Kathryn Bigelow, Sid Ganis Travel to Cuba for Film Fest

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"This is a fascinating place," said Ganis, who is part of a delegation sent by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Director Kathryn Bigelow and producer Sidney Ganis have traveled to Cuba for the 32nd International Festival of New Latin American Cinema.

"This is a fascinating place," Ganis told the New York Times from the country, where he also plans to meet with Cuban filmmakers.

Bigelow and writer Mark Boal introduced their 2009 best picture winner, Hurt Locker, to the audience Sunday. The group also planned to show The Kite Runner, Coraline and Akeelah and the Bee.

Bill Mechanic, Carol Mechanic, Nancy Ganis, Rebecca Yeldham and David Ansen are also in the country as part of a delegation sent by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the Los Angeles Film Festival.

Although in a Caribbean communist country, Ganis said the local conversation has been the same as in Hollywood: "It seems like the problems are the same all over the world. Producers like myself are hunting for money to make movies."

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