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The three Panamanian films in this segment were made possible thanks in part to funding by DICINE, which is part of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry of Panama. The three films are world premieres.  Through these new Panamanian films IFF Panama´s audience will have the opportunity to discover a nascent and persevering local film industry.

Iberoamerican Portal

Smart, inventive and entertaining, our selection of Ibero-American films includes some of the most exciting and internationally new work from established and emerging filmmakers alike.

Stories from Central America and The Caribbean

Films from this narrow isthmus and neighboring islands are gaining ground and finding their own voice.  IFF Panama is proud of its exclusive forum for showcasing these stories which resonate with us in such a personal way.

International Portal

From high-profile Oscar contenders, to some of the most ambitious and provocative cinematic visions, our international showcase brings together must-see new films from the world’s most celebrated talents.

Homage: Lucía Bosé

The enigmatic and talented Lucía Bosé is honored by the International Film Festival of Panama.  Bose is one of the grand dames of world cinema and has worked with some of the most important figures in film.  Lucía has never shied away from profound and controversial matters expressed in the cinema in which she  participates.  It is because of her life and exemplary career that we celebrate this extraordinary artist.


This varied and selective sample of documentaries encompasses a broad spectrum of themes and bears the stamp of each director. These films are motivated by filmmakers´ fantasies, conflicts or their intense need to express something of essential importance.

Family Corner

A special space for the entire family to come together and enjoy the magic of cinema, this program highlights the best of today’s most colorful family-friendly films and provides a glimpse of family life elsewhere.

Special Presentations

Dare to be dazzled by a wide variety of stories and points of view that reflect our commitment to diversity. Each one of these films showcases strong cinematic visions and ways to approach the particular time and circumstances that frame them.