By Sydney Levine | Sydneys Buzz March 19, 2014 at 8:00AM
Taking advantage of the impact that film has on modern society and aiming to promote a culture of tolerance and non- discrimination, the Guadalajara International Film Festival in ist 29th edition (FICG29) presents the Maguey Award (Premio Maguey) for the third consecutive year, an accolade to films whose narratives reveal an open sexuality, a cinema of acceptance towards sexual diversity in all its manifestations, cinema that gives a voice to "minorities" whom up to now have resisted oppression.
Maguey Award favors LGBTTTI cinema (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual,
Transsexual, Transvestite, Transgender, and Intersexual) that aims to
eradicate homophobia and sexual discrimination around the world.
A total of 18 films from 14 countries form the Official Selection compete for the Maguey Award 03. The titles are Free Fall (Germany), Snails in the Rain (Israel), The Dune aka La Dune (France/ Israel), Test (U.S.), Sarah Prefers To Run (Canada), Off Road (Italy), Four Moons aka Cuatro Lunas (Mexico), Gerontophilia (Canada), Out in the Line Up (Australia), Tom at the Farm (Canada/ France), Floating Skyscrapers (Poland), Ignasi M (Spain), Land of Storms (Hungary/ Germany), Getting Go; the Go Doc Project (U.S.), Julia (Germany/ Italy), Dual (Slovenia), the Winner of the Teddy Award 2014 The Way He Looks aka Hoje Eu Quero Voltar Sozinho (Brazil) ), and Bad Hair aka Pelo Malo (Venezuela).
Wieland Speck, founder of the Teddy Award and Director of the Panorama section at the Berlinale will be honored with the Trajectory Maguey Award.
As part of the activities around the Maguey Award to secure its promise of breaking social paradigms, a curated selection by Jürgen Brüning, director of the Porn Film Festival Berlin of the best Porn cinema will be presented.
In collaboration with the San Sebastian Film Festival and the Sebastianese Award, the Winner of the Concha de Oro Award, Bad Hair (Pelo Malo) will be screened. Also, in an alliance with the Teddy Award, like in the two previous editions, the winner of such award during its recent 28th edition, The Way He Looks, will also be shown.