LOMAS is a space for Colombian creators, where they can freely exhibit their stories and testimonies, and demonstrate that artistic activities are above violenceand serve the purpose of generating a more critical approach in people. It is a space to share the beautiful landscapes, the color of folklore, the moments of happiness, the dreams of a society that is rich in contrasts.
LOMAS is the diversity of Colombian creation. Each artist expresses his or her personality and ideas in a distinctive way. The Colombian artists who tell their stories by means of audiovisuals constitute LOMAS, and their participation helps its enrichment and growth.
COLOMBIA IS TOO:
1/ To begin with, LOMAS is a traveling festival, FIDAAC
(Festival Itinerante De Artes Audiovisuales Colombianas), which will be held abroad,
only for national productions. The event is composed of a retrospective of short films, a short film competition; video clips and video minutes; a full-length film sample and a chat about the Colombian audiovisual creation.
The FIDAAC has been invited in its first edition to develop some of its activities in the framework of the FIFIB (Festival international du Film Indépendant de Bordeaux), in October of 2013.
The festival begins with a pre-selection made in Colombia by the members of LOMAS supported by the director of the short film “Un Juego de Niños”, Jaques Toulemonde, winner of the l’ACSÉ Prize (Agence Nationale pour la cohésion sociale et l’égalité des chances), Competencia Nacional, Internactional Festival of Clermont-Ferrand, France, 2011, and the Quality Award for the Centre National de la Cinématographie (CNC), 2011, France.
The pre-selection is composed of five short films, five video clips and five video minutes.
In its second stage, the selection will be judged by personalities of the audiovisual medium
of the city that are each welcomed by the FIDAAC.
Some of the jurors confirmed for the first edition are Johanna Caraire, director of the FIFIB festival (Festival International du Film indépendant de Bordeaux), Bruno Martin, winner of Kino Rencontres Internationales 2012, the short film festival of the FIFIB, and Raphaël Gallet (in charge of broadcasting ECLA Aquitaine, Cultural Agency of the Regional Council of Aquitaine, which has played several roles at the Festival of Clermont-Ferrand, France).
The retrospective of short films will open the FIDAAC. The awards ceremony will be held in a private location to receive the specialized public composed of personalities, professionals, and cinema aficionados. The screening of the full-length film and the winning films of the competition will be held in a public space that is representative of the city. The chat will be lead by the godfather of the FIDAAC festival.
2/ LOMAS facilitates an online platform for artists, producers, and organizations, in which they can obtain relevant information and publish their own projects to an international audience.
3/ LOMAS helps production team or indiviuals to develop some audiovisuals projects in Colombia, using its contacts and an helping the production on site, necesary for the film realisation.
EXTRAITS FROM COLOMBIANS PRODUCTIONS: