The ability of Flamenco to go beyond the borders of space and permeate the most hermetically sealed cultures was confirmed almost four years ago with the recognition of their status as Intangible Heritage of Humanity from UNESCO.
As proof of this universal nature, FLAMENCO FILM FEST was born in New York last 2014, to show around the USA the best documentary films on Flamenco; established as an independent entity, but willing to collaborate with any institution interested in flamenco or audiovisual art.
FLAMENCO FILM FEST main objectives are summarized as follows:
To offer a picture of Flamenco that cannot be captured on stages: Our greatest contribution is the use of image and the unlimited resources of audiovisual arts to break the boundaries of stage and present Flamenco as what it is: an art of the people, heritage of men and women from all conditions, who expand it everyday in the most heterogeneous contexts. Those who love Flamenco will find in the movies a new perspective of what they perhaps know.
To bring new audiences to Flamenco: In a land where image, television and cinema are fundamental basis of its culture, we consider as essential to complete the flamenco offering, providing audiovisual content. We feel that documentaries are an opportunity to bring the audience of cinema closer to the ancient art of Flamenco, that will captivate them forever.
For our first edition, successfully held in NYC last 2014 from March 5 to March 26, we received the support of FLAMENCO FESTIVAL NEW YORK and Instituto Cervantes. This 2015 we are planning our second edition to take place in New York and first stop in Chicago, where, recounting the support of Instituto Cervantes, we will be showing our program this february whithin the events of CHICAGO FLAMENCO FESTIVAL.