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The History of Colombian Cinema from1897 to the Present Day

     
     
  1897  
     
  14/4 - The first public screening is held in the city of Colon, in the store of A. James & Co. [MORE]
     
     
     
  1912  
     
   

Films of Note

     
   

Triumfo de la fe (Floro Maco) [MORE] [ADD]

     
     
     
  1922  
     
    – Colombia’s first feature film, Maria, is released.   It is directed by Alfredo del Diestro and Maximo Calvo Olmeda. [MORE] [ADD]
     
     
     
  1926  
     
   

Films of Note

     
    Alma provinciana
     
    Alma provinciana (Felix Rodriguez) [MORE] [ADD]
     
     
     
  1927  
     
    Cine Colombia is established. [MORE] [ADD]
     
     
     
  1928  
     
    Cine Colombia acquires the Di Domenico Brothers production and distribution companies. [MORE] [ADD]
     
     
  Colombia 1928: Other Films of Note
     
    Garras de Oro (1928)
     
    Garras de oro [MORE] [ADD]
     
     
     
  1937
   
 

– The 25-minute short Los primers essays de cine parlance national by Hermanos Acevedo is released.   It features a brief appearance by Colombian film pioneer Carlos Schroeder[MORE] [ADD] 

     
     
     
  1941  
     
    Flores del Valle (1941)
     
   

– Colombia’s first full-length talking picture, Flores del valle, directed by Maximo Calvo Olmedo, is released.   A musical filmed in and around Cali, the film stars Oscar Alvarez[MORE] [ADD]

     
     
     
  1943  
     
   

Films of Note

     
    Sendero de luz (1943)
   

 

   

Alla en el trapiche (Roberto Saa Silva) [MORE] [ADD]

   

 

   

Sendero de luz (Emilio Correa Alvarez) [MORE] [ADD]

     
     
     
  1944  
     
   

Films of Note

     
    Castigo del fanfarron (1944)
   

 

   

Anarkos (Roberto Saa Silva) [MORE] [ADD]

   

 

   

Antonia Santos (Miguel Joseph) [MORE] [ADD]

   

 

   

Bambucos y corazones (Gabriel Martinez) [MORE] [ADD]

   

 

   

Castigo del fanfarron (Maximo Calvo Olvedo) [MORE] [ADD]

     
     
     
  1945  
     
   

Camilo Correa founds the Pelco film company in Medellin, and Procinal film company in Bogota.   [MORE] [ADD]

     
     
   

Colombia 1945: Other Films of Note

     
    La Cancion de mi tierra (1945)
   

 

   

La cancion de mi tierra (Federico Katz [MORE] [ADD]

   

 

   

Sendero de luz (Emilio Alvarez Correa [MORE] [ADD]

   

 

   

El Sereno de Bogota (Gabriel Martinez)   [MORE] [ADD]

     
     
     
  1947  
     
   

Films of Note

     
   

Pasion llanera (unfinished) (Roberto Saa Silva[MORE] [ADD]

     
     
     
  1948  
     
   

Camilo Correa and Charles Riou film the 9th of April riots in Bogota.  [MORE] [ADD]

     
     
     
  1950  
     
    Camilo Correa forms Procinal in Antioquia, as a share-holders society. [MORE] [ADD]
     
     
     
  1955  
     
   

Films of Note

     
   

Colombia Linda (Camilo Correa) [MORE] [ADD}

     
     
     
  1963  
     
   

Films of Note

     
   

Pasado el meridiano (Arzuaga) [MORE] [ADD]

     
     
     
  1971  
     
    - Production of short films rockets as the government demands the exhibition of domestically-produced shorts at first-run cinemas in an attempt to protect the national industry. [MORE] [ADD]
     
     
     
  1972  
     
    A surcharge law, which requires the showing of a domestically-produced short feature at each presentation, comes into force. [MORE] [ADD]
     
     
     
  1979  
     
   

– The Company for Cinematographic Support (Focine) is established. [MORE] [ADD]

     
     
     
  1985  
     
   

Films of Note

     
   

Semans de passion (Julio Luzardo) [MORE] [ADD]

     
     
     
  1994  
     
   

Films of Note

     
   

Aguilas no cazan moscas (Sergio Cabrera) [MORE] [ADD]

   

 

   

La estrategia del Caracol (Sergio Cabrera) [MORE] [ADD]

     
     
     
  2005  
     
  22/6 -

The Ministry of Culture introduces a revised film classification scheme. [MORE] [ADD]

     
     
     
  2009  
     
  7/11 -

Sins of My Father, the documentary about the efforts of Juan Pablo Escobar, the son of notorious drugs baron, Pablo Escobar, to deliver letters of apology to the sons of some of his father’s victims generates a media frenzy that guarantees it a wider than usual release in Colombia. [MORE] [ADD]

 

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