The Dominican Republic will participate in virtual mode in the Marché du Film of the Cannes Film Festival to be held from July 6 to 15, with the main objective of promoting the country as a film destination in the Caribbean, informed the General Directorate of Cinema (DGCine) on Monday.
This is the tenth time that the country will be present at the commercial counterpart of the Cannes Film Festival, one of the largest international gatherings of film industry professionals, which brings together around 12,500 participants (producers, distributors, sales agents, programmers and more) from 121 countries.
In this edition, the Dominican Republic will have a virtual pavilion where the country will be promoted as a film destination and existing co-production opportunities will be presented, according to a press release from the institution.
In addition, Dominican filmmakers will present nine projects in development to sales agents, investors and producers.
Although the meeting will be a hybrid event, the Dominican delegation will actively participate in a completely virtual manner, in keeping with the recent austerity measures established by the Dominican government, according to the press release.