Under the umbrella of International Film Festival of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, the delegation of the Association of Women Filmmakers and Audiovisual Media CIMA in the Canary Islands today presented the 1st Conference # MÁSMUJERES.
The conference will gather during the first weekend of the Festival, from March 23 to 24, in the Literary Cabinet, a large group of experts in different matters related to the audiovisual that will provide their experience and answer questions to the public interested in different meetings and master classes.
Likewise, Cima Canarias will deliver the Dunia Ayaso award, a prize designed by the recently deceased Martín Chirino, who, in addition to paying tribute to the filmmaker from Gran Canaria, will recognize a woman who participates in films of the Official Section of the Festival well as director, producer, actress or team leader, or a film that promotes the values of gender equality. Cima's members Marta de Santa Ana, Mariola Pestana Y Silvia Sánchez they make up the jury in charge of failing the award.
At 11.00 am, on Saturday, March 23, the delegate of Cima Canarias Marta de Santa Ana, will inaugurate this Conference, which she presented today along with the director of the cinematographic appointment, Luis Miranda.
According to Marta de Santa Ana, # MoreWomen was born with the purpose of deepening the will to implement equality policies in the field of Culture, an objective supported by the Las Palmas de Gran Canaria Film Festival that, since its inception, has shown absolute respect for creative freedom and talent regardless of the genre that signs the work.
The program of the Conference is structured around two axes: master classes and debates, specifically two master classes and two debates on Saturday, March 23, focused on film journalism and documentary production; and one more debate, as well as another master class on the morning of Sunday 24, in this case on the new drifts of independent cinema and the current trends in the consumption of the audiovisual product.
Begoña Piña, screenwriter and journalist specializing in Culture, recently recognized with the Communication Award Alfonso Sánchez 2018 of the Academy of Sciences and Cinematographic Arts, will be responsible for opening on Saturday 23, at 11.30, the conference with the master class Commitment to an egalitarian cinematographic journalism. Piña, who currently writes in Public, directs the magazine The Great IllusionShe is the CIMA Press Manager and collaborates with different publications. She is one of the most respected journalists in the industry.
At 12.30, after a break, journalists María Guerra will join Begoña Piña The Script, Carmen Delia Aranda from Canary Islands 7 and Nora Navarro of THE PROVINCE, in debate open to the public Journalism and cinema. The presence of María Guerra, presenter of The Script in Movistar Plus, founder and director of The Script de la Cadena Ser, and one of the most reputable film distributors in the industry, as well as the confirmation by journalists specializing in Culture in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Carmen Delia Aranda and Nora Navarro ensure a dynamic and committed debate , according to the coherence that the four professionals have shown in their career.
The afternoon of Saturday 23 will be dedicated to the documentary. One hour will separate the master class The evolution of the documentary format (6pm) and the debate The rise of documentary cinema (7:00 pm) that will be starring Pilar Pérez Solano, 2014 Goya Award for The teachers of the Republic, the first, and by the same filmmaker, as well as by Almudena Carracedo, director of The silence of others, Goya Award 2019 for the best documentary, María Miró, director and screenwriter and Virginia Rubio, executive producer in Terra Incognita Docs, all of them members of CIMA.