ART AND PART OF THE CHANGE
The International Environmental Film Festival, organized by the IMD DerHumALC Multimedia Institute started the second edition on July 23rd and finished successfully on July 30th in Buenos Aires.
This cinematic gathering emerges from the need to broaden cultural perspectives from a social approach committed to environmental issues, using cinema as a sensitizing medium.
In total, 29 films were screened, including short, medium and feature films that covered the following sections: Mining & Oil Extraction, Food & Intensive Farming, Biodiversity & Sustainability and Waste & Pollution. The films shown were produced in Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, the USA, Spain, France, Italy, Mexico, Switzerland and Venezuela, and a few of them saw their pre-release screening during the Festival. Of these films, 14 took part in the official competition; many of them were National and International releases. Overall, public response was very positive and we can proudly assert that this edition has been overly successful.
All of us at the FINCA Festival are convinced of the need to push forward for a critical thinking cinema that contributes to social transformation. Muster up your bravery and embrace Art and be Part of the Change.
The recipient of the 1st prize of the Selection of Feature-Length Films was the French film Tous Cobayes by Jean-Paul Jaud, meanwhile, the Italian film Buongiorno Taranto directed by Paolo Pisanelli obtained the First Mention. The Second Mention was awarded to Huicholes, los Últimos Guardianes del Peyote, documentary shot in Mexico by Argentine director Hernán Vilchez.
The animated short-film Vigia by Marcel Barelli claimed the first prize in the Official Selection of Short- and Medium-Length Films, meanwhile the First Mention went to the animated mexican short Fosca Liebre by Victoria Karmín Zárate, The jury granted the Second Mention to Megaminería: Mentiras a Cielo Abierto (Argentina) by Matías Estévez.
Meanwhile, the Audience Award went to feature-length film Huicholes, los Últimos Guardianes del Peyote by Hernán Vilchez, while Megaminería: Mentiras a Cielo Abierto became the most voted short-film by the spectators of the FINCA Festival.
Once again, the FINCA team thanks all those who participated, the directors and the vast crew of volunteers for taking up the challenge to become of this project. All of us at the FINCA Festival are convinced of the need to push forward for a critical thinking cinema that contributes to social transformation. Muster up your bravery and embrace Art and be Part of the Change.
Within the framework of the FINCA Film Festival the publication ´How to organize a film festival with a social commitment´ was released
Within the framework of the International Environmental Film Festival (FINCA), its organizer, the Instituto Multimedia DerHumALC (IMD) released on June 3, 2016 the publication How to organize a film festival with a social commitment, a handbook for human rights and environmental cinematographic events, now available online for download.