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Havana Itinerary

Join us In havana!

Dec 11 - 17

Note: schedule may change A Bit and more things may be added as announcements are made from the film festival. This is to Provide a general framework for the trip.

Tues, Dec 11

  • Arrive in Havana

  • Airport pickup

  • Orientation / cocktails / receive festival packet

  • Dinner


Wed, Dec 12

  • Breakfast

  • Walking tour of Old Havana with a tour guide

  • Film festival screenings and activities as determined by interest

  • Exclusive tour of Galeria Taller Gorría (GTG), a leading art and cultural space created by renown Cuban actor Jorge Perrugorría.

  • Dinner at La Guarida, Havana’s renown paladar made famous by the movie Strawberry & Chocolate

  • Jazz night in Havana’s version of Blue Note bar, an underground club — La Zorra y El Cuervo.


Thurs, Dec 13

  • Breakfast

  • Film festival screenings and activities as determined by interest

  • Visit Carteles Project at Casa de Festival (Vedado). Classic ICAIC Film Posters

  • Visit inCuba.uhhu, Cuba’s first incubator housed at the University of Havana to learn about some of their most innovative projects

  • Visit Estudio, the offices of Cuba’s first independent culture magazine VISTAR housed inside a raw warehouse (an old mirror factory) that will be converted to shooting studios and soundstage.


Fri, Dec 14

  • Breakfast

  • Film festival screenings and activities as determined by interest

  • Trip to the Viñales valley, a UNESCO World Heritage site to the west Havana and tour around this truly breathtaking area

  • Visit a tobacco farm receive cigars direct from their harvest.

  • Dinner at a top paladar


  • Breakfast

  • Film festival screenings and activities as determined by interest

  • Shopping for gifts!
    - Almacenes San José Flea Market (Habana Vieja) rare/vintage pieces
    - Cigar Shop (Habana Vieja) - Prepare to visit an authentic, well-stocked shop of the finest Cuba Cigars to bring home

  • Get to know Clandestina, Cuba’s first global design and fashion brand

  • Travel across the bay by ferry to Casablanca for lunch an a small bit of hiking to an ecological rehabilitation project, El Rincón del Cristo, and enjoy some of the best views of the city

  • Evening stroll along El Malecón

  • Evening VIP tour of the Fábrica de Arte Cubano (FAC), a project launched by musician X Alfonso that showcases multi-disciplinary creativity — art, fashion, film, jewelry, music —all housed with an old factory converted to nightclub, gallery, concert hall. Have dinner there, stay the night, and enjoy.

Sat, Dec 15


Sun, Dec 16

  • Breakfast

  • Film festival screenings and activities as determined by interest

  • Late morning visit to Playas del Este, the beaches where Cubans go to for sun, sand and surf.

  • Awards ceremony and closing night dinner

  • Afterparty


Mon, Dec 17

  • Breakfast

  • Depart back home

  • Farewell mojitos? ;)