Mexico, Mar. 22 (Notimex).- The Ministry of Culture, the Commission of Culture and Cinematography of the Chamber of Deputies and Canacine join efforts to promote Mexican film productions and take them to marginalized communities.
In the framework of the first General Assembly of the Chamber in 2019, the deputy-minister of Cultural Development, Édgar San Juan, the president of the Culture Committee of the Chamber of Deputies, Sergio Mayer, and Canacine, agreed the promotion of national films in rural communities, as well as a series of agreements regarding the seventh art in Mexico.
They announced the second edition of the "Mexican Film Festival", from September 6 to 12. The Cinemex and Cinépolis chains, as in the first edition, together with independent cinemas and regional channels, will offer at least one room of each complex for the screening of Mexican productions, with a price of 20 pesos.
In addition, the intention is to take Mexican films to communities for free, which are far away and have no access to this type of entertainment, as well as to public offices and the Chamber of Deputies, a statement said.
Also, the increase in ticket office of Mexican and international films was announced by 21 percent and 9.6 percent, respectively, from January 1 to March 18 of this year.
The Mexican production "Mirreyes contra Godínez" stands out with a collection of 4.5 million tickets and 238 million pesos in revenue, placing it in the third global position of income and attendance, as part of the top 10 overall of films.
Likewise, the first impact study of the film industry in the Mexican economy was carried out by the Graduate Unit of the Faculty of Economics of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM, for its acronym in Spanish), led by the expert researcher and professor Dr. Clemente Ruíz.
This study highlights that the industry grew 8.4 percent on average in the last 10 years, while the general economy of Mexico only 2.1 percent.
The jobs were also favored, since the growth rate was four times higher in the field of the seventh art than in the rest of the country.
Finally, with the purpose that the Ministry of Culture and the IMCINE can respond to inquiries of stimuli and support for film production, the National Chamber of the Cinematographic Industry (Canacine, for its acronym in Spanish) formalized the creation of the delegations in the states of Veracruz , Guadalajara, Puebla and Tabasco, which will develop an agenda that benefits the production, distribution and exhibition of local films.