Winternational
Dec
5
11:00 AM11:00

Winternational

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The Embassy of Panama will be participating in the Winternational event this year on Thursday, December 5th from 11:00 A.M. at the Ronald Reagan International Building and Trade Center. Come join us and 50 other Embassies at this unique international global marketplace. Our Embassy will have traditional Panamanian tamales, cultural artifacts and tourism information, don’t miss this opportunity to learn more about our beautiful country!

This event is free of charge! Please register here to attend: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/winternational-8th-annual-embassy-showcase-tickets-70643062301?ref=ecount

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Noche Iberoamericana
Oct
10
7:00 PM19:00

Noche Iberoamericana

The Embassy of Panama will be participating in the 5th Annual Noche Iberoamericana! Come taste Brasilian, Salvadorian, Guatemalan and Spanish dishes, while sipping on Chilean and Uruguayan wine, traditional Peruvian pisco and Panamanian Rum. Finally, for dessert, there will be Portuguese Porto, natillas and alfajores. The evening will also have a live Argentinean traditional and contemporary tango performances and Mexican ranchera songs for you to dance the night away!

This event will take place at the Mexican Cultural Institute in Washington, D.C., on Thursday, October 10th, from 7:00PM to 10:00P.M. To attend, please visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/noche-iberoamericana-2019-food-drinks-music-and-dance-tickets-69904394927 to purchase tickets.

All ticket sales benefit the Ibero-American Cultural Attaches Association.

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AFI Latin American Film Festival
Sep
12
to Oct 2

AFI Latin American Film Festival

The American Film Institute (AFI) is hosting a Latin American film Festival from September 12th to October 2nd in Silver Spring, Maryland. There will be two Panamanian films shows during this festival:

INLAND (2019) [TIERRA ADENTRO]

Sun, Sept 29, 11:30 a.m.; Tue, Oct 1, 5:30 p.m.

In his documentary feature debut, filmmaker Mauro Colombo immerses himself in the Darién Gap, a dense and mysterious jungle that divides Panama and Colombia. At the dangerous border between the two countries, guerrillas, immigrants, indigenous people, farmers, drug traffickers, local police and wild animals cross paths. Colombo approaches the jungle and its array of characters from an anthropological perspective and focuses on finding meaning in this no man's land as a metaphor for the wildness within us. INLAND is an urgent, political film, recording the deforestation of this area, which affects not only the locals living there, but also the whole world. It transports the spectator to the heart of the conflict and allows viewers to experience the intensity of the jungle itself. (Note adapted from Curaçao International Film Festival Rotterdam.) Winner, Best Documentary, 2019 Panama International Film Festival; Winner, Yellow Robin Award, 2019 Curaçao International Film Festival Rotterdam. DIR/SCR Mauro Colombo; PROD Abner Benaim. Panama, 2019, color, 70 min. In Spanish with English subtitles. NOT RATED

Closing Night

World Premiere

DAYS OF LIGHT [DÍAS DE LUZ]

Wed, Oct 2, 7:15 p.m.

This beautifully integrated, multi-threaded narrative seamlessly interweaves six stories set in radically different locations across Central America, ranging from the tropical forests of Guatemala to the skyscrapers of Panama City. When a solar storm leaves the region without power, myriad dramas unfold over the course of five days during which all conveniences of modernity are stripped away. In Costa Rica, a pastor and his daughter worry for the future of their church, while in El Salvador, a grandmother and grandson make an arduous journey into the city. A husband and wife reconnect in Honduras, as a young couple nurses a mysterious stranger back to health in Guatemala. Meanwhile, in Nicaragua, a young woman prepares for her quinceañera and in Panama, a housekeeper grows exasperated with her demanding employer. This landmark work of collaboration boldly highlights the work of six talented young directors from across Central America and creates a moving, honest snapshot of life across the region. DIR/SCR Mauro Borges, Enrique Pérez Him; DIR Julio López, Enrique Medrano, Sergio Ramírez, Gloria Carrión; PROD Karolina Hernández, Isabella Galvez, Natalia Hernández, Servio Tulio Mateo, Francisco Morales, Ingrid Stalling. Panama/Costa Rica/El Salvador/Honduras/Guatemala/Nicaragua, 2019, color, 87 min. In Spanish with English subtitles. NOT RATED

To purchase tickets, please visit https://afisilver.afi.com/silver/laff/

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Around the World Embassy Tour
May
4
10:00 AM10:00

Around the World Embassy Tour

This year the Embassy of Panama in Washington, D.C., will be opening its doors to the public as part of the Around the World Embassy Tour event on Saturday May 4th.

