Havana, Cuba.-Students of the International School of Cinema and Television in Cuba began discussing their theses today to graduate in specialties such as Direction, Screenplay, Editing, Documentary, Production, Sound, Photography, Television and new media.

In total, 43 students finish the course 2016-2017 and, according to the institution, come from Venezuela, Spain, Brazil, Panama, Denmark, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Puerto Rico, Italy, Dominican Republic, Uruguay, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Colombia, Honduras and Cuba.

As each year, the thesis evaluation committee is made up of relevant personalities and audiovisual professionals, including Argentines Hernán Musaluppi and Paula Markovich, Chileans Matías Bize and Julio Cesar Rojas, Frenchmen Jacques Comets, Jean Perret and Damien Sueur.

The graduation of the 25th generation of the School located in the western province of Artemisa, in the municipality San Antonio de Los Baños, is scheduled to take place on 22 July.

The event will close a kind of cycle of commemoration of the 30th anniversary of the establishment of the academic center.

The next day, the entity attached to the New Latin American Cinema Foundation plans to project the theses at the Chaplin Cinema, in this capital.

Among the founders of the School are the names of the Colombian writer and journalist Gabriel García Márquez, the Argentine poet and filmmaker Fernando Birri, and the Cuban director and theoretician Julio García Espinosa.