Ten years of the
Socio-Environmental Film Festival
The Socio-Environmental Film Festival promoted by the Museum of Environmental Science from the University of Guadalajara’s Cultural Center reaches its first decade -during this 33rd edition of FICG- projecting films that address the convergence between ecology, culture and social justice as their main topic.
Since inception in 2009 with the projection of Salvando el Río Ayuquila, a movie produced by the United Nations and the University of Guadalajara, the Festival has showcased a total of 169 movies between shortfilms and long features and the compromise to offer its audience a selection of the world’s best films with the best projection in free functions followed by the analysis and exchange of opinions between the special guests and the audience.
As with past editions, the Socio-Environmental Film Festival will showcase some of FICG’s contesting movies which address socio-environmental issues as well as the best movies from the International Film and Environmental Festival of Mexico Cinema Planeta and the selection of international long features under the auspices of Film4Climate.
The tenth anniversary also marks the beginning of the partnership between the Socio-Environmental Film Festival and Green Film Network, the international platform that gathers 32 environmental film festivals competing for the Green Film Network Award which will present a selection of the awarded works in the previous year by the international network.
One of the main features of the Socio-Environmental Festival is its educational- performance-scheme developed by the Museum of Socio-Environmental Sciences which relates the films’ topics to the formative goals and learning contents of the high school education programs from the University of Guadalajara. This methodology has been strengthened and matured throughout the years, being the foundation for an extension program of the activities of the Festival during the whole year.
This tenth anniversary consolidates the Socio - Environmental Festival as the oldest of its kind in Mexico.
Dr. Eduardo Santana Castellón
general coordinator of the environmental science museum