FICNOVA’s selection process of works that highlight significant aspects of nonviolence around the world began with the admission to the competition of 216 works from among the 950 films received, continued with the selection of 14 finalists in four categories, and concluded with the selection of four award-winning works.
All this task would not have been possible without the collaboration of more than fifty volunteers who participated in the methodical and careful task of viewing all the works in the different phases.
EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS SECTION
RHYTHMS OF THE COMA
By the director Pablo Vila de Toro in collaboration with the University of Valencia. This is a
production that shows how a whole group involved in a school can help to transform a neighbourhood and the image that its children have of themselves, modifying the usual way of looking at things and relying on the positive aspects of the children and the environment in which they live.
GENERAL SHORT FILMS SECTION
THE GURU AND THE FARC
By director Paula Schargorodsky. The film shows an example of how nonviolence is beginning to be taken into consideration in conflict resolution, even by those who previously advocated violence, when it is realised that there is no way out of violence with a violent approach.
GENERAL MEDIUM-LENGTH FILMS SECTION
IRIOWENIASI. THE THREAD OF THE MOON
By the directors Esperanza Jorge Barbuzano and Inmaculada Antolínez.
In a choral braid, this film brings together the voices of the professionals who deal with human trafficking and those of the protagonists who in some way are linked to it and who, thanks to a process of story recovery through art, speak to us, demand and propose.
GENERAL FEATURE FILMS SECTION
SAMBA, AN ERASED NAME
From the Spanish director Mariano Agudo, who brings us closer to understanding the processes of emigration based on the story of some terrible events that took place on the Tarajal Beach in Ceuta (Spain).