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What is MICGénero?
The International Film Festival with Gender Perspective, (MICGénero in Spanish), is a cultural project organized by the Global Cooperation Agency for Cultural Exchange A.C. (ACGIC A.C). The objective of this initiative is to bring Gender Studies and Human Rights to a diverse public that may or may not be familiar with these issues, through film and other disciplines.
What does “cinema with gender perspective” means?
It’s the one that denounces and highlights, through its aesthetics, form, content and narrative, the inequalities generated from social roles and conventions that are assigned to men and women according to a heteronormative sex-gender system. In this way, a careful look and analysis of films about the realities that escape the sexual, racial, age, class, and ethnic norms imposed by society is provoked.
Is there a way to see or get the movies once the festival is over?
No, although institutions, associations, and specialists interested in consulting and viewing the films can do it at the MICGénero video library under a prior request.
Do you show films for the whole family?
Of course, MICGénero divides the official selection into 12 different categories, we show films with all kinds of storylines that may be suitable for the whole family. For more information, check the official catalog to know which films are of your interest.
Where do you show the films?
The places where MICGénero films are exhibited are commercial and cultural movie theaters, museums, theaters, and public spaces, among others.
In which states MICGénero will be present?
The 2018 Tour will be in Mexico City, Jalisco, Puebla, Veracruz, and Guerrero.
How can I submit my film to MICGénero?
Filmmakers who wish to submit one or several films to be part of a MICGénero edition must do it through the FilmFreeway platform (https://filmfreeway.com/) following the corresponding instructions. For more information consult the call for the official selection or send an email with your questions to [email protected] with a protected link.
When is the official selection of MICGénero announced?
On May 27th we will announce on our website and social media the films that will be part of the 2018 tour of MICGénero. Stay alert for our announcements and bulletins to know the venues and the programming.
Where can I get your catalog?
On our website, in the DOWNLOADS section, you can consult all the MICGénero catalogs. For those who prefer paper, you can purchase the printed version for $150.00 MXN or $8.00 USD (plus shipping); just write to [email protected] specifying which one you want.
Can anyone be accredited? How much do the functions cost?
The accreditations are for people in the film and audiovisual industry and for the press interested in covering our events. Although anyone can attend the screenings without accreditation (the cost of these varies depending on the venue). For more information about accreditations: [email protected]
How can I do my social service, internships or volunteering?
If you like movies, feminism, queer theory, and human rights, and want to be part of our team, send your information to [email protected] or apply directly in the VACANT AND SOCIAL SERVICE section.
Does MICGénero only organize movie screenings?
No, MICGénero is committed to the democratization of knowledge and the promotion of Gender Studies and Human Rights; for this reason, we open our doors to the most outstanding researchers, activists, and artists, both Mexican and international, to share their work and their research with the public that attends the festival.
What activities do you organize apart from the Film Festival?
In parallel to MICGénero, every year we have different forums and activities such as GenderLab / Work in Progress, “100 hours of activism” and FOCUS CAMP (Audiovisual distribution forum).
What is “GenderLab / Work in Progress”?
GenderLab / Work in Progress is a training workshop that takes place within MICGénero, that brings together cinematographers and specialists in Gender Studies and Human Rights to provide advice to emerging talents.
What activities are developed during the workshop?
Personal advice for the developing projects, visits post-production studios, public lectures, and master classes.
What is the objective of the workshops and the advising?
Help the creators to refine their projects with professionals in the Mexican and international industry, and to be able to conclude the film in a certain period of time.
What kind of projects can be submitted?
Projects in development and post-production stage with gender perspective. These can be both feature films and documentary and fiction short films.
Which characteristics define a gender project?
Gender is a theoretical category that refers to the symbolic, cultural and social behavior that men and women reproduce based on sexual difference. Some issues that can be explained by this concept are power relations, violence, and gender-motivated discrimination.
If the theme you develop in your film is not among these examples, you can write to [email protected], because the list of topics is very extensive and any project is feasible, depending on the view of the author.
How many projects can I submit?
There isn’t a limit amount, so feel free to participate!
Who can participate?
All people interested in creating projects with a gender perspective.
How are the projects presented?
Registration for the two modalities of GenderLab / Work in Progress must be done on the INDUSTRY section.
Can I apply if my script isn’t the final version?
Yes, we are willing to accept projects in the initial stage of writing.
What is “100 Hours of Activism”?
“100 Hours of Activism” is an initiative that brings together civil organizations, researchers, graduate students, government specialists, public associations, and activists to invest 1 hour of their work for a conversation/ debate about Gender and Human Rights Studies, in relation to the films of the official selection of MICGénero.
Can anyone participate in “100 Hours of Activism”?
Civil organizations, researchers, graduate students, government specialists, collegiate bodies, and activists can apply.
What is “Focus Camp”?
It’s a forum where members of the audiovisual industry and academy professionals meet to discuss the present and future of the industry and its power. In this way, we try to generate, in situ, an agenda of culture and human rights from the creation of knowledge (qualitative and quantitative indicators, experiences and workshops).
Who can participate?
Members of the film industry and general public interested in the fundamental role of audiovisual media in the cultural scene, international cooperation and experts in interdisciplinary studies.