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A still from Un Hombre de Exito (from page 29 of the Havana Film Festival New York 2001 catalog)
2nd Annual Havana Film Festival in New York
April 16 - 23, 2001

The 2nd annual Havana Film Festival New York 2001, April 16-23 featured award-winning films from the festival in Havana. More than 50 films including features, documentaries, shorts and animation from Cuba and Latin American were presented at New York University's Cantor Film Center, Clearview Cinema (59th St), Anthology Film Archives, and Center Cinemas (Sunnyside, Queens).


- Premieres:
It Happened in Havana, Daniel Diaz Torres (Cuba)

Tinta Roja, Francisco Lombardi (Peru)

Ratas, Ratones y Rateros, Sebastian Cordero (Ecuador)

Van, Van Started the Party, Liliana Mazure & Aaron Vega (Cuba)

A Sweet Scent of Death, Gabriel Retes (Mexico)

Better Rich Than Poor, Ricardo Coral (Colombia)

- Classics:
Amnesia, Gonzalo Justiniano (Chile)

The Rose Seller, Victor Gaviria (Colombia)

Linda Sara, Jacobo Morales (Puerto Rico)

Golpe de Estadio, Sergio Cabrera (Colombia)

The Dark Side of the Heart, Eliseo Subiela (Argentina)

A Sky Full of Stars, Tata Amaral (Brazil) and many more

Patricia Herrera, Moderator of a Panel with the three Divas, Daysi Granados, Eslinda Nunez, and Mirta Ibarra and Kenneth Halsband Executive Director of the 2nd HFFNY
- Tribute to three Cuban Divas - Daysi Granados, Mirta Ibarra and Eslinda Nunez, Pastor Vegas' Retrato de Teresa, Humberto Solas' AmadaM and Tomas Gutierrez Alea's Hasta Cierto Punto.
- Filmmakers, Humberto Solas, Pastor Vega, Daniel Diaz Torres, Fernando Birri, Eliseo Subiela, Tata Amaral, and others introduced their films and participated in seminars on filmmaking, acting, distribution and music.
- Nightly events featured Eliades Ochoa, Issac Delgado, Maraca, Roberto Carcasés, Síntesis, X-Alfonso & Chucho Valdez playing Latin Jazz, Trova and Salsa in New York's most celebrated venues.
- A commemorative festival CD of leading Cuban music groups

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