The selection includes five feature films and 11 short films from seven countries, some of which have been shown at prominent international festivals such as Berlin, Toronto, Guadalajara and BAFICI. In the 16th edition of the festival, the films will be available for the first time in digital format and free of charge throughout the national territory.
Includes productions aimed at early childhood boys, girls, schoolchildren, youth and adults. The section, which will be held between August 16 and 23, 2020, will also work its productions in centers and headquarters of the Chilean Gendarmerie, Fundación Integra, SENAME, Ciudad del Niño and Protectora de la Infancia, thanks to an alliance between the CorpArtes Foundation. and these institutions.
From short films aimed at early childhood boys and girls, to youth films that address themes such as friendship, the environment, inequality, tradition and identity. This 2020 the Educa section of the Santiago International Film Festival (SANFIC) -organized by Fundación CorpArtes and produced by Storyboard Media-, will release 16 films in Chile between August 16 and 23, which have been specially selected to offer productions of quality to people and communities. For the fourth consecutive year this section will be held within the framework of the contest, through which it seeks to promote access and learning about the audiovisual language of boys, girls, youth and adults.
“SANFIC Educa has become one of the most relevant sections of our SANFIC festival, through which as a Foundation we have wanted to express our objective of being able to bring the best of the arts to all people, generating wider access to productions of quality and providing tools so that children and young people, together with their families, can reflect on new topics, develop critical thinking, imagination, creativity and communication. Last year, through this section we were able to reach kindergartens, schools, penitentiaries, municipalities, cultural centers and regional theaters in six regions of the country, reaching more than 14,000 spectators. This year, for the first time, these films will be available for viewing throughout Chile, free of charge and digitally, and we will present productions accessible to people with cognitive and hearing disabilities. We will also continue working with institutions such as SENAME, Gendarmería de Chile and Fundación Integra. In this way, we have sought to be able to accompany the various communities through different contents, with films that generally do not reach theaters, and that allow us to generate reflection and spaces for dialogue, “said Francisca Florenzano, Executive Director of the CorpArtes Foundation.
The new version of SANFIC Educa will include five feature films and 11 short films from seven countries, some of which have been shown at prominent international festivals, such as the Berlin International Film Festival, the Toronto International Film Festival, the International Film Festival from Guadalajara and BAFICI.
“We have done a very intense job of searching and viewing to have these latest generation international films for various audiences in the country. A comprehensive contemporary cinema program that includes productions by prestigious authors and young talents. Likewise, they have participated in some of the most important festivals in the world and have been recognized both by the public and by film critics. A novel selection that includes animations, fictions, feature films and short films that broaden the horizons with epic narrations and fantasy flights, but also with close realities and amazing moments to feel and get excited. An unmissable panorama and a showcase to the world for boys, girls, youth and adults ”, commented Carlos Núñez, Artistic Director of SANFIC.
The 2020 program has been selected with the intention of offering quality productions to diverse audiences. In this way, the festival chose four productions for preschoolers and boys and girls up to the age of 8: A costume for Nicolás (2019), by Eduardo Rivero, presented at the Guadalajara Film Festival, and which tells the story of Nicolás, a 10-year-old boy with Down syndrome, who has only one memory of his mother: an old trunk with all his magical costumes; Boris Noris (2017), a stop-motion comedy by Laura-Beth Cowley, which has been shown at prominent international festivals such as the United Kingdom Open World Animation Festival and Manchester Animation Film Festival; Cat Hayes (Coupling) (2016), a UK short film that has received awards such as the British Animation Awards 2016 and Best Undergraduate Student Film at the Encounters Film Festival .; y Nadar (Swim) (2018), by Maike Mahira Koller, exhi