This week, the Cinema Planeta Foundation implements the first edition of Luz de Autumn, in which it will showcase a series of cinematographic works that will have face-to-face venues such as the National Cinema and Arts and Crafts factories in the Lighthouse Network. Cinemix Reforma Casa de Arte. However, thanks to the internet, the titles that make up Autumn Light can be seen all over the country.
The program presents 6 cinema sections that include special screenings of Emiliano Ruprah’s Nomads, the official Mexican selection in the competition that will award two prizes: the Audience Award to be decided in an online vote, and the Jury Prize.
The international division, Worlds, consists of seven titles from Iran, the United Kingdom, Austria, Argentina and the United States. The Land section has four titles which include the two winning films at the Thirteenth Edition of Cinema Planeta in Cuernavaca; Plus 15 Mexican short films. In addition, Luz de Autumn will present a Special Coordinator for seven short films produced by PROCINE.
In 2021, Cinema Planet Light of Autumn will have online presentations through the platform ideaplaneta.comThrough which the works that compose it will be published for the public to view free of charge. The only limitation is that titles will only be available 48 hours after they are posted on the page or limited to 500 copies each, Cinema Planeta director Gustavo Balleste reported in a phone interview with Así Sucede.
“In the Mexican selection in the competition, you can vote for the audience award online through our page or platform ideaplaneta.com . There the audience will be able to watch the eight documentaries and vote for their favorite movie, and therefore the audience award will be given. There are eight documentaries such as films: Chem Lacandon Masters by Alberto Soto Villalpando; When I close my eyes Sergio Blanco and Michele Epavin; Santiago Maza Stern theme; Kuxlejal (Life) by Elke Franke; Basin of Stone Rivers by Pablo Nieto; Shadow of the Desert (or Paradise Lost) by Juan Manuel Sepulveda; Negra Medhin Tolde and Nina Sula by Javier Avila. It’s a very close competition, Mexican titles made recently that can’t be lost.”
On Monday, September 27 and Tuesday, September 28, “When I Close My Eyes” titles will be available; “Matthew”; “Mxali”; “Shadow of the desert”; “stone wheel”; “Public Key” and “Hammon”. Headlines like “Shipwreck” will be posted throughout the week; “To see you again”; “Message to the field”; Among the many.
The Jury Prize and Audience Award winning works will be published on Saturday 2 October.
Cinema Planeta AC is a civil society organization formed in 2009 that is defined as a cinematic initiative that promotes environmental protection and organizes every year the International Festival of Cinema and Environment in Mexico with its headquarters in Cuernavaca, Morelos. However, since 2020 and due to the pandemic, it has also been implemented in a virtual format, reaching 250 thousand views for the titles that make up the festival’s official selection.
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