After a successful passage through Valparaíso, Puerto Montt and Antofagasta, Festival Cortos en Grande is presented at Cineteca National. This year the contest addresses through its exhibition reflections on feminism, dissidence, migration, social and human rights.
Fifty-six short films by young audiovisual talents from Chile and abroad arrived this weekend at the Cineteca Nacional de Chile, at the La Moneda Cultural Center in Santiago, as part of the #4 Cortos en Grande Festival.
After a successful run through the regions of Valparaíso, Los Lagos and Antofagasta, the contest organized by Fundación Viart and Balmaceda Arte Joven, arrives in the capital to present on Friday the 18th, Saturday the 19th and Sunday the 20th “national short films and from several other countries in the world that are not easy to find and that have been in leading international festivals, such as Cannes, Berlin, Clermont-Ferrand and others”, explains José Gil, director of this initiative.
In this context, it is possible to see the complete program that includes the national and international competitions, the selection of this year's “Territorio en Corto”, which corresponds to works shot in Valparaíso or filmed by local filmmakers, plus others that reflect on what it means to be a woman Iran or the consequences of the war in Ukraine. In fact, the festival of this country, the Kyiv Short Film Festival, is the guest of honor at this event.
A particularity is that this year there are twenty-two shorts directed by women. According to José Gil, “this represents a paradigm shift in film schools and in the teams, where they were relegated to the roles of art direction, photography, costume production or makeup, but now they are also given the opportunity to direct”. In addition, nine audiovisuals address women's issues and four present content on dissidence.
The 21 short films selected to compete at the national level this 2022 will be evaluated by a jury made up of Hugo Covarrubias (Bestia), Nicole Costa (Viaje de la Monalisa) and Pepa San Martín (Rara), who will award prizes for “best documentary”, ” best animation” and “best fiction”.
The international competition will present a total of 18 audiovisual works from 15 countries such as Denmark, China, South Korea, Colombia, Italy, Cambodia, Austria, Peru, among others . The awards will be for “best short film” and “special jury prize”.
In addition, the public will also have the opportunity to choose and vote for their favorite Chilean and foreign short, through www.cortosengrande.com.
Programming Sunday, November 20
The #4 Cortos en Grande Festival will be held at the Cineteca Nacional de Chile (La Moneda Cultural Center), this Friday the 18th, Saturday the 19th and Sunday the 20th, at 15:00, 17:00 and 19:00. Admission is free.
Cortos en Grande 2022 is co-financed by the Ministry of Culture, Arts and Heritage PAOCC2022 Fund and the support of Centro GAM, Filmo Estudios, La Fábrica de Medios and Latam Cinema.
To access more information you can visit www.cortosengrande.com.