Open call! 2nd International Environmental Film Festival (FINCA), call for submissions open until 2nd May 2014

10 de ABRIL, 2014

We are pleased to announce that submissions for the 2nd International Environmental Film
Festival (FINCA) will now be open until May 2nd, 2014. We welcome the work of directors,
producers and national and international film distributors.
Films made after 1st January 2012 which focus on environmental issues are able to participate in the contest.
Terms and conditions:
The event will take place from 23th to 30th July in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The final program will be released in June 2014 and will include long, medium and short films as well as fiction works, documentaries, essays, animations and experimental films.

What is the main objective of the FINCA?

The objective of the FINCA is to present the best films addressing the social issues related to the defense of the environment. We will ensure to select films which approach these topics from original and multiple perspectives, thus promoting a critical form of cinema which will contribute to social transformation.

What are the sections and themes of the festival for this year?

The central themes will be:

• Food and Intensive Production

• Waste and Pollution

• Mining and Oil

• Climate Change and Renewable Energies.

The official competition will be divided into:

• Feature-length films

• Short and medium-length films

What is the International Environmental Film Festival (FINCA)?

The International Environmental Film Festival (FINCA) in Buenos Aires accompanies the need to approach the topic of the environment from a social perspective, thus broadening cultural horizons through the medium of cinema.

The dynamics of each encounter allows the audience to appreciate a wide variety of films on environmental issues. They can also participate in shows, art exhibitions, discussions and debates with personalities from the world of film and from environmental organizations.

Our inclusion of a variety of formats and genres, from short films to feature-length, documentaries to fiction, animations to reports, works from Argentina and from other countries, reflects the intention of the FINCA to overcome the prejudice currently evident in the environmental debate, which seems to be open only to industry professionals.

From this point of view, we firmly believe that the FINCA will be a proactive space for discussion on environmental issues, placing this as a central issue in political agendas as well as within people´s homes and educational establishments. We understand that it is our responsibility as citizens living of this earth to adopt sustainable practices and to recognize of the importance of preserving biodiversity.

The FINCA is an initiative of the Instituto Multimedia DerHumALC - IMD (Human Rights of Latin America and the Caribbean), a non-profit organization based in Buenos Aires. It is known for carrying out 15 editions of the International Human Rights Film Festival and was created in the interests of strengthening the research, study, teaching and diffusion of Human Rights, through the use of audiovisual resources and new technologies.

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