The Girona Cinemas have joined the US "video-creation" festival Plural +, projecting the winning video pieces of the 2017 edition, with the aim of bringing the cinema closer to young audiences. The event, which has more than 50 allies from around the world, is driven by the Alliance of Civilizations of the United Nations and the International Organization for Migration, and puts the focus on the proposals of young people between 9 and 25 years on migration and xenophobia.
The winners of the current edition of Plural + - which since 2009 has received a total of 1,500 short films from 110 different countries - will attend the awards ceremony that will take place at the ONU headquarters in New York, at the end of November of 2018, and the video will be screened at various festivals and television programs around the world.
"The will of Plural + draws heavily on the idea of linking anthropology and artistic creation and of giving the role of creators and social critics to young people from all over the world, whose views are considered very interesting and creative, and capable of changing the narratives about migration and xenophobia ", said the festival's director, Jordi Torrent.
The involvement of the Girona Cinemas in the Plural + festival is part of the philosophy of the cinemas, based on the commitment with local creators and the dissemination of their projects, as well as actively collaborating with the main film schools in Barcelona and the metropolitan area.
The call for Plural + will be open until June 3d. Subsequently, the international jury of Plural + will reward the proposals made by children under 12, by adolescents between 13 and 17 years old, and by young people from 18 to 25 years old, and will award a Special Prize against Xenophobia.
Plural + collaborates with communities and schools in regions in a more unfavorable situation, making available the multimedia tools necessary to develop their creations.