The Film Festival of Women MARIALIONZA was conceived as a place to reflect on women, to disseminate and reward the expression of the creative essence and spiritual transcendence of human in various films among the countries that integrate the UNASUR (Union of South American Nations): Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Chile, Ecuador, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay and Venezuela.

Thus, it seeks to encourage, promote and disseminate the Venezuelan and Latin American cinema from the perspective of the filmmakers in the region, acknowledging both the artistic expressions that implicitly or otherwise, have a dialogue between a woman and all that surrounds.

Cinema for a female filmmaker, creator or narrator, is a cathartic space where women can express our emotions and ideas from the past and the present, making tangible what many people see as an utopia. The film is essentially like us women who are determined to transform everything. The film as we irreverent, large, sensitive, analytical, social, human, is a compendium of all the arts and cultural expressions.

In the Film stories are brewing, cooking memories, injustices are claimed, claims fight, talk about love, peace, want to undo and do again, because for the film, as for us, humanity must rethink again the literary script. The film, like women is accepted with applause when addressing generic issues that only serve to leave things as they are. When enhances the superficialities, then it is a success. But when he decides, like us, stripping the decline of the old institutions that refuse to die, so also is censored, silenced, maligned, castrated and hidden. Many similarities between the film and Woman.

Why Film Festival of Woman MARIALIONZA?

There is an identity between cinematography, Maria Lonza and Woman. Film and women associate ourselves with the magic, the beauty, the act of giving birth. Maria Lonza is the representation of the Pachamama, of mystery, of the wise, than not have time or space; is the representation of women as being producer and player of the subversive, what does not belong to any scientific explanation. It is made ​​irreverence worship matter and eternity.

Women in Film, essentially shares what helps us to see, discover and analyze us from the depth and sensitivity of our thoughts, reflections, efforts and struggles, loaded with values ​​and visions that transcend religious, moral and political aspect that embodies our society, to meet with the naked humanity.

The Film Festival of Woman MARIALIONZA looking to be the scenario where a new discourse, where the soul and the movie script is a window then to the Bolivarian Revolution and Feminist done is built. It is an opportunity to reflect on what we're telling stories and why. Talking about the possibility of going deeper, deeper into our approach as creators. The Festival should be the driver to take us to tell what we have not yet dared.

In the Film Festival of Woman MARIALIONZA, we understand that cinema is a cultural tool of enormous power and in this case seek to reflect the identity, work and struggle of women.

The Film Festival of Woman MARIALIONZA, is the event that aims to become the platform from which all artistic and cultural expressions find a space and a time Abya Yala. The productions of our continent will be made ​​visible to the world with the cultural identity of Latin America, sharing aspirations, complaints and own and universal needs, always with women as the central subject and social issue. It is a festival of women, for women and by women; yet man is not excluded or alien to the festival, machismo itself.

The Film Festival of Women MARIALIONZA aims is to be an intangible heritage in the region. It must become a party, where the creative woman filled with life to the region, not only the Festival Headquarters, which in this case is the Yaracuy State; but the feast spread throughout the country and throughout our marketplace. The Film Festival MARIALIONZA Women should become an artistic, political and economic movement of great importance, not only serve to encourage creative women, to meet, to talk and discuss proposals, knowledge, philosophy, approaches to questions that have no answers light but turn become a strong voice in defense of the rights of women to live free from violence of any form of violence. You must be a space that promotes social participation of women in general.

The Film Festival of Woman MARIALIONZA, will be the space where through a series of activities all women may express their knowledge and artistic skills. Activities ranging from screenings, workshops, discussions, theatrical performances, food fairs, craft fairs, performances, concerts, exhibitions of fine art in museum, murals, circus activities, among others. All this for the festival and for the festival, whose only subject is women. In this way not only we are giving life to the Festival, integrity and awareness of the historical moment, but also a way for creative women have a place to publish their work and to develop their economies.

The first edition of the Film Festival of Woman MARIALIONZA in the framework of the official competition, will share feature and short films in different categories, with national and international juries. Turn, will be held in the following editions prior competition to create the poster Film Festival MARIALIONZA Women. As part of the festival will offer a film contest community for women, a workshop / marathon films made by and for children and adolescents, a photo contest, film forums, lectures, debates and seminars. All the woman as the central theme, with women as protagonists Film Festival unites the creative and Latin American social actresses and each of their expressions and representations beyond cinema.

