Inluxiva 2024 Shorts: celebrating diversity through cinema

Inluxiva 2024 Shorts: celebrating diversity through cinema
Inluxiva 2024 Shorts: celebrating diversity through cinema

Friday 17.5.2024

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Today, Friday, May 17, at 8:30 p.m., the Saer Room of the Cultural Forum of the National University of the Litoral (UNL), located at 9 de Julio 2150, will dress up to host Incluxiva 2024 Cortos. This audiovisual exhibition, organized by the independent cultural management space Cine LGBT Santa Fe, promises to be an unmissable event for film lovers and defenders of diversity. Admission is free and the event is aimed at an audience of 16 years and older.

Inluxiva 2024 Cortos has the support of the National University of the Litoral and the Ministry of Culture of the province of Santa Fe; We appreciate the valuable collaboration provided by: Films To Festivals (Caba), Kinoglaz Distribución (Caba), El Delirio Cine (Caba), Selected Films (Madrid) and Lightbox Academy (Madrid).

The exhibition will not only offer a selection of short films that address LGBT+ themes with sensitivity and depth, but will also provide a space for exchange and dialogue between attendees. After the screening, an informal exchange of opinions will be enabled, thus encouraging an enriching conversation about the stories and themes presented in the shorts.

This event is designed to attract a diverse audience: from the general public to students, teachers and professionals interested in inclusion and diversity. It is an excellent opportunity to learn, reflect and share experiences in an open and respectful environment.

For those who want more information, you can follow Cine LGBT Santa Fe on their social networks: Instagram and Facebook under the user @cinelgbtsantafe, or visit their blog at cinelgbtsantafe.blogspot.com.

“The dance-off” (Nicolás Keller Sarmiento): the meeting between Ernesto, a boy who wants to be a dancer, and Ruby, the drag queen who helps him achieve his dreams. Photo: Courtesy of LGBT Cinema Santa Fe

In this edition

The programming grid of the current edition is made up of 15 short films (in the formats of video clips, animations, documentaries, fictions, video art), originating in Argentina and Spain, among which there will be five outstanding premieres.

This activity is aimed at providing a prominent place, within the Santa Fe screens, to a careful selection of audiovisual productions that amalgamate bold and necessary expressions of people of sexual diversity. Through a complete panorama, covering all the vital stages of the human being and the circumstances in which they develop.

Under the premise of commemorating May 17: “National, Provincial and Municipal Day against discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.”

International event that is also referred to as the “International Day against LGBTphobia” to refer to the elimination of homosexuality from the list of mental illnesses by the World Health Organization (WHO), an event that took place on December 17. May 1990.

Making history

Karl Heinrich Ulrichs, on August 29, 1867, became the first homosexual man to come out publicly in a speech before the Congress of German Jurists in Munich, where he requested a resolution for the elimination of criminal laws against adult men. homosexuals. And from his position as a lawyer, theologian and writer, he was a pioneer in the constitution of current LGBTIQ + activism, which has always manifested itself peacefully, appealing to creativity through various artistic disciplines; in addition to the resources provided by jurisprudence and other fields of social sciences.

In this framework, where the promotion of civil rights, the neutralization of the multiple forms of discrimination suffered and the contribution of other symbolic perspectives that give rise to more equitable interpersonal treatments are the guides of constant work; Cinema often played a fundamental role as an expressive, sensitizing resource that conceived socially denied imaginaries, thus being present since the first decades of the twentieth century.

Valuing public education

In a period in our country in which the social function and achievements of state university education are underestimated, it is imperative to highlight that the majority of the selected audiovisual works come from productions generated by institutional film training spaces of several National Universities. Argentines, also from Spain and Brazil.

“Something complex” (Tadeo Pestaña Caro, Rita Hostt) Argentine fiction: Verónica, a psychology student, has a revelation: she likes ladies. Photo: Courtesy of LGBT Cinema Santa Fe

Lesbian visibility, from coast to coast

The center of attention, in this edition, has been on the experiences of lesbian and bisexual women, through short films with lucid and precise plots.

Female erotic seduction has often been relegated in its audiovisual exposure to the obvious field of pornography; Furthermore, invisibility falls between the ages of maturity; the Spanish fiction “Despierta” (Cecilia Gessa), expands on the relationship (dis)agreements between María and Ana; two married women who, together, have discovered bisexuality. “Something Complex” (Tadeo Pestaña Caro, Rita Hostt), Argentine fiction, in which Lola and Verónica are psychology students; Verónica, in love with her teacher, has a revelation: she likes ladies. Both shorts will be premieres.

In the Spanish animation, “Estic bé, mama” (I’m fine, mom; Josema Palenzuela), Blanca has just become independent. In response to her mother’s questions, she invents a standard life in contradiction to her true identity.

In the Argentine fiction “Talcahuano” (Ramiro Velasco), the temporary disputes between siblings, over their mother’s legacy, stage lesbian motherhood and the place assigned to feelings of family containment.

Surviving arts

When the social environment reacts with sexist violence to other divergent expressions of majority masculinity, and artistic performances become a survival strategy against homophobic abuse. In defense of the glamorous all-terrain vocation, two short fiction films come on stage: “The show must continue” (Santiago Hurtado Toledo), after having been harassed and beaten, Marcos rushes to his work dressing room to transform into Morgana, since she has a show to give. “The Dance-Off” (Nicolás Keller Sarmiento) marks the magical encounter between Ernesto, a small-town boy with dreams of being a dancer, and Ruby, the desolate drag queen, who helps him discover the courage to achieve her dreams. Furthermore, the video clip “Ey Maricón” (Chocolate Remix) goes towards resignifying insults when it comes to enabling friendlier neighborhood coexistence.

Summoning monstrosities

The eternal struggle between good and evil finds its place among the strange natures of unusual beings; They are creatures that receive those generic labels attached to “monstrosity” (affective, corporal, bonding, etc.), which question the traditional status quo; They arrive carrying invocations, encrypted in erotic rituals, and appeal to the narratives of classic horror cinema, through two video clips “Invócame” (Fifí Real/Fifí Tango) and “Isaak” (Dease).

The Spanish animation “Franceska” (Alberto Cano) gives a twist to the “monstrosity” of the classic characters from the gothic novel “Frankenstein” by Mary Shelley, giving them the ability to express tenderness and feel love to set limits on behavior. abusive

“Estic bé, mama” (I’m fine, mom; Josema Palenzuela): Faced with her mother’s questions, Blanca invents a life in contradiction to her true identity. Photo: Courtesy of LGBT Cinema Santa Fe

pleasure surfaces

A cartography of masculine desire (with fantasies and sublimations, in between) that crosses the multiple territories of iconographic representation, establishes intersections of enjoyments, weighs powers and accumulates powers.

The docufiction “Nobody falls in love in a porn cinema” (Varinia Perusin) evokes that dark refuge of pleasure where many men forget, for a while, the weight of loneliness. In the territories of video art: “Golpea mi corazón” (Lucía López Vespa) blends in a collage of images and poetry, the famous sonnet by John Donne (1613) along with a homoerotic exploration of the Catholic religion and violence. And in “Boxes” (Wall & Yero), a young man realizes that the scale of his fantasies has changed.

The biographical documentary “Transa y fronteira, ensaio sobre imagensosos” (Nico Luna) covers a travel log of a young HIV+ man who recounts his experience on the border between Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay.

Has(be) identity

In another biographical documentary, “The art of being” (Sereia Lazcanotegui), Ekaitz Torreblanca, a 20-year-old trans boy, expresses his process of identity discovery, his first months of hormones, his family’s doubts, social rejection and his recent mastectomy.

 
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