In memory of Edgardo Cacho Pallero. Argentina (1935-1992). Producer and director of documentaries. Historian.
He belonged to the founding group of the Institute of Cinematography of the National University of the Coast (Santa Fe) in 1956, collaborating with Birri in the organization and structuring of the mentioned school that becomes the first school of cinema of Latin America. He was cofounder of the International School of Cinema and Television of San Antonio de los Baños (EICTV) in 1976.
Founding Member for Argentina, of the Committee of Filmmakers of the New Latin American Cinema, directed by Gabriel García Márquez.
General Manager of Experimental Workshop and in charge of the Production Department of the Institute of Cinematography of the U.N.L. Supervised from 1959 to 1962 his documentary production. He collaborated with Fernando Birri on some of his documentaries.
In December of 1963 travels to Brazil, invited by the Cinemateca of Sao Paulo. He joined the CINEMA NOVO movement collaborating on several documentaries as an executive producer.
In January 1967 he was appointed Coordinating Delegate of the 5th Viña del Mar Film Festival, which this year is considered the First Meeting of Latin American Filmmakers. He was appointed Secretary General of the Latin American Center of New Cinema, organism created in that Festival of Viña del Mar.
During the government of Isabel Martínez de Perón, the Triple A, threatens his life and that of his family. When democracy arrives, it establishes contact with Pérez Estremera. From this link, Cacho works to get co-productions between Spain and Latin America. Very productive relations are established between the two countries. Cacho supported and contributed actively to the Latin American cinema, traveling to international festivals promoting both the short film and the feature film.
A great man and dear friend of the Festival since his contact with us and was strengthened through his intervention as International Jury in the 19th edition of 1991. He felt it as his and so made it clear in how many Festivals or Cinematographic Conventions attended.