The festival takes place every year with the purpose of presenting an overview of new film productions for children and young people, facilitating access to the best and most diverse material and lots of fun. It constitutes also an attempt to encourage film distribution companies to purchase new films and television programs for children.
92 titles were selected out of 300 which arrived in Montevideo from 25 countries.
For easy access of kids to works in different languages, the best technicians available
in Uruguay have translated the films in Spanish, encoded, edited, and included "voice over" in short and feature films.
A selection of films will be screened in the following sub-sites from July 12 to July 18, 2010:
ARGENTINA: Buenos Aires-Mar del Plata; Rosario-Centro Audiovisual Rosario (Municipalidad de Rosario, Santa Fe); Mendoza y Neuquén–Nora Di Lorenzo; Puerto Natales–Fotograma Austral; CHILE: Santiago de Chile-Centro Cultural La Moneda; MEXICO: Guadalajara-Kalidoscopio (Jalisco); NICARAGUA: Managua–Fundación Luciérnaga; PERU: Lima e Iquitos-Centro Cultural de España; PARAGUAY: Asunción– Centro Cultural de España; PUERTO RICO: San Juan-Escuela de Artes Plásticas y Cine; URUGUAY: Montevideo-Sala Zitarrosa.
The screenings are structured according to the ages: the first hour starting from 3 years old, following by six and so forth, and ending with a full-length film that is highly recommended.
Prizes will be awarded to the best film or video production, short or full-length films in fiction, animation, and documentary categories; as well as a prize (U$S 2.000) to the best film from the MERCOSUR of Cultural Diversity; a prize to the best film or video production promoting the rights of the childhood; SIGNIS-OCIC prize to the film or video production enhancing human values prize to the best Opera Prima; and a prize to the best Uruguayan production (U$S 1.000).
Prizes will be awarded by a five member Jury, appointed by the organizers, constituted by film experts, artists and educators. UNESCO, UNICEF and SIGNIS-OCIC shall decide the awarding of the respective prizes.
There will be also a Jury constituted by Plan Deni students (children from 7 to 14 years old), who shall award the best full-length film and best short film.
The Children’s Jury Award will be given according to the votes of the children attending in the regular screenings of the Festival.
The Prizes shall be given to the directors of films or their representatives in a Closing Ceremony to take place on July 18, 2010.
The Informative Section includes:
- Film productions for children, in 35 mm or 16 mm, or in video;
-Short films and TV productions, to be integrated in independent, Unitarian programs according to their formal and contents criteria;
- Film or video productions shot by children and adolescents;
This Informative Section will supply educators, media workers, and general audience with an overview of the new general productions.
The Children´s audience will have computers at its disposition to make different exercises.
Make-up experts will draw on children´s faces the drawings and images of their preference.
Various child commissions will be created. The children in these commissions will participate in a preview of the participating films and will qualify them according to the age groups for which they are suitable.
For more information, please contact:
Ricardo Casas, Director of Divercine
Tel: +598 2/401 98 82/099204182
Web site: www.divercine.com.uy