A total of 23 feature films and 41 short films, from 19 countries, are competing in the third edition of the International Human Rights Film Festival, organized by the Grand Cinemas Circuit. The festival is supported by Movies That Matter, Provea, the embassies of France and the Kingdom of the Netherlands, and funded by the European Union. This activity takes place in Caracas and in several cities within Venezuela.
Miradas Diversas has been accepted into the Human Rights Film Network, the organization of 45 human rights film festivals in the world, an endorsement unprecedented in Venezuela. HRFN aims to promote an international environment conducive to the presentation and promotion of human rights films. They’re on the web like www.humanrightsfilmnetwork.org.
The festival concludes on December 12 with virtual performances on the platform www.grancinepi.net. Films from Angola, Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Egypt, Spain, the United States, France, Guatemala, Iran, Mexico, Paraguay, the United Kingdom, Uruguay and Venezuela are vying for the Best Picture award. Film and Best Short Film. Immigration, women’s rights, the LGBTQ+ community, and people with disabilities, as well as the right to access information, freedom of expression, housing, and culture are covered in these products.
the feature films by Ignacio Márquez, Voy Port te by Carmen Laroche, Impossible by Patricia Ortega and Dos Autonos in Paris, by Ghiblis Coronado; and the documentaries Once Upon a Time in Venezuela, The Congo Mirador by Annabel Rodriguez Rios, The Andres Figueiredo Affair and My Country Abroad by Andrea Carolina Lopez representing Venezuela. Likewise the national short films compete Comegente? The collective realization of the Plano Creativo Foundation, The Media Herd by Jesus Manuel Villaverde, Freedom Without Borders by Francisco Elias Prada and Angela Rodriguez Torres, Tullio Cavalli admission procedures and short films produced by Fabrica de Sein, The social program of the Grand Cinema Circuit.
The third edition of Miradas Diversas will receive cash and honorary prizes. The French Embassy sponsors the cash prize for Best Feature Film named after the Greek-French director Costa Gavras. While Provea is the sponsor of the Best Short Film award in honor of Venezuelan screenwriter and lawyer David Suárez, who has been active in the defense of human rights.
The feature films will be selected by Venezuelan-Chilean director Pablo de la Parra, producer and screenwriter Claudia Nazoa and Sundance Community Area Director Abiram Brizuela; Those responsible for evaluating the short films are journalist and writer Milagros Socorro, human rights activist and general coordinator of Provea Rafael Ozcategui. and screenwriter, producer and director Pelin Orsini.
The competing films can be viewed virtually free of charge on the platform www.grancinepi.net. Out of competition, the film State of Siege, in honor of Costa-Gavras, was shown at a cinematographic forum, moderated by journalist Alexandra Kariani, and with the participation of director Pablo de la Parra, who co-starred in the filming. the film.
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