PROXECTA PANEL. SOCIAL INCLUSION IN FILM FESTIVALS
Domus | Saturday May 28th | 6 p.m. | Free entry to all venues until full capacity. It will not be possible to enter the venues after the screening has started.
Film festivals cannot be a space detached from the reality surrounding them. In addition to their function as showcases or tourist events, they should also be meeting places where critical thinking is encouraged in an effort to introduce it organically into the community of the towns hosting them. That is why awareness of cultural events’ responsibility within the fabric of cities is gaining strength, as well as an awareness of the importance of not leaving out people who for different reasons are at risk of social exclusion. In this Mesa Proxecta panel we will be dealing with these ideas, fostering a dialogue between the parties involved. On the one hand, some of the film festivals that are part of Proxecta, Coordinadora Galega de Festivais de Cinema (Galician Film Festival Coordinator) have activities dedicated to social inclusion in their programmes, as is the case of (S8) and the Inclusive Film Festival of Vigo. On the other hand, there are representatives of Galician associations that work directly on a daily basis with groups at risk of social exclusion, such as the ADCOR Foundation for Adult People with Intellectual Disabilities, Asperga (Galician Asperger’s Syndrome Association), the Emalcsa Foundation and the Poten100mos Association. The aim is to generate ideas and synergies to move forward with a task that still has a long way to go.
Furthermore, as part of this session, some of the films resulting from the Xpresa workshops that the (S8) has been carrying out since 2018 will be shown.