Process of issuing credentials for the International Film Festival of Panama begins

Panama, March 2012 – The International Film Festival of Panama began its process of issuing credentials for members of the international and national press.  This phase began on March 12 and will last until April 12.

In order to participate in the festival as a press or industry delegate, it is necessary to request credentials through our web site where one can find the instructions for completing this request, which will permit covering the event that will take place from April 26 to May 2nd of 2012.

It was informed that, throughout the duration of IFF Panama, a press room for national and international press representatives will be located at Le Meridien, hotel headquarters y control center of the festival.  Here, they will be able to access all of the information regarding our movies, directors, and visitors, as well as requesting interviews with our special guests.
Regarding the credentials, it was informed that these shall have benefits according to the area applied to, press or industry, in the following way:


  • 1. Access to Press and Industry shows (schedule to be announced)
  • 2. Access and free use of the Press Office in the Festival
  • 3. Access to the Red Carpet and main events
  • 4. Access to press conferences
  • 5. Tickets for public shows (subject to availability)


  • 1. Access to Press and Industry shows (schedule to be announced)
  • 2. Access to Happy Hours
  • 3. Access to lectures and panels
  • 4. Access to press conferences
  • 5. Tickets for public shows (subject to availability)
  • 6. Industry room

Every morning during the week of the festival we will have special screenings and conferences for the members of the press.

Regarding the festival, the event organizers commented that the IFF Panama Red Carpet and gala events will be screening in the Teatro Nacional, which will be turned into a big movie theatre with the most advanced technology.

"We are sure that the Teatro Nacional is the perfect place for these screenings and that it will make our gala events unforgettable", explained Henk Van der Kolk and Pituka Ortega Heilbron, directors of IFF Panama.
Likewise, the directors explained that the movie theatre complex Cinemark Multicentro was chosen as the main venue for showing the movies.  The Cinemark theatres are very comfortable and have modern equipment that complies with the festival’s quality standards.                                                                              Regarding IFF Panama ticket sales, it was informed that there will be box office available in Multicentro, in front of Cinemark, and in the Teatro Nacional.
Tickets may be acquired there for all showings presented during the 7 days of the festival.

Tickets will go on sale on:

  •  March 30 for IFF Panama benefactors
  • April 6 for cardholders of MasterCard Black, Platinum, and Gold with a 15% discount.
  •  April 13 for the general public

Van der Kolk and Ortega Heilbron added that "with much enthusiasm, we are pleased to inform that all movies will be screened with English and Spanish subtitles whenever necessary, just as in the most important festivals of Latin America ".

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