Seminci includes the ‘Fundos Award’ for social innovation in its 66th edition

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  • The new award will provide recognition to the film that best depicts social innovation among those programmed in the competitive sections of the 66th edition of the Valladolid International Film Festival: Official Section, Meeting Point, Time of History and DOC.España.

The Valladolid International Film Festival will this year feature the FUNDOS Award, a new distinction resulting from the collaboration agreement between the Municipal Foundation for Culture of the Valladolid City Council and the Fundación Obra Social de Castilla y León (FUNDOS).

The agreement between both entities establishes the creation of the FUNDOS Award for the film that best portrays the phenomenon of social transformation and innovation endorsed by organizations, social groups, movements or social entrepreneurs that involve or produce advances or transformations in society.

The director of the Fundación Obra Social de Castilla y León (FUNDOS), José María Viejo del Pozo, and the councilor for Culture and Tourism and president of the Municipal Foundation for Culture, Ana Redondo, signed the collaboration agreement in the presence of the city mayor , Óscar Puente.

The award, consisting of a commemorative trophy and a cash prize of € 6,000, will be presented during the festival’s closing ceremony to the director of one of the films scheduled in the competing sections of SEMINCI: Official Section, Meeting Point, Time of History and DOC. España.

The choice of the winning film will be made by a jury consisting of four people, including three film professionals (filmmakers, screenwriters or film producers) and either a representative of FUNDOS or an expert in social issues appointed by the organization.

A new venue for Seminci

The agreement also contemplates the temporary transfer by FUNDOS of the Fuente Dorada Assembly Hall, a venue which will host screenings for the duration of the festival, i.e. October 23- 30, 2021, as well as for other activities programmed by SEMINCI throughout the year.

The Fundación Obra Social de Castilla y León is a private non-profit organization that carries out its activities in areas as diverse as cultural promotion, financial inclusion an support for social innovation. Its commitment to the arts is materialized in the management of museums like the Casa Botines Gaudí, an extensive network of concert halls and cultural spaces, and a web portal that hosts cultural contents under the FUNDOS Forum brand, which will also include film-related programs.

FUNDOS Award

This prize, endowed with € 6,000, will be awarded to the director of the film that best portrays the phenomenon of transformation and social innovation from among the titles programmed in the competitive sections of the Valladolid Festival.

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