Each year a specific theme to explore issues related claim or the woman will be taken. The first edition of Women Film Festival MARIALIONZA is dedicated to the Women and the Patriarchal Symbology.

To frame the festival in the fight to eradicate violence against women, the Film Festival of Woman MARIALIONZA, is the reference date held on 25 November each year, an event which will run for five days. In the first edition of the Festival, they shall refer to the International Women's Day, and will be from 8 to 13 March 2015.
  
Thus Film Festival of Woman MARIALIONZA, seeks to satisfy the popular desire to produce cultural events that illustrate the reality of Latin American women and claim the feminist struggle to restore the balance of humanity, promoting peace, tolerance and understanding that should identify the new humanity; where the woman has the historic duty, now with a society increasingly awake to transform their energy and creative power to the species from all fronts of action with a strong sense of identity and belonging of our roots and our history as a woman .

Venezuela is an example and benchmark country in the world in terms of initiatives that recognize and empower women, giving prominence in all areas and promoting laws to end violence against it. But we know that is not enough, because violence against women is a structural problem, it is a public health problem, then one way to strengthen the judicial support is precisely through the transformation of the psyche of our societies with the political will of the Revolutionary Bolivarian Government of Venezuela, who we agreed that a better world is possible.

Awards & Prizes

The following prizes will be awarded for Feature:
- Best Opera Prima.
- Feminist Audience Award.

feature FICTION
- Best Picture.
- Best Direction.
- Best Production.
- Best Direction Sound.
- Best Director Of Photography.
- Best Art Direction.
- Best Performance.
- Best Editing & Publishing.
- Best Original Score.

feature ANIMATION
- Best Picture.
- Best Direction.
- Creativity Award.

feature DOCUMENTARY
- Best Picture.
- Best Direction.
- Best Film Report.
- Award Collective Reality.
- Award for Feminist Gaze.
- Recognition Award Our Roots.

The following prizes will be awarded to Short Film:

SHORT FILM
- Best Short Fiction.
- Best Short Documentary.
- Best Animated Short Film.

Sworn Film Festival awarded the Women MARIALIONZA the following awards:

SPECIAL AWARDS
- Recognition MARIALIONZA to spirituality.
- Recognition of Sexual Diversity.
- Recognition of the certain watch.

Sworn are independent of the Directorate General of the Festival and its opinion is final.

Rules & Terms

SET OF RULES

The first edition of the Film Festival MARIALIONZA Women organized by MARIALIONZA FILMS, will take place between 8 and 13 March 2015 in the town of San Felipe, Yaracuy State, Venezuela.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

1 The call to participate in the Festival of Film MARIALIONZA woman is open to women regardless of nationality, individually or collectively.

2. Productions submitted shall belong to members of the Union of South American / UNASUR Nations. Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Chile, Ecuador, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay and Venezuela.

3 Once registration is closed, the curatorial committee's Film Festival Women MARIALIONZA make a selection of films of all registered works, according to the thematic relevance and artistic quality of the material. Of selected works will participate as part shown out of competition and will do so in another character shown in official competition.

4 Participation:

Official Selection: short and feature films completed from 2012 onwards, in the following genres: FICTION, DOCUMENTARY, ANIMATION, MILITANT.

Samples out of competition: short and feature films completed since 2012 onwards, in the following categories: EXPERIMENTAL, VIDEO CLIP, COMMUNITY AND CHILD.

5 Entries must be submitted though FilmFreeway, or on DVD or BluRay, regardless of their original format and subtitled in Castilian in the case of work in another language, NO EXCEPTIONS.

6 Once defined, the selected films will be screened on DVD or Blu-Ray format, as available in theaters. These should be given two copies of the material in the direction specified in paragraph 8.

7 The deadline for receipt of entries is January 16, 2015 (will be considered the date of postmark or shipping via web link).

8 The works should be sent to their respective duly completed registration record. Should be submitted along with two copies of the work, two DVDs or Blu-Ray apart. Should be sent, in turn, a CD with the data sheet, synopsis, 3 photos from the film and a photo of the director in high resolution (300dpi minimum). Sending the teaser trailer or the film, in case you were available for circulation, and any other materials are appropriate to the following address is suggested:

Film Festival 2015 MARIALIONZA woman.
2nd Street House # 10. San Felipe, Yaracuy. Venezuela.
Phone: (+58) 254 614 6479. Email: festivaldecinemarialionza@gmail.com
NO COMMERCIAL VALUE - FOR CULTURAL CHARACTER

If sending the film out in digital form, the registration form should be sent by email signed and scanned. In the matter should be clarified contestant data (full or group name, country and title of the work).

If directors who send more than one movie for enrollment, each shall be delivered on DVDs or Blu-Ray and a separate form for each work. For digital entry, the said materials must be shipped separately applying a registration form for each work to email the festival.

9 is a requirement for all audiovisual productions addressing women as central theme.

10 The costs of sending the works shall be borne by the participant. The organizing committee of Film Festival MARIALIONZA woman is not responsible for any damages that may occur during transportation or the fact that you remain delayed in Customs (for international shows).

11 Registration and participation is free movies. The Festival disclaims economic rights of the productions. The producer (a) or production companies, distributors who hold the rights to the work must inform the Festival and audiovisual material sent by the registration form in a timely manner as other participants.

Once registered and 12 selected, the film can not be removed from the Festival program. Selected materials will become part of the library of the Film Festival MARIALIONZA woman traveling exhibitions will be used for educational purposes and nonprofit.

13 One of the main objectives is to make the festival an itinerant practice, strengthening through the same educational, awareness and training in different communities. So the films participating in the call can be included in new cycles Festival. By registration of the work authorizing the Film Festival MARIALIONZA woman to be shown in the Festival as activities roaming. The organizing committee will notify participants in advance about the places and dates of projection.

14 The results of the selection will be reported on February 6, 2015 and the statement will be sent by email only to the participants of the works chosen. At the same time selected in the festival's website published works.

15 Movies that do not meet the above requirements will not be considered.

The following prizes will be awarded for Feature:
- Best Opera Prima.
- Feminist Audience Award.

feature FICTION
- Best Picture.
- Best Direction.
- Best Production.
- Best Direction Sound.
- Best Director Of Photography.
- Best Art Direction.
- Best Performance.
- Best Editing & Publishing.
- Best Original Score.

feature ANIMATION
- Best Picture.
- Best Direction.
- Creativity Award.

feature DOCUMENTARY
- Best Picture.
- Best Direction.
- Best Film Report.
- Award Collective Reality.
- Award for Feminist Gaze.
- Recognition Award Our Roots.

The following prizes will be awarded to Short Film:

SHORT FILM
- Best Short Fiction.
- Best Short Documentary.
- Best Animated Short Film.

Sworn Film Festival awarded the Women MARIALIONZA the following awards:

SPECIAL AWARDS
- Recognition MARIALIONZA to spirituality.
- Recognition of Sexual Diversity.
- Recognition of the Mirada accurate.

Sworn are independent of the Directorate General of the Festival and its opinion is final.

THE sWORN

The Festival committee appointed Sworn to the Official Competition. This meets the following conditions:
- It will comprise filmmakers recognized as such.
- The Official Sworn evaluate and decide the award of all Official Selection in Competition: Feature films Fiction, Documentary and Animation; Short Fiction, Documentary and Animation; Community Work; Child Labor; Music Video; Video Art, except the Feminist Public Prize.
- The Official Sworn evaluate and decide the award of Special Recognition, except the audience award.
- It may not be sworn person having an interest in the production or exploitation of a film in competition. Sworn miembras firmly commit to not publicly express their opinions on the films submitted for consideration before the official announcement of the awards.
- Sworn may not modify the rules and conditions of participation in the festival.

FINAL CLAUSE

The direction of the festival will resolve any matters not covered by this regulation. Participation in the Film Festival involves the MARIALIONZA woman interested by the acceptance of these Internal Regulations.

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    Lilih Curi

    Excelente Festival!!!! Nice people to join in.

    July 2016