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The History of Chilean Cinema from 1896 to the Present Day

       
       
    1896  
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    25/8 - The first public screening is given on a Lumiere Cinematographe in Santiago. [MORE] [ADD]
       
       
       
Home   1914  
       
      Films of Note
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      The Life of General Rafael Uribe (Di Domenico Brothers) [MORE] [ADD]
       
       
       
    1916  
       
      Films of Note
       
      La Baraja de la Muerte (Salvador Giambastiane) [MORE] [ADD]
       
      Fiestas de los Estudiantes (Salvador Giambastiani) [MORE] [ADD]
       
      Santiago Antiguo (Salvador Giambastiani) [MORE] [ADD]
       
       
       
    1926  
       
      Films of Note
       
      La ultima trasnochada (1926)
       
      La última trasnochada (Pedro Sienna, Rafael Frontaura) [MORE] [ADD]
       
       
       
    1934  
       
      Norte y sur (1934)
       
      Norte y Sur (North and South), Chile’s first sound film, is released. The director is Jorge Delano. [MORE] [ADD]
   
       
       
    1938  
       
      – The government creates CORFO (Corporación de Fomento de la Producción) to stimulate industrial activity – a step which will result in the creation of Chile Films. [MORE] [ADD]
       
       
     
    1940  
       
      Films of Note
       
     

Verdejo gasta un millón (Eugenio de Luigoro) [MORE] [ADD]

     

 

     

Verdejo gobierna en Villaflor [MORE] [ADD]

       
       
       
    1942  
       
     

Chile Films is created by the governments Corporacion de Formento de la Produccion to make newsreels, films and documentaries.  [MORE] [ADD]

       
       
       
    1944  
       
     

Un romance de medio siglo, the first film from Chile Films, is released. [MORE] [ADD]

       
       
     

Chile 1944: Other Films of Note

     

 

     

Hollywood es así [MORE] [ADD]

       
       
       
    1949  
       
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Esperanza (Eduardo Boneo, Francisco Mugica) [MORE] [ADD]

       
       
       
    1961  
       
      – The Departamento de Cine Experimental is founded at the University of Chile. [MORE] [ADD]
       
       
       
    1967  
       
      – The first Festival of the New Latin American Cinema takes place in Viña del Mar.  [MORE] [ADD]
       
       
      Chile 1967: Other Films of Note
       
     

Largo Viaje (Patricio Kaulen) [MORE] [ADD]

       
       
       
    1969  
       
      Films of Note
       
     

Caliche Sangriento (Helvio Soto) [MORE] [ADD]

     

 

     

El chacal de Nahueltoro (Miguel Littin) [MORE] [ADD]

       
       
    1970  
       
     

- Militant filmmaker Miguel Littin publishes the ‘Manifesto of Chilean Film Makers of the Popular Unity.’ [MORE] [ADD]

     

 

     

- The release of Pedro Chaskel and Hector RiosVenceremos marks the beginning of Chile’s documentary film boom. [MORE] [ADD]

       
       
     

Chile 1970: Other Films of Note

     

 

     

El Chacal de Nahueltoro (Miguel Littin) [MORE] [ADD]

       
       
       
    1971  
       
      Miguel Littin
     

 

     

- Miguel Littin becomes director of Chile Films and shoots Compañero presidente.  [MORE] [ADD]

       
       
       
    1973  
       
      – Film production begins a steep decline to an all-time low following the ascension of the military government. [MORE] [ADD}
       
       
     

Chile 1973: Other Films of Note

     

 

     

Ya Basta Con Rezar (Enough Praying) (Aldo Francia) [MORE] [ADD}

       
       
       
    1974  
       
      Jorge Muller
     

 

    29/11 -

Actress Carmen Bueno and cameraman Jorge Muller are arrested in Santiago by the DINA, Pinochet's political police. [MORE] [ADD]

       
       
       
    1991  
       
      Films of Note
       
     

La Frontera (Ricardo Larrain) [MORE] [ADD]

       
       
       
    1992  
       
     

Fondart, the country’s fund for the arts, is established.  [MORE] [ADD]

       
       
       
    1993  
       
      Films of Note
       
     

Johnny cien pesos (Gustavo Graef-Marino) [MORE] [ADD]

       
       
       
    1997  
       
      Films of Note
       
     

Historias de fútbol (Andres Wood) [MORE] [ADD]

       
       
       
    1998  
       
      Films of Note
       
     

Gringuito (Sergio M. Castilla) [MORE] [ADD]

       
       
       
    1999  
       
      El Chacotero sentimental: La película (1999)
       
    28/10 - El Chacotero sentimental: La película, Christian Galazs screen version of a popular radio show, is released and becomes the countrys most popular film to date.    [MORE] [ADD]
       
       
       
    2000  
       
      Films of Note
       
     

Coronación (Sailvio Caiozzi) [MORE] [ADD]

       
       
       
    2001  
       
      Films of Note
       
     

La fiebre del loco (Andres Wood) [MORE] [ADD]

       
     

Taxi para tres (Orlando Lübbert) [MORE] [ADD]

       
       
       
    2001  
       
    19/8 - Director Raoul Ruiz dies of a lung infection in Paris at the age of 70. [ADD]
       
       
       

 

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