During the panel “Realize our visions”, the directors and producers Yuliana Barco and Betsabé Bautista shared their experience in film productions and the complications of doing it as a woman.
They both addressed the issue of gender in their work and considered that greater participation of women in the industry is needed.
“I initially got in this world as an actress, but when I played the roles I didn’t feel identified with the way the directors portrayed the woman, so I decided to start telling my ideas, my visions, the stories I had in my head”, said Barco.
On the other hand, Betsabé, from Nayarit, who has also specialized in community film commented on the incredible growth that film has had in that state, despite the lack of schools and the importance for Mexico to reflect its own stories of the community to the world.
“When I ask the boys what is their ideal place to live, they always answer me that New York, Paris, Rome… and I realize how important film culture is to the idea that we make of those places. Similarly, we should tell the stories of our place of origin”, reflected Baptist.
Monterrey International Film Festival keeps this Sunday addressing topics of great interest in the IV International Meeting of Women in Film.
Starting from the premise that the director of IMCINE, María Novaro gave in relation to the fact that the film festivals are a “bastion” of culture that allows access to the seventh art, three women responsible for organizing and programming international film festivals in Mexico shared their experiences and the challenges they face in order to develop them.
Fredel Saed, Director of The International Jewish Film Festival in Mexico, Abril Alzaga, Executive Director of FICUNAM, and Narce Ruiz, Programming Director of MIFF agreed that they have a great job, but with a great social responsibility, which plays a determining role for the noncommercial film and the education of a countr