The tenth edition of La Guarimba International Film Festival took place in Amantea (Calabria) from the 7th to the 12th August 2022, including screenings of short films, cinema programs and workshops for children, conferences, illustration exhibitions and community events that involved over 80 guests from all over the world and hundreds of spectators flocked to rejoice the Guarimba celebration together.
After two years of limitations, which influenced the organization of the event and reduced the number of international guests, we were able to celebrate the 10th anniversary milestone together with the people who accompanied us on this journey, with the new faces who have just arrived and the community of Amantea.
2022 was another year in which we worked hard to build. A cultural center, obtained from an abandoned land. A new office and a study room, built in an old warehouse. Two self-produced books, two Kino Guarimba residencies, a summer program of cultural events with local associations, new networks with sponsors and associations.
An event born of two twenty-year-old Italian-Venezuelans who wanted to start a crazy and visionary project in the wildest region of Italy, after ten years it has become a community experience that has bet against pessimism and abandonment, to build a safe place for monkeys hungry for experiences and beauty.