About the Festival

The International Film Festival of Panama (IFF Panama) will be held in this nation’s capital from April 26 to May 2nd. of 2012. This event is sponsored by MICI, ATP and the Panama Film Commission, as well as by many private companies.
For one week, we will screen 50 films from around the world, which have been shown and / or awarded in the most prestigious film festivals, such as Cannes, Toronto, Sundance and San Sebastian, amongst others. Furthermore, we will be visited by the directors of these films, who will present their work to the public and participate in question and answer sessions with the audience, encouraging dialogue and understanding between cultures. Panama will be, without a doubt, the center of all attention from April 26 to May 2nd.
We will display all that the movie show business can offer: national premieres, red carpets, galas, special events and parties. We will be visited by renowned international directors and movie stars, celebrities, and over 30 members of the international press who, along with over 100 local journalists, will provide extensive national and international coverage. In total, we will have over 100 guests meeting in our city to share and enjoy all that Panama has to offer in culture, tourism, and human warmth.