Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute

Tulane University

Talk by Cuban film producer Claudia Calviño

April 12th, 2018
5PM

Location
Greenleaf Conference Room (100A Jones Hall)

Talk by Cuban film producer Claudia Calviño

A conversation with independent Cuban producer Claudia Calviño (Havana, 1983), producer of the award-winning film Santa y Andrés, which premiered at the 2016 Toronto Film Festival and 2017 San Sebastian Film Festival, and won ‘€œBest Ibero-American Film‘€ at the Guadalajara Film Festival in 2017. Calviño is a graduate of the Cuban University of Arts in Production. She is one of the founding partners of 5ta Avenida Productions, a company focused on independent film in Cuba since 2006. Her credits as Producer and Executive Producer include Juan de los Muertos (winner of the GOYA Award ‘€œBest Ibero-American Film‘€ in 2013), and Melaza (winner among others of ‘€œBest Latin American Film‘€ at the Málaga Film Festival and ‘€œNewcomer of the Year‘€ at the International Film Festival Mannheim-Heidelberg, Germany in 2013). She has also produced the documentary features Habana Muda, directed by Eric Brach, and Hotel Nueva Isla, directed by new filmmakers Irene Gutiérrez and Javier Labrador.

The conversation will be led by Ana M. López (Director, “Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute”:“http://cuba.tulane.edu) and “Laura-ZoÔ Humphreys”:https://stonecenter.tulane.edu/articles/detail/2458/Laura-Zo-Humphreys (Assistant Professor, Communication) and will address both a general assessment of what being a film producer in Cuba entails as well as Calviño‘€™s personal trajectory as the most successful producer in the contemporary Cuban mediascape. Calviño has also worked as producer of several foreign films, another aspect of her career that this conversation will explore. More specifically, the conversation will also address how an independent producer functions in contemporary Cuba; the transnational connections and relationships that have enabled her career; and how new technologies and distribution networks impact upon and open new avenues for island-based film producers.

This event is sponsored by the Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute and is open to the public. Reception to follow.

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APPLICATION DEADLINE: MARCH 15, 2020
Cost: $3580

Now, in its fifth year, the Stone Center for Latin American Studies and the Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute at Tulane University are proud to announce the return of our annual two-week summer educator institute exploring the geography, culture and history of Cuba. For an educator, Cuba is rich with lessons to bring into the classroom. This program highlights the important historical and cultural connections between the United States and Cuba. Participants will explore key sites and meet local experts and artists who will provide unique insight for educators who teach such subjects as U.S./Latin American Relations, World Geography, World History, and Spanish among others. Come and visit the site of the historic Bay of Pigs, explore Milton Hershey’s sugar plantation and the Cuban national literacy campaign.

Fill out the online APPLICATION here, due March 15, 2020.

Additional materials needed:
  • Two letters of recommendation (please make sure to have at least one recommendation letter from a colleague at your school) Please email your recommenders the PDF above. They submit via email the complete recommendation letter.
  • Copy of Passport
  • $200 program deposit

THE PROGRAM INCLUDES:

  • Lodging at Casa Vera (double occupancy)
  • At least 1 meal a day (at Casa Vera and on excursions)
  • Transportation to/from airport to residence (if you arrive on time)
  • Medical insurance: Each participant will be covered for the entire program length by a travel health insurance policy.
  • Group tours and excursions, with associated transportation

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  • Airfare to/from the U.S.: approx. $300-$600
  • Visa: $50-$100 depending on airline
  • Checked luggage ($25) + Overweight baggage: This constitutes anything in excess of maximum allowed luggage weight (50lbs), both going and returning from Cuba.
  • Communication: Internet and long distance/international calls
  • Additional meals (1 a day, snacks)
  • Taxi/ground transportation: Participants are responsible for expenses incurred getting around town during free time.
  • Admission to museums, events, etc.: Participants will be responsible for these expenses unless they are part of itinerary.
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  • Loss/Theft Travel Insurance: Please note only travel medical insurance is included in program. If you would like additional coverage (including insurance for loss of baggage, emergency cash transfers, etc.), it is recommended that you purchase additional insurance.

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Please email crcrts@tulane.edu or call 504.865.5164 for additional details.

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