IMCINE has declared that support for Mexican cinema has not disappeared. On Tuesday morning, the head of the organization, María Novaro, presented a report entitled Myths and truths about support for Mexican cinema. In it, the ways in which the Mexican Institute of Cinematography has promoted the creation of new projects are detailed.
One of the things that stands out the most from what was said in the report was that a new Federal Cinematography Law has already been sent to the Chamber of Deputies. It is hoped that this can enter into force soon. The only thing that is waiting is an approval.
A few months ago, during the Ariel awards ceremony, the president of the AMACC (Mexican Academy of Cinematographic Arts and Sciences), Leticia Huijara, said that it was necessary to present to Congress a proposal to modify the document, in which It will seek to “update the regulations that regulate cinema, adapting it to the new paradigms of the production and circulation of cinematographic and audiovisual content.”
To this, Novaro responded as follows (via The universal):
“It has already been presented and approved by the Ministry of the Presidency [de la República]it is a law that was worked hand in hand with the community, then it was to reach consensus with deputies and it is already where it should be, times [para su aprobación] we do not have, it corresponds to them ».
during the presentation Myths and truths about support for Mexican cinemaIt was also highlighted that, by 2023, the Fomento al Cine Mexicano (FOCINE) program will have a budget of $191 million pesos.
«Before, production was vigorously supported, but it is not enough to encourage Mexican cinema to be made, but rather to be seen; It’s all been unbalanced.”
Similarly, it was announced that, after the AMACC shared a statement a few weeks ago in which it regretted not having state support, IMCINE offered the tools to carry out the Ariel delivery ceremony (via Millennium):
“The Ariel ceremony has to be done, it is emblematic and it will not stop having the support of the state,” said the director of the institute.
Lastly, a press release was issued responding to the concerns that the Academy expressed days ago. The highlight of the document is that it speaks of the following supports for Mexican cinema:
- The Stimulus for Audiovisual Creation in Mexico and Central America for Indigenous and Afro-descendant Communities (ECAMC)which started operating in 2019 and has supported 58 projects.
- Support for Script Writing and Project Developmentwhich started operating in 2001 and selects an average of 40 projects per year.
- Narrate it in first person, a contest for scripts written by women and trans women. This year, five projects were selected to receive monetary support, as well as training and advice.
- EFICINE (Fiscal Stimulus 189)which has a budget of $650 million pesos for production projects and $50 million pesos for distribution and since 2019 has benefited a total of 341 projects.
- Stimulus for Independent Audiovisual Training (EFAI), which was created 2 years ago, from the meetings that IMCINE holds year after year with groups throughout the country. Its purpose is to stimulate the development of non-school audiovisual training initiatives. In its two editions, 22 projects have been supported.
If you want to know more about what was said, we invite you to see this clip captured by CINEMA PREMIERE from the conference:
Jose Roberto Landaverde Movie buff and music lover. I am fascinated by writing, listening, reading and commenting on everything related to the seventh art. I’m a fan of Rocky and Back to the Future and obviously one day I’ll climb the “Philly Steps” and drive a DeLorean. Faithful believer that cinema is the best teleportation machine, and also that on the big screen we can all see ourselves represented. I constantly, like Scott Pilgrim, ask myself: “Does bread make you fat?”