We will have Panamanian gastronomy, cultural artifacts, dancers, and even a traditional Diablo Rojo outside the Embassy for guests to take pictures with.

Don’t miss this opportunity to get to know our country better!

We are located at 2862 McGill Terrace, N.W., Washington, D.C., 20008. We will be open from 10:00 AM to 4:00PM.

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Panamanian Submerged Timber Series in Washington, D.C.
May
1
to May 10

Panamanian Submerged Timber Series in Washington, D.C.

The full collection of the “Panamanian Submerged Timber Series: Vessels by the Moulthrop Family” will be exhibited at the Marcus Garvey Hall of the Organization of American States (OAS) from May 1st to May 10th.

These 27 beautiful pieces were created by Matt and Philip Moulthrop with wood from the Bayano Lake in Panama. The wood was kindly provided by the company Wooderra.

Don’t miss the chance to see the result of this unique cultural collaboration!

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Art Exhibit “Panamanian Submerged Timber” at the Carter Center in Atlanta
Apr
11
to Apr 28

Art Exhibit “Panamanian Submerged Timber” at the Carter Center in Atlanta

Seven pieces of “Panamanian Submerged Timber” art collection, created by Matt and Philip Moulthrop, will be exhibited at the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum : https://www.jimmycarterlibrary.gov/ in Atlanta, Georgia, from April 11th to April 28th.

Matt and Philip Moulthrop are renowned artists from Georgia that use the wood turning technique to create unique, glass-like pieces.  Their works have been previously exhibited in the Museum of Contemporary Art in Georgia, the Heller Gallery in New York City, the Renwick Gallery in Washington, D.C., the Detroit Institute of Arts, the Racine Art Museum, High Museum of Art and the Carnegie Art Museum in Pennsylvania. You can learn more about their technique and their works here: http://www.moulthropstudios.com

For this exhibit, the Embassy of Panama assisted in coordinating the donation of submerged wood from the Bayano Lake in Panama, kindly provided by  Wooderra (https://www.wooderra.com/), to bring to life a unique cultural partnership in which an American artist was able to use submerged wood endemic to Panama to create a collection that showcases the natural beauty of our country’s  flora.

The exhibit can be visited during the Carter Center opening hours, 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. We hope you can make it!

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International Commercial Exhibition EXPOCOMER
Mar
28
2:00 PM14:00

International Commercial Exhibition EXPOCOMER

The VI International Commercial Exhibition #EXPOCOMER will take place in Panama City, Panama, on March 28th at the Atlapa Convention Center. If you are a buyer don’t miss the opportunity to find new products, services and business contracts. There will be over 600 exhibitors present, with products including: food, beverage, equipment, machinery, tech, electronics & textiles. Contact lkirchman@panacamara.org or expocomer@expocomer.com to sign up for free and plan your trip. For more information please visit www.expocomer.com

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Panamanian Pianist Concert in New York
Mar
1
2:30 PM14:30

Panamanian Pianist Concert in New York

On June 28th, 2019, Panamanian Pianist Marianela Torres will  be performing a free concert at the Turtle Bay Music School in New York City, NY. If you would like to attend and learn more of this concert please register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-artist-series-at-tbms-marianela-torres-piano-tickets-50241947016?aff=ebdshpsearchautocomplete (This is an independent event and is NOT sponsored by the Embassy of Panama)

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Winternational
Dec
6
11:00 AM11:00

Winternational

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This year, the Embassy of Panama is participating in the 7th annual embassy showcase, Winternational. The event is from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM, Thursday, December 6, 2018, at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center.

Over 50 embassies will be participating in this year’s event!

Be sure to stop by our booth to learn more about our culture, food, arts, crafts and more!

This event is free of charge, you can register here: https://itcdc.com/winternational/

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“Women Who Make Iberoamerica: Power Behind the Everyday” Photo Exhibition
Nov
2
to Dec 17

“Women Who Make Iberoamerica: Power Behind the Everyday” Photo Exhibition

Panamanian photographer Maria Fernanda Gonzalez will exhibit one of her works at the Hillyer Art Space Photo Exhibition: “Women Who Make Iberoamerica: Power Behind the Everyday”, located at 9 Hillyer Court, NW, Washington, D.C. Joins us for the free opening night on Friday November 2nd from 6:00PM to 10:00PM to meet Maria Fernanda and admire the power of Iberoamerican women!

