Cine para Todos (Cinema for All)

Where
Colombia
When
2017
Who
Ministry of Information and Communication Technologies of Colombia
Key objectives of the measure:

It is the space of technological inclusion of the Ministry of Information and Communication Technologies, which allows people with visual, hearing and / or cognitive disabilities in the country to enjoy movies thanks to assistive technology.

Scope of the measure:
National
Nature of the measure:
institutional
Main feature of the measure:

Cine para todos (Cinema for All) has two major components: Access to cinema and Transformation of viewers into creators:

Access to cinema

It encompasses all the activities aimed at the access and familiarity with film by people with disabilities. The list of films in this component includes commercial movies, arthouse films and those appearing in national film festivals. It is carried out through four strategies:

  • Regular functions: The screening of accessible films to people with disabilities is done in Cine Colombia cinemas in 12 cities of the country, the last Saturday of each month.
  • Screening in Vive Digital centers: They take place the second Saturday of each month in municipalities and cities where there are no movie theaters.
  • Radio Cine: Broadcasting of films with audio description through the 51 frequencies of Radio Nacional de Colombia. Listeners from all regions of the country will enjoy every public holiday of the year.
  • Special functions: With the objective of raising awareness about the importance of movie accessibility in the Colombian film production and distribution community, we have participated with accessible films at Colombian film festivals.

 

Cine para todos works through three strategies.

SmarTIC Inclusive: Colombians with any type of disability can make short films of a maximum of five minutes with their cell phones and, in this way, compete for a prize. 58 short films by 339 applicants were received.

Workshops for creating cinema with mobile devices for people with visual, hearing and physical impairments: Three theoretical / practical workshops have taken place to teach moviemaking with mobile devices (given to people with visual, hearing and physical disabilities). As a result, the first 96 filmmakers with disabilities in the country were certified. The main objective of these activities was to provide basic knowledge to motivate these people to make short films to participate in SmarTIC Inclusive.

INCLUCINE: www.inclucine.gov.co is a web platform with free film lessons accessible to people with vision, hearing and cognitive impairments.

Results expected through the implementation of the measure:

64 films equipped with audio description

444 movie screenings

 

Attendance per year:

2013: 6,079

2014: 10,778

2015: 15,804

2016: 20,853

Total: 53,514

Financial resources allocated to implement the measure:

2014: $456.180 USD

2015: $406.197 USD

2016: $103.439 USD

Goal(s) of UNESCO's 2005 Convention
Cultural Domain(s)
Cinema/ Audiovisual Arts
Cultural Value Chain
Distribution
Participation