1. Process

Cinema activates processes, it isn’t a mean of simply generating results. Making a film is a transformative action, inwards and outwards, that should be experienced without haste or expectations. Let’s become aware of every step in its construction.

2. Language

Different languages coexist in cinema: words, images, music or editing. None of them is above the others.

3. Expression

Cinema is a tool for expression with a high democratic potential. We can work to open it up beyond the economic or cultural elites, through teaching or activating meetings and exhibitions. Missing out on unprivileged visions is completely distorting the idea of reality.

4. Situated

Cinema has the ability to make us speak from our context and position in the world. It is our responsibility to locate ourselves in it and recognize the role we play in the whole.

5. Future

Let’s avoid getting caught up in the present and project forward. Cinema as a means to diagnose but also to build possible futures. 

6. Freedom

A free cinema is one that does not depend on anything or anyone, one which allows people to talk and deal with any subject without interference.

7. Critical and intersectional position 

We believe this freedom should be used to take an intersectional and critical stance on both the act of filmmaking and being in the world.

8. Collaboration

Non-industrial cinema is sustained by collaboration rather than competitiveness. Collaboration isn’t free work but mutual support and exchange of knowledge and skills.

9. Non-market

Non-industrial cinema is driven by non-commercial principles. Its final objective is to generate processes and share different visions of reality, not to seek economic benefit. Ideas are adapted to the existing resources. 

10. Collective authorship

Non-industrial cinema questions the idea of authorship linked to the figure of the director and proposes a tendency towards co-authorship, without hierarchies, among all the people involved in the process.

We are Julia Cortegana, Carmen Haro, Rocío Montaño, Bárbara Guerrero, Antonia Avalos, Lorena Iglesias, Miguel Rodríguez, Carlos Rivero, Alonso Valbuena, Manuel Palma, Pablo Hernando, Guillermo Etchemendi, Julián Génisson, Mauricio Fr, Noelia del Cid, Gabriel Mendoza, Belén Cerezo, Martín Domínguez, María Alcaide, Azul Aizenberg, Diego Cepeda, Daniel Méndez and Paula Sanmartín.

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