The second version of the Women’s film Festival and Gender Diversities, Festmyd 2022, began its activities with interactive school exhibitions in the city of Valparaíso.
The cycle started with students of 7th grade of the City School of Berlin, where the short film “Amigas”, by Camila Rodó Carvallo, was exhibited, who was also present in the subsequent conversation, where she shared sensations and experiences with the participants. The exhibition was then transferred to the Dr. Óscar Marín Socias schools in Viña del Mar.
The objective of these instances is to encourage participation and the reduction of access barriers to enrich the appreciation of audiovisual works, thus generating spaces for reflection and construction of meanings in a collective and horizontal way, promoting cinema made by women and diversities.
The exhibition was “very consistent, from the visual aspect and the link with the students,” said the head teacher of the 7th grade of the school and teacher of the subject of Language, Patricia Yáñez.
On the importance of bringing these initiatives to the school, Patricia said that she was “close to them, especially with this cinema that includes their ‘Chileanness’, generates belonging, even with themes that matter to them, close and that make them consider things from another sense. Undoubtedly, a contribution to the curricular mesh, because it is a topic that is approached from critical and emotional reflection”
For this second version of Festmyd, four titles have been selected that respond to the concepts of “autonomy” and “identity”: “Inti“, “Friends“, “I dreamed that I lived” and “The Children of Paradise“, which will be exhibited in schools City of Berlin and Barros Luco in Valparaiso, Oscar Marin in Viña del Mar, Windmill College of Villa Alemana and the Guillermo Gronemeyer Artistic High School of Quilpué.
“We felt great reception from the young people of the Berlin City School, who in addition to being linked to the viewing, briefly shared part of their own stories, and showed a great interest in audiovisual production, about the processes involved in making a film, directly enunciating their desires to make short films”, concluded the director of the festival, Violet Band.
The 2nd Women’s Film Festival and Gender Diversities is a project financed by the Audiovisual Development Fund, through the modality of Programming of Festivals with Regional Samples, call 2022 of the Ministry of Cultures, Arts and Heritage.
To achieve this, an organized team of feminist audiovisual colleagues, both independent and from the collective Nosotras Audiovisuales, who seek to promote and support the work of local and national filmmakers, creating awareness of the value of their cinematographic works from the dissemination and social recognition, to contribute to the construction of an intangible cultural heritage with a gender perspective and encouraging the creation of audiovisual industry. regional through the realization of the film festival.
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