Funglode Film Festival opens in January 2018





With the screening of "Wonderstruck," the 11th Dominican Global Film Festival, sponsored by the Global Foundation for Democracy and Development (Funglode), will open on 24 Januaryand run through 31 January 2018 at the Blue Mall cinemas. One of the most important film festivals in Latin America, the Santo Domingo event this year has chosen the film in which a Dominican child, Jaden Michael has a leading role. The film was shown in the Cannes Film Festival. It is an adaptation of a novel by Brian Selznick. 

In the film, the story of a young boy in the US Midwest is told simultaneously with a tale about a young girl in New York from fifty years ago as they both seek the same mysterious connection. As told in the film, in 1927, the young girl runs away from her father's New Jersey home to find her mother/idol. In 1977, recently orphaned Ben runs away from his Minnesota home in search of his father.

France is the guest country for the 2018 festival. In 2018, there will be a first time a Competitive Feature Film Festival chapter specializing in premiering films. More than 90 films will be chosen in cinemas in the Colonial City and at the Palacio del Cine of Blue Mall. The closing act will happen in the Colonial City with the participation of leading global cinema figures. 

Attending the announcement of the 2018 Film Festival were former President Leonel Fernandez, president of Funglode; Manuel Corripio, president of the advisory committee of FCGD; Luis Alberto Scalella, president of the International Federation of Associations of Cinematography Producrs (FIAPF) and Omar de la Cruz, director of the Dominican Global Film Festival. 

The organizers said that the full film festival program would be posted online and announced on 15 January 2018

Tue, 30 January, 2018
04:00 PM
05:00 PM


Blue Mall
Winston Churchill & Gustavo Mejia Ricart
Santo Domingo