growth and diversification since its first edition. In 2014, the festival had a record number of entries: 4.000 titles, including short and feature films from around the world. In this fourth year as a partner of Directors’ Week, IndieLisboa will screen one of the competing feature films, selected by its curatorial staff.”

Tonalá (México)

Tonalá is a movie theater located in Mexico City that screens mainly the new Mexican and international independent cinema. In this fifth year as a partner of Directors’ Week , Cine Tonalá will screened The Directors’ Week Best Feature Film, according to the official jury, and will be distributed to other movie theaters in Mexico.

*The use of the distribution awards is up to the winners, they should reach an agreement with the distributors. In case they choose not to use the award, other titles, exhibited in Directors’ Week, will be selected by the distributors.