Film Festival «Miradas Diversas 2022» opens registration period

Film Festival «Miradas Diversas 2022» opens registration period

The period for receiving proposals for the fourth edition of “Miradas Diversas” is from June 1 to August 15. This specialized and socially committed festival aims to hold an annual sample of important films that deal with human rights issues

The Great Cinema Circuit announces the opening of the call for entries to participate in “Miradas Diversas”, the fourth edition of the International Human Rights Film Festival, which is organized with the support of Movies That Matter, people in needProvide, the Embassy of France and the financing of the European Union.

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For the second time since its first edition in 2019, this film event is competitive. Proposals from filmmakers must address the human rights issue and will be received through two websites: and, starting this month of June and until Monday, August 15, 2022.

About «Diverse Views» 2022

Once the pre-selection and selection of the competing films have been made, “Miradas Diversas” will begin its programming for the general public, from Thursday, December 1 to Sunday, December 11, in spaces that will be announced in due time to the media through of the digital platforms of Gran Cine and the organizations involved.

With cash prizes and special awards, the categories in competition are: Best Feature Film and Best Short Film (documentary, fiction or animation). The first bears the name of Costa Gavras, in honor of the great Franco-Greek filmmaker; while the one for Best Short Films bears the name of David Suárez, screenwriter of important Venezuelan cinema films, as well as a human rights activist, who died in 1995.

“Diverse Views” has been part, since 2021, of the International Human Rights Film Network (HRFN) and is a specialized and socially committed festival whose objective is to hold an annual sample of important films that deal with human rights issues.

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Parallel activities

Being integrated not only by the projection of important films, its social commitment is manifested in the realization of talks, workshops and cinema-forums with current issues both on audiovisual content and on the situation of human rights in Venezuela and the world, supporting, promoting and promoting an audiovisual network with activists, organizations and human rights centers seeking social impact in the communities.

For the 2021 edition of “Miradas Diversas”, the first competitive one, more than 90 titles were received and 64 films (between long and short) from 19 countries were selected. The winners of that edition went to the documentary Sara, Neyda, Tomasa and the others, by director Lizette Lemoine, for Best Feature Film; while the Best short film was also a documentary Ecoutez-moiby the Spanish filmmaker Paula Armijo.

“The Republic That Tortures”the first animated documentary SuchWhichwhich exposes cases of political prisoners and common prisoners victims of torture by Venezuelan officials, was part of the parallel activities of the third edition of the festival.

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