The Mira Film Fest launches for the first time an online film show to promote feature films and short films of social impact in the face of climate change, as part of the 2030 Agenda of the United Nations (UN), to which Mexico belongs since September 2015.
The 2030 Agenda, signed by 150 world leaders, includes the 17 Sustainable Development Goals that seek to end poverty, combat inequality and injustice, and tackle climate change without anyone falling behind by 2030.
Faced with these and many more changes, Fundación Cinépolis, UN and SIMA Studios present the second edition of this festival, which this year will be online through Cinépolis KLIC.
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The platform will be open to the public for free for 24 hours, starting this Friday, August 16. After that time the feature films will cost 20 pesos, the short films will be free.
«It’s about putting human beings back at the center of decisions,» said Lorena Guillé, director of social responsibility at Fundación Cinépolis.
Against contexts where borders are shrinking, representatives of this distributor and UN in Mexico pointed out that, in this edition the official selection focuses on presenting stories with social problems similar to those that occur in Mexico.
«In Mexico, climate change should be called a climate crisis. We have 10 years to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Mexico is part of the victims of developing countries being the main country with this problem,» said Giancarlo Summa, director of the United Nations Information Center for Mexico, Cuba and the Dominican Republic.
In this edition Mira Film Fest will have 25 film productions from 12 countries inspired by 13 of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the 2030 Agenda.
Documentaries, series and animation productions
The three categories that make up the film selection of this second edition are as follows:
The official selection consists of 11 documentaries from 11 countries, awarded by the Social Impact Media Awards (SIMA Awards) with 7 short films and 4 feature films.
On the other hand, there is the Special Selection that consists of 7 productions, composed of 1 documentary, a series of 6 episodes and 5 short films from Mexico and Brazil of the documentary genre and animation.
In this section participates Ecofilm Festival (International Festival of Environmental Short Films) with short films winners of previous editions related to climate change, sustainability and environment.
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For the Animation Cycle, the program consists of 7 Mexican animated short films belonging to the series 68 voices – 68 hearts; a production of Hola Combo, Canal Once, INALI and CDI.
68 voices – 68 hearts, it is a series of indigenous tales illustrated, animated and narrated in its original language. According to the recommendations of Lorena Guillé, Director of Social Responsibility of Fundación Cinépolis, this series seeks to foster respect, pride and understanding of Mexican indigenous languages among its speakers.
Mexico and climate impact
For the Giancarlo Summa points out that there is still work to be done on public policies that help mitigate the impact of climate change on the world.
«Climate change is real, we still have 10 years to remedy it,» he said
He also commented that until now, almost, no country is complying with the agreements signed in Paris where Mexico, according to official data, has three serious sources of pollutants: transport, coal and energy and finally, the livestock industry affecting considerably the environment.
«Mexico has everything to be one of the renewable energy powers in the world, where one of the goals of sustainable development is part of the obligations to reduce greenhouse gas emissions».
Online social impact film sample programming will be available exclusively by Cinépolis KLIC® from August 16 and is available at: https://www.cinepolisklic.com/
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