If you can’t make on November 2nd, you can still view the exhibit from Friday, November 2nd to December 17th at the Hillyer Art Space, which will be open to the public and free of charge. Gallery hours: Mon 12-5pm, Tue-Fri 12-6PM, Sat 12-5PM, and Sun 11am-5pm.

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PANAFEST Panamanian International Film Festival in Los Angeles, California
Oct
27
to Oct 28

PANAFEST Panamanian International Film Festival in Los Angeles, California

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We are thrilled to announce the Film Lineup for the 4th edition of PANAFEST by the Panamanian International Film Festival in Los Angeles, California (PIFF/LA). This two-day event will include films, panels, and cultural activities that will take place on October 27 and 28, 2018 at the Lupe Ontiveros Theater at the LA Theater Center in Downtown LA (514 S Spring St, Los Angeles, CA 90013). Festival passes are now on sale! Purchase tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/panafest-a-two-day-film-festival-celebrating-latino-culture-tickets-50622912494

 

2018 FILM FESTIVAL LINEUP

October 27, 2018

BLOCK 1: SHORT FILMS

Night and Fun by Delfina Kroek (Panama)

Meeting Brown by Ana Lydia Monaco (USA)

Ultimo Supper by Eddie Zapata (USA)

Brillas by Juan Daniel Pinzón (Panama)

Pantalla Pura by Javier Farías (Venezuela)

Virgencita by Giselle Bonilla (USA)

Tortoise by Stephen Cervantes (USA)

 

BLOCK 2: SHORT FILMS

Chicle by Art Bonilla (USA)

Being Bilingual by Elizabeth Lyle, Kimberly Lyle (Panama)

La Mola de Lucía by Ana Elena Tejera (Panama)

Pasajeros en Tránsito by Luis Romero (Panama)

Aurora by Laura García (Mexico) 

Alteridad + by Martín Proaño and Ginés Sánchez Arias (Panama)

 

BLOCK 3: SHORT FILMS

Retiro by Miguel Dianda (Argentina)

Together Again by Antonio Darwiche

Desde el Principio by Miguel Soliman (USA)

Mi Amor by Yennifer Behrens (USA)

From Now On by Ivonne Coll (USA)

Familia? by Marlene Forte (USA)

Marisol by Juan Escobedo (USA)

BLOCK 4: FEATURE FILM

El Contratista by José Angel Henrickson (USA/Mexico)  

 

October 28, 2018

BLOCK 5: SHORT FILMS

Silencio y Siesta by Lucas Saporozi and Luz Marquez (Chile)

Sandman by Natalia Hermida (USA/Colombia)

Mientras Duermes by Morella Moret (Peru)

Del Mar y la Luna by Ramiro Maldini

Gamberger by Natalia Hermida (USA/Colombia)

Viajero Casero by Christian Bradford Alvarez (Panama)

 

BLOCK 6: SHORT FILMS

Pasajeros en Trance by Natalia Hermida (USA/Colombia)

To Infinity by Gabriel Savodivker (USA)

Uno by Javier Marco (Spain)

I.C.E. Cream by Analisa Moreno (USA/Panama)

American Nightmare by Jesus Nebot (USA)

 

BLOCK 7: SHORT FILMS

Las Hormigas by Mariana Wainstein (Argentina)

Entropia by Jairo Ramos (Panama)

Fuera de Control by Reynaldo Quijada (Panama)

Blood Stains by Blake Vaz (USA)

Exit by Haslam Ortega (Panama)

Terapia by Jhonathan Tabares (USA)

 

BLOCK 8: FEATURE FILM

Una Noche de Calypso by Fernando Muñoz (Panama)

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Noche Iberoamericana
Jun
8
5:30 PM17:30

Noche Iberoamericana

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Don't miss a night of food, music, art, and more as the Ibero-American Cultural Attachés Association (AACIA) presents the fifth annual Noche Iberoamericana!

Come taste cuisine from Argentina, Ecuador, and Honduras while sipping on Chilean, Portuguese and Uruguayan wine, Peruvian pisco sours, Spanish Cava and Cuban mojitos. Finish it all off with Colombian coffee and dessert.

The evening's program will include live musical presentations courtesy of the Embassies of Panama and Venezuela. The Mexican Cultural Institute's exhibit Constructing MEXICO68 will also be on display. Plus, two round trip tickets to Costa Rica will be offered in a raffle! Guatemala will wrap up the night with a farewell souvenir. You won't want to miss it.

This year, Noche Iberoamericana will also offer a VIP ticket option that will include all of the above in addition to Paraguayan appetizers, Chilean and Uruguayan wine, a signature cocktail from El Salvador, a raffle for two round trip tickets to Mexico, and a diplomatic greeting and tour of the Historic Mansion that houses the Cultural Institute of the Embassy of Mexico.

