Sanfic is an international film festival in Santiago held from the 8th to the 12th of august. Countries from all over the world participate in the exhibition, such as the Philippines, Canada, France, Germany, Thailand, Mexico and others. More than 100 productions can bee seen. This is the second year of the festival, and it has gotten extremely popular.
Penelope Glamour, posts in Zancadas (ES) about opportunity of having this type of festival:
Regarding independent films, always is novel to see these movies that, because of cultural and political reasons, don’t arrive to our country we end up missing a good amount of non-commercial films.”
About the difficulty of execute an independent film festival, Daniel Olave (ES) writes in her blog an interview with one of the directors of the Festival, Carlos Núñez. In his introduction he emphasizes:
They closed the doors. They asked them ‘where are you from? Who do you think you are? A lot of times it was planned to do an important film festival in Santiago, but that haven’t come about. Because of this, no one believes in two young people, who where unknown in the local film “scene” could execute the ambitious project to give to the city of Santiago the film festival that was missing”
One of the Chilean movies to participate is “The Daughter of the General,” a documentary about Chile's new president, Michelle’s Bachelet. Ideas Públicas (ES) wrote her perspective on the movie:
This documentary is a private view into the biography of a woman, which tries to explain all the complexities of the human being through a deep search into her past.
Analizame (ES) a film blog, posts about the movies he had seen (mostly all in Spanish), and also really good news for film addicts:
I didn’t know … I don’t know if this was something that had always been planned this way or just happens all of a sudden. Sanfic has a lot of free movies every day, more than 40 showing”.