The International Book Fair is a feast for writers, publishers, and literature lovers celebrated annually between February and March. It begins in Havana and later expands to the other provinces. Each fair is dedicated to an author and a country or culture.
The Havana Film Festival promotes Latin-American filmmakers, films, and industries. Starting in 1979, for two weeks the movie theaters in Havana–and some other towns–show the latest of Latin-American productions, plus some film shows from the rest of the world, including retrospectives of notorious filmmakers and cinematography.
The Havana Biennial is an art exhibition that takes place in Havana every two years, aimed at promoting contemporary Latin American and Caribbean art circles and artists. Started in 1984, the Biennial has become a festival of arts, where challenging reflections and speeches about contemporary and local societies and philosophies have the center of attention.