The evening start at 6:30 PM for VIP Guests and 7:30 PM for General Admission guests. Please arrive on time. There are many facets to the event and the evening is planned so that you can mingle and walk inside the Mexican Cultural Center to enjoy your evening. Kindly note that the event is not organized as a sit-down event or dinner function but rather as a stand up cocktail reception with authentic food tastings.

Business or cocktail attire requested. Please reserve your tickets now, as the event is expected to sell out in advance. All attendees must be 21 and over.

Please note that parking is limited to street parking in the vicinity of the venue. Due to the limited availability of parking, we highly recommend a cab, Uber/Lyft or other transportation option. The event start at the designated time so please allow sufficient time for traffic/travel/transportation and parking as these factors are beyond our control.

All ticket sales benefit the Ibero- American Cultural Attachés Association's (AACIA) cultural activities and are tax-deductible.

Buy your tickets here:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/noche-ibero-americana-2018-food-drinks-music-and-art-show-benefiting-aacia-tickets-43221350222

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Embassy Chef Challenge
May
17
6:30 PM18:30

Embassy Chef Challenge

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The Embassy of Panama is proud to announce that it will be participating in the Embassy Chef Challenge on May 17th, 2018! Every Embassy will be bringing their own Chef to represent their country's gastronomy to compete against the other chefs to determine who made the most delicious dish. 

Our country's gastronomy will  be represented by the renowned Chef Felipe Milanes, who is travelling all the way from Panama for this competition. 

Don't miss this amazing opportunity to try food from all over the world in a single evening, and please come support our Chef who has worked very hard to create his dish and drink. 

You can buy tickets here: https://tickets.eventsdcembassychefchallenge.com/event/10th-Anniversary-Events-DC-Embassy-Chef-Challenge-Presented-by-TCMA

For more information please click this link: https://www.eventsdcembassychefchallenge.com/ 

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Around the World Embassy Tour
May
5
11:00 AM11:00

Around the World Embassy Tour

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The Embassy of Panama will be participating in the Around the World Embassy Tour of Passport D.C. in the joint location of the University of the District of Columbia at 4200 Connecticut Avenue. Come learn about our country's folklore, art, dance and culture! T

This event is free to the public and it is from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. 

There is also free parking available at the University of the District of Columbia at 4200 Connecticut Avenue (Van Ness Street entrance).

Photo ID is required for admission. 

For the full list of the Embassies participating, please click this link: https://www.culturaltourismdc.org/portal/signature-events

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International Children's Festival
Apr
29
12:00 PM12:00

International Children's Festival

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 The Embassy of Panama joins 20+ other embassies to present culture in various facets to children and families at the 2018 Culturfied International Children’s Festival in Washington, DC.

The festival will be held April 29, 2018 from Noon-4 PM at the Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Center.

The International Children’s Festival was originally created and presented up until 2012 by Meridian International Center Educational Outreach Programs and will be relaunched and presented this year by Culturfied Foundation.

The Culturfied Foundation is a leading non-profit organization headquartered in Washington, D.C. Through strategic partnerships the foundation offers a cultural literacy program to elementary and middle school students annually in the Washington metro area.

The International Children’s Festival is the foundation’s latest project to join their portfolio of more than a dozen cultural education programs and events each year.

Mele Melton, President of Culturfied Foundation says, “We are proud to present the 2018 festival and we are delighted that it is FREE and open to the public! We expect large attendance from Washington, D.C. metro area elementary, middle and high schools students and their families, as well as Diplomatic staff, Hill staff and their families. We are looking forward to a great day of learning and sharing.”

The Culturfied International Children’s Festival is designed to provide Washington D.C metropolitan area families with a unique exposure to international customs from a wide variety of cultures, all conveniently located in one central location.  Every child will become a ‘global explorer’ and will have the opportunity to:

·         Travel to embassy-sponsored booths and get their passport stamped 

·         Sample international cuisine and make traditional arts and crafts 

·         Learn about the diverse traditions and world geography 

·         Try on attire of countries around the world 

·         Enjoy international dance, music, and comedic acts; many groups will delight children and their families by inviting them on stage for interactive lessons.

For more information about Culturfied Foundation, visit http://culturfied.org/  or search ‘Culturfied’ on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to connect.

For more information about the International Children’s Festival,

sign up for FREE here:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/culturfied-international-childrens-festival-tickets-3346877601

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