The year 2022 culminated with exciting news, as in November the Spanish Film Academy selected the Guía de Isora International Documentary Film Festival as a qualifier for the Goya Awards.
This means that the MiradasDoc festival is now the only one in the region that qualifies for the best Spanish short documentary category of the Goya Awards.
It is undoubtedly a source of pride for the entire population of Guía de Isora, but also for the filmmakers of the Canary Islands in particular and Spain in general who have participated in this great festival in its past editions.
It should be noted that the international festival MiradasDoc has a special recognition for its direction throughout all these years and alliances formed with other festivals around the world. This is something that speaks highly of its team and all the effort that once again pays off with this incorporation.
Although this news is a few months old, it is still important for the entire population of the Canary Islands, especially just a few days after the sixteenth edition of the MiradasDoc festival.
This latest edition of the festival ran from 30 January to 3 February, with the presentation of fabulous documentaries.
What is the MiradasDoc festival?
MiradasDoc is an international-level festival specialized in documentary film, with a preference for the inclusion of audiovisual productions that have a background within the social area.
Additionally, it also takes into account that documentaries are produced or recorded in southern countries, where particular social dynamics are highlighted, thus encouraging a deeper understanding of the realities and contexts of the south.
This festival revolves around three axes, which are: Market, Training and the Festival Event itself. It should be noted that each area in which MiradasDoc takes place has its own portfolio of events related to documentary film, including encouraging the training of young people in this great audiovisual world.
MiradasDoc training activities
In the field of education, MiradasDoc creates spaces for teaching and raising awareness of documentary film. These are especially addressed to students from all over the island and, above all, to the population of Guía de Isora.
In this way, a direct dialogue is generated between the directors and the local public, bringing documentary film to the whole population in an intimate and close way.
Approximately a thousand students have the opportunity to approach documentary filmmaking from the hands of professionals and experts in the field. They then live the experience of the festival.
The value of the MiradasDoc festival
This festival, given its characteristics that promote documentary film, has opened a window that the media have often closed.
A space to visualise reality from a free perspective, which activates discussions on sensitive issues in the population and the places where this event has an impact.
For this reason, it is very interesting to attend, to learn directly about global events, and the work that documentary filmmakers do to bring them to a wider audience.
Every year this space is initiated to discover, learn, raise awareness, have fun, talk and reflect. It is attended by the public and people from all over the world who appreciate the work of documentary filmmakers and the MiradasDoc festival.
Attend the MiradasDoc Festival
If you are in Guía de Isora or Tenerife, on the dates that the festival takes place, it is a very good plan to attend and experience the processes and adventures of great documentary projects up close.
You will see an event full of energy and effervescence that encourages collective awareness for a better world.