CINEXCUSA. Big film festival in a small town.
By tania medina
30 Sep 2012
In 2006, three young university students launch a film festival called CINEXCUSA, playing with the spanish words CINE (films), and SIN EXCUSA (no excuse).
They make a risky bet creating it in their hometown, the small Neiva, and they also decide using the films as a way to learn history and as a pretext to think about the national situation.
This year, the event thematic was discrimination, so both movies and discussion focus on that.
The audience has a lot of university students, but high school students, teachers, among others, attend.
Although it was on a small and not famous city, film lovers and mass medias of all around the country were really attentive to the festival features.
CINEXCUSA, an example of innovation and creativity that remind us that is still possible betting on art and culture.