FICUNAM, the UNAM International Film Festival, presents CATAPULTA, its new platform for the promotion of international film works. The first experience for the CATAPULTA platform will be First Cut, a selection of feature films in their postproduction stage.
From 2019, FICUNAM, the UNAM International Film Festival, presents its new creation-promoting platform formed by a series of activities which will offer an accompaniment in the development and finalization processes for filmic auteur projects from all over the world, in all genres and styles far from tradition and close to innovation.
Welcome to CATAPULTA!
In its first edition, CATAPULTA presents a First-Cut competition which will offer an accompaniment to end projects related to the curatorial FICUNAM style. Six films in a stage previous to their final cut will be selected and presented to directors, producers, distributors, sales agents, institution representatives, as well as curators and programmers who understand cinema not only as a product but as an artistic expression which deserves a space in the world. These guests will share their experience with the creators and will also enrich the projects through their feedback. After that, an international jury will deliver various awards to support still-needed processes.
Abril Alzaga (FICUNAM’s Executive Director) and Michel Lipkes (FICUNAM’s Artistic Director) summoned the Argentinean director and producer, Iván Granovsky, to join the Festival as its General Curator for all CATAPULTA activities.
Through the various CATAPULTA yearly activities, UNAM reaffirms its commitment to both foster artistic creation in its various manifestations, inclusive modalities and little-explored facets, and to promote the creation of networks and collaborative programs to strengthen national and international links among university artists.
This call will be open from the day of its publication and until January 14, 2019.
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