54th edition of FICCI to feature eight world premieres in Colombian official competition.

The 54th International Film Festival of Cartagena de Indias (FICCI) in Colombia has unveiled its competition lineup.

Eight of the twelve films in the Colombian Official Competition are world premieres, while half of the films selected for the festival’s Official Dramatic Competition are Latin American Premieres.

Speaking at the launch in Bogota, FICCI’s director Monika Wagenberg commented: “We have managed to achieve the goal we set four years ago: becoming the main national and international launching platform of local films.”

This year’s Official Dramatic Competition features the Latin American premieres of the likes of Celina Murga’s Berlinale entry La Tercera Orilla and Alejandro Fernández’s Sundance winner Matar A Un Hombre [pictured], as well as the world premiere of Rubén Mendoza’s Tierra En La Lengua.

World premieres of Sergio Wolf’s El Color Que Cayó Del Cielo and Germán Piffano’s Infierno O Paraíso feature in the Official Documentary Competition, while Diego Guerra’s Desterrada and Joseph Wladyka’s Manos Sucias are among the eight world premieres in the Colombian Official Competition.

FICCI runs March 13-19. For more information, visit its official website.