Bogotá: cultural capital of the world

Everyday Bogotá has more cultural plans to offer its visitors and residents. This week the city will be hosting the first edition of the Bogotá International Film Festival (Biff). During seven days more than fifty films will be showcased at this event in which fifteen different movie producers, directors, editors and scriptwriters from all over the world will be participating. This new project aims to place Bogotá at the top of the list of world cities, which currently host important movie festivals.

Biif will bring in unique films that very few times make it to the movie theaters. The festival will be screening the new tendencies in the industry from young producers. “We want to talk in a different language here. We have dedicated a lot of time at selecting specific content that new – young generations want to see in theaters. They want their lives reflected in the screen; they want to see their religious beliefs and even sexual identities in the big TV”, says Andrés Bayona, Biif’s founder and director.

The festival’s premiere night will take place this Thursday, October 8th and will feature the screening of the most recent film by the Argentinian director, Pablo Trapero, “El Clan”. In it Trapero tells the story of a very distinguished family in Argentina which engaged in criminal activities during the 70’s. Trapero won a Silver Lion for this film at the 72nd Venice International Film Festival.

Among the participants at Biif are: the Swedish director, Magnus von Horn, with his movie “The Here After”, the Uruguayan editor of “El Apóstata”, Gonzalo Delgado and the Argentinian producer, Juan Schnitman who will be showing his first feature film, “El Incendio”.

All the movies of this festival will be displayed at Cine Colombia theaters. For further information about hours and screenings please visit: http://bit.ly/1PgLgHj

If you are planning on attending the Biff, we welcome you to stay at our collection of five stars boutique hotels, Blue Doors. We offer comfortable apartments in five different locations of Colombia’s capital. We are the ideal option for extended stays guests. Each of our apartment boutique hotels is different and combine signature design with total comfort. To learn more about our hotels please visit:

Continental All Suites: The recently renovated Hotel Continental All Suites is located in the heart of the city. It is close to all the tourist attractions such as the Gold Museum and Fernando Botero’s Collection Museum. This apartment-style hotel is perfect for groups. Its rooms have capacity for up to 7 people.

www.hotelcontinentalbogota.com.co

Jazz Apartments: Located just in front of the beautiful gardens of El Virrey Park and a five – minute walk from Bogotá’s best restaurants, bars, and shops. Elegant, modern and exclusive, that is Jazz Apartments: a place for executives and tourists, offering comfort along with the commodities of the office.

www.jazzapartments.com  

Celebrities Suites & Residences: Located in the heart of Bogotá’s financial district; this boutique hotel offers spacious apartments ideal for long stays. Guests will be able to live an unforgettable experience sleeping next to some of the world’s most recognized celebrities.

www.celebritiessuites.com

93 Luxury Suites & Residences: 93 Luxury Suites & Residences is part of the Preferred Boutique Group. Its luxurious suites are fully equipped and furnished. This boutique hotel is located right next to Parque 93 and close to shops, business centers, restaurants and bars.

www.93luxurysuites.com