EXTENDED CALL FOR FICWALLMAPU 201704 de julio de 2017FICWALLMAPU is an Indigenous film festival held in the Mapuche Nation in South America. The 2017 edition will be held in the city of Temuco, Ngulumapu (in Chile), October 17-21. TwittearThe festival seeks new film and webisode/TV work on Indigneous subjects
from around the world (requesting the films be either in Spanish,
subtitled in Spanish or without language). A wide range of subjects and
approaches can be considered.
We have already received
submissions representing the Xavante, Emberá, Kichwa, Otavalo, Aymara,
Quechua, Wayuu, Colombian Amazonian peoples, Arhuaco people, Nahult,
Mapuche, communities, Indigenous peoples of Brazil, among others. This
means the upcoming festival will provide insight into experiences in
Mexico, Colombia, Argentina, Paraguay, Ecuador, Chile, Bolivia and
Brazil, as a minimum.
The international jury members come from a
wide range of backgrounds from the worlds of cinema, the arts and
journalistic practices, as well as representing the Mapuche cosmology
Among the jury participants includes
photographer Jaime Carriqueo from Rio Negro, Puelmapu (in Argentina).
For Carriqueo, the contribution of making and watching films on original
peoples serves to show that we are contemporary, and that unlike what
is written in books our culture is current and not of the past.
this same line, Carriqueo believes that the future is promising:
original peoples are increasingly taking up cinematic tools to inform
others and ourselves, and to continue in the reconstruction of our
world. This mirrors FICWALLMAPUs objective to open a window to the
experience of different peoples, raise awareness and connect us with the
language of cinema, that is strengthening our way.
included in the jury are Bruno Toro, a professor at Universidad de la
Frontera, and Nabil Rodriguez, anthropologist and Masters in
communication from UFRO, among others.
selected for the festival made by Indigenous directors will be eligible
for recognition by the jury through a number of awards, which also
automatically make the works eligible automatically selected for
FICMAYAB International Indigenous Peoples Film and Video Festival, to be
held in October 2018 in Guatemala.
the second year in a row, the Best work of Wallmapu category,
representing the best work from the Mapuche Nation, will receive a
scholarship to Cubas Escuela Internacional de Cine y Television. Last
year, this award was given to Jesus Sanchez, director of Nahueli, a
short puppet animation based on a Mapuche legend.
FICWALLMAPU is not officially a competitive festival, it does offer
through its awards special recognition to work in the following areas:
Indigenous Womens Rights Territorial Protection Protection of Indigenous Rights Contribution to Indigenous Culture Best Fiction Best Documentary Best Short Film (up to 15 minutes) Best TV series Contribution to New Indigenous Film Languages Pichikeche FICWALLMAPU (for local Indigenous work from the Mapuche Nation)