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Madeira Film Festival

SOCIAL & COMMUNITY

Film is a very democratic way to approach and contextualize stories about the world and other people; it doesn’t require you to be able to read or have a certain knowledge before watching it.

It is also the main contemporary art form of our time; a lot of experiences and events are seen through a cineaste canon and political issues are raised and discussed through this medium. Feelings almost always precede a change. One of the most important purposes of film festivals in the 21st Century is to create arenas and conditions for this to have happened.

The main aim of MFF in 2020is to surprise their audience with programming as well as the ways of screening films. A truly important challenge is to join discussions concerning our world without avoiding difficult/controversial topics that divide society. Also to advance education by raising the cultural, artistic and aesthetic expression of the community and to advance the public’s appreciation of the arts through related artistic workshops and panel discussions, while promoting the works of filmmakers and artists alike.