The cross-sectional project of the festival “Gènere al gènere” is gaining momentum with various initiatives that will culminate in industry activities.
In recent years the Festival has carried out a statistical control of the works registered and selected in favor of an advance towards equity, an awareness that is projected in the programming in most of the sections, including the election of juries, speakers and attendants to the parallel activities. To reinforce this purpose, alliances have been maintained and expanded with one of the leading entities, Dones Visuals, which will be, one more year, present at the Industry Days. This translates, among other things, into evaluating feature film projects by its members in order to choose one for the finalist selection of the pitching session as well as a talk with colleagues from the world of cinema.
On November 9 at 6:00 p.m., in collaboration with Dones Visuals, we will hold a round table with professionals from the cinematographic world that will discuss the the current situation of equity in genre cinema , particularly horror. The talk will feature top speakers such as the Argentine distributor Tanu; the director of the Macabro Festival, Edna Campos; Melies D’Argent award-winning director and screenwriter Mireia Noguera; and the representative of Dones Visuals and producer Ainhoa Bolaños Alonso. The event will be offered online on our Terrormolins TV channel and will be open to public participation. (link to the event)
Along this same line of action, it is important to emphasize that in 2021, the short film commission closed an agreement with the #AccióCurts project by Dones Visuals through which finalist genre projects will be screened at the Festival. Likewise, last April the article by the short film programmer Silvia García Palacios was published on their page (see link) as a forerunner of what has followed and will continue to take shape.
Always with the intention of analyzing the current situation of genre cinema with a new perspective and opening windows of production and visualization, the Festival will not miss the opportunity to be part of the change.