55th edition of the festival to focus on the theme of memory and remembering.

Cartagena International Film Festival (FICCI) has unveiled the official selection for its 55th edition, running March 11-17.

A total of 12 films will participate in the Official Fiction Competition, ten in the Official Documentary Competition, 12 in the Official Colombian Film Competition and 19 in the Official Short Film Competition. All films will be competing for India Catalina statues and over $100,000 in prize money.

This year’s festival will focus on the theme on memory and remembering.

“It’s not every day you turn 55. This brought us to our central theme of memory and remembering, which implies introspection, rethinking and taking stock of the past. We wouldn’t be here talking about the last 55 years if it weren’t for the wonderful people who have made this possible over the years, and that is how memories are created,” commented FICCI Artistic Director Diana Bustamante.

Highlights include the Latin American premieres of Jayro Bustamente’s Ixcanul and Raúl Perrone’s Ragazzi, the international premiere of Héctor Gálvez’ NN and the world premieres of Manuel Cañibe’s El Silencio de la Princesa and Maite Alberdi’s La Once.

For further information and the full line-up, visit FICCI’s website.