Who knows what children like better than themselves?
This festival outlines the innovative educative-collective experience where children are the active agents of the project through practice.
The second edition of “GaztefilmFest - Gazte eta umeentzako zinema jaialdia” will be held in Vitroria-Gasteiz in december of 2018. The particularity of the festival´s program is to bring contemporary non-commercialy distributed films and short-films for children and youngsters.
The criteria for selecting those, will be the cinematographic quality, technic and stylistic eclecticism (animation, documentary, fiction) and subject diversity, highlighting the ones such as solidarity, empathy among nations and the different human rights´ related troubles, violence and migration that affect the whole world, including us.
This festival is articulated by workshops for children and youngsters that keep developing in the different steps of the project: films pre-selection, selection and curating of the programs, communication and graphic design and even the presentation of the final programs to the audience. In order to achieve that, the festival works closely with the schools to involve the children in an active way.
This is the first festival in the world ever to have such particularities as the ones explained, where more than 130 children and youngsters will be responsible for the